NFL CONFIDENCE PICKS WEEK 3 NFL 09/23-26-27/2021

TRIVIA:  What QB, threw 167 TDs in his 20’s.  Now has a chance to throw more TDs in his 40’s? 

ANSWER:   A rookie in 2000 at 23 .  He became the starting QB at age 24 and threw 167 TDs before turning  30.  Currently he has thrown 154 in his 40’s.  Following him are Drew  Brews with 57.  Brett Favre with 41. Warren Moon with 37 and Vinny Testaverde with 24.   TYMDOARB  (Unscramble the letters if haven’t figured it out.   

SIDE NOTE:  BASEBALL:  Say goodbye to the Cleveland Indians.  They will now become the Cleveland GUARDIANS.  (my take on the whole subject remains the same.  With the removal of the Indians name, we move one step closer to forgetting that the people we call INDIANS [by a misnomer, because Christopher Columbus: for example: thought they had landed in INDIA]; WERE in fact the people who owned this great country.  Generations,  or less than a generation will forget they existed.  Just like the removal of  Confederate statues, UH-OH the Civil War never happened. WE never had SLAVERY here. 

NEWS:  NFL states it is pleased with it’s “TAUNTING”  rule and has no plans to alter it.  I think  I speak for most fans when I say it is a very poor rule as it statnds.  Tom Brady’s take on the rule is that there is nothing the players, fans,  or coaches can do about it.  To sum up Tom Brady says, “…NFL’s new taunting rule STINKS”

BEARS:  QB Justin Fields will make 1st start for BEARS, while QB, Andy Dalton recovers from knee injury.  HC: All QBs being considered for week 4 start.

BRONCOS: DE: Bradley Chubb out for 6-8 weeks.  (Will have surgery to remove ankle spur)   WR: K.J. Hamler out for season, (torn ACL).

BROWNS:  WR, Jarvis Landry, on IR. (knee).    WR: Odell Beckham (knee) to return Sunday against the BEARS.

BUCCANEERS: RB: Leonard Fournette to start game, leaving Ronald Jones to  be the backup

COLTS: QB:  (Often injured) Carson Wentz, (double ankle injuries), game time decision, but is expected to start game.   Preparing both Jacob Eason and practice QB Brett Hundley, as a precaution if Carson Wentz is unable to play.

COWBOYS:  OT La’el Collins, NFL has  been suspended 5 games for violating the leagues drug policies. His  attempting to bribe drug test collector.

DOLPHINS:  QB, Tua Tagovavailoa will sit this week out recouperatinf from (fractured rib).  Hoping he will return in week 6.   Allowing former Colts QB, Jacoby Brissett  to get the starting job.

EAGLES: RG, Brandon Brooks on IR, (pec),  May return after 3 week mandatory stay per COVID-19 protocol.    DE: Brandon Graham out rest of season on IR, (ruptured achilles tendon).  (Bad week to be an Eagle named Brandon}.

GIANTS:  OL:  Nick Gates out with (fractured leg), has had surgery.  Will miss significant time.  Coach Joe Judge looking at worst scenario, says injury may be a career ender.

JETS: WR:  Jamison Crowder (groin) expected to  miss week 3.

PANTHERS: QB, ROOKIE, Davis Mills receives the nod to start TNF, in lieu of injured QB, Tyrod Taylor who has been placed on IR. (hamstring).   RB: Christian McCaffrey injured TNF (hamstring).  Unknown  how long he will be out.

RAVENS: QB: Lamar Jackson listed as “questionable” (illness). UPATE: Jackson expected to play.   NT: Brandon Williams, DT Justin Madubike,  OLs: Justin Houston, and Jaylon Ferguson on COVID-19 IR.    OT: Ronnie Stanley, (ankle), and DE: Derek Wolfe, (hip/back)  out for Sunday Vs Lions.   Also listed as questionable ar CBs: Jimmy Smith (ankle), and Tavon Young, (knee).  LB: Pernell McPhee (shoulder), and WR: Marquise Brown, (ankle).  OT: Ronnie Stanley is out, (ankle)

STEELERS:  LB, T.J. WATT,  (groin) out.  WR: Dionte Johnson (knee), unknown.  DE: Tyson Alualu (ankle), to miss multiple weeks.  QB Ben Rothelisberger, (pec injury), Status unknown.

TEXANS:  QB, Tyrod Taylor may miss WEEKS, (hamstring) and could be added to IR.   Deshaun Watson stays on Inactive list.

 VIKNINGS: RB, Dalvin Cook listed as questionable, Sunday (sprained ankle).

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 AST or erroneously known as EDT

GAME # TV VISITOR SCORE   HOME SCORE CONFIDENCE RUNNING SCORE
THUR 09/23/21 20:20
         
1 NFL PANTHERS(20 ) 24 @ Texans (1-1 ) 9 15 15/15
   
SUNDAY 09/26/21 13:00
2 CBS Colts (0-2) 16 @ TITANS (1-1 ) 25 10 25/25
3 FOX Falcons (0-2 ) 17 @ GIANTS (0-2) 14 4 25/21
4 CBS Chargers ()      30         @ CHIEFS (1-1) 24 13 25/8
5 CBS Bengals (11 ) 24 @ STEELERS 1- 1) 10 5

25/3

6 FOX Bears (1-1 ) 6 @ BROWNS (1-1) 26 11 36/14
7 CBS Ravens (1-1 ) 19 @ LIONS (0-2) 17 9 36/5
8 FOX Saints (1-1) 28 @ PATRIOTS 1 0 )           13 3 36/2
9 FOX CARDINALS(2-0 ) 31 @ Jaguars 0-2() 19 14 50/16
10 FOX Washington (11) 21 @ BILLS (1-1) 43 12 62/28
SUNDAY 09/26//21 16:05
11 CBS Jets (0-2) 0 @ BRONCOS (20)
26 16 78/44
12 CBS Dolphins (1-1) 28 @ RAIDERS (2-0) 31 (OT) 7 85/51
SUNDAY 09/26//21 16:25
13 FOX SEAHAWKS(1-1 ) 17 @ Vikings (0-2 ) 30 2 85/49
14 FOX BUCCANEERS (2-  0) 24 @ Rams (20) 34 1 85/48
SUNDAY 09/26//21 20:20
15 NBC Packers ( 1-1) 30 @ 49’ERS(20) 28 6 85/42
MONDAY 09/27//21 19:10
16 ESPN Eagles(1-1) 21 @ COWBOYS (11 ) 41 8 93/50
GAMES
8/8 50%/50% 68%/37%
Points Possible 136
Tie Break (Total score Last Game) 51
Total 62
Points Off -11

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