Friday, December 23, 2016

2016 NFL Picks Week 16

Week 15 is in the books, and so is another great week for me. I went 12-4 in improve my overall percentage by a point to 62.6%. My PotW, Atlanta, was able to easily beat San Francisco. 12-3 on the year for PotW. I had no upset picks last week, which means my record remains at 18-23. This week is a little odd with Christmas, so instead of the usual slate of games on Sunday, they will now be played on Saturday.

Losses: Minnesota getting destroyed at home by Indianapolis, Kansas City losing a late lead to Tennessee, Arizona losing a shootout to New Orleans, and Carolina upsetting Washington on the road. All losses for the home teams, and upsets for the away teams.

On to Week 16:

Thursday, December 15, 2016

2016 NFL Picks Week 15

Another successful week! That makes 7 in a row, which is half the season at this point. I was 11-5 last week, which bumps me up slightly from 61% to 61.65% overall. To achieve my goal of 66% (2 correct picks out of every 3), I need to reach 169 wins on the year. To do that, I need to make 42 correct picks over the last 3 weeks, which is an average of 14 per week. AKA, probably not going to happen, but I'll still try of course. Detroit barely beat Chicago for my PotW, but I improve to 11-3 this year. For some reason I had 4 road upsets last week, but I was right on half of them (Houston over Indianapolis, New York Jets over San Francisco); my record stands at 18-23. I'd like to get to .500 for upsets this year.

The upsets that didn't pan out were Denver over Tennessee and San Diego over Carolina. I should have picked the home team in those games, as well as for my 3 other losses: Arizona at Miami, Seattle at Green Bay, and Dallas at the New York Giants.

On to Week 15, where we'll have football games played on 4 of the next 5 days:

Thursday, December 8, 2016

2016 NFL Picks Week 14

Week 13 saw the end of bye weeks, and left me with a 13-2 record. That's good for my best week yet, and propels me to 61% overall this year. I've been picking pretty well since Week 8, so I hope the hot streak continues. New England prevailed over Los Angeles as my PotW; I am now 10-3. I correctly picked 2 of 3 upset picks, which bumps me up to 16-21 so far this season. Kansas City and Tampa Bay were able to pull off road wins at Atlanta and San Diego, respectively. Of course, the Eagles were unable to pull off the same at Cincinnati.

My only other loss aside from Philadelphia was New Orleans failing to beat Detroit at home.

Bring on a full Week 14!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

2016 NFL Picks Week 13

Note that my original post had me picking the 49ers (which was not my actual pick) and for some reason omitted the Buffalo/Oakland game entirely. I picked Oakland.

With a full slate of 16 games last week, I fared quite well for the 5th week in a row. I went 12-4, which brought me all the way up to 59% on the year, a 2% increase. The New York Giants successfully beat the Cleveland Browns for my Pick of the Week, as I improved to 9-3. Houston lost to San Diego at home for my only upset pick, which drops me to 14-20 so far this season.

Aside from Houston, I also incorrectly picked Seattle to beat Tampa Bay on the road, Denver to beat Kansas City at home, and fucking Philadelphia to win a home game against Green Bay.

On to Week 13, which is the last of the bye weeks: