October 16, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: J-E-T-S Edition: The NFL week begins Thursday with a Chiefs visit to the Broncos that's a lot more interesting than it was two weeks ago. In our Pick 'Em, the top three remain the same: Jagsnumberone, Cixelsyd and Ic23b. Wfrazerjr wins the week with 68.

This Week's Games

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

Last Week's Results

New England 35, N.Y. Giants 14 (15 < 21 < 27)
Carolina 37, Tampa Bay 26 (8 < 11 < 14)
Seattle 32, Cleveland 28 (3 < 4 < 5)
Houston 31, Kansas City 24 (5 < 7 < 9)
Washington 17, Miami 16 (1 < 1 < 1)
Minnesota 38, Philadelphia 20 (13 < 18 < 23)
New Orleans 13, Jacksonville 6 (5 < 7 < 9)
Baltimore 23, Cincinnati 17 (4 < 6 < 8)
San Francisco 20, L.A. Rams 7 (9 < 13 < 17)
Arizona 34, Atlanta 33 (1 < 1 < 1)
Denver 16, Tennessee 0 (11 < 16 < 21)
N.Y. Jets 24, Dallas 22 (1 < 2 < 3)
Pittsburgh 24, L.A. Chargers 17 (5 < 7 < 9)
Green Bay 23, Detroit 22 (1 < 1 < 1)

Player Scores

bender's picks

New England by 17 [lock], 16 points
Tampa Bay by 7, 0 points
Cleveland by 3, 0 points
Kansas City by 18 [lock], -10 points
Miami by 7, 0 points
Philadelphia by 4, 0 points
New Orleans by 4, 5 points
Baltimore by 13 [lock], 10 points
L.A. Rams by 14 [lock], -10 points
Atlanta by 3, 0 points
Denver by 4, 5 points
Dallas by 7, 0 points
L.A. Chargers by 10 [lock], -10 points
Green Bay by 6, 5 points

Boaz's picks

New England by 14 [lock], 10 points
Tampa Bay by 14, 0 points
Seattle by 7, 5 points
Kansas City by 10 [lock], -10 points
Washington by 10 [lock], 10 points
Philadelphia by 7, 0 points
New Orleans by 10, 5 points
Baltimore by 7, 8 points
L.A. Rams by 10 [lock], -10 points
Atlanta by 7, 0 points
Tennessee by 3, 0 points
Dallas by 14 [lock], -10 points
L.A. Chargers by 10, 0 points
Green Bay by 7, 5 points

cixelsyd's picks

New England by 13 [lock], 10 points
Carolina by 4, 5 points
Seattle by 10 [lock], 10 points
Kansas City by 7, 0 points
Washington by 3, 5 points
Philadelphia by 7, 0 points
New Orleans by 7, 10 points
Baltimore by 7, 8 points
San Francisco by 4, 5 points
Atlanta by 3, 0 points
Denver by 4, 5 points
Dallas by 17 [lock], -10 points
L.A. Chargers by 6, 0 points
Green Bay by 9, 5 points

cl's picks

New England by 14 [lock], 10 points
Tampa Bay by 3, 0 points
Seattle by 6, 5 points
Kansas City by 10 [lock], -10 points
Washington by 6, 5 points
Philadelphia by 6, 0 points
Jacksonville by 3, 0 points
Baltimore by 10 [lock], 10 points
L.A. Rams by 7, 0 points
Atlanta by 7, 0 points
Denver by 6, 5 points
Dallas by 14 [lock], -10 points
L.A. Chargers by 7 [lock], -10 points
Green Bay by 10 [lock], 10 points
New England by 14 [lock], 10 points
Tampa Bay by 3, 0 points
Seattle by 6, 5 points
Kansas City by 10 [lock], -10 points
Washington by 6, 5 points
Philadelphia by 6, 0 points
Jacksonville by 3, 0 points
Baltimore by 10 [lock], 10 points
L.A. Rams by 7, 0 points
Atlanta by 7, 0 points
Denver by 6, 5 points
Dallas by 14 [lock], -10 points
L.A. Chargers by 7 [lock], -10 points
Green Bay by 10 [lock], 10 points

grum@work's picks

New England by 17 [lock], 16 points
Tampa Bay by 3, 0 points
Seattle by 6, 5 points
Kansas City by 7, 0 points
Washington by 7, 5 points
Philadelphia by 9 [lock], -10 points
New Orleans by 10 [lock], 10 points
Baltimore by 14 [lock], 10 points
San Francisco by 3, 5 points
Atlanta by 6, 0 points
Tennessee by 9, 0 points
Dallas by 13 [lock], -10 points
L.A. Chargers by 10, 0 points
Green Bay by 7, 5 points

Howard_T's picks

New England by 12 [lock], 10 points
Carolina by 4, 5 points
Baltimore by 14 [lock], 10 points
Minnesota by 6, 5 points
Washington by 3, 5 points
New Orleans by 10, 5 points
Seattle by 13, 5 points
Kansas City by 9, 0 points
San Francisco by 12, 8 points
Atlanta by 10, 0 points
Dallas by 16 [lock], -10 points
Denver by 7, 5 points
L.A. Chargers by 13, 0 points
Green Bay by 13, 5 points

ic23b's picks

New England by 23 [lock], 16 points
Carolina by 3, 5 points
Seattle by 10, 5 points
Kansas City by 6, 0 points
Washington by 3, 5 points
Minnesota by 3, 5 points
New Orleans by 4, 5 points
Baltimore by 18 [lock], 10 points
San Francisco by 3, 5 points
Arizona by 3, 5 points
Denver by 7, 5 points
Dallas by 12 [lock], -10 points
L.A. Chargers by 3, 0 points
Detroit by 3, 0 points

jagsnumberone's picks

New England by 20 [lock], 16 points
Carolina by 7, 5 points
Seattle by 3 [lock], 16 points
Kansas City by 10, 0 points
Washington by 6, 5 points
Minnesota by 4, 5 points
Jacksonville by 3, 0 points
Baltimore by 17 [lock], 10 points
L.A. Rams by 6, 0 points
Atlanta by 4, 0 points
Denver by 6, 5 points
Dallas by 21 [lock], -10 points
L.A. Chargers by 3, 0 points
Green Bay by 3, 5 points

NoMich's picks

New England by 14 [lock], 10 points
Carolina by 8, 8 points
Seattle by 6, 5 points
Kansas City by 7, 0 points
Miami by 6, 0 points
Philadelphia by 6, 0 points
New Orleans by 5, 8 points
Baltimore by 14 [lock], 10 points
L.A. Rams by 4, 0 points
Atlanta by 5, 0 points
Tennessee by 4, 0 points
Dallas by 14 [lock], -10 points
L.A. Chargers by 10 [lock], -10 points
Green Bay by 8, 5 points

rcade's picks

New England by 14 [lock], 10 points
Tampa Bay by 3, 0 points
Seattle by 7, 5 points
Kansas City by 7, 0 points
Washington by 3, 5 points
Minnesota by 7, 5 points
New Orleans by 3, 5 points
Baltimore by 14 [lock], 10 points
L.A. Rams by 7, 0 points
Atlanta by 3, 0 points
Denver by 3, 5 points
Dallas by 7 [lock], -10 points
L.A. Chargers by 7, 0 points
Green Bay by 6, 5 points

rumple's picks

New England by 35, 5 points
Carolina by 5, 5 points
Seattle by 13 [lock], 10 points
Kansas City by 19 [lock], -10 points
Washington by 3, 5 points
Minnesota by 6, 5 points
Jacksonville by 5, 0 points
Baltimore by 13 [lock], 10 points
San Francisco by 3, 5 points
Arizona by 7, 5 points
Denver by 5, 5 points
Dallas by 14 [lock], -10 points
L.A. Chargers by 4, 0 points
Green Bay by 13 [lock], 10 points

tahoemoj's picks

New England by 10 [lock], 10 points
Tampa Bay by 6 [lock], -10 points
Seattle by 13 [lock], 10 points
Kansas City by 4 [lock], -10 points
Washington by 3 [lock], 10 points
Minnesota by 8 [lock], 10 points
New Orleans by 9 [lock], 16 points
Baltimore by 17 [lock], 10 points
San Francisco by 4 [lock], 10 points
Arizona by 3 [lock], 10 points
Tennessee by 6 [lock], -10 points
Dallas by 17 [lock], -10 points
L.A. Chargers by 10 [lock], -10 points
Green Bay by 7 [lock], 10 points

tommytrump's picks

New England by 28, 5 points
Carolina by 4, 5 points
Seattle by 2, 5 points
Kansas City by 8, 0 points
Washington by 4, 5 points
Philadelphia by 3, 0 points
New Orleans by 5, 8 points
Baltimore by 3, 5 points
L.A. Rams by 7, 0 points
Atlanta by 7, 0 points
Denver by 12, 8 points
Dallas by 21, 0 points
L.A. Chargers by 10, 0 points
Green Bay by 4, 5 points

tron7's picks

New England by 20 [lock], 16 points
Carolina by 6, 5 points
Seattle by 8, 5 points
Kansas City by 7, 0 points
Washington by 3, 5 points
Philadelphia by 6, 0 points
New Orleans by 6, 8 points
Baltimore by 14 [lock], 10 points
San Francisco by 3, 5 points
Arizona by 3, 5 points
Denver by 3, 5 points
Dallas by 17 [lock], -10 points
L.A. Chargers by 6 [lock], -10 points
Green Bay by 3, 5 points

Ufez Jones's picks

New England by 24 [lock], 16 points
Tampa Bay by 4, 0 points
Seattle by 10, 5 points
Kansas City by 6, 0 points
Miami by 3, 0 points
Minnesota by 6, 5 points
New Orleans by 7, 10 points
Baltimore by 9, 5 points
L.A. Rams by 7, 0 points
Atlanta by 4, 0 points
Denver by 5, 5 points
Dallas by 13 [lock], -10 points
L.A. Chargers by 9 [lock], -10 points
Green Bay by 3, 5 points

wfrazerjr's picks

New England by 16, 8 points
Tampa Bay by 3, 0 points
Seattle by 4, 10 points
Kansas City by 8, 0 points
Washington by 2, 5 points
Minnesota by 4 [lock], 10 points
New Orleans by 2, 5 points
Baltimore by 6 [lock], 20 points
L.A. Rams by 2, 0 points
Atlanta by 3, 0 points
Tennessee by 3, 0 points
Dallas by 11, 0 points
L.A. Chargers by 6, 0 points
Green Bay by 5 [lock], 10 points

Standings

PlayerTotal ScoreThis Week
jagsnumberone42757
cixelsyd39953
ic23b39556
tron738649
wfrazerjr38068
Howard_T36653
grum@work36536
rcade35040
NoMich34326
Ufez Jones33331
rumple33045
tommytrump32646
tahoemoj32246
bender23711
cl23430
Boaz20413
jjzucal1640
truthhurts1480

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 12:00 AM - 24 comments

I should have 8 more points. I "locked" the New England game and it doesn't show that. Thanks in advance.

posted by jagsnumberone at 01:22 AM on October 16

Kansas City by 6

L.A.Rams by 4

Buffalo by 14 (LOCK)

Cincinnati by 3

The (got screwed again) Detroit Lions by 3

The(lucky as always) Green Bay by 3

Indianapolis by 4

Arizona by 3

San Francisco by 23 (LOCK)

L.A.Chargers by 7

Chicago by 3

Seattle by 3

Philadelphia by 10

New England by 18 (LOCK)

posted by ic23b at 02:07 AM on October 16

THURSDAY
Denver by 6

posted by NoMich at 07:43 AM on October 16

Kansas City by 3
L.A. Rams by 6
Buffalo by 9
Jacksonville by 3
Detroit by 7
Green Bay by 10
Houston by 7
N.Y. Giants by 3
San Francisco by 17
Tennessee by 6
New Orleans by 3
Baltimore by 3
Dallas by 6
New England by 21

posted by grum@work at 09:05 AM on October 16

Kansas City by 21

L.A. Rams by 17

Buffalo by 17

Cincinnati by 4

Detroit by 3

Green Bay by 14

Houston by 11

N.Y. Giants by 6

San Francisco by 24

L.A. Chargers by 21

New Orleans by 8

Seattle by 5

Philadelphia by 2

New England by 31

posted by tommytrump at 09:32 AM on October 16

Kansas City at Denver on Fox (Thursday)
L.A. Rams at Atlanta on Fox (Sunday) Rams by 10 LOCK
Miami at Buffalo on CBS (Sunday)Buffalo by 14 LOCK
Jacksonville at Cincinnati on CBS (Sunday) Cincinnati by 7
Minnesota at Detroit on Fox (Sunday)Minnesota by 6
Oakland at Green Bay on CBS (Sunday) Green Bay by 7
Houston at Indianapolis on CBS (Sunday) Houston by 10
Arizona at N.Y. Giants on Fox (Sunday) Giants by 7
San Francisco at Washington on Fox (Sunday) San Fran by 21 LOCK
L.A. Chargers at Tennessee on CBS (Sunday) Chargers by 3
New Orleans at Chicago on Fox (Sunday) New Orleans by 7
Baltimore at Seattle on CBS (Sunday) Seattle by 7
Philadelphia at Dallas on NBC (Sunday) Dallas by 7
New England at N.Y. Jets on ESPN (Sunday) New England by 14 LOCK

posted by Boaz at 01:49 PM on October 16

Whew! My "lock-em-all" approach in a week full of upsets didn't hurt me as badly as I thought it might! Still looking up at the pack though...and now for my picks and best Howard_T impression:

Kansas City by 3 (Is it just me, or have defenses figured out how to stop Mahomes and co.?)

Atlanta by 5 (When the completely resistible force comes up against an imminently movable object...)

Buffalo by 13 LOCK (the entire AFC East should be relegated, with one notable exception)

Jacksonville by 17 LOCK (continuing the Bengals pattern of close loss...blowout loss...close loss...blowout loss...close loss...enter Minshew and DJ Chark do do do do do DO)

Minnesota by 10 (good Purple D and timely bad calls will sink Detroit)

Green Bay by 8 (I dunno what to think about the Raiders this season..maybe Chucky's getting a bit of his mojo back?)

Houston by 14 (Will it be Houston's O or D that shows up Sunday? Doesn't matter)

N.Y. Giants by 3 (Jones/Barkley > Murray?)

San Francisco by 20 LOCK (all of the insufferable Niners fans here in Reno have laid dormant for the past 5 years or so...and now they're back)

L.A. Chargers by 3 (Tannehill gets the start, and will prove that 2 mediocre quarterbacks don't equal 1 viable starter)

New Orleans by 10 (the Saints D has people saying "Drew Brees...who dat?")

Baltimore by 4 (Carroll and Wilson are denied the sweep of the AFC North)

Philadelphia by 6 (Jerry Jones' pain is like sweet ambrosia to most casual NFL fans)

New England by 20 LOCK (Darnold returns to earth)

posted by tahoemoj at 02:34 PM on October 16

Kansas City by 3
L.A. Rams by 6
Buffalo by 10 - LOCK
Jacksonville by 3
Detroit by 3
Green Bay by 10 - LOCK
Houston by 6
N.Y. Giants by 6
San Francisco by 14 - LOCK
L.A. Chargers by 6
Chicago by 3
Seattle by 3
Dallas by 8
New England by 13 - LOCK

posted by tron7 at 06:17 PM on October 16

KC by 9

Remainder to follow

posted by cixelsyd at 09:10 PM on October 16

Kansas City by 4

LA Rams by 3

Buffalo by 7 LOCK

Jacksonville by 17 LOCK

Detroit by 3

Green Bay by 6

Indianapolis by 4

NY Giants by 7

San Francisco by 6

LA Chargers by 4 LOCK

New Orleans by 7 LOCK

Seattle by 6 LOCK

Philadelphia by 7

New England by 6 LOCK

PS. I hope you saw my note above about last weeks scoring. Thanks.

posted by jagsnumberone at 01:52 AM on October 17

KC by 13 LOCK

posted by rumple at 02:12 AM on October 17

I've corrected Jagsnumberone's score to reflect the New England lock.

My pick tonight: Kansas City by 10 (lock)

posted by rcade at 11:08 AM on October 17

Kansas City by 5

posted by bender at 03:08 PM on October 17

So here we sit as the bottom end of the top 1/3 in the standings. Comfortable here? hardly. A certain grum fellow is but a point behind me, and there's still a long way to go in the season. March on, stout fellow.

Broncos vs Chiefs is as close as one can come to a traditional rivalry in the AFC. KC has uncharacteristically slumped in its last 2 games, while Denver seems to be slowly improving. The altitude in Denver is no joke. Denver by 3

If the 49ers charter flight is not seized by an alien craft, the outcome of this one is sure. San Francisco by 22 LOCK

Reinforcements coming for the G-men. New York (National Conference) by 10

Tanking? Oh no, that never happens (wink wink). Buffalo by 14 LOCK

Train wreck meets the Titanic. Jacksonville by 7

What will it take for Packers to win this one? Perhaps another offering to the gods of officiating? Green Bay by 11

How does one figure out the Falcons? Inconsistency is the key here. Los Angeles (National Conference) by 6

Some say that with the recent stumbles by KC, Texans are now the 2nd best team in the AFC. Colts have a very solid case to dispute that assessment. Indianapolis by 3

Lions are still shaking their heads after last week. Minnesota by 6

What is wrong with this team? (question is applicable to both) Tennessee by 7

Ravens have been known to gang up on raptors that violate their territory. The raptors usually just fly on. Seahawks will not turn away. Seattle by 10

It's late October and there's frost on the ground. That means that it's time to hibernate. New Orleans by 6

I cannot believe that the Cowboys lost to the dog-ass Jets. Disgusting! Philadelphia by 3

So now the Jets feel they can beat anyone. Really? New England by 16 LOCK

Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery.

posted by Howard_T at 03:23 PM on October 17

KC by 3

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:55 PM on October 17

Kansas City by 5
L.A. Rams by 7
LOCK Buffalo by 9 LOCK
Jacksonville by 3
Detroit by 3
LOCK Green Bay by 7 LOCK
Houston by 7
N.Y. Giants by 6
San Francisco by 7
L.A. Chargers by 3
New Orleans by 7
Baltimore by 3
Dallas by 7
LOCK New England by 12 LOCK

posted by bender at 06:30 PM on October 17

Kansas City by 6

posted by cl at 08:35 PM on October 17

Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery.

And intended as such, I assure you!

posted by tahoemoj at 02:19 PM on October 18

Atlanta by 3

Buffalo by 14 LOCK

Jacksonville by 3

Minnesota by 6

Green Bay by 17 LOCK

Houston by 3

N.Y. Giants by 9

San Francisco by 7

Tennessee by 3

Chicago by 11 LOCK

Seattle by 9 LOCK

Dallas by 10 LOCK

New England by 17 LOCK

posted by rumple at 06:19 PM on October 18

Atlanta by 3
Buffalo by 14 *lock*
Jacksonville by 6
Detroit by 7
Green Bay by 7
Houston by 6
N.Y. Giants by 6
San Francisco by 10 *lock*
L.A. Chargers by 6
Chicago by 7
Baltimore by 6
Philadelphia by 10
New England by 10 *lock*

posted by cl at 04:06 PM on October 19

L.A. Rams by 4

Buffalo by 6 LOCK

Jacksonville by 4

Detroit by 3

Green Bay by 9 LOCK

Houston by 7

N.Y. Giants by4

San Francisco by 19 LOCK

L.A. Chargers by 3

New Orleans by 7

Seattle by 6

Philadelphia by 7

New England by 13 LOCK

posted by cixelsyd at 11:46 PM on October 19

L.A. Rams by 3
Buffalo by 10 (lock)
Jacksonville by 3
Detroit by 3
Green Bay by 3
Houston by 7
N.Y. Giants by 7
San Francisco by 13 (lock)
L.A. Chargers by 7
Chicago by 4
Seattle by 7 (lock)
Dallas by 3
New England by 7 (lock)

I'm going with an upset win for the Lions, who deserved to bring one home from Lambeau last week. I want to pick the Raiders to do what the Lions couldn't at Lambeau with Davante Adams out and Geronimo Allison questionable, but Aaron Rodgers will discount double-check a way.

I'm surprised Indianapolis is favored over Houston by both Vegas (-1) and 538 (51%), though it's a coin flip for both. I'm going Texans.

The Chargers/Titans game in Nashville has an interesting split. Tennessee has the line at -2.5 and 538 at 55%, but the collective will of Yahoo is 70% L.A. I agree with the collective. The Flaming Thumbtacks are exactly where this bitter 1999 AFC Championship Game attendee wants to see them -- flailing and feckless.

No Patriots loss this week (heavy sigh). If you're also wondering when New England might get a first loss this season, they play Cleveland, Baltimore (road), Philly (road), Dallas, Houston (road) and Kansas City after this Jets game. I see 1-2 losses as a pretty reasonable hope if somebody can hit their thermal exhaust port.

posted by rcade at 09:19 AM on October 20

SUNDAY
L.A. Rams by 5
Buffalo by 14
Cincinnati by 4
Detroit by 4
Green Bay by 7
Houston by 6
N.Y. Giants by 5
San Francisco by 7
L.A. Chargers by 5
Chicago by 6
Seattle by 6
Dallas by 6

MONDAY
New England by 12

posted by NoMich at 09:58 AM on October 20

Full picks:
KC by 3
Falcons by 4
Bills by 14 (LOCK)
Jaguars by 3
Vikings by 6
Packers by 10 (LOCK)
Colts by 3
Giants by 7
49ers by 10 (LOCK)
Titans by 3
Bears by 4
Seahawks by 7 (LOCK)
Eagles by 3
Patriots by 6

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:45 PM on October 20

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