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2015 POTTEDPLANT MEMORIAL NFL POOL

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Yes, it's that time again...and because certain degenerates (you know who you are :P) can't wait a few weeks to put bets down, I might as well kick the weekly pick 'em contest off right now.

As I did last year, I will keep Bret "pottedplant" as the Forum's NFL pool namesake. In case anyone has forgotten, jb126 won the pool last year.

Since we have been doing this for a few years now, I shouldn't have to explain the rules. But for those newcomers to the Forum, it's pretty simple...

1. I will post each week's schedule of games in a timely manner. You simply pick which team will win each particular game that week.

2. No need to worry about point spreads or odds. Whichever team wins is all that matters...whether they win by one point or twenty,as long as the team you chose won the game it counts as a win for you.

3. A game ending in a tie after overtime goes down as a tie for you...not a win or a loss.

4. All picks for the week must be posted on this thread before that week's games kickoff. For the Thursday games, that game's pick must be posted before game time Thursday. If you want to post all that week's picks on Thursday you can, but it's not mandatory. If you would rather wait until Friday or Saturday to post your picks for the Sunday and Monday games, that's fine.

5. You can change your pick for any game as many times as you want in the days leading up to the game. But whatever your pick is once the Sunday games commence (or Thursday if it's a Thursday game), that pick is set in stone.

6. If you can't get your picks posted in time, due to internet/computer troubles or work/family/life issues, you can ask another person to submit your picks for you. Just have someone give me a heads up...either yourself or the person posting your picks.

7. I will do my best to post each week's tally and the weekly winner in a timely manner...by Tuesday morning after the completion of the Monday Night Game. Starting with the second week, there will be a weekly tally and season-to-date tally ranking the totals for every contestant.

8. If you miss the first week, you can still join in the following week. Same as if you miss a week during the season...just pick up where you left off.

I will be back with the schedule for Week 1.

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Week 1 Schedule

Thursday Sept. 10

Pittsburgh Steelers at (Defending Super Bowl Champions) New England Patriots

Sunday Sept. 13

Cleveland Browns at New York Jets

Indianapolis Colts at Buffalo Bills

Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears

Kansas City Chiefs at Houston Texans

Seattle Seahawks at St. Louis Rams

Miami Dolphins at Washington Redskins

Carolina Panthers at Jacksonville Jaguars

Detroit Lions at San Diego Chargers

New Orleans Saints at Arizona Cardinals

Cincinnati Bengals at Oakland Raiders

Tennessee Titans at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos

New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys

Monday Sept. 14

Philadelphia Eagles at Atlanta Falcons

Minnesota Vikings at San Francisco 49ers

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Well, seeing as how the regular season is 5 days away, time to bump this thread...

New England Patriots

Cleveland Browns 

Indianapolis Colts 

Green Bay Packers 

Houston Texans

Seattle Seahawks

Miami Dolphins 

Carolina Panthers 

San Diego Chargers

Arizona Cardinals

Cincinnati Bengals 

Tennessee Titans 

Denver Broncos

Dallas Cowboys

Philadelphia Eagles

Minnesota Vikings 

 

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^^^Thanks PC. 

That's right, people...the season starts THIS WEEK! First game is on Thursday, as a matter of fact, so if you are playing get your picks in on time. To help as a sort of guide since it's a new season and nobody really knows where a team stands after preseason, here are the first week point spreads:

Favorite            Spread     Underdog

@New England      -7          Pittsburgh

Green Bay             -6.5       @Chicago

@Houston              -1           Kansas City

@NY Jets               -3           Cleveland

Indianapolis           -3            @Buffalo 

Miami                     -4           @Washington

Carolina             -3.5      @Jacksonville              

Seattle               -4        @St. Louis

@Arizona            -2.5      New Orleans

@San Diego        -2.5      Detroit

@Tampa Bay        -3        Tennessee

Cincinnati             -3.5     @Oakland     

@Denver              -4.5      Baltimore

@Dallas                -6        NY Giants

Philadelphia           -3        @Atlanta   

Minnesota              -2.5      @San Francisco

 

 

Edited by Strider
Because this new forum now plays havoc with my desktop computer...it's a mess.

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New England

Cleveland

Buffalo

Green Bay

Houston

Seattle

Miami

Carolina

San Diego

New Orleans

Oakland

Tampa Bay

Denver

Dallas

Atlanta

San Francisco

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Well, if the NFL holds true to form in its unpredictability, I'm guessing I'm going to bomb out Week 1...

Too early for pessimism, Paul! 

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Thursday Sept. 10

New Englang

Sunday Sept. 13

New York Jets

Indianapolis Colts

Green Bay Packers

Kansas City Chiefs

Seattle Seahawks

Miami Dolphins

Jacksonville Jaguars

San Diego Chargers

New Orleans Saints

Cincinnati Bengals

Tennessee Titans

Denver Broncos

Dallas Cowboys

 

Monday Sept. 14

Philadelphia Eagles

San Francisco 49ers

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Thanks Paul.  Here are my picks for week one:  ( I assume just to win and not vs the spread?)

Pittsburgh

Cleveland

Buffalo   (control Luck like we did Rogers, and run all over them)

Green Bay

Houston

St Louis    (upset special-should be an improved unit and may catch them off guard)

Miami

Carolina

Detroit  ( a complete toss up and I will take Stafford to move forward)

Arizona

Cincy

Tampa

Baltimore   (love this one)

NY Giants

Atlanta  (Eagles will be plenty good, but it may take a few weeks for them to be at their best)

Minnesota  (SF will be lucky to win 6 games)

 

 

 

Edited by LedZeppfan77

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Thanks Paul.  Here are my picks for week one:  ( I assume just to win and not vs the spread?)

Yes, it is just picking the team to win, no point spreads involved. The same way we have been doing it for years. I only posted the opening-week spreads just to give people who don't follow football 24/7 a rough idea of who Las Vegas favours.

Preseason is exhibition time. We won't really know anything about a team's ability until they play the real games this week.

(SF will be lucky to win 6 games)

So will Buffalo. :P

 

Edited by Strider

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New England Cheaters

Cleveland Browns

Indianapolis Colts

Green Bay Packers

Kansas City Chiefs

Seattle Seahawks

Miami Dolphins

Carolina Panthers

Detroit Lions

Arizona Cardinals

Cincinnati Bengals

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Denver Broncos

Dallas Cowboys

Philadelphia Eagles

San Francisco 49ers

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Usually in any sport it takes about 4 weeks for true form to be established.

First time picks in the NFL ever, so here goes. 

New England Patriots

NY Jets

Indianapolis Colts

Green Bay Packers

Houston Texans

Seattle Seahawks

Miami Dolphins

Carolina Panthers

Detroit Lions

Arizona Cardinals

Cincinnati Bengals

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Denver Broncos

Dallas Cowboys

Philadelphia Eagles

San Francisco 49ers

Edited by Reggie29

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Usually in any sport it takes about 4 weeks for true form to be established.

First time picks in the NFL ever, so here goes. 

New England Patriots

NY Jets

Indianapolis Colts

Green Bay Packers

Houston Texans

Seattle Seahawks

Miami Dolphins

Carolina Panthers

Detroit Lions

Arizona Cardinals

Cincinnati Bengals

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Denver Broncos

Dallas Cowboys

Philadelphia Eagles

San Francisco 49ers

Welcome to the NFL Pool first-timer! Glad to have you aboard, Reggie. Good luck! :welcome2: 

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Ahhhh, the Angels suck and the Lakers sucking will begin in another couple months, so thank goodness for the pleasant distraction of the NFL. Let my pick-sucking commence.

New England - Of course.

NY Jets - I can't believe I just picked the J-E-T-S...but Cleveland is another stumblebum team that can't seem to get out of its way...guess I will take the home team.

Indianapolis - So let me get this straight, Rick...Buffalo is trying to win in the NFL without a QB? Who is this guy? 

Green Bay - Chicago is another team I have no idea about.

Houston - The Kansas City Stiffs are one of those teams I hope lose every game.

St. Louis - Nothing more than an upset hunch..all this contract and holdout stuff may have the Seahawks distracted.

Miami - Why can't the Dolphins be the second-best team in the AFC East? The Taters are just sad from top to bottom.

Carolina - Another dog of a game between two shite teams...Jags should have been snuffed out of existence years ago. Over/under on attendance is 40,000.

San Diego - I was going to take Detroit but it's 100 degrees out here and I think Detroit will melt on the road.

New Orleans - For Brett Godwin. Miss you pottedplant.

Oakland - Well, after last year's disaster, the Raiders can only go up...right? :smiley_pray:

Tennessee - Flipped a coin...could not care less about this game.

Denver - It pains me to choose the Broncos but they are usually pretty good in home openers.

Dallas - Lot of pressure on Cowboys to step up this year.

Atlanta - Is Philly for real? I still don't trust them and Sadlanta is at home in the Dome.

San Francisco - Adversity can sometimes inspire a team...besides, I want to see this New Zealand cat Jarryd Hayne succeed.

 

 

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Ahhhh, the Angels suck and the Lakers sucking will begin in another couple months, so thank goodness for the pleasant distraction of the NFL. Let my pick-sucking commence.

New England - Of course.

NY Jets - I can't believe I just picked the J-E-T-S...but Cleveland is another stumblebum team that can't seem to get out of its way...guess I will take the home team.

Indianapolis - So let me get this straight, Rick...Buffalo is trying to win in the NFL without a QB? Who is this guy? 

Green Bay - Chicago is another team I have no idea about.

Houston - The Kansas City Stiffs are one of those teams I hope lose every game.

St. Louis - Nothing more than an upset hunch..all this contract and holdout stuff may have the Seahawks distracted.

Miami - Why can't the Dolphins be the second-best team in the AFC East? The Taters are just sad from top to bottom.

Carolina - Another dog of a game between two shite teams...Jags should have been snuffed out of existence years ago. Over/under on attendance is 40,000.

San Diego - I was going to take Detroit but it's 100 degrees out here and I think Detroit will melt on the road.

New Orleans - For Brett Godwin. Miss you pottedplant.

Oakland - Well, after last year's disaster, the Raiders can only go up...right? :smiley_pray:

Tennessee - Flipped a coin...could not care less about this game.

Denver - It pains me to choose the Broncos but they are usually pretty good in home openers.

Dallas - Lot of pressure on Cowboys to step up this year.

Atlanta - Is Philly for real? I still don't trust them and Sadlanta is at home in the Dome.

San Francisco - Adversity can sometimes inspire a team...besides, I want to see this New Zealand cat Jarryd Hayne succeed.

 

 

Thanx, Sean.

He was born and bred in Australia, Fijian father, Australian mother.

Edited by Reggie29

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New England....going to see Plant tonite, so the rest will come later.

Woot! Woot! Have fun at the concert, Bonger!

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Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots

Cleveland Browns at New York Jets

Indianapolis Colts at Buffalo Bills

Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears

Kansas City Chiefs at Houston Texans

Seattle Seahawks at St. Louis Rams

Miami Dolphins at Washington Redskins

Carolina Panthers at Jacksonville Jaguars

Detroit Lions at San Diego Chargers

New Orleans Saints at Arizona Cardinals

Cincinnati Bengals at Oakland Raiders

Tennessee Titans at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos

New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys

Philadelphia Eagles at Atlanta Falcons

Minnesota Vikings at San Francisco 49ers

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Pittsburgh Steelers at (Defending Super Bowl Champions) New England Patriots

 

Cleveland Browns at New York Jets

Indianapolis Colts at Buffalo Bills

Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears

Kansas City Chiefs at Houston Texans

Seattle Seahawks at St. Louis Rams

Miami Dolphins at Washington Taters  (hahahahahahahahaha)

Carolina Panthers at Jacksonville Jaguars

Detroit Lions at San Diego Chargers

New Orleans Saints at Arizona Cardinals

Cincinnati Bengals at Oakland Raiders  (sure, why not...)

Tennessee Titans at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos

New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys

 

Philadelphia Eagles at Atlanta Falcons

Minnesota Vikings at San Francisco 49ers

 

 

Let the losing begin!! 

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Pats tonight - rest of my picks tomorrow.  Thanks Strider for stepping up!  Looking forward to the season.

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We have 13 players so far...it looks like we are missing Ddladner and zepscoda. Even though you missed the first game it's not too late for anyone else that wants to play.

Patriot-haters start the season 0-1. :P

Edited by Strider

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