07-08 NFL Wild Card Weekend Pick Results

posted on 01/08/08 at 11:31:41 pm by Joel Ross

How do you define a great weekend? How about being able to watch 4 playoff football games and two hockey games - and the 4 football games were all in HD! Yeah, it was a good weekend!

I made one "Lock Solid" pick - and I was write. San Diego took down Tennessee, although not nearly as convincingly as I thought they might, even though they did cover.

  • Jacksonville 31 (-2), Pittsburgh 29 (39 O/U) [P: ($10.00), S: $0.00, O/U: ($10.00), T: ($20.00)]: Pittsburgh had every opportunity to pull this one off. I remember sitting here when it was 28-10 thinking, "It's not over. I suppose the Steelers could come back. It's not likely, but it could happen." Well, it did. Unfortunately for them, they did it too quick, leaving enough time for Jacksonville to convert a 4th & 2 (like you haven't seen that shown on Sports Center 10 times already!) on their way to a game winning field goal.
  • Tennessee 6, San Diego 17 (-9) (40.5 O/U) [P: $2.22, S: $10.00, O/U: ($10.00), T: $2.22]: This was the only game of the weekend that I just couldn't get excited about. I ended up fast forwarding through a lot of the middle of the game, just watching them run around really fast. Maybe it would have been more exciting if some of them could run that fast!
  • Washington 14, Seattle 35 (-3) (40 O/U) [P: $5.26, S: $10.00, O/U: ($10.00), T: $5.26]: This should have been the game I got bored by - it was a blowout, really, but I just got HD this past week, so I found myself just staring at how brilliant it looked. I can't remember a single play of this game, but it looked great!
  • New York Giants 24, Tampa Bay 14 (-3) (39.5 O/U) [P: $13.00, S: $10.00, O/U: ($10.00), T: $13.00]: What is it with the Manning's and monkeys? Apparently Eli got his off his back because he finally won a playoff game after losing hundreds of playoff games. Oh wait. No. he got a win after losing two games. No wonder it was so easy to shake that monkey off. Apparently announcers sometimes just have to say something even if that something doesn't really mean anything. Kind of like my writing.

Results Summary

  • Picks (this week): 3 - 1 (75.00%) - Winnings: $10.49
  • Picks (season): 169 - 91 (65.00%) - Winnings: ($127.25)
  • Spread (this week): 3 - 0 (100.00%) - Winnings: $30.00
  • Spread (season): 128 - 118 (52.03%) - Winnings: $100.00
  • Over/Under (this week): 0 - 4 (0.00%) - Winnings: ($40.00)
  • Over/Under (season): 122 - 131 (48.22%) - Winnings: ($200.91)
  • Total Weekly Winnings: $0.49
  • Total Overall Winnings: ($228.16)

I missed every single over/under pick. That's just as hard to do as to pick every one correct, right? Anyway, I would have been 4-0 picking games if just the Steelers could have held on! But I guess that's why Jacksonville was the favorite. You have to know that game would have been different if Willy Parker was playing.

Any way, check back in a few days for my divisional picks.

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