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Monday, December 30

NFL Picks: Week 17 Results / Divisional Winners Results / Wild Card Picks

 

Welcome back to NFL Picks! The regular season is officially over, and we're about to head into the playoffs!

The results from Week 17:

1.) Deus Legend / 14
2.) Stopable / 13
T3.) JohnnyX / 11
T3.) Jerhawk / 11
5.) Natedogg / 10

The results of our divisional winners made back before the start of the season:

1.) Jerhawk / 14
2.) JohnnyX / 13
3.) Natedogg / 12
T4.) Deus Legend / 11
T4.) BlazenHawks / 11
6.) Stopable / 10

The overall PowerRankings, presented in part by the #6 overall pick:

T1.) Stopable / 180
T1.) Deus Legend / 180
3.) Natedogg / 172
4.) JohnnyX / 171
5.) Jerhawk / 169
6.) BlazenHawks / 144

Please make your Wild Card picks in the following link:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AqpYE2bvpO0KdGNxUFU2VmtxanpwMkk1b3gtODNITnc#gid=0

Thank you, and good luck!

Wednesday, December 25

NFL Picks: Week 16 Results / Week 17 Picks



Welcome back to NFL Picks!

The results from Week 16:

1.) Natedogg / 11
T2.) Jerhawk /10
T2.) Blazenhawks /10
T4.) Deus Legend /9
T4.) Stopable /9
T4.) JohnnyX / 9

The overall PowerRankings, presented in part this week by Playstation 4:

1.) Stopable / 156
2.) Deus Legend / 154
3.) Natedogg / 149
4.) JohnnyX / 147
5.) Jerhawk / 143
6.) BlazenHawks / 132
7.) Gundamaster / 108

Please make your pick in the Google docs prior to kickoff of the particular game you're choosing for. Also, in the excel spreadsheet, scroll below the divisional winners area and you can pick the five major BCS Bowl Games, worth 1 point each. 



https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AqpYE2bvpO0KdGNxUFU2VmtxanpwMkk1b3gtODNITnc#gid=0

Thank you, and good luck!

Thursday, December 19

NFL Picks: Week 15 Results / Week 16 Picks



Welcome back to NFL Picks! I hope everyone is liking our mid season change in how we do our picks on Google docs directly into the Excel file.

Here were the standout picks from Week 15:

Everyone's correct picks: Falcons, 49ers, Colts, Chiefs, Panthers, Cardinals
Everyone's incorrect picks: Eagles, Saints, Bengals, Broncos
Stopable was the only one to get the Ravens and Dolphins correct
Stopable was the only one to get the Browns wrong
BlazenHawks was the only one to get the Giants wrong and the Packers correct
Natedogg was the only one to get the Bills correct
Deus Legend and Jerhawk had identical picks

The results from Week 15:

T1.) Stopable / 9
T1.) Natedogg / 9
T2.) Jerhawk / 8
T2.) Deus Legend /8
T2.) BlazenHawks / 8

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

1.) Stopable / 148
2.) Deus Legend / 146
3.) Natedogg / 139
4.) Jerhawk / 134
5.) JohnnyX / 130
6.) BlazenHawks / 122
7.) Gundamaster / 108

The Week 16 match-ups are on the Excel file in Google docs, just click the link below. The games will be on the further right hand column, please make your picks in your appropriate column under your name prior to kickoff of the particular game you're choosing for. Thank you.

 https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AqpYE2bvpO0KdGNxUFU2VmtxanpwMkk1b3gtODNITnc#gid=0


Tuesday, December 10

NFL Picks: Week 14 Results / Week 15 Picks



Welcome back to NFL Picks. We're officially 3/4 of the way through the regular season.

Here were the standout picks from Week 14:

Everyone's correct picks: Bengals, Patriots, Chiefs, Broncos, Saints
Jerhawk was the only one to pick the Dolphins correctly
Jerhawk was the only one to pick the Giants and got them wrong
JohnnyX and Natedogg were the only ones to pick the Bears correctly

The results from Week 14:

1.) Jerhawk / 12
T2.) Deus Legend / 11
T2.) Stopable / 11
T2.) Natedogg / 11
T5.) BlazenHawks /10
T5.) JohnnyX /10

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

1.) Stopable / 139
2.) Deus Legend / 138
T3.) JohnnyX / 130
T3.) Natedogg / 130
5.) Jerhawk / 126
6.) BlazenHawks / 114
7.) Gundamaster / 108

The Week 15 schedule. Please have your picks in prior to kickoff of the particular game you're choosing for:

*Chargers @ Broncos (Thursday Night)(Denver favored by 10.5)

Redskins @ Falcons

49ers @ Buccaneers

*Seahawks @ Giants (Seattle favored by 7)

Eagles @ Vikings

Patriots @ Dolphins

Bills @ Jaguars

*Texans @ Colts (Indy favored by 6)

Bears @ Browns

Chiefs @ Raiders

*Jets @ Panthers (Carolina favored by 11)

Packers @ Cowboys

Cardinals @ Titans

Saints @ Rams

Bengals @ Steelers (Sunday Night)

Ravens @ Lions (Monday Night)

Thanks everyone, and good luck!

Note from the editor: We will be running a test of the NFL.com Pick'em. This format is being tested for next season. Picks will be easier to make there however things like two point conversions, playoff picks, BCS picks, etc will need to be manually calculated still. The weekly NFL Picks show presented by Binford Tools hosted by Jerhawk will still take place to calculate the picks.

There will be a vote to either keep current picks format or move to the new format. There will be other ways to pick the games investigated. Another method will be to host Jerhawks NFL Pick Excel file on google docs and we can make picks directly there and it will update for everyone. I think this will be the best route to go.

 Feel free to leave feedback on this as this was something we have been trying to streamline for a while.

We are doing test runs of making picks on the google doc site. Please make your picks there and not in the comment section for this week.
Link to NFL Pick'em password xbln http://weeklypickem.fantasy.nfl.com/group/83013
Link to possible google docs file https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AqpYE2bvpO0KdFVpODJ6MVhMMGhlWFBLdEduTFl6U1E&usp=sharing

The Google Excel Page is Embedded Below, shows all picks from this year

Tuesday, December 3

NFL Picks: Week 13 Results / Week 14 Picks



Welcome back to NFL Picks!

Here were the standout selections from Week 13:

Everyone's correct picks: Lions, Patriots, Giants
Those who got the 2 point conversion with the Jags: BlazenHawks, Stopable, JohnnyX
BlazenHawks was the only one to go for 2 with the Raiders but got them wrong
BlazenHawks was the only person to get the Vikings correct
JohnnyX was the only one to get the Titans wrong
Deus Legend and BlazenHawks were the only ones to get the Falcons correct

The results from Week 13:

1.) Deus Legend / 13
T2.) BlazenHawks / 11
T2.) JohnnyX / 11
T4.) Stopable / 10
T4.) Natedogg / 10
6.) Jerhawk / 9
7.) Gundamaster (didn't pick) / 0

The overall PowerRankings, presented in part this week by Best Buy:

1.) Stopable / 128
2.) Deus Legend / 127
3.) JohnnyX / 120
4.) Natedogg / 119
5.) Jerhawk / 114
6.) Gundamaster / 108
7.) BlazenHawks / 104

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

Texans @ Jaguars (Thursday Night)

Colts @ Bengals

*Browns @ Patriots (New England favored by 11.5)

Raiders @ Jets

Chiefs @ Redskins

*Vikings @ Ravens (Baltimore favored by 7)

Falcons @ Packers

Bills @ Buccaneers

Dolphins @ Steelers

Lions @ Eagles

*Titans @ Broncos (Denver favored by 12.5)

*Rams @ Cardinals (Arizona favored by 6.5)

Seahawks @ 49ers

Giants @ Chargers

Panthers @ Saints (Sunday Night)

Cowboys @ Bears (Monday Night)

Thanks everyone, and good luck!

Tuesday, November 26

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: Packers/Vikings (due to the tie), Panthers
Jerhawk was the only one to get the 2 point conversion with the Buccaneers
Deus Legend, JohnnyX and Gundamaster got the 2 point conversion with the Jaguars
Natedogg was the only one to get the Chargers correct over the Chiefs
Natedogg was the only one to get the Falcons wrong
JohnnyX was the only person to get the Redskins wrong

The results from Week 12:

T1.) Deus Legend / 10
T1.) Jerhawk / 10
T3.) Stopable / 8
T3.) JohnnyX / 8
T3.) Natedogg / 8
T6.) BlazenHawks / 7
T6.) Gundamaster / 7

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

1.) Stopable / 118
2.) Deus Legend / 114
T3.) JohnnyX / 109
T3.) Natedogg / 109
5.) Gundamaster / 108
6.) Jerhawk / 105
7.) BlazenHawks / 93

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

Packers @ Lions (Thanksgiving early)

*Raiders @ Cowboys (Thanksgiving late)(Dallas favored by 9.5)

Steelers @ Ravens (Thanksgiving evening)

Titans @ Colts

*Jaguars @ Browns (Cleveland favored by 7)

*Buccaneers @ Panthers (Carolina favored by 8.5)

Bears @ Vikings

*Patriots @ Texans (New England favored by 7.5)

Cardinals @ Eagles

Dolphins @ Jets

Falcons @ Bills

*Rams @ 49ers (San Fran favored by 9.5)

Bengals @ Chargers

Broncos @ Chiefs

Giants @ Redskins (Sunday Night)

Saints @ Seahawks (Monday Night)

Happy Thanksgiving everyone, and good luck!

Tuesday, November 19

NFL Picks: Week 11 Results / Week 12 Picks



Welcome back to NFL Picks!

Here were the standout picks from Week 11:

Everybody's correct picks: Cardinals, Bengals, Seahawks
Everybody's incorrect picks: Lions, Chargers
JohnnyX was the only one to get the Titans wrong
BlazenHawks was the only one to get the Packers wrong

The results from Week 11:

1.) Natedogg / 12
2.) Gundamaster / 11
3.) Stopable / 10
T4.) Deus Legend / 9
T4.) JohnnyX / 9
T4.) Jerhawk / 9
7.) BlazenHawks / 7

The overall PowerRankings, presented in part this week by Twitter.com:

1.) Stopable / 110
2.) Deus Legend / 104
T3.) JohnnyX / 101
T3.) Natedogg / 101
T3.) Gundamaster / 101
6.) Jerhawk / 95
7.) BlazenHawks / 86

The Week 12 schedule. Only three 2-point conversion opportunities this week. Please have your picks in prior to kickoff of the particular game you're choosing for:

*Saints @ Falcons (Thursday Night)(New Orleans favored by 8)

*Buccaneers @ Lions (Detroit favored by 9)

Vikings @ Packers

*Jaguars @ Texans (Houston favored by 10.5)

Chargers @ Chiefs

Panthers @ Dolphins

Steelers @ Browns

Bears @ Rams

Jets @ Ravens

Titans @ Raiders

Colts @ Cardinals

Cowboys @ Giants

Broncos @ Patriots (Sunday Night)

49ers @ Redskins (Monday Night)

Thanks everyone, and good luck!


Tuesday, November 12

NFL Picks: Week 10 Results / Week 11 Picks



Welcome back to NFL Picks!

Here the standout picks from Week 10:

Everybody's correct picks: Eagles, Broncos
Everybody's incorrect pick: Titans
We had a successful 2 point conversion this week! Jerhawk was the only one to pick the Rams to upset the Colts.
Deus Legend and Stopable were the only ones to get the Ravens correct
Jerhawk and BlazenHawks were the only ones to get the Seahawks wrong
Natedogg was the only one to get the Cowboys wrong
JohnnyX was the only person to get the Panthers correct

The results from Week 10:

T1.) Deus Legend / 10
T1.) Stopable / 10
T3.) Jerhawk / 8
T3.) JohnnyX / 8
T5.) BlazenHawks / 6
T5.) Natedogg / 6
7.) Gundamaster / 5

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

1.) Stopable / 100
2.) Deus Legend / 95
3.) JohnnyX / 92
4.) Gundamaster / 90
5.) Natedogg / 89
6.) Jerhawk / 86
7.) BlazenHawks / 79

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

Colts @ Titans (Thursday Night)

Jets @ Bills

Falcons @ Buccaneers

Lions @ Steelers

Redskins @ Eagles

*Cardinals @ Jaguars (Arizona favored by 7)

*Raiders @ Texans (Houston favored by 7)

Ravens @ Bears

Browns @ Bengals

Chargers @ Dolphins

*Packers @ Giants (New York favored by 6.5)

*Vikings @ Seahawks (Seattle favored by 13.5)

49ers @ Saints

*Chiefs @ Broncos (Sunday Night)(Denver favored by 8)

Patriots @ Panthers (Monday Night)

Thanks everyone, and good luck!

Tuesday, November 5

NFL Picks: Week 9 Results / Week 10 Picks



Welcome back to NFL picks.

Here were the standout picks from Week 9:

Everybody's correct picks: Cowboys, Chiefs, Patriots, Colts
Everybody's incorrect picks: Bengals, Saints, Raiders, Packers
Natedogg was the only one to pick the Falcons, but got them wrong
Deus Legend was the only one to get the Rams wrong
Jerhawk and BlazenHawks were the only ones to get the Bucs wrong against their Seahawks

The results from Week 9:

T1.) Jerhawk / 8
T1.) Stopable / 8
T1.) JohnnyX / 8
T1.) Natedogg / 8
T5.) Deus Legend / 7
T5.) Gundamaster / 7
7.) BlazenHawks / 6

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

1.) Stopable / 90
T2.) Deus Legend / 85
T2.) Gundamaster / 85
4.) JohnnyX / 84
5.) Natedogg / 83
6.) Jerhawk / 78
7.) BlazenHawks / 73

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

Redskins @ Vikings (Thursday Night)

Eagles @ Packers

*Jaguars @ Titans (Titans favored by 13)

Bills @ Steelers

*Raiders @ Giants (Giants favored by 7)

*Rams @ Colts (Colts favored by 10)

Seahawks @ Falcons

Bengals @ Ravens

Lions @ Bears

Panthers @ 49ers

Texans @ Cardinals

*Broncos @ Chargers (Broncos favored by 7)

*Cowboys @ Saints (Sunday Night)(Saints favored by 7)

Dolphins @ Buccaneers (Monday Night)

Thanks everyone, and good luck!

Tuesday, October 29

NFL Picks: Week 8 Results / Week 9 Picks



Welcome back to NFL Picks

Here were the standout selections from Week 8:

Everybody's correct picks: Panthers, 49ers, Patriots, Saints, Bengals, Broncos, Packers
Natedogg was the only one to get the Browns wrong
Jerhawk was the only one to get the Giants correct, but also got the Rams wrong
JohnnyX only got one pick wrong, which was the Eagles

The results from Week 8:

1.) JohnnyX / 12
T2.) Gundamaster / 11
T2.) Stopable / 11
4.) Deus Legend / 10
T5.) BlazenHawks / 9
T5.) Natedogg / 9
T5.) Jerhawk / 9

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

1.) Stopable / 82
T2.) Deus Legend / 78
T2.) Gundamaster / 78
4.) JohnnyX / 76
5.) Natedogg / 75
6.) Jerhawk / 70
7.) BlazenHawks / 67

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

Bengals @ Dolphins (Thursday Night)

Falcons @ Panthers (Carolina favored by 7.5)

Vikings @ Cowboys (Dallas favored by 10.5)

Saints @ Jets

Titans @ Rams

Chiefs @ Bills

Chargers @ Redskins

Eagles @ Raiders

Buccaneers @ Seahawks (Seattle favored by 16.5)

Ravens @ Browns

Steelers @ Patriots (New England favored by 7)

Colts @ Texans (Sunday Night)

Bears @ Packers (Monday Night) (Green Bay favored by 11)

Thanks everybody, and good luck!

Tuesday, October 22

NFL Picks: Week 7 Results / Week 8 Picks



Welcome back to NFL Picks!

Here were the standout selections from Week 7:

Everybody's correct picks: Bears, Chargers, Panthers, 49ers, Packers
Everybody's incorrect pick: Broncos
One successful 2 point conversion: The Bills over the Dolphins. Natedogg, the Bills fan, was the only one to convert this 2 point opportunity.
Natedogg was the only one to get the Texans wrong
Jerhawk and Gundamaster were the only ones to get the Bengals correct
Jerhawk and BlazenHawks were the only ones to pick the Cardinals against their Seahawks, and got it wrong.

The results from Week 7:

1.) Jerhawk / 11
2.) Natedogg / 10
T3.) Deus Legend / 9
T3.) Stopable / 9
T3.) JohnnyX / 9
T3.) Gundamaster / 9
7.) BlazenHawks / 8

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

1.) Stopable / 71
2.) Deus Legend / 68
3.) Gundamaster / 67
4.) Natedogg / 66
5.) JohnnyX / 64
6.) Jerhawk / 61
7.) BlazenHawks / 58

The Week 8 schedule. We'll have six 2 point conversion opportunities this week. Please have your picks in prior to kickoff of the particular game you're choosing for:

Panthers @ Buccaneers (Thursday Night)

*49ers @ Jaguars (San Fran favored by 16.5)

*Browns @ Chiefs (Kansas City favored by 7.5)

Dolphins @ Patriots

*Bills @ Saints (New Orleans favored by 12)

Cowboys @ Lions

Giants @ Eagles

Steelers @ Raiders

Jets @ Bengals

Falcons @ Cardinals

*Redskins @ Broncos (Denver favored by 13)

*Packers @ Vikings (Sunday Night)(Green Bay favored by 9.5)

*Seahawks @ Rams (Monday Night)(Seattle favored by 10.5)

Thanks everybody, and good luck!

Tuesday, October 15

NFL Picks: Week 6 Results / Week 7 Picks



Welcome back to NFL Picks!

Here were the standout selections from Week 6:

None of the 2 point conversion games were successful this week
Everybody's correct picks: Packers, Bengals, Broncos, 49ers
Everybody wrong picks: Texans, Colts
JohnnyX and Natedogg had identical picks
Jerhawk was the only one to go for 2 with the Giants, but got them wrong
Gundamaster was the only one to go for 2 with the Raiders, but got them wrong
BlazenHawks was the only person to get the Steelers correct, but also got the Titans wrong
Deus Legend was the only person to go with the Browns, but got them wrong

The results from Week 6:

T1.) JohnnyX / 10
T1.) Gundamaster / 10
T1.) Natedogg / 10
T2.) Jerhawk / 9
T2.) Deus Legend / 9
T2.) BlazenHawks / 9
T2.) Stopable / 9

The overall PowerRankings, presented in part this week by Fed-Ex, official delivery service of the NFL:

1.) Stopable / 62
2.) Deus Legend / 59
3.) Gundamaster / 58
4.) Natedogg / 56
5.) JohnnyX / 55
T6.) BlazenHawks / 50
T6.) Jerhawk / 50

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

Seahawks @ Cardinals (Thursday Night)

*Buccaneers @ Falcons (Atlanta favored by 7.5)

Bears @ Redskins

Cowboys @ Eagles

Patriots @ Jets

*Bills @ Dolphins (Miami favored by 8.5)

*Chargers @ Jaguars (San Diego favored by 7.5)

Rams @ Panthers

Bengals @ Lions

49ers @ Titans

Texans @ Chiefs

Ravens @ Steelers

*Browns @ Packers (Green Bay favored by 10.5)

Broncos @ Colts (Sunday Night)

Vikings @ Giants (Monday Night)

Thanks everybody, and good luck!

Tuesday, October 8

NFL Picks: Week 5 Results / Week 6 Picks



Welcome back to NFL Picks! We're officially one quarter of the way through the 2013 regular season.

Here were the standout picks from Week 5:

Everybody's correct picks: Rams, Broncos
We had one successful 2 point conversion this week! The Jets over the Falcons. Deus Legend and gundamaster were the only ones to go for 2 on this game.
Deus Legend was the only one to pick the Titans but got them wrong.
BlazenHawks and Gundamaster were the only ones to pick the Raiders and got them correct.
Natedogg and Gundamaster were the only ones to get the 49ers correct.

The results from Week 5:

T1.) Deus Legend / 10
T1.) Gundamaster / 10
T3.) Jerhawk / 8
T3.) Stopable / 8
T3.) JohnnyX / 8
T6.) BlazenHawks / 6
T6.) natedogg / 6

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

1.) Stopable / 53
2.) Deus Legend / 50
3.) Gundamaster / 48
4.) natedogg / 46
5.) JohnnyX / 45
T6.) BlazenHawks / 41
T6.) Jerhawk / 41

The Week 6 schedule. Please have your picks in prior to kickoff of the particular game you're choosing for. We'll have six 2-point conversion opportunities this week, based off the Las Vegas point spreads found at this site:

*Giants @ Bears (Thursday Night)(Chicago favored by 8)

Packers @ Ravens

*Bengals @ Bills (Cincinnati favored by 8)

Lions @ Browns

Rams @ Texans

Panthers @ Vikings

*Raiders @ Chiefs (Kansas City favored by 9)

Steelers @ Jets

Eagles @ Buccaneers

*Jaguars @ Broncos (Denver favored by 27.5)

*Titans @ Seahawks (Seattle favored by 13.5)

Saints @ Patriots

*Cardinals @ 49ers (San Francisco favored by 11)

Redskins @ Cowboys (Sunday Night)

Colts @ Chargers (Monday Night)

If you guys forgot who your division, Conference winners or Superbowl picks were, or just want to double check that I'm counting up your points right, let me know and I can email you the excel spreadsheet I use for our picks. Thank you, and good luck!

Tuesday, October 1

NFL Picks: Week 4 Results / Week 5 Picks



Welcome back to NFL Picks!

Here were the standout picks from Week 4:

Everybody's correct picks: Colts, Broncos
Everybody's incorrect picks: Bengals, Bears, Cowboys
The Bills fan, Natedogg, was the only one to go with his Buffalo Bills and got them correct
Natedogg was also the only person to get the Giants wrong
BlazenHawks was the only one to choose the Rams and Dolphins, but got them both wrong

The results from Week 4:

1.) gundamaster / 10
T2.) Stopable / 9
T2.) JohnnyX / 9
T2.) Natedogg / 9
5.) Deus Legend / 8
6.) Jerhawk / 7
7.) BlazenHawks / 6

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

1.) Stopable / 45
T2.) Deus Legend / 40
T2.) Natedogg / 40
4.) gundamaster / 38
5.) JohnnyX / 37
6.) BlazenHawks / 35
7.) Jerhawk / 33

This week, we'll begin our 2 point conversion games. Games with a * symbol represent a 2 point conversion opportunity. I will select 4 or 5 of largest point spread differentials based on this website. If, later in the week the point spreads change due to an injury or something, and there's a game with a larger differential than one I chose, let me know and we'll include that game.

Remember, you only get the 2 points if you select the underdog team (team not favored) and they WIN THE GAME, not if they cover the spread. You can also select the the favored team and get one point if they win like normal. If you pick the wrong team, you get zero points. If you have any questions, let me know.

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

Bills @ Browns (Thursday Night Battle)

Saints @ Bears

Patriots @ Bengals

*Jaguars @ Rams (St. Louis favored by 11.5)

Ravens @ Dolphins

Eagles @ Giants

*Lions @ Packers (Green Bay favored by 6.5)

Chiefs @ Titans

Seahawks @ Colts

Panthers @ Cardinals

*Broncos @ Cowboys (Denver favored by 7)

Chargers @ Raiders (Sunday Late Night)

*Texans @ 49ers (Sunday Night)(San Fran favored by 7)

*Jets @ Falcons (Monday Night)(Atlanta favored by 9)

Thanks everybody, and good luck!



Tuesday, September 24

NFL Picks: Week 3 Results / Week 4 Picks



Welcome back to NFL Picks!

Here were the standout picks from Week 3:

Everybody's correct picks: Lions, Saints, Bears
Everybody's wrong pick: Vikings
Stopable was the only one to get the Ravens correct
BlazenHawks was the only one to get the Bengals correct
JohnnyX was the only person to get the Rams wrong
Gundamaster was the only one to choose the Jets correctly, and the only one to get the Raiders wrong
Natedogg was the only person to go with the Colts and got them correct

The results from Week 3:

1.) Stopable / 11
2.) natedogg / 10
T3.) Deus Legend / 9
T3.) gundamaster / 9
T5.) BlazenHawks / 8
T5.) Jerhawk / 8
7.) JohnnyX / 7

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

1.) Stopable / 36
2.) Deus Legend / 32
3.) Natedogg / 31
4.) BlazenHawks / 29
T5.) JohnnyX / 28
T5.) Gundamaster / 28
7.) Jerhawk / 26

The Week 4 schedule. Please have your picks in prior to kickoff of the particular game you're choosing for. Also, via Deus Legend, you need to post your picks with a Google ID from now on. Apparently we're getting some spam posts from anonymous users. If this is an inconvenience, you can send me your picks over Xbox Live, text, or email them to me. Thank you:

49ers @ Rams (Thursday Night)

Ravens @ Bills

Cardinals @ Buccaneers

Steelers @ Vikings

Giants @ Chiefs

Colts @ Jaguars

Seahawks @ Texans

Bengals @ Browns

Bears @ Lions

Jets @ Titans

Redskins @ Raiders

Eagles @ Broncos

Cowboys @ Chargers

Patriots @ Falcons (Sunday Night Football)

Dolphins @ Saints (Monday Night Football)

Thank you, and good luck!




Tuesday, September 17

NFL Picks: Week 2 Results / Week 3 Picks



Welcome back to NFL Picks! Two weeks are in the books, and it's been a great season so far!

Here were the standout picks from Week 2:

Everybody's correct picks: Texans, Packers, Raiders, Broncos
Everybody's incorrect pick: Eagles
Gundamaster was the only one to choose the Rams, Vikings and Steelers, and got them all wrong.
Stopable was the only one to get the Dolphins correct.
BlazenHawks was the only one to get the Jets wrong.

The results from Week 2 alone:

1.) Deus Legend / 14
2.) Stopable / 13
3.) JohnnyX / 11
T4.) natedogg / 10
T4.) BlazenHawks / 10
T4.) Jerhawk / 10
7.) gundamaster / 7

The overall PowerRankings, presented in part this week by Courtyard by Marriott: Official Hotel sponsor of the NFL:

1.) Stopable / 25
2.) Deus Legend / 23
T3.) BlazenHawks / 21
T3.) JohnnyX / 21
T3.) natedogg / 21
6.) gundamaster / 19
7.) Jerhawk / 18

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

Chiefs @ Eagles (Thursday Night)

Texans @ Ravens

Giants @ Panthers

Lions @ Redskins

Chargers @ Titans

Cardinals @ Saints

Buccaneers @ Patriots

Packers @ Bengals

Rams @ Cowboys

Browns @ Vikings

Falcons @ Dolphins

Bills @ Jets

Colts @ 49ers

Jaguars @ Seahawks

Bears @ Steelers (Sunday Night)

Raiders @ Broncos (Monday Night)

Thanks everyone, and good luck!




Tuesday, September 10

NFL Picks: Week 1 Results / Week 2 Picks



Welcome back to NFL Picks!

Here were the standout picks from Week 2:

  • Everybody's correct picks: Texans, Patriots
  • Stopable was the only one to get the Jets correct and the Ravens wrong
  • Jerhawk and BlazenHawks were the only ones to get the Seahawks wrong
  • Jerhawk was the only person to choose the Browns and got them wrong
  • Gundamaster was the only person to get the Raiders wrong
  • JohnnyX was the only person to get the Cardinals wrong
  • BlazenHawks and Stopable were the only ones to get the Saints correct
The results from Week 1 as well as our overall PowerRankings, presented in part this week by Xbox: Official game console of the NFL:

T1.) Stopable / 12
T1.) GundaMaster / 12
T3.) BlazenHawks / 11
T3.) Natedogg / 11
5.) JohnnyX / 10
6.) Deus Legend / 9
7.) Jerhawk / 8

The Week 2 schedule. Please have your picks in prior to kickoff of the particular game you're choosing for. Keep in mind we have a Thursday night game every week, so if you want to get that pick in and don't have time to get on the website, you can text me your pick too:

Jets @ Patriots (Thursday Night)

Rams @ Falcons

Chargers @ Eagles

Cowboys @ Chiefs

Dolphins @ Colts

Titans @ Texans

Redskins @ Packers

Browns @ Ravens

Panthers @ Bills

Vikings @ Bears

Saints @ Buccaneers

Lions @ Cardinals

Jaguars @ Raiders

Broncos @ Giants

49ers @ Seahawks (Sunday Night Wild West Throwdown)

Steelers @ Bengals (Monday Night Snoozer)

Thanks everybody, and good luck!



Saturday, August 31

NFL Picks: Season 7 Intro / Week 1 Picks



Welcome back to NFL Picks!

This is the introduction post for season 7 of NFL Picks, the longest running show on XBLN!
Most of you are familiar with what we do here on NFL Picks. However, there are going to be a few changes this year. Here's a refresher on how the game's played, and what we'll be doing new:

  • We'll pick for every game of the 2013/2014 NFL season. Each game is worth one point.
  • Post your picks in the comments section of the designated week for NFL Picks.
  • Each pick needs to be in prior to kickoff of the particular game you're choosing for. No exceptions.
  • This week, we will be picking the SuperBowl winner worth 10 points, each conference winner worth 5 points(which is new), each division winner and wild card teams for both conferences worth 2 points.
  • When posting your picks, please either use a GoogleID or if you're posting as an anonymous user let me know who you are in your picks. I copy and paste these into Microsoft Excel. Thank you!
Here's what's new:
  • We'll no longer be changing our SuperBowl pick after Week 10. Instead, we'll be picking a winner for each conference as well as the SuperBowl winner.
  • Our 2 point conversion games (upset games based on Las Vegas point spreads) will be moved up from Week 10 to Week 5. 
  • Since there are no longer Microsoft points, our prize now will be an Amazon gift card. 1st place will get $20 Amazon gift card, 2nd place will get a $10 gift card.
 As always, Week 1 is our biggest opportunity for points. I'll guide you through the step by step process of what to put in your picks this week.

Step 1.) Week 1 games. Each of these games are worth 1 point. Please have your picks in prior to kickoff of the particular game you're choosing for:

Ravens @ Broncos (Thursday night kickoff)

Patriots @ Bills

Titans @ Steelers

Falcons @ Saints

Buccaneers @ Jets

Chiefs @ Jaguars

Seahawks @ Panthers

Bengals @ Bears

Dolphins @ Browns

Vikings @ Lions

Raiders @ Colts

Packers @ 49ers

Cardinals @ Rams

Giants @ Cowboys (Sunday night football)

Eagles @ Redskins (Monday night part 1)

Texans @ Chargers (Monday night part 2)

Step 2.) Choose the winner for each NFL division as well as 2 wild card teams from each conference. Please try to label it as the division: your pick. You can look at my pick as an example in the comments section.
These are worth 2 points each. Also, let's say you pick a team to win the division and it turns out they get a wild card, you will receive 1 point. Same goes for if you pick a wild card team and they win the division, you will receive 1 point.

Step 3.) Choose the winner from each conference (AFC and NFC). These will be worth 5 points.

Step 4.) Choose the Superbowl winner. This team will be worth 10 points. Again, we will no longer be able to change this pick after Week 10 like we did in the past, so choose wisely. Your Superbowl winner doesn't have to be one of your conference champions.

Thank you for joining us here at NFL Picks, and good luck! If you have any questions, please post in the comment section or send me a message on XboxLive. My gamertag is Jerhawk.





Friday, June 14

Xbox Live Network is Five!


Started back in May 2008 as a original idea by Jerhawk and Deus Legend, Xbox Live Network was Born. We would like to take the time out to celebrate our 5th year anniversary. The site has transformed over the years into what it has become today. You may have noticed a change in our recent website layout tweaks to go along with our 5th Anniversary. Take a look back through some of our old articles and remember where it all began. Check out each show below by clicking on the logo.(We haven't seen some of these logos in ages).

















XBLN New Style


To align the site to fit the new image of the Xbox One, we have made slight tweaks to the site. Compare with the old style above in the picture. Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 11

Xbox Live Network and Xbox One


 Hello XBLN Fans, looks like the XBLN Team will be sticking with the Xbox One. Our team discussed all the scenarios and decided the Xbox One is best for us to continue our Community. We are always looking for more people to play with so come this November and play with us. We aren't going to bore you with info you already know for the Xbox One nor will we talk about the things that are getting bad press. So instead, lets talk about something positive for the Xbox One. We as gamers like to play games, so take a look at the games we are all interested in playing for the new console(In no particular order).

TitanFall

Watch_Dogs
 

Battlefield 4 

 Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain


Final Fantasy XV


Kingdom Hearts 3

The Division

Forza Motorsport 5

Mirrors Edge

Star Wars Battlefront

NBA 2K14 

Madden NFL 25

FIFA 14




Monday, May 13

End of an Era: BlazenHawks 2008-2013

 
Hello Xbox Live Network Members and Staff,

I would like to announce that BlazenHawks is no longer with us here at XBLN due to "technical difficulties". BlazenHawks has been with XBLN since 2008 starting back with our Madden NFL 09 Tournament when he was known as xSgt Meatloafx. BlazenHawks served as our Community manager from years 2010-2013. BlazenHawks will be missed and his passion for XBLN, sports, and gaming as well as his laugh. Maybe someday BlazenHawks will come back to us. But for the time being, the XBLN community wishes him well in his future endeavors. We will be holding tryouts for BlazenHawks role and his spot in the famed "The Cliq". If you would like to apply, please leave a comment on this post with your contact details.

Thanks,
Deus Legend
XBLN Editor-in-Chief

Wednesday, April 24

Blazenhawks NFL Mock Draft 2013



    1.       Kansas City     Luke Joeckel                  OT          Texas A&M 

    2.       Jacksonville      Eric  Fisher                     OT          Central Michigan

3.       Oakland           Sharrif Floyed                 DT          Florida

4.       Philadelphia      Lane Johnson                 OT          Oklahoma

5.       Detroit             Dion Jordan                    DE         Oregon

6.       Cleveland        Tavon Austin                   WR        West Virginia

7.       Arizona           Chance Warmack            OG         Alabama

8.       Buffalo            Geno Smith                     QB         West Virginia

9.       NY Jets          DeMarcus Milliner           CB        Alabama

10.   Tennessee       Jonathan cooper              OG        UNC

11.   San Diego       D.J Fluker                       OT        Alabama

12.   Miami             Barkevious Mingo           DE        LSU

13.   NY Jets          Ezekiel Ansah                 DE       BYU

14.   Carolina          Sheldon Richardson        DT       Missouri

15.   New Orleans   Jarvis Jones                   DE        Georgia

16.   St. Louis          Kenny Vaccaro             S           Texas

17.   Pittsburgh        Cordarrelle Patterson    WR      Tennessee

18.   Dallas              Star Lotulelei                DT        Utah

19.   NY Giants       Alec Ogletree               ILB       Georgia

20.   Chicago          Manti Te’o                    ILB       Georgia

21.   Cincinnati        Eric Reid                      S           LSU

22.   St. Louis         Justin Hunter                WR       Tennessee

23.   Minnesota       Xavier Hunter              CB        Florida State

24.   Indianapolis     Bjoern Werner             DE        Florida State

25.   Minnesota       Sylvester Williams        DT         UNC

26.   Green Bay       Justin Pugh                  OT        Syracuse

27.   Houston          Keenan Allen               WR       Cal

28.   Denver            Kawann Short             DT        Purdue

29.   New England   Kyle Long                   OT       Oregon

30.   Atlanta             Desmond Trufant        CB       Washington

31.   San Francisco  Tyler Eifert                  TE        Notre Dame

32.   Ravens             Matt Elam                   S         Florida




Monday, February 4

NFL Picks: Season 6 Finale



Welcome to the season finale of XBLN's NFL Picks. It's been fun season, but we must say farewell until September!

First, let's all congratulate BlazenHawks for being our first competitor to successfully choose a Superbowl winner, which was made way back before the season started. Does he have a crystal ball, or is he just lucky? Nevertheless, he stuck with his Baltimore Ravens through thick and thin, and is rewarded with a bonus ten points.

Here are the results from Super Bowl 47:

Those who picked Ravens and got 5 points: Jerhawk, BlazenHawks, Deus Legend

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

1.) BlazenHawks / 222
2.) Deus Legend / 209
3.) Stopable / 208
4.) Jerhawk / 200
5.) JohnnyX77 / 195

Again, congratulations to BlazenHawks for being this year's champion! Also, a special recognition to last year's champion, Deus Legend, who was never formally acknowledged for his performance last season. Here are some clips of our celebration in honor of BlazenHawks and a great NFL season!



Thank you all for playing, and I hope we do it again next season. Have a great off season!




Monday, January 28

NFL Picks: Conf. Championship Results / Super Bowl Picks



Welcome back to NFL Picks! This season is almost over, but a champion has yet to be determined!

Here were the results from our Conference Championship picks:

T1.) Deus Legend / 4
T1.) BlazenHawks / 4
T1.) Stopable / 4
JohnnyX and Jerhawk got both games wrong.

The overall PowerRankings, presented in part this week by SAP, official cloud software sponsor of the NFL:

1.) Stopable / 208
2.) BlazenHawks / 207
3.) Deus Legend / 204
T4.) JohnnyX77 / 195
T4.) Jerhawk / 195

The only SuperBowl pick still alive that was made at the beginning of the season was BlazenHawk's pick of the Ravens, worth 10 points. If the Ravens win the SuperBowl, BlazenHawks will win our 1st place prize of 1600 Microsoft points.

Now, the Superbowl! This is worth five (5) points. Please have your pick in prior to kickoff:

San Francisco 49ers vs. Baltimore Ravens

Thanks everybody for a great season, and enjoy the game! At halftime, don't forget to tune into Animal Planet to watch the Puppy Bowl!