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« on: December 03, 2013, 05:02:25 PM »

I've taken to letting oc.net choose stuff in my life.

A long story short, for a worthwhile cause, I stand to be able to help someone by getting as many picks correct for the NFL games played on Sunday and Monday.

Just winners. No spreads or anything.

The tie breaker is the score for each team playing Monday night.

Don't worry, this has nothing to do with gambling. It is a legal event and I have no clue about the NFL.

If I help the cause I am choosing for, I'll make a modest donation to oc.net in your name if you were the one with the closet picks.

Thanks a lot!

Again, just the winners except for Monday Night. Then your best guess for the score of each team.
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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2013, 07:45:35 PM »

Colts v. Bengals: Colts
Browns v. Patriots: Patriots
Raiders v. Jets: Raiders
Chiefs v. Redskins: Chiefs
Vikings v. Ravens: Ravens
Falcons v. Packers: Packers
Bills v. Buccaneers: Bills
Dolphins v. Steelers: Steelers
Lions v. Eagles: Lions
Titans v. Broncos: Broncos
Rams v. Cardinals: Cardinals
Seahawks v. 49ers: Seahawks
Giants v. Chargers: Giants
Panthers v. Saints: Saints

Cowboys v. Bears: Bears (Score: 17-10)

You want the score for Monday night only, right?
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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2013, 08:06:39 PM »

Colts v. Bengals: Colts
Browns v. Patriots: Patriots
Raiders v. Jets: Raiders
Chiefs v. Redskins: Chiefs
Vikings v. Ravens: Ravens
Falcons v. Packers: Packers
Bills v. Buccaneers: Bills
Dolphins v. Steelers: Steelers
Lions v. Eagles: Lions
Titans v. Broncos: Broncos
Rams v. Cardinals: Cardinals
Seahawks v. 49ers: Seahawks
Giants v. Chargers: Giants
Panthers v. Saints: Saints

Cowboys v. Bears: Bears (Score: 17-10)

You want the score for Monday night only, right?

Yes. And thank you! I can make multiple guesses (within reason) so if you would like to weight each pick based on your degree of certainty, I could then combine the I am sure soon to be NUMEROUS suggestions.

Thanks again.
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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2013, 08:12:11 PM »

Browns v. Patriots: Patriots

Based on their recent history, the Browns may have more concussions than touchdowns scored in the game.
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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2013, 08:42:30 PM »

Colts v. Bengals: Colts- 2
Browns v. Patriots: Patriots- 5
Raiders v. Jets: Raiders- 3
Chiefs v. Redskins: Chiefs- 5
Vikings v. Ravens: Ravens- 4
Falcons v. Packers: Packers- 4
Bills v. Buccaneers: Bills-2
Dolphins v. Steelers: Steelers- 3
Lions v. Eagles: Lions- 1
Titans v. Broncos: Broncos- 5
Rams v. Cardinals: Cardinals- 3
Seahawks v. 49ers: Seahawks- 3
Giants v. Chargers: Giants- 3
Panthers v. Saints: Saints- 4

Cowboys v. Bears: Bears (Score: 17-10) -3

You want the score for Monday night only, right?

Okay, so on a scale of 1-5 where 1 is very uncertain and 5 is very certain, that's how I'd weight them. "Any given week in the NFL..."
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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2013, 08:43:14 PM »

Browns v. Patriots: Patriots

Based on their recent history, the Browns may have more concussions than touchdowns scored in the game.

Very true, Father! Poor Browns. My in-laws suffer greatly as Cleveland fans.
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« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2013, 01:02:43 AM »

Colts v. Bengals: Colts - 1
Browns v. Patriots: Patriots - 5
Raiders v. Jets: Raiders - 1
Chiefs v. Redskins: Chiefs - 4
Vikings v. Ravens: Ravens - 2
Falcons v. Packers: Falcons - 2
Bills v. Buccaneers: Bills - 2
Dolphins v. Steelers: Steelers - 2
Lions v. Eagles: Eagles - 1
Titans v. Broncos: Broncos - 5
Rams v. Cardinals: Cardinals - 2
Seahawks v. 49ers: Seahawks - 1
Giants v. Chargers: Chargers - 1
Panthers v. Saints: Saints - 5

Cowboys v. Bears: Cowboys - 2 (Score: 24-13)
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« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2013, 02:26:15 PM »

Thanks *!

I know most of you are combing through stats and current injury reports, but please for this to help my cause I must have the list by 18:00 EST 12/5/2013. Tomorrow.

Thanks again!
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« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2013, 04:44:34 PM »

Colts v. Bengals: Colts - 1
Browns v. Patriots: Patriots - 5
Raiders v. Jets: Raiders - 2
Chiefs v. Redskins: Chiefs - 4
Vikings v. Ravens: Ravens - 4
Falcons v. Packers: Falcons - 2
Bills v. Buccaneers: Bucs - 3
Dolphins v. Steelers: Steelers - 2
Lions v. Eagles: Eagles - 1
Titans v. Broncos: Broncos - 5
Rams v. Cardinals: Cardinals - 2
Seahawks v. 49ers: Seahawks - 3
Giants v. Chargers: Giants - 4
Panthers v. Saints: Saints - 2

Cowboys v. Bears: Cowboys - 2

Predicting the score of a football game is like trying to guess which hand Vishnu is hiding an object in behind his back, but I'll call it 28-21.
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« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2013, 05:08:47 PM »

Thanks.

Also to those who PMed, in case I don't reply to those soon.

PtA, I figured you had some serious insight here. I am guessing you are still crunching those numbers.
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« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2013, 10:26:57 PM »

Thanks.

Also to those who PMed, in case I don't reply to those soon.

PtA, I figured you had some serious insight here. I am guessing you are still crunching those numbers.

Aside from the obvious major statistical categories (win percentages, turnover differential, scoring differential, rushing yards, etc.), statistics are really not good predictors for a football game, at least not in any way that would allow you to combine them and "crunch" them.

A better and easier way to do it would be to match up individual players where applicable, and then to match up team tactics (e.g. team A's pass offense vs. team B's pass defense). The latter in particular requires watching the teams at a level higher than the "analysis" on ESPN would lead one to believe.

Unfortunately I've only been paying detailed attention to one team so far this season, so there's not much I can tell you about most of the upcoming games. Sad
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« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2013, 03:13:52 PM »

Oh dear, I hope I didn't kill the thread.

Surely there's more people out there who can predict the results of the upcoming games! Especially the ones that ZZ, Asteriktos and me were less confident about...
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« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2013, 03:27:30 PM »

Unfortunately I've only been paying detailed attention to one team so far this season, so there's not much I can tell you about most of the upcoming games. Sad

Usually the NFL is my second religion, but this has been an off year for me. It doesn't help that my team (Giants) has been all over the place too I'm sure.
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« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2013, 03:36:47 PM »

Unfortunately I've only been paying detailed attention to one team so far this season, so there's not much I can tell you about most of the upcoming games. Sad

Usually the NFL is my second religion, but this has been an off year for me. It doesn't help that my team (Giants) has been all over the place too I'm sure.

Same here.  Embarrassed
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« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2013, 04:47:00 PM »

Oh dear, I hope I didn't kill the thread.

Surely there's more people out there who can predict the results of the upcoming games! Especially the ones that ZZ, Asteriktos and me were less confident about...

I appreciated your comments, I just like to think that PtA is laboriously crunching away at stat tables with slide rules while watching game highlights. 

In my fantastic world, he is nothing if not thorough.
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« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2013, 06:04:27 PM »

Thanks to everyone who posted, PMed, emailed, etc!

If you are interested what you chose as a group:

Colts   1.2
Browns   4.8   
Raiders   0.2
Chiefs   4.4
Vikings   3.8   
Falcons   0.4
Bills   0.6     
Dolphins   2.6   
Lions   1.2
Titans   5   
Rams   2.4      
Seahawks   1
Giants   0.6
Panthers    3 
Cowboys   1.6

Cowboys Score   23
Bears Score      19.5

The teams in red are your collective dogs. The number is the your collective certain of the state of that team.

Sorry the formatting sucks. I am in a bit of a rush.

Everyone who offered a pick will get their actual one submitted along with perhaps the collective one.

I'll let you know if anyone hits.

Many thanks again!
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« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2013, 11:29:21 PM »

Surprised people picked so heavily against Carolina. I would've favored them were they not playing in the Whateverdome.
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« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2013, 12:02:51 PM »

Everyone did equally *ahem* well!

WTG TEAM!!!!!!

Let's try it again!

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,55380.0.html
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