Monday, October 06, 2008

IDYFT NFL Pick 'Em: Upsets & Comebacks

Everybody gained heaps of points this week by picking NFC East shoe-ins and Atlanta & Miami upsets.

One of the problems with the emphasis on individual "fantasy" stats is that we lose sense of a team's identity. There are some interesting storylines brewing in the NFL as we move into the meat of the season.

For example, Miami has defeated the two best teams (of 2007) in the AFC. Can they keep up their plucky wildcat upset frenzy? Does a whacky comeback against the Texans mean the Colts are rising again, like Jesus or bread or souffle? Does the NFC North really have to send a team to the playoffs? Is it possible for a mediocre team (Saints) to beat another mediocre team (Vikings) while producing nearly as many turnovers (4) as scoring drives (5)? Well, we learned the answer to that at least. Bon-bons to A. Winfield again.

The race for the grand prize, a To The Last Drop t-shirt in your size, is getting thick and heavy. Nevertheless, all are still welcome to join the contest. It's free, fun and easy. Although I can only guarantee the free & easy aspect.

The Standings
1. Adw: 30 (this week +20 max)
2. Miwacar: 24 (this week +10)
3. Jess: 23 (this week +20 max)
4. Big BM: 14 (this week +10)
5. LButler36: 2
6. MMMan: -6 (this week +14 don't call it a comeback!)

This Week's Picks
1. Your Shoe-In?
2. This week's Ron Paul Upset:
Rams, Browns, Cincy, Arizona, Lions
3. Your Favorite/Disliked Team?
4. Clash of the "Titans": Miami Dolphins at Houston Texans


Andrew Wice said...

1. Giants
2. Lions upset!
3. Washington wins!
4. Miami?

Muumuuman said...

1. Giants
2. Arizona
3. Cowboys (loose of course)
4. Miami

Lions upset? Unlikely. Lions fans upset? Likely. Concussion to Kitna? Likely. 3 interceptions? Likely.....

Andrew Wice said...

Wow, are Lions fans hitting rockbottom?

They fired Millen. Why aren't they playing better?

Muumuuman said...

Adrian Peterson breaking the single game rushing record? Also likely.

Jess said...

Oh, LL. *sigh*

1. Giants
2. Cincy
3. Lions lose.
4. Texans

Miwacar said...

1. Redskins
4. Les Delfin

Big Blue Monkey said...

1. NYG
2. Arizona
3. Drunken Savages in a Drunken Savage Romp!
4. Texans