NFL Confidence Picks Week 7 10/20-23-24/2016

Just a word regarding the disrespect SOME PRO” athletes are showing our COUNTRY.  We all have rules we follow at our work place.  We don’t always agree with.  But while at work we have to follow those rules.  What we do on our own time is up to us.  These ATHLETES, (Although they don’t like to think of it this way THEY are EMPLOYEES. THEY SHOULD FOLLOW RULES SET BY THEIR EMPLOYERS.   Actions of employees AT WORK, Reflect on the employer.  Thus if  a Pro Athlete, shows disrespect for the country,  apparently their EMPLOYERmust approve of the action and supports it.  If the  employee doesn’t  agree HE or SHE can take it up with their UNION.  Until an agrrement is reached the employee can either accept the rule, (for the time being), OR SUSPENDED WITHOUT PAY.  Now this is how things are handled in real life.  We must remember they do not live in the real world, (apparently).  So by allowing this show of disrespect must be condoned by OWNERS, AND SURE DO NOT DESERVE MY AMERICAN MONEY.

I could list many, many times I have been on the losing end of DISCRIMINATION.  Some was due to government sanctions, and many more were due to BIGOTRY.  BUT never did I show disrespect for my COUNTRY.

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.                                                                                                                                                   * Keep in mind; NFL  sometimes uses, “FLEXIBLE SCHEDULEING”, which means they        may change game times.  Unless I catch the last minute change you will see the original schedule.


Allows teams to play their way onto the Sunday night schedule

In 2006 the NFL implemented a primetime “flexible scheduling” element on Sundays in Weeks 10-15 and in Week 17. In 2014 that was extended so that games between Weeks 5 and 17 could be affected by flex scheduling. However, only two games may be flexed into Sunday Night between Week 5 and 10.

Flexible scheduling ensured quality matchups on Sunday night in those weeks and gave surprise teams a chance to play their way onto primetime. The NBC Sunday night time slot for “flex” weeks lists the game tentatively scheduled for Sunday night.

Only Sunday afternoon games are eligible to be moved to Sunday night, in which case the tentatively scheduled Sunday night game will be moved to an afternoon start time. Flexible scheduling will not be applied to games airing on Thursday, Saturday or Monday nights.

Just as the six major college football conferences have done for many years, the NFL has the flexibility to move the start times of games on Sundays, using a 12-day notice format.

For example, a game scheduled for a Sunday could move from a 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff to an 8:15 p.m. start, but the change would be made and announced no later than the prior Tuesday, 12 days prior. Sunday afternoon games, as in the past, can still be moved between 1:00 and 4:05 or 4:25 p.m. ET.

In Week 17, in order to ensure a Sunday night game with playoff implications, the decision to move the start time may be made on six days notice.

NFL Flexible Scheduling 101

  • Begins Sunday of Week 5
  • In effect during Weeks 5-17
  • Up to 2 games may be flexed into Sunday Night between Weeks 5-10
  • Only Sunday afternoon games are subject to being moved into the Sunday night window.
  • The game that has been tentatively scheduled for Sunday night during flex weeks will be listed at 8:15 p.m. ET.
  • The majority of games on Sundays will be listed at 1:00 p.m. ET during flex weeks except for games played in Pacific or Mountain Time zones which will be listed at 4:05 or 4:15 p.m. ET.
  • No impact on Thursday, Saturday or Monday night games.
  • The NFL will decide (after consultation with CBS, FOX, NBC) and announce as early as possible the game being played at 8:15 p.m. ET. The announcement will come no later than 12 days prior to the game. The NFL may also announce games moving to 4:05 p.m. ET and 4:25 p.m. ET.
  • Week 17 start time changes could be decided on 6 days notice to ensure a game with playoff implications.
  • The NBC Sunday night time slot in “flex” weeks will list the game that has been tentatively scheduled for Sunday night.
  • Fans and ticket holders must be aware that NFL games in flex weeks are subject to change 12 days in advance (6 days in Week 17) and should plan accordingly.
  • NFL schedules all games.
  • Teams will be informed as soon as they are no longer under consideration or eligible for a move to Sunday night.





All Times AST (Atlantic Standard Time)  Alias EDT

THURSDAY 10/20/2016 20::30
 1 NBC  Bears  10  @


 26 14  14/14
SUNDAY 10/23/2016 09:30
 2 FOX
GIANTS 17  @ Rams 10 7  21/21

 SUNDAY  10/23/2016 13:00    
Saints 21  @ CHIEFS  27  10  31/31
 Colts 34 @ TITANS  26 9  31/22
VIKINGS 10 @ Eagles  21
 6  31/16
CBS  Browns 17  @  BENGALS 31   15  46/31
FOX Redskins 17  @ LIONS  20 3  49/34
 CBS Raiders 33  @ JAGUARS  16 1  49/33
CBS BILLS  25  @  Dolphins  28  8  49/25
 10 CBS Ravens 16  @  Jets 24  4 53/29
SUNDAY 10/23/2016 16:05
@ 49’ers 16  2 55/31
 12 FOX
 Chargers  30 @ FALCONS  33 (OT)  12 67/43 

SUNDAY 10/23/2016 16:25
13 CBS PATRIOTS  27  @ Steelers  17  11 78/54

 SUNDAY6 10/23/2016 20:30

 14 NBC Seahawks 6 @ CARDINALS  6 (OT) 5 78/54
MONDAY 10/24/2016 20:30
15 ESPN Texans  9 BRONCOS  27 13  91/57
Tie Breaker (Monday 2 team total last game)  40 11 Correct
Actual Score  120 Possible Pts  36 4 Wrong

Points Off  +4

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