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MoonKnight1
Monday, December 30, 2019 11:53:35 AM
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Here we are!

Now some of us who root for crappy teams (looking at you MoonKnight1 Loser ) can see some good football for a change.

Everyone is welcome to participate in this competition, no matter if you played in the regular season one or not.

Rules are simple. Pick the winner, no point spreads. I will have Prop bets in each round that give you an opportunity for extra points. You have to make your picks before the games start.

Scoring structure:

Wild Card Weekend - Each correct game pick - 5 pts
Divisional Round - 10 pts
Conference Championship - 15 pts
Super Bowl - 20 pts

Props will be variable.

Good Luck!

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MoonKnight1
Monday, December 30, 2019 12:54:21 PM
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Wild Card Round

Bills @ Texans
Titans @ Patriots
Vikings @ Saints
Seahawks @ Eagles

Prop #1 - 10pts
Which of the 8 teams gets the most Rushing Yards?

Prop #2 - 10 pts
Which of the 8 teams forces the most Turnovers?

Prop #3 - 5 pts
Which Home Team has the highest Time of Possession?

Prop #4 - 5 pts
Which Road Team commits the most Penalties?

Prop #5 - 20pts
Which of the following QB's has the highest Completion Percentage?

Josh Allen - Bills
Deshaun Watson - Texans
Ryan Tannehill - Titans
Tom Brady - Patriots
Kirk Cousins - Vikings
Drew Brees - Saints
Russell Wilson - Seahawks
Carson Wentz - Eagles

In all of the above Props, any ties will apply to both selections. So if the Seahawks and the Bills both force 4 Turnovers and all of the other teams have three or less then then everyone who picked Seattle or Buffalo gets the points.

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MoonKnight1
Monday, December 30, 2019 12:56:56 PM
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Texans
Patriots
Saints
Seahawks

Prop #1 - 10pts
Which of the 8 teams gets the most Rushing Yards?
Texans

Prop #2 - 10 pts
Which of the 8 teams forces the most Turnovers?
Patriots

Prop #3 - 5 pts
Which Home Team has the highest Time of Possession?
Saints

Prop #4 - 5 pts
Which Road Team commits the most Penalties?
Bills

Prop #5 - 20pts
Which of the following QB's has the highest Completion Percentage?

Russell Wilson - Seahawks

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jbeeman85
Monday, December 30, 2019 2:30:38 PM
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Bills
Titans (by a bajillionBig Grin Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin ) America's team of the Week
Saints
Seahawks - LOCK (think there was a tie in that category, can we repick teams now?)

Prop #1 - 10pts
Which of the 8 teams gets the most Rushing Yards? Titans WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOODancing Dancing Dancing Dancing

Prop #2 - 10 pts
Which of the 8 teams forces the most Turnovers? Titans - suck it Brady Devil Devil Devil Devil

Prop #3 - 5 pts
Which Home Team has the highest Time of Possession? not the PatriotsDevil Devil Devil . Saints will have the most Possession Time

Prop #4 - 5 pts
Which Road Team commits the most Penalties? Vikings

Prop #5 - 20pts
Which of the following QB's has the highest Completion Percentage? Let's go all out here - Ryan Tannehill - Titans

lcfrick
Monday, December 30, 2019 4:02:46 PM
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Bills @ Texans
Titans @ Patriots Maybe it's just wishful thinking, but boy would that be nice.
Vikings @ Saints
Seahawks @ Eagles

Prop #1 - 10pts
Which of the 8 teams gets the most Rushing Yards? Bills

Prop #2 - 10 pts
Which of the 8 teams forces the most Turnovers? Seahawks

Prop #3 - 5 pts
Which Home Team has the highest Time of Possession? Saints

Prop #4 - 5 pts
Which Road Team commits the most Penalties? Titans

Prop #5 - 20pts
Which of the following QB's has the highest Completion Percentage? Drew Brees - Saints (The dude has the three highest completion percentage seasons in NFL history over the last three years, after all.)
crunchbird
Wednesday, January 01, 2020 11:40:50 AM
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Texans
Patriots
Saints. -Lock
Eagles

Prop #1 - 10pts
Which of the 8 teams gets the most Rushing Yards? Texans

Prop #2 - 10 pts
Which of the 8 teams forces the most Turnovers? Texans

Prop #3 - 5 pts
Which Home Team has the highest Time of Possession? Saints

Prop #4 - 5 pts
Which Road Team commits the most Penalties? Seahawks

Prop #5 - 20pts
Which of the following QB's has the highest Completion Percentage? Brady Patriots
bluedevil2002
Friday, January 03, 2020 5:01:35 PM
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Bills
Patriots
Saints
Seahawks

Prop #1 - 10pts
Which of the 8 teams gets the most Rushing Yards?
Bills

Prop #2 - 10 pts
Which of the 8 teams forces the most Turnovers?
Seahawks

Prop #3 - 5 pts
Which Home Team has the highest Time of Possession?
Saints

Prop #4 - 5 pts
Which Road Team commits the most Penalties?
Vikings

Prop #5 - 20pts
Which of the following QB's has the highest Completion Percentage?
Deshaun Watson - Texans
MoonKnight1
Monday, January 06, 2020 8:48:23 AM
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Divisional Round

Texans @ Chiefs
Titans @ Ravens
Vikings @ 49ers
Seahawks @ Packers

Prop #1 - 10pts
Which of the 8 teams gets the most Passing Yards?

Prop #2 - 10 pts
Which of the 8 teams defenses gets the most Sacks?

Prop #3 - 5 pts
Which Home Team gets the most points from the Kicker (FG's and PaT's)?

Prop #4 - 5 pts
Which Road Team punts the fewest times?

Prop #5 - 20pts
Which of the following RB's has the highest average Yards per Attempt?

Damien Williams - Chiefs
Carlos Hyde - Texans
Derrick Henry - Titans
Mark Ingram - Ravens
Dalvin Cook - Vikings
Raheem Mostert- 49ers
Chris Carson - Seahawks
Aaron Jones - Packers

In all of the above Props, any ties will apply to both selections.

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MoonKnight1
Monday, January 06, 2020 8:50:35 AM
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Chiefs
Ravens
49ers
Packers

Prop #1 - 10pts
Which of the 8 teams gets the most Passing Yards?
Vikings

Prop #2 - 10 pts
Which of the 8 teams defenses gets the most Sacks?
Seahawks

Prop #3 - 5 pts
Which Home Team gets the most points from the Kicker (FG's and PaT's)?
49ers

Prop #4 - 5 pts
Which Road Team punts the fewest times?
Titans

Prop #5 - 20pts
Which of the following RB's has the highest average Yards per Attempt?
Aaron Jones - Packers

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jbeeman85
Tuesday, January 07, 2020 12:50:03 PM
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Chiefs
Titans
49ers
Packers

Prop #1 - 10pts
Which of the 8 teams gets the most Passing Yards? Chiefs

Prop #2 - 10 pts
Which of the 8 teams defenses gets the most Sacks? 49ers

Prop #3 - 5 pts
Which Home Team gets the most points from the Kicker (FG's and PaT's)? 49ers

Prop #4 - 5 pts
Which Road Team punts the fewest times? Titans

Prop #5 - 20pts
Which of the following RB's has the highest average Yards per Attempt? Derrick Henry - Titans
bluedevil2002
Tuesday, January 07, 2020 10:29:25 PM
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Chiefs
Ravens
49ers
Packers

Prop #1 - 10pts
Which of the 8 teams gets the most Passing Yards?
Packers

Prop #2 - 10 pts
Which of the 8 teams defenses gets the most Sacks?
Ravens

Prop #3 - 5 pts
Which Home Team gets the most points from the Kicker (FG's and PaT's)?
Ravens

Prop #4 - 5 pts
Which Road Team punts the fewest times?
Vikings

Prop #5 - 20pts
Which of the following RB's has the highest average Yards per Attempt?
Derrick Henry - Titans
lcfrick
Wednesday, January 08, 2020 10:04:53 AM
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Texans @ Chiefs
Titans @ Ravens
Vikings @ 49ers
Seahawks @ Packers

Prop #1 - 10pts
Which of the 8 teams gets the most Passing Yards? Seahawks

Prop #2 - 10 pts
Which of the 8 teams defenses gets the most Sacks? Chiefs

Prop #3 - 5 pts
Which Home Team gets the most points from the Kicker (FG's and PaT's)? Ravens

Prop #4 - 5 pts
Which Road Team punts the fewest times? Texans

Prop #5 - 20pts
Which of the following RB's has the highest average Yards per Attempt? Raheem Mostert- 49ers
MoonKnight1
Wednesday, January 08, 2020 1:54:08 PM
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Here are the Results and Standings.

Wild Card Round

Bills @ Texans
Titans @ Patriots
Vikings @ Saints
Seahawks @ Eagles

Prop #1 - 10pts
Which of the 8 teams gets the most Rushing Yards?
Titans - 201
Bills - 172
Texans - 141
Vikings - 136
Eagles - 120
Patriots - 98
Saints - 97
Seahawks - 64

Prop #2 - 10 pts
Which of the 8 teams forces the most Turnovers?
Titans - 2
Vikings - 2

Bills - 1
Texans - 1
Patriots - 1
Saints - 1
Seahawks -0
Eagles - 0

Prop #3 - 5 pts
Which Home Team has the highest Time of Possession?
Texans - 36:25
Eagles - 33:15
Patriots - 28:51
Saints - 27:24

Prop #4 - 5 pts
Which Road Team commits the most Penalties?
Seahawks - 11
Bills - 7
Titans - 5
Vikings - 4

Prop #5 - 20pts
Which of the following QB's has the highest Completion Percentage?

Deshaun Watson - Texans 20-25 (80%)
Drew Brees - Saints 26-33 (79%)
Kirk Cousins - Vikings 19-31 (61%)
Russell Wilson - Seahawks 18-30 (60%)
Tom Brady - Patriots 20-37 (54%)
Ryan Tannehill - Titans 8-15 (53%)
Josh Allen - Bills 24-46 (52%)
Carson Wentz - Eagles 1-4 (25%)

Standings

jbeeman85 - 30
bluedevil2002 - 25
MoonKnight1 - 10
lckfrick - 10
crunchbird - 10

Early leader is jbeeman85 who went 2-2 and hit on both 10 point props. Also hitting a prop was crunchbird (#4 - 5 pts) and bluedevil 2002 who got Watson (80% completion) barely edging out Brees (79%).

The only unanimous pick was the Saints over the Vikings and we all got it wrong.

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MoonKnight1
Thursday, January 09, 2020 10:53:50 AM
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Titans @ Ravens

Jeremy? Chris? Any thoughts? Devil

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crunchbird
Thursday, January 09, 2020 5:41:30 PM
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Chiefs
Ravens
49ers
Packers

Prop #1 - 10pts
Which of the 8 teams gets the most Passing Yards? Packers

Prop #2 - 10 pts
Which of the 8 teams defenses gets the most Sacks? 49ers

Prop #3 - 5 pts
Which Home Team gets the most points from the Kicker (FG's and PaT's)? Ravens

Prop #4 - 5 pts
Which Road Team punts the fewest times? Seahawks

Prop #5 - 20pts
Which of the following RB's has the highest average Yards per Attempt? Damien Williams - Chiefs
lcfrick
Thursday, January 09, 2020 9:35:56 PM
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MoonKnight1 wrote:
Titans @ Ravens

Jeremy? Chris? Any thoughts? Devil


I don't know, but I hear that winning 12 games in a row is pretty good when the most you can play in a season is 20. The Ravens won more games in a row than 26 of the other 31 NFL teams did all season. The Baltimore Orioles have lost a game more recently than the Baltimore Ravens have.

You can find any number of stats to support whichever team you want to win. For example this is the 4th time that the top rushing team (Ravens) have played the team with the top rusher (Titans) in the playoffs and the first three times the team with the leading rusher won the match-up. Or how this is the 4th time the Ravens and Titans have met in the playoffs and the road team has won all three previous match-ups, including both of the match-ups where the #1 seed lost.

Some history is in the game, when the Ravens and 49ers met in Super Bowl XLVII Greg Roman was the OC for the 49ers and Dean Pees was the DC for the Ravens. The Ravens won that game... but the 49ers offense put up a LOT of yards because Dean "Prevent Defense" Pees was his usual self and was bailed out by Jimmy Smith with some great plays at the end. Now Roman is on the Ravens and Pees is on the Titans.

MLB Jayon Brown is going to miss the game for the Titans. The Titans already gave up the 9th most yards to TEs this season with Brown in the game and they're going to be a lot worse with him out of the game, because he's the anchor of their LB corps. And you might have heard, but the Ravens like their three headed TE monster a lot.

Mark Ingram is questionable, but expected to play, however the Steelers had a top 10 rushing defense going into week 17, desperately needing to win and the Ravens, without Lamar Jackson and Mark Ingram (representing over 2/3rds of their rushing yards for the season) ran for 223 yards with RGIII, Gus Edwards, and Justice Hill. So if Ingram does miss the game... there's going to be less production, but it won't mean automatic game over.

As a matter of fact, the difference between the Ravens rushing yards and the Titans rushing yards (who were #3 in rushing this season) is larger than the difference between the Titans and the WORST rushing team in the league (Dolphins). Likewise if you took out every single yard Mark Ingram ran for this season, the Ravens would still have rushed for more yards than the Titans.

Now one thing that's been noted is that Derrick Henry is really good at running the ball on pitches, sweeps, and outside and that that has been a weakness of the Ravens. Which isn't technically true. The Ravens have been great this season against pitches sweeps, and outside runs. Where their weakness has been are runs that are just off-tackle. A subtle difference, but an important one. Basically they've been great as setting the edge, but the underneath guys haven't been able to mop up effectively, while Henry is great at getting to the edge. It's strength on strength, not strength on weakness.

And initially the weather looked bad, with rain being forecast. And while the Ravens have won in the rain, it's noticeably slowed down the offense. But now the forecast has changed and the rain isn't expected to start until after midnight, It's going to be clear skies with balls flying.

Plus the Ravens dominated the league in wide margins in yards per drive, points per drive, plays per drive, and time of possession per drive.

They've never scored fewer than 20 points in a single game this season and after the Marcus Peters trade the only time another team has scored more than 20 points is when the Jets blocked a punt and returned it for a TD.

In pretty much every statistical category, the Ravens defense is the best in the league since they traded for Marcus Peters. Those week 3 and 4 losses to the Chiefs and Browns were they gave up 500 yards in each game were wake-up calls and Eric DeCosta responded by making a ton of moves. For the Titans game this week, the Ravens will have SEVEN different players playing the majority of snaps on defense (I intentionally avoided saying starters because Brandon Carr has consistently been a starter to keep his consecutive game streak intact, but he doesn't play the majority of snaps.) Jimmy Smith and Brandon Williams were injured for that game. Josh Bynes, Marus Peters, L.J. Fort, and Jihad Ward weren't even on the team. And Chuck Clark was a back-up for Tony Jefferson (who went on IR).

There's a reason why the Ravens are favored by 10 points. The Titans have my eternal respect for going into Foxborough and knocking off the Patriots, but the offense that the defense shut down last week is nothing compared to the offense they're facing this week. (And frankly after how the Pats defense looks week 17 against Miami, I'd say the Ravens defense looks better than them too.)

edit: One additional point. In the last 4 seasons, Justin Tucker has made 92% of his FG attempts at M&T Bank stadium. Kickers on the road have made only 72% of their FGs attempted there. Over that same time span, there have been 14 made FGs of 50 yards or more. All 14 were by Justin Tucker... in other words, road kickers have not made a FG of 50 yards or more in M&T Bank stadium since 2015.
jbeeman85
Friday, January 10, 2020 7:42:41 AM
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Wow, that's quite a bit there, pretty much says it all. I felt a whole lot more confident going to face the Patriots than the Ravens.

I wish the Titans were still in the same division with the Ravens/Steelers/Bengals, those games always felt bigger to me than Jaguars/Texans/Colts.

I'm up for the loser carries the other team's logo in signature for a week wager that Howie usually does. I will say however, that if the Ravens win, it would likely be Monday before I get around to putting it in my signature, and will carry it for 7 days after that.
lcfrick
Friday, January 10, 2020 11:01:51 AM
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jbeeman85 wrote:
Wow, that's quite a bit there, pretty much says it all. I felt a whole lot more confident going to face the Patriots than the Ravens.

I wish the Titans were still in the same division with the Ravens/Steelers/Bengals, those games always felt bigger to me than Jaguars/Texans/Colts.

I'm up for the loser carries the other team's logo in signature for a week wager that Howie usually does. I will say however, that if the Ravens win, it would likely be Monday before I get around to putting it in my signature, and will carry it for 7 days after that.


Even after divisional realignment, for a few years Titans/Ravens still were such huge games that kept the rivalry alive. I get why they didn't have them in the same division, but it was a great rivalry. That 2003 Wild Card was a heartbreaking way for Jamal Lewis' 2000 yard season to end.

Normally I don't bet on something unless it's a sure bet (which it isn't in this case), but on the other hand, having the Titans logo in my signature would just be a mark of shame, rather than losing something of value (since I have no shame).
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Friday, January 10, 2020 11:26:10 AM
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lcfrick wrote:
having the Titans logo in my signature would just be a mark of shame, rather than losing something of value (since I have no shame).

I have had to rock the Flaming Thumbtack logo in my signature way too many times. Talk to the Hand

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020 12:57:40 PM
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Conference Championship Round

Titans @ Chiefs

Packers @ 49ers


Prop #1 - 10pts
Which of the 4 teams gets the most Total Yards on Offense?

Prop #2 - 10 pts
Which of the 4 teams Defenses allows the Fewest Yards?

Prop #3 - 10 pts
Which of the 4 teams finishes with the most players recording a Pass Reception?

Prop #4 - 10 pts
Which of the 4 teams gets the most Kick Return Yardage (punts and kickoffs)?

Prop #5 - 15 pts
Which Kicker hits the Longest Field Goal?

Harrison Butker - Chiefs
Greg Joseph - Titans
Robbie Gould - 49ers
Mason Crosby - Packers

Prop #6 - 15pts
Which of the following QB's has the most Rushing Attempts?

Ryan Tannehill - Titans
Patrick Mahomes - Chiefs
Jimmy Garoppolo - 49ers
Aaron Rodgers - Packers

Prop #7 - 25 pts
How many 4th down conversions will there be (all teams combined)?

In all of the above Props, any ties will apply to both selections.

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