Week 17 Picks-Help!!!

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    Week 17 Picks-Help!!!

    Guys, I'm in a pool at work and maintain a 1 game lead (164-165) going into the final week of the season. I have two other guys two games back and a ton three back.
    The pool is just pick all the games NO SPREAD.

    Now....this board has some of the smartest football fans you can find anywhere. It also has fans from all over the country. I got to 164 (which is better than most so called experts) but need help this week. If you guys could give your opinions I'd appreciate it. There's a ton of injuries, players that may play or not play and teams playoff lives at stake.
    Then there's the teams that would love to knock others out of the playoffs.

    Please let me know what you think so I can win this thing!!
     
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    I do not participate in betting pools like this, but, if I did, it really has been a crap shoot this season, hasn't it?  Every week there are surprise winners.  I think this week may have to be based on which team has the most to gain by winning.  For example, the Packers, other than winning, what other incentive is there given this team is home for the entire playoffs?  Last night, how many thought the Falcons would play better, but, they and the Saints were already in the playoffs, so what was the incentive for either team?  Spoilers are spoilers only if the team they play still has something riding on that game.  Anyway...  good luck in your pool and strike it rich!!
     
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    ag,

    Exactly, as always I picked up some good info on Tex's picks but there's so many variable this week I thought I'd reach out for some help.
     
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    [QUOTE]ag, Exactly, as always I picked up some good info on Tex's picks but there's so many variable this week I thought I'd reach out for some help.
    Posted by Sam-Adams[/QUOTE]
    You'll get some for sure, and I know TP will chime in.. he picks against the spread.. I wonder what his picks would be straight up?
     
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    Re: Week 17 Picks-Help!!!

    bobbysu, they need to be in the last work day before a game starts. So this week will be Friday. This pool has no spread, just pick every game straight up.

    If I had to pick now I'd take;
    NO
    NE
    Min
    Mia
    SF
    GB-do they need to start everyone?

    Atl

    Bal-What's the playoff situation with Cincy?
    Pit-Is Ben playing?
    NYG
    Phi
    Jac-will Indy bring it or lay down?
    Hou-does Tenn have to win to get in?
    Ari-Can either one of them make it with a win?
    SD-Is Mcfadden back yet?

    Thanks guys

     
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    I missed one;

    KC
     
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    ag,

    I'm hoping to hear from Tex and a bunch of others,

    thanks
     
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    This is exactly the stuff I'm looking for, so Pit/Balt will lock and win or lose nothing changes?
     
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    [QUOTE]ag, I'm hoping to hear from Tex and a bunch of others, thanks
    Posted by Sam-Adams[/QUOTE]

         First of all, you shouldn't be panicking. You've got the lead by a game. Those other guys need to catch you. So, they may have to take a flier on a team, here and there...whereas you do not;

         My picks, without regard to the spread, are:
     
    1.) Washington Redskins @ Philadelphia Eagles:  PICK: Eagles

    2.) Tampa Bay Bucs @ Atlanta Falcons:              PICK: Falcons;

    3.) S.F. 49ers @ St. Louis Rams:                       PICK: 49ers;

    4.) Chicago Bears @ Minnesota Vikings:             PICK: Vikings;

    5.) Detroit Lions @ Green Bay Packers:              PICK: Lions;

    6.) Dallas Cowboys @ NY Giants:                      PICK: Giants 

    7.) Carolina Panthers @ New Orleans Saints:       PICK: Saints;

    8.) Tennessee Titans @ Houston Texans:            PICK: Texans;

    9.) Baltimore Ravens @ Cincinnati Bengals:        PICK: Ravens;

    10.) Pittsburgh Steelers @ Cleveland Browns:     PICK: Steelers;

    11.) Indianapolis Colts @ Jacksonville Jaguars:   PICK: Jaguars;

    12.) NY Jets @ Miami Dolphins:                        PICK: Dolphins;

    13.) Buffalo Bills @ NE Patriots:                        PICK: Patriots;

    14.) San Diego Chargers @ Oakland Raiders:      PICK: Chargers;

    15.) Kansas City Chiefs @ Denver Broncos:         PICK: Chiefs;

    16.) Seattle Seahawks @ Arizona Cardinals:        PICK: Seahawks   

         Hope this is of some help. The games I struggled with in my picks were are the Jets/Dolphins, Chargers/Raiders, Seahawks/Cards, Lions/Packers.
     
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    [QUOTE]Sam when does your picks have to be in by? Where I work, by Wed. it is with the spread. I'll pick both ways and you can compare if you want. NFC only 2 games counts, Giants and Dallas, and Rams for draft pick.
    Posted by bobbysu[/QUOTE]

    No, that pick has another ramification.  If SF loses and NO wins, then SF loses its bye and drops to #3.
     
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    [QUOTE]I like Back-up QB for GB, Flynn, he played us tough last year. Pats win at 1:00 changes everything, for Pitt and Balt. it will be locked up.
    Posted by bobbysu[/QUOTE]

    No it doesn't.  If either team loses, they can lose the bye.
     
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    The Phins are playing better right now but fat Rex always has a way of sleezing his way in. I'll say Miami takes this one.
    This game means nothing to SD so with no pressure I'm sure they'll win that one. Doesn't Norv Turner remind you of Henry Winkler in Waterboy.
    Hawks/Cards mean nothing, I'll go with the Cards at home.
    The Pack can't gain anything but they are in front of the home crowd, I agree they beat down the Lions.

    Thanks guys, this helps. It's not about money as much as it is bragging rights! The winner takes everyone out for pizza and a beer anyway.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Week 17 Picks-Help!!! :      First of all, you shouldn't be panicking. You've got the lead by a game. Those other guys need to catch you. So, they may have to take a flier on a team, here and there...whereas you do not;      My picks, without regard to the spread, are:   1.) Washington Redskins @ Philadelphia Eagles:  PICK: Eagles 2.) Tampa Bay Bucs @ Atlanta Falcons:              PICK: Falcons; 3.) S.F. 49ers @ St. Louis Rams:                       PICK: 49ers; 4.) Chicago Bears @ Minnesota Vikings:             PICK: Vikings; 5.) Detroit Lions @ Green Bay Packers:              PICK: Lions; 6.) Dallas Cowboys @ NY Giants:                      PICK: Giants  7.) Carolina Panthers @ New Orleans Saints:       PICK: Saints; 8.) Tennessee Titans @ Houston Texans:            PICK: Texans; 9.) Baltimore Ravens @ Cincinnati Bengals:        PICK: Ravens; 10.) Pittsburgh Steelers @ Cleveland Browns:     PICK: Steelers; 11.) Indianapolis Colts @ Jacksonville Jaguars:   PICK: Jaguars; 12.) NY Jets @ Miami Dolphins:                        PICK: Dolphins; 13.) Buffalo Bills @ NE Patriots:                        PICK: Patriots; 14.) San Diego Chargers @ Oakland Raiders:      PICK: Chargers; 15.) Kansas City Chiefs @ Denver Broncos:         PICK: Chiefs; 16.) Seattle Seahawks @ Arizona Cardinals:        PICK: Seahawks         Hope this is of some help. The games I struggled with in my picks were are the Jets/Dolphins, Chargers/Raiders, Seahawks/Cards, Lions/Packers.
    Posted by TexasPat3[/QUOTE]
    Mine are quite different:
    1 - Eagles,
    2 - Atlanta,
    3 - SF,
    4 - Chicago,
    5 - GB,
    6 - Dallas,
    7 - NO,
    8 - Tenn,
    9 - Cinn,
    10 - Pitt,
    11 - Ind,
    12 - Miami,
    13 - NE,
    14 - Oak,
    15 - Den,
    16 - Ariz
     
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    [QUOTE]I think Texans are locked up with the 4th seed, they can rest their regulars, Tenn, must win to have a chance. Also Hassleback more proven. Thats my reason.
    Posted by bobbysu[/QUOTE]

    Third seed, not fourth.  They can capture second seed if both Baltimore and Pittsburgh lose and they win.  It is now:
    New England            1 or 2
    Baltimore                 1 or 2 or 5
    Pittsburgh                1 or 2 or 5
    Houston                   2 or 3
    Denver                     4 or 6 or out
    Oakland                   4 or 6 or out
    Tennessee                6 or out
    Cinncinatti                6 or out
    New York                  6 or out

     
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    [QUOTE]This is exactly the stuff I'm looking for, so Pit/Balt will lock and win or lose nothing changes?
    Posted by Sam-Adams[/QUOTE]
    No.  If NE wins then one of the two is the second seed and the other is the fifth seed.  It is Pittsbugh as #2 only if they win and Baltimore loses.

    If the Pats lose, then just change the 2 to a one.  Same scenario applies unless both lose, in which case it is NE #1, Balt #2, and Pitt #5.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Week 17 Picks-Help!!! : Yes, Balt. gets 2nd seed and Pitt 3rd. When the Pats win.
    Posted by bobbysu[/QUOTE]
    No.  Pitt gets #5, not #3.
     
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