Thursday, September 24, 2015

2015 NFL Picks Week 3

Ouch. In a week full of upsets, I apparently picked all of the wrong ones and ended up 7-9 Week 2. Lost my PotW (New Orleans vs Tampa Bay), so 1-1 for that. Of the 3 upset picks I had, I did manage to get 2 of them correct (2 for 3 on the season). My overall percentage dropped about 10 points to 53%. There were a ridiculous 10 upsets out of 16 games last week, so I can't complain too much.

Said upsets that I didn't correctly choose included Denver over Kansas City (this was a toss-up for me), Cleveland over Tennessee, Washington at home against St. Louis, Tampa Bay on the road against New Orleans, Oakland over Baltimore, Jacksonville over Miami, Philadelphia losing to Dallas (ugh), and Indianapolis
falling to New York Jets. I was seriously this close to switching my MNF pick, I swear. On to the next week:

Thursday, 8:30pm
Washington Redskins at New York Giants
Sunday, 1pm
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Houston Texans
Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens
Jacksonville Jaguars at *New England Patriots*
Pittsburgh Steelers at St. Louis Rams
San Diego Chargers at Minnesota Vikings
Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans
Philadelphia Eagles at New York Jets
Oakland Raiders at Cleveland Browns
Atlanta Falcons at Dallas Cowboys
Sunday, 4pm
San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals
Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins
Chicago Bears at Seattle Seahawks
Sunday, 8:30pm
Denver Broncos at Detroit Lions
Monday, 8:30pm
Kansas City Chiefs at Green Bay Packers

*Pick of the Week*

Upset picks as of 9/24 8:30pm

Previous Results
Week 1: 10-6
Week 2: 7-9
Season: 53%

Thursday, September 17, 2015

2015 NFL Picks Week 2

Off to a decent start after Week 1, finishing 10-6 (62.5%) from picking all the favorites. 1-0 in PotW (Green Bay over Chicago). Losses included picking Houston at home against Kansas City, Seattle being upset by St. Louis, Tennessee beating Tampa Bay in a battle of rookie QBs, and both road teams on MNF (Philadelphia at Atlanta and Minnesota at San Francisco). Again, all of my incorrect picks were upsets, so take from that what you will. On to Week 2:

Thursday, 8:30pm
Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs
Sunday, 1pm
Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings
Arizona Cardinals at Chicago Bears
Tennessee Titans at Cleveland Browns
New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills
Houston Texans at Carolina Panthers
San Francisco 49ers at Pittsburgh Steelers
San Diego Chargers at Cincinnati Bengals
St. Louis Rams at Washington Redskins
Atlanta Falcons at New York Giants
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at *New Orleans Saints*
Sunday, 4pm
Baltimore Ravens at Oakland Raiders
Miami Dolphins at Jacksonville Jaguars
Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles
Sunday, 8:30pm
Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers
Monday, 8:30pm
New York Jets at Indianapolis Colts

*Pick of the Week*

Upset picks as of 9/20 11:45am

Previous Results
Week 1: 10-6 (62.5%)

Thursday, September 10, 2015

2015 NFL Picks Week 1

What's this? A new post?

Yes, I decided to resurrect the B Long Blog for the NFL season, as I will be returning for my third full season of making picks. While I didn't quite reach my goal of 70%, I did have my best year picking games at a respectable 68%. That was much better than 2013 (60%), and slightly better than 2012 (65%).

With a correct Super Bowl XLIX pick, in which I nearly predicted the correct score, I finished the 2014 playoffs with a 8-3 record (good for 73%). I'll take it.

I'll be making picks the same as last year. Picking straight up, the winners will be bolded, upset picks will be italicized, and my *Pick of the Week* will be offset by asterisks. Previous results will be linked each week, and can also be accessed by clicking on the "NFL Picks" tag.

New season wipes the slate clean:

Thursday, 8:30pm
Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots
Sunday, 1pm
*Green Bay Packers* at Chicago Bears
Cleveland Browns at New York Jets
Seattle Seahawks at St. Louis Rams
Kansas City Chiefs at Houston Texans
Miami Dolphins at Washington Redskins
Indianapolis Colts at Buffalo Bills
Carolina Panthers at Jacksonville Jaguars
Sunday, 4pm
Detroit Lions at San Diego Chargers
New Orleans Saints at Arizona Cardinals
Tennessee Titans at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos
Cincinnati Bengals at Oakland Raiders
Sunday, 8:30pm
New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys
Monday Night Football
Philadelphia Eagles at Atlanta Falcons (7:10pm)
Minnesota Vikings at San Francisco 49ers (10:20pm)

*Pick of the Week*

No upset pick as of 9/10 4:45pm