December 21, 2018

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 16: Ask Me About My Fantasy Team Edition: The second-to-last week of the NFL season begins Saturday at 4:30 p.m. when Washington visits Tennessee. Show up early and Washington may let you start at quarterback. Things just got interesting in the SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em. Tron7 won the week with 76 and cut the lead of Truthhurts by 30. Only 14 points now separate them. Ic23b is in third place 39 back. Make your picks.

This Week's Games

Washington at Tennessee on Fox (Saturday)
Baltimore at L.A. Chargers on CBS (Saturday)
Cincinnati at Cleveland on CBS (Sunday)
Tampa Bay at Dallas on Fox (Sunday)
Minnesota at Detroit on Fox (Sunday)
N.Y. Giants at Indianapolis on Fox (Sunday)
Jacksonville at Miami on CBS (Sunday)
Buffalo at New England on CBS (Sunday)
Green Bay at N.Y. Jets on Fox (Sunday)
Houston at Philadelphia on CBS (Sunday)
Atlanta at Carolina on Fox (Sunday)
L.A. Rams at Arizona on Fox (Sunday)
Chicago at San Francisco on CBS (Sunday)
Pittsburgh at New Orleans on CBS (Sunday)
Kansas City at Seattle on NBC (Sunday)
Denver at Oakland on ESPN (Monday)

Last Week's Results

L.A. Chargers 29, Kansas City 28 (1 < 1 < 1)
Houston 29, N.Y. Jets 22 (5 < 7 < 9)
Cleveland 17, Denver 16 (1 < 1 < 1)
Atlanta 40, Arizona 14 (18 < 26 < 34)
Buffalo 14, Detroit 13 (1 < 1 < 1)
Chicago 24, Green Bay 17 (5 < 7 < 9)
Cincinnati 30, Oakland 16 (10 < 14 < 18)
Indianapolis 23, Dallas 0 (16 < 23 < 30)
Minnesota 41, Miami 17 (17 < 24 < 31)
Tennessee 17, N.Y. Giants 0 (12 < 17 < 22)
Washington 16, Jacksonville 13 (2 < 3 < 4)
Baltimore 20, Tampa Bay 12 (6 < 8 < 10)
San Francisco 26, Seattle 23 (2 < 3 < 4)
Pittsburgh 17, New England 10 (5 < 7 < 9)
Philadelphia 30, L.A. Rams 23 (5 < 7 < 9)
New Orleans 12, Carolina 9 (2 < 3 < 4)

Player Scores

9mmHeater's picks

L.A. Chargers by 5 [lock], 10 points
New Orleans by 9 [lock], 10 points

bender's picks

Kansas City by 10 [lock], -10 points
Houston by 14 [lock], 10 points
Denver by 3, 0 points
Atlanta by 13 [lock], 10 points
Buffalo by 2, 5 points
Chicago by 11 [lock], 10 points
Cincinnati by 5, 5 points
Dallas by 5, 0 points
Minnesota by 4, 5 points
Tennessee by 4, 5 points
Jacksonville by 7, 0 points
Baltimore by 4, 5 points
Seattle by 4, 0 points
New England by 5, 0 points
L.A. Rams by 10 [lock], -10 points
New Orleans by 7, 5 points

cixelsyd's picks

Kansas City by 4, 0 points
Houston by 6 [lock], 16 points
Cleveland by 3, 5 points
Atlanta by 7 [lock], 10 points
Buffalo by 4, 5 points
Chicago by 3, 5 points
Cincinnati by 7, 5 points
Dallas by 7 [lock], -10 points
Minnesota by 7 [lock], 10 points
N.Y. Giants by 4, 0 points
Jacksonville by 4, 0 points
Baltimore by 7 [lock], 16 points
Seattle by 9 [lock], -10 points
New England by 7, 0 points
L.A. Rams by 4, 0 points
New Orleans by 4, 8 points

grum@work's picks

Kansas City by 3, 0 points
Houston by 17 [lock], 10 points
Cleveland by 6, 5 points
Atlanta by 6, 5 points
Buffalo by 3, 5 points
Chicago by 7, 10 points
Cincinnati by 6, 5 points
Dallas by 7, 0 points
Miami by 9, 0 points
Tennessee by 7, 5 points
Washington by 13 [lock], 10 points
Baltimore by 7, 8 points
Seattle by 7, 0 points
New England by 3, 0 points
L.A. Rams by 11 [lock], -10 points
New Orleans by 17 [lock], 10 points

Howard_T's picks

Kansas City by 7, 0 points
Houston by 9, 8 points
Denver by 10, 0 points
Baltimore by 13 [lock], 10 points
Atlanta by 16 [lock], 10 points
Dallas by 6, 0 points
Minnesota by 14 [lock], 10 points
Buffalo by 5, 5 points
Chicago by 13 [lock], 10 points
Cincinnati by 6, 5 points
Jacksonville by 14, 0 points
Tennessee by 3, 5 points
Seattle by 17 [lock], -10 points
New England by 7, 0 points
L.A. Rams by 16 [lock], -10 points
New Orleans by 10, 5 points

ic23b's picks

Kansas City by 6, 0 points
Houston by 7, 10 points
Cleveland by 3, 5 points
Atlanta by 10 [lock], 10 points
Buffalo by 4, 5 points
Chicago by 13, 5 points
Oakland by 3, 0 points
Dallas by 3, 0 points
Minnesota by 14, 5 points
N.Y. Giants by 6, 0 points
Jacksonville by 3, 0 points
Baltimore by 17, 5 points
Seattle by 10 [lock], -10 points
New England by 6, 0 points
L.A. Rams by 10, 0 points
New Orleans by 13, 5 points

jagsnumberone's picks

Kansas City by 3 [lock], -10 points
Atlanta by 7 [lock], 10 points
Buffalo by 4 [lock], 10 points
Chicago by 5 [lock], 16 points
Cincinnati by 3 [lock], 10 points
Dallas by 3 [lock], -10 points
Minnesota by 7 [lock], 10 points
N.Y. Giants by 2 [lock], -10 points
Jacksonville by 6 [lock], -10 points
Baltimore by 10 [lock], 16 points
Seattle by 7 [lock], -10 points
Pittsburgh by 4 [lock], 10 points
L.A. Rams by 14 [lock], -10 points
New Orleans by 7 [lock], 10 points

NoMich's picks

L.A. Chargers by 6, 5 points
Houston by 7, 10 points
Denver by 5, 0 points

rcade's picks

Kansas City by 4, 0 points
Arizona by 7, 0 points
Detroit by 7, 0 points
Chicago by 7, 10 points
Cincinnati by 7, 5 points
Dallas by 7, 0 points
Minnesota by 7, 5 points
Tennessee by 7, 5 points
Jacksonville by 7, 0 points
Baltimore by 7, 8 points
Seattle by 7, 0 points
Pittsburgh by 7, 10 points
L.A. Rams by 7, 0 points
New Orleans by 7, 5 points

tahoemoj's picks

New Orleans by 14 [lock], 10 points

tommytrump's picks

Kansas City by 12 [lock], -10 points
Houston by 21 [lock], 10 points
Denver by 7 [lock], -10 points
Atlanta by 21 [lock], 16 points
Detroit by 14 [lock], -10 points
Green Bay by 7 [lock], -10 points
Cincinnati by 7 [lock], 10 points
Indianapolis by 7 [lock], 10 points
Miami by 7 [lock], -10 points
Tennessee by 7 [lock], 10 points
Jacksonville by 4 [lock], -10 points
Tampa Bay by 7 [lock], -10 points
Seattle by 17 [lock], -10 points
New England by 7 [lock], -10 points
L.A. Rams by 7 [lock], -10 points
New Orleans by 21 [lock], 10 points

tron7's picks

Kansas City by 3, 0 points
Houston by 3 [lock], 10 points
Denver by 3, 0 points
Atlanta by 10 [lock], 10 points
Buffalo by 3, 5 points
Chicago by 3, 5 points
Cincinnati by 8, 5 points
Indianapolis by 3, 5 points
Minnesota by 10 [lock], 10 points
N.Y. Giants by 6, 0 points
Jacksonville by 3, 0 points
Baltimore by 6 [lock], 16 points
Seattle by 7, 0 points
Pittsburgh by 7, 10 points
L.A. Rams by 10 [lock], -10 points
New Orleans by 7 [lock], 10 points

truthhurts's picks

Kansas City by 3, 0 points
Houston by 10, 5 points
Cleveland by 3, 5 points
Atlanta by 10 [lock], 10 points
Buffalo by 3, 5 points
Chicago by 6, 8 points
Cincinnati by 7, 5 points
Indianapolis by 3, 5 points
Minnesota by 7, 5 points
N.Y. Giants by 7, 0 points
Jacksonville by 10 [lock], -10 points
Baltimore by 7, 8 points
Seattle by 3, 0 points
New England by 3, 0 points
L.A. Rams by 10 [lock], -10 points
New Orleans by 14 [lock], 10 points

Standings

PlayerTotal ScoreThis Week
truthhurts106446
tron7105076
ic23b91940
Howard_T89448
rcade89148
bender86840
jagsnumberone86832
tahoemoj83710
grum@work82863
cixelsyd82860
NoMich65115
tommytrump599-34
9mmHeater39320
FLsportsman2080
holden1660
Goyoucolts1220
Boaz800
rumple280

Picks must be submitted in this discussion before the game's kickoff. So if you miss Thursday night's opener you can still choose the Sunday and Monday games.

posted by rcade to football at 07:06 PM - 16 comments

NFL Picks

Cleveland by 6
Dallas by 10 - LOCK
Minnesota by 3
Tennessee by 7 - LOCK
Indianapolis by 10 - LOCK
Jacksonville by 3
New England by 10 - LOCK
Green Bay by 6
Philadelphia by 7
Carolina by 6
Los Angeles Rams by 7 - LOCK
Los Angeles Chargers by 7
Chicago by 9 - LOCK
New Orleans by 6
Kansas City by 3
Denver by 3

posted by tron7 at 02:51 PM on December 21

NFL Picks

Atlanta by 14

Tennessee by 10

Chargers by 17

Dallas by 17

Minnesota by 3

Indianapolis by 6

Miami by 7

New England by 21

Green Bay by 14

Houston by 7

Cleveland by 11

Rams by 21

Chicago by 14

New Orleans by 10

Seattle by 2

Denver by 9

Lock 'em up, rcade !!

posted by tommytrump at 06:34 PM on December 21

For the record I did not check out tron's picks before doing mine

Washington at Tennessee Titans by 14 LOCK
Baltimore at L.A. Chargers Chargers by 6
Cincinnati at Cleveland Browns by 7
Tampa Bay at Dallas Cowboys by 14 LOCK
Minnesota at Detroit Vikings by 10 LOCK
N.Y. Giants at Indianapolis Colts by 5
Jacksonville at Miami Dolphins by 3
Buffalo at New England Patriots by 17 LOCK
Green Bay at N.Y. Jets Packers by 7
Houston at Philadelphia Eagles by 3
Atlanta at Carolina Falcons by 5
L.A. Rams at Arizona Rams by 17 LOCK
Chicago at San Francisco Bears by 10
Pittsburgh at New Orleans Saints by 7
Kansas City at Seattle Chiefs by 7
Denver at Oakland Broncos by 3

posted by truthhurts at 07:41 PM on December 21

Tennessee by 7
L.A. Chargers by 7

posted by NoMich at 08:03 PM on December 21

Washington by 3
L.A. Chargers by 12
Cleveland by 13

Dallas by 9
Minnesota by 10
Indianapolis by 17
Miami by 7
New England by 23
Green Bay by 7
Houston by 11
Atlanta by 7
L.A. Rams by 27
Chicago by 10
New Orleans by 10
Kansas City by 7
Denver by 13

posted by grum@work at 09:24 PM on December 21

Tennessee by 10 (LOCK)

L.A. Chargers by 6

Cleveland by 7 (LOCK)

Dallas by 3

Minnesota by 13 (LOCK)

Indianapolis by 10

Miami by 3

New England by 13 (LOCK)

Green Bay by 6

Philadelphia by 3

Atlanta by 7

L.A,Rams by 24 (LOCK)

Chicago by 17 (LOCK)

New Orleans by 3

Kansas City by 10

Denver by 6

posted by ic23b at 09:57 PM on December 21

Here we are sitting in 4th place, trying to make sure a certain individual who runs this thing didn't major in Creative Mathematics in college.

Native Americans were run out of Tennessee a couple of centuries ago. The trend will continue. Tennessee by 9

Ravens are corvids, same family as crows, jays, and the like, which are sociable birds. Sociability does not go very far on a football field. Los Angeles (American Conference) by 7

Two teams from the opposite corners of the state meet to determine the championship of Ohio. The Cuyahoga River is mightier than the Ohio. Cleveland by 6

No matter what else is going on with the Patriots, one cannot bet against them when they are at home. New England by 13

If this were the Rays vs the Rangers, the team from Florida might have a chance. Dallas by 15 LOCK

Panthers have a quarterback who is not healthy. Falcons don't do well on the road. Is Sunday to be different? Atlanta by 11

Colts are enjoying a resurgence, while Giants are experiencing something entirely different. Indianapolis by 10

Dolphind sctually have a slight chance of making it into the playoffs as the 2nd wild card. It will take some very strange things to happen, but it is possible. Jaguars, on the other hand, have a chance to get a very nice position in the draft. Miami by 17

Both teams go into this one with just one thought, "Is the season over yet?". New York (American Conference) by 3

Home and road records for the Texans are identical, 5-2. They need this one on the road to maintain the 2nd overall spot in the AFC, but the Eagles looked like they might have figured something out last week. Philadelphia by 8

Vikings are another team that has the prospect of getting into the playoffs as a wild card. Minnesota by 12

Bears will be the number 3 seed in the NFC no matter what they do. Will they rest some players? Keeping Trubisky off the field might be a good idea. Chicago by 9

Rams will be playing for a chance at the top spot in the NFC. Loa Angeles (National Conference) by 17 LOCK

Seahawks at home can be very difficult to beat, and they have finally begun to play well. Seattle by 4

A sort of memorial to what once was in the AFC West, this one offers very little of the former glory. Oakland by 6

posted by Howard_T at 11:40 PM on December 21

Tennessee by 4

L.A. Chargers by 7

Cleveland by 6 LOCK

Dallas by 7 (did I just pick Dallas to win a game in December?)

Minnesota by 4

Indianapolis by 7

Miami by 7 LOCK

New England by 4

Green Bay by 4

Philadelphia by 7

Carolina by 6

L.A. Rams by 14 LOCK

Chicago by 10 LOCK

Pittsburgh by 4

KC by 4 (now I'm betting against Russell in a big game?)

Denver by 4 (NFL serves us a Turkey on the 24th)

posted by cixelsyd at 12:49 AM on December 22

Howard_T, I like your style.

And not that I think I can come close to it on such short notice, and with such adeptness, I'm gonna give it hell anyway. ;-) But only on the 1st pick.

The Titans are a team of traitor's from Houston, TX & they've never run anyone out of Tennessee. Least of all, any American Indian's. Redskins by 6 LOCK

Chargers by 8 LOCK

Girls by 12 LOCK

Pats by 16 LOCK

Panthers by 6 LOCK

Fish by 10 LOCK

Indy by 20 LOCK

Texans by 5 LOCK

Lions by 7 LOCK

Browns by 2 LOCK

Rams by 8 LOCK

Bears by 11 LOCK

Steelers by 4 LOCK

Chiefs by 10 LOCK

Broncos by 11 LOCK

posted by 9mmHeater at 02:12 AM on December 22

Tennessee by 7 <-- lock
L.A. Chargers by 3 <-- lock
Cleveland by 7 <-- lock
Dallas by 7 <-- lock
Minnesota by 7 <-- lock
Indianapolis by 7 <-- lock
Miami by 7 <-- lock
New England by 7 <-- lock
N.Y. Jets by 7 <-- lock
Houston by 3 <-- lock
Atlanta by 7 <-- lock
L.A. Rams by 7 <-- lock
Chicago by 7 <-- lock
New Orleans by 3 <-- lock
Kansas City by 3 <-- lock
Denver by 7 <-- lock

posted by rcade at 11:03 AM on December 22

Tennessee by 13 LOCK

San...er... LA by 8

posted by tahoemoj at 11:14 AM on December 22

LOCK ALL OF THEM:

Tennessee by 3

LA Chargers by 4

Cleveland by 3

Dallas by 14

Minnesota by 3

Indianapolis by 7

Jacksonville by 3

New England by 10

Green Bay by 3

Philadelphia by 6

Atlanta by 2

LA Rams by 17

Chicago by 8

New Orleans by 4

Kansas City by 6

Denver by 3

posted by jagsnumberone at 02:19 PM on December 22

LOCK LA Chargers by 7 LOCK

posted by bender at 06:19 PM on December 22

LOCK LA Chargers by 7 LOCK
Cleveland by 3
Dallas by 3
Minnesota by 3
Indianapolis by 4
Miami by 3
LOCK New England by 14 LOCK
N.Y. Jets by 6
LOCK Houston by 10 LOCK
LOCK Atlanta by 10 LOCK
LOCK L.A. Rams by 21 LOCK

Chicago by 6
New Orleans by 4
Kansas City by 7
Oakland by 3

posted by bender at 02:12 AM on December 23

Cleveland by 10

Dallas by 14 LOCK

Minnesota by 7

Indianapolis by 17 LOCK

Jacksonville by 6

New England by 13 LOCK

Green Bay by 6

Houston by 3

Atlanta by 10

L.A. Rams by 13 LOCK

Chicago by 10 LOCK

New Orleans by 10

Kansas City by 6

Oakland by 3

posted by tahoemoj at 10:59 AM on December 23

For the record I did not check out tron's picks before doing mine

That's an interesting dilemma. When I'm in the lead near the end of a contest I usually pick early, figuring that anybody who checks my picks will see a slate heavy on selecting favorites, forcing them to take a risk on more underdogs.

When I'm close to the lead I usually avoid looking at the leader's picks to keep from going for too many underdogs.

This season I've avoided such concerns, so I just pick according to whims. I'm on a 3- or 7-point lock 'em all gimmick.

posted by rcade at 09:31 AM on December 24

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