2020 WalterPayton NFL Man of the Year nominees

Team Nominee
Arizona Cardinals Corey Peters
Atlanta Falcons Steven Means
Baltimore Ravens Bradley Bozeman
Buffalo Bills Harrison Phillips
Carolina Panthers Shaq Thompson
Chicago Bears Jimmy Graham
Cincinnati Bengals Geno Atkins
Cleveland Browns Myles Garrett
Dallas Cowboys Jaylon Smith
Denver Broncos Justin Simmons
Detroit Lions Trey Flowers
Green Bay Packers Corey Linsley
Houston Texans Michael Thomas
Indianapolis Colts Jacoby Brissett
Jacksonville Jaguars Josh Lambo
Kansas City Chiefs Travis Kelce
Las Vegas Raiders Alec Ingold
Los Angeles Chargers Isaac Rochell
Los Angeles Rams Andrew Whitworth
Miami Dolphins Byron Jones
Minnesota Vikings Eric Kendricks
New England Patriots Devin McCourty
New Orleans Saints Demario Davis
New York Giants Dalvin Tomlinson
New York Jets Pierre Desir
Philadelphia Eagles Rodney McLeod
Pittsburgh Steelers Vance McDonald
San Francisco 49ers Arik Armstead
Seattle Seahawks Russell Wilson
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mike Evans
Tennessee Titans Kevin Byard
Washington Football Team Jonathan Allen

Football Team: QB Alex Smith questionable after calf injury.





CHIEFS QB Patrick Mahomes TIES * NFL record Sunday against the Dolphins.  (Tie is with Cardinals’ Stoney Case for a 30-yard loss in 1997).  Mahomes.  The tied record was a 30 yd loss via SACK.  On 3rd and 12 on the Chiefs own 33 yd line,  Mahomes was chased back to their own 3 yd line to be sacked by Jerome Baker.  He also doubled his season interceptions.  The second INT doubled his season INTs.  He went on for a 3rd INT.     * The 30 yd sack IS the BIGGEST LOSS in NFL history that didn’t nvolve a fumble or an intentional safety.   (It would seem to follow; Jerome Baker share a RECORD for LONGEST SACK) (?)

VIKINGS: KickerDan Bailey missed four kicks, thus. leaving 10 points on the table.

MARSHAWN LYNCH says he would return to NFL for only one reason.  Another Super Bowl Ring.  I was a huge fan of Lynch….until he turned his back on AMERICA, joining Colin Kapernick and his turncoats showing disrespect for the country which made them millionaires.  I respect their rights to do the dispicable things they did.  BUT I believe the action they took did more harm than good.  They should have chosen some way to express their feelings with HONOR, not DISHONORING our USA.  I  could never support him,  he has lost my respect.  

PATRIOTS: 17 Years of 10 plus wins ended last night with the TNF loss to Rams. 

BEARS: Temporarily closed facility,  Positive COVID-19.  LB  Khalil Mack (shoulder) was a limited participant in practice Friday and is questionable for Sunday versus the Texans.

BENGALS: Placed OT Jonah Williams (knee) on IR.  Williams will not need surgery.  They also activated cornerback Darius Phillips from IR  S Brandon Wilson (hamstring) and WR  Tamaurice William “Tee” Higgins (hamstring) are questionable for Sunday versus the Cowboys.   S Trayvon Henderson, WR  Stanley Morgan,  and DT Kahill McKenzie to the active roster.

BILLS; Sign GM Brandon Beane through 2025.  LB Tyrel Dodson activaed from IR.

Tyrel Dodson as been activated from the injured reserve list.

BROWNS: TE Austin Hooper was added to the injury report a neck injury.   CB  Denzel Ward (calf) and WO KhaDarel Hodge have been ruled out

BRONCOS: G Graham Glasgow (foot) is doubtful for Sunday against Panthers.  Waived RB  Jeremy Cox.  S Trey Marshall (shin) and WR Tyrie Cleveland (illness) have also been downgraded to OUT.   Activated LB  Tyrie Cleveland from IR.,  TE Troy Fumagalli and S  Alijah Holder from  practice squad to the active roster and elevated linebacker Josh Watson as a COVID-19 replacement.

BUCCANEERS: CB Jamel Dean (groin) will be a game-time decision. He is listed as doubtful

CARDINALS: DL Jordan Phillips to return from IR. WR DeAndre Hopkins,  (neck, and back) Questionable.  CB Johnathan Joseph (neck) on IR.  Downgraded kicker Johnathan Joseph to OUT for Sunday’s game vs. the Giants Elevated Mike Nugent from the practice squad. . TE Seth DeValve moved from practice squad to active roster.

CHARGERS: LB Denzel Perryman is doubtful to play Sunday versus the Falcons.

CHIEFS:  S Tyrann Mathieu is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Dolphins. G Stefen Wisniewski and CB Chris Lammons, Moved to active roster.

COLTS: Placed OT Le’Raven Clark on injured reserve.  OT  Anthony Castonzo (knee) is questionable for Sunday’s game versus the Raiders.  Punter Ryan Allen and CTR Joey Hunt to active roster. Tackle Anthony Castonzo, listed as questionable with a knee injury.  Philip Rivers‘ turf toe injury is improving. Rivers is likely to need offseason surgery for the injury.

COWBOYS: RB Ezekiel Elliott (calf) is questionable to play Sunday versus the Bengals.  OT Cameron Erving (knee) was placed on injured reserve. Ezekiel Elliott expected to play Sunday.

DOLPHINS:   G Ereck Flowers and rRB Salvon Ahmed will not play Sunday versus the Chiefs  LBs Elandon Roberts and Kyle Van Noy will be questionable.

EAGLES:  Bench QB Carson Wentz.  ROOKIE Jalen Hurts to start against SAINTS.  OT Jason Peters OUT for season, (toe Surgery).   CB Kevon Seymour,  LB Rashad Smith and CB Jameson Houston to active roster.  Placed G Marcus Peters on IR. 

FALCONS: WR Julio Jones will sit out this weeks game against Chargers. (Hamstring).  DB  T.J. Green and C Willie Wright to the active roster.   OL Kaleb McGary OUT.

FOOTBALL TEAM: RB Antonio Gibson questionable to play against 49’ers this week.  Painful TURF TOE.  Backup TE Temarrick Hemingway suffered a dislocated wrist this past week against the Steelers and he will miss the rest of theseason.

GIANTS:QB  Daniel Jones (hamstring) DB Darnay Holmes (knee), LB Blake Martinez (back) and OT Matt Peart (ankle) are questionable for Sunday’s game against the Cardinals. DB Jarren Williams to active roster.

JAGUAR:  TE Tyler Eifert (shoulder) is questionable for Sunday versus the Titans.

JETS  Rookie RB Denzel Mims is currently away from the team dealing with a personal issue that could affect his statusJ for Sunday’s game against the Seahawks.  Ashtyn Davis, G Greg Van Roten, LB Jordan Jenkins and WR Denzel Mims have been ruled out for Sunday versus the Seahawks. WR Jamison Crowder (calf) is questionable, and RB Frank Gore, who remains in the concussion protocol, is also questionable.  Activated CB  Blessuan Austin and TE  Trevon Wesco off IR.   Signed WR Lawrence Cager and S Saquan Hampton; elevated LB Noah Dawkins and WR Jaleel Scott;   and placed S Ashtyn Davis,  S Bennett Jackson and G Greg Van Roten on IR.

LIONS: RB D’Andre Swift (Concussion) possible for Sunday game against Packers.  Questionable are:  QB Mathew Stafford,, (thumb), OUT is WR Kenny Goladay (hip), and CB Jeff Okudah (groin).  Okudah to have SEASON ENDING CORE MUSCLE SURGERY

PACKERS:  S Darnell Savage is questionable for Sunday versus the Lions.  TE Dominique Dafney to the active roster,

PANTHERS:  RB Christian McCaffrey is dealing with a new injury.  McCaffrey was on a path to return from a shoulder injury after missing the past three games.  tweaked the quad working out on his own during the team’s BYE WEEK The thigh injury now makes it uncertain whether the running back will be on the field Sunday against the Denver Broncos.  Activated LB Shaq Thompson, WR Curtis Samuel, DT Derrick Brown,

PATRIOTS: QB Cam Newton  (officially listed as questionable due to abdomen injury),  WILL start tonight against the RAMS.

RAIDERS:  RB Johh Jacobs and  S Johnathan Abram are questionable to play against the Colts. CB Damon Arnette S Jeff Heath have been ruled out.   Fired DC Paul Guenther on Sunday after giving up 44 points to the Colts.  Defensive line coach Rod Marinelli will serve as interim DC for the remainder of the season.

RAVENS: WR Dez Bryant pulled from the field during warmups for the game and told he tested positive for COVID-19.  After playing only 3 games this season for the RAVENS.   Bryant says he is through for the SEASON.  Then says he  will be back either next year or later THIS SEASON (?).

SEAHAWKS: DE Carlos Dunlap will be a game-day 

STEELERS:  RB JAMES CONNOR was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday. Activated center Maurkice Pouncey from the reserve/COVID-19 list. LBS Ulysees Gilbert, and Tegray Scales was  activated.  LB Robert Spillane (knee) has been placed on IR. 

linebacker Robert Spillane (knee) has been placed on injured reserve while LB Ulysees Gilbert was activated to the active roster. LB Tegray Scales was also activated

TEXANS: RB David Johnson, didn’t practice Thursday because of a personal issue, might not travel to Chicago for Sunday’s game against the Bears. He was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list later Friday.

TITANS:  CB  Adoree’ Jackson will not play Sunday versus the Jaguars.

 VIKINGS: LB Eric Kendricks (calf) has been ruled out for Sunday versus the Buccaneers. TE Kyle Rudolph (foot) is doubtful and tight end Irv Smith (back) is questionable.    LBs Hardy Nickerson .and  LB Blake Lynch  to the active roster.  S Curtis Riley waived.

For those of you who are new here. This is  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.

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  1 pt.

1.  HOWEVER. with the same scenario new scoring system would result with a –14 score

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

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.




(All Times EST) 

THUR 12/10//20 20:20
1 FOX PATRIOTS(6-7) 3 @ Rams (8-4) 24 10


SUNDAY 12/13/20 13:00
2 FOX Vikings (6-6) 14 @ BUCCANEERS (7-5) 26 11 11/1
3 FOX24 CARDINAL (6-6) 26 @ Giants (5-7) 7 5 16/6
4 CBS CHIEFS (11-1) 33 @ Dolphins  (8-4) 27 13 29/19
5 CBS TITANS  (8-4) 31 @ Jaguars (1-11) 10 15 44/34
6 CBS  BRONCOS (7-5) 32 @ Panthers  (4-8) 27 6 50/40
7 FOX COWBOYS (3-9) 30 @ Bengals (2-9-1) 7 9 59/49
8 CBS TEXANS  (4-8) 7 @ Bears (5-7) 36 2 59/47
SUNDAY 12/13/20 16:05
10 CBS Jets (0-12) 3 @ SEAHAWKS (8-5) 40 16 75/63
11 CBS COLTS(8-4) 44 @ Raiders (7-5) 27 7 82/70
SUNDAY 12/13/20 16:25
12 FOX Football Team (5-7) 23 49ERS(5-7) 15 8 82/62
13 FOX SAINTS (10-2) 21 Eagles (3-3-1) 24 12 82/50
14 FOX FALCONS (4-8) 17 @ Chargers (3-8) 20 4 82/46
FOX PACKERS (9-3) 31 @ Lions (6-6) 24 14 96/60
SUNDAY 12/13/20 20:20
15 NBC Steelers (11-1) 15 @ BILLS 9-3) 26 1 97/61
MONDAY 12/14/20 20:15
16 ESPN RAVENS (7-5) 47 @ Browns (9-3) 42 3 100/64
115 69%/31%
Points Possible 136
Tie Break (Total score Last Game) 47
Total 89
Points Off -42

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