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Monday, May 29 2017

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NFL predictions 2013: Week 4

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That screaming you hear is my pain after a tough week. I kind of saw it coming. I went just 8-8 straight up (29-19 overall) but managed to also go 8-8 against the spread (24-23-1 overall) to remain in the black there. The lone bright spot was my 10-6 mark on the over/under (29-19 overall). I must admit, it was tough to pick a game like Chargers over the Titans 17-16, then have them leading 17-13 only to watch a Tennessee wide receiver clearly push off while catching the game-winning touchdown. Usually I don’t whine about misses like that, but it was a bad one.

David went 9-7 so now he’s 31-17 and ahead of me. 

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NFL Predictions 2013: Week 3

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Another week in the books, and another uneven performance from me, but it’s early. I was 10-6 straight up (21-11 overall) and while it could have been better at least I stayed in double digits. I made up for last week against the spread by going 11-5 (16-15-1 overall) so that was good. I gave some away on the over under by going 7-9 though (19-13 overall).

 

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NFL Predictions 2013: Week 2

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I am never happy with early season results, so it should come as no surprise that I had an uneven opening to my campaign. Straight up I went 11-5 and as first weeks go that’s fine. Against the spread I struggled badly at 5-10-1. The lone bright spot was the over/under at a sparkling 12-4. Let’s move on.

 

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NFL Predictions 2013: Week 1 (plus season picks)

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Before we get to the picks for the first week of games, I’m going to do something a little different and reveal my picks for all the games. Every year I like to circle winners for every game based on my first impression, without too much grinding. I find the results interesting, and you might too. It helps me to navigate the early season.

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NFL Predictions 2012: Super Bowl XLVII

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The playoffs have not been an overall success for me this season. I was 1-1 straight (7-3 overall) and can live with that. I went 2-0 against the spread (5-5 overall) and 0-2 on the over/under (4-6) which means the best I can hope for is breaking even in the playoffs versus Vegas. Now I have to deal with a very difficult Super Bowl to predict.

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NFL Predictions 2012: Championship Games

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It was another uneven playoff week for me, a losing one in fact. I was 2-2 straight up (6-2 in playoffs) but 1-3 against the spread (3-5) and 2-2 on the over/under (4-4). Against Vegas my winning week went out the window when Atlanta decided not to sweat out a win over Seattle and instead let them back in the game, failing to cover and allowing the game to go over. The result was a 3-5 week for me instead of 5-3 because of that comeback and as difficult as these playoffs have been to predict that is really frustrating. Worse yet, now there is really no room for error.

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NFL Predictions 2012: Divisional Round

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I never expected to repeat last season’s success (19-3 against Vegas) so I’ll have to settle for being half-perfect. I nailed the NFC and fell apart in the AFC where “betting” is concerned. I went 4-0 straight up, 2-2 against the spread and 2-2 for the over/under. Let’s see if I can rebound this week.

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NFL Predictions 2012: Wild Card

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Overall the regular season was a success. My final week I went 11-5 straight up (173-82-1 overall) and in my recollection that is the second most wins I have ever recorded. I was 10-6 against the spread (137-110-9 overall) which might be the best I have ever done in any season. Unfortunately I was just 5-11 on the over under (119-133-3 overall) and if I could understand my misery in that category I would have corrected it long ago.

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NFL Predictions 2012: Week 17

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As expected, I was uneven last week. I went 11-5 straight up (162-77-1 overall) but just 5-9-2 against the spread (127-104-9 overall) and 8-8 on the over/under (114-122-3 overall). One more full week and then it’s playoff time.

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NFL Predictions 2012: Week 16

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Late season games are always the toughest to predict, sometimes even harder than early in the year. I took it on the chin going just 9-7 straight up (151-72-1 overall) and likely ending my dreams of setting a new single season high for total wins. My current best is 175 and while I would like to think I can go 25-7 to finish it’s not very realistic. I was 6-10 against the spread (122-95-7 overall) giving up some ground there, but I went 9-7 on the over/under (106-1114-3 overall) and still have hopes for a positive regular season final mark.