NFL CONFIDENCE PICKS WEEK 16 12/22-24-25-26/2022

    • COLTS: Benched Matt Ryan in favor of an aging Nick Foles.   Benching Ryan makes sense; should have been done way earlier.  In fact I can see no reason for the Colts to have signed him to begin with.  But, putting that aside,  would it not make more sense  to give the young Sam Ehlinger playing time.  Doing so would give him a better chance to prove himself.  Even if the Colts keep him as a backup QB.  He would have game experience if called upon during the next season.  Or give other teams a chance to appraise him for a trade.   Sometimes I think COMMON SENSE, is an unknown commodity among the Colts organization.  I am not terribly impressed with any of the college QBs this year.  For all practical purposes the Colts season is over.  Give Ehlinger a chance!

BENGALS:  Clinch playoff spot; thanks to the Jaguars win over the Jets Thursday night.

Worst part of these closing weeks is the question:  Will the teams that have clinched playoff spots or Conference titles PLAY TO WIN, or rest their stars and protect them from injury?  That is the BIG question one has to ask when making their picks.

 

TRIVIA:  What city did the COMMANDERS/REDSKINS play in before moving to Washington?        (Unscramble the answer just above your pick sheet). 

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  

ANSWER   SNOTB0 *

GAME #

TV

VISITOR

SCORE

HOME

SCORE

CONFIDENCE

RUNNING SCORE

THUR

12/22/22

20:15

1

PRIME VIDEO

Jaguars (68)

19

@

JETS  (77)

3

2

0/2

SATURDAY

12/24/22

13:00

2

FOX

Falcons(59)

10

@

Ravens(95)

17

11

11/9

3

FOX

LIONS (77)

23

 @

Panthers (59)

23

4

11/ 5

4

 CBS

BILLS (11-8)

35

@

Bears(3 -11)

13

15

26/21

5

CBS

Saints (59 )

17

@

BROWNS(68)

10

6

 26/15

6

CBS

Seahawks(77)

10

 @

CHIEFS (77)

24

16

42/31

7

 FOX

Giants (851)

24

@

VIKINGS(11-3)

27

10

52/41

8

 CBS

BENGALS( 104)

22

 @

Patriots (77)

18

 9

61/50

9

 CBS

 Texans  (1121)

19

@

TITANS (77)

14

7

61/43

 

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY

12/24/22

16:05

 

 

10

CBS

Commanders (76-1)

20

@

49’ERS (104)

37

12

73/55

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY

 

12/24/22

16:25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

FOX

Eagles(131)

34

@

COWBOYS(104)

37

1

74/56

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY

 

12/24/22

20:15

 

 

 

 

12

NFL

Raiders (68)

10

@

STEELERS (68)

13

5

79/61

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY

 

12/25/22

13:00

 

 

 

 

13

FOX

 Packers (68)

26

@

DOLPHINS (86)

20

13

79/48

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY

 

12/25/22

16:30

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

CBS

BRONCOS (410)

14

@

Rams (410)

51

 3

79/45

 

 

SUNDAY

 

12/18/22

20:20

15 NBC

BUCCANEERS(68)

19

@

Cardinals (410)

16 (OT)

14 93/59

MONDAY

12/26/22

20:15

16

ESPN

CHARGERS(86)

20

@

Colts (49-1)

3

9

102/68

GAMES

63%/37% 106 75%/50%

Points

Possible

136

Tie Break

(Total score

Last Game)

45

Total

23

Points

Off

+22

* Boston

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