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Week 9 Prediction Games: Despite Bye Forty Niners Win

Hopefully everyone has had a chance to catch their breath from the amazing weekend.  If you're still caught in the euphoria like me than you might not be ready to scan over the prediction results.  I'll try to ease you into it.  We've had numerous postings since Sunday but indulge me for a moment while I add my two cents.

Just when the season seems lost the Forty Niners put together a performance that seems more like a dream.  Lots of bad words have been written about the defense but you got to tip your hat to a shutout, they didn't even give up a yard.  Ok, the offense still needs some work but they didn't commit a single turnover, that's progress.  Even Coach Singletary escaped the weekend without a moment to second guess.  Bottom line the Forty Niners pulled themselves out of non-contention and now have a chance to beat the division leader this week and pull within a game of the lead.  Applause, Magnificent, Sublime, Glorious!

Leadership? I have the definitive answer right here, lets go to Week 9 results ...

 

Pittsburgh Steelers @ Cincinnati Bengals

  1. illini49er (2)
  2. Drew K, Chukwamu, DuikeBuike, beecharmer (6)
  3. bayboy, wjackalope, Haggardninja, jtoj, leaping_larry, rlott#42, David Fucillo (Fooch) (8)
  4. Dub4lif3, AKinferno (10)
  5. albertoleecho, Rabbit T, 49erLou, mpotter14 (12)

Dallas Cowboys @ Green Bay Packers

  1. howtheyscored (14)
  2. Chukwamu (16)
  3. David Fucillo (Fooch) (20)
  4. TOMZ, 49erLou, Dub4lif3 (22)
  5. foosball4949, fortyniners (24)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Atlanta Falcons

  1. bayboy, Ninerfromacrossthepond, leaping_larry (2)
  2. mountaindew77, SpurredOn, illini49er, Andrew Davidson, foosball4949, jpgarfunkle, SanFranciscoKnights, jbrown63, beecharmer, McTee, San Fran Niners (6)
  3. Edggy, wjackalope, ZeroIndulgence, chikmagnet_565, Rabbit T, 49erLou, manraj7, Chukwamu, mikeinsp, whobob, snowweasel30, AKinferno, bignerd, rlott#42 (8)
  4. Haggardninja (10)
  5. Drew K, albertoleecho, TOMZ, these3words, fanoftheunderdogs, howtheyscored, DuikeBuike (14)

Arizona Cardinals @ Minnesota Vikings

  1. Andrew Davidson, AKinferno, beecharmer (6)
  2. SanFranciscoKnights, ezoo (8)
  3. Rabbit T (10)
  4. wjackalope, fanoftheunderdogs, jbrown63, jtoj (14)
  5. J2daZ, SpurredOn, grantmp, leaping_larry (16)

New York Giants @ Seattle Seahawks

  1. chikmagnet_565, fortyniners (12)
  2. Chukwamu, San Fran Niners (14)
  3. Edggy (16)
  4. bayboy, Andrew Davidson, Haggardninja, foosball4949, Ten-Man, jpgarfunkle, mikeinsp, DuikeBuike (20)
  5. PHUT! (22)

Kansas City Chiefs @ Oakland Raiders

  1. Ten-Man, fortyniners (PERFECT)
  2. foosball4949, grantmp, bonbrillio (2)
  3. mountaindew77, albertoleecho, DuikeBuike (6)
  4. Haggardninja, snowweasel30 (8)
  5. J2daZ, Andrew Davidson (10)

Week 9 Analysis

With the 49ers not on the pick list I thought it was the perfect opportunity to shed an ongoing thorn and gain some ground on the lead. Oh screw it, like a single one of you [site decorum] care that my picks have me sinking slowing.

It might be the first weekend of the season an expected massacre occurred. The prediction game has dealt with plenty unexpected massacres this season, see 49ers @ Seahawks, 49ers @ Chiefs, Saints @ Cardinals or Chargers @ Rams. This week Goliath (NYG, GB) finally showed up to chock slam ole' David's head into a rock, snap off every limb and paint a Picasso of pathetic-ness using spilled body fluid (SEALOLZ, DALOLZ). If you predicted scores like a Oregon Duck football game you were a big winner. If you attempted to poach points picking the underdogs you were a big loser(capital finger L on forehead).

The Week's Big 5 Prognosticators

fortyniners - I already spent two Pulitzer winning paragraphs above expounding on this victory. If there is a category for best introductory to a blog based football prediction contest make sure to circulate this around the publishing community. fortyniners win (PERFECT)!

Chukwamu - I've been tracking him for weeks much like the CDC tracks Ebola outbreaks across the Atlantic. Chukwamu epidemic has broken out. The only question remaining was how soon and how hard he'd hit the winner board. I'm not sure I have a host Marcel the Monkey with antibodies to save us, he's so devastating we might all be wiped out.

beecharmer - My sweet, sweet beecharmer. Who finally blessed us with getting all her picks in at once this weekend. In return she scored big and now we get to bless her with praise, admiration and recognition for being a top predictor (standing ovation).

Andrew Davidson - Dre's gonna be Dre. What fueled his return trip to the top? He's been watching hockey, not football. When you watch hockey simple revelations about football picks naturally reveal themselves. For instance, Vikings are gonna give up two special team touchdowns keeping the Cardinals in close contention. Or the Falcons will jump out to healthy lead but the run game will falter allowing the Bucs to crawl back in for an eventual nail bitter. Shrewd, Dre shrewd.

Ten-Man - Not the heartless one but the numerical equivalent to a perfect prediction. Cannot say much else about his predictive prowess other than he was butt freaking lucky in the Raiders game. 20-23, doesn't manraj7 and Fooch predict that score for every game?

Week 8 Comments Recap

mountaindew77 reflects on 8 points than tries a slump buster ... mountaindew77 asks about the point system, chaos ensues ... howtheyscored ya, ya, ya you're good ... 49erLou they do all cheat! ... Edggy 65 looking to drop back 4 ... wjackalope finds a sliver lining ... manraj7 0fer is the cousin of Dilfer ... mpotter14 hates be referenced to Harry Potter ... manraj7 hey Harry Potter, good kid ... howtheyscored Harry Potter is an uncle, you're right about everything else ... ZeroIndulgence what's up Chuck ... Andrew Davidson 11 equation not working for me ... Rabbit T who you calling whacko of the week? ... Ten-Man more errors, chaos ensues ... these3words starting to look ridiculous, starting? ... fanoftheunderdogs admits to cheating, not sucking ... mikeinsp unveils a prediction puppy ... manraj7 shares his prediction methods, I'd suggesting cross referencing manraj7 picks than picking the opposite ... howtheyscored well that doesn't work for me ... wjackalope I'm guessing option #4 ... PHUT! like Wade Phillips I don't have any answers for you ... chikmagnet_565 gets rec'd for asking an appropriate question ... jbrown63 yep you stepped to far, put away the mink coat ... groug grougian week, love it ... snowweasel30 wish fairy must have been listening ... fanoftheunderdogs you've been hexed.

Leader Board After Week 9

  • DuikeBuike - Magna Carta puts the duke above the king
  • howtheyscored - the answer for you is second
  • rlott#42 - holding his post near the top of the board
  • leaping_larry - jumps up two spots
  • whobob - not bad bob, not bad at all
  • these3words - 3 x 3 next week?
  • wjackalope - so high up yet creeping forward unnoticed
  • Andrew Davidson - mom googles his name will see he's 8th on the internet
  • illini49er - no respect at all
  • chikmagnet_565 - lost a 10 than landed at 10
  • ezoo - tied again yet still has the shortest screen name of the group
  • Ten-Man - I'm sure this is a scoring error
  • bayarearep94 - what do you rep again?
  • Rabbit T - rubbing that lucky foot and no performance complaints looming
  • snowweasel30 - he's back on the board!
  • sf49ers123 - 5 6 7 ... 9 10 11 ... 14 15 16 ... ut oh
  • mpotter14 - lost some of that magic
  • Haggardninja - I'll drink to that
  • fanoftheunderdogs - reward for character spamming my board

(wait a second)

  • foosball4949 - feast, famine, feast
  • jbrown63 - predictions don't work in T'lingut either
  • manraj7 - well I got your name mentioned
  • bignerd - new rule, top 16 or beat me
Rank Screen Name Points Wk1 Wk2 Wk3 Wk4 Wk5 Wk6 Wk7 Wk8 Wk9
1. DuikeBuike 63 13 6 9 5 1 3 8 8 10
2. howtheyscored 62 3 7 4 20 2 5 5 10 6
3. rlott#42 56 11 8 8 8 0 0 9 6 6
4. leaping_larry 53 0 11 5 3 3 11 8 3 9
5. whobob 50 0 9 12 4 4 6 12 3
6. these3words 49 8 9 0 4 8 6 3 10 1
6. wjackalope 49 0 10 2 3 2 14 7 3 8
8. Andrew Davidson 47 0 11 0 1 1 11 4 7 12
8. illini49er 47 1 8 0 5 0 3 9 12 9
10. chikmagnet_565 45 7 9 0 9 4 5 0 3 8
11. ezoo 43 9 3 4 0 4 8 6 5 4
11. Ten-Man 43 0 8 7 4 6 6 12
11. bayarearep94 43 1 0 4 16 11 2 9
14. Rabbit T 42 4 5 4 6 2 5 9 7
15. snowweasel30 41 8 5 5 4 3 3 0 8 5
16. sf49ers123 40 8 7 9 5 0 5 6 0
16. mpotter14 40 0 7 2 4 1 5 1 19 1
16. Haggardninja 40 2 3 0 1 9 2 10 4 9
16. fanoftheunderdogs 40 9 5 10 10 3 3
20. foosball4949 39 6 4 5 0 0 13 11
20. jbrown63 39 5 5 0 0 4 5 10 4 6
20. manraj7 39 6 4 1 8 6 3 0 8 3
20. bignerd 39 0 3 2 7 13 4 4 3 3
24. Chukwamu 38 3 10 7 3 15
24. Drew K 38 2 5 5 2 10 3 5 1 5
26. 49erLou 37 3 8 0 2 1 3 9 5 6
26. beecharmer 37 4 4 4 1 0 0 5 6 13
28. ZeroIndulgence 36 0 6 0 3 14 3 7 0 3
28. mikeinsp 36 0 3 2 5 2 8 5 6 5
30. urnext 35 1 5 13 8 8 0
31. bayboy 34 0 3 4 1 0 10 4 2 10
31. Snitzel 34 8 7 3 5 11 0
33. David Fucillo (Fooch) 33 5 3 1 5 0 0 0 13 6
33. Ninerfromacrossthepond 33 5 7 0 4 5 7 0 5
33. AKinferno 33 8 2 2 0 3 5 2 1 10
36. fortyniners 32 0 3 4 0 4 2 3 16
36. Delmuir 32 6 5 4 0 3 7 7 0
38. mountaindew77 31 0 5 4 2 0 2 3 8 7
39. bonbrillio 30 1 5 0 1 6 2 8 3 4
39. SpurredOn 30 3 3 7 6 0 2 0 4 5
41. groug 29 0 0 4 0 5 5 12 3 0
42. McTee 28 1 4 1 7 1 5 3 2 4
42. Dub4lif3 28 1 8 0 6 6 3 4
42. jtoj 28 5 4 0 1 1 4 7 1 5
45. jpgarfunkle 26 3 5 4 2 4 0 2 0 6
46. MATTCW 25 12 2 2 0 9 0
47. SanFranciscoKnights 24 2 3 11 8
48. J2daZ 23 1 0 0 0 13 3 4 2
48. Number22Drew 23 0 11 0 5 7
48. mr. instigator 23 3 2 1 2 2 10 3
51. Surprise Team 22 1 3 2 7 0 1 6 2
52. albertoleecho 20 2 7 3 3 0 0 0 5
52. San Fran Niners 20 7 5 8
54. SaintsFanInIraq 19 14 2 3
55. grantmp 18 0 3 0 1 0 3 5 1 5
55. SuspendingBJ 18 3 1 4 3 5 0 2 0
57. Edggy 17 0 2 1 2 0 2 0 4 6
58. PHUT! 16 1 3 1 7 0 3 0 0 1
59. suffrin9erfan 15 7 8
59. RBoogy29 15 5 10 0
61. EcERyda69 14 6 0 6 2 0 0
61. CB30 14 1 3 4 6
61. Dubs fan in Boston 14 4 4 6 0
64. ro128487 13 5 3 4 1
65. smileyman 12 0 3 3 3 0 3
66. The Sear 11 11
67. eacuna05 9 5 4
67. nocal81 9 0 5 4
69. sundaysfinest 8 3 3 2 0 0
69. YoungWillis 8 3 5
69. price14rays 8 8
72. TexansDC 6 6
72. SupremeChief 6 6
72. Hoopers Judge 6 6
72. bojackson34 6 6
76. afrikabamboodle 5 5
76. espino 5 5
76. Riding The F Train 5 5 0
79. DivineGrace 4 4
79. Rishi 4 0 4
79. satsunada 4 4
79. mississippisaintsfan 4 4
79. j-man 4 2 2
84. DrWhoDat 3 3
84. BobE 3 0 3
84. TOMZ 3 3
84. Doni S 3 3
84. cassusriff 3 3 0
84. LADubbz45 3 3
90. Kevin Pernick 2 2
90. LASVEGASNINER 2 0 2 0
90. JoeO 2 2
90. TeeKay89 2 2
90. Salukininer 2 0 2
90. MichaelClutchtree 2 2
90. sam23 2 2
90. Rando3 2 2
90. Waiting4JoshMorgan 2 2 0
99. ItBurnzWhenIP 1 1
99. OnCloudNiner 1 1
99. Florida Danny 1 1

Week 9 Big Board Predictions

Based on the outbreak of scoring confusion, discussion, accusations and eventual referendum I finally have a how scoring works recap below. Don't worry it's a copy and paste job I dug up without providing citation.

Screen Name PIT CIN s/p DAL GB s/p TB ATL s/p ARZ MIN s/p NYG SEA s/p KC OAK s/p tot
mountaindew77 17 7 28/- 9 31 28/- 23 30 6/4 14 24 20/- 24 10 34/- 17 21 6/3 7
J2daZ 17 7 28/- 20 24 42/- 27 24 -/- 16 23 16/1 23 10 36/- 17 28 10/1 2
Drew K 24 20 6/4 17 30 30/- 14 24 14/1 10 27 28/- 23 20 36/- 29 12 -/- 5
SpurredOn 12 17 -/- 13 27 36/- 20 24 6/4 16 21 16/1 26 17 30/- 15 13 -/- 5
Edggy 24 13 16/- 3 20 50/- 17 24 8/3 9 17 30/- 49 3 16/3 28 12 -/- 6
MATTCW 20 21 -/- 14 21 48/- 13 31 16/- 6 24 36/- 18 3 46/- 38 41 36/-
illini49er 27 20 2/5 14 28 34/- 21 24 6/4 13 20 22/- 27 21 28/- 24 16 -/- 9
PHUT! 21 10 22/- 10 27 36/- 10 17 22/- 10 20 28/- 30 10 22/1 10 26 20/- 1
albertoleecho 23 15 12/1 17 30 30/- 17 20 14/1 14 21 20/- 24 17 34/- 17 20 6/3 5
bayboy 24 17 8/3 10 27 36/- 20 28 2/5 13 24 22/- 31 13 20/2 24 20 -/- 10
wjackalope 26 17 8/3 20 28 34/- 17 27 8/3 17 24 14/2 26 20 30/- 24 20 -/- 8
Andrew Davidson 17 10 22/- 14 28 34/- 20 24 6/4 21 30 6/5 31 13 20/2 24 28 10/1 12
ZeroIndulgence 20 15 14/- 17 20 50/- 17 23 8/3 24 21 -/- 20 24 -/- 13 27 14/- 3
chikmagnet_565 10 13 -/- 24 20 -/- 17 30 8/3 14 20 20/- 35 12 12/5 18 13 -/- 8
Ninerfromacrossthepond 13 17 -/- 17 30 30/- 20 27 2/5 23 22 -/- 24 26 -/- 20 30 14/- 5
Rabbit T 21 17 12/1 9 17 56/- 24 31 8/3 19 23 10/3 27 16 28/- 30 16 -/- 7
TOMZ 24 10 22/- 10 34 22/2 14 30 14/1 7 20 34/- 20 10 42/- 17 13 -/- 3
Haggardninja 23 20 8/3 24 31 34/- 16 27 10/2 13 24 22/- 34 17 20/2 23 27 8/2 9
Delmuir 16 14 22/- 14 24 42/- 20 17 -/- 10 17 28/- 24 17 34/- 13 31 16/-
foosball4949 17 7 28/- 16 33 24/1 20 24 6/4 7 21 34/- 31 3 20/2 21 24 2/4 11
Ten-Man 17 13 20/- 13 21 48/- 13 34 16/- 10 26 28/- 31 10 20/2 20 23 0/10 12
groug 30 13 16/- 13 31 28/- 26 20 -/- 20 10 -/- 16 26 -/- 24 10 -/-
jpgarfunkle 20 17 14/- 20 34 26/- 20 30 6/4 12 28 24/- 38 17 20/2 23 17 -/- 6
these3words 17 20 -/- 14 24 42/- 20 34 14/1 10 23 28/- 20 7 42/- 31 14 -/- 1
49erLou 33 17 12/1 13 34 22/2 19 23 8/3 9 17 30/- 27 23 32/- 20 13 -/- 6
fortyniners 13 16 -/- 7 33 24/1 26 37 20/- 21 20 -/- 44 13 12/5 20 23 0/10 16
sf49ers123 20 17 14/- 14 27 36/- 13 27 16/- 10 21 28/- 27 10 28/- 24 10 -/-
grantmp 20 23 -/- 20 28 34/- 20 13 -/- 16 21 16/1 26 20 30/- 21 24 2/4 5
fanoftheunderdogs 20 14 14/- 23 38 32/- 14 26 14/1 17 24 14/2 33 20 26/- 24 29 12/- 3
bonbrillio 18 13 18/- 13 27 36/- 13 24 16/- 13 24 22/- 24 13 34/- 20 24 2/4 4
howtheyscored 17 24 -/- 14 45 14/5 17 20 14/1 13 31 22/- 28 9 26/- 20 13 -/- 6
Dub4lif3 23 16 10/2 17 34 22/2 23 20 -/- 10 24 28/- 27 13 28/- 27 30 14/- 4
manraj7 15 10 24/- 21 27 36/- 17 24 8/3 10 14 28/- 14 0 54/- 14 17 12/- 3
Chukwamu 24 21 6/4 10 37 16/4 17 27 8/3 13 24 22/- 38 14 14/4 13 24 14/- 15
mikeinsp 27 13 16/- 14 28 34/- 17 24 8/3 1 27 46/- 31 10 20/2 20 10 -/- 5
DuikeBuike 27 24 6/4 13 31 28/- 17 34 14/1 13 35 22/- 31 13 20/2 17 24 6/3 10
SanFranciscoKnights 17 16 20/- 17 28 34/- 24 27 6/4 20 27 8/4 24 16 34/- 22 19 -/- 8
whobob 21 24 -/- 13 21 48/- 23 31 8/3 20 17 -/- 20 9 42/- 27 17 -/- 3
jbrown63 17 13 20/- 10 31 28/- 24 27 6/4 17 27 14/2 24 13 34/- 24 17 -/- 6
snowweasel30 24 13 16/- 14 24 42/- 17 26 8/3 10 16 28/- 27 20 28/- 17 27 8/2 5
jtoj 23 21 8/3 17 28 34/- 30 24 -/- 17 30 14/2 27 16 28/- 24 13 -/- 5
leaping_larry 23 19 8/3 17 28 34/- 20 27 2/5 16 24 16/1 24 14 34/- 20 17 -/- 9
AKinferno 24 16 10/2 17 31 28/- 17 27 8/3 21 24 6/5 34 20 26/- 27 20 -/- 10
beecharmer 24 18 6/4 10 17 56/- 18 28 6/4 21 24 6/5 14 17 -/- 21 18 -/- 13
bignerd 20 23 -/- 26 24 -/- 20 23 8/3 10 24 28/- 20 13 42/- 13 27 14/- 3
mpotter14 24 15 12/1 17 31 28/- 21 20 -/- 10 27 28/- 20 17 42/- 13 35 24/- 1
urnext 16 21 -/- 20 27 36/- 21 16 -/- 20 17 -/- 24 17 34/- 20 16 -/-
McTee 17 24 -/- 14 17 56/- 21 30 6/4 24 19 -/- 17 13 48/- 31 35 24/- 4
ezoo 17 20 -/- 24 23 -/- 31 27 -/- 20 24 8/4 24 10 34/- 28 16 -/- 4
rlott#42 23 20 8/3 27 17 -/- 20 31 8/3 17 9 -/- 27 13 28/- 23 21 -/- 6
San Fran Niners -/- 13 28 34/- 21 24 6/4 14 21 20/- 34 7 14/4 20 17 -/- 8
David Fucillo (Fooch) 27 17 8/3 17 37 20/3 -/- -/- 27 13 28/- 13 24 14/- 6
Snitzel 21 14 14/- 14 21 48/- -/- -/- -/- -/-

Scoring System Explanation

Your prediction has these same three components as the actual game score.

1) If you predict the correct winner for an individual game, we will score your prediction against the actual game. If you predict the incorrect winner for an individual game, your prediction will not be scored.

2) Ideally, you will predict the exact point differential of the actual game. Say, for example, this is 45. If you predict a score with a PD of 45, the difference between your predicted PD and the actual PD is 0 (45 - 45 = 0). The worse your prediction, the greater that difference becomes. Therefore, the closer the difference is to zero, the better.

3) Ideally, you will predict the exact point total of the actual game. Say, for example, this is 65. If you predict a score with a PT of 65, the difference between your predicted PT and the actual PT is 0 (65 - 65 = 0). The worse your prediction, the greater that difference becomes. Therefore, the closer the difference is to zero, the better.

So, assuming that you predict the correct winner of the individual game, we simply add the difference between your predicted and the actual PD to the difference between your predicted and the actual PT. The closer this total is to zero, the better your prediction is. A zero exactly will always be a perfect prediction.

pPD = Predicted Point Differential
aPD = Actual Point Differential
pPT = Predicted Point Total
aPT = Actual Point Total
x = Subscore

|pPD - aPD| + |pPT - aPT| = x

That total becomes your subscore for each individual game. These subscores are then ranked, and the five best (including ALL ties) are awarded points. Perfect predictions are awarded 10 points. If the highest subscore for a particular game is not a perfect prediction, it is awarded 5 points. Points then follow in descending order, so that all of the second best predictions get 4 points, the third best all get 3 points, and so on.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors.

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