NFL CONFIDENCE PICKS WEEK 16 12/22- 24-25 – 26/2016

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS WIN GIVES MIAMI DOLPHINS FIRST PLAY OFF BERTH SINCE 2008

PITTSBURGH STEELERS CLINCH AFC NORTH TITLE. GIVES KANSAS CITY CHIEFS PLAY OFF BERTH

HOUSTON TEXANS CLINCH AFL SOUTH DIVISION TITLE

This is one of those weeks we wonder about.  Will we see the best side of teams which have clinched their division titles: or will they rest thier starters.  I prefer to see them compete all of the way through the season.  But, unless you have an unbeaten season, WHY risk injuries.

GIANTS LOSS ELEVATES COWBOY TO NFC EAST TITLE

RECAP WEEK 15:  This week we had zero (0) ties.  But that doesn’t mean we were deprived of nail-biters.  Three ,(3), games were decided by THREE (3) points.  Those were Green Bay Packers escaping the Chicago Bears 30–27.  (I was a little surprised the score was this close).  Also we watched the Oakland Raiders beat the San Diego Chargers  19-16.  With a total of 2 points difference the Tennessee Titans surprised the Kansas Chiefs  19-17.  Pretty close games: Right?  Wait for it now we get to the REAL, NAIL-BITERS.  Two games were separated by ONE ,(1), mere point.  That action saw the Baltimore Ravens, beat, the Eagles from Philadelphia: 27-26.  AND a second game margin of  1 point.  Houston Texans escaped, (at the last second),  21-20

If you can’t have a tie or OT One (1) point is the next best thing.

This week and one more week will mark the end of the REGULAR SEASON.  Who will fill the remainder of the post season spots?  I HOPE it is mine.  If it can’t be mine maybe it will be yours.  OR MAYBE OURS.

PS: We still don’t know how injuries affect the Seattle Seahawks, They really didn’t get tested in Week 15.

 

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 AFTERNOON GAMES

All Times EST

GAME VISITOR SCORE   HOME SCORE CONFIDENCE RUNNING SCORE
THURSDAY 12/22/16 20::30
 1 NBC  GIANTS  19  @  Eagles  24  1  1/1
   
SATURDAY 12/24/16 13:00
  2 CBS
 DOLPHINS 34 @ BILLS 31 (OT) 9 9/8
CBS
FALCONS 33 @ Panthers  16 3  12/11
 4 CBS
 Jets  3  @ PATRIOTS  41  16  28/27
 5 CBS 
TITANS 17  @  Jaguars  38  11  28/16
 6 FOX 
 Vikings  25  @ PACKERS 38 14  42/30
7 CBS
 CHARGERS  17 @ Browns 20  10  42/20
8 CBS
REDSKINS  41 @ Bears  21
4  46/24
 
SATURDAY  12/24/16 16:05   

   
19 CBS   Colts 25 @  RAIDERS  33  7  53/31
SATURDAY   12/24/16 16:25
10 FOX  Buccaneers  24  @  SAINTS 31  5  58/36
11 FOX  Cardinals
  34 
@ SEAHAWKS  31  15  58/21
12 FOX
49’ers  22 @ RAMS 21  8  58/13

SATURDAY   12/24/16  20:25
13 NFL Bengals 10  @ TEXANS 12  2 60/15

 
SUNDAY 12/25/16 14:30

14 NFL Ravens  27  @ STEELERS 31 12  72/27
   
SUNDAY 12/25/16  20:30
15NBC Broncos 10  @ CHIEFS  33  6  78/33
 MONDAY  12/26/16  20:30
16 ESPN  Lions  21  @ COWBOYS  42  13  91/46
136 Possible Points Tie Breaker (Monday 2 team total last game)  44 67%/39%
Actual Score  63 GAMES 11/5  69%31%
Points Off -19

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