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Ravens 27 @ Broncos 49
Final
Thu, 9/5/13 7:30pm
2 Picks - 14% 12 Picks - 86%
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Titans 16 @ Steelers 9
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Sun, 9/8/13 12:00pm
1 Pick - 7% 14 Picks - 93%
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Buccaneers 17 @ Jets 18
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Sun, 9/8/13 12:00pm
14 Picks - 93% 1 Pick - 7%
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Falcons 17 @ Saints 23
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Sun, 9/8/13 12:00pm
4 Picks - 27% 11 Picks - 73%
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Chiefs 28 @ Jaguars 2
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Sun, 9/8/13 12:00pm
14 Picks - 93% 1 Pick - 7%
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Vikings 24 @ Lions 34
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Sun, 9/8/13 12:00pm
9 Picks - 60% 6 Picks - 40%
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Raiders 17 @ Colts 21
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Sun, 9/8/13 12:00pm
1 Pick - 7% 14 Picks - 93%
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Dolphins 23 @ Browns 10
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Sun, 9/8/13 12:00pm
10 Picks - 67% 5 Picks - 33%
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Bengals 21 @ Bears 24
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Sun, 9/8/13 12:00pm
8 Picks - 53% 7 Picks - 47%
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Seahawks 12 @ Panthers 7
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Sun, 9/8/13 12:00pm
15 Picks - 100% 0 Picks - 0%
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Patriots 23 @ Bills 21
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Sun, 9/8/13 12:00pm
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Packers 28 @ 49ers 34
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Sun, 9/8/13 3:25pm
3 Picks - 20% 12 Picks - 80%
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Cardinals 24 @ Rams 27
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Sun, 9/8/13 3:25pm
6 Picks - 40% 9 Picks - 60%
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Giants 31 @ Cowboys 36
Final
Sun, 9/8/13 7:30pm
9 Picks - 60% 6 Picks - 40%
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Eagles 33 @ Redskins 27
Final
Mon, 9/9/13 6:10pm
3 Picks - 20% 12 Picks - 80%
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Texans 31 @ Chargers 28
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Mon, 9/9/13 9:20pm
15 Picks - 100% 0 Picks - 0%
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Week Record10 - 6
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Season Record10 - 6
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Scotttime Record1176 - 707
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No-Pack-Vike Record2517 - 1476
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Lifetime Record1853 - 1097
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Week:13 - 3
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Week:6 - 10
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Ravens 27 @ Broncos 49

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The first week of picks is really hard. Just have no concept of how teams were or how they'll be. I think the Broncos gained some good players whilst the Ravens lost their murderer. Advantage: Broncos (maybe)
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Jon
If I'm remembering correctly, in last year's playoffs, Joe Flacco basically played better than he did the whole season leading up to that point. (And his career to that point, for that matter.) And the Ravens in general kind of did as well. So basically, you have a so-so quarterback on an ok team, except minus a bunch of the talent they had. Their opponent this week is a team that probably should have beaten them last year, plus Welker, plus Manning's arm apparently looks stronger than last year. The only thing that makes me want to pick Baltimore is that it's so "obvious" that Denver should win this game and week 1 always has surprises. Actually most weeks do. Still not picking the Ravens though.

Vikings 24 @ Lions 34

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Is this Ponder's year? Will losing Harvin and gaining Jennings do anything? I have Reggie Bush and Megatron on my fantasy team so I'm going Lions on this one.
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I will repeat one more time. The Lions were awful last year. Whatever their record was, they were even worse than that. Watching them play made me want to...I don't know, stop watching them, I guess. Still, it's a new year and I actually think Reggie Bush could make a huge difference. But I want it noted here that they were an awful team to watch last year.

Packers 28 @ 49ers 34

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Yuck. I haven't watched enough preseason football to really know what's up with the Packers. Rodgers seems to be in mid-season form, and am hoping that's enough to win us a few games. That Lacy kid is going to be exciting to watch.
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Jon
I'm going to nominate Colin Kaepernick as the guy whose stature, relative to what he's done, bothers me the most. I'm not hating, I'm not doubting, I'm just thinking maybe we should all just scale things back just a tad. Sure, he's the most exciting thing from Nevada other than the Lady Wolfpack, but let's let him finish a full season as a starter. Personally, I didn't even care enough to spell check his name in this post. And you know how I feel about proper spelling. It's seriously nothing against him though. I'm just moving to the next subject.

Giants 31 @ Cowboys 36

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Just saw that Romo figured out how to throw the ball, so maybe that'll be enough to beat Eli.
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Jon
I think Romo to Bryant will be huge this year. Wild prediction, I know.

Eagles 33 @ Redskins 27

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Sarah
So many NFC East matchups.
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Jon
The start of the Chip Kelly era intrigues me. Might watch.

Texans 31 @ Chargers 28

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Sarah
JJ Wut?
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Jon
I think I had no fewer than three dreams this offseason where I somehow missed getting my picks in on a given football week. Very disturbing. Not even joking.
sarah.jpgSarah - 4091 Posts
09/02/2013 @ 02:32:03 PM
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Make your picks people! It's officially football season!
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scott.jpgScott - Resident Tech Support
09/03/2013 @ 01:08:11 PM
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As bad as the Packers were in the playoff game last year, and as good as the 49ers defense was/is, the Packers still scored 21 points in the first half and 35 points overall. In that context, their defense isn't that scary. The Packers lost that game on account of their inability to handle the read option, not on account of the 49ers crushing defense. This game will be an instant test of whether the Packers have done enough to address the issues they had with mobile quarterbacks and strong running games.

I'll make my official point that among pickers with at least 1500 career picks, I have the highest winning percentage. emoticonemoticon

With that said, I'll give you a broad, high level summary of how I think the Packers will do this year.

I'm predicting the Packers will go 12-4. They will lose to the 49ers, Ravens, Vikings (on the road), and the Giants. They will go 4-4 on the road and 8-0 at home. The game I'm most torn about is the week 2 matchup against the Redskins in Green Bay. I'm predicting a win, but a lot of it depends on how RG3 looks in week one.

Disclaimer: I reserve the right make weekly picks independent of my stated season predictions.
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fry6beeu9.jpgJeremy - 8953 Posts
09/08/2013 @ 05:12:36 PM
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I don't suppose it's relevant on the "Green Bay got screwed on the offsetting penalties" play where Matthews did his best to take the "dirtiest player in the division" title away from Suh, that Staley's "retaliation" seems to be "going in there and getting punched twice by Matthews," making it incredibly fortunate that it was offsetting at all. Not to mention we don't know they wouldn't go for it on 4th and short...which McCarthy obviously figured they would do as he accepted the penalty that lead to everything in the first place.
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Jeremy perfected this at 09/08/2013 5:30:56 pm
scott.jpgScott - 6225 Posts
09/08/2013 @ 05:41:53 PM
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Nope, not relevant. Misapplying the rules would result in a game plate under protest in baseball. The packers turned down a 4th and inches. This play would have been 4th and 2.
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jeremy.jpgJeremy - Super Chocolate Bear
09/08/2013 @ 05:48:07 PM
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Well, I agree that the mis-enforcement of rules is worse. Which is why what happened, twice, in the 49er/Vikings game last year with timeouts were both a worse officiating blunder than the "Fail mary" later. However, seeing as Matthews earned himself 2 flags and an ejection on that play, I'd say it's a little relevant that Staley getting called with any penalty, undoing Matthew's boneheaded takedown, was pretty lucky, if you're going to argue the Packers got screwed. That said, I expect them to bring it up an additional 33 more times in the broadcast.
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09/08/2013 @ 07:08:47 PM
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Jeremy Wrote - Today @ 05:48:07 PM
I'd say it's a little relevant that Staley getting called with any penalty, undoing Matthew's boneheaded takedown, was pretty lucky, if you're going to argue the Packers got screwed.


I resent that. All my takedowns are quite logical.
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fry6beeu9.jpgJeremy - 8953 Posts
09/08/2013 @ 07:15:18 PM
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Matthews'

Late edit: The "retaliation":
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Jeremy screwed with this 2 times, last at 09/08/2013 8:07:31 pm
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09/08/2013 @ 08:15:41 PM
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Wow, sounds like I missed a lot while taking my nap.
Also, I checked, it is "Kaepernick."
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scott.jpgScott - 6225 Posts
09/08/2013 @ 08:23:34 PM
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Matthews did nothing worthy of ejection. Staley rushed Matthews and practically lifted him up by his jersey. Anything after that was just typical pushing and shoving.
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fry6beeu9.jpgJeremy - 8953 Posts
09/08/2013 @ 08:26:05 PM
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"Pushing him" in the face at least twice, with release and momentum, at least once.
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Jeremy screwed with this at 09/08/2013 8:27:04 pm
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09/08/2013 @ 08:28:40 PM
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While being hoisted by the jersey. I'm watching the Dvr of it right now.

In other news, is it just me or does the yellow on the Vikings jersey not match the yellow on their helmets.
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jeremy.jpgJeremy - 8953 Posts
09/08/2013 @ 08:32:37 PM
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There's a link right above. Doesn't exactly scream "flag the guy in red."

The black border on the helmet makes it hard to tell.
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scott.jpgScott - Resident Tech Support
09/09/2013 @ 08:27:25 AM
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that link also only shows a small portion of the scrum. And, who knows if staley was actually the guy who they threw the flag on anyway. Sometimes they see a lot of pushing and shoving that warrants a flag, and then just assign the penalty to someone who was in the middle. Boldin came sprinting from the far side of the field and started getting into it with a guy too. Look, there's no question Matthews' move was stupid (although to compare it to a neck stomp or a junk shot a la Suh is absurd), and the packers caught a break by the 49ers being equally stupid, so I'm not all that broken up by the whole thing. The point is, the 49ers caught a break too by the refs screwing up the rule (remember, sometimes "catching a break" goes both ways). Most likely, the 49ers would have kicked a field goal on 4th and a long 2 (vs the 4th and inches that Packers turned down, since Harbaugh probably would have gone for it there and probably would have made it), and the complexion of the game would have changed. Instead of being up 14-7, it would have been 10-7. In the end did it cost the Packers the game? No. But it certainly made a difference in how the rest of the game played out.
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scott.jpgScott - 6225 Posts
09/09/2013 @ 10:04:34 AM
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And if it wasn't obvious, I take exception to comparing Clay Matthews to Ndamukong Suh based on one late hit where Matthews actually left his feet before the QB was out of bounds. I'm not defending his decision, but Suh has a long resume of cheap, blantly dirty plays both during play and after the whistle. So, I'll wait for your retraction.
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09/09/2013 @ 02:39:43 PM
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http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/84892/a-convenient-but-fair-solution-for-nfl - Vindicated? emoticon

First of all, it was mostly tongue-in-cheek. Secondly no, that wasn't what happened. He was all kinds of way the hell out of bounds. kaephit.gif

Third, even if it was true that his leap was too far in motion he could have done something other than reach out and wrap up to complete the flying WWE style clothesline takedown.
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FB_IMG_1499398490950.jpgJDUB316 - 28 Posts
09/10/2013 @ 04:04:17 PM
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How about them Eagles?!?! Not many people saw that one coming. I loved watching the Eagles shred what most people are calling the best team in the nfc east. Hopefully we can keep it up.....emoticon
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jeremy.jpgJeremy - I believe virtually everything I read.
09/11/2013 @ 11:32:54 AM
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Remember when "best team in the NFC East" was a compliment? Good times.
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Jeremy edited this at 09/11/2013 12:00:28 pm
newalex.jpgAlex - But let history remember, that as free men, we chose to make it so!
09/11/2013 @ 01:44:15 PM
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They really need to come up with a shorter name to replace Redskins.
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