Thursday, November 24, 2016

2016 NFL Picks Week 12

Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you all enjoy the 3 Fs: Food, Family, and Football. Also Drinks. Obviously I'll focus on football in this post.

Yet another good week! I finished 10-4, which is my first double digit win total since way back in Week 2. I'm now at 57% overall, which is getting back on the right track. New England won over San Francisco as my POTW, which puts me at 8-3 this year. I was unsuccessful in both my upset picks, which drops me to 14-19 on the season.

Losses: Tennessee at Indianapolis (upset pick), Kansas City at home against Tampa Bay, Arizona at Minnesota (upset, and I flipped flopped), and Cincinnati vs Buffalo (I was this close to picking Buffalo).

There's a full slate of games this week (bye weeks end next week), including 3 on Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 17, 2016

2016 NFL Picks Week 11

I now have 3 winning weeks in a row, after picking 9 of 14 during Week 10. My recent hot streak has seen my overall percentage rise to 56%.  Though they barely won, my POTW was correct (Arizona over San Francisco) which brings me up to 7-3 on the year. I went out on a limb and chose a crazy 5 upset picks... even crazier is that they were all right! With the 5 correct picks last week (Houston, Denver, Tennessee, Tampa Bay, Dallas) I improve to 14-17 this season. Much better than my record the week prior.

Losses: Carolina vs Kansas City, New York Jets vs Los Angeles, Atlanta at Philadelphia, San Diego vs Miami, and New England vs Seattle. I would have needed to pick an absurd 10 upsets last week to be perfect!

Fingers crossed this week to hit double digit wins again:

Thursday, November 10, 2016

2016 NFL Picks Week 10

After posting my best mark Week 8, I decided to do even better Week 9. I ended up at 9-4, which raised my overall percentage by 2 points to 55%. My PotW was also correct (Dallas over Cleveland), which improves my record there to 6-3. I whiffed on my upset picks again (really Philly? and Denver), dropping me to a miserable 9-17. That's not 9 FOR 17 by the way, it's 9 AND 17. Ouch.

My only losses were the 2 upset picks I mentioned (Philadelphia at New York Giants and Denver at Oakland), as well as Minnesota losing at home to Detroit, and Green Bay doing the same against Indianapolis. Hoping to make Week 10 my third winning week in a row...

Thursday, November 3, 2016

2016 NFL Picks Week 9

Another week, another tie! Of the remaining 12 games I finished with my best week at 8-4, to raise my overall percentage by 1 to 53%. Of course my Pick of the Week (Minnesota) lost, so I wouldn't take my recommendations on that. Once again I went against my "rule" of never picking an away team or a division game. Oops. Now 5-3 for the season. To make things worse I was incorrect in both my upset picks, which drops me to 9-15 (probably my worst mark to date).

Aside from the aforementioned tie between Cincinnati and Washington in London, my losses included Detroit at Houston (upset pick), Seattle at New Orleans, Arizona at Carolina (upset pick), and Minnesota at Chicago. Looks like I should have went with the home teams!

On to Week 9, another shortened schedule due to 6 byes: