SportsChump’s Tenth Annual NFL Over/Under Pick ‘Em Contest

We’re going to make this one short and sweet, folks, since our clock is ticking.  The NFL season is almost upon us. 

As many of you know, for the past ten years, I’ve hosted an Over/Under pick ‘em contest on this website.  This year will be no exception.

Since the NFL currently plans to proceed with its season, without fans in the stands, we’re going to proceed with our annual over/under game. 

We football fans are hoping the season goes off without a hitch.  Some of us are even hoping to sneak into a stadium before it’s all said and done.

Here at SportsChump, for the sake of this contest, we are going to assume all will go on as scheduled so get your predictions ready.

Before you do, however, first a look at last year’s results.  In reverse order, out of a possible 55 points:

J-Dub – 14 (Picking up the rear as usual.)

SportsChump – 17 (My low score explains why I lost so much money ATS last year.)

Sauze Bauze – 26 (Near the bottom but considerably better than the host.  Then again, who wasn’t?)

BNRMoose – 29 (Approaching respectability.)

Speedbeagle – 31 (As always, proving she’s not just about NASCAR.)

Joseph Mills – 32 (Betting on the Bears and Falcons to finish over is never good advice.)

Fibbs – 32 (Glad he got out of the ticket sales game while he had the chance.)

Ravenous – 35 (Ravenous… but not ravenous enough.)

Heavy D – 38 (How many times have you finished second in this thing, D?  Always a bridesmaid.)

And our winner and FIRST EVER TWO-TIME CHAMPION OF THIS CONTEST…. GIVE IT UP FOR KP!!!!

KP tallied 48 points, only missing on three teams (Chargers, Panthers and Falcons all over) but made sure they were all for low points.  Congratulations, sir.  Care to go for three?  I’ll email you with the particulars.

If you’ve entered this contest before, you know the rules.  If you haven’t, here ya’ go.

Every year, Vegas releases its projected over/under for NFL team win totals.  Your job here is to select ten teams and assign them confidence points (ten being the most) for whether you think their win total will be over or under Vegas’ projected number.  List your predictions in the comments section below.

Here are your projected win totals for 2020:

Kansas City Chiefs           11.5

Baltimore Ravens            11.5

San Francisco 49ers        10.5

New Orleans Saints        10

Dallas Cowboys               10

Tampa Bay Buccaneers  9.5

New England Patriots     9.5

Philadelphia Eagles         9.5

Pittsburgh Steelers         9.5

Buffalo Bills                      9

Green Bay Packers          9

Seattle Seahawks            9

Indianapolis Colts           9

Minnesota Vikings          9

Tennessee Titans            8.5

Cleveland Browns           8

Los Angeles Rams           8

Chicago Bears                  8

Denver Broncos               8

Los Angeles Chargers     7.5

Atlanta Falcons               7.5

Houston Texans               7.5

Arizona Cardinals            7.5

Las Vegas Raiders           7.5

New York Jets                  7

Detroit Lions                    6.5

New York Giants             6.5

Miami Dolphins               6

Carolina Panthers           5.5

Cincinnati Bengals          5.5

Washington Redskins     5

Jacksonville Jaguars        4.5

Please get your picks in by kick-off of the first game.  As always, include your tie-breaker with your picks, which is the total wins combined by all three Florida teams.

Best of luck to you all.  Happy tenth anniversary and happy football season!

19 thoughts on “SportsChump’s Tenth Annual NFL Over/Under Pick ‘Em Contest

  1. 10. Texans – Over
    9. Bears – Under
    8. 49ers – Under
    7. Chargers – Under
    6. Jaguars – Over
    5. Jets – Under
    4. Chiefs – Over
    3. Lions – Over
    2. Titans – Over
    1. Dolphins – Under

    Tie-Breaker: 21 Wins

  2. Kansas City Chiefs 11.5 Over

    Baltimore Ravens 11.5 Under

    San Francisco 49ers 10.5 Under

    New Orleans Saints 10 Over

    Dallas Cowboys 10 Over

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9.5 Under

    New England Patriots 9.5 Over

    Philadelphia Eagles 9.5 Under

    Pittsburgh Steelers 9.5 Over

    Buffalo Bills 9 Under

    Green Bay Packers 9 Under

    Seattle Seahawks 9 Over

    Indianapolis Colts 9 Over

    Minnesota Vikings 9 Over

    Tennessee Titans 8.5 Over

    Cleveland Browns 8 Over

    Los Angeles Rams 8 Under

    Chicago Bears 8 Under

    Denver Broncos 8 Over

    Los Angeles Chargers 7.5 Over

    Atlanta Falcons 7.5 Under

    Houston Texans 7.5 Over

    Arizona Cardinals 7.5 Over

    Las Vegas Raiders 7.5 Over

    New York Jets 7 Under

    Detroit Lions 6.5 Under

    New York Giants 6.5 Under

    Miami Dolphins 6 Over

    Carolina Panthers 5.5 Under

    Cincinnati Bengals 5.5 Over

    Washington Redskins 5 Under

    Jacksonville Jaguars 4.5 Under

    Florida Football teams will win a combined 17 games.

  3. Just call me the Joe Biden of your contests. I’d try to smell your hair if you had any.

    10) Los Angeles Rams – 8: Under
    9) Cleveland Browns – 8: Under
    8) New England Patriots – 9.5: Under
    7) Washington Redskins – 5: Under
    6) Tennessee Titans – 8.5: Over
    5) San Francisco 49ers – 10.5: Over
    4) Houston Texans – 7.5: Over
    3) Dallas Cowboys – 10: Under
    2) New Orleans Saints – 10: Over
    1) Cincinnati Bengals – 5.5 Under

  4. 10 Kansas City OVER

    9 Baltimore. OVER

    8 Seattle. OVER

    7 Tampa Bay OVER

    6 New England. UNDER

    5 Cleveland OVER

    4 Jacksonville. OVER

    3 Washington. OVER

    2 Arizona. UNDER

    1 Las Vegas OVER

    Tie-breaker. 24

  5. 10. Bucs – over 9.5
    9. Seahawks – over 9
    8. Chiefs – over 11.5
    7. 49er’s – under 10.5
    6. Packers – over 9
    5. Saints – over 10
    4. Cowboys – under 10
    3. Patriots – under 9.5
    2. Dolphins – under 6
    1. Jags – over 4.5

    20 wins for the Florida teams and 1,000 lies for Trump by election day.

  6. 10. Jacksonville Jaguars (4.5 Wins – UNDER)
    9. Green Bay Packers (9 Wins – OVER)
    8. Indianapolis Colts (9 Wins – OVER)
    7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9.5 Wins – OVER)
    6. New Orleans Saints (10 Wins – OVER)
    5. New England Patriots (9.5 Wins – OVER)
    4. Pittsburgh Steelers (9.5 Wins – OVER)
    3. Washington Football Team (5 Wins – OVER)
    2. Houston Texans (7.5 Wins – OVER)
    1. Los Angeles Chargers (7.5 Wins – UNDER)
    Tiebreaker – 19

  7. 1 . Dolphins – Over
    2. Chargers – Under
    3. 49’ers – Under
    4. Saints – Over
    5. Patriots – Under
    6. Steelers – Over
    7. Bears – Under
    8. Jets – Under
    9.Ravens – Under
    10. Colts – Over

    Tiebreaker – 24 wins

  8. Here I go again:

    10 Denver Broncos 8 Over
    9 Seattle Seahawks 9 Over
    8 Tennessee Titans 8.5 Over
    7 Los Angeles Rams 8 Under
    6 Philadelphia Eagles 9.5 Under
    5 Houston Texans 7.5 Over
    4 Arizona Cardinals 7.5 Over
    3 New York Jets 7 Under
    2 Dallas Cowboys 10 Over
    1 New York Giants 6.5 Under

    Florida Men will combine for 17 wins.

  9. 10 Kansas City Chiefs 11.5 Over
    9 New Orleans Saints 10 Over
    8 Chicago Bears 8 Under
    7 Houston Texans 7.5 Over
    6 Carolina Panthers 5.5 Under
    5 Minnesota Vikings 9 Over
    4 Denver Broncos 8 under
    3 Buffalo Bills 9 Over
    2 Philadelphia Eagles 9.5 Under
    1 Dallas Cowboys 10 Over

  10. Saints Under 5
    Bucs Over 10
    Pats Over 6
    Eagles Under 4
    Steelers over 9
    Browns Over 5
    chargers over 2
    Cardinals Over 3
    Jets Over 8
    Redskins Under 1
    Tie Breaker 20

  11. Okay…. First things first.

    Welcome (and welcome back) to all those who have put in their picks.

    In without a hitch are…

    Joey Mills
    J-Dub
    Speedbeagle
    Deacon Blues
    KP
    TJ (albeit overzealously so)
    and
    Sauze Bauze

    I have questions for Moose and Fibbs…

    Moose, you listed your picks in reverse order. So my question is, are you assigning ten points to the team your most confident about, for that’s how this contest runs? See what I mean? Are you more confident about the Dolphins going over (your 1) or the Colts going over (your 10). I’ll e-mail ya’.

    And Fibbsy, good sir, your technique has gotten the better of you. You wagered five points on both the Brownies and the Saints but have no seven-pointer. Which team do you want seven points on?

  12. And here, are your winning picks.

    10 – Seattle Over
    9 – Zona Under
    8 – Bucs Over
    7 – Rams Under
    6 – GB Over
    5 – Hou Over
    4 – Pit Over
    3 – LAC Under
    2 – Jets Under
    1 – Min Over

    Tie breaker: Miami, Jacksonville and Tampa Bay will win a combined 22 games… with the Bucs (yay!) amassing most of those.

  13. Sorry SC – Just reverse the order of the numbers – 10 CP’s on the Dolphins , 9 CP’s on the Chargers and so on down the line. Sorry for the confusion.

  14. Ok, throwing my hat in the game…
    10. Jets – under
    9. Bucs – over
    8. Bills – over
    7. Steelers – over
    6. Seahawks – over
    5. Cowboys – under
    4. Vikings – over
    3. Broncos – under
    2. Cardinals – under
    1. Colts – over

  15. It’s quite obvious that the state of Florida should only have two professional teams that anyone ever thinks about: Miami Heat and Tampa Bay Lightning. Here’s to hoping that Tom Brady and Gronkowski increase that total to three.

  16. BCole is in which officially gives us 11 entries on the season. Not a bad turn out considering we’re in the midst of a pandemic and everyone hates sports for being too outspoken.

    BCole… I need your tie-breaker… and how are you gonna choose the Vikings over in the season when they got rid of your boy, Stefon Diggs.

    By the looks of their 1-2 start, it looks like they’re missing him already.

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