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DRich
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September 28th, 2022 at 11:44:32 AM permalink
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Note that this Sunday, the Vikings/Saints game is being held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England. The scheduled start time is 6:30 am Pacific Standard Time.

Any picks for this game will have to be submitted to Mission before then.
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I was just reading that the Tampa Bay game will probably be played in Minnesota.
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September 28th, 2022 at 12:18:04 PM permalink
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Quote: EdCollins

Note that this Sunday, the Vikings/Saints game is being held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England. The scheduled start time is 6:30 am Pacific Standard Time.

Any picks for this game will have to be submitted to Mission before then.
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I was just reading that the Tampa Bay game will probably be played in Minnesota.
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I just read that it will be played in Minnesota IF it is moved. Weather will be hot and sunny by Sunday in Tampa. But the ‘we need all resources pointed at cleaning up stuff’ so we won’t do the game here is certainly possible. I think if given even money, I bet on Minnesota.
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September 28th, 2022 at 12:48:14 PM permalink
This post provides some perspective on the performance of our WOV NFL picks contestants. It's been an unusually rough three weeks so far, filled with unexpected results in NFL games.

ESPN has an Eliminator game in which participants try to pick the winner of one game each week -(NOT against the spread.). They are eliminated from the game if their pick is incorrect, so virtually every participant picks teams that are highly favored to win (however, they must pick a different team to be the winner in every week of the season.)

Here's what has happened this year.
2022
Week 1 Surviving: 53%; Eliminated: 47%
Week 2 Surviving: 56.5%; Eliminated: 43.5%
Week 3 Surviving: 40.2% ; Eliminated: 59.8%

Compare this to what happened in the 2021 Eliminator game
2021
Week 1 Surviving: 70.4%; Eliminated: 29.6%
Week 2 Surviving: 79.5%; Eliminated: 20.5%
Week 3 Surviving: 91.9% ; Eliminated: 8.1%%

Again, starting with about 267K people in Week1, this is people picking a large favorite in one game each week.
The first 3 weeks of 2022 seems to have had a large amount of upsets. And this past week, Week 3, was especially brutal with nearly 60% of the Eliminator contestants picking incorrectly (probably due in part to the Bills losing.)
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September 28th, 2022 at 12:58:14 PM permalink
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Quote: DRich

Quote: EdCollins

Note that this Sunday, the Vikings/Saints game is being held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England. The scheduled start time is 6:30 am Pacific Standard Time.

Any picks for this game will have to be submitted to Mission before then.
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I was just reading that the Tampa Bay game will probably be played in Minnesota.
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I just read that it will be played in Minnesota IF it is moved. Weather will be hot and sunny by Sunday in Tampa. But the ‘we need all resources pointed at cleaning up stuff’ so we won’t do the game here is certainly possible. I think if given even money, I bet on Minnesota.
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Might not have power by Sunday
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September 30th, 2022 at 6:12:30 AM permalink
Good morning!

Picks will be posted momentarily and I apologize for being tardy. I got caught up on a project last night and it slipped my mind. I almost did them Wednesday night, so that's what I will do from now on if I expect Thursday to be busy.

As always, thank you to EdCollins for the updated standings!
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Mission146
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September 30th, 2022 at 6:18:08 AM permalink
Greetings!

The Week 4 Lines are as follows:

Vikings -3 @ Saints 3 O/U 43.5
Browns -1 @ Falcons 1 O/U 47.5
Commanders 3.5 @ Cowboys -3.5 O/U 41.5
Seahawks 4 @ Lions -4 O/U 48
Titans 3.5 @ Colts -3.5 O/U 43
Bears 3 @ Giants -3 O/U 39.5
Jaguars 6.5 @ Eagles -6.5 O/U 45.5
Jets 3.5 @ Steelers -3.5 O/U 41.5
Bills -3 @ Ravens 3 O/U 51
Chargers -5 @ Texans 5 O/U 45
Cardinals 1 @ Panthers -1 O/U 43.5
Patriots 9.5 @ Packers -9.5 O/U 40.5
Broncos 2.5 @ Raiders -2.5 O/U 45.5
Chiefs 0 @ Buccaneers 0 O/U 45.5
Rams 1.5 @ 49ers -1.5 O/U 42

I saw that there may be an early game, so if you want that one, your picks will need to be received prior to that game kicking off.

Also, I'm going to go ahead and fire out the reminders tomorrow morning (I usually do this in the evening) because:

1.) I was a little late posting the lines.

AND:

2.) I might be engaged tomorrow evening until the late evening hours.
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September 30th, 2022 at 6:20:58 AM permalink
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Congrats to FOURFIVEFACE on a perfect week! Well done.
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Exactly this!

That said, even though these Perfect weeks have contributed to our x > 50% record overall, you guys could always let the prize grow a little bit. It does carry over, so you don't have to make sure to hit it every week.
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October 2nd, 2022 at 8:54:47 AM permalink
Greetings!

The Week 4 Picks are as follows:

FourFiveFace:
Browns -1
Commanders +3.5
Titans +3.5
Chargers -5-Confidence
Panthers -1

IndyJeffrey
Cowboys -3.5
Lions OVER 48
Jaguars 6.5 - Confidence
Steelers -3.5
Broncos 2.5

miplet:
Vikings -3
Seahawks +4-confidence
Bears +3
Buccaneers +0
49ers -1.5

EdCollins
Saints +3
Browns -1 Confidence
Colts -3.5
Broncos +2.5
Rams +1.5

Gaming711:
Vikings -3 confidence
Colts -3.5
Seahawks +4
Bills -3
Falcons over 47.5

jml24:
Saints 3
Titans 3.5
Bills -3 Confidence
Texans 5
Buccaneers 0

JW17:
Broncos 2.5
Cowboys -3.5
Jaguars 6.5
Rams 1.5
Lions -4

SOOPOO:
Chiefs PK Confidence
Packets -9.5
Jets +3.5
Chargers-5
Bills -3

PlayYourCardsRight:
Vikings -3 CONFIDENCE
Cowboys -3.5
Bears 3
Bills -3
Raiders -2.5

JohnnyQ:
Falcons 1
Cowboys -3.5
Eagles -6.5
Steelers -3.5 CONFIDENCE
Panthers -1

Gordonm888
Saints+3
Commanders+3.5
Seahawks+4
Chargers-5 Confidence
Cardinals+1

GenWyzgy:
Seahawks +4
Eagles -6.5
Ravens OVER 51 CONFIDENCE
Broncos +2.5
Chargers OVER 45

JimRockford
Vikings -3
Vikings UNDER 43.5
Lions -4
Buccaneers 0
Rams 1.5

Johnzimbo
Saints -3
Saints under 43.5 confidence
Packers -9.5
Packers under 40.5
Texans under 45

Joeman:
Vikings -3
Rams 1.5-Confidence
Jaguars 6.5
Cardinals 1
Cowboys OVER 41.5

AZDuffman:
Buccaneers UNDER 45.5 CONFIDENCE
Cardinals 1
Jets 3.5
Bills OVER 51
Browns OVER 47.5

ksdjdj:
Chargers -5
Saints Under 43.5-Confidence
49ers Over 42
Seahawks 4
Jets 3.5

Vegasbrent:
Saints +3
Commanders +3.5
Broncos +2.5
Buccaneers 0-Confidence
49ers -1.5

Wizard:
Saints +3 CONFIDENCE
Commanders +3.5
Seahawks +4
Titans +3.5
Bears +3
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October 2nd, 2022 at 9:03:51 AM permalink
Note that this pick is slightly confusing:

AZDuffman:
Buccaneers 0 UNDER 45.5 CONFIDENCE

Normally, of course, when an over/under is selected, the spread is not also listed.
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October 2nd, 2022 at 9:04:42 AM permalink
Quote: EdCollins

Note that this pick is slightly confusing:

AZDuffman:
Buccaneers 0 UNDER 45.5 CONFIDENCE

Normally, of course, when an over/under is selected, the spread is not also listed.
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It's the Under, my mistake!

Final week for formatting errors, btw! LOL
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