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  1. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    27 Aug '14 22:22 / 4 edits
    "2014 NFL Season Big Pond Pub" Thread 131880

    Welcome to the 2014 NFL Season. This thread resumes the many enjoyable conversations between NFL Fans who reside on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Its parent thread, "2010 NFL Season 'Big Pond Pub'", was originally posted 05 Jul '10. Our competition invites your top ten weighted picks of NFC and AFC Contenders to win the 2014 Super Bowl Lombardi Trophy.

    Weighted Picks Format: Please rank your personal favorite five NFC and five AFC NFL Teams from a high of five (5) points to a low of one (1) point as your contenders: a) To win the most games during the Regular Season's sixteen game team schedules; b) To qualify for the eleven game Post Season; and c) To be invited to play in and win the 2014 NFL Super Bowl.

    Weighted Picks Earned Points Opportunity Profile: Each of your Regular Season team win earns one point. Each Post Season qualifying team earns two points. Each Post Season team win earns the weighted points (5 to 1) you've assigned. Super Bowl Team Qualifiers win double your weighted points. Super Bowl Winner earns triple the points you've assigned.

    Admin Housekeeping: 1) I'll post weekly schedules as well as game results on a timely basis; 2) Will each of you please post your actual earned and cumulative total points each week; 3) I'll also consolidate and update individual point standings.

    Two Requests: Please post your ten picks before the season begins on Thursday, September 4, 2014. Also, I'd appreciate you initiative in informing site friends who may be interested in our 2014 NFL Bragging Rights Competition. Thank you.

    Quote of the Day: "What this trophy stands for is the team. This is what it symbolizes. Not the guy who leads the league in punting, not the guy who’s got 15 sacks, not the guy who’s got 1,200 yards rushing. This represents the team. That’s the toughest, smartest, most confident team… in the end, the reason why you won is because you identified the situation, you heard the call, and you did your job. And that’s what execution is about. This game is about execution." -Bill Belichick
  2. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    27 Aug '14 22:23 / 1 edit
    Current Las Vegas Insider Odds:

    "Odds to WIN the 2015 NFC CHAMPIONSHIP

    Team................... Odds

    Seattle Seahawks 16/5
    New Orleans Saints 11/2
    Green Bay Packers 11/2
    San Francisco 49ers 6/1

    Chicago Bears 13/1
    Philadelphia Eagles 14/1
    Detroit Lions 20/1
    Atlanta Falcons 30/1

    Arizona Cardinals 32/1
    New York Giants 33/1
    Carolina Panthers 35/1
    Washington Redskins 35/1

    St. Louis Rams 50/1
    Dallas Cowboys 50/1
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers 50/1
    Minnesota Vikings 50/1"
    __________________________

    Current Las Vegas Insider Odds:

    "Odds to WIN the 2015 AFC CHAMPIONSHIP

    Team................... Odds

    Denver Broncos 11/5
    New England Patriots 3/1
    Indianapolis Colts 12/1
    Cincinnati Bengals 13/1

    Pittsburgh Steelers 14/1
    San Diego Chargers 18/1
    Baltimore Ravens 18/1
    Houston Texans 25/1

    New York Jets 28/1
    Kansas City Chiefs 30/1
    Miami Dolphins 32/1
    Buffalo Bills 40/1

    Cleveland Browns 45/1
    Tennessee Titans 60/1
    Oakland Raiders 100/1
    Jacksonville Jaguars 125/1"

    (Odds provided by Sportsbook.ag Updated Mon, Aug. 25, 10:30 AM ET)
    http://www.vegasinsider.com/nfl/odds/futures/
  3. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    27 Aug '14 22:25
    NFL Playoff Standings - 2013

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/standings/_/type/playoffs/year/2013
  4. Standard member RBHILL
    Acts 13:48
    28 Aug '14 03:07
    RBHILL's Picks.

    AFC:
    (5) Indianapolis Colts
    (4) Pittsburgh Steelers
    (3) Denver Broncos
    (2) New England Patriots
    (1) Baltimore Ravens

    NFC:
    (5) San Francisco 49ers
    (4) Carolina Panthers-no team in the NFCSouth has ever won back to back division titles.
    (3) New York Giants
    (2) Chicago Bears
    (1) Seattle Seahawks
  5. 28 Aug '14 04:49
    Gort's Picks

    AFC:
    5 Kansas City Chiefs
    4 Indianapolis Colts
    3 New England Patriots
    2 Baltimore Ravens
    1 Denver Broncos

    NFC:

    5 San Francisco 49ers
    4 New Orleans Saints
    3 Green Bay Packers
    2 Chicago Bears
    1 Seattle Seahawks
  6. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    28 Aug '14 07:09
    AFC:

    5. Baltimore Ravens
    4. Denver Broncos
    3. Cincinnati Bengals
    2. New England Patriots
    1. Tennessee Titans

    NFC:

    5. Philadelphia Eagles
    4. Seattle Seahawks
    3. New Orleans Saints
    2. San Francisco 49ers
    1. Carolina Panthers

    No laughing either. lol

    -gb
  7. 28 Aug '14 09:46
    I messed up, I had my teams in the opposite order, it should be

    Gort's Picks

    AFC:
    5 Denver Broncos
    4 Baltimore Ravens
    3 New England Patriots
    2 Indianapolis Colts
    1 Kansas City Chiefs

    NFC:

    5 Seattle Seahawks
    4 Chicago Bears
    3 Green Bay Packers
    2 New Orleans Saints
    1 San Francisco 49ers

    Sorry
  8. Subscriber FreakyKBH
    Acquired Taste...
    28 Aug '14 16:36
    5. Dallas Cowboys
    4. Atlanta Falcons
    3. New York Giants
    2. Philadelphia Eagles
    1. Green Bay Packers

    5. Baltimore Ravens
    4. Cincinnati Bengals
    3. Miami Dolphins
    2. Indianapolis Colts





    1. Cleveland Browns
  9. 28 Aug '14 16:51
    5 seat
    4 n.o.
    3 chic.
    2 giants
    1 San Fran.

    5 Denver
    4 pats
    3 Balt
    2 Indy
    1 k.city
  10. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    28 Aug '14 17:59
    "London calling: The NFL unveiled the dates for three games that will be played in London in 2014. Check them out. *Read Watch the NFL at Wembley Stadium | Raiders players excited about London | Photos: NFL in London."

    "INTERNATIONAL SERIES: The NFL returns to London for three games in 2014. Each game will be played at Wembley Stadium, which has been home to NFL International Series games since 2007." http://www.nfl.com/international

    *NFL announces three London dates for 2014 season Associated Press Published: Nov. 28, 2013 at 11:26 a.m. Updated: Nov. 28, 2013. LONDON -- The NFL has announced the dates of its three regular-season games in London next year, with the Dallas Cowboys playing the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 10 on Nov. 9.

    The first game will be played in Week 4 on Sept. 28, with the Oakland Raiders facing the Miami Dolphins. A month later, in Week 8, the Atlanta Falcons will play the Detroit Lions on Oct. 26.
    All the games will be played at Wembley Stadium.

    The teams and matchups had been previously announced. The Raiders, Falcons and Jaguars are the designated home teams. The NFL has been playing regular-season games at Wembley since 2007. There were two games in London this year, with Minnesota beating Pittsburgh 34-27 on Sept. 29 and San Francisco defeating Jacksonville 42-10 on Oct. 27."
    Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000289131/article/nfl-announces-three-london-dates-for-2014-season
  11. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    28 Aug '14 19:07 / 1 edit
    NFL Lines For Week 1 - NFL Football Line Week One
    NFL Line 9/4 - 9/8, 2014

    Date & Time Favorite Line Underdog Total

    9/4 8:35 ET At Seattle -5.5 Green Bay 45

    9/7 1:00 ET New Orleans -2 At Atlanta 52
    9/7 1:00 ET At St. Louis -4 Minnesota 44
    9/7 1:00 ET At Pittsburgh -6.5 Cleveland 40.5
    9/7 1:00 ET At Philadelphia -10.5 Jacksonville 53

    9/7 1:00 ET At NY Jets -4.5 Oakland 40
    9/7 1:00 ET At Baltimore -2.5 Cincinnati 43
    9/7 1:00 ET At Chicago -6.5 Buffalo 48.5
    9/7 1:00 ET At Houston -2.5 Washington 45.5

    9/7 1:00 ET At Kansas City -4.5 Tennessee 43.5
    9/7 1:00 ET New England -4.5 At Miami 47.5
    9/7 4:25 ET At Tampa Bay -1 Carolina 39.5
    9/7 4:25 ET San Francisco -5.5 At Dallas 50.5

    9/7 8:30 ET At Denver -7 Indianapolis 56

    Monday Night Football Line

    9/8 7:10 ET At Detroit -4 NY Giants 47
    9/8 10:25 ET At Arizona -3 San Diego 44.5

    http://www.footballlocks.com/nfl_lines.shtml

    Edit Note: Though Morning Lines are shown here,
    they don't apply to our "Pick to Win" Competition.
  12. Standard member RBHILL
    Acts 13:48
    28 Aug '14 20:00
    Originally posted by FreakyKBH
    5. Dallas Cowboys
    4. Atlanta Falcons
    3. New York Giants
    2. Philadelphia Eagles
    1. Green Bay Packers

    5. Baltimore Ravens
    4. Cincinnati Bengals
    3. Miami Dolphins
    2. Indianapolis Colts





    1. Cleveland Browns
    I would like to see the browns make it! They have a 10+ years playoff drought.
  13. Standard member RBHILL
    Acts 13:48
    28 Aug '14 20:02
    About a month 2 weeks ago I went week by week. It took me about a half an hour. The best record I got was for the Colts at 14-2 but I have the 49ers beating the Ravens in the Super Bowl!
  14. Subscriber FreakyKBH
    Acquired Taste...
    28 Aug '14 20:35
    Originally posted by RBHILL
    I would like to see the browns make it! They have a 10+ years playoff drought.
    That nugget of good news they received just now about their star receiver means all of the stars are aligning just so...
  15. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    29 Aug '14 19:17
    Originally posted by RBHILL
    About a month 2 weeks ago I went week by week. It took me about a half an hour. The best record I got was for the Colts at 14-2 but I have the 49ers beating the Ravens in the Super Bowl!
    RB, which season did you analyze and what source did you use? Here's the NFL Preseason and Regular Season Record of each team since 2002 by Division, Conference and League: http://espn.go.com/nfl/standings/_/type/playoffs/year/2013

    You may enjoy this recent comment from a good friend and NFL Fan: "One more week and we lace up the cleats for real."