NFL CONFIDENCE PICKS WEEK 8 NFL 10/28-31-11/01/2021

Another bad week.  When will it end !

BEARS: HC: Matt Nagy tests positive for COVID-19.   OLB: Khalil Mack, (foot), OUT.    S: Tashaun Gipson Sr, (hip),  DL: Akeim Hicks, (groin),  OLB: Sam Kamara,  (knee), and TE: Jesper Horsted, (knee),  WR: Jakeem Grant Sr., (ankle), are Questionable

BRONCOS: Trade future picks and aquire LB: Kenny Young., from the RAMS.  The RAMS will receive a late 6th round pick, while the Broncos will get a late 7th round pick.   WR Jerry Jeudy, (ankle),, expected to return Sunday against. Washington.  Trade OLB: Von Miller to RAMS,  for second- and third-round picks in the 2022 NFL Draft.

BROWNS: RB:  Nick Chubb hopes to return to action, against STEELERS.  QB: Baker Mayfield (shoulder), Surgery UNCERTAIN status for Sunday is “Possible”.

BUCCANEERS:  QB: Tom Brady offered Brian Kennedy, (the man who was given the 600th TD ball),  Just short of $63,000 of Bitcoin.  In addition to the $1000 credit at the BUC’s Gift Shop and the game used ball.  The team added: two autographed BRADY JERSEYS, a BRADY HELMET, an autographed EVANS JERSEY game-worn cleats and 2 season tickets for the REST of this season and NEXT.     Mojo  Muhtadi and Rob Gronkowski says they spoke to Beyond Protocol, and they’ve decided to hook the fan up with 690 Crypto coins (if you know Mojo, you get this) worth about $44 each.   (Approimately $30,360).    LB: Lavonte David, (ankle), TE:  Rob Gronkowski (ribs), and CB: Richard Sherman, (hamstring), CB: Dee Delaney, (ankle), and LB: Jason Pierre-Paul,(shoulder, hand), Questionable.

CARDINALS: DE: J.J. Watt, (shoulder), OUT.  Needs surgery,  Possibly ending his season.  WR: DeAndre Hopkins, (hamstring),  OL: Max Garcia, (achilles),  DT: Rashard Lawrence, (calf), and TE Darrell Daniels, (hamstring),  Questionable. 

COLTS: Release QB: Brett Hundley. Sam Ehlinger is now sole backup QB.   Add DT: Tyquan Lewis, (knee), to IR.  Injury is a season ender.   WR: T.Y. Hilton, (concussion), to miss Thursday match up with JETS.

COWBOYS: QB: Dak Prescott, (calf), and, LT: Tyron Smith (ankle), Hopeful, but  questionable.

DOLPHINS: Place 2 on IR.  DB: Jason McCourty, (foot).  RB: Malcolm Brown, (quad)

EAGLES: QB: Gardner Minshew to act as QB: Jalen Hurts’ primary backup in Philadelphia with Flacco’s departure. 

GIANTS:  WR: Kadarius Toney. (ankle).  Will be game time decision for MNF. 

LIONS: LB: Mike Lucci, died at age 81.  Lucci was drafted in 1961 by the BROWNS, but was traded to the Lions after 3 years. He played out his career spending 9 years with the LIONS. Lucci was voted, by his teammates,  Lions’ Defensive Most Valuable Player from 1969-1971.Also he was All-NFL in 1969, NFC All-Conference in 1970-1971. Lucci was named to the Pro Bowl following the 1971 season where he intercepted 5 passes, 2 of which he returned for touchdowns.   Lucci also appeared as himself in the 1968 movie Paper Lion.  Special Teams Coordinator Dave Fipp positive for COVID-19.

PACKERS: WR: Davante Adams, on COVID-19 List  OUT.  DC: Joe Berry tests COVID-19 positive. WR: Malik Taylor, activated from COVID-19 Reserve list.  WR: Allen Lazard also added to COVID-19 Reserve List.  T: Dennis Kellly, (back), Doubtful.   CB: Kevin King, (shoulder/back), and LB: Preston Smith, (shoulder), Questionable.  TE:  Robert Tonyan,  (ACL), OUT for season.

RAMS:  WR Jerry Jeudy, (ankle) ,expected to return Sunday vs. Washington.

RAVENS: LB:  Malik Harrison  was shot in his left calf by a stray bullet on Sunday at a gathering in Cleveland.   Although  it is described as not serious  But seems it would affect his playing time for week 9.  (My opinion).

SAINTS:  DT: David Onyemata returns. after finishing  6 game suspension for violating the NFL’s banned substances policy.   WR: Deonte Harris, (hamstring), and CB: Marshon Lattimore, (hand),  Questionable.    QB: Taysom Hill, (concussion), G: Andrus Peat, (pectoral), DE: Payton Turner, (calf), and RB: Dwayne Washington, (neck), OUT.  WR: Kevin White activated from practice squad.  QB: Jameis Wilson, (ACL/MCL ), OUT, for season.  Backup QB: Tayson Hill, heir apparent to move into starting role.

SEAHAWKS: (1999-2008), HC: Mike Holmgren will be inducted into the Seahawks’ Ring of Honor on Sunday,   Under Holmgren the SEAHAWKS won 5 division titles and the franchise’s 1st Super Bowl appearance in Super Bowl XL. In addition to his accomplishments Holmgreen:  started as QB: coach for 49’ers, and became OC: Winning Super Bowls 23 and 24 He served as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers from 1992 to 1998, where he  won Super Bowl XXXHe finished his career as; president of the Cleveland Browns from 2010 -2013.   RB: Chris Carson,(neck), may miss rest of sesson

TITANS: RB: Darrynton  Evans, (knee),On Season ending IR.  RB: Derrick Henry, (foot).  Will need surgery and could miss several weeks; if not the season.  To fill the gap the TITANS, have signed  free agent RB: Adrian Peterson.

VIKINGS: TE: Bill Ellefson (knee/foot), on IR.   DE: Danielle Hunter, (pec), OUT, rest of season.

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 AST or erroneously known as EDT

THUR 10/28//21 20:20
1 FOX Packers (61) 24 @ CARDINALS (70) 21 11 0/11
SUNDAY 10/31/21 13:00
2 CBS BENGALS (5-2) 31 @ Jets (34) 34 12 0/23
3 CBS Titans (5-2) 34 @ COLTS (34) 31 (OT) 2 0/25
4 FOX RAMS (61) 38 @ Texans (16) 22 15 15/10
5 CBS Steelers (3-3) 15 @ BROWNS  (43) 10 3 15/13
6 FOX EAGLES (25) 44 @  Lions (0-7) 6 7 22/6
7 FOX 49’ERS (24) 39 @ Bears (34) 22 8 30/2
8 FOX Panthers (34) 19 @ FALCONS (33) 13 4 30/2
9 CBS Dolphins (16) 11 @ BILLS (4-2) 26 14 44/12
SUNDAY 10/31/21 16:05
10 CBS Patriots (3-4) 27 @ CHARGERS (42) 24 9 44/3
11 CBS Jaguars (15) 7 @ SEAHAWKS (25) 31 5 49/8
SUNDAY 10/31//21 16:25
12 FOX Washington (2-5) 10 @ BRONCOS (34) 17 6 55/14
27 @ Saints (42) 36 10 55/4
SUNDAY 10/31//21 20:20
14 NBC COWBOYS (51) 20 @ Vikings (3-3) 16 1 56/5
MONDAY 00/00//20 20:15
15 ESPN Giants (25) 17 @ CHIEFS (34) 20 13 69/18
8/7 53%
Points Possible 120
Tie Break (Total score Last Game) 52
Total 37
Points Off +15

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