2015 NFL Thread/Pick Em Thread

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2015 NFL Thread/Pick Em Thread

Post by Calamity Panfan » Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:41 pm

the hall of fame game was a few nights ago and the rest of the preseason starts this week so LET'S TALK SOME FOOTBALL

I'll be running the pick 'em again this year so y'all who are interested let me know [USER=15648]@Swordmaster Link[/USER] [USER=15474]@Gumchum[/USER] [USER=31242]@March[/USER] [USER=35833]@Glutexo[/USER] [USER=27802]@Rubber Band Man[/USER] @whoever i'm forgetting

meanwhile geno smith is out 6-10 weeks after a broken jaw due to a locker room altercation J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS
and that's the waaaaaaaaaay the news goes

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Post by Swordmaster Link » Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:48 pm

Jets gonna jet. :embarrassed:

Anyway, yeah let's do this.

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Post by Gumchum » Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:03 pm

I'm in like Matt Flynn if Aaron Rodgers had gotten hurt or something, I dunno.

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Post by glux » Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:49 pm

HOLY **** I FORGOT! It's time for the 2nd Annual VGF NFL Challenge!

First off: Last Year's Results with [USER=29448]@Wu-Tang Panfan[/USER] as our Champion!

How to Play:
1. Pick your "Home" team. aka The team you cheer for most.
2. Check your team's Season Schedule
3. Take a guess (educated or otherwise) as to what your team's overall record will be. (Hint: There will always be a total of 16 games.)
4. Take a guess (educated or otherwise) as to what your team's division record will be. (Hint: There will always be a total of 6 games.)
5. Game-by-Game pick whether your team will win or lose each game. (These don't HAVE to match the record you picked, but it's usually easier if it does.)
6. Post it all here, or message them to me, and I will add them into a spreadsheet and update it weekly for all to see.
7. $20 Amazon Gift Card to Winner!

Here is this year's spreadsheet.
Those who played last year will notice some slight (and hopefully better) changes.
The spreadsheet will "evolve" as I add players, and I will post the link after every week's games are over.

ANY QUESTIONS??
Good.

LET'S GO, MUTHA EFFAS!

Team: Detroit Lions
OVR Record: 12-4
DIV Record: 5-1
Season:
@ Chargers WIN
@ Vikings WIN
Broncos WIN
@Seahawks LOSS
Cardinals WIN
Bears WIN
Vikings WIN
@ Chiefs LOSS
@ Packers LOSS
Raiders WIN
Eagles WIN
Packers WIN
@ Rams WIN
@ Saints LOSS
49ers WIN
@ Bears WIN

As much as I want them to win in Lambeau...
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Post by Calamity Panfan » Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:53 pm

BTW, I can also do some sort of Amazon gift card prize for the pick 'em

Team: Detroit Lions
OVR Record: 13-3
DIV Record: 5-1
Season:
@ Chargers WIN
@ Vikings WIN
Broncos LOSS
@Seahawks LOSS
Cardinals WIN
Bears WIN
Vikings WIN
@ Chiefs WIN
@ Packers WIN
Raiders WIN
Eagles WIN
Packers LOSS
@ Rams WIN
@ Saints WIN
49ers WIN
@ Bears WIN

yes i have the goshdarn lions winning 13 games, including at lambeau (but packers get a revenge win!)

i'm probably crazy and i'm gonna lose this so hard
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Post by glux » Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:14 pm

^If you'd like to give the prize feel free. I will assume it is my responsibly as Commissioner (LOL) until someone else wants to take it.

I had them 13-3, winning at Lambow, but I couldn't feel justified in picking them to win there.
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Post by Calamity Panfan » Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:21 pm

^ I meant the weekly pick 'em, not the one you're doing.

i picked them winning at lambeau mostly because i'm considering splurging to go to that game and I WANT TO BELIEVE
and that's the waaaaaaaaaay the news goes

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Post by glux » Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:24 pm

No wonder I was so confused.

You could always go with [USER=31242]@March[/USER] . :P
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Post by Gumchum » Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:37 pm

Team: Miami Dolphins
OVR Record: 13-3
DIV Record: 5-1

SEASON:
Week 1: @ Washington Redskins — WIN (1-0, 0-0)
Week 2: @ Jacksonville Jaguars — WIN (2-0, 0-0)
Week 3: vs. Buffalo Bills — WIN (3-0, 1-0)
Week 4: vs. New York Jets — WIN (4-0, 2-0)
Week 5: BYE
Week 6 : @ Tennessee Titans — WIN (5-0, 2-0)
Week 7: vs. Houston Texans — WIN (6-0, 2-0)
Week 8: @ New England Patriots — LOSS (6-1, 2-1)
Week 9: @ Buffalo Bills — WIN (7-1, 3-1)
Week 10: @ Philadelphia Eagles — WIN (8-1, 3-1)
Week 11: vs. Dallas Cowboys — LOSS (8-2, 3-1)
Week 12: @ New York Jets — WIN (9-2, 4-1)
Week 13: vs. Baltimore Ravens — WIN (10-2, 4-1)
Week 14: vs. New York Giants — WIN (11-2, 4-1)
Week 15: @ San Diego Chargers — WIN (12-2, 4-1)
Week 16: vs. Indianapolis Colts — LOSS (12-3, 4-1)
Week 17: vs. New England Patriots — WIN (13-3, 5-1)

I fully expect to have my heart broken this season.

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Post by glux » Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:41 pm

BTW, Marchie needs to unsticky the thread from last year and replace it with this one. tsktsk
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Post by March » Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:48 pm

You guys are absolutely insane with your Lions predictions, which you'll see why soon.

The thread has been stickied. I'll be taking part, of course.
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Post by glux » Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:50 pm

^What insight do you have that neither of us have? :O
TO THE MYSTERY-MOBILE!


EDIT: Ok, so it's the Mystery Machine, but whatever.
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Post by Gumchum » Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:12 pm

March be like
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Post by Calamity Panfan » Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:47 pm

i'm well aware of my insanity but march does have a point.

Lions have a tough schedule overall, particularly overall. Chargers, Broncos, Seahawks, Cardinals, Chiefs, and Packers should be solid teams. It's not hard to see Vikings, Eagles, Rams and Saints being better than they were last year. If you have them losing to those good teams and splitting against the unproven teams that's like a 7-9 season. Only games I'd see the Lions heavily favored going into the season are Raiders (who will be vastly improved from last season but I think they still need another rebuild year), Bears (who some think will be improved but that team was so bad last year that I can't buy it yet) and 49ers (who might not be able to field a team by week 16 at the rate they've been losing players). If they drop more than two of the first few games they might have a hard time catching up to the competition and will have little margin for error late in the season.

There are some major question marks for the Lions. The offense was underwhelming last year. They're gonna be heavily reliant on a rookie running back. The offensive line is super young, has little chemistry, and is unproven. They lost their top 3 defensive tackles from last year. They don't have a proven 3rd option to pass to after Calvin and Tate.

But there's also reason for hope, though. The offensive system should be smoother in year 2. Abdullah has been wowing people at camp and should be able to replace the inconsistent Reggie Bush (already has better hands than Reggie and hits the hole harder. my biggest problem with Bush was that he couldn't hit the f***ing hole). Even if the line underperforms, it's hard to see them being much worse than last year's garbage group. Suh leaving was huge but he was replaced by another All-Pro (Ngata) and people are vastly overrating Fairley's contributions to the team. I think a healthy Ebron can become a reliable 3rd option.

Plus March is a much more pessimistic Lions fan than I am so
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Post by March » Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:53 pm

all right, the LOINS

Week 1: @ Chargers LOSS 0-1 (0-0)
Week 2: @ Vikings LOSS 0-2 (0-1)
Week 3: Broncos LOSS 0-3 (0-1)
Week 4: @Seahawks LOSS 0-4 (0-1)
Week 5: Cardinals WIN 1-4 (0-1)
Week 6: Bears WIN 2-4 (1-1)
Week 7: Vikings WIN 3-4 (2-1)
Week 8: @Chiefs (London) WIN 4-4 (2-1)
Week 9: BYE
Week 10: @Packers LOSS 4-5 (2-2)
Week 11: Raiders WIN 5-5 (2-2)
Week 12: Eagles WIN 6-5 (2-2)
Week 13: Packers WIN 7-5 (3-2)
Week 14: @Rams LOSS 7-6 (3-2)
Week 15: @Saints LOSS 7-7 (3-2)
Week 16: 49ers WIN 8-7 (3-2)
Week 17: @Bears LOSS 8-8 (3-3)

Basically, a worst case scenario that is likely. haha. I still don't believe in these guys.

EDIT: And I can easily see them losing home games to the Cardinals and Packers, which would be 6-10.
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Post by Marilink » Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:48 am

I'll participate
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Post by Swordmaster Link » Wed Aug 12, 2015 3:36 pm

Team: New York Jets

Week 1: Browns - WIN
Week 2: at Colts - LOSS
Week 3: Eagles - WIN
Week 4: at Dolphins - LOSS
Week 5: BYE
Week 6: Redskins - WIN
Week 7: at Patriots - LOSS
Week 8: at Raiders - WIN
Week 9: Jaguars - WIN
Week 10: Bills - WIN
Week 11: at Texans - LOSS
Week 12: Dolphins - LOSS
Week 13: at Giants - LOSS
Week 14: Titans - WIN
Week 15: at Cowboys - LOSS
Week 16: Patriots - WIN
Week 17: at Bills - LOSS

Overall: 8-8
Division: 2-4

Truthfully I do think we have an outside chance to contend for a playoff spot (despite our QB problems, top to bottom we've shored up a lot of our weaknesses from last season and I hope that our defense can buoy our offense as it did in '09 and '10). We shall see.

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Post by Marilink » Wed Aug 12, 2015 3:38 pm

I'm gonna do a pick-em for the Broncos, since I don't want to oversaturate this thread with Lions content
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Post by Calamity Panfan » Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:31 pm

^^ I think Fitz would've ended up with the QB spot anyway, though yeah he's hardly a top choice. I think Jets could contend for the AFC East with Patriots seemingly weaker than last year (especially with Brady gone a few weeks). I think Dolphins should take the division but the Jets don't have a terrible schedule and could even steal some of those games you picked them to lose. Wouldn't be the craziest thing in the world for them to nab a wild card spot

i mean f*** the jets
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Post by glux » Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:51 pm

[USER=28318]@Auron[/USER] & [USER=17840]@King Bomby[/USER] were the other two top posters from the last thread.
Either of you want in on the NFL Challenge (totally different thing than the pick'em)
$20 Amazon Gift Card goes to the winner. ;)

[USER=23215]@Marilink[/USER] did you want to fill one out, also?
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