Confidence Picks, Week 17 01/03 /2015

WEEK 16 RECAP:  Three games went into  overtime.  Two games were decided by 3 or less points.  Three teams failed to score in double digits.

This is the week that I expect to score low.  This is the week too many teams have nothing gain by a win.  Starters may see some or no action, to protect them from injury. Teams which do have something to gain will do whatever they can to get that added WIN.  So you never know what to expect.

My week was pretty dismal.  But the two previous weeks were great.  I suppose one must not let the bad weeks overshadow the good.

I see Cleveland is still having trouble with Johnny Manziel.  I  think I would be tired of babysitting him.  But….Let us consider this.  Perhaps Manziel is playing a game of his own.  I do not believe he wants to be in Cleveland.  So what better way to get his release, (either by trade or out right release).  If you believe this what would you do?  Trade or release?  OR, keep him but bench him.  Hide him away if you will, till his contract is up.  He will not have gained experience, as he should have been; had he behaved as an adult player.  Would any team even remember him.  Would any team want a QB with his record, both on and off the field?  Something for him to consider.

HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!

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 16 games.  The team you are most confident will win you would assign the number 16 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 broke by the closest to the total (that is the COMBINED score of the two participating tams) 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

YOU can adopt the scoring  described above.  Or, the optional method.  A  negative score for missed games.  We will continue to get a positive score for correct predictions.  EXAMPLE:   if you scored 1 pt on the first game and you had 15 pt on the second game and lost you would still have a Positive 1.  HOWEVER. with the same scenario new scoring system 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 MISS COPY OF THE GAMES AND TIMES FEEL  FREE TO EMAIL ME AND TELL ME I GOOFED.

I had some requests from the people who copy and paste, for their own pool to move the network out of the score column.  I aim to please.  So I hope this is better

GOOD LUCK TO ALL.

BYE WEEK:  NONE

NOTE: GAME TIME CHANGES. Are now posted

All Times All Times EST

GAME VISITOR SCORE   HOME SCORE CONFIDENCE RUNNING SCORE
SUNDAY 01/03/15 13:00
  1 CBS
N.Y. JETS 17   @ Buf. Bills
22 3 3/3
CBS
N.E. PATRIOTS  20  @  Mia. Dolphins  10  14 14/11
3FOX Det. Lions
24 @ CHI. BEARS  20  2 14/9
 4 FOX  N.O. Saints 20  @ ATL. FALCONS  17 8  14/1
CBS
Bal. Ravens 16  @ CIN. BENGALS
24  13 27/14
6 CBS
PIT. STEELERS 28   @ Cle. Browns
 12 15  42/29
7 CBS
J’ville Jaguars 6  @
 HOU. TEXANS
30  9 51/38
8 CBS
TN. Titans  24 @ Indy Colts 30  1  52/39
9FOX
Wa. Redskins 34  DAL. COWBOYS
 23  6  52/33
10 FOX
Phi. Eagles 35  @ N.Y. GIANTS  30  4  52/29


 
SUNDAY 
01/03/15 16:25
 



 
11FOX St. L. RAMS  16 S.F. 49’ers  19 OT)  7  52/22
12 FOX
T.B Buccaneers 10 CAR. PANTHERS  38  16  68/38
13CBS
Oak. Raiders  17 K.C. CHIEFS                       23                     11 79/49
14  CBS
S.D. Chargers 20   @ DEN. BRONCOS
 27 12  91/61
15FOX Stl Seahawks 36    @ AZ. CARDINALS  10 91/51

 
Sunday
01/03/15
20:30



 
16NBC
Min. Vikings  20  @ G.B. PACKERS  13 5 91/46
8
Tie Breaker Sunday  2 team total last game)  45  Games  9-7 67%/34%
Actual Score

33    53%
Points Off
 +12    
 Possible Points  136






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