SportsChump’s Fifth Annual NFL Over/Under Contest

football trophyIt’s that time of the year again.

FOOOOOOTBAAAALLLLLLL!!!!

Whew, that felt good.

Think we’re thirsty for some football?  The very first televised game of the NFL pre-season, the otherwise meaningless Minnesota Vikings-Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Fame Game, garnered higher television ratings than the Stanley Cup Finals. Back to work, Mr. Bettman.

Since kick off of the NFL season is less than a month away, what better time to host our fifth annual over/under contest.

The rules, as you all know by now, are simple.  The contest will run as in year’s past.  Choose ten teams’ over/unders as listed below and rank them from ten points to one by how confident you feel that team will win either over or under that many games.  Please include your tiebreaker: total actual combined victories for the three Florida teams.  All entries must be listed in the comments section below by kick off of Thursday night’s opening game on September 10.

This year’s winner, like Hanahan, Ravenous, Speedbeagle and Buck Fenson before them, will win a SportsChump t-shirt, whatever other fabulous prize I can dig up before season’s end and official entry into the SportsChump Pick ‘Em Hall of Fame, which in all honesty, is the best prize of them all.

Best of luck, ladies and gentlemen… and happy picking!

 

ARI CARDINALS – 8.5

ATL FALCONS – 8.5

BAL RAVENS – 9

BUF BILLS – 8.5

CAR PANTHERS – 8.5

CHI BEARS – 7

CIN BENGALS – 8.5

CLE BROWNS – 6.5

DAL COWBOYS – 9.5

DEN BRONCOS – 10

DET LIONS – 8.5

GB PACKERS – 11

HOU TEXANS – 8.5

IND COLTS – 10.5

JAX JAGUARS – 5.5

KC CHIEFS – 8.5

MIA DOLPHINS – 9

MIN VIKINGS – 7.5

NE PATRIOTS – 10

NO SAINTS – 8.5

NY GIANTS – 8

NY JETS – 7.5

OAK RAIDERS – 5.5

PHI EAGLES – 9.5

PIT STEELERS – 8.5

SDG CHARGERS – 8.5

SEA SEAHAWKS – 11

SFO 49ERS – 7

STL RAMS – 8

TB BUCS – 6

TEN TITANS – 5.5

WAS REDSKINS – 6

Here are everyone’s picks.  Please double check for accuracy and let me know if there are any mistakes.  I’ll be sure to fire my secretary.

2015 over under picks

39 thoughts on “SportsChump’s Fifth Annual NFL Over/Under Contest

  1. Colts Over (10)
    Dal Over (9)
    SD Over (8)
    Det Over (7)
    Bucs Under (6)
    Denver Over (5)
    Mia Under (4)
    Rams Under (3)
    Minn Over (2)
    Buffalo Under (1)

  2. It’s that time already ? Damn !

    Patriots – Over (7)
    Broncos -Over (10)
    Seahawks -Over (9)
    Colts-Over (8)
    Chargers-Over (6)
    Dolphins-Over (5)
    Buccaneers Under (4)
    Jaguars Under (2)
    Rams Under (3)
    Jets Under (1) Geno Smith is not my personal Jesus . Bryce Petty under the other hand could end up being a blessing in disguise for the franchise.

    Combined wins for the Florida NFL franchises 13

    All of a sudden baseball has an openly gay player , who just happens to be playing in the Minor Leagues ? David Denson take a bow because you will go the same way as Michael Sam and Jason Collins . Used by the press as menial cannon fodder for a news’ cycle lasting no more than a week at best Holy crap Batman .

    So there’s no chance of female umpire officiating a game at the Major League level then ? WTF ! MLB seeking to make advances , like @hit falling off a shovel into a bucket full of elephant dung .

  3. There are known to be rats on a sinking ship, but the fallout within the Red Sox front office is bordering on betrayal , cannibalism and a whole lot more. What a disaster .

  4. 10. Atlanta under 8.5 wins
    9. Chicago under 7 wins
    8. Minnesota over 7.5 wins
    7. San Francisco under 7 wins
    6. Washington under 6 wins
    5. Carolina over 8.5 wins
    4. New York Football Giants under 8 wins
    3. San Diego under 8.5 wins
    2. Pittsburgh over 8.5 wins
    1. Philadelphia over 9.5 wins

    Tiebreaker – 17 wins in the Sunshine State

  5. Hadn’t heard that about Denson, Al. Looking forward to the days we no longer have to report these things.

    Your picks are in, sir. I see you still have faith in your Pats finishing strong even with your boy’s day in court.

    And will the Jaguars ever be relevant again?

  6. Yeah, my head (and another comment elsewhere) says Dallas is the better play than Philly but in this instance I put my heart and hopes out in front…and threw the Eagles in for my 1-pointer…

  7. OK – here I go. 1st time caller….

    Confidence picks:
    10 – Jacksonville under
    9 – Green Bay over
    8 – Pittsburgh over
    7 – San Francisco under
    6 – Cleveland under
    5 – Indianapolis over
    4 – Tennessee under
    3 – NY Jets under
    2 – Washington under
    1 – Dallas over

    Tiebreaker – 18 wins total

  8. OK I’m determined to finally win this thing… going to jot down the numbers, do some research and be back with my selections.

  9. Buck is in, giving us six so far. Expecting a few more right before the season starts.

    One thing is certainly consistent throughout.

    There’s not too much hope in the Florida teams. Yet again.

  10. When do we HOFers get our gold blazers?

    10… Jets under

    9…. Bills under

    8…. Vikes under

    7…. Texans under

    6…. Bears under

    5…. Chiefs under

    4… Browns under

    3… Lions under

    2…. Bengals under

    1…. Chargers over

    TB…. 19 wins

  11. 10. Buccaneers – Under
    9. Colts – Over
    8. Saints – Under
    7. Jets – Under
    6. Dolphins – Over
    5. Patriots – Over
    4. Rams – Under
    3. Bills – Under
    2. Falcons – Over
    1. Texans – Under

    Tiebreaker: 19 Wins

  12. Okay, here are my picks, gang, and I gotta tell ya’, I’m feelin’ pretty good about them.

    IND O 10.5
    NYJ U 7.5
    DAL O 9.5
    PIT O 8.5
    PHI U 9.5
    SEA O 11
    MIN U 7.5
    NE O 10
    TEN U 5.5
    SD O 8.5

    I’m also going with 20 wins for the three Florida teams just because no one else has.

    I’ve only got 8 entries so far so I’m going to repost and see how many stragglers I can pick up.

  13. Better almost late than never. Let’s see what we’ve got.

    10 – Ravens Over 9
    9 — Dolphins Under 9
    8 — Panthers Under 8.5
    7 — Denver Over 10
    6 — Jaguars Under 5.5
    5 — Washington Under 6
    4 — Bucs Under 6
    3 — Colts Over 10.5
    2 — Steelers Under 8.5
    1 — Giants Over 8

    Tiebreaker: 14 wins

  14. Here are my blasphemous picks 🙂 No pushes, please.

    10 Bucs Under

    9 Ravens Over

    8 Steelers Over

    7 Saints Under

    6 Vikings Over

    5 Chargers Over

    4 Dolphins Over

    3 Jets Under

    2 Colts Over

    1 Niners Under

    Tiebreak 19

  15. 10. PHI over
    9. STL under
    8. IND over
    7. WASH (for washed up) under
    6. NE over
    5. PITT over
    4. SF under
    3. NYG under
    2. CLE under
    1. CHI under

    20 wins for the FL teams

  16. OK, REV, I’m back… here are my picks (better late than never)… or at the end of the season, we could be saying, “better to be never”…

    10. Patriots – OVER
    09. Jets – UNDER
    08. Broncos – OVER
    07. Colts – OVER
    06. Browns – UNDER
    05. 49ers – UNDER
    04. Bengals – OVER
    03. Jaguars – OVER
    02. Titans – UNDER
    01. Panthers – UNDER
    Tiebreaker – 20

  17. Meh…..I started to analyze & go do some research but nope – going with just gut, let the chips fall where they may! 🙂

    Tie breaker – 17 combined

    Bears under 9
    Lions over 6
    Saints over 7
    Vikings over 2
    Jags over 8
    Chiefs over 10
    Bengals under 4
    Titans over 5
    Falcons under 1
    Bucs under 3

  18. 10. WASH- under
    9. IND- over
    8. PHI- over
    7. SF- under
    6. DEN- over
    5. JAX- under
    4. CIN- over
    3. NE- over
    2. BUCS-under
    1. NYJ- under

    Florida teams- 15

  19. 10) NY JETS – 7.5 Under
    9) TB BUCS – 6 Under
    8) JAX JAGUARS – 5.5 Under
    7) SFO 49ERS – 7 Under
    6) OAK RAIDERS – 5.5 Under
    5) WAS REDSKINS – 6 Under
    4) NE PATRIOTS – 10 Over
    3) TEN TITANS – 5.5 Under
    2) CIN BENGALS – 8.5 Over
    1) HOU TEXANS – 8.5 Over

    Total Combined Victories for Florida Teams: 12

  20. Dee Dee ‘s in before deadline! !!!!
    Packers under (10)
    Jags under (9)
    Colts over (8)
    Titans over (7)
    Giants under (6)
    49ers over (5)
    Colts under (4)
    Cards over (3)
    Broncos under (2)
    Dolphins over (1)
    Tie breaker for all 3 NFL Sunshine State teams:
    18

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  22. Ravenous is also in…

    which is bad news for everyone else.

    One year, Ravenous finished with nine of ten correct.

    And then he dropped the mic and walked off the stage.

  23. Jen, Dub and Dee Dee all in under the wire. Look at Dubsy, always surrounded by the women.

    That gives us 16 total entries.

    All picks will be posted shortly.

    Please check back to verify I posted over/under picks correctly.

    Best of luck, everyone.

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