Week Seventeen Picks in Review

Posted: January 2, 2013 in Uncategorized








Blue = Correct Pick
Red = Incorrect Pick
Black = Push

Baltimore Ravens (10-5) AT Cincinnati Bengals (9-6)

The Spread: Cincinnati by 3.5
The Pick: Baltimore
The Score: Baltimore, 23-20
The Verdict: Bengals, 23-17

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-9) AT Atlanta Falcons (13-2)

The Spread: Atlanta by 7.5
The Pick: Tampa Bay
The Score: Atlanta, 28-23
The Verdict: Tampa Bay, 22-17

Philadelphia Eagles (4-11) AT New York Giants (9-6)

The Spread: New York by 9.5
The Pick: Philadelphia
The Score: New York, 27-24
The Verdict: New York, 42-7

New York Jets (6-9) AT Buffalo Bills (5-10)

The Spread: Buffalo by 3.5
The Pick: New York
The Score: New York, 17-14
The Verdict: Buffalo, 28-9

Chicago Bears (9-6) AT Detroit Lions (4-11)

The Spread: Chicago by 3.5
The Pick: Chicago
The Score: Chicago, 29-24
The Verdict: Chicago, 26-24

Jacksonville Jaguars (2-13) AT Tennessee Titans (5-10)

The Spread: Tennessee by 4.5
The Pick: Tennessee
The Score: Tennessee, 21-10
The Verdict: Tennessee, 38-20

Houston Texans (12-3) AT Indianapolis Colts (10-5)

The Spread: Houston by 4.5
The Pick: Indianapolis
The Score: Houston, 23-20
The Verdict: Indianapolis, 28-16

Carolina Panthers (6-9) AT New Orleans Saints (7-8)

The Spread: New Orleans by 4.5
The Pick: Carolina
The Score: Carolina, 38-34
The Verdict: Carolina, 44-38

Cleveland Browns (5-10) AT Pittsburgh Steelers (7-8)

The Spread: Pittsburgh by 3.5
The Pick: Cleveland
The Score: Pittsburgh, 20-19
The Verdict: Pittsburgh, 24-10

Kansas City Chiefs (2-13) AT Denver Broncos (12-3)

The Spread: Denver by 16.5
The Pick: Denver
The Score: Denver, 34-0
The Verdict: Denver, 38-3

Green Bay Packers (11-4) AT Minnesota Vikings (9-6)

The Spread: Green Bay by 3.5
The Pick: Green Bay
The Score: Green Bay, 28-24
The Verdict: Minnesota, 37-34

Miami Dolphins (7-8) AT New England Patriots (11-4)

The Spread: New England by 10.5
The Pick: Miami
The Score: New England, 27-17
The Verdict: New England, 28-0

Oakland Raiders (4-11) AT San Diego Chargers (6-9)

The Spread: San Diego by 7.5
The Pick: San Diego
The Score: San Diego, 30-17
The Verdict: San Diego, 24-21

Arizona Cardinals (5-10) AT San Francisco 49ers (10-4-1)

The Spread: San Francisco by 15.5
The Pick: San Francisco
The Score: San Francisco, 38-13
The Verdict: San Francisco, 27-13

St. Louis Rams (7-7-1) AT Seattle Seahawks (10-5) 

The Spread: Seattle by 10.5
The Pick: Seattle
The Score: Seattle, 53-13
The Verdict: Seattle, 20-13

Dallas Cowboys (8-7) AT Washington Redskins (9-6)

The Spread: Washington by 3.5
The Pick: Dallas
The Score: Dallas, 27-24
The Verdict: Washington, 28-18

Record for the week: 5-11
Final record for the 2012 season: 116-104-7

Well, there you have it. The regular season predictions for the 2012 season are over. Considering that this was my first year committing to picking an entire campaign’s worth of games, I’d say a 53% success rate is pretty good. Let’s compare my picks against the spread to CBS Sportsline’s “Expert Picks” for the 2012 season ranked by percent correct:

Will Brinson: 55%
Jason La Canfora: 55%
SkoodSports: 53%
Mike Freeman: 52%
Josh Katzowitz: 51%
Clark Judge: 49%
Dave Richard: 49%
Pete Prisco: 48%
Ryan Wilson: 46%

Finishing higher than 6 of the 8 CBS football experts is a pretty good feat. But, the picks are not finished yet. We still have the playoffs and a review of our preseason NFL predictions to tackle. Stay tuned…


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