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Beat the Spread Challenge: Week 9

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A good week for Seattle

NFL: Seattle Seahawks at Detroit Lions Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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 8 High Level Overview

  • 5 games netted positive amounts (vs. 6 in Week 4)
  • 8 games netted negative amounts (vs. 7 in Week 4)
  • Biggest variances: Panthers -13.5 and Seahawks +17.

Week 8 BTS

Week 8 Favorite Underdog Feslen Pete Mark Salti Paddi Sixtus
Week 8 Favorite Underdog Feslen Pete Mark Salti Paddi Sixtus
PHI -3 Philadelphia Eagles Jacksonville Jaguars
CHI -7 Chicago Bears New York Jets -7 -7
CIN -4.5 Cincinnati Bengals Tampa Bay Buccaneers
DET -3 Detroit Lions Seattle Seahawks
KC -10 Kansas City Chiefs Denver Broncos
WSH -1 Washington Redskins New York Giants
PIT -8.5 Pittsburgh Steelers Cleveland Browns -6.5
BAL -1.5 Baltimore Ravens Carolina Panthers
IND -3 Indianapolis Colts Oakland Raiders -11
LAR -9.5 Los Angeles Rams Green Bay Packers 7.5 7.5 7.5
ARI -1 Arizona Cardinals San Francisco 49ers -2 -2 -2
MIN -1 Minnesota Vikings New Orleans Saints 11 11
NE -14 New England Patriots Buffalo Bills
Total Week 8 -20 -1.5 16.5 0 0 12

Current Totals

  1. Paddi: 6 (No picks since week 1)
  2. Mark -4.5 ( That feeling when the Cardinals are the favorite AND they cover the spread)
  3. Salti: -14 (No picks since week 1)
  4. Feslen -21 (Feslen and I are teetering up and down in opposite direction)
  5. Sixtus: -53 ( That feeling when the Cardinals are the favorite AND they cover the spread)
  6. Pete: -73.5 (That feeling when the Cardinals are the favorite AND they cover the spread)

Week 9 BTS

Week 9 Favorite Underdog
Week 9 Favorite Underdog
KC -8 Kansas City Chiefs Cleveland Browns
CHI -10 Chicago Bears Buffalo Bills
MIA -3 Miami Dolphins New York Jets
MIN -5 Minnesota Vikings Detroit Lions
WSH -1.5 Washington Redskins Atlanta Falcons
CAR -6 Carolina Panthers Tampa Bay Buccaneers
BAL -3 Baltimore Ravens Pittsburgh Steelers
DEN -1 Denver Broncos Houston Texans
SEA -1.5 Seattle Seahawks San Diego Chargers
LAR -1 Los Angeles Rams New Orleans Saints
NE -5.5 New England Patriots Green Bay Packers
Dal -5.5 Dallas Cowboys Tennessee Titans
Total Week 9

Idiom of the week

Wend: to go

History: The past tense of “wend” was “went” and the past tense of “go” was “gaed.” People used both until the 15th century, when “go” became the preferred verb, except in the past tense where “went” hung on, leaving us with an outrageously irregular verb.

Ex: I am confident I will wend my way to a positive week 9