NFL Week 17 Confidence Picks Dec. 28, 2014

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.

2014 NFL Team Schedule

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.

BYE WEEK:  NONE

All Times EST

GAME VISITOR SCORE   HOME SCORE CONFIDENCE RUNNING SCORE
SUNDAY  12/28/14 13:00
  1 Car. Panthers 34
 @ ATL  FALCONS
 3  3 3/0
2
Cle. Browns 10  @  BAL. RAVENS
 20 15 12 /15
 3 DAL. COWOYS 44  @ Wash. Redskins  17  7 19 /22
4 INDY COLTS
 27 @ Tenn. Titans 10  11 30 /33
5 Det. Lions  20 @ G.B. PACKERS
 30  13 43/46
6  J’ville Jaguars 17  @ HOU. TEXANS
 23  12 55 /58
7 S.D. Chargers 7
 @
K.C. CHIEFS
 19  1 56/59
 8  N.Y. Jets 37 @ MIA. DOLPHINS
 24 9 45/59
 9 Chi. Bears
9  @ MINN VIKINGS
13  10 55/69
10  Bu. Bills 17 @ N.E. PATRIOTS
9 6 49/69
11  Phila. Eagles 34 @ N.Y. GIANTS
 26  2 47/69
12  Cincy Bengals 17  @ PITT. STEELERS
27  4 51 /73
13 N.O. SAINTS
23  @ T.B. Buccaneers  20  5 56 /78
 SUNDAY 
12/28/14
16:25

14  Oakland Raiders 14
DEN. BRONCOS
 47  16 72/94
15 Ariz. Cardinals 17  @ S.F. 49’ERS
 20 8 80/102
16  St. L. Rams 6   @ STL. SEAHAWKS
20  14 94/116

 
Tie Breaker     (Sunday 2
team total)
 41  GAME 16
Actual Score 26
Points Off
+15
Possible Points
136 69%/85%

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