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Beat the Spread Week 5: It was too good to be true

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Pete believes in the Browns

Cleveland Browns v Baltimore Ravens Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

How to play:

Here is the way this game works. I will supply the Weeks 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 in the comments below. You will get the points POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE that each team earns vs. the Spread. Also, if you miss a week, 5 points will be deducted from your score, so once you start, you can’t quit!

Week 4

So here is what’s crazy, a bunch of us picked the late slate of games (Feslen, RK and Pete voluntarily, Sixtus and I because we got around to making our picks late) and while Jacksonville of all teams got us some points, at least two of us picked Cardinals (-12), Vikings (-8) and Bengals (-20). Just. The. Worst. Sixtus takes top billings on the week as the only player with a positive amount (+1.5).

Week 4 Beat the Spread Results

Week 4 Favorite Underdog Outcome Feslen RK 1101 Pete Mark Sixtus
Week 4 Favorite Underdog Outcome Feslen RK 1101 Pete Mark Sixtus
GB -4 Green Bay Packers Philadelphia Eagles 11
NE -7 New England Patriots Buffalo Bills 1
BAL -7 Baltimore Ravens Cleveland Browns 22 22
ATL -4 Atlanta Falcons Tennessee Titans 18
KC -6.5 Kansas City Chiefs Detroit Lions 2.5
IND -6.5 Indianapolis Colts Oakland Raiders 13.5
LAC -15.5 Los Angeles Chargers Miami Dolphins -4.5
NYG -2.5 New York Giants Washington Redskins -18.5
HOU -4 Houston Texans Carolina Panthers 10 10
LAR -9.5 Los Angeles Rams Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24.5
SEA -5 Seattle Seahawks Arizona Cardinals -12 -12 -12
CHI -2 Chicago Bears Minnesota Vikings -8 -8 -8 -8
DEN -3 Denver Broncos Jacksonville Jaguars 5 5 5 5
DAL -2.5 Dallas Cowboys New Orleans Saints 4.5 4.5 4.5
PIT -4 Pittsburgh Steelers Cincinnati Bengals -20 -20 -20 -20
Total Week 4 -5.5 -23 -10 -15 1.5

Standings

  • Mark: 23.5pts
  • RK 1101: 16.5pts
  • Feslen: -4pts
  • Pete: -17.5pts
  • Sixtus: -54.5pts

Week 5 Beat the Spread

Week 5 Favorite Underdog
Week 5 Favorite Underdog
SEA -1 Seattle Seahawks St. Louis Rams
NE -15.5 New England Patriots Washington Redskins
CIN -3 Cincinnati Bengals Arizona Cardinals
TEN -3 Tennessee Titans Buffalo Bills
CHI -5 Chicago Bears Oakland Raiders
NO -3.5 New Orleans Saints Tampa Bay Buccaneers
MIN -5.5 Minnesota Vikings New York Giants
PHI -13.5 Philadelphia Eagles New York Jets
BAL -3 Baltimore Ravens Pittsburgh Steelers
CAR -3.5 Carolina Panthers Jacksonville Jaguars
HOU -5.5 Houston Texans Atlanta Falcons
LAC -6.5 Los Angeles Chargers Denver Broncos
DAL -3.5 Dallas Cowboys Green Bay Packers
KC -11 Kansas City Chiefs Indianapolis Colts
SF -3.5 San Francisco 49ers Cleveland Browns
Total Week 5