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Thursday, December 27

NFL Picks: Week 16 Results / Week 17/ BCS Picks



Welcome back to NFL Picks. We only have one week left of the regular season!

Here were the standout picks from Week 16:

Everybody's correct picks: Falcons, Panthers, Patriots, Redskins, Chargers, Packers, Broncos, Bears
Everybody's incorrect pick: Texans
Jerhawk was the only one to go for two with the Chiefs, but got it wrong
Deus Legend and BlazenHawks were the only ones to get the Ravens correct
The only successful 2 point conversion this week was the Vikings over Houston, but nobody chose Minnesota.

The results from Week 16. A very strong week for everyone:

T1.) Deus Legend / 13
T1.) BlazenHawks / 13
T1.) JohnnyX77 / 13
4.) Stopable / 12
5.) Jerhawk / 11
6.) natedogg / 8

The overall PowerRankings, presented in part this week by McDonalds, official fast food sponsor of the NFL:

1.) BlazenHawks / 158
2.) Jerhawk / 153
T3.) Deus Legend / 152
T3.) JohnnyX77 / 152
5.) Stopable / 151
6.) natedogg / 138

We will be picking for the 5 major BCS Bowl games this week! Here is the schedule. Each game is worth one (1) point each. Please have your picks in prior to kickoff of the particular game you're choosing for:

Rose Bowl (Jan 1): Stanford vs. Wisconsin

Discover Orange Bowl (Jan 1): Florida State vs. Northern Illinois

Allstate Sugar Bowl (Jan 2): Florida vs. Louisville

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl (Jan 3): Kansas State vs. Oregon

BCS National Championship (Jan 7): Alabama vs. Notre Dame

The NFL Week 17 schedule. Every game is on Sunday. Please have your picks in prior to kickoff of the particular game you're choosing for:

Buccaneers @ Falcons

Jets @ Bills

Ravens @ Bengals

Browns @ Steelers

Bears @ Lions

Jaguars @ Titans

*Eagles @ Giants (Giants favored by 7.5)

Panthers @ Saints

Texans @ Colts

Packers @ Vikings

*Rams @ Seahawks ('Hawks favored by 10.5)

*Dolphins @ Patriots (Pats favored by 10)

*Chiefs @ Broncos (Broncos favored by 16)

Raiders @ Chargers

*Cardinals @ 49ers (49ers favored by 16.5)

Cowboys @ Redskins (Sunday Night)

Thanks everyone and good luck! Next week I will post the results of our division winners, which may change the overall PowerRankings.





Tuesday, December 18

NFL Picks: Week 15 Results / Week 16 Picks



Hello, and welcome back to NFL Picks!


There were two successful 2-point conversion games this weekend! The Cardinals defeated the Lions. The other was the 49ers beating the Patriots.
Jerhawk was the only one to get the 49ers 2-point conversion correct

Here were the standout picks from Week 15:

Everybody's incorrect pick: Lions
Jerhawk was the only one to get the Rams and Bears wrong
BlazenHawks was the only one to get the Eagles and Ravens wrong
BlazenHawks and Jerhawk were the only ones to get the Bills wrong
JohnnyX was the only person to get the Colts wrong
Stopable was the only person to get the Titans correct

The Week 15 results:

T1.) Jerhawk / 11
T1.) Stopable / 11
T3.) JohnnyX77 / 10
T3.) natedogg / 10
5.) Deus Legend / 8
6.) BlazenHawks / 6

The overall PowerRankings, presnted in part this week by Build-A-Bear Workshop:

1.) BlazenHawks / 145
2.) Jerhawk / 142
T3.) Stopable / 139
T3.) Deus Legend / 139
T3.) JohnnyX77 / 139
6.) natedogg / 131

The Week 16 games. No more Thursday night games horray! Also no Monday Night games for the rest of the season. Please have your pick in prior to kickoff of the particular game you're choosing for. Merry Christmas! We have six 2-point conversion games this weekend:

Falcons @ Lions (Saturday Night)

*Raiders @ Panthers (Panthers favored by 8.5)

Bills @ Dolphins

Bengals @ Steelers

*Patriots @ Jaguars (Pats favored by 14.5)

*Colts @ Chiefs (Colts favored by 6.5)

Saints @ Cowboys

Redskins @ Eagles

Rams @ Buccaneers

Chargers @ Jets

*Titans @ Packers (Pack favored by 13)

*Vikings @ Texans (Houston favored by 7.5)

*Browns @ Broncos (Broncos favored by 13.5)

Bears @ Cardinals

Giants @ Ravens

49ers @ Seahawks (Sunday Night Battle in Seattle)


Thanks everyone! Good luck and Merry Christmas!




Tuesday, December 11

NFL Picks: Week 14 Results / Week 15 Picks



Welcome back to NFL Picks.

Here were the standout picks from Week 14:

Everybody's correct picks: Colts, 49ers, Packers
Everybody's incorrect picks: Bengals, Bears, Buccaneers, Steelers
The only successful 2 point conversion was the Eagles upsetting the Buccaneers. However, nobody picked the Eagles.
BlazenHawks was the only person to get the Rams correct
BlazenHawks was the only one to get the Saints wrong
BlazenHawks and Jerhawk were the only ones to get the Cardinals wrong
Deus Legend and Jerhawk were the only ones to get the Panthers correct

The results from Week 14 alone:

T1.) Deus Legend / 9
T1.) JohnnyX77 / 9
T3.) Jerhawk / 8
T3.) BlazenHawks / 8
T3.) natedogg / 8
6.) Stopable / 7

The overall PowerRankings, presented in part this week by Nissan:

1.) BlazenHawks / 139
T2.) Jerhawk / 131
T2.) Deus Legend / 131
4.) JohnnyX77 / 129
5.) Stopable / 128
6.) natedogg / 121

The Week 15 schedule. There are some very good games this week. Please have your picks in by kickoff of the particular game you're choosing for:

Bengals @ Eagles (Thursday Night)

Redskins @ Browns

*Colts @ Texans (Houston favored by 8.5)

*Jaguars @ Dolphins (Miami favored by 7)

Broncos @ Ravens

Vikings @ Rams

Buccaneers @ Saints

Giants @ Falcons

Packers @ Bears

*Lions @ Cardinals (Lions favored by 6)

Seahawks @ Bills

Panthers @ Chargers

Chiefs @ Raiders

Steelers @ Cowboys

*49ers @ Patriots (Sunday Night)(Pats favored by 6)

Jets @ Titans (Monday Night)

This week's wacky player comparison is brought to you by Jerhawk. It's 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (left) and a cat (right).




Tuesday, December 4

NFL Picks: Week 13 results / Week 14 Picks



Welcome back to NFL Picks.

Here were the standout selections from Week 13:

Everybody's correct picks: Texans, Patriots, Packers, Bengals, Cowboys
Everybody's incorrect picks: Bears, Ravens
A successful 2 point conversion this week! BlazenHawks got the Rams correct!
Stopable was the only one not to go for two with the Jaguars, and got the Bills correct
Stopable was the only one to get the Saints wrong
Jerhawk was the only one to get the Buccaneers and Raiders wrong

The results from Week 13:

T1.) BlazenHawks / 12
T1.) Stopable / 12
3.) Deus Legend / 11
4.) JohnnyX77 / 10
5.) natedogg / 9
6.) Jerhawk / 7

The overall PowerRankings, presented in part this week by Lowes:

1.) BlazenHawks / 131
2.) Jerhawk / 123
3.) Deus Legend / 122
4.) Stopable / 121
5.) JohnnyX77 / 120
6.) natedogg / 113

The Week 14 schedule. Please have your picks in before kickoff of the particular game you're choosing for:

*Broncos @ Raiders (Thursday Night)(Broncos favored by 10.5)

Rams @ Bills

Cowboys @ Bengals

Chiefs @ Browns

Titans @ Colts

Bears @ Vikings

*Eagles @ Buccaneers (Bucs favored by 7)

Ravens @ Redskins

Falcons @ Panthers

Jets @ Jaguars

Chargers @ Steelers

*Dolphins @ 49ers (49ers favored by 10)

*Cardinals @ Seahawks ('Hawks favored by 10.5)

Saints @ Giants

*Lions @ Packers (Sunday Night)(Pack favored by 6.5)

Texans @ Patriots (Monday Night)

This week's player comparison is brought to us by BlazenHawks. It's Seahawks DB Richard Sherman (left) and the character Sanka from "Cool Runnings" (right).


Tuesday, November 27

NFL Picks: Week 12 Results / Week 13 Picks



Welcome back to NFL Picks.

Here were the standout picks from Week 12:

Everybody's correct picks: Texans, Patriots, Colts, Bengals, Broncos
Jerhawk was the only person to get the Dolphins correct
Stopable was the only one to get the Chargers wrong
BlazenHawks was the only one to get the Eagles wrong
None of our 2 point conversion games were successful this week

The results from Week 12:

1.) BlazenHawks / 14
2.) JohnnyX77 / 13
3.) Deus Legend / 12
4.) Jerhawk / 11
5.) Stopable / 10
6.) natedogg / 9

The overall PowerRankings, presented in part this week by JCPenny's:

1.) BlazenHawks / 119
2.) Jerhawk / 116
3.) Deus Legend / 113
4.) JohnnyX77 / 110
5.) Stopable / 109
6.) natedogg / 104

The Week 13 schedule. Please have your picks in before kickoff of the particular game you're choosing for:

Saints @ Falcons (Thursday Night)

Seahawks @ Bears

Texans @ Titans

*Patriots @ Dolphins (Pats favored by 7.5)

*Jaguars @ Bills (Bills favored by 6)

Colts @ Lions

Panthers @ Chiefs

*Vikings @ Packers (Pack favored by 9)

*49ers @ Rams (49ers favored by 7)

Cardinals @ Jets

Buccaneers @ Broncos

Steelers @ Ravens

Bengals @ Chargers

Browns @ Raiders

*Eagles @ Cowboys (Sunday Night)(Cowboys favored by 9)

Giants @ Redskins (Monday Night)

Thanks everybody, and good luck!

Tuesday, November 20

NFL Picks: Week 11 Results / Week 12 Picks



Welcome back to NFL Picks.

Once again, none of our 2 point conversion games were successful last week, but many were close!

Here were the standout picks from Week 11:

Everybody's correct picks: Packers, Cowboys, Texans, Broncos
Everybody's incorrect pick: Rams
Of those to pick the Thursday Night game, BlazenHawks was the only one to pick the Dolphins but got them wrong.
Stopable was the only one to get the Eagles and Chiefs wrong.
Jerhawk was the only one to go for 2 with the Cardinals, but got it wrong.

The results from Week 11:

T1.) Deus Legend / 12
T1.) JohnnyX77 / 12
3.) Jerhawk / 11
T4.) BlazenHawks / 10
T4.) Stopable / 10
T4.) natedogg / 10

The overall PowerRankings, presented in part this week by Wild Turkey. Give 'em the bird:

T1.) BlazenHawks / 105
T1.) Jerhawk / 105
3.) Deus Legend / 101
4.) Stopable / 99
5.) JohnnyX77 / 97
6.) natedogg / 95

The Week 12 schedule. There are three games this week on Thursday (Thanksgiving). Please have your picks in prior to kickoff of the particular game you're choosing for:

Texans @ Lions (Thanksgiving morning)

Redskins @ Cowboys (Thanksgiving afternoon)

*Patriots @ Jets (Thanksgiving night)(Pats favored by 6.5)

Titans @ Jaguars

Bills @ Colts

Steelers @ Browns

*Raiders @ Bengals (Bengals favored by 8)

*Broncos @ Chiefs (Broncos favored by 10.5)

Seahawks @ Dolphins

Falcons @ Buccaneers

Vikings @ Bears

Ravens @ Chargers

Rams @ Cardinals

49ers @ Saints

Packers @ Giants (Sunday Night)

Panthers @ Eagles (Monday Night)

Thanks everyone, and have a great Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 13

NFL Picks: Week 10 Results / Week 11 Picks



Welcome back to NFL Picks.

Here were the standout picks from Week 10:

None of the 2 point conversion games were successful this weekend, but many were close!
For those who picked the Thursday night game, everybody got the Colts correct
Everybody's correct picks: Buccaneers, Patriots, Ravens, Broncos, Cowboys, 49ers, Steelers
Everybody's wrong picks: Lions, Dolphins
Deus Legend and natedogg were the only ones to get the Texans correct
Stopable and Jerhawk were the only ones to get the Bengals correct

The Week 10 results:

1.) Deus Legend / 11
T2.) Stopable / 10
T2.) Jerhawk / 10
T4.) JohnnyX77 / 9
T4.) natedogg / 9
6.) BlazenHawks / 8

The overall PowerRankings, presented in part this week by Wells Fargo:

1.) BlazenHawks / 95
2.) Jerhawk / 94
T3.) Deus Legend / 89
T3.) Stopable / 89
T5.) JohnnyX77 / 85
T5.) natedogg / 85
7.) SRO / 62
8.) Gundamaster81 / 46

This week, you can change your SuperBowl pick! Your current pick is worth ten points. If you decide to change your pick this week and ONLY this week, your new pick will be worth five points. Here's a recap of our picks made before the season started:

Jerhawk & Deus Legend: Atlanta Falcons
JohnnyX77 & Stopable: Philadelphia Eagles
BlazenHawks: Baltimore Ravens
natedogg: Denver Broncos

The Week 11 schedule. Please have your picks in prior to kickoff of the particular game you're choosing for:

Dolphins @ Bills (Thursday Night)

Packers @ Lions

*Cardinals @ Falcons (Falcons favored by 10)

Buccaneers @ Panthers

*Browns @ Cowboys (Cowboys favored by 8)

Eagles @ Redskins

Jets @ Rams

Bengals @ Chiefs

*Jaguars @ Texans (Texans favored by 16)

Saints @ Raiders

*Chargers @ Broncos (Broncos favored by 7.5)

*Colts @ Patriots (Pats favored by 9.5)

Ravens @ Steelers (Sunday Night)

Bears @ 49ers (Monday Night)

Thank you everyone, and good luck!






Tuesday, November 6

NFL Picks: Week 9 Results / Week 10 Picks



Welcome back to NFL Picks.

Here were the standout selections from Week 9:

Everybody's correct picks: Chargers, Packers, Lions, Bears, Broncos
None of the two point conversion games were successful this week
Stopable only got one game wrong, which was the Dolphins
Stopable was the only one to get the Panthers correct
JohnnyX77 was the only one to get the Browns wrong
BlazenHawks was the only to go for 2 with the Bills, but got it wrong

The standings from week 9:

1.) Stopable / 13
2.) BlazenHawks / 11
3.) natedogg / 10
T4.) Jerhawk / 9
T4.) Deus Legend / 9
T4.) JohnnyX77 / 9

The overall PowerRankings, presented in part this week by Bose, official sound sponsor of the NFL:

1.) BlazenHawks / 87
2.) Jerhawk / 84
3.) Stopable / 79
4.) Deus Legend / 78
T5.) JohnnyX77 / 76
T5.) natedogg / 76
7.) SRO / 62
8.) Gundamaster81 / 46

The Week 10 games. Please have your picks in prior to kickoff of the particular game you're choosing for:

Colts @ Jaguars (Thursday Night)

Chargers @ Buccaneers

Titans @ Dolphins

*Bills @ Patriots (Pats favored by 11)

*Raiders @ Ravens (Ravens favored by 7.5)

Broncos @ Panthers

Giants @ Bengals

Lions @ Vikings

Falcons @ Saints

*Jets @ Seahawks (Seahawks favored by 6.5)

Cowboys @ Eagles

*Rams @ 49ers (49ers favored by 11.5)

Texans @ Bears (Sunday Night)

*Chiefs @ Steelers (Monday Night)(Steelers favored by 12.5)

Thanks everyone, and good luck!

Tuesday, October 30

NFL Picks: Week 8 Results / Week 9 Picks



Welcome back to NFL Picks. We're officially halfway through the NFL season.

Here were the standout picks from Week 8:

Everybody's correct picks: Packers, Patriots, Bears, Giants
There was a successful 2 point conversion this week, the first of the season! The Bucs took down the Vikings. Those who were successful in this 2 point conversion: Deus Legend, BlazenHawks, natedogg and JohnnyX77.
Stopable was the only one to get the Browns correct.
Jerhawk was the only one to get the Saints and Cardinals wrong.

The results from Week 8:

T1.) BlazenHawks / 12
T1.) JohnnyX77 / 12
T3.) natedogg / 11
T3.) Deus Legend / 11
5.) Jerhawk / 10
T6.) SRO / 9
T6.) Stopable / 9

The overall PowerRankings, presented in part this week by Nestle:

1.) BlazenHawks / 76
2.) Jerhawk / 75
3.) Deus Legend / 69
4.) JohnnyX77 / 67
T5.) Stopable / 66
T5.) natedogg / 66
7.) SRO / 62
8.) Gundamaster81 / 46

The Week 9 schedule. Please have your picks in prior to kickoff of the particular game you're choosing for:

*Chiefs @ Chargers (Thursday Night)(Chargers favored by 8)

*Cardinals @ Packers (Pack favored by 11)

Lions @ Jaguars

Bears @ Titans

Broncos @ Bengals

Panthers @ Redskins

Ravens @ Browns

Dolphins @ Colts

*Bills @ Texans (Texans favored by 10)

*Vikings @ Seahawks (Seahawks favored by 5)

Buccaneers @ Raiders

Steelers @ Giants

Cowboys @ Falcons (Sunday Night)

Eagles @ Saints (Monday Night)

Thanks everyone, and good luck!






Tuesday, October 23

NFL Picks: Week 7 Results / Week 8 Picks



Welcome back to NFL Picks!

None of our 2-point conversion games were successful last week. Here were the standout selections from Week 7:

Everybody's correct picks: Colts, Packers
Stopable was the only person to get the Titans correct.
Deus Legend was the only one to go for 2 with the Cardinals, but got it wrong.
JohnnyX77 was the only one to get the Jaguars wrong.

The standings from Week 7:

1.) Jerhawk / 11
T2.) BlazenHawks / 10
T2.) Stopable / 10
T4.) Deus Legend / 8
T4.) natedogg / 8
6.) SRO / 7
7.) JohnnyX77 / 6

The overall PowerRankings, presented in part this week by Marriott, official hotel chain of the NFL:

1.) Jerhawk / 65
2.) BlazenHawks / 64
3.) Deus Legend / 58
4.) Stopable / 57
T5.) JohnnyX77 / 55
T5.) natedogg / 55
7.) SRO / 53
8.) Gundamaster81 / 46

The Week 8 schedule. Games with the * symbol next to them represent a 2 point conversion game. Please have your picks in prior to kickoff of the particular game you're choosing for.

*Buccaneers @ Vikings (Thursday Night)(Vikings favored by 6.5)

Dolphins @ Jets

Chargers @ Browns

Colts @ Titans

*Patriots vs. Rams (London)(Pats favored by 7)

*Jaguars @ Packers (Pack favored by 13.5)

Falcons @ Eagles

Redskins @ Steelers

Seahawks @ Lions

*Panthers @ Bears (Bears favored by 7.5)

Raiders @ Chiefs

Giants @ Cowboys

Saints @ Broncos (Sunday Night)

*49ers @ Cardinals (Monday Night)(49ers favored by 6.5)

This weeks player comparison is NFL official Jeff Triplette (left) and the Mayor of Whoville (right).


Tuesday, October 16

NFL Picks: Week 6 Results / Week 7 Picks



Welcome back to NFL Picks.

Here were the standout selections from Week 6:

Everbody's correct pick: Ravens
Everybody's incorrect pick: Steelers
Stopable was the only one to get the Browns correct.
Deus Legend and natedogg were the only ones to get the Bills correct.
SRO and Gundamaster81 were the only people to get the Seahawks correct.
BlazenHawks was the only one to get the Giants correct.

The results from Week 6 alone. It was a tough week for everyone:

1.) Deus Legend / 8
2.) SRO / 7
T3.) JohnnyX77 / 6
T3.) natedogg / 6
T5.) Jerhawk / 5
T5.) BlazenHawks / 5
T5.) Stopable / 5
8.) Gundamaster81 / 4

The overall PowerRankings, presented in part this week by Bud Light, the official beer sponsor of the NFL:

T1.) Jerhawk / 54
T1.) BlazenHawks / 54
3.) Deus Legend / 50
4.) JohnnyX77 / 49
T5.) Stopable / 47
T5.) natedogg / 47
T7.) SRO / 46
T7.) Gundamaster81 / 46

This week in our picks, we will begin our "2 point conversion" games. I will select 4 or 5 of the most lopsided games this weekend, determined by point spreads. If you choose the underdog in that game (the team not favored to win), and that team wins, you will receive 2 points. But only if the underdog wins the game! Not if they beat the spread. If you choose the favorite and they win, you still get 1 point. If you're wrong on your pick, you get 0 points.

The Week 7 schedule. Please have your picks in prior to kickoff of the particular game you're choosing for:

*Seahawks @ 49ers (Thursday Night Standoff)(49ers favored by 7.5)

Titans @ Bills

Browns @ Colts

*Redskins @ Giants (Giants favored by 6.5)

Saints @ Buccaneers

Cowboys @ Panthers

*Ravens @ Texans (Texans favored by 6)

Packers @ Rams

*Cardinals @ Vikings (Vikings favored by 6)

*Jets @ Patriots (Pats favored by 10.5)

Jaguars @ Raiders

Steelers @ Bengals (Sunday Night)

Lions @ Bears (Monday Night)

The link to where I found the point spreads can be found here:  http://www.footballlocks.com/nfl_point_spreads.shtml

This week's NFL comparison is brought to us by Deus Legend and BlazenHawks. It's Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan (left) and NFL Network analyst Andrew Siciliano (right).


Tuesday, October 9

NFL Picks: Week 5 Results / Week 6 Picks



Welcome back to NFL Picks.

Here were the standout selections from Week 5 alone:

Everyone's correct picks: Giants, Bears, 49ers, Vikings, Texans
Everyone's incorrect picks: Packers, Bengals
Jerhawk and Deus Legend were the only ones to get the Redskins wrong.
SRO was the only person to get the Chiefs wrong.
BlazenHawks was the only person to get the Seahawks correct.

The Week 5 results:

1.) BlazenHawks / 12
T2.) Stopable / 10
T2.) natedogg / 10
T4.) Jerhawk / 9
T4.) JohnnyX77 / 9
T6.) Deus Legend / 8
T6.) Gundamaster81 / 8
8.) SRO / 7

The overall PowerRankings, presented in part this week by Pepsi, official soft drink sponsor of the NFL:

T1.) Jerhawk / 49
T1.) BlazenHawks / 49
3.) JohnnyX77 / 43
T4.) Deus Legend / 42
T4.) Stopable / 42
T4.) Gundamaster81 / 42
7.) natedogg / 41
8.) SRO / 39

The Week 6 schedule. Please have your picks in prior to kickoff of the particular game you're choosing for:

Steelers @ Titans (Thursday Night)

Chiefs @ Buccaneers

Colts @ Jets

Bengals @ Browns

Lions @ Eagles

Raiders @ Falcons

Rams @ Dolphins

Cowboys @ Ravens

Bills @ Cardinals

Patriots @ Seahawks

Giants @ 49ers

Vikings @ Redskins

Packers @ Texans (Sunday Night)

Broncos @ Chargers (Monday Night)

Next week we will begin the 2 point conversion upset games. Thank you everyone, and good luck

Tuesday, October 2

NFL Picks: Week 4 Results / Week 5 Picks



Welcome back to NFL Picks. We're already a quarter of the way through the 2012 regular season.

Here were the standout selections from Week 4:

Everybody's correct pick: Ravens
JohnnyX77 and SRO were the only ones to get the Bills wrong.
Gundamaster81 was the only person to pick the Titans, Jaguars and Raiders, but got all three of them wrong.
BlazenHawks and JohnnyX77 were the only people to get the Redskins correct.
Stopable and JohnnyX77 were the only ones to get the Bears correct.

The results from Week 4 alone:

T1.) BlazenHawks / 12
T1.) Stopable / 12
3.) Jerhawk / 11
4.) JohnnyX77 / 10
5.) Deus Legend / 9
T6.) SRO / 8
T6.) Gundamaster81 / 8
T6.) natedogg / 8

Now the overall PowerRankings, presented in part this week by Tide, the official game-day detergent of the NFL:

1.) Jerhawk / 40
2.) BlazenHawks / 37
T3.) Deus Legend / 34
T3.) JohnnyX77 / 34
T3.) Gundamaster81 / 34
T6.) SRO / 32
T6.) Stopable / 32
8.) natedogg / 31

The Week 5 schedule. Please have your picks in prior to kickoff of the particular game you're choosing for:

Cardinals @ Rams (Thursday Night)

Eagles @ Steelers

Packers @ Colts

Browns @ Giants

Falcons @ Redskins

Dolphins @ Bengals

Ravens @ Chiefs

Seahawks @ Panthers

Bears @ Jaguars

Broncos @ Patriots

Bills @ 49ers

Titans @ Vikings

Chargers @ Saints (Sunday Night)

Texans @ Jets (Monday Night)

This week's player comparison is brought to you by Jerhawk. Seahawks DE Bruce Irvin (left) and a poodle (right)







Tuesday, September 25

NFL Picks: Week 3 Results / Week 4 Picks



Welcome back to NFL Picks.

Here were the standout selections from Week 3:

Everybody's incorrect picks: Detroit
JohnnyX77 was the only one to get the Chiefs correct.
JohnnyX77 was also the only one to pick the Rams and got them wrong.
SRO was the only person to get the Dolphins wrong.
Gundamaster81 was the only one to get the Jaguars and Vikings correct.
BlazenHawks was the only one to get the Raiders correct.
Stopable was the only person to get the Brown wrong.

The results from Week 3:

T1.) Gundamaster81 / 8
T1.) Jerhawk / 8
T3.) BlazenHawks / 7
T3.) Deus Legend / 7
T3.) JohnnyX77 / 7
T3.) SRO / 7
T3.) natedogg / 7
8.) Stopable / 4

Now for our overall PowerRankings, presented in part this week by Visa, official credit card sponsor of the NFL:

1.) Jerhawk / 29
2.) Gundamaster / 26
T3.) Deus Legend / 25
T3.) BlazenHawks / 25
T5.) JohnnyX77 / 24
T5.) SRO / 24
7.) natedogg / 23
8.) Stopable / 20

The Week 4 schedule. Please have your picks in prior to kickoff of the particular game you're choosing for:

Browns @ Ravens (Thursday Night)

Chargers @ Chiefs

49ers @ Jets

Seahawks @ Rams

Panthers @ Falcons

Vikings @ Lions

Patriots @ Bills

Titans @ Texans

Bengals @ Jaguars

Dolphins @ Cardinals

Raiders @ Broncos

Redskins @ Buccaneers

Saints @ Packers

Giants @ Eagles (Sunday Night)

Bears @ Cowboys (Monday Night)

This week's player comparison is brought to us by Deus Legend. Kel from Good Burger (left) and Robert Griffin III (right)




Tuesday, September 18

NFL Picks: Week 2 Results / Week 3 Picks



Welcome back to NFL Picks.

Here were the standout selections from Week 2:

Everybody's incorrect pick: Patriots.
Deus Legend was the only one to get the Bucs wrong.
Jerhawk and SRO were the only ones to get the Dolphins correct.
Jerhawk and SRO are also the only people to get the Browns wrong.
Jerhawk and Gundamaster81 were the only ones to get the Eagles correct.
Gundamaster81 was the only one to choose the Jaguars, but got them wrong.
Jerhawk was the only one to pick the Rams and got them correct.
Gundamaster81 and SRO are the only ones to get the Seahawks correct.
Stopable was the only one to get the Titans wrong.
BlazenHawks is the only person to get the Lions wrong.
JohnnyX77 was the only one to get the Falcons correct.

The results from Week 2 alone:
1.) Jerhawk / 11
T2.) SRO / 9
T2.) Gundamaster81 / 9
T4.) Deus Legend / 8
T4.) BlazenHawks / 8
T4.) JohnnyX77 / 8
7.) el bos / 7
T8.) Stopable / 6
T8.) natedogg / 6

Now for our overall PowerRankings, presented in part this week by Verizon, official 4G network of the NFL:

1.) Jerhawk / 21
T2.) Deus Legend / 18
T2.) BlazenHawks / 18
T2.) Gundamaster81 / 18
T5.) JohnnyX77 / 17
T5.) SRO / 17
T7.) Stopable / 16
T7.) natedogg / 16
9.) el bos / 7

The Week 3 schedule. Please have your picks in prior to kickoff of the particular game you're choosing for:

Giants @ Panthers (Thursday Night)

Buccaneers @ Cowboys

Jaguars @ Colts

Bills @ Browns

Jets @ Dolphins

Chiefs @ Saints

Bengals @ Redskins

Rams @ Bears

49ers @ Vikings

Lions @ Titans

Falcons @ Chargers

Eagles @ Cardinals

Steelers @ Raiders

Texans @ Broncos

Patriots @ Ravens (Sunday Night)

Packers @ Seahawks (Monday Night)

Thanks everyone, and good luck!


Tuesday, September 11

NFL Picks: Week 1 Results / Week 2 Picks



Welcome back to NFL Picks. Week 1 is officially in the books.

Here were the picks that stood out in Week 1:

Everyone's correct picks: Bears, Eagles, Falcons, Lions, Texans
Everyone's incorrect picks: Giants, Panthers
Gunmaster81 was the only one to get the Titans wrong
Gunmaster81 and JohnnyX77 were the only ones to pick the Redskins and got it correct
Natedogg was the only one to pick the Jets correctly
Stopable and Jerhawk were the only ones to get the Cardinals correct
Stopable was the only one to get the Steelers wrong
Jerhawk was the only person to pick the Bengals and got them wrong

The results from Week 1, as well as our overall PowerRankings presented in part this week by LENOVO, Official Computer Sponsor of the NFL:

T1.) Natedogg / 10
T1.) Deus Legend / 10
T1.) BlazenHawks / 10
T1.) Stopable / 10
T1.) Jerhawk / 10
T6.) JohnnyX77 / 9
T6.) Gunmaster81 / 9
8.) SRO / 8

The Week 2 match-ups. Please have your picks in prior to kickoff of the particular game you're choosing for:

Bears @ Packers (Thursday Night)

Buccaneers @ Giants

Raiders @ Dolphins

Texans @ Jaguars

Browns @ Bengals

Chiefs @ Bills

Ravens @ Eagles

Saints @ Panthers

Cardinals @ Patriots

Vikings @ Colts

Redskins @ Rams

Cowboys @ Seahawks

Jets @ Steelers

Titans @ Chargers

Lions @ 49ers (Sunday Night Brawl)

Broncos @ Falcons (Monday Night: Natedogg vs. Deus Legend)

Thanks everyone, and good luck!



Tuesday, September 4

NFL Picks: Week 1 Picks / Other Picks



Welcome to NFL Picks! This is the Season 5 premier post. Week 1 is the biggest opportunity for points in NFL Picks, so I'll list what we'll be picking for in order:
1.) Week 1 Picks (1 point each)
2.) Division Winners/ Wild Card winners (3 points each)
3.) Super Bowl winner (10 points)

Here is the schedule for Week 1. Please have your picks in by kickoff of the particular game you're choosing for:

Cowboys @ Giants (Wednesday Kickoff Special)

Colts @ Bears

Eagles @ Browns

Patriots @ Titans

Falcons @ Chiefs

Jaguars @ Vikings

Redskins @ Saints

Bills @ Jets

Rams @ Lions

Dolphins @ Texans

49ers @ Packers

Seahawks @ Cardinals

Panthers @ Buccaneers

Steelers @ Broncos (Sunday Night)

Bengals @ Ravens (Monday Night Part 1)

Chargers @ Raiders (Monday Night Part 2)

Once you've finished making those picks, please choose the winner of each division AND the 4 TOTAL WILD CARD teams, 2 from each conference. These are worth 3 points each at the end of the season.

AFC East: Dolphins, Pats, Bills, Jets
AFC North: Steelers, Ravens, Bengals, Browns
AFC South: Texans, Colts, Titans, Jaguars
AFC West: Raiders, Chargers, Broncos, Chiefs

NFC East: Eagles, Cowboys, Skins, Giants
NFC North: Packers, Vikings, Lions, Bears
NFC South: Falcons, Saints, Bucs, Panthers
NFC West: Cards, 'Hawks, Rams, 49ers

And your 4 Wild card teams, 2 from each conference

Also, please choose your Super Bowl winner worth 10 points. You can change this pick when we get to Week 10, but you will be penalized 5 points if the team you change to wins it all.

Please make your picks in the comments section with a blogger ID or as an anonymous user, but please make sure to include a name I can put you down for.

One final thing: Please have your Super Bowl and Divisional Winners in by Monday September 10th at Midnight Pacific Time at the latest. Thank you, and good luck!

Thursday, August 23

NFL Picks: Season 5 Registration



Hello everyone, and welcome back to NFL Picks. This is a post to register for our exciting fifth season.
If you're interested in joining this season of NFL Picks, please post a comment on this post with your Xbox Live gamertag or whatever name you want to go by. Most of our usual participants are familiar with the rules, but for those of you who are new, this is the system that I use:

  • Each game is worth one point. If you pick the winning team correctly, you will receive one point.
  • Bonus points are available throughout the season, especially at the beginning where we pick division winners and make our Super Bowl prediction.
  • You will post your picks as a comment on the appropriate blog post. Please have your picks in prior to the kickoff of the particular game you're choosing for.
  • The person who ends up with the most amount of points at the end of the season wins.
  • Have fun!
So, if you're interested, please post a comment on this post with your Xbox Live gamertag or a name to go by. Also, it's FREE. That's right folks! It's FREE TO PLAY! 
Thank you! Continue reading for changes I have made for our fifth season:

Thursday, August 2

Mass Effect 3 Leviathan DLC Announced


During its summer showcase today, EA officially announced Mass Effect 3’s Leviathan downloadable content. According to EA, the content allows players to “discover more about the origins of the Reapers as they race across the galaxy to unravel the mystery that surrounds the fabled Leviathan.” It'll pack new planets and characters, but you'll still play as Commander Shepard.

Specific details about Leviathan haven’t been announced, but we know it follows the search for Leviathan, a rogue reaper who has indoctrinated a mining colony. Look for it this summer on 360 [IGN]

Thursday, July 19

Details on Upcoming NCAA Football 13 Patches


EA Sports today released details on the first two patches in the pipeline for NCAA Football 13. The first is scheduled to release on July 31 and will address a crash experienced in Dynasty mode and a playcall screen bug. The second and more comprehensive patch is expected by the end of August and will work to improve gameplay deficiencies including zone coverage and some issues found in Dynasty and with custom playbooks.

EA will be updating uniforms throughout the year with default sets being offered for free. So Missouri, Rutgers, Arkansas, Texas A&M, and others that were left out or inaccurate will be available to everyone.

Continue after the break for the full list of changes coming with the late August patch for NCAA Football 13.

[@Pastapadre]


Tuesday, July 10

Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer DLC Coming Next Tuesday


Mass Effect 3's 'Earth' multiplayer DLC launches on Xbox 360 next Tuesday, July 17, and will be free! If rumors from back in June are correct, the DLC will include maps from Rio, Vancouver, and London, and several new human classes will be added. BioWare has yet to confirm any new details about the content, but we expect to hear more in the near future.Stay tuned to XBLN.

NCAA Football 13 Video Review


Our NCAA Football 13 Video Review above

Monday, July 9

Splinter Cell: Blacklist Boxart Revealed

A product page for Splinter Cell: Blacklist on Amazon has revealed the game’s box art in addition to a possible release date. Amazon currently has the game tentatively scheduled to hit stores on March 29th in the UK and April 1st in the United States, could be placeholder dates but Ubisoft has stated game will be released in Spring 2013 so they could. We'll keep you updated on this.

Halo 2 Remake in the Works?


 New rumor suggests 343 Industries following up last years Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary with a Halo 2 remake.

If a rumor proves accurate, Microsoft and its new Halo team 343 Industries, are at work on a high-definition remake of 2004's original Xbox game Halo 2. The rumors section of the latest issue of the Official Xbox Magazine UK (via Kotaku) dropped the details.
"Following the success of remake Halo Anniversary, 343 Industries has now started development of Halo 2 Anniversary," the magazine writes, without specifying its source.

XBLN Note: The one thing to wonder about this is how they will handle the multiplayer? Will they simply re-release the maps from Halo 2 as a map pack for Halo 4 or will they retain the original Halo 2 multiplayer? We would guess that this would come next year as Halo 4 comes out this year. Could also possibly end up as a Next Xbox release title. Time will tell. 

Sunday, July 1

Deus Legend Meets the Catalyst


Deus Legend Meets the Catalyst in the Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut Ending. How will Deus Legend Choose to save the world?

Sunday, January 29

NFL Picks: Super Bowl Picks




Welcome back to NFL Picks.

Of the few of us that picked for the Pro Bowl, we all got the NFC wrong.

Here's the PowerRankings, presented in part this week by Chevrolet:

1.) Deus Legend / 206
T2.) SRO / 190
T2.) BlazenHawks / 190
T2.) JohnnyX77 / 190
5.) Jerhawk / 185
6.) Stopable / 178

This week we will pick for the Super Bowl. This game will be worth 5 points. Please have your picks in prior to kickoff of the game.

New York Giants vs. New England Patriots

Only Super Bowl pick still alive from beginning of season:

Jerhawk: Patriots (10)

Thanks everyone, and good luck.

Sunday, January 22

NFL Picks: Championship results / Pro Bowl Picks




Welcome back to NFL Picks.

The standout pick from the Conference Championships:

  • BlazenHawks was the only one to get the Giants correct

The results from the Conference Championship picks. These were worth 4 points each:

T1.) Everybody but Stopable / 4
2.) Stopable / 0

The overall PowerRankings, presented in part this week by Colgate toothpaste:

1.) Deus Legend / 206
T2.) SRO / 190
T2.) JohnnyX77 / 190
T2.) BlazenHawks / 190
5.) Jerhawk / 185
6.) Stopable / 178

This week we'll pick for the Pro Bowl worth 1 point:

NFC vs. AFC

If you want, you can also pick for the SuperBowl between now and gametime. I'll make another post next week so you can wait to pick then if you want:

Giants vs. Patriots

Thanks everyone, and good luck.

Monday, January 16

NFL Picks: Divisional Results / Championship Picks




Welcome back to NFL Picks.

Here were the standout picks from the Divisional Round:

  • SRO was the only one to pick San Francisco and got them correct.
  • SRO was the only one to get Denver and Houston wrong.
  • BlazenHawks and Stopable were the only ones to get the Giants correct.

The results from the Divisional Round. These games were worth 3 points each:

T1.) BlazenHawks / 9
T1.) Stopable / 9
T2.) Deus Legend / 6
T2.) Jerhawk / 6
T2.) JohnnyX77 / 6
5.) SRO / 3

The overall PowerRankings, presented in part this week by Sega Dreamcast:

1.) Deus Legend / 202
T2.) BlazenHawks / 186
T2.) JohnnyX77 / 186
T2.) SRO / 186
4.) Jerhawk / 181
5.) Stopable / 178

The Conference Championship games. These are worth 4 points each. Please have your picks in prior to kickoff of the particular game you're choosing for:

Ravens @ Patriots

Giants @ 49ers

An update on the Superbowl picks we made at the beginning of the season. These are the only picks still alive:

Jerhawk: Patriots(10)
Stopable: Ravens (5)

Thanks everyone, and good luck!

Wednesday, January 11

NFL Picks: Wild Card Results / Divisional Round Picks




Welcome back to NFL Picks.

Here were the standout picks from the Wild Card round and our BCS Bowl picks:

  • SRO got all of his Wild Card picks correct.
  • Stopable got all of his Wild Card picks wrong.
  • BlazenHawks was the only one to pick West Virginia and got it correct.

The results from our BCS Bowl picks. We picked 5 games worth 1 point each:

1.) SRO / 4
T2.) Jerhawk / 3
T2.) BlazenHawks / 3
T4.) Deus Legend / 2
T4.) Stopable / 2
T4.) JohnnyX77 / 2

The results from our Wild Card picks. These were worth 2 points each:

1.) SRO / 8
T2.) Deus Legend / 4
T2.) BlazenHawks / 4
T4.) JohnnyX77 / 2
T4.) Jerhawk / 2
6.) Stopable / 0

Now for the overall PowerRankings, presented in part this week by Amazon.com:

1.) Deus Legend / 196
2.) SRO / 183
3.) JohnnyX77 / 180
4.) BlazenHawks / 177
5.) Jerhawk / 175
6.) Stopable / 169

The Divisional Round schedule. These games will be worth 3 points each. Please have your picks in prior to kickoff of the particular game you're choosing for:

Saints @ 49ers (Saturday)

Broncos @ Patriots (Saturday)

Texans @ Ravens (Sunday)

Giants @ Packers (Sunday)

Thanks everyone, and good luck.

Monday, January 2

NFL Picks: Week 17 Results / Wild Card Picks




Welcome back to NFL Picks. The regular season is officially over, and Deus Legend has basically won first place in our competition. The battle is now on for second place on those Microsoft points.

The standout picks from Week 17:

  • Everyone's correct picks: 49ers, Jaguars, Patriots, Falcons
  • SRO was the only one to choose the Redskins incorrectly.
  • Stopable was the only person to get the Texans wrong.
  • Stopable was the lone wolf to pick the Chiefs correctly.
  • Deus Legend was the only one to get the Packers correct.
  • Jerhawk was the only person to go against the Seahawks and get the Cardinals correct.

The results from Week 17:

1.) Deus Legend / 13
T2.) SRO / 10
T2.) Jerhawk / 10
T4.) BlazenHawks / 9
T4.) Stopable / 9
6.) JohnnyX77 / 8

Here's the results from the divisional winners that we chose way back in Week 1. These were worth 3 points each, and basically sealed the victory for Deus Legend:

NFC West/ 49ers: sitonmyfac3509/natedogg
NFC North/ Packers: Everybody except JohnnyX77
NFC South/ Saints: Everybody except Stopable
NFC East/ Giants: Nobody
AFC West/ Broncos: S.R.O.
AFC North/ Ravens: Jerhawk, Deus Legend, JohnnyX77, S.R.O.
AFC South/ Texans: Deus Legend, Stopable , JohnnyX77
AFC East/ Patriots: Jerhawk, Deus Legend, BlazenHawks, sitonmyfac3509/natedogg

The tally from these picks:

1.) Deus Legend / 15
T2.) Jerhawk / 12
T2.) SRO / 12
T2.) sitonmyfac3509/natedogg / 12
5.) JohnnyX77 / 9
T6.) Stopable / 6
T6.) BlazenHawks / 6

Now for the overall PowerRankings, presented in part this week by AT&T:

1.) Deus Legend / 190
2.) JohnnyX77 / 176
3.) SRO / 171
T4.) BlazenHawks / 170
T4.) Jerhawk / 170
6.) Stopable / 167
7.) natedogg / 70

The Wild Card picks. These are worth 2 points each. Please have your picks in prior to kickoff of the particular game you're choosing for:

Bengals @ Texans (Saturday)

Lions @ Saints (Saturday)

Falcons @ Giants (Sunday)

Steelers @ Broncos (Sunday)

For the slight hope still alive to pass Deus Legend, here's a reminder of the SuperBowl picks we made at the beginning of the season worth 10 points. If the pick was changed in Week 10, it's worth 5:

Deus Legend: Falcons(10) / Still Alive
Jerhawk: Patriots (10) / Still Alive
BlazenHawks: Jets(10) / Eliminated
Stopable: Ravens(5) / Still Alive
JohnnyX77/SRO/natedogg: Packers / Still Alive

Thanks everyone, and good luck in the battle for second!