NFL CONFIDENCE PICKS WEEK 8 10/29- 11/01-02/2020


  1. REMEMBER TO SET YOUR CLOCK BACK SATURDAY NIGHT (Unless you live in one of the states that are smart enough to stay on one time year around)

NFL TRIVIA:  Have you ever considered?  There are 4 quarters in a regulation NFL game.  Each quarter is 15 minutes.  That means the game is only 1 hour long.    (Of course that 1 hour doesn’t include commercials).  Yet we spend an average 3 hours, 12 minutes watching a 1 hour (plus commercials game).   WE watch at least 100 commercials during that 3 hours and 12 minutes.  We sit on the edge of our seat afraid we might miss a play.  Thank Goodness for those 100 commercials so we can grab a snack or beverage (except those of us who have one of those small “dorm” type refrigerators and microwaves beside our chair or couch).  But more important is the bathroom break.  1 hour game. 3 hours 12 minutes viewing time.  All that for a mere 11 MINUTES of playing action.  

   SIDE NOTE FOR COMPARISON.  My sons who wrestled in High School went all out for 3 periods of 2 minutes.   A full match is 6 minutes (plus occasional 0T’s).  ALL OUT EVERY MUSCLE WORKING ! That is more than half of the action time in an NFL Game.  It is nothing unusual to have 4 or more matches in a 2 hour period. Total time of action 24 minutes.  More physical action and effort than 1 football game.  Yes, I know not all matches go the full 6 minutes.

For those of you who are new here. This is  how confidence raniking 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.

GOOD LUCK TO ALL.

BYES:  CARDINALS — FOOTBALL TEAM — JAGUARS — TEXANS

(THURS Time AST or erroneously known as EDT)

SUNDAY AND MONDAY EST

GAME # TV VISITOR SCORE   HOME SCORE CONFIDENCE RUNNING SCORE
THUR 10/29//20 20:20
         
1 NBC Falcons (1-6) 25 @ PANTHERS   (3-4) 17 1 0/1
   
SUNDAY 11/01/20 13:00
2 CBS RAMS  (5-2) 17 @ Dolphins  (5-1) 28 6 0/7
3 CBS Jets  (0-7) 9 @ CHIEFS(6-1) 35 14 14/7
4 FOX Vikings (1-5) 28 @ PACKERS (5-1) 22 12 14/5
5 CBS COLTS (4-2) 41 @ Lions (3-8) 21 4 18/1
6 CBS Raiders (3-3) 16 @ BROWNS  (5-2) 6 2 18/3
7 CBS TITANS (5-1) 20 @    Bengals      (1-5-1) 31 10 18/13
8 CBS Patriots (2-4) 21 @ BILLS ()5-2 24 7 25/6
9 CBS Steeler (6-0) 28 @ RAVENS (51) 24 9 25/15
SUNDAY 11/01/20 16:05
10 CBS CHARGERS (2-4) 30 @ Broncos(2-4) 31  3 25/18
SUNDAY 11/01/20 16:25
11 FOX 49″ers (4-3) 27 @ SEAHAWKS (5-1) 37 5 30/13
12 FOX SAINTS (4-2) 26 @ Bears (5-2) 23 (OT) 8 38/5
SUNDAY 11/01/20 20:20
13 NBC Cowboys (2-5) 9 @      EAGLES        (2-4-1) 23 11 49/6
MONDAY 11/02/20 20:15
14 ESPN BUCCANEERS (5-2) 25 @ Giants (1-6) 23 13 62/19
59%/18%
GAMES
7/7 50%/50%
Points Possible 105
Tie Break (Total score Last Game) 46
Total 48
Points Off -2