Nailed It! 2015: Wild Card Wrap Up

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Yes! We scored one point this week! That’s amaz… Wait, that’s not amazing at all. In fact, that’s terrible. I didn’t think it was possible, but somehow we have reached a new low. I understand that there were several odd games this weekend (missed kicks, personal fouls, the Packers finally looking like the Packers), but that is NO EXCUSE! I know that our prognosticators can do better. No, they MUST do better. The Pantheon needs them to. So I expect us to do much better next week.

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.)

  • Kansas City Chiefs XX @ New England Patriots YY
  • Green Bay Packers XX @ Arizona Cardinals YY
  • Seattle Seahawks XX @ Carolina Panthers YY
  • Pittsburgh Steelers XX @ Denver Broncos 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.

  • Seattle @ Minnesota – Cheeky correctly predicted that the Seahawks would win by one point.

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.

  • None this week.

Winning team’s score

  • None this week.

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.

Wild Card Weekend Leaderboard

Now on to the leaderboard!

There was no change. Shocking, I know, with only one point scored. But still, no change.  That does give a little bit of hope though to those sitting just off the leaderboard. One good week from the one person with 11 points, or the two people with ten, and they could see their names up here.

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

  1. Gabes222 – 16 points
  2. MIB – 13 points
  3. Natesweet – 13 points
  4. BP – 12 points
  5. MKE – 12 points

There’s really no reason to give a shout out this week. Seriously, only one point. That’s it. We need to do better.

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. (I’d probably go for “not” this week.)

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.