WHOA! What a week. I always hate this time of the season. You never know if a team will play to win, or to rest players. It appeared this week most teams played for the win. I would suspect that most teams will play to win this week. The closeness of so many teams much weighs heavy on them this week.
Although I don’t like it. I think it is right. We could see an 11+ team not reach the play offs; and a possible 8- team in. To me; it does show parity in the conferences, (not necessarily in the leagues). Some of you may think a re-alignment is in order. But, then, maybe two years down the road the weaker teams get stronger and the strong teams get weaker. Then what? Re-align again. No! I believe it will work out in the long run. It is too bad that a team that works hard and has a better record may be left out.
For those of you who do not know how confidence ranking goes, let me explain
If we were playing an office pool,(which we ARE NOT). The object is to score the most points. To obtain the score YOU rank the teams by how confident you are a team will win its game. EXAMPLE: Say this week we have 17 games. The team you are most confident will win you would assign the number 17 and follow down to the team you are least confident in and assign that number 1. We use the Monday night game as a TIE BREAKER. The tie is broken by the closest to the total (that is the COMBINED score of the two participating teams) final score, without going over.
If we were playing this is how my sheet would look; My pick will be in bold Capital letters. you can use circling, underlining, or highlighting. I will show my correct points in Bold
This year I am making a change in the scoring. YOU can adopt the new scoring or continue to use the old scoring. This year we get a negative score for missed games. We will continue to get a positive score for correct predictions. EXAMPLE: LAST YEAR if you scored 1 pt on the first game and you had 15 pt on the second game and was wrong you would still have a Positive 1. HOWEVER. this year the same scenario would result with a -14 score.
I will fill in my picks Thursday. Until then feel free to:
Just copy and paste for your own Fun Pool Use. Or to see if you can beat me.
IF YOU SEE I MADE A MIS COPY OF THE GAMES AND TIMES FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME AND TELL ME I GOOFED.
SORRY. WITH THE HOLIDAYS I AM LATE POSTING MY PICKS.
HOPE YOU ALL HAD A MERRY CHRISTmas
NOTE: ALL GAMES ARE PLAYED SUNDAY.
All Times EST
||Cle. Browns||10||@||BAL. RAVENS
|3||DAL. COWOYS||44||@||Wash. Redskins||17||7||19 /22|
||27||@||Tenn. Titans||10||11||30 /33|
|5||Det. Lions||20||@||G.B. PACKERS
|6||J’ville Jaguars||17||@||HOU. TEXANS
|8||N.Y. Jets||37||@||MIA. DOLPHINS
|10||Bu. Bills||17||@||N.E. PATRIOTS
|11||Phila. Eagles||34||@||N.Y. GIANTS
|12||Cincy Bengals||17||@||PITT. STEELERS
||23||@||T.B. Buccaneers||20||5||56 /78|
|15||Ariz. Cardinals||17||@||S.F. 49’ERS
|16||St. L. Rams||6||@||STL. SEAHAWKS