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Beat the Spread Challenge: Week 7

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Jacksonville Jaguars v Dallas Cowboys Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

How to play

Here is the way this game works. I will supply the Sunday and Monday matchups. With each matchup will be the line as of the last 24 hours. What you need to do is:

Step 1. Pick 3 teams who are NOT the favorites that you think will cover the spread

Step 2. Well…that’s it.

What you are trying to do, is select the three teams most likely to beat the spread. You will get the points POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE that each team earns vs. the Spread. Have I lost you yet?

Effective Week 6 forward: I am officially assessing a 5 point penalty to each week you do NOT pick to compensate for the slaughter that is staying in this game week in and week out. We all suffer through this together!

Week 6 notable stats

  • 8 games netted positive amounts (vs. 7 in Week 4)
  • 6 games netted negative amounts (vs. 7 in Week 4)
  • Biggest variances: Cleveland Browns had a -23 and conversely the Cowboys had a 36 point swing.

BTS Week 6 results

Week 6 Favorite Underdog Pt Fav Under Outcome Feslen Pete Mark Salti Paddi Sixtus
Week 6 Favorite Underdog Pt Fav Under Outcome Feslen Pete Mark Salti Paddi Sixtus
ATL -3 Atlanta Falcons Tampa Bay Buccaneers -3 34 29 -2
CIN -2 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers -2 21 28 9 9
LAC -1 Los Angeles Chargers Cleveland Browns -1 38 14 -23 -23
SEA -2.5 Seattle Seahawks Oakland Raiders -2.5 27 3 -21.5 -21.5
CHI -3.5 Chicago Bears Miami Dolphins -3.5 28 31 6.5
MIN -10 Minnesota Vikings Arizona Cardinals -10 27 17 0 0
NYJ -2.5 New York Jets Indianapolis Colts -2.5 42 34 -5.5 -5.5
WSH -1 Washington Redskins Carolina Panthers -1 23 17 -5 -5
HOU -10 Houston Texans Buffalo Bills -10 20 13 3 3 3
LAR -7 Los Angeles Rams Denver Broncos -7 23 20 4 4
JAX -3 Jacksonville Jaguars Dallas Cowboys -3 7 40 36 36
BAL -2.5 Baltimore Ravens Tennessee Titans -2.5 21 0 -18.5
NE -3.5 New England Patriots Kansas City Chiefs -3.5 43 40 0.5 0.5
GB -9.5 Green Bay Packers San Francisco 49ers -9.5 33 30 6.5 6.5
Total Week 6 10 -49.5 34.5 0 0 12

Current Totals

  • Mark 27.5 (and within one week I went from -7 and 4th place to 27.5 points and 1st place, this is a tough game)
  • Feslen 16.5
  • Paddi: 16 (No picks since week 1)
  • Salti: -4 (he’s still positive!)
  • Sixtus: -44.5 (One week after I called for Sixtus to rally, he’s up one place in the standings
  • Pete: -60.5 (Pete was a victim of the Browns and Raiders atrocious outings)

BTS Week 7

Week 7 Favorite Underdog
Week 7 Favorite Underdog
LAC -6.5 Los Angeles Chargers Tennessee Titans
NE -3 New England Patriots Chicago Bears
Ind -7.5 Indianapolis Colts Buffalo Bills
DET -3 Detroit Lions Miami Dolphins
MIN -3.5 Minnesota Vikings New York Jets
PHI -4.5 Philadelphia Eagles Carolina Panthers
TB -3.5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cleveland Browns
JAX -4.5 Jacksonville Jaguars Houston Texans
BAL -2.5 Baltimore Ravens New Orleans Saints
LAR -9.5 Los Angeles Rams San Francisco 49ers
WSH -1.5 Washington Redskins Dallas Cowboys
KC -5.5 Kansas City Chiefs Cincinnati Bengals
ATL -4 Atlanta Falcons New York Giants
Total Week 7

Idiom of the week

A Different Kettle of Fish – Referring to a different thing altogether

The kettle that this idiom references is not something that you use to make pasta, instead it’s thinner, more like a saucepan.

Ex: This game is a different kettle of fish from a conventional fantasy football format.