NFL CONFIDENCE PICKS WEEK 16 NFL 12/25-27-28/2020


 

CHIEFS: Clinch number 1 seed AFC.

STEELERS: Clinch AFC North Championship

JAGUARS: Clinch 1st draft pick of 2021.  Following loss Sunday, to Bears and Jets victory over Browns

SEAHAWKS: Clinch 1st NFC West Title since 2016.

CHIEFS:  TE, Travis Kelce, sets record for most RECEIVING YARDS, by a tight end in a single season (1,377).  The mark was previously set by George  Kittle.

CHARGERSRookie quarterback Justin Herbert set a new NFL single-season rookie record by throwing his 28th TD during Sunday’s 19-16 win against the Broncos.

SAINTS: (12/24/20):  Clinch 4th consecutive NFC South division.  SETS or TIES 3 NFL Records.     QB, Drew Brees, sets RECORD!  1st NFL player to pass for 80,000 yds.     RB, Alvin Kamara scored NFL Record with 6 touchdowns against the Vikings.   His six rushing TDs are tied with Ernie Nevers (Chicago Cardinals, 1929) for most in a game in NFL history. Kamara also set a career high with yards(155) from scrimmage.   

BUCCANEERS: Clinch 1st playoff spot since 2007.

PATRIOTS: QB coach Jedd Fisch leaving team to become head coach at Arizona Wildcats.

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49’ERS:(12/24/20):  TE,  George Kittle, (out last 6 games fractured bone in foot), to play Saturday Vs CARDINALS.   QB, Nick Mullens, (elbow injury, may require Tommy Johns, surgery)    (12/26/20):  OUT!   CB Richard Sherman (calf),   DB Jimmie Ward (concussion);   DOUBTFUL:   DL, Dion Jordan (knee);    QUESTIONABLE:   DT, Javon Kinlaw, (knee), DB Tarvarius Moore, (knee), CB, Emmanuel Mosley ,(hamstring)

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BEARS: (12/26/20):  OUT:  CB, Buster Skrine, (concussion),   CB,  Jaylon Johnson (shoulder).   DOUBTFUL:  TE,  Demetrius Harris,  (foot);   QUESTIONABLE:   LB,  Khalil Mack, (shoulder),   DT,  Akiem Hicks, (ankle),   WR,  Allen Robinson,  (hamstring),   S,  Deon  Bush,  (foot),    WR, Cordarrelle Patterson, (knee),   CB, Cordarrelle Patterson, (knee, foot),   DE,  Mario Edwards,  (hamstring),   NT,  Bilal Nichols (knee)

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BENGALS:  (12/23/20):  OUT:  WR, Tyler Boyd (concussion), in concussion protocol.  QB, Ryan Finley, (abdomen) .   , OUT, this week.OUT: CB Richard Sherman (calf), DB Jimmie Ward (concussion); DOUBTFUL: DL Dion Jordan (knee); QUESTIONABLE: DT Javon Kinlaw (knee), DB Tarvarius Moore (knee), CB Emmanuel Moseley (hamstring) RB, Joe Mixon, (foot injury)

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BILLS: (12/23/20):   WR. John Brown. (ankle), will remain on IR

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BROWNS: (12/23/20):    DT, Sheldon Richardson, (neck), expected to play this week.  :(12/26/20):   OUT: G,  Wyatt Teller (ankle); QUESTIONABLE: LB Malcolm Smith (hamstring).    Place 4 WRs on COVID-19/reserve.   WRs, Jarvis Landry, Rashard Higgins, Donovan Peoples-Jones, and KhaDarel Hodge.   Also put on list are,  LBs, B.J. Goodson and Jacob Phillips.   WRs,  Ja’Marcus Bradkley, and Derrick Willies, along with   LB, Montrel Meander, activated from practice squad.   LT Jedric Wills, has been activated from COVID-19 list 

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BRONCOS:OUT:  12/26/20):   RB, Phillip Lindsay, (hip, knee);   QUESTIONABLE: LB, Bradley Chubb, (ankle),   RB, Royce Freeman, (hip),   CB,  Nate Hairston, (toe),   DL, Deshawn Williams,  (knee)

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BUCCANEERS: (12/23/20):  S, Justin Evans, waived.  (12/25/20):    DOUBTFUL,  CB, Carlton Davis, (groin).

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CARDINALS: (12/26/20):   OUT:  LB, Dennis Gardeck, (knee).   QUESTIONABLE:  RB, Chase Edmonds, (ankle, knee),   WR,  Larry Fitzgerald, (groin),   CB, Dre Kirkpatrick, (hamstring, calf),   TE,  Dre Kirkpatrick, (back),   TE, Darrell Daniels, (hamstring),    TE,  Maxx Williams, (ankle),   LB, Kyle Fitts (hamstring),   OL,  Justin Pugh, (calf),   S, Jalen Thompson (ankle)

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CHARGERS: (12/25/20):   DE, Joey Bosa (concussion/shin) OUT! Sunday, Vs Broncos.   DE,  Joey Bosa, (shin, concussion),   DE, Uchenna Nwosu ,(knee); QUESTIONABLE:   WR,   Kennan Allen, (hamstring),   LB, Denzel Perryman, (back)

CHIEFS: (12/25/20):  OUT:   RB, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, (ankle),    LB, Damien Wilson, (knee).   QUESTIONABLE:   WR Tyreek Hill (hamstring),   DE, Frank Clark (illness).

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COLTS: (12/23/20):  QB, Phillip Rivers, (toe). will not practice, (just like every week since he incurred injury)

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COWBOYS:  (12/23/20:   RB,  Ezekial Elliott, (calf), limited to to participation in practice.   LB, Leighton Vander Esch, (high ankle sprain), and    NT, Antwuan Woods, (ankle),  won’t practice this week.  (12/26/20:  OUT:   LB, Leighton Vander Esch,(ankle),    DT,  Antwaun Woods, (ankle),  S,  Xavier Woods, (ribs),  CB/S,  Rashard Robinson, (ankle);  (12/27/20):  RB,  Ezekial Elliott expected to play Vs Eagles.

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DOLPHINS: (12/24/20):“Optimistic” QB, Derek Carr,  a GDD,(game day decision).    OUT:  G:  Solomon Kindley (knee, foot),   DE,  Shaq Lawson, (soulder).).  QUESTIONABLE:   OL  Ereck Flowers, (ankle),   TE Mike Gesicki,  (shoulder),   WR, Jakeem Grant,  (hamstring),  LB, Kyle Van Noy,  (hip)

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EAGLES: (12/26/20):  OUT:   DE, Josh Sweat, (wrist),   TE, Richard Rodgers, (ankle), CB,   Kevon Seymour,  (knee);    QUESTIONABLE:   DT,   Fletcher Cox, (neck),    P, Cameron Johnston,  (concussion),   LB,  Duke Riley, (bicep)

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FALCONS:  (12/26/20):      OUT: WR,  Julio Jones, (hamstring),    DB,  Darqueze Dennard (quad),   C, Alex Mack (concussion),   G,  James Carpenter (groin).   QUESTIONABLE:  S,  Ricardo Allen (concussion),  DT,   Marlon Davidson (knee),   WR,  Brandon Powell (foot)

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FOOTBALL TEAM: (12/23/20): QB, Dwayne Haskins, stripped of team captaincy, and fined $40,000.oo, (COVID-19 protocol violation).    (12/25/20):    QB, Alex Smith (calf) stands a 50/50 chance of playing Sunday Vs Panthers.  (12/26/20):   OUT:   LB,  Thomas Davis, (knee);   DOUBTFUL:   WR,  Terry McLaurin,  (ankle); QUESTIONABLE:    RB,  Antonio Gibson,  (toe),     LB,  Kevin Pierre-Louis  (ankle),   QB,  Alex Smith (calf), (knee);   DOUBTFUL:   WR,  Terry McLaurin,  (ankle); QUESTIONABLE:    RB,  Antonio Gibson,  (toe),     LB,  Kevin Pierre-Louis  (ankle),  (12/28/20):  Waive QB Dwayne Haskins.

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GIANTS:  (12/23/20), No decision yet about QB, Daniel Jones. (hamstring week13).      QB, Colt McCoy ready if Jones does not play. (12/26/20)   OUT:   WR,  Golden Tate (calf),    DB, Darnay Holmes (knee); QUESTIONABLE:   QB,  Daniel Jones (hamstring, ankle),   LB,  Blake Martinez (ankle)

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JAGUARS:  (12/23/20), RB, James Robinson, (ankle), will not practice. (12/23/20)  OUT: WR , Collin Johnson,  (hamstring), CB, Sidney Jones, (Achilles); QUESTIONABLE: RB,  James Robinson, (ankle)

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JETS: (12/23/20),  DL, Quinnen Williams, (concussion and neck) on IR.  OUT for season.  (12/26/20)  DOUBTFUL:   CB, Javelin Guidry, (knee);   QUESTIONABLE: WR,  Jeff Smith (shoulder)  CB, Javelin Guidry is OUT,  (knee).

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LIONS:  (12/24/20):   Interim HC Darrell Bevell will miss Saturday game Vs BUCCANEERS, (Close contact high-risk).  WR coach Robert Prince will be acting HC.  QB, coach Sean Ryan will call offensive plays.  HC, asst. Evan Rothstein will call defense.  Also missing will be DC, Cory Undlin,  DDL, coach Bo Davis, DB, coach Steve Gregory, and LB coach Ty McKenzie.   LB, Anthony Pittman on COVID-19/reserve.

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PACKERS:  (12/24/20):   OUT:   S, Will Redmond, (concussion),   TE,  Jace Sternberger, (concussion, illness);   DOUBTFUL:   RB, Jamaal Williams, (quad),    G, Simon Stepaniak.

PANTHERS:  (12/24/20):   DOUBTFUL:   RB,  Christian McCaffrey, (thigh),    T,  Russell Okung,  (calf), CB, Troy Pride Jr. (hip);     QUESTIONABLE:   DE,  Brian Burns (knee), DE, Austin Larkin, (shoulder),   DT,   Bravvion Roy, (knee)

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RAIDERS:  (12/24/20):   QB Derek Carr, (groin), ready to return to action Saturday against Dolphins.  (12/24/20):      OUT: DE,  Clelin Ferrell,  shoulder); QUESTIONABLE: DT,  Maurice Hurst (calf)  OUT: S Will Redmond (concussion), TE Jace Sternberger (concussion, illness); DOUBTFUL: RB Jamaal Williams (quad), G Simon Stepaniak   OUT:  CB, Jimmy Smith, (ribs, shoulder); QUESTIONABLE   WR,  Marquise Brow,  (knee), WR,  Dez Bryant,  (thigh),  DE,  Calais Campbel,l (calf),   DB/LB,  Anthony Levine, (abdomen),   LB,  Pernell McPhee (knee), CB , Marcus Peters (calf), T Tyre Phillips , (concussion),   FB, Patrick Ricard,  (knee),    OL, Patrick Ricard, (back),    LB, Kristian Welch, (foot)

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RAMS:  (12/26/20)  OUT:   RB, Cam Akers, (ankle).   Jerald Goff, suffers broken Thumb  in Sunday’s game.

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 SEAHAWKS:  (12/26/20)    OUT:   RB,  DeeJay Dallas, (ankle);    DOUBTFUL: G,  Mike Iupati (neck);    QUESTIONABLE: T, Brandon Shell, (ankle), S  Damarious Randall, (foot)

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SAINTS:(12/24/20):   WR, Marquez Callaway to return from IR.

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STEELERS: (12/23/20):    LS. Christian Kuntz, released.  (12/26/20):  OUT: LB, Ulysees Gilbert, (ankle); QUESTIONABLE:   LB,  Marcus Allen, (stinger),    LB,  Olasunkanmi Adeniyi (shoulder),   K,  Chris Boswell, (groin),  RB,  Anthony McFarland (illness)

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TEXANS:  (12/23/20),   OL,  Tytus Howard (concussion), is “UNLIKELY”, this week. (12/26/20),  OUT:   RB, Duke Johnson, (neck);   QUESTIONABLE: CB, Phillip Gaines (knee)

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TITANS: (12/26/20), OUT:  LB,  Derick Roberson, (hamstring), (hamstring)

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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.

IF YOU SEE I MADE A MIS-COPY OF THE GAMES AND TIMES FEEL  FREE TO EMAIL ME AND TELL ME I GOOFED.

BYES: NONE

(All Times EST)

GAME # TV VISITOR SCORE   HOME SCORE CONFIDENCE RUNNING SCORE
FRIDAY 1225//20 16:30
1 FOX   Vikings(6-8) 33  @ SAINTS10-4) 52 1 1/1
SATURDAY  12/26/20  13:00
2 NFL BUCCANEERS(9-5) 47 @ Lions(5-9) 7 15 16/16
SATURDAY 12/26/20  16:30
3 AMZ 49’ers(5-9) 20 @ CARDINALS(8-6) 12 9 16/7
SATURDAY 12/26/20  20:15
4 NFL DOLPHINS(9-5) 26 @ Raiders(7-7) 25 5 21/12
SUNDAY 12/27/20  13:00
5 CBS COLTS(10-4) 24 @ Steelers(11-3) 28 2 21/10
6 FOX Falcons(4-10) 14 @ CHIEFS13-1) 17 16 37/26
7 CBS BEARS(7-7) 41 @ Jaguars(1-13) 17 11 48/37
8 FOX Bengals(3-10-1) 37 @ TEXANS(4-10) 31 12 48/25
9 FOX Giants(5-9) 13 @ RAVENS(9-5) 27 14 62/39
10 CBS BROWNS(10-4) 16 @ Jets(1-13) 23 13 62/26
SUNDAY 12/27//20 16:05
11 CBS Broncos(5-9) 16 @ CHARGERS(5-9) 19 7 69/33
12 CBS Panthers(4-10) 20 @ FOOTBALL TEAM(6-8) 13 3 69/30
SUNDAY 12/27//20 16:25
13 FOX EAGLES4-9-1) 17 @ Cowboys(5-9) 37 6 69/24
14 FOX Rams(9-5) 9 @ SEAHAWKS(10-4) 20 4 73/28
SUNDAY 12/27//20 20:20
15 ESPN Titans(10-4) 14 @ PACKERS11-3) 40 8 81/36
MONDAY 12/28/20 22:20
16 ESPN BILLS(11-3) 38 @ Patriots(6-8) 9 10 91/26
GAMES
10/6 63%/38% 67%/19%
Points Possible 136
Tie Break (Total score Last Game) 45
Total 47
Points Off -2

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