NFL CONFIDENCE PICKS WEEK 15 12/15- 17-18/2016

RAIDERS CLINCH PLAYOFF BERTH ! (1st Time since 2002)

PATRIOTS CLINCH AFC EAST TITLE !

SEAHAWKS CLINCH NFL WEST TITLE !

RECAP WEEK 14:  Let’s see; There was only 1 OT Game.  New York Jets 23 – San Fransciso 49’ers 17.  End of Regulation it was 17-17.

NO TIES. 

We saw four games decided by 3 pts or less.  Denver Broncos 10 TENNESSEE TITANS 13.  Arizona Cardinals 23  – MIAMI DOLPHNS 26.  Chicago Bears 17 – DETROIT LIONS 20.  AND. Dallas Cowboys losing 7 – NEW YORK GIANTS 10.

As for the NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS I noticed a small share of  weakness with Rob Gronkowski MIA.  Maybe it will show up more when they play a stronger team.  Maybe not.

What happened with SEATTLE SEAHAWKS?  That poor showing cannot reflect entirely on missing RB Thomas Rawls.  Granted the GREEN BAY PACKERS  are not a team to be taken lightly.  Buuut!  One has to wonder where Seattle left their DEFENSE.  Did they get off the flight somewhere along the way and just wander the airport?   SAME, can be said tor the OFFENSE.  Russell Wilson played  a very good game; (considering he had no protection AT ALL).  NOW, Had they had the THREAT of  Thomas Rawls, perhaps he could have helped keep them in the game.  It was a cinch the receivers could not hang on to the ball if it had a handle.  Way to many dropped passses and missed assignments.  Some how this week, Coach Carroll must find the solution to this problem, If they are to stay in the hunt for another SUPER BOWL APPEARANCE/WIN.       

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.

GOOD LUCK TO ALL.

BYE WEEK:  NONE

NOTE:  SATURDAY GAME

All Times EST

GAME VISITOR SCORE   HOME SCORE CONFIDENCE RUNNING SCORE
THURSDAY 12/15/16 20::30
 1 NBC   Rams  3  @ SEAHAWKS  24  16  16/16
   
SATURDAY 12/17/16 20:25
 2 NFL
DOLPHINS  34 @ Jets  13  5  21/21

 
SUNDAY  12/18/16 13:00    
 
 3 FOX PACKERS  30  @ Bears 27   10  31/31
  4 FOX
Buccaneers  20 @ C0WBOYS  26 13 44/44
CBS
 Jaguars 20 @ TEXANS  21
 9  53/53
CBS  Browns 13   @ BILLS 33   14  67/67
 FOX  Eagles 26  @ RAVENS  27  11 78/78
8 CBS Titans 19  @ CHIEFS  17  8 78/70
 FOX Lions 6  @ GIANTS 17   6  84/76
10 CBS  Colts 34  @ VIKINGS  6 7  84/69
SUNDAY 12/18/16 16:05
 
11  FOX Saints
48    
 @ CARDINALS 41  1  84/68
 12  FOX  49’ers 13  @ FALCONS  41  15  99/83
 
SUNDAY 12/18/16 16:25
13  CBS  PATRIOTS  16   @ Broncos 3  3  102/89
14 CBS  RAIDERS  19  @  Chargers  16  2  104/91
SUNDAY 12/18/16 20:30
 
   15NBC
STEELERS 24  @ Bengals  20 4  108/95
 MONDAY
16 ESPN Panthers  26  @ REDSKINS  15  12  108/83
GAMES   12-4 75%/25%
136 Pts Possible Tie Breaker (Monday 2 team total last game) 49  79%/61%
Actual Score  41
Points Off  +8

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