Last updated: 31 Jan 2002 
 
 2001 NFL Picks Contest Week 16
 
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Kerry
152-81
Phil
151-82
Shannon
149-84
Susan
145-88
Alan
143-90
Tony
143-90
Jay
141-92
Brad
139-94
Cody
135-98
Satish
134-99
Ray
128-105
Beth
127-106
You would have thought that upsets would be few and far between at this point in the season. But they were back as if it were week 6. Cincinnati, Cleveland, Buffalo, Dallas, and Washington nailed most of us by beating their favored opponents. The only truly reliable teams this week turned out to be the Bears, Packers, Rams, Dolphins, and Eagles. To wit, there was plenty of red ink spilled all over this page this week. But Alan sorted it all out as he beat us all over the head with a 13-2 record. His strategy? Simply pick the team that would come alphabetically before the other in each contest. Bills or Jets? Bills! Bengals or Steelers? Bengals! Cowboys or Forty-Niners? Cowboys! Looks easy, right? Let's see if he pulls the same stunt next week and comes out smelling like roses. As for everyone else, it seems that those who had a modest overall record (Susan, Cody, Beth, Satish, Ray) did pretty well this week, while others near the top of the rankings (Kerry, Phil, Shannon, Tony) had the rug pulled out from under them. Only one full week remains, and Kerry now owns only a one-game lead over second place.

Alan
This week: 13 - 2 ..... Overall: 143 - 90
Baltimore at Tampa Bay
Arizona at Carolina
Atlanta at Miami
Buffalo at NY Jets
Chicago at Detroit
Cleveland at Tennessee
Indianapolis at St. Louis
Kansas City at Jacksonville
Minnesota at Green Bay
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati
San Francisco at Dallas
NY Giants at Philadelphia
Oakland at Denver
Seattle at San Diego
Washington at New Orleans

Susan
This week: 10 - 5 ..... Overall: 145 - 88
Baltimore at Tampa Bay
Arizona at Carolina
Atlanta at Miami
Buffalo at NY Jets
Chicago at Detroit
Cleveland at Tennessee
Indianapolis at St. Louis
Kansas City at Jacksonville
Minnesota at Green Bay
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati
San Francisco at Dallas
NY Giants at Philadelphia
Oakland at Denver
Seattle at San Diego
Washington at New Orleans

Cody
This week: 9 - 6 ..... Overall: 135 - 98
Baltimore at Tampa Bay
Arizona at Carolina
Atlanta at Miami
Buffalo at NY Jets
Chicago at Detroit
Cleveland at Tennessee
Indianapolis at St. Louis
Kansas City at Jacksonville
Minnesota at Green Bay
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati
San Francisco at Dallas
NY Giants at Philadelphia
Oakland at Denver
Seattle at San Diego
Washington at New Orleans

Phil
This week: 8 - 7 ..... Overall: 151 - 82
Baltimore at Tampa Bay
Arizona at Carolina
Atlanta at Miami
Buffalo at NY Jets
Chicago at Detroit
Cleveland at Tennessee
Indianapolis at St. Louis
Kansas City at Jacksonville
Minnesota at Green Bay
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati
San Francisco at Dallas
NY Giants at Philadelphia
Oakland at Denver
Seattle at San Diego
Washington at New Orleans

Jay
This week: 7 - 8 ..... Overall: 141 - 92
Baltimore at Tampa Bay
Arizona at Carolina
Atlanta at Miami
Buffalo at NY Jets
Chicago at Detroit
Cleveland at Tennessee
Indianapolis at St. Louis
Kansas City at Jacksonville
Minnesota at Green Bay
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati
San Francisco at Dallas
NY Giants at Philadelphia
Oakland at Denver
Seattle at San Diego
Washington at New Orleans

Kerry
This week: 6 - 9 ..... Overall: 152 - 81
Baltimore at Tampa Bay
Arizona at Carolina
Atlanta at Miami
Buffalo at NY Jets
Chicago at Detroit
Cleveland at Tennessee
Indianapolis at St. Louis
Kansas City at Jacksonville
Minnesota at Green Bay
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati
San Francisco at Dallas
NY Giants at Philadelphia
Oakland at Denver
Seattle at San Diego
Washington at New Orleans

Kerry: (commenting on CLE/TEN) "Cleveland's only chance is to bring their fans to the game and have them pelt the Tennessee players with beer bottles."
(and commenting on IND/STL) "St Louis - Future S.B. champ - and one of fifteen teams with official Alan Sneary Bandwagons."
Division games are in italic olive.

Sat. Night: Ravens vs. Buccaneers
10 at 22

Cardinals vs. Panthers
30 at 7

Falcons vs. Dolphins
14 at 21

Bills vs. Jets
14 at 9

Bears vs. Lions
24 at 0

Browns vs. Titans
41 at 38

Colts vs. Rams
17 at 42

Chiefs vs. Jaguars
30 at 26

Vikings vs. Packers
13 at 24

Steelers vs. Bengals
23 at 26

49ers vs. Cowboys
21 at 27

Giants vs. Eagles
21 at 24

Raiders vs. Broncos
17 at 23

Seahawks vs. Chargers
25 at 22

Sun. Night: Redskins vs. Saints
40 at 10

Open week: New England

Email quotes from the week:

Phil: (commenting on SF/DAL) "I hate them both, but somebody has to win."

Tony: "With a crappy week last week, barring a miracle I'm out of it."

Cody: "Here are my picks for this week, however, I don't know the point of this, seeing how I have about the same chance of winning this contest as Tampa Bay has winning a playoff spot this week (they have to win and everyone else has to lose, right!?)"

Ray
This week: 10 - 5 ... Overall: 128 - 105
Baltimore at Tampa Bay
Arizona at Carolina
Atlanta at Miami
Buffalo at NY Jets
Chicago at Detroit
Cleveland at Tennessee
Indianapolis at St. Louis
Kansas City at Jacksonville
Minnesota at Green Bay
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati
San Francisco at Dallas
NY Giants at Philadelphia
Oakland at Denver
Seattle at San Diego
Washington at New Orleans

Beth
This week: 9 - 6 ... Overall: 127 - 106
Baltimore at Tampa Bay
Arizona at Carolina
Atlanta at Miami
Buffalo at NY Jets
Chicago at Detroit
Cleveland at Tennessee
Indianapolis at St. Louis
Kansas City at Jacksonville
Minnesota at Green Bay
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati
San Francisco at Dallas
NY Giants at Philadelphia
Oakland at Denver
Seattle at San Diego
Washington at New Orleans

Satish
This week: 9 - 6 ..... Overall: 134 - 99
Baltimore at Tampa Bay
Arizona at Carolina
Atlanta at Miami
Buffalo at NY Jets
Chicago at Detroit
Cleveland at Tennessee
Indianapolis at St. Louis
Kansas City at Jacksonville
Minnesota at Green Bay
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati
San Francisco at Dallas
NY Giants at Philadelphia
Oakland at Denver
Seattle at San Diego
Washington at New Orleans

Brad
This week: 7 - 8 ..... Overall: 139 - 94
Baltimore at Tampa Bay
Arizona at Carolina
Atlanta at Miami
Buffalo at NY Jets
Chicago at Detroit
Cleveland at Tennessee
Indianapolis at St. Louis
Kansas City at Jacksonville
Minnesota at Green Bay
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati
San Francisco at Dallas
NY Giants at Philadelphia
Oakland at Denver
Seattle at San Diego
Washington at New Orleans

Shannon
This week: 7 - 8 ..... Overall: 149 - 84
Baltimore at Tampa Bay
Arizona at Carolina
Atlanta at Miami
Buffalo at NY Jets
Chicago at Detroit
Cleveland at Tennessee
Indianapolis at St. Louis
Kansas City at Jacksonville
Minnesota at Green Bay
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati
San Francisco at Dallas
NY Giants at Philadelphia
Oakland at Denver
Seattle at San Diego
Washington at New Orleans

Tony
This week: 5 - 10 ..... Overall: 143 - 90
Baltimore at Tampa Bay
Arizona at Carolina
Atlanta at Miami
Buffalo at NY Jets
Chicago at Detroit
Cleveland at Tennessee
Indianapolis at St. Louis
Kansas City at Jacksonville
Minnesota at Green Bay
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati
San Francisco at Dallas
NY Giants at Philadelphia
Oakland at Denver
Seattle at San Diego
Washington at New Orleans

Kerry: "Well, I guess Cleveland brought fans with them and pelted the Tennessee players. I got hit over the head with a bottle too. 6 wins 9 losses???? Hey, I'm keeping it interesting. Phil is only one behind me. Tight race. Alan, I still say Susan will finish ahead of you. I might not though."
 

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