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Beat the Spread Week 13: The game begins to steal our souls

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The Curse of the Cheeseheads

NFL: Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

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!

Beat the Spread Week 12 Recap

Week 12 Favorite Underdog Feslen RK 1101 Pete Mark Sixtus Heath
Week 12 Favorite Underdog Feslen RK 1101 Pete Mark Sixtus Heath
HOU -3.5 Houston Texans Indianapolis Colts
CLE -10.5 Cleveland Browns Miami Dolphins
ATL -4.5 Atlanta Falcons Tampa Bay Buccaneers
BUF -4 Buffalo Bills Denver Broncos
CHI -6 Chicago Bears New York Giants 1
PIT -6.5 Pittsburgh Steelers Cincinnati Bengals 0.5 0.5
NO -10 New Orleans Saints Carolina Panthers
OAK -2.5 Oakland Raiders New York Jets 33.5
PHI -2 Philadelphia Eagles Seattle Seahawks 10
DET -3.5 Detroit Lions Washington Redskins
TEN -3 Tennessee Titans Jacksonville Jaguars -19 -19
NE -6.5 New England Patriots Dallas Cowboys 2.5 2.5 2.5
SF -3 San Francisco 49ers Green Bay Packers -26 -26 -26 -26
BAL -3 Baltimore Ravens Los Angeles Rams -36
Total Week 12 8.5 -42.5 -15.5 -33 -42.5 0

Recap

Last week we collectively went +89.5. This week, -130. There was just one person who did NOT pick the Green Bay Packers and get a -26. That same person (me) was the only person who picked the Rams who went for -36. This reminds me of a great scene from the Simpsons where the Stonecutters remove the Stone of Shame from Homer only to attach a much larger Stone of Triumph on him. It wasn’t all bad though, Feslen picked the Jets at +33.5, the highest win of the week, Pete picked the Seahawks at +10, the 2nd biggest win of the week and RK, Mark and Sixtus all got 2.5 points off the Cowboys. Being hamstrung to late picks left RK and Sixtus few options.

Standings

  1. Pete 46.5 pts
  2. Mark 26.5 pts
  3. Feslen: 0 pts (up 2 spots)
  4. Sixtus -14.5 pts (down 1 spot)
  5. RK 1101: -34.5 pts (down 1 spot)
  6. Heath -60 pts (no movement)

Beat the Spread Week 13

Week 13 Favorite Underdog
Week 13 Favorite Underdog
CHI -3 Chicago Bears Detroit Lions
DAL -6.5 Dallas Cowboys Buffalo Bills
NO -7 New Orleans Saints Atlanta Falcons
NYJ -3.5 New York Jets Cincinnati Bengals
IND -2.5 Indianapolis Colts Tennessee Titans
PHI -9 Philadelphia Eagles Miami Dolphins
GB -6.5 Green Bay Packers New York Giants
CLE -2 Cleveland Browns Pittsburgh Steelers
CAR -10 Carolina Panthers Washington Redskins
JAX -1 Jacksonville Jaguars Tampa Bay Buccaneers
BAL -6 Baltimore Ravens San Francisco 49ers
LAR -3 Los Angeles Rams Arizona Cardinals
LAC -2.5 Los Angeles Chargers Denver Broncos
KC -10 Kansas City Chiefs Oakland Raiders
NE -3 New England Patriots Houston Texans
SEA -3 Seattle Seahawks Minnesota Vikings
Total Week 13