October 23, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 8: Seeing Ghosts Edition: Washington visits Minnesota Thursday night as the NFL nears the halfway turn. In our contest Jagsnumberone keeps the lead, but Cixelsyd cuts the lead by six and is 22 back. Tron7 climbs into third. Tahoemoj wins the week with 77. Make your picks with the confidence of the New England secondary when Sam Darnold attempted a pass.

This Week's Games

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

Last Week's Results

Kansas City 30, Denver 6 (17 < 24 < 31)
L.A. Rams 37, Atlanta 10 (19 < 27 < 35)
Buffalo 31, Miami 21 (7 < 10 < 13)
Jacksonville 27, Cincinnati 17 (7 < 10 < 13)
Minnesota 42, Detroit 30 (8 < 12 < 16)
Green Bay 42, Oakland 24 (13 < 18 < 23)
Indianapolis 30, Houston 23 (5 < 7 < 9)
Arizona 27, N.Y. Giants 21 (4 < 6 < 8)
San Francisco 9, Washington 0 (6 < 9 < 12)
Tennessee 23, L.A. Chargers 20 (2 < 3 < 4)
New Orleans 36, Chicago 25 (8 < 11 < 14)
Baltimore 30, Seattle 16 (10 < 14 < 18)
Dallas 37, Philadelphia 10 (19 < 27 < 35)
New England 33, N.Y. Jets 0 (23 < 33 < 43)

Player Scores

bender's picks

Kansas City by 5, 5 points
L.A. Rams by 7, 5 points
Buffalo by 9 [lock], 16 points
Jacksonville by 3, 5 points
Detroit by 3, 0 points
Green Bay by 7 [lock], 10 points
Houston by 7, 0 points
N.Y. Giants by 6, 0 points
San Francisco by 7, 8 points
L.A. Chargers by 3, 0 points
New Orleans by 7, 5 points
Baltimore by 3, 5 points
Dallas by 7, 5 points
New England by 12 [lock], 10 points

Boaz's picks

L.A. Rams by 10 [lock], 10 points
Buffalo by 14 [lock], 10 points
Cincinnati by 7, 0 points
Minnesota by 6, 5 points
Green Bay by 7, 5 points
Houston by 10, 0 points
N.Y. Giants by 7, 0 points
San Francisco by 21 [lock], 10 points
L.A. Chargers by 3, 0 points
New Orleans by 7, 5 points
Seattle by 7, 0 points
Dallas by 7, 5 points
New England by 14 [lock], 10 points

cixelsyd's picks

Kansas City by 9, 5 points
L.A. Rams by 4, 5 points
Buffalo by 6 [lock], 10 points
Jacksonville by 4, 5 points
Detroit by 3, 0 points
Green Bay by 9 [lock], 10 points
Houston by 7, 0 points
N.Y. Giants by 4, 0 points
San Francisco by 19 [lock], 10 points
L.A. Chargers by 3, 0 points
New Orleans by 7, 5 points
Seattle by 6, 0 points
Philadelphia by 7, 0 points
New England by 13 [lock], 10 points

cl's picks

Kansas City by 6, 5 points
Atlanta by 3, 0 points
Buffalo by 14 [lock], 10 points
Jacksonville by 6, 5 points
Detroit by 7, 0 points
Green Bay by 7, 5 points
Houston by 6, 0 points
N.Y. Giants by 6, 0 points
San Francisco by 10 [lock], 16 points
L.A. Chargers by 6, 0 points
Chicago by 7, 0 points
Baltimore by 6, 5 points
Philadelphia by 10, 0 points
New England by 10 [lock], 10 points

grum@work's picks

Kansas City by 3, 5 points
L.A. Rams by 6, 5 points
Buffalo by 9, 8 points
Jacksonville by 3, 5 points
Detroit by 7, 0 points
Green Bay by 10, 5 points
Houston by 7, 0 points
N.Y. Giants by 3, 0 points
San Francisco by 17 [lock], 10 points
Tennessee by 6, 5 points
New Orleans by 3, 5 points
Baltimore by 3, 5 points
Dallas by 6, 5 points
New England by 21 [lock], 10 points

Howard_T's picks

Denver by 3, 0 points
San Francisco by 22 [lock], 10 points
N.Y. Giants by 10, 0 points
Buffalo by 14 [lock], 10 points
Jacksonville by 7, 8 points
Green Bay by 11, 5 points
L.A. Chargers by 6, 0 points
Indianapolis by 3, 5 points
Minnesota by 6, 5 points
Tennessee by 7, 5 points
Seattle by 10, 0 points
New Orleans by 6, 5 points
Philadelphia by 3, 0 points
New England by 16 [lock], 10 points

ic23b's picks

Kansas City by 6, 5 points
L.A. Rams by 4, 5 points
Buffalo by 14 [lock], 10 points
Cincinnati by 3, 0 points
Detroit by 3, 0 points
Green Bay by 3, 5 points
Indianapolis by 4, 5 points
Arizona by 3, 5 points
San Francisco by 23 [lock], 10 points
L.A. Chargers by 7, 0 points
Chicago by 3, 0 points
Seattle by 3, 0 points
Philadelphia by 10, 0 points
New England by 18 [lock], 10 points

jagsnumberone's picks

Kansas City by 4, 5 points
L.A. Rams by 3, 5 points
Buffalo by 7 [lock], 16 points
Jacksonville by 17 [lock], 10 points
Detroit by 3, 0 points
Green Bay by 6, 5 points
Indianapolis by 4, 5 points
N.Y. Giants by 7, 0 points
San Francisco by 6, 8 points
L.A. Chargers by 4 [lock], -10 points
New Orleans by 7 [lock], 10 points
Seattle by 6 [lock], -10 points
Philadelphia by 7, 0 points
New England by 6 [lock], 10 points

NoMich's picks

Denver by 6, 0 points
L.A. Rams by 5, 5 points
Buffalo by 14 [lock], 10 points
Cincinnati by 4, 0 points
Detroit by 4, 0 points
Green Bay by 7, 5 points
Houston by 6, 0 points
N.Y. Giants by 5, 0 points
San Francisco by 7, 8 points
L.A. Chargers by 5, 0 points
Chicago by 6, 0 points
Seattle by 6, 0 points
Dallas by 6, 5 points
New England by 12 [lock], 10 points

rcade's picks

Kansas City by 10 [lock], 10 points
L.A. Rams by 3, 5 points
Buffalo by 10 [lock], 20 points
Jacksonville by 3, 5 points
Detroit by 3, 0 points
Green Bay by 3, 5 points
Houston by 7, 0 points
N.Y. Giants by 7, 0 points
San Francisco by 13 [lock], 10 points
L.A. Chargers by 7, 0 points
Chicago by 4, 0 points
Seattle by 7 [lock], -10 points
Dallas by 3, 5 points
New England by 7 [lock], 10 points

rumple's picks

Kansas City by 13 [lock], 10 points
Atlanta by 3, 0 points
Buffalo by 14 [lock], 10 points
Jacksonville by 3, 5 points
Minnesota by 6, 5 points
Green Bay by 17 [lock], 16 points
Houston by 3, 0 points
N.Y. Giants by 9, 0 points
San Francisco by 7, 8 points
Tennessee by 3, 10 points
Chicago by 11 [lock], -10 points
Seattle by 9 [lock], -10 points
Dallas by 10 [lock], 10 points
New England by 17 [lock], 10 points

tahoemoj's picks

Kansas City by 3, 5 points
Atlanta by 5, 0 points
Buffalo by 13 [lock], 16 points
Jacksonville by 17 [lock], 10 points
Minnesota by 10, 8 points
Green Bay by 8, 5 points
Houston by 14, 0 points
N.Y. Giants by 3, 0 points
San Francisco by 20 [lock], 10 points
L.A. Chargers by 3, 0 points
New Orleans by 10, 8 points
Baltimore by 4, 5 points
Philadelphia by 6, 0 points
New England by 20 [lock], 10 points

tommytrump's picks

Kansas City by 21, 8 points
L.A. Rams by 17, 5 points
Buffalo by 17, 5 points
Cincinnati by 4, 0 points
Detroit by 3, 0 points
Green Bay by 14, 8 points
Houston by 11, 0 points
N.Y. Giants by 6, 0 points
San Francisco by 24, 5 points
L.A. Chargers by 21, 0 points
New Orleans by 8, 8 points
Seattle by 5, 0 points
Philadelphia by 2, 0 points
New England by 31, 8 points

tron7's picks

Kansas City by 3, 5 points
L.A. Rams by 6, 5 points
Buffalo by 10 [lock], 20 points
Jacksonville by 3, 5 points
Detroit by 3, 0 points
Green Bay by 10 [lock], 10 points
Houston by 6, 0 points
N.Y. Giants by 6, 0 points
San Francisco by 14 [lock], 10 points
L.A. Chargers by 6, 0 points
Chicago by 3, 0 points
Seattle by 3, 0 points
Dallas by 8, 5 points
New England by 13 [lock], 10 points

Ufez Jones's picks

Kansas City by 3, 5 points
Atlanta by 4, 0 points
Buffalo by 14 [lock], 10 points
Jacksonville by 3, 5 points
Minnesota by 6, 5 points
Green Bay by 10 [lock], 10 points
Indianapolis by 3, 5 points
N.Y. Giants by 7, 0 points
San Francisco by 10 [lock], 16 points
Tennessee by 3, 10 points
Chicago by 4, 0 points
Seattle by 7 [lock], -10 points
Philadelphia by 3, 0 points
New England by 6, 5 points

Standings

PlayerTotal ScoreThis Week
jagsnumberone48154
cixelsyd45960
tron745670
ic23b45055
grum@work43368
Howard_T42963
rcade41060
tahoemoj39977
rumple39464
Ufez Jones39461
NoMich38643
wfrazerjr3800
tommytrump37347
bender31174
cl29056
Boaz26460
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 - 22 comments

Minnesota by 10
Seattle by 13
Buffalo by 3
Chicago by 3
Detroit by 10
Tennessee by 6
Indianapolis by 9
L.A. Rams by 13
New Orleans by 10
Jacksonville by 13
San Francisco by 13
New England by 17
Houston by 13
Green Bay by 10
Pittsburgh by 10

posted by grum@work at 06:52 AM on October 23

Minnesota by 13

Seattle by 20

Buffalo by 4

L.A. Chargers by 7

Detroit by 7

Tampa Bay by 2

Indianapolis by 5

L.A. Rams by 28

New Orleans by 7

Jacksonville by7

San Francisco by 11

New England by 19

Houston by 9

Green Bay by 14

Pittsburgh by 17

posted by tommytrump at 08:33 AM on October 23

Minnesota by 10 LOCK

Seattle by 4

Buffalo by 7

Chicago by 6

Detroit by 4

Tampa Bay by 3

Indianapolis by 7

L.A. Rams by 4 LOCK

New Orleans by 6 LOCK

Jacksonville by 7 LOCK

San Francisco by 7 LOCK

New England by 9 LOCK

Houston by 3

Green Bay by 9

Pittsburgh by 9 LOCK

posted by cixelsyd at 10:03 AM on October 23

Minnesota by 17 (LOCK)

Seattle by 3

Buffalo by 3

Chicago by 10

Detroit by 12

Tennessee by 6

Indianapolis by 17 (LOCK)

L.A.Rams by 21 (LOCK)

New Orleans by 14 (LOCK)

Jacksonville by 4

San Francisco by 6

New England by 24 (LOCK)

Oakland by 7

Kansas City by 3

Pittsburgh by 6

posted by ic23b at 12:39 PM on October 23

Joe Flacco is the worst QB I have ever had to root for. Bring back Tebow.

Minnesota by 14 - LOCK
Seattle by 6
Philadelphia by 3
Chicago by 3
Detroit by 7
Tampa Bay by 3
Indianapolis by 3
L.A. Rams by 14 - LOCK
New Orleans by 10 - LOCK
Jacksonville by 6
San Francisco by 3
New England by 20 - LOCK
Houston by 6
Green Bay by 3
Pittsburgh by 10 - LOCK

posted by tron7 at 12:43 PM on October 23

Minnesota by 18 LOCK

Seattle by 9 LOCK

Philadelphia by 4

L.A. Chargers by 6

Detroit by 10

Tennessee by 13

Indianapolis by 7

L.A. Rams by 13 LOCK

New Orleans by 17 LOCK

Jacksonville by 11

San Francisco by 10

New England by 17 LOCK

Oakland by 6

Green Bay by 10

Pittsburgh by 17 LOCK

posted by tahoemoj at 12:46 PM on October 23

I can't wait until tomorrow to do these because I will be on a flight to Houston. It will be a busy weekend between lectures, business meeting, worship and fellowship, but it's always worth the trip.

I'm glad I have an excuse not to watch this one. Minnesota by 18 LOCK

Maybe I will get one right that involves the Rams. Los Angeles (National Conference) by 14 LOCK

I see a white flag flying in the Mile High City. Indianapolis by 10 LOCK

The Cumberland River is not deep enough for a pirate ship. Tennessee by 8

Meeting the Saints used to refer to someone's death. Maybe it still does for Cardinals. New Orleans by 14 LOCK

Chargers need solar panels or a windmill; they're running low on energy. Chicago by 7

Just how good are the Bills? Buffalo by 9

Giants show some signs of life, and Barkley is back in action. New York (National Conference) by 3

This game is brought to you by the letter J. What will Sam see this time? Jacksonville by 6

Another white flag flutters in Atlanta. Seattle by 8

Nothing could be finer than to stay in Carolina... and avoid San Francisco. San Francisco by 10

Will it be ghosts or the Boogeymen for Baker? New England by 13 LOCK

This one could be the best game of the week. Kansas City by 7

If you have ever driven the Southeast Expressway in Boston you will have seen the legendary Dorchester Gas Tank. Dolphins' efforts this season might need a larger tank. Pittsburgh by 6

posted by Howard_T at 04:32 PM on October 23

Minnesota by 17 [lock]
Seattle by 10 [lock]
Buffalo by 6
Chicago by 7
Detroit by 7 [lock]
Tennessee by 7
Indianapolis by 10 [lock]
L.A. Rams by 10 [lock]
New Orleans by 17 [lock]
Jacksonville by 7 [lock]
San Francisco by 10 [lock]
New England by 14 [lock]
Houston by 3
Green Bay by 10 [lock]
Pittsburgh by 17 [lock]

posted by cl at 07:39 PM on October 23

Minnesota by 23 LOCK

posted by rumple at 10:37 PM on October 23

Minnesota by 7 LOCK

Seattle by 10 LOCK

Philadelphia by 6

LA Chargers by 2

Detroit by 6 LOCK

Tennessee by 3

Indianapolis by 7 LOCK

LA Rams by 20 LOCK

New Orleans by 17 LOCK

Jacksonville by 9 LOCK

San Francisco by 3

New England by 27 LOCK

Houston by 10 LOCK

Kansas City by 4

Pittsburgh by 4 LOCK

In all my years of doing this I don't think I've ever locked this many games before (except, maybe, real late in the season, throw anything at the wall, to make a huge comeback type of thing) Which means I'll either have a monster week or go down in some serious flames/lol.

posted by jagsnumberone at 12:26 AM on October 24

LOCK Minnesota by 17 LOCK

posted by bender at 09:49 AM on October 24

Minnesota by 19 LOCK
Seattle by 5
Philadelphia by 3
Chicago by 9 LOCK
Detroit by 13 LOCK
Tennessee by 7 LOCK
Indianapolis by 4 LOCK
L.A. Rams by 15 LOCK
New Orleans by 7 LOCK
Jacksonville by 17 LOCK
San Francisco by 2
New England by 20 LOCK
Houston by 13 LOCK
Kansas City by 3
Pittsburgh by 19 LOCK (This is the Monday night game? Pray for the viewers)

posted by jjzucal at 10:49 AM on October 24

THURSDAY
Minnesota by 14

posted by NoMich at 11:04 AM on October 24

Thursday:
Vikings by 21 (LOCK)

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:41 PM on October 24

Minnesota by 8

Rest coming later. Can't believe I forgot last week.

posted by wfrazerjr at 03:37 PM on October 24

Minnesota by 7 LOCK

Seattle by 14

Philadelphia by 6

LA Chargers by 10

Detroit by 7

Tennessee by 3

Indianapolis by 7

LA Rams by 20 LOCK

New Orleans by 21

Jacksonville by 9

San Francisco by 3

New England by 27 LOCK

Houston by 10

Kansas City by 10

Pittsburgh by 4

posted by Boaz at 03:37 PM on October 24

LOCK Minnesota by 17 LOCK
Atlanta by 7
Philadelphia by 7
LOCK Chicago by 12 LOCK
LOCK Detroit by 10 LOCK

Tennessee by 3
LOCK Indianapolis by 14 LOCK
LOCK L.A. Rams by 21 LOCK

New Orleans by 5
LOCK Jacksonville by 10 LOCK
LOCK San Francisco by 10 LOCK
LOCK New England by 18 LOCK

Houston by 7
Kansas City by 7
LOCK Pittsburgh by 10 LOCK

posted by bender at 04:32 PM on October 24

Minnesota by 23 (lock)
Seattle by 7 (lock)
Buffalo by 3
Chicago by 7
Detroit by 10 (lock)
Tampa Bay by 3
Indianapolis by 7 (lock)
L.A. Rams by 13 (lock)
New Orleans by 9 (lock)
Jacksonville by 7
Carolina by 3
New England by 13 (lock)
Houston by 7
Green Bay by 3 (lock)
Pittsburgh by 13 (lock)

This is a weekend of expected routs and unanimous consensus on Vegas, 538 and Yahoo Pick 'em. The hardest to pick are Philly/Buffalo and Tampa Bay/Tennessee. I'm going with the Bills to hold serve and the Bucs to upset the not-as-bad-as-I-hoped Titans in Nashville.

The Vegas odds site I check still has "Cam Newton OUT" as if that's a bad thing. They're clearly better without the only star quarterback the refs never protected.

I should tighten the spread on the Patriots beating the Browns because of a heavy rain forecast, but how can I take that seriously when the closest thing the NFL has to Old Testament God scoffs at the prediction?

Nine locks is my season high. It feels weird to lock the Packers on a 3-point spread in Kansas City, but being surrounded by that sea of red will keep it close as Aaron Rodgers ensures the W.

posted by rcade at 07:14 PM on October 24

SUNDAY
Seattle by 8
Buffalo by 6
Chicago by 5
Detroit by 6
Tampa Bay by 6
Indianapolis by 5
L.A. Rams by 18
New Orleans by 17
Jacksonville by 7
Carolina by 5
New England by 14
Houston by 5
Green Bay by 5

MONDAY
Pittsburgh by 6

posted by NoMich at 09:20 AM on October 27

Seattle By 11

Buffalo By 3

Chicago by 7

Detroit By 3

TennesseE by 6

Denver by 6

L.A. Rams By 14 LOCK

New Orleans BY 21 LOCK

Jacksonville BY 10

San Francisco by 7

New England by 19 LOCK

Houston BY 13 LOCK

Kansas City BY 10

Pittsburgh By 12

posted by rumple at 12:15 PM on October 27

Full picks:
Vikings by 21 (lock)
Seahawks by 8
Bills by 12
Chargers by 9
Lions by 10 (lock)
Buccaneers by 4
Colts by 9
fuck the Rams by 8
Saints by 14 (lock)
Jaguars by 6
49ers by 17 (lock)
Patriots by 21 (lock)
Texans by 10
Packers by 8
Steelers by 20 (lock)

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:30 PM on October 27

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