I once again noticed some rumbling in the comment section of last week’s article. Some people were complaining that their predictions were not being included. I can only say one thing to those people: they were not in the spreadsheet. I don’t have time to go through all the comments each week looking for called shots anymore, so I need your help in updating the spreadsheet that is linked below. Luckily for a few of you, I have found some in the comments as I have double checked items (i.e. blank fields in the spreadsheet) and have been able to update it on occasion, but that will not happen every week. So please, call your shots in the comments below, and then make sure to click the link in this article and put your picks in there. I mention this several times in the article, and have bolded some sentences below to re-emphasize the need to do it.
Now, with all that said, we had a fantastic week this week. There were two more correct Final Score predictions! Unfortunately for a few of you, we did not have any games qualify as Against the Grain picks, but we still scored 22 points this week. That matches last week’s total, and is the highest for the season. Well done!
Anyway, enough of my rambling, bring on 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.)
- Washington Redskins XX @ Carolina Panthers YY
- Denver Broncos XX @ Chicago Bears YY
- Oakland Raiders XX @ Detroit Lions YY
- Green Bay Packers XX @ Minnesota Vikings YY
- Indianapolis Colts XX @ Atlanta Falcons YY
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers XX @ Philadelphia Eagles 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.)
With all of that out of the way, read on to find exactly who Nailed It!
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.)
- Carolina @ Tennessee – LSU and Reggie both correctly predicted that the Panthers would defeat the Titans with a score of 27-10!
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.
- Dallas @ Tampa Bay – ALLSAINTSROW, Established in 1965, LSU, MIB, and Natesweet all correctly predicted that the Bucs would win by four 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.
- Carolina @ Tennessee – BearsSaveLives correctly predicted that the teams would combine to score 37 points.
- New Orleans @ Washington – BearsSaveLives correctly predicted that the teams would combine to score 61 points.
- Minnesota @ Oakland – Childerz, CURTISFRYER, Donny Donowitz III Esquire, FF0125, and MIB all correctly predicted that the teams would combine to score 44 points.
Winning team’s score
- Carolina @ Tennessee – FF0125, Gabes222, Jmac34, Maized and Confused, and MKE all correctly predicted that the Panthers would win with a score of 27 points.
Against the grain
Oftentimes, our picks will be unanimous. However, there are those who will sometimes walk their own path.
- None this week.
Week 10 Leaderboard
Now on to the leaderboard!
There is only one new name on the leaderboard this week. With four points scored this week, including a correct final score, LSU jumped all the way up to be tied for fourth place on the leaderboard. The other four names listed below all scored one point this week, maintaining their positions on the board. Even Jmac34 stayed tied for fourth place, albeit with a new person this week. This is all well and good, but there are more and more people lining up just off the board. I believe that soon that we will see some of the four people with seven points, three people with six, or the five people with five points up on the leaderboard soon.
With that said, here is the leaderboard after Week 10 (in the case of a tie, the names are arranged alphabetically):
- Gabes222 – 11 points
- MKE – 10 points
- ALLSAINTSROW – 9 points
- Jmac34 – 8 points
- LSU – 8 points
Again, I just wanted to give one last big shoutout to LSU and Reggie for their correct final score predictions! That now brings the total to eight in only ten weeks! And they also extended our streak to four weeks in-a-row with a correct final score! Amazing! I sure hope that we can get more throughout the year, and since we’ve come this far, I want to see how long we can keep the streak going.
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.