Nailed It! 2015: Divisional Wrap Up

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I can say that we did five times better than last week! That would normally be an amazing accomplishment, but when you are coming from one point it doesn’t sound quite as nice. Still, I am glad that we were able to rebound like we did by scoring five points this week, and I hope that we can finish even stronger. There are only three games left this season, so let’s see how good we can do. The Pantheon is counting on you!

Anyway, enough of my rambling, bring on the games!

The Games

As always, here is the slate for next week’s games. Simply copy and paste it to the comments, and add your predicted scores after the team names. (Substitute scores for the XX and YY.)

  • New England Patriots XX @ Denver Broncos YY
  • Arizona Cardinals XX @ Carolina Panthers YY

Once you have called your shots down below, please update the spreadsheet. Here is the link.  (Only update the cells in your own column.)

The Official CYST Spreadsheet

With all of that out of the way, read on to find exactly who Nailed It!

Final score

These are the people who have (somehow) correctly predicted the final outcome of a game. The only shot that was called that could be considered more famous than these belongs to Babe Ruth. Bow down before their wisdom! (And make sure you ask them for next week’s lotto numbers.)

  • None this week.

Scoring differential

These are the ones who correctly predicted the margin by which the victors would best their competition. These are also the ones to consult if you want to bet the spread.

  • Pittsburgh @ Denver – G&G correctly predicted that the Broncos would win by seven points.

Total combined score

These are those who somehow managed to pick the correct total score but did not have any clue in how the teams would actually get there. Still, if you want to bet an over/under, you could do worse than consulting with them.

  • Seattle @ Carolina – FF0125 correctly predicted that the teams would combine to score 55 points.

Winning team’s score

  • Kansas City @ New England – BP, MKE, and Natradamus all correctly predicted that the Patriots would score 27 points in a victory.

Against the grain

Oftentimes, our picks will be unanimous. However, there are those who will sometimes walk their own path.

  • None this week.

Special Events

There was no Special Event Category contest this week.

Divisional Weekend Leaderboard

Now on to the leaderboard!

With BP and MKE both scoring one point this week, we have a new four-way tie for second place. Time is definitely running out with only three games left, but it is still possible that they can catch Gabes222. This definitely could shape up to be an interesting finish. And while those five battle it out, there is still a little bit of hope though to those sitting just off the leaderboard. One good week from the one person with 12 points, or the two people with ten, and they could see their names up here.

With that said, here is the leaderboard after the Divisional round (in the case of a tie, the names are arranged alphabetically):

  1. Gabes222 – 16 points
  2. BP – 13 points
  3. MIB – 13 points
  4. MKE – 13 points
  5. Natesweet – 13 points

We did better than last week, so I’d like to give a shout out to those that are still calling their shots each week.  Good job, but I know we can still do better. Even with so few games.

Now that that’s out of the way, let’s give a little congratulatory clap to all the people who are listed in this article. Or not. Your choice.

If you would like to have your name forever enshrined in the vast expanse that is the internet, simply call your shot in the comment section below for the games of the NFC North and NFC South. Once you have done that, please update the spreadsheet using the link provided. I will be reviewing the spreadsheet and keeping track as the season goes on. And who knows? Maybe you’ll even see your name in the leaderboard!

If you cannot call your shots on Thursday, as is custom, it is still possible to participate. As long as your called shots are posted to the spreadsheet before it gets locked at the start of the games, I will include them.