SportsChump’s Fourth Annual NFL Over/Under Contest

Packers Driver FootballHanahan!  Ravenous!  Speedbeagle!

These are the Hall of Fame names of the few SportsChump faithful who have brought home the gold in previous NFL Futures Contests.  This year, it might just be your turn.

That’s right.  We’re back and so is football.  Everyone’s favorite contest has returned for you to prove to everyone how much, or how little, you know about the NFL.

The rules are simple.  Every season, Las Vegas releases their over/unders.  That’s the number of games they think each team will win.  Your job, should you choose to accept it, is to select ten teams that you think will reach either over or under that number.  Then assign them confidence points in the comments section below.

So, for example, the Miami Dolphins over/under win total for the season is eight games.  If you are confident that the Dolphins won’t amass eight wins this season – and let’s be honest, why wouldn’t you be? – you would assign them ten confidence points and under eight.  Then assign nine confidence points to the team you’re second most confident about winning over or under their projected number.  For your tiebreaker, include how many total wins the three Florida teams will win.

All entries must be in by kick-off of the Packers-Seahawks game September 4th.

The winner of this year’s contest will receive another fabulous SportsChump prize pack (new shirts and hats are being made!) along with the knowledge that you know more about football than anyone else who reads this site.  And that, in and of itself, is reward enough.

 

ARIZONA CARDINALS  – 7.5

ATLANTA FALCONS – 8.5

BALTIMORE RAVENS – 8.5

BUFFALO BILLS – 6.5

CAROLINA PANTHERS – 8.5

CHICAGO BEARS – 8.5

CINCINNATI BENGALS – 9

CLEVELAND BROWNS – 6.5

DALLAS COWBOYS – 8

DENVER BRONCOS – 11.5

DETROIT LIONS – 8.5

GREEN BAY PACKERS – 10.5

HOUSTON TEXANS – 7.5

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS – 9.5

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS – 5

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS – 8.5

MIAMI DOLPHINS – 8

MINNESOTA VIKINGS – 6

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – 10.5

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS – 9.5

NEW YORK GIANTS – 8

NEW YORK JETS – 7

OAKLAND RAIDERS – 4.5

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES – 9

PITTSBURGH STEELERS – 8.5

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS – 8

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS – 10.5

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS – 11

ST LOUIS RAMS – 7.5

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS – 7

TENNESSEE TITANS – 7

WASHINGTON REDSKINS – 7.5

* Here’s everyone’s final picks.  Please verify for accuracy.  Best of luck and as always, thanks for participating!

2014 OU picks

52 thoughts on “SportsChump’s Fourth Annual NFL Over/Under Contest

  1. After being humiliated for 3 years running… I’ll get back to you on this… (Still in Vegas, was on the Strip last night and my brain isn’t working real well right now… Maybe I should make my picks anyway… LOL!)

  2. Indy over 9.5-(10 pts)
    San Fran over 10.5 (9pts)
    Oakland over 4.5 (8pts)
    NY Giants over 8 (7pts)
    Miami under 8 (6pts)
    Denver over 11.5 (5pts)
    Arizona over 7.5 (4pts)
    Carolina under 8.5 (3pts)
    Philadelphia under 9 (2pts)
    Dallas under 8 (1pt)

  3. 10- Denver Broncos- over
    9- New England Patriots- over
    8- Seattle Seahawks- under
    7- San Diego Chargers- under
    6- Dallas Cowboys- under
    5- Cleveland Browns- over
    4- New York Jets- under
    3- Oakland Raiders- over
    2- San Francisco 49ers- over
    1- Houston Texans- over

    Tie Breaker- 19

  4. Arizona over (10 pts)
    Chicago over (9 pts)
    Denver under (8 pts)
    Tampa Bay over (7 pts)
    Oakland over (6 pts)
    Indy under (5 pts)
    Kansas City over (4 pts)
    Minnesota under (3 pts)
    Tennessee under (2 pts)
    San Fran over (1 pts)

    Florida teams combine for 21 wins

  5. 10. Cowboys – Under
    9. Colts – Over
    8. Vikings – Under
    7. Patriots – Over
    6. Saints – Over
    5. 49ers – Over
    4. Panthers – Under
    3. Broncos – Over
    2. Chiefs – Under
    1. Bills – Under

    Tie Breaker – 18 Wins

  6. I’ll jump in on this.

    10- 49ers Over
    9- Broncos Over
    8- Saints Over
    7- Miami Under
    6- Jets Over
    5- Colts Over
    4- Cardinals Under
    3- Bears Over
    2- Redskins Under
    1- Browns Over

    Tiebreaker 15 — It’s going to be another awful year

  7. Ladies and gentlemen, we have a newbie in the mix.

    Won’t everyone give Mr. Holler a hearty SportsChump welcome.

    And please represent. The last thing we need is the new guy coming in here, winning the contest outright and talking smack that none of us know what the hell we’re talking about.

    Which we don’t but he doesn’t need to know that.

  8. Okay… Here we go…

    Detroit Lions – Under – 10
    New York Jets – Under – 9
    Cincinnati Bengals – Over – 8
    Tennessee Titans – Under – 7
    Miami Dolphins – Under – 6
    Philadelphia – Over – 5
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Under – 4
    Kansas City Chiefs – Under – 3
    Oakland Raiders – Under – 2
    Baltimore Ravens – Over – 1

    Tie Breaker – 14

  9. I’m definitely in again for this… just was checking in on the deadline, which fortunately is not until kickoff of the first game. I’ll likely write something up on my site for the picks and then link to here. Be back with my votes…

  10. 10- Saints over
    09-falcons under
    08-Pats over
    07-Washington Natives under
    06-Detroit over
    05-Denver over
    04-Carolina under
    03-Colts over
    02-Vikes over
    01Eagles over

    Bow Tie Breaker-27

  11. The rookie Buck Fenson is also in and is a little more confident about the three Florida teams than the rest of us.

    Best of luck, sir, and welcome to the fracas.

  12. Dwin…

    I actually think Jacksonville will turn some heads this year.

    Of course after sucking for so long, pretty much any sort of success would be noteworthy.

  13. Coming in hot with some WAGS….

    10…. Miami —under

    9…… Texans— over

    8…… Bengals— under

    7…… San Diego– under

    6….. Falcons—— under

    5…. Bears ——— under

    4…. Oakland —— over

    3…. Vikings ——- under

    2…. Bills ———— over

    1…. Lions ———- under

  14. The winning picks are in, my friends.

    NYG Over 8 for 10 points (rebounding from last season – haven’t lost in the preseason yet)
    JAX Over 5 for 9 points (think they’ll turn some heads this year – how long til Bortles starts?)
    NE Over 10.5 (same ol’ same ol’ in the AFC East)
    BUF Under 6.5 (same ol’ same ol’ in the AFC East – shot to the heart)
    NO Over 9.5 (same ol’ same ol’ in the NFC South)
    MIA Under 8 (We are the … Miami Dol-phiiiiiiiiins)
    STL Under 7.5 (That division is just too tough)
    HOU Over 7.5 (I bet them over last year too and look what happened)
    PHI Under 9 (Sophomore slump for Kelly)
    CIN Under 9 (I continue to underestimate this team – one of these years I’ll be right)

  15. Nice pics, Rev. I like the way you think!

    The total wins for the Florida nfl teams (not counting FSU) will be 15!

  16. All this talk about tiebreakers and I forgot to include my own. Hard to find good help these days.

    I’m going with 20 total wins for the three Florida teams.

    That means, Han, I’ll bet you a cocktail. 17 1/2 and under, I buy. 17 1/2 and over, you buy.

  17. 10.St.Lou UNDER 7.5 -Even with Jim Hart…oops SHill qb’ing

    9. NOrlns OVER 10.5- New rules make Brees even better.

    8. Carolina UNDER 8.5- Cam’s injury might be worse than reported

    7 Dallas UNDER 8- Ole defense Romo can’t keep up.

    6 NE OVER 10.5- Again Brady versus new rules

    5 Cleve UNDER 6.5- JFootball is a target.

    4 SF UNDER 10.5- CK better understand the pocket.

    3 Houston OVER 7.5-Sans Schaub & nice schedule

    2 KC UNDER 8.5- Andy Reid? Coin toss

    1 PITT OVER 8.5- Tomlin’s longevity nearing fence.

    Tie Breaker: 20 wins.

  18. Bets is in officially giving us ten entries with a week left to go before kick off.

    FYI… I like your picks, Bets, which probably means you won’t finish anywhere near first place.

  19. I’m back from one of my unluckiest Vegas trips ever, so maybe I’ll do better here. My picks last year would suggest otherwise, though. 🙂

    10. Dal U 8

    9. NO O 9.5

    8. Jax O 5

    7. NE O 10.5

    6. Chi O 8.5

    5. Car U 8.5

    4. Mia U 8

    3. SF U 10.5

    2. AZ O 7.5

    1. Pit O 8.5

    Tiebreak 19

  20. 10 – Patriots – OVER
    9 – Browns – UNDER
    8 – Saints – OVER
    7 – Rams – UNDER
    6 – Broncos – OVER
    5 – Packers – OVER
    4 – Cowboys – UNDER
    3 – Colts – OVER
    2 – Ravens – OVER
    1 – Chargers – OVER

    Tiebreaker – 20

  21. Feelin’ pretty good about this Ladies and Gents —
    10 – StL under 7.5
    9 – Carolina under 8.5
    8 – Houston under 7.5
    7 – NE over 10.5
    6 – Phil over 9
    5 – Minn over 6
    4 – Buff under 6.5
    3 – Balt over 8.5
    2 – NYG under 8
    1 – Dallas under 8
    Tiebreaker – 17

  22. Ravenous and KP are both in under the wire giving us an baker’s dozen.

    Oh, and by the way, when Ravenous, a former winner of this contest, says he’s feeling good about his picks, we should all feel at least a little bit nervous.

    Not only did he win two years ago but he did so by getting nine of his ten picks right.

    Drinks on that guy.

  23. Please don’t think that I was strategizing over my pickems since you posted this… End results will probably tell on me that I made my picks in a matter of a few minutes, but hopefully not! LOL Speaking of your posts, I am not getting any notifications of new posts for some time now 🙁 I am not sure what’s up!

    Cheers!! Here’s to a great season everyone! Let’s play some FOOOOOTBALLL! WOO HOO!
    10 POINTS: NEW ORLEANS SAINTS – 9.5 OVER
    9 POINTS: JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS – 5 OVER
    8 POINTS: CLEVELAND BROWNS – 6.5 UNDER
    7 POINTS: PHILADELPHIA EAGLES – 9 UNDER
    6 POINTS: PITTSBURGH STEELERS – 8.5 UNDER
    5 POINTS SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS – 10.5 OVER
    4 POINTS : INDIANAPOLIS COLTS – 9.5 UNDER
    3 POINTS TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS – 7 UNDER
    2 POINTS: MIAMI DOLPHINS – 8 OVER
    1 POINT : SEATTLE SEAHAWKS – 11 UNDER
    TIE BREAKER: 22 GAMES
    Dee Dee

  24. Hot damn!…I’m in!

    CAROLINA PANTHERS – 8.5 (under)

    DALLAS COWBOYS – 8 (under)

    HOUSTON TEXANS – 7.5 (under)

    INDIANAPOLIS COLTS – 9.5 (over)

    JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS – 5 (over)

    NEW ORLEANS SAINTS – 9.5 (over)

    OAKLAND RAIDERS – 4.5 (over)

    TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS – 7 (under)

    TENNESSEE TITANS – 7 (under)

    WASHINGTON REDSKINS – 7.5 (under)

  25. &*^$$ %$@*%*!!! Missed the entry. At least I saved the public humiliation of sucking at these things.

  26. Jedly is in but I need a tie break from you, brother.

    Good to see at least one of the gluttons back in this neck of the woods.

    I thought you didn’t love me any more.

  27. I feel OK about mine. A few others I feel I’m going to be bummed I dropped last minute.

    Seattle, for example, holy crap. What a performance on Thursday night.

  28. Seattle looks good, KP.

    Real good.

    When’s the last time we had a repeat Super Bowl winner? Does anybody even remember?

    (FYI… answer is Pats 2004-5)

    After Thursday night, I’m wondering if we’ll finally see that drought broken.

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  30. Hope I am not late to the party… well I know I am, but I am going to walk in the festivities anyway! Sorry about that Chump!

    10- Broncos Over
    9- Redskins – Under
    8 – Rams Under
    7 – Jets – Over
    6 – Ravens – Under
    5 – Packers Under
    4 – Texans – Under
    3 – Giants – Under
    2 – Cowboys Under
    1 – Eagles Under

    If you need to deduct points since Week 1 started, feel free. Thanks man!

  31. Jaguars and Steelers drank some damn cyanide during their halftime on Sunday for them to blow their first half leads like that. Pitiful.
    Sorry about my Bucs pick under 7;)
    Dee Dee

  32. CDR/BS…

    Hmmmmm.

    I’m not a man who adheres to many rules. Being kind to your fellow man is one of them which would make me inclined to allow your late entry.

    However, then I thought if I were to go to Vegas, would they allow me to place such a wager after the games had already started. They’d probably laugh me out of the sports book.

    So let’s do this. I’m going to track your picks just as I am everyone else’s and hope it doesn’t come down to you winning. How’s that?

    Oh, and I need your tie break.

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