Magic Bullet or Loogie Theory – League of DYKS NFL Picks Week 17

The final regular season week of the NFL season and a lot is on the line for our “Do You Know Sports” guys (acronym is DYKS pronounced DICKS) as all the games will be chosen this week. The regular season championship is at stake this week. The season had 16 guest’s try their best to top our crew of DYKS and the top 4 return this week to pick all the games with the top prognosticator this week getting the opportunity to be in the guest spot the entire playoff’s and try to steal the DYKS playoff pool money. All our participants will also predict the total passing yards Teddy Bridgewater and Aaron Rodgers will combine for in the Sunday Night Game of the Week.

Cousin James “Greenwell39” streak of 13 weeks in the top spot ended as he went 1-4 this past week and dropped all the way into a tie for 3rd place. Jim “EC Bronco” Wilcox enjoyed an overtime victory by the Broncos, a 5-0 week and moved into 2nd place. Jerry “Jonuts” Jose despite a 2-3 week jumped into the top spot. Joel “the Joker” Belanger with a 2-3 week remained in third place, with all 16 games in play this week even a bottom feeder like myself and Ed “the Bear” Quick have a chance to reach the top spot. The reality is it might take a magic bullet or loogie for the “Bear” or myself to leap frog all those in front of us  but just like the Colts we still have a chance, sort of.

A regular season champion will based on top winning percentage in weeks 1-17. (Determined this week)

A playoff champion will be decided on best winning percentage during the playoff’s. (Determined after Super Bowl 50)

The overall champion will be determined by the highest winning percentage based on regular season + playoff’s + pre-season predictions. (Determined after Super Bowl 50)

Most of the NFL teams that are going to make the playoff’s have already qualified. The exception are the Jets and Steelers. The scenario for these two teams is simple a Jets win and they are in and for Steelers to get in they need to win and hope the Jets lose. If both teams lose the Jets get the wild card.

The AFC South is basically the Texans but we do have the “Magic Bullet Theory” or for those Seinfeld fans the “Magic Loogie Theory” that would allow the Colts to make the playoff’s. The Colts would need to win versus the Titans and the Texans would need to lose to the Jaguars. That is not really a big stretch of the imagination to occur but, the next series of event that have to occur for the Colts to qualify is very creative. The Colts need to tie the Texans in the strength of victory tiebreaker then needs to beat the Texans in in the strength of schedule tie breaker. Now we get the Magic Loogie, the Colts need the following five teams to win: Ravens, Falcons, Bills, Broncos, and Dolphins. The second set of teams need to also win or tie the Raiders and Steelers. (special note: they can’t have both the Raiders and Steelers tie only one can tie. If both tie they are out) That there is one “Magic Loogie” we have not seen since June 14th, 1987 courtesy of one Keith Hernandez.

 

The Picks: Last Week 5-11 ,  overall 123-117. “The Joker” last week 6-10,  overall 125-115. You can hear all “the Joker” picks on the Jeffrey Belanger Podcast.

Favorite spread Underdog
Bears 1.5 Lions
Cowboys 3.5 Skins
Bengals 7.5 Ravens
Texans 6.5 Jaguars
Colts 6.5 Titans
Giants 3.5 Eagles
Falcons 4.5 Saints
Jets 3.5 Bills
Patriots 9.5 Dolphins
Steelers 10.5 Browns
Rams 3.5 49ers
Panthers 10.5 Bucs
Chiefs 6.5 Raiders
Broncos 7.5 Chargers
Cardinals 4.5 Seahawks
Packers 3.5 Vikings
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Week 17 Picks

Do You Know Sports Guy The Worm AK47 East Coast Bronco MJ Madness Greenwell 39 Guest – Jay “Fittsy”
Game 1 Bears -1.5 Lions +1.5 Lions +1.5 Lions +1.5 Lions +1.5 Bears -1.5
Game 2 Skins +3.5 Cowboys -3.5 Skins +3.5 Skins +3.5 Skins +3.5 Skins +3.5
Game 3 Ravens +7.5 Bengals -7.5 Ravens +7.5 Ravens +7.5 Bengals -7.5 Bengals -7.5
Game 4 Jaguars +6.5 Jaguars +6.5 Jaguars +6.5 Texans -6.5 Texans -6.5 Texans -6.5
Game 5 Colts -6.5 Titans +6.5 Colts -6.5 Colts -6.5 Colts -6.5 Colts -6.5
Game 6 Eagles +3.5 Eagles +3.5 Giants -3.5 Giants -3.5 Eagles +3.5 Giants -3.5
Game 7 Saints +4.5 Falcons -4.5 Falcons -4.5 Saints +4.5 Falcons -4.5 Falcons -4.5
Game 8 Jets -3.5 Bills +3.5 Bills +3.5 Jets -3.5 Jets -3.5 Bills +3.5
Game 9 Dolphins +9.5 Dolphins +9.5 Dolphins +9.5 Dolphins +9.5 Dolphins +9.5 Patriots -9.5
Game 10 Steelers -10.5 Steelers -10.5 Browns +10.5 Steelers -10.5 Steelers -10.5 Steelers -10.5
Game 11 49ers +3.5 49ers +3.5 Rams -3.5 49ers +3.5 Rams -3.5 Rams -3.5
Game 12 Panthers -10.5 Bucs +10.5 Bucs +10.5 Panthers -10.5 Bucs +10.5 Panthers -10.5
Game 13 Raiders +6.5 Chiefs -6.5 Chiefs -6.5 Raiders +6.5 Raiders +6.5 Chiefs -6.5
Game 14 Broncos -7.5 Broncos -7.5 Chargers +7.5 Broncos -7.5 Chargers +7.5 Broncos -7.5
Game 15 Cardinals -4.5 Seahawks +4.5 Cardinals -4.5 Seahawks +4.5 Cardinals -4.5 Cardinals -4.5
Game 16 Packers -3.5 Packers -3.5 Vikings +3.5 Packers -3.5 Packers -3.5 Packers -3.5
pass yds. 500 615 456 590 515 505
Do You Know Sports Guy The Joker Bear Jonuts Guest – “E$” Wilcox Guest – Ray K Guest – Steve Cervizzi Jr.
Game 1 Bears -1.5 Bears -1.5 Bears -1.5 Lions +1.5 Bears -1.5 Lions +1.5
Game 2 Skins +3.5 Cowboys -3.5 Skins +3.5 Cowboys -3.5 Cowboys -3.5 Cowboys -3.5
Game 3 Ravens +7.5 Bengals -7.5 Bengals -7.5 Ravens +7.5 Bengals -7.5 Bengals -7.5
Game 4 Jaguars +6.5 Jaguars -6.5 Jags +6.5 Jaguars +6.5 Texans -6.5 Texans -6.5
Game 5 Titans +6.5 Titans 6.5 Colts -6.5 Colts -6.5 Colts -6.5 Titans +6.5
Game 6 Giants -3.5 Giants -3.5 Giants -3.5 Giants -3.5 Eagles +3.5 Giants -3.5
Game 7 Falcons -4.5 Falcons -4.5 Falcons -4.5 Falcons -4.5 Falcons -4.5 Falcons -4.5
Game 8 Jets -3.5 Jets -3.5 Bills +3.5 Bills +3.5 Bills +3.5 Bills +3.5
Game 9 Patriots -9.5 Dolphins +9.5 Dolphins +9.5 Dolphins +9.5 Patriots -9.5 Patriots -9.5
Game 10 Steelers -10.5 Browns +10.5 Browns +10.5 Browns +10.5 Steelers -10.5 Steelers -10.5
Game 11 Rams -3.5 Rams -3.5 Rams-3.5 49ers +3.5 49ers +3.5 Rams -3.5
Game 12 Panthers -10.5 Bucs +10.5 Bucs +10.5 Bucs +10.5 Panthers -10.5 Panthers -10.5
Game 13 Chiefs -6.5 Raiders +6.5 Chiefs -6.5 Raiders +6.5 Chiefs -6.5 Chiefs -6.5
Game 14 Broncos -7.5 Broncos -7.5 Broncos -7.5 Broncos -7.5 Chargers +7.5 Broncos -7.5
Game 15 Cardinals -4.5 Seahawks +4.5 Seahawks +4.5 Seahawks +4.5 Cardinals -4.5 Cardinals -4.5
Game 16 Packers -3.5 Vikings +3.5 Packers -3.5 Packers-3.5 Packers -3.5 Vikings +3.5
pass yds 527 480 465 425 617 447

League of DYKS Standings

Last Week Name W L Ovr W Pct.
2-3 Jonuts 38 31 0.551
5-0 East Coast Bronco 44 37 0.543
2-3 The Joker 45 38 0.542
1-4 Greenwell 39 45 38 0.542
3-2 MJ Madness 43 38 0.531
1-4 AK47 43 39 0.524
2-3 The Worm 41 40 0.506
2-3 Bear 37 45 0.451
1-4 Guest 34 45 0.430

Guest Standings – Top 4 (including ties) qualify for week 17 playoff

Week Guest Records W L Ovr W Pct.
14 **Ethan Wilcox 5 0 1.000
2 **Steve Cervizzi Jr. 4 1 0.800
7 **Ray Kandolin 3 1 0.750
5 **Jay Fitts 3 1 0.750
13 John Bolduc 3 2 0.600
12 Paul Vallone 4 4 0.500
4 Jim Cardin/Wayne Turner 2 2 0.500
11 Brian Bisson 2 3 0.400
6 Buck Spruell 2 3 0.400
1 Ray Elliott 2 3 0.400
3 Keith Rice 1 3 0.250
16 Jesse Buck 1 4 0.200
15 Rich Zalusky 1 4 0.200
8 Steve Gonzales 1 4 0.200
10 Steve Cervizzi Sr. 0 5 0.000
9 Mike Pehowdy 0 5 0.000

Week 16 Results

Do You Know Sports Guy The Worm AK47 East Coast Bronco MJ Madness Greenwell 39
Game 1 Chargers +5.5 Steelers -10.5 Skins +3.5 Skins +3.5 Seahawks -13.5
Game 2 49ers +8.5 Texans +4.5 Rams +13.5 Jets +3.5 Jaguars +3.5
Game 3 Dolphins +3.5 Seahawks -13.5 Cardinals -4.5 Dolphins +3.5 Cardinals -4.5
Game 4 Panthers -7.5 Panthers -7.5 Falcons +7.5 Bills -6.5 Chiefs -12.5
Game 5 Texans +4.5 Packers +4.5 Browns +12.5 Packers +4.5 Broncos -3.5
Do You Know Sports Guy The Joker Bear Jonuts Jesse “MVP” Buck
Game 1 Skins +3.5 Steelers -10.5 Packers +4.5 Raiders -5.5
Game 2 Texans +4.5 Cardinals -4.5 Texans +4.5 Jaguars +3.5
Game 3 Pats -3.5 Falcons +7.5 Broncos -3.5 Panthers -7.5
Game 4 Panthers -7.5 Cowboys +6.5 Falcons +7.5 Broncos -3.5
Game 5 Bucs -3.5 Giants +6.5 Jaguars +3.5 Ravens +10.5

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