Thursday, October 29, 2015

2015 NFL Picks Week 8

Meh. So-so picks for Week 7, finishing 8-6 despite seeming worse than that. My overall percentage dipped a bit to 64.8%, so I am still off from my 70% goal. Unfortunately San Diego could not live up to my Pick of the Week, as I already have my second loss at 5-2 for the year. 0-2 for upset picks, down to 7-6 on the year.



Buffalo lost in London to Jacksonville, New Orleans upset the disappointing Indianapolis on the road, Pittsburgh was unable to upset Kansas City, Detroit lost at home to Minnesota, San Diego couldn't stay hot at home against Oakland, and I continue to incorrectly pick Philadelphia as they lost to Carolina. Hopefully Week 8 will be better:



Thursday, 8:30pm

Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots

Sunday, 9:30am (London)

Detroit Lions at Kansas City Chiefs

Sunday, 1pm

Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons

Arizona Cardinals at Cleveland Browns

San Francisco 49ers at St. Louis Rams

San Diego Chargers at Baltimore Ravens

New York Giants at New Orleans Saints

Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers
Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans

Sunday, 4pm

New York Jets at Oakland Raiders

Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys

Sunday, 8:30pm

Green Bay Packers at Denver Broncos

Monday, 8:30pm

Indianapolis Colts at *Carolina Panthers*



Byes: Buffalo, Jacksonville, Philadelphia, Washington

*Pick of the Week*

Upset picks as of 10/29, 8:15pm

Previous Results
Week 1: 10-6
Week 2: 7-9
Week 3: 12-4
Week 4: 11-4
Week 5: 9-5
Week 6: 11-3

Week 7: 8-6
Season: 68-37 (64.8%)

Thursday, October 22, 2015

2015 NFL Picks Week 7

11-3! That's what I finished last week, and even I was surprised at some of the picks looking back (Pittsburgh, San Fran). My overall % raised by about 2.3 to 66%. My PotW was correct, as Green Bay barely hung on to beat San Diego. Both my upset picks (Miami, San Francisco) were right, and I improved to be 7-4 for the year. Oh, and I correctly picked Philadelphia for the first time all year!

My only incorrect picks were choosing Atlanta over New Orleans, Jacksonville vs Houston, and Seattle at home against Carolina. Now to keep the good times going (hopefully) with my Week 7 picks:

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

'Back to the Future' Day has finally arrived!

Hope everyone enjoyed 'Back to the Future' Day today, which celebrated the date Marty and Doc traveled to in Back to the Future Part II. Figured I'd post some of the cooler stuff I came across today:

How accurate was the technology depicted in BttF?

Michael J. Fox received the first pair of self lacing Nike Air Mags

An honest trailer for 'Back to the Future'

A special message from Doc Brown

Oh, and Pepsi Perfect is real! It already sold out today, but they are releasing more on November 3rd.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

2015 NFL Picks Week 6

Another good week of picks during Week 5, as I finished 9-5. Overall, my percentage essentially remained the same, only improving by 0.1% to 63.6%. I correctly chose Denver as my PotW, and improved to 4-1 on the season. Of my 3 upset picks, I only correctly chose Indianapolis; I remain above .500 at 5-4 for the season. As a side note, I continue not being able to pick the Eagles correctly, as I am now 0-5 for the season.

For my incorrect picks, most of which were close: Baltimore blew it against Cleveland by 3, Chicago upset Kansas City by 1, Cincinnati came back at home against Seattle by 3, New Orleans was blown out by Philadelphia by 22 (Glad to be wrong about this one, and it wasn't even that close), and Pittsburgh won by 4 with a last second TD over San Diego. Aside from the NO/PHI game, the margin of victory was only 2.75 points. Close calls, but losses nonetheless.  Moving onto Week 6:

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

Byes: Dallas, Oakland, St. Louis, Tampa Bay

*Pick of the Week* (Note: I usually try to pick a different team every week, but I can't help it with these matchups)

Upset picks as of 10/15, 7:45pm

Previous Results
Week 1: 10-6
Week 2: 7-9
Week 3: 12-4
Week 4: 11-4
Week 5: 9-5
Season: 49-28 (63.6%)

Thursday, October 8, 2015

2015 NFL Picks Week 5

Week 4 had me finishing at a very good 11-4, and improving by 3% to 63.5%. I had no upset picks, so I remain at 4-2 after the first quarter of the season. Seattle just pulled out a win over Detroit, to improve me to 3-1 for PotW.

Losses were picking Oakland at Chicago, Philadelphia at Washington (ugh), Buffalo at home against the New York Giants, and Arizona at home vs. St. Louis. On to Week 5 after the jump.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

2015 NFL Picks Week 4

Stellar Week 3 for me, finishing with my best record of the year at 12-4. My percentage raised over 7%, to 60.4% overall. I was good on my PotW, now 2-1 on the season. I had 3 upset picks and got 2 of them correct to improve to 4-2 on the year thus far.



Matchups I incorrectly guessed: Baltimore winning at home against Cincinnati, the Eagles losing to the New York Jets (I'm very happy I was wrong with this one), Oakland losing to Cleveland on the road, and Dallas upsetting Atlanta (also quite happy about this). The byes start this week, and I was hoping to accumulate more wins before then; regardless, Week 4 is upon us with 15 new games.



Thursday, 8:25pm
Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers
Sunday, 9:30am
New York Jets at Miami Dolphins (London)
Sunday, 1pm
Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Oakland Raiders at Chicago Bears
Houston Texans at Atlanta Falcons
Kansas City Chiefs at Cincinnati Bengals
Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts
Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins
New York Giants at Buffalo Bills
Sunday, 4/4:25pm
Cleveland Browns at San Diego Chargers
Minnesota Vikings at Denver Broncos
St. Louis Rams at Arizona Cardinals
Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers
Sunday, 8:30pm
Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints
Monday, 8:30pm
Detroit Lions at *Seattle Seahawks*

*Pick of the Week* (changed from Indy)
No upset picks as of 10/1 7:45pm

Previous Results
Week 1: 10-6
Week 2: 7-9
Week 3: 12-4
Season: 29- 19 (60.4%)