NFL CONFIDENCE PICKS WEEK 5 10/4,7,8/2018

Welcome to our 6th year of NFL CONFIDENCE PICKS  !!!!!

This also marks the 99th SEASON OF THE NFL!!

PANTHER  GRAHAM GANO  NAILS 63 YARD FG  in closing seconds of regulation to lift Carolina over NY Giants.   This puts him in a 5-way tie for second longest FG; behind   MATT PRATER who hit a 64 yd FG  for the BRONCOS  ( in the thin air of Denver) in 2013.

Four weeks; SIX OTs .  Yeah we have had 6 OTs  One each of the first 3 weeks and 3 this week.  

Is it because of the rule changes or are we seeing more parity in the league.

The COLTS situatioa.  Tie or win.  USUALLY, I would favor going for the win.  HOWEVER in the present status of the COLTS,  I would have welcomed a tie.  I didn’t feel they have what it takes at this time of  the season, to risk a win.  Had they been deeper in the Texans field I probably would go for the win.  But from their field position, there is just NO WAY.

Here is a list of the rule changes, as I understand them.

http://fromthemiddleblog.com/2018/09/12/new-nfl-rules-for-2018/

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.   You add up the TOTAL CORRECT PICKS.. That would be your score.  We use the Monday night (Last game played) 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 1 on regular scoring.

 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 7Pool 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 EMAIL ME AND TELL ME I GOOFED.

GOOD LUCK TO ALL.

BYE WEEK: BEARS and BUCCANEERS

All Times AST (Atlantic Standard Time)  Alias EDT 

GAME # TV VISITOR SCORE   HOME SCORE CONFIDENCE RUNNING SCORE
THURSDAY   10/4/18 2020
         
1 FOX Colts 24 @ PATRIOTS 38 15 15/15
   
SUNDAY 10/7/18 13:00
2 CBS TITANS 12 Bills 13 3 15/12
3 FOX Falcons 17 STEELERS 41 6 21/18
4 CBS Broncos 16 JETS 24 1 22/19
5 CBS Jaguars 14 CHIEFS 30 4 26/23
6 FOX PACKERS 23 Lions 31 2 26/21
7 CBS RAVENS 9 Browns 12 (OT) 13 26/8
8 FOX Giants 31 PANTHERS 33 8 34/16
9 CBS Dolphins 17 BENGALS 27 11 45/27
SUNDAY 10/7/18 16:05
10 CBS Raiders 10 CHARGERS 26 10 55/37
SUNDAY 10/7/18 16:25
11 FOX Cardinals 28 49’ERS 18 9 55/28
12 FOX Vikings 23 EAGLES 21 5 55/23
13 FOX RAMS 33 Seahawks 31 14 69/37
SUNDAY 10/7/18 20:20
14 NBC Cowboys 16 TEXANS 19 (OT)

7

76/44
MONDAY 10/08/18 20:15 ..
15 ESPN Redskins 19 SAINTS 43 12

88/56

GAMES
Points
Possible 120
Tie Break (Total score Last Game) 51
Total 62
Points Off -11

 

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