And we're back for week 5. Once again, thanks to everybody for following the formatting rules. We had one late entrant who didn't for one game and wasn't given credit for it. So, make sure to follow the rules. Since people have been doing such a good job with the formatting, I've moved the rules to the bottom of the post. Keep up the good work with the formatting and all will be well in the world.
We have some pretty awful games this week in my opinion. Either some blowouts in the offing (Oakland @ Giants), or just ugly matchups (Cleveland @ Buffalo).
Also, just a reminder that as always all times listed are pacific. On to the games.
Atlanta @ 49ers - Sunday 10/11 1:05pm
NY Jets @ Miami - MNF 10/12 5:30pm
Indianapolis @ Tennessee - SNF 10/11 5:20pm
Cincinnati @ Baltimore - Sunday 10/11 10:00am
Washington @ Carolina - Sunday 10/11 10:00am
New England @ Denver - Sunday 10/11 1:15pm
IMPORTANT NEW RULE
Up until now, folks have just posted their scores in any particular fashion, although howtheyscored has made requests for a specific format. Given the amount of time and effort howtheyscored has to put into determining the final results, I am implementing a requirement for how to format your scores (based on the spreadsheet howtheyscored has created). If you fail to follow this format, any incorrectly formatted scores for the week will be disqualified. The format is "Team A @ Team B: A score - B score." That basically is visitor @ home: visitor score - home score." Here's an example of how to do it:
Using New England @ Denver below, if you think Denver will win 24-14, here's how it HAS to look:
New England @ Denver: 14 - 24
If you think New England will win 24-14, it needs to appear as this:
New England @ Denver: 24 - 14
If you'd like you can bold the winner (New England @ Denver: 14 - 24), but that is not required (although probably a good backup in case you reversed the score by accident.
If you make a mistake in the formatting I'll reply to your score reminding you to correct it. To correct it, simply reply to your picks and post them in the correct format. Do not post your scores again at the bottom of the thread. I'll make sure and include these directions each week so people do not forgot and lose out on points. As I mentioned above, we're doing this to make howtheyscored's life easier in figuring out the scores. The # of regular commenters has increased dramatically since last season, so we're anticipating a greater # of prediction contest participants. While this is a new rule, I don't think it's all that difficult for folks to follow it.
If anybody has any questions at all about this, or anything related to the contest, let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I'll answer them.