How does it work?: The NFL regular season runs from early September to the beginning of January. There are 17 weeks in total with the number of games varying depending on which teams are on byes. Each week there is also a score tiebreaker for one of the games. The following is an explanation of the scoring breakdown:
Each week the contestant is provided with the week’s games and must pick the winner of each. Every game must then be assigned a point value between 1 and however many games there are in that given week (16 when there are no byes).
Strategy: Our numbers below are based on the strategy of maximizing score. Thus, we always take the favorites (or the side with the highest % chance of winning the proposition.)
Week 2 Pigskin Pick’em Analysis
Last Week (Week 1): Straight Up: 9-6-1, Points: 83.
2017-2018 Season: Straight Up: 180-76, Points: 1537.
2016-2017 Season: Straight Up: 153-85-2 (64.3%), Points: 1288.
2015-2016 Season: Straight Up: 162-94 (63.3%).
|Week 1||Philadelphia Eagles||59.3%||6||Win|
|Week 1||Baltimore Ravens||72.7%||13||Win|
|Week 1||Indianapolis Colts||57%||4||Loss|
|Week 1||Pittsburgh Steelers||68.3%||10||Loss|
|Week 1||Tennessee Titans||52.2%||2||Loss|
|Week 1||Minnesota Vikings||71.8%||11||Win|
|Week 1||New England Patriots||73.6%||14||Win|
|Week 1||New Orleans Saints||78.9%||16||Loss|
|Week 1||Jacksonville Jaguars||57.9%||5||Win|
|Week 1||Los Angeles Chargers||63.4%||9||Loss|
|Week 1||Carolina Panthers||60.8%||7||Win|
|Week 1||Denver Broncos||55.8%||3||Win|
|Week 1||Arizona Cardinals||50.6%||1||Loss|
|Week 1||Green Bay Packers||73.9%||15||Win|
|Week 1||Detroit Lions||72.5%||12||Loss|
|Week 1||Los Angeles Rams||61.6%||8||Win|