NFL Week 11 Confidence Picks Nov. 13-16-17

I am left with three questions after this week’s games.

1.  Have the bears lost confidence in Jay Cutler OR have they lost confidence in the whole team. Cutler keeps getting the brunt of the criticism; but in all fairness the ENTIRE team is really playing badly.  What to do about a team like this?  1.  If the QB is the problem oust him.   2.  Maybe the coach?  Put him out to pasture.  OR, just maybe, it lies in upper management.  Well we all know that is not even a probable,  MANAGEMENT is never to blame.

2. Is Peyton Manning more driven by RECORDS and his legacy than his own team.  Example:  Manning stayed in the game when a perfect opportunity for his backup QB to get some real game snaps.  WHAT happens if Manning gets injured and has to miss games?  The BACKUP QB becomes the starting, or finishing QB without any real game experience.  I ask you Is Manning being a TEAM player in this instance or just being selfish and padding his record.

3. Why did the Packers not let Aaron Rodgers SET a Record?  He needed just two TD Passes in the second half to set the record for single game TD Passes.  But Packers Coach Mike McCarthy decided to bench him most of that second half.   Things like this bring to mind the year the Colts of Indianapolis THREW a game when they had a chance to ACHIEVE A PERFECT SEASON!!!,   You thought I had forgotten that one didn’t you.

So now you are asking if I am being contradictory,  in my statements about Peyton Manning, and Aaron Rodgers.  Not really.  Manning had no immediate record in sight.  Rodgers DID.

 

2014 NFL Team Schedule

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 17 games.  The team you are most confident will win you would ssign the number 17 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

 

This year I am making a change in the scoring.  YOU can adopt the new scoring or continue to use the old scoring. This year we get a negative score for missed games.  We will continue to get a positive score for correct predictions.  EXAMPLE:  LAST YEAR if you scored 1 pt on the first game and you had 15 pt on the second game you would still have a Positive 1.  HOWEVER. this year the same scenario 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 MIS COPY OF THE GAMES AND TIMES FEEL  FREE TO EMAIL ME AND TELL ME I GOOFED.

 

BYE WEEK:   Ravens, Cowboys, Jaguars, Jets

All Times EST

GAME VISITOR SCORE   HOME SCORE CONFIDENCE RUNNING SCORE
THURSDAY  11/13/14 20::25 
  1 Buffalo Bills
9  @ MIAMI DOLPHINS
 22  8 8/8
   
SUNDAY 11/16/14 13:00
 2 Minn. Vikings
13 @ CHICAGO BEARS
 21  6 14/14
3 Houston Texans 7  @ CLEVELAND BROWNS
23  4 18 /18
 4 Atl. Falcons
19
 @
CAROLINA PANTHERS
17  1 17/18
 5 Cincy Bengals 27 @ N.O. SAINTS
10  12 5/18
 6 T.B. Buccaneers  27  @ WASHINGTON REDSKINS
7  11 6 /18
7 DENVER BRONCOS
 7 @ St. Louis Rams
 22 13 19/18
8 S.F. 49’ERS
16 @ N.Y. Giants
10  7 26/18
 9  Stl. Seahawks  20 @ K.C. CHIEFS
 24 3 23 /21


 
SUNDAY  11/16/14  16:05
10 OAKLAND RAIDERS 6   @ S.D. Chargers
13  14 37/21
 
 SUNDAY 11/16/14   16:25
11 Det. Lions
 6 ARIZ. CARDINALS
14  2 35/23
12 Phila. Eagles
20 @ G.B. PACKERS
53  9 24 /32
 SUNDAY 11/16/14 20:30
   13 N.E. Patriots
42  @ INDY COLTS
20  5 29/32
 Monday 11/19/14 20:30
14 PITT. STEELERS
27 @ Tenn. Titans  24 10 19/42
 
Tie Breaker (Monday 2 team total)  47
Actual Score  51
Points Off  -4
Possible Points 105