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    NFL Prediction Contest 2017

    We've now had 4 weeks of the season go by. You know how well the teams are playing. You should be able to figure out which teams are going to win which matches, right? It should be easy! How about you join our game here and find out. You can get super-competitive and pit yourself against everyone else over the remaining season or just drop in now and again to see how you match up with people week to week. There are prizes for certain winners and there's also my Prediction Machine™ that'll be predicting alongside you all, just for added danger. Good luck, people!


    Rules
    • Each week, I will post the weekly NFL schedule. You copy that post and delete the team you think will lose each match. So you should leave behind a list of the teams that you think will win.
    • 1pt is awarded for each correct guess. No points are awarded or deducted for an incorrect guess.
    • Every week you will have 1 wildcard which you may play if you wish. Just put a (W) next to the team you wish to play it with in that week. If that team wins their match, you get 2pts. If that team loses their match, you lose 1pt. You do not ever have to play a wildcard.
    • The contest will continue throughout the playoffs and the Superbowl.
    • My Prediction Machine™ is not eligible for any prizes.


    Prizes

    Season Champion :: £10
    Simply the person who racks up the most points during the whole season up to, but not including, the Superbowl.

    MVP :: £5
    At the end of the season, the player who scored the highest total of any individual week of the season gets this prize.

    Superbowl Champion :: £5
    This goes to the person who scores the most points throughout the postseason.


    Week 5

    Jacksonville @ Pittsburgh
    Arizona @ Philadelphia
    LA Chargers @ NY Giants
    Buffalo @ Cincinnati
    Tennessee @ Miami
    San Francisco @ Indianapolis
    Carolina @ Detroit
    NY Jets @ Cleveland
    Seattle @ LA Rams
    Baltimore @ Oakland
    Green Bay @ Dallas
    Kansas City @ Houston
    Minnesota @ Chicago


    Just a quick programming note: It's already Wednesday, so I felt it unfair to the latecomers to include the Thursday night match. All future weeks will include the Thursday night match. Any other questions? Just ask below.

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    I am in. Will post tomorrow.

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    I’ll do it with no knowledge of NFL aside from madden 2002 for the PlayStation.

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    Glad to have you both on board, gents!

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    If NFL is in England, surely it’s International? And aren’t the best bits not a league?

    They should rename it “IF”

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    Pittsburgh (W)
    Philadelphia
    NY Giants
    Buffalo
    Tennessee
    Indianapolis
    Detroit
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    LA Rams
    Baltimore
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    Kansas City
    Minnesota

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    I'm in

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    Carolina
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    Kansas City
    Minnesota

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    NY Jets
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    Oakland
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    Chicago

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    Minnesota

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    Only 5 takers so far? Doesn't matter. My Prediction Machine™ will still win.

    Jacksonville
    Philadelphia
    LA Chargers
    Cincinnati
    Tennessee
    San Francisco
    Detroit
    NY Jets
    LA Rams
    Oakland
    Green Bay
    Kansas City
    Minnesota

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    Week 5 Results

    Maverick takes the early lead by cleverly using his wildcard on the only undefeated team left in the NFL. Everyone else was bested by the Prediction Machine™, which also correctly guessed 8 results, but doesn't know how to use a wildcard. Eddie, who used his wildcard on a losing team, is level on points with Bear, who didn't use his wildcard. Such is the peril of the wildcard. nonymo and Prime are our Cleveland Browns of the week, both sitting at the bottom on 5pts.
    Code:
    Maverick	9
    PredMachine	8
    'Bear		7
    Eddieg2005	7
    anonymous	5
    Prime Time	5
    In our weekly competition, Maverick of course sets the bar with his 9pts. If no one manages to beat that in the next 12 weeks, he'll take home the weekly prize.



    Week 6
    Thu Oct 12
    Philadelphia @ Carolina

    Sun Oct 15
    San Francisco @ Washington
    New England @ NY Jets
    Miami @ Atlanta
    Detroit @ New Orleans
    Green Bay @ Minnesota
    Cleveland @ Houston
    Chicago @ Baltimore
    Tampa Bay @ Arizona
    LA Rams @ Jacksonville
    Pittsburgh @ Kansas City
    LA Chargers @ Oakland
    NY Giants @ Denver

    Mon Oct 16
    Indianapolis @ Tennessee

    Predictions will be allowed for each game until that game has started.

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    Week 6
    Thu Oct 12
    Philadelphia

    Sun Oct 15
    Washington
    New England
    Atlanta
    New Orleans
    Green Bay
    Houston
    Baltimore
    Tampa Bay
    LA Rams
    Kansas City
    Oakland
    Denver W

    Mon Oct 16
    Tennessee

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    Week 6
    Thu Oct 12
    Philadelphia

    Sun Oct 15
    San Francisco (w)
    New England
    Miami
    New Orleans
    Green Bay
    Cleveland
    Baltimore
    Tampa Bay
    Jacksonville
    Kansas City
    Oakland
    NY Giants

    Mon Oct 16
    Tennessee

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    Who needs a wildcard?

    Who reads rules?


    Week 6
    Thu Oct 12
    Carolina

    Sun Oct 15
    Washington
    New England
    Atlanta (w)
    New Orleans
    Green Bay
    Houston
    Baltimore
    Tampa Bay
    Jacksonville
    Kansas City
    Oakland
    Denver

    Mon Oct 16
    Tennessee

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    Philadelphia
    Washington
    New England
    Atlanta
    Detroit
    Green Bay
    Houston
    Baltimore
    Tampa Bay
    Jacksonville
    Kansas City
    Oakland
    Denver
    Tennessee

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    Whoops. Forgot the Thursday game. Tipped Eagles in the league here too.

    Sun Oct 15
    Washington
    New England
    Atlanta (W)
    Detroit
    Green Bay
    Houston
    Baltimore
    Tampa Bay
    LA Rams
    Kansas City
    Oakland
    Denver

    Mon Oct 16
    Tennessee

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    Ugh, forgot the Thursday night game (dumb time to play football anyway)

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    Falcons
    Lions
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    Rams
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    Broncos (w)
    Colts

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    should do this with point spreads. its fun to do it for free with spreads to see what kind of shot you'd have at making real money.

    I can say I've never gone more than 40% so thank god I don't be on teams for real in large parlays like I used.

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    I did actually think about doing spreads, but thought it might confuse some of the people who didn't know too much about football.

    Also, my prediction machine isn't as good at guessing the spreads correctly.

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    Did I win?

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    Week 6 Results

    Maverick consolidates his lead with another strong showing in a week of weird results. The rest of the pack gets closer together as Prime joins Eddie and Bear level on 11 pts and nonymo nearly climbs off the bottom of the table.
    Code:
    Name		Week	Season
    Maverick	6	15
    PredMachine	5	13
    'Bear		4	11
    Eddieg2005	4	11
    Prime Time	6	11
    anonymous	5	10
    In our weekly prize, no one bests Maverick's previous mark of 9pts.



    Week 7

    Thu Oct 19
    Kansas City @ Oakland

    Sun Oct 22
    Baltimore @ Minnesota
    NY Jets @ Miami
    Arizona vs. LA Rams
    Jacksonville @ Indianapolis
    New Orleans @ Green Bay
    Tennessee @ Cleveland
    Carolina @ Chicago
    Tampa Bay @ Buffalo
    Dallas @ San Francisco
    Cincinnati @ Pittsburgh
    Denver @ LA Chargers
    Seattle @ NY Giants
    Atlanta @ New England

    Mon Oct 23
    Washington @ Philadelphia

    Predictions will be allowed for each game until that game has started.

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    Sun Oct 22
    Minnesota
    Miami
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    Jacksonville
    New Orleans
    Tennessee
    Carolina
    Buffalo
    Dallas
    Pittsburgh
    Denver
    Seattle
    New England

    Mon Oct 23
    Philadelphia

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    What am I doing wrong?

    Week 7



    Thu Oct 19
    Kansas City

    Sun Oct 22
    Minnesota
    NY Jets
    Arizona
    Indianapolis
    Green Bay
    Cleveland
    Chicago
    Tampa Bay
    San Francisco (W)
    Pittsburgh
    Denver
    Seattle
    New England

    Mon Oct 23
    Washington

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    Kansas City
    Minnesota
    NY Jets
    LA Rams
    Jacksonville
    New Orleans
    Tennessee
    Carolina
    Buffalo
    San Francisco
    Pittsburgh
    LA Chargers
    Seattle
    New England
    Philadelphia

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    Week 7

    Kansas City
    Minnesota
    NY Jets
    LA Rams
    Jacksonville
    New Orleans (w)
    Tennessee
    Carolina
    Buffalo
    Dallas
    Pittsburgh
    Denver
    Seattle
    Atlanta
    Philadelphia

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    My gimmick appears to be "forget to predict Thursday night football"

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    Rams
    Jags
    Saints
    Titans
    Panthers
    Bills
    Cowboys (w)
    Steelers
    Seahawks
    Falcons
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    Week 7 Results

    The top three all score 12pts this week, so there's no change at the top with Maverick still in charge. Prime keeps it close, but nonymo has a nightmare week. Maverick will be kicking himself after not only missing the Thursday night match, but also inexplicably omitting the Denver/LA game from his Sunday predictions. He might have scored 14pts!
    Code:
    Name		Week	Season
    Maverick	12	27
    PredMachine	12	25
    'Bear		12	23
    Eddieg2005	12	23
    Prime Time	11	22
    anonymous	6	16
    In our weekly prize, Maverick, Eddie and Bear all set a new mark of 12pts with the aid of a wildcard. It's hard to see someone beating that mark until after the bye weeks are done with.



    Week 8

    Thu Oct 26
    Miami @ Baltimore

    Sun Oct 29
    Minnesota vs. Cleveland
    Carolina @ Tampa Bay
    San Francisco @ Philadelphia
    Atlanta @ NY Jets
    Chicago @ New Orleans
    LA Chargers @ New England
    Indianapolis @ Cincinnati
    Oakland @ Buffalo
    Houston @ Seattle
    Dallas @ Washington
    Pittsburgh @ Detroit

    Mon Oct 30
    Denver @ Kansas City


    Predictions will be allowed for each game until that game has started.
    Last edited by sheepster; 10-25-2017 at 03:11 PM.

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    Dallas
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    Denver
    Last edited by anonymous; 10-25-2017 at 08:03 AM.

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    I did play. Scored 12. Posted before you put the games up as had no idea when you were going to.

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    Oh my god! I'm so sorry dude. I remember seeing them now and thinking "that's gonna screw me up if I don't remember he posted before me". I'm an idiot. I'll fix it when I get to my PC.

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    And now I forgot to tip Baltimore.

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    Last edited by Eddieg2005; 10-27-2017 at 12:42 AM.

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    I also forgot to play Thursday night.

    Minnesota
    Tampa Bay
    Philadelphia
    Atlanta
    New Orleans
    New England
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    Buffalo
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    Pittsburgh
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    Week 8 Results

    There's some movement at the top this week. Maverick forgets to play so my prediction machine has a solid week and takes the top slot. The top three humans all have solid weeks and creep even closer together, with the top four now spread by just 4pts. With a better week, nonymo may have caught and passed Maverick.
    Code:
    Name		Week	Season
    PredMachine	10	35
    Eddieg2005	11	34
    'Bear	10	33
    Prime Time	10	32
    Maverick		0	27
    anonymous	5	21


    Week 9

    Thu Nov 2
    Buffalo @ NY Jets

    Sun Nov 5
    Baltimore @ Tennessee
    Denver @ Philadelphia
    Atlanta @ Carolina
    LA Rams @ NY Giants
    Tampa Bay @ New Orleans
    Cincinnati @ Jacksonville
    Indianapolis @ Houston
    Arizona @ San Francisco
    Washington @ Seattle
    Kansas City @ Dallas
    Oakland @ Miami

    Mon Nov 6
    Detroit @ Green Bay



    Predictions will be allowed for each game until that game has started.

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    Last edited by Eddieg2005; 11-02-2017 at 07:13 PM.

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    Buffalo

    Sun Nov 5
    Tennessee
    Philadelphia
    Carolina
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    New Orleans
    Jacksonville
    Houston W
    Arizona
    Seattle
    Kansas City
    Oakland

    Mon Nov 6
    Detroit
    Last edited by Prime Time; 11-02-2017 at 09:12 AM.

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