Saturday, January 13, 2018

2017 NFL Picks for Divisional Round

I’ve been slacking lately but I’ll fix everything up by tomorrow’s games (hopefully). For now, the picks:

Philadelphia over Atlanta (upset)
New England over Tennessee (not an upset)
Pittsburgh over Jacksonville
Minnesota over New Orleans

Last week:

Saturday, January 6, 2018

2017 NFL Picks for Wild Card Weekend

I’ll have a full write up by Sunday, and a recap of the season too. For now, my picks for the first set of playoff games:

KC over TEN
LA Rams over ATL
JAX over BUF
NO over CAR

No upset picks

Sunday, December 31, 2017

2017 NFL Picks Week 17

Went 12-4 last week, which slightly raised my overall percentage to 69.2%. Baltimore won as my POTW, and I'm now 13-3 this season. My only upset pick (NYG) lost to drop me down to 22-21 this year.

Aside from the New York Giants losing to Arizona, losses were Detroit at Cincinnati, Jacksonville at San Francisco, and Dallas at home against Seattle (which eliminated them from playoff contention).

On to Week 17, which I'll format later:

Saturday, December 23, 2017

2017 NFL Picks Week 16

After a down week, I was back on track Week 15 as I went 13-3 and raised my overall percentage nearly a point to 68.75% (from 67.8%). Minnesota won as my PotW, and improves me to 12-3 this season. I had a crazy 5 upset picks, but only correctly picked 2 of them (Kansas City, Los Angeles Rams). Of the other 3, 2 were decided on the final plays of the games. Damn. Regardless, I am now 22-20 overall in upset picks.

As I mentioned above, all my losses were upset picks in which the favored team prevailed: Green Bay couldn't beat Carolina, Pittsburgh lost at home to New England, and Tennessee couldn't pull it out at San Francisco. Week 16 will see 0 Thursday, 2 Saturday, and 2 Monday games:

Thursday, December 14, 2017

2017 NFL Picks Week 15

Week 14 was my first subpar week in a while, as I only went 9-7. That dropped me by a percentage point overall, down to 67.8% for the whole season. Carolina over Minnesota was my only correct upset pick out of 3, as my record creeps closer to .500 at 20-17. The LA Chargers blew out Washington as my PotW (which I mistakenly picked 2 weeks in a row), improving me to 11-3 so far.

Since there were plenty of losses this week, I'll be quick: New Orleans at Atlanta (upset), Tampa Bay over Detroit (upset), Cincinnati over Chicago, Houston over San Fransicso, New York Jets at Denver, Tennessee at Arizona, and most shockingly New England at Miami.

On to Week 15:

Thursday, December 7, 2017

2017 NFL Picks Week 14

I continued to pick games well again last week, as I finished 12-4 to slightly raise my overall to 68.75%. I have not had more than 4 losses since way back in Week 6, and I'll still finish the year at 64% even if I go 32-32 the final 4 weeks. The Los Angeles Chargers won as my PotW, now 10-3 this year. Both my upset picks won (San Francisco, Miami) to improve my upset record to 19-15.

Incorrect picks were Washington on the road against Dallas, Atlanta at home against Minnesota, Kansas City at the New York Jets, and road favorites Philadelphia at Seattle. On to Week 14, where the playoff races intensify:

Thursday, November 30, 2017

2017 NFL Picks Week 13

Last week started off great by going 3-0 on Thanksgiving, and continued to be a good week as I finished 13-3 (I did say it would be easy pickings last week!). That raised my overall percentage over a point to 68.2%, as I inch closer to 70% on the year. Pittsburgh prevailed as my Pick of the Week, as I improve to 9-3. New Orleans was unable to beat the LA Rams on the road, as I lost my only upset pick to drop to 17-15 this year. Not too good.

Aside from the New Orleans loss, Kansas City continued their slide at home against Buffalo and Jacksonville lost it late at Arizona.

Week 13 picks after the jump:

Thursday, November 23, 2017

2017 NFL Picks Week 12

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Week 11 is in the books, and so are the bye weeks. That means 16 games every Sunday for the next 5 weeks! Lots of opportunity there, so hopefully I continue my current trend. That trend is going 10-4 for the second consecutive week, to raise my overall percentage by a half point to 66.9% (that's 2 out of every 3, and about 10% higher than this point last year). I picked Kansas City as my PotW thanks to Andy Reid's stellar post-bye record, but they shit the bed in a 12-9 loss at the New York Giants. That's what I get for picking a road team, and my record drops to 8-3 as a result. Atlanta was my only correct upset pick out of 3 games, so I am 17-14 on the year after starting off much more accurately.

Incorrect picks were the aforementioned Chiefs at the Giants, a pair of non-upsets in Miami vs Tampa Bay and Arizona at Houston, and finally Denver over Cincinnati at home.

Week 12 starts off quickly with 3 games on Thanksgiving Day, and should be an easy week to pick winners with a ridiculous 9 of 16 games having a point spread of 6.5 or more (5 of those are double digits). There will undoubtedly be some upsets, but what team will it be? On to the picks!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

2017 NFL Picks Week 11

Finished Week 10 at 10-4, raising my overall percentage slightly to 66.4%. 8-2 for Picks of the Week this year, thanks to a Detroit victory over Cleveland. I was only 1 for 3 in upset picks (San Francisco), which puts me at 16-12 this season.

Losses were Washington losing to Minnesota as home underdogs, Chicago losing to Rodgers-less Green Bay, the New York Jets losing at Tampa Bay, and Buffalo losing to New Orleans also as home underdogs.

Week 11 is upon us, and it's the last week of byes:

Thursday, November 9, 2017

2017 NFL Picks Week 10

After a few down weeks, I've been much better lately as I finished 9-4 for Week 9. That raises my overall percentage a half point to 66%. Jacksonville beat Cincinnati for my PotW; I'm now 7-2 this year. I split my 2 upset picks (won with Carolina home against Atlanta), bringing me to a mediocre 15-10 this year. Of course, anything over .500 is good in my book.

Losses included Buffalo at the New York Jets on Thursday, Houston at home against Indianapolis, Baltimore unable to upset Tennessee on the road, and Seattle losing a rare home game against Washington.

On to Week 10, which sees the best team in the NFL on bye...