SportsChump’s 7th Annual NFL Over/Under Contest

It’s that time of the year again, my friends.  Contest time.  Football time.

Our little over/under contest is now seven years old.  How about them apples?  We’ve gone from diapers and floaties to swimming in the deep end.

Our previous champions include readers that have been with us since day one (and before):  Hanahan, Ravenous, Speedbeagle, Buck Fenson, SportsAttitudes and last year, you guys were gracious enough to allow the host to win one.  I guess even a blind squirrel finds a nut every so often.

Considering we all know that’s unlikely to happen again, this season is up for grabs.  The rules, as always, are as follows:

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 seven-and-a-half games.  (Again, newbies.  Half games are to avoid a push.)  If you are confident that the Dolphins won’t amass eight wins this season – and why not considering they’ve named Jay Cutler their starter – you would assign them ten confidence points and under seven-and-a-half.  Then assign nine confidence points to the team you’re second most confident will win over or under their projected number.  For your tiebreaker, include how many combined, total wins the three Florida teams (Miami, Tampa Bay and Jacksonville) will have by season’s end.

Here are this year’s over/unders:

Arizona Cardinals – 8

Atlanta Falcons – 9 ½

Baltimore Ravens – 8 ½

Buffalo Bills – 6 ½

Carolina Panthers – 9

Chicago Bears – 5 ½

Cincinnati Bengals – 8 ½

Cleveland Browns – 4 ½

Dallas Cowboys – 9 ½

Denver Broncos – 8 ½

Detroit Lions – 7 ½

Green Bay Packers – 10 ½

Houston Texans – 8 ½

Indianapolis Colts – 9

Jacksonville Jaguars – 6 ½

Kansas City Chiefs – 9

Los Angeles Chargers – 7 ½

Los Angeles Rams – 5 ½

Miami Dolphins – 7 ½

Minnesota Vikings – 8 ½

New England Patriots – 12 ½

New Orleans Saints – 8

New York Giants – 8 ½

New York Jets – 4 ½

Oakland Raiders – 9 ½

Philadelphia Eagles – 8

Pittsburgh Steelers – 10 ½

San Francisco 49ers – 4 ½

Seattle Seahawks – 10 ½

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 8

Tennessee Titans – 8 ½

Washington Redskins – 7 ½

In addition to having your name immortalized on this website forever, the winner of this competition will also receive a SportsChump t-shirt and other fabulous prizes.  All entries must be received before the first football of the season is kicked off in Foxboro on Sept. 7.

I wish you all the best of luck and thanks, as always, for participating.

27 thoughts on “SportsChump’s 7th Annual NFL Over/Under Contest

  1. 10- New England 12 1/2 OVER

    9- San Francisco 4 1/2 OVER

    8- Dallas 9 1/2 UNDER

    7- Seattle 10 1/2 OVER

    6- Carolina 9 OVER

    5- Green Bay 10 1/2 UNDER

    4- Denver 8 1/2 OVER

    3- NY Giants 8 1/2 OVER

    2- Kansas City 9 UNDER

    1- Cleveland 4 1/2 UNDER

    TIE: 24

  2. Here goes nothing…

    10 Indianapolis under 9
    9 Jets under 4.5
    8 Green Bay over 10.5
    7 Denver over 8.5
    6 Tennessee over 8.5
    5 Oakland over 9.5
    4 New Orleans under 8
    3 Dallas over 9.5
    2 Houston over 8.5
    1 Washington under 7.5

  3. 1) Jacksonville Jaguars – 6 ½ – Under
    2) Chicago Bears – 5 ½ – Under
    3) Los Angeles Rams – 5 ½ – Under
    4) New York Jets – 4 ½ – Under
    5) Cleveland Browns – 4 ½ – Under
    6) San Francisco 49ers – 4 ½ Under
    7) Dallas Cowboys – 9 ½ – Over
    8) Washington Redskins – 7 ½ – Over
    9) Miami Dolphins – 7 ½ – Over
    10) Los Angeles Chargers – 7 ½ – Over

  4. 10 – Jaguars under 6.5
    9 – Dallas over 9.5
    8 – Atlanta over 9.5
    7 – Texans under 8.5
    6 – Giants over 8.5
    5 – Saints over 8
    4 – Rams under 5.5
    3 – Packers over 10.5
    2 – Denver over 8.5
    1 – Patriots Under 12.5

    Tiebreaker – 13

  5. Working on it…glad to see you’re still alive. I need a matching tee for the one I won last year in a different contest so don”t bail on us. What we really need is a contest revolving around Cutler – no tee required ( just find a good nugget for us to chew on and make a pick. How long before he gets caught picking up hookers because of that skank that married him for money? Or maybe how long before he throws his 1st Reg season pick – I’d give it oh say 18 attempts.

  6. That’s a great wager, Moose.

    18 attempts? I think I’ll take the under.

    And as a matter of fact, I believe I’ll be traveling down to Miami for the Bucs game Week One so I’ll likely see that pick up close and personal.

  7. Welcome back, sir.

    Glad to hear you’re close to fully recovered.

    Don’t push it. We ain’t gettin’ any younger.

    Although I could probably take you on the golf course these days. Perhaps I should take advantage.

  8. 10 Tenn Over
    9 New England Under
    8 Raiders Over
    7 Colts Under
    6 NY Giants Over
    5 Chiefs Over
    4 Bengals Over
    3 Packers Over
    2 Eagles Under
    1 Atlanta Over

  9. Here we go. Some of these I actually played a few weeks ago.

    10 Indy under 9

    9 Jets under 4.5

    8 Az over 8

    7 Denver under 8.5

    6 Tenn over 8.5

    5 GBay under 10.5

    4 Pitt over 10.5

    3 Jax over 6.5

    2 SFO over 4.5

    1 Balt under 8.5

    Tie Breaker: 22

  10. AARRRRGGGHHH Chumpy me lad let’s getting to slapping the pigskin about shall we? I can’t do a whole lot worse than last year’s effort so I’m shorting most everyone this year especially the 49er’s.

    10 Los Angeles Chargers – 7 ½ UNDER
    9 Los Angeles Rams – 5 ½ UNDER
    8 San Francisco 49ers – 4 ½ UNDER
    7 Oakland Raiders – 9 ½ OVER
    6 Jacksonville Jaguars – 6 ½ UNDER
    5 Cleveland Browns – 4 ½ UNDER
    4 Dallas Cowboys – 9 ½ OVER
    3 Kansas City Chiefs – 9 OVER
    2 Chicago Bears – 5 ½ UNDER
    1 Cincinnati Bengals – 8 ½ UNDER

  11. 10. Falcons – Over
    9. Raiders – Over
    8. Panthers – Under
    7. Buccaneers – Over
    6. Saints – Under
    5. Colts – Under
    4. Jaguars – Under
    3. Ravens – Over
    2. Vikings – Under
    1. Eagles – Over

    Tie Breaker: 22 Wins

  12. Okay, D, Bets, Tree and Joey are all in but I still need tie breakers for some people.

    Tree, D, TJ and J-Dub all need to send me their tie-breakers.

    I’ll email you guys for a number.

  13. OK, here goes nothin’…

    10 – New York Jets – 4 ½ – UNDER
    09 – Chicago Bears – 5 ½ – UNDER
    08 – Cleveland Browns – 4 ½ – UNDER
    07 – Pittsburgh Steelers – 10 ½ – OVER
    06 – Green Bay Packers – 10 ½ – OVER
    05 – Oakland Raiders – 9 ½ – OVER
    04 – New York Giants – 8 ½ – OVER
    03 – Arizona Cardinals – 8 – OVER
    02 – New England Patriots – 12 ½ – OVER
    01 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 8 – OVER

    Tiebreaker: 22

    Thanks
    KP

  14. Probably should’ve read the rules 1st….
    10 NYJ under 4.5
    9 Car over 9
    8 SF over 4.5
    7 Ari over 8
    6 Buff under 6.5
    5 Ten over 8.8
    4 Pitt over 8
    3 Chi under 5.5
    2 Jax over 6.5
    1 GB over 10.5
    Tiebreaker: 21

  15. For What It Is Worth (nothing)…
    10 – New York Jets UNDER
    9 – Indianapolis Colts UNDER
    8 – Buffalo Bills UNDER
    7 – Jacksonville Jaguars UNDER
    6 – Atlanta Falcons OVER
    5 – Dallas Cowboys OVER
    4 – Cleveland Browns UNDER
    3 – Los Angeles Rams UNDER
    2 – Carolina Panthers UNDER
    1 – Chicago Bears UNDER
    Tie-Breaker: 21

  16. KP, Hank and Attitudes are all in.

    KP and Burnsy, welcome back to the world of the living. Good to hear from you guys.

    Hank, check your picks. You have PIT O 8 when their o/u is 10.5. Did you mean you wanted the Steelers over 10.5 or did you mean to write Philly over 8? Let me know.

    Also still need tiebreakers from some of you slackers that can’t read a rule book. I’ll be sending out emails so there’s no confusion.

    Have a great holiday weekend, gang.

  17. Hank, Teej and Dubs are all in. Still awaiting tiebreakers on Heavy D and Tree and a few other stragglers that might come strolling in.

    We currently have 12 people in the pool. Stay tuned.

  18. What the hell…here goes nothing (and I mean nothing!) just like everyone else

    10 – Jets under
    9 – Giants over
    8 – Buccaneers over
    7 – Chargers over
    6 – Colts under
    5 – Packers over
    4 – Lions over
    3 – Cowboys under
    2 – Ravens under
    1 – Falcons over

    Tiebreaker – 21

  19. Been a little off last couple but feelin’ it this year!
    10 Indy Under
    9 NYJ Under
    8 TB Over
    7 Chic Under
    6 Ariz Over
    5 Miami Under
    4 Pitts Over
    3 Oak Over
    2 Jax Under
    1 Sea Over
    Tiebreaker 21

    Enjoy the season!

  20. Everyone is officially in. Tree emailed his tie-breaker (21 games) and Ravenous and Moose are in under the wire.

    That gives us 14 total entries.

    I’ll be posting everyone’s picks for everyone to verify shortly.

    Here’s to a good football season, everyone.

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