Sports Picks – Jan. 22nd, 2017

Football/Sports Update – Jan. 22nd, 2017

We’re down to the last three weeks of the football season – then boredom (and Hockey – something we enjoy but don’t follow as much) until baseball returns. (There’s also Nascar, but that’s not necessarily something worthy of a blog post alone – or is it?) Who are we picking?

  • Applebee’s Football Picks – Post Season:

    Each week during the regular season the Applebee’s where I am from has a weekly $10 gift certificate for everyone who picks 5 winning teams of that week. They can pick any team they choose, though all 5 of their picks have to win to win the certificate. For the post season, however, they do things a little different – and because I don’t know how they will do it yet, I can’t go too far! So, when we post our records for our previous week you’ll also be informed of what variations were made to our final picks. (Usually it’s in the form of points – but, because there’s no real affiliation with them, there’s no way to know for sure!)

    Our Divisional Week Picks were:

    Amanda’s Divisional Week Picks – and the teams I played last week – are:

    • New England Patriots beat the Houston Texans
    • Kansas City Chiefs lost it the Pittsburgh Steelers: This wouldn’t have mattered much if it had been the first game. It being the final one, however, it sucked.
    • Atlanta Falcons beat the Seattle Seahawks
    • Green Bay Packers beat the Dallas Cowboys

    Her post season record is 6-2, with a 3-1 record last week. Combined with her regular season, She’s 11-2.

    My Divisional Week Picks are:

    • New England Patriots beat the Houston Texans
    • Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Kansas City Chiefs
    • Seattle Seahawks lost to the Atlanta Falcons
    • Green Bay Packers beat the Dallas Cowboys: Glad I made a last-minute change.

    My post season record worsened to 6-2 as well, with 3-1 this week. Due to it being a tie this week, Amanda maintains control again.

    Our post season record is 0-2 this week.

    Amanda’s Championship Week Picks – and the teams we’re playing this week – are:

    • New England Patriots over the Pittsburgh Steelers
    • Green Bay Packers over the Atlanta Falcons

    My Championship Picks are:

    • New England Patriots over the Pittsburgh Steelers: I REALLY WANT to be wrong on this – but everything I look for, from home field advantage to statistics to current trends, indicate the Patriots as the team to beat yet again.
    • Green Bay Packers over the Atlanta Falcons: I’m uncomfortable with this choice given I had watched the Packers almost collapse and blowing an 18 point lead, but I think Green Bay’s third down conversion rate beats Atlanta’s points per game.

    (Yes, we both picked the same teams – sorry, wrote this before her and I had discussed it, and as such I just left it the same – an odd coincidence.)

Will our heads or our hearts win? We’ll soon find out. See you next week!

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