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Packers 16 @ Seahawks 36
Final
Thu, 9/4/14 7:30pm
3 Picks - 21% 11 Picks - 79%
Seahawks
Seahawks
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Packers
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Bengals 23 @ Ravens 16
Final
Sun, 9/7/14 12:00pm
8 Picks - 50% 8 Picks - 50%
Ravens
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Vikings 34 @ Rams 6
Final
Sun, 9/7/14 12:00pm
16 Picks - 100% 0 Picks - 0%
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Browns 27 @ Steelers 30
Final
Sun, 9/7/14 12:00pm
1 Pick - 6% 15 Picks - 94%
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Jaguars 17 @ Eagles 34
Final
Sun, 9/7/14 12:00pm
0 Picks - 0% 16 Picks - 100%
Eagles
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Eagles
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Raiders 14 @ Jets 19
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Sun, 9/7/14 12:00pm
3 Picks - 19% 13 Picks - 81%
Jets
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Patriots 20 @ Dolphins 33
Final
Sun, 9/7/14 12:00pm
16 Picks - 100% 0 Picks - 0%
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Titans 26 @ Chiefs 10
Final
Sun, 9/7/14 12:00pm
0 Picks - 0% 16 Picks - 100%
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Redskins 6 @ Texans 17
Final
Sun, 9/7/14 12:00pm
11 Picks - 69% 5 Picks - 31%
Redskins
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Texans
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Bills 23 @ Bears 20
final overtime
Sun, 9/7/14 12:00pm
0 Picks - 0% 16 Picks - 100%
Bears
Bears
Bears
Bears
Bears
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Saints 34 @ Falcons 37
final overtime
Sun, 9/7/14 12:00pm
13 Picks - 81% 3 Picks - 19%
Saints
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Saints
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Panthers 20 @ Buccaneers 14
Final
Sun, 9/7/14 3:25pm
9 Picks - 56% 7 Picks - 44%
Buccaneers
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49ers 28 @ Cowboys 17
Final
Sun, 9/7/14 3:25pm
16 Picks - 100% 0 Picks - 0%
49ers
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Colts 24 @ Broncos 31
Final
Sun, 9/7/14 7:30pm
2 Picks - 13% 14 Picks - 87%
Broncos
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Broncos
Broncos
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Giants 14 @ Lions 35
Final
Mon, 9/8/14 6:10pm
6 Picks - 38% 10 Picks - 62%
Lions
Lions
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Lions
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Chargers 17 @ Cardinals 18
Final
Mon, 9/8/14 9:20pm
3 Picks - 19% 13 Picks - 81%
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Cardinals
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Week Record8 - 8
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Season Record8 - 8
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Scotttime Record1342 - 807
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No-Pack-Vike Record2517 - 1476
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2492 - 1501
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Lifetime Record2019 - 1197
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2009 - 1207
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2018 - 1198
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Packers 16 @ Seahawks 36

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Jeremy
I'm willing to bet everyone will have completely forgotten about the way that one game here ended, and no one will make mention of it.
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Jon
Already had a dream this week that Week 1 games started and I hadn't made my picks. Always distressing. Probably too much so, but that's my reality. Or my non-reality, I suppose.
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Sarah
I don't like all the hoopla that goes with the first game of the season.

Vikings 34 @ Rams 6

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Jon
People like the Rams here, but I'm trying to figure out why. Is it because of Shaun Hill? Zac Stacy? The defense that I can't name anyone on? You know what the Vikings have? Tons of talent. OK, I'm biased, but they do. They have a lot of talent and a really good offensive coordinator. I like the Vikings in this one, and I find it one of the easier calls of the week.
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Sarah
I know a bunch of people who are going to be at this game, didn't get invited. Seems to be a theme in my life.

Colts 24 @ Broncos 31

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Jon
Count me as one of the people that isn't ready to pencil in the Broncos for another 13-3 season. I mean, it could easily happen, and it certainly wouldn't surprise me, but things like that are hard to recreate. Manning's teams are always good and he's always good, but eventually, it's just not going to happen so easily. But yeah, they probably will be really good, so I'm picking them.
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Sarah
Going for the upset! Maybe the Broncos can't overcome the awfulness that was the Super Bowl. Man that was a terrible game.

Giants 14 @ Lions 35

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Jon
I'm not as high on the Lions as people seem to be and I'm probably not as low on the Giants. But what do I know? Actually, what I know is that I wouldn't want Matthew Stafford as my QB. He throws all sidearm and reminds me of Scott Mitchell. But I'm picking the Lions because they're at home and I've basically heard at least one Giants player admit that they are still trying to fully learn their new offense.
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Sarah
I really have no concept of who's good and who's not. What the heck, I'll go with the home team.

Chargers 17 @ Cardinals 18

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I should probably pick the Chargers but I didn't.
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fry6beeu9.jpgJeremy - 8953 Posts
08/26/2014 @ 09:04:34 PM
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Dun dun dun!!!!
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scott.jpgScott - 6225 Posts
09/03/2014 @ 01:11:21 PM
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For all the defensive hold and illegal contact penalties called in the preseason (nearly the same number this preseason as all of last year entirely) in response to some rules emphasis referred to by quite a few people as the Seattle Seahawks rules, the Seahawks were called for exactly 0 defensive holding penalties during the preason. But don't worry, the refs plan on toning down their penalty calling for the regular season, so the Seahawks will likely see that number come down quite a bit.

On an unrelated note: I didn't know what Molly was until last night. If I were Wes Welker, I'd probably have chosen the Mint Julep.
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Scott messed with this at 09/03/2014 1:14:54 pm
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09/04/2014 @ 12:01:44 AM
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Speaking of which:

http://www.seattlemet.com/arts-and-entertainment/seahawks/articles/11-reasons-the-seahawks-are-so-good-2014

He and I exchanged like 5 long emails on it, for like 8 semi out of context words. It's really not even clear what "it's" refers to. We were talking about the lack of penalties in general and how, IMO, people WAY over estimate how often these penalties get called. Refs aren't going to call defensive holding every time, and you're talking about a misiscule uptick in penalties per game in exchange for holding everyone all the time. It's an exploitable system. Oh well, I guess.

Defensive PI is one of those penalties that I bet, if you asked around, people would guess teams get called for once a game on good games 3-4 on bad days, when in fact it's called under one time per game. Less than half a call per game per team.

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Jeremy screwed with this 2 times, last at 09/04/2014 12:15:06 am
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09/04/2014 @ 07:45:45 AM
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Part of me thinks that if anything they should redefine defensive holding in such a way that it reflects the way it is actually called in a game. The old adage with offensive linemen is that you can hold as long as your hands are within the shoulders, though I don't think that's in the rulebook in so many words. For defensive holding, there is no such wording, and frankly, there doesn't seem to be even the unwritten, "this is acceptable, this isn't" consensus. Sometimes jersey grabbing gets called, sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes it's only called if the grabbing "turns" the receiver. Sometimes simply handchecking a receiver draws a flag. It's almost like calling balls and strikes in that it's different with every ref. Now, frankly, Jeremy is probably right that it is not called nearly as often is people think it is. That being said, there were about 5 or 6 times as many calls per game in the preseason compared to last year. And while they say that the point has been made and that they will likely return to normal, if they don't and the calls jump to like 2 or 3 calls per game per team, that alone can push football one step close to the arena football, "this is getting almost unwatchable" realm. It probably won't get that bad, but it still changes the game.
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09/04/2014 @ 10:38:38 AM
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Even if they got strict on it, they're not going to call it every time, so there's still an exploitable gulf there. No ref is going to flag a player on back to back to back to back plays. Worse yet, it almost becomes human nature that the ref would establish what would draw a call as a one-off event for another team as the new baseline in this game. After a time only the truly egregious things would draw a call.

How many passes wont get made because your defense is beating up receivers on every play? Is that not worth one or two first downs? We're talking now about a penalty called .68 times a game. Seattle was 2nd with .58. Let's say they nearly double that this year to 1 a game. IMO anyone who thinks 1 defensive holding a game isn't worth hog-tying receivers on every play needs to read "Moneyball."

We've all decided that playing penalty football is the pinnacle of achievement, and obviously in a perfect world it would be, but in reality a team with no defensive holding, PI, etc probably plays soft crappy defense.
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Jeremy screwed with this at 09/04/2014 10:39:36 am
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09/04/2014 @ 10:44:11 AM
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You guys want to know a crazy stat from last season? Denver scored 606 points. The number 2 team, Chicago, had 445, a difference of 161. There was a bigger gap from #1 to #2 than there was from #2 to #30.
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Jeremy perfected this at 09/04/2014 10:44:29 am
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09/04/2014 @ 01:17:33 PM
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Sometimes how something is perceived makes the reality irrelevant. What I mean is that you could look at it in the exact opposite manner. So say the calls go from .5 per game to 1.5 per game. That's a difference of 1 call per game (or less if I'm rounding up to 1.5). That could then suggest that feelings of the fans of the offense-happy rules emphasis is so fragile that any just a small nudge in the direction of more rules to penalize defense could make it all people talk about. Look at roughing the passer. It probably doesn't get called as often as people think, but all anyone says now-a-days is that "you can't even touch the QB". It's probably not true in reality, but the perception is that everytime a defender hits a QB (.000001 seconds or more after he releases the football) fans and players cringe and wait for what they think might be a flag coming. The perception of getting a penalty on every QB hit has changed the way players play. The same could become the case with defensive secondary rules.
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09/05/2014 @ 09:23:11 AM
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After careful consideration I have determined that Seattle has, at a minimum, an above average type football team.
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