2024 NFL Playoff Pick 'Em

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In the greatest showing in Interference Pick 'Em history, with the title wrapped up before the Superb Owl was even played, DaveC was our glorious champion last season and won a new car. Such a spectacular and dominant victory has not occurred since Cannae and will never be seen again, but alas we carry on.

2023 final standings:

1. DaveC - 131
2. Jerry Dunk - 130
3. Hewson - 126
4. mikal - 126
5. PennyLanePHINS - 126
6. iron yuppie - 126
7. U2inUtah - 125
8. phanan - 124
9. LuckyNumber7 - 124
10. Headache in a Suitcase - 123
11. GirlsAloudFan - 121

You know the drill, assign an integer from 1 to 14 for each playoff team, 14 being the highest, when a team wins you get the number of points you assigned to that particular team. Points earned are cumulative throughout the whole playoffs.

Don't forget to include a tiebreaker - total points scored in the super bowl. Second tiebreaker is order of entry (earlier submission wins), as always. Seriously guys, remember the tiebreaker. I always have to chase somebody down for it every year.

The winner of last year's consolation prize for coming closest to the total points scored in the Super Bowl was LuckyNumber7, with a guess of 69 (niceee) against 73 actual points scored. Your prize is a free copy of Kerbal Space Program 1. Visit thepiratebay.org to collect your prize.

team list
AFC
1 - Baltimore Ravens (13-4) *bye*
2 - Buffalo Bills (11-6)
3 - Kansas City Chiefs (11-6)
4 - Houston Texans (10-7)
5 - Cleveland Browns (11-6)
6 - Miami Dolphins (11-6)
7- Pittsburgh Steelers (10-7)

NFC
1 - San Francisco 49ers (13-4) *bye*
2 - Dallas Cowboys (12-5)
3 - Detroit Lions (12-5)
4 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9-8)
5 - Philadelphia Eagles (11-6)
6 - Los Angeles Rams (10-7)
7 - Green Bay Packers (9-8)

Wild Card Weekend:
Saturday
Browns at Texans, 4:30 pm
Dolphins at Chiefs, 8:15 pm

Sunday
Steelers at Bills, 1:00 pm
Packers at Cowboys, 4:30 pm
Rams at Lions, 8:15 pm

Monday
Eagles at Buccaneers, 8:15 pm

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14. 49ers
13. Ravens
12. Cowboys
11. Dolphins
10. Eagles
9. Bills
8. Rams
7. Browns
6. Chiefs
5. Lions
4. Texans
3. Bucs
2. Packers
1. Steelers

Tiebreaker: 49
 
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Don't forget to include a tiebreaker - total points scored in the super bowl. (...) Seriously guys, remember the tiebreaker. I always have to chase somebody down for it every year.

the first entry... :crack:
 
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14. Rams
13. Browns
12. Bills
11. Cowboys
10. Chiefs
9. 49ers
8. Bucs
7. Eagles
6. Dolphins
5. Lions
4. Texans
3. Packers
2. Steelers
1. Ravens

Tiebreaker: 52

I'm going to either:
A. Set the record for locking up the win the earliest ever.
2. Set the record for lowest score ever.

No in between.
 
This is beyond my present computational abilities, but given that a one seed has fewer potential games, doesn't it make strategic sense to pick non-one seeds for the top spots?
 
This is beyond my present computational abilities, but given that a one seed has fewer potential games, doesn't it make strategic sense to pick non-one seeds for the top spots?

Not if you expect the 1 seed(s) to make and/or win the Superb Owl.
They get the allotted points for each game they win, so if the Ravens win the SB, they'd get 3 times their assigned integer. Of course, a lower seed winning the SB can get 4 times their assigned integer. Its all about who you think will win.
 
14. Green Bay
13. Baltimore
12. San Fran
11. Buffalo
10. Dallas
9. Cleveland
8. Detroit
7. Kansas City
6. Los Angeles
5. Philly
4. Houston
3. Miami
2. Tampa
1. Pittsburgh

Tiebreaker - 45 Packers 24 - Baltimore 21
 
now that a few people have submitted i'll put my picks in:

14. Buffalo
13. Dallas
12. San Francisco
11. Baltimore
10. Detroit
9. Philadelphia
8. Miami
7. Houston
6. Tampa Bay
5. Los Angeles
4. Kansas City
3. Cleveland
2. Green Bay
1. Pittsburgh

Tiebreaker - 57
 
This is beyond my present computational abilities, but given that a one seed has fewer potential games, doesn't it make strategic sense to pick non-one seeds for the top spots?

if you think someone from the wild card round is going to advance to the superb owl, there's certainly a strategy where it makes more sense to give that team a higher point total than the opponent who has a bye, even if you think the team with the bye is going to win.
 
Shoutout to Dave for the uber-nerdy Punic Wars reference.

14. Ravens
13. Cowboys
12. 49ers
11. Bills
10. Lions
9. Dolphins
8. Texans
7. Bucs
6. Rams
5. Packers
4. Browns
3. Chiefs
2. Eagles
1. Steelers

Tie: 47
 
14. Ravens
13. 49ers
12. Cowboys
11. Bills
10. Dolphins
9. Lions
8. Chiefs
7. Eagles
6. Browns
5. Rams
4. Texans
3. Bucs
2. Packers
1. Steelers

Tiebreaker: 48
 
I just realized that the final standings chart in the first post was actually the standings as of championship week (pre-SB), not the final tally.

revised 2023 final standings:

1. DaveC - 143
2. Jerry Dunk - 141
3. PennyLanePHINS - 140
4. iron yuppie - 140
5. U2inUtah - 139
6. mikal - 138
7. Hewson - 137
8. phanan - 136
9. LuckyNumber7 - 136
10. Headache in a Suitcase - 135
11. GirlsAloudFan - 133
 
LN7, GAF, and JD aren't around here much these days - if anyone is connected to any of them on other social medias please let them know that they have until kickoff tomorrow to make picks, if they want in again.
 
standings after SUPER wild card weekend:

Headache in a Suitcase - 46
mikal - 46
iron yuppie - 44
DaveC - 43
phanan - 43
Hewson - 42
PennyLanePHINS - 37
U2inUtah - 29
 
standings after divisional weekend:

Headache in a Suitcase - 90
phanan - 87
mikal - 86
iron yuppie - 83
PennyLanePHINS - 81
DaveC - 80
Hewson - 67
U2inUtah - 67
 
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