Sunday, December 29, 2013

Week 16 is in the books and the favorites took care of business with a 10-5-1 record. Favorites are ahead 118-109-8 for the season. Unders took a nice bite out of the totals season record by going 11-5 this week, but overs still lead for the year at 123-110-4.

The Las Vegas Supercontest top five consensus picks finished 4-1, and sit 33-45-2 record for the year.

Week 16 was a tricky one because there were inflated spreads up and down the board, and favorites still managed to cover the majority of them.  I only got involved in two and split 1-1. The Dolphins laid a complete egg on the road, but I give full credit to a motivated Bills team.

With a small card on sides, I took a shot at a few totals that looked good on paper, but 'unders' reigned supreme and put the squash on that. The real surprise were the teasers. For the first time all season I lost both games in a teaser. The Giants rose from the dead and beat Detroit at home, and the Cardinals shocked the world and won a game in Seattle. Just another day in the National Football League.

Week 17 is a blend of regular season and exhibition games so it might be another small card, but I''ll try to do some previews for a few of the big matchups since there's only one prime-time game.

Survivor Pick

The Bengals, Chargers, and Cowboys were the three main picks in the poll for Week 16, and all of them came through. If you're still alive, there's lots of good options for the final week because so many teams are out of playoff contention.

Week 17: Pittsburgh Steelers

Week 16: Cincinnati Bengals
Week 15: Philadelphia Eagles
Week 14: Baltimore Ravens
Week 13: Carolina Panthers
Week 12: Detroit Lions
Week 11: Arizona Cardinals
Week 10: Tennessee Titans
Week 9: Dallas Cowboys
Week 8: New Orleans Saints
Week 7: Green Bay Packers
Week 6: San Francisco 49ers
Week 5: Atlanta Falcons
Week 4: Denver Broncos
Week 3: Seattle Seahawks
Week 2: Houston Texans
Week 1: Indianapolis Colts