NFL Confidence Picks WEEK 17 12/31/ 2017

Everyone seems to be making an ado, about NO SUNDAY NIGHT GAME.  As if it were something the NFL  just arbitrarily changed at the last minute.  THEY DIDN’T.  The schedule you see printed here is the one I got from the NFL before the season started.  So, if sportscasters, coaches, players, etc. seem surprised….I guess they were only looking at one week at a time.

INDIANA, legislators working to compel full face refund by end of 1st period if players kneel during National Anthem.  GOOD FOR THEM.  If the NFL won’t enforce their POLICY/RULES; at least in INDIANA, if the proposal passes, will give the PATRIOTIC FANS a little more say.

For those of you who do not know how confidence ranking works, 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(last 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

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 pts 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 MIS-COPY OF THE GAMES AND TIMES FEEL  FREE TO CONTACT ME AND TELL ME I GOOFED.

GOOD LUCK TO ALL.

BYE WEEK:  NONE

NOTE: Flexible Scheduling     NO Thursday or Monday Games.  

ALL GAMES SUNDAY.

NO NEW YEARS DAY GAME.

 ENJOY THE COLLEGE BOWLS

All Times EST 

GAME # TV VISITOR SCORE   HOME SCORE CONFIDENCE RUNNING SCORE
SUNDAY  12:31 13:00
         
1 FOX Panthers @ Falcons
2 CBS Bengals  @ Ravens
3 CBS  Jaguars @ Titans
4 FOX Saints @  Buccaneers
5 CBS Browns @ Steelers
6 FOX Packers @  Lions
7 CBS   Texans @ Colts
8 CBS Bills @ Dolphins
 9 FOX Bears @ Vikings
 10 CBS Jets @ Patriots
11 FOX Redskins @  Giants
12 FOX Cowboys @  Eagles
SUNDAY  12:31  16:25
13 CBS Raiders @  Chargers
14 CBS Chiefs @  Broncos
15 FOX 49’ers @  Ram
16 FOX  Cardinals @ Seahawks
 GAMES
 136 Pts Possible
  Tie Break (Sunday 2 team  total
Actual

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