Confidence Picks, Week 14 12/10,13,14 /2015

WOW!!!   I hope you all were able to see the Rodgers to Rodgers HAIL MARY PASS. Was
there something mystical in this connection.  Both players named Rodgers, Both players attended, and played FOOTBALL for the California Golden Bears, college.  EERIE!

Can you say C-H-O-K-E.  That was the fate of the Chicago Bears.  Chicago had the game sewed up.  A mere 36 yard chip shot,  field goal and the game was over with the Chicago Bears adding another notch in their comeback belt.  (Did I just say CHIP SHOT?  Sorry about that I hate it when I or anyone “cross-terms” sport jargon), But alas, was not to be.  As Robbie Gould shanked  the kick.  I know no one is perfect.  HOWEVER, with the money these men make for playing a game, is it expecting too much for them to be perfect.   I can’t say it all rode on Gould’s shoulders.  Whenever you look back, there is always another play that makes a difference in the outcome.  Like Jay Cutler’s pick 6 pass. If he hadn’t thrown that; the game would have been over before the errant FG kick.  But on the other side.  Had the 49’ers made some different play, during the course of the game.  They could have won.

Do you suppose New England Patriots, and their fans, have finally figured out that TOM BRADY, isn’t the the…TEAM.. Like most QB’s he needs those team mates that half the people don’t know their names.

Are the Seattle Seahawks really back?  Russell Wilson’s has been working on and showing his passing skills.  Some writers are calling them the “most dangerous wild card team”.

We had two games go to OT.  One game separated by less than a FG.  Two games were won with a 3 point margin

For those of you who do not know 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.   We use the Monday night game as a TIE BREAKER.  The tie is broke by the closest to the total (that is the COMBINED score of the two participating tams) final score, without going over.

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

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 pt on the second game and lost you would still have a Positive 1.  HOWEVER. with the same scenario new scoring system would result with a -14 score.

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 MISS COPY OF THE GAMES AND TIMES FEEL  FREE TO EMAIL ME AND TELL ME I GOOFED.

I had some requests from the people who copy and paste, for their own pool to move the network out of the score column.  I aim to please.  So I hope this is better

GOOD LUCK TO ALL.

BYE WEEK:  NONE

*NOTE: N.E./HOUSTON & SEATTLE/BALT. GAMES WERE SWITCHED AS NOTED ON PICK SHEET.  (Part of the FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING).

All Times All Times EST

GAME VISITOR SCORE   HOME SCORE CONFIDENCE RUNNING SCORE
THURSDAY 12/10/15 20::25
  1 NFL
Min. Vikings  20  @ AZ. CARDINALS
 23 16  16/16
   
SUNDAY 12/13/15 13:00
 2 CBS
Buf. Bills 20 @ PHI. EAGLES
 23  1 17/17
 3 FOX
S.F. 49’ers 10  @ CLE. BROWNS
 24  3  20/10
 4 FOX
DET. LIONS 14
 @
 St. L. Rams
21
5 20/5
 5 FOX
N.O. Saints  24 @ T.B. BUCCANEERS  17  8 20/3
 6 CBS
TN. Titans 8  @ N.Y. JETS
30  11 31/8
7 CBS
Pit. Steelers  33 @ CIN. BENGALS
20  6 31/2
8 CBS
* STL. SEAHAWKS
 35 @ Bal. Ravens 6  14  45/16
 CBS INDY. COLTS
16 @ J’ville  Jaguars
 51  2  45/14
10 CBS
S.D. Chargers
 3  @ K.C. CHIEFS
10
 15  60/29
11 FOX  Wa. Redskins  24  @ CHI. BEARS
 21  9  60/20
12 FOX  Atl. Falcons
0
CAR. PANTHERS
38
 13  73/33

SUNDAY
 12/13/15
 16:05

 13  CBS
Oak. Raiders  15  @ DEN. BRONCOS
12  12 73/21
 SUNDAY 12/13/15 16:25
 



14 FOX Dal. Cowboys
7
 @ G.B. PACKERS
28  10 83/31
SUNDAY 12/13/15 20:30
15 NBC * NEW ENHLAND
 27  @  Hou. Texans
 6  7  90/38

   

MONDAY
12/13/15 20:30
14 ESPN  N.Y. GIANTS  31  @ Mia. Dolphins 24 4

 

 94/42

66%/31%

Tie Breaker (Monday 2 team total last game)  46
Actual Score 55
Points Off  -9
Possible Points 136