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Week 15 Prediction Games: Digging For Gold & Glory


grantmp with another dominate performance has taken the regular season prediction game lead. Diggin4Gold edged him for weekly honors, boasting himself into playoff contention. Two more weeks remain to make that push into the final playoff spots.

Speaking of which I've fielded some questions on playoffs. I'll post more details on the playoff format and rules next week. Some quick highlights for now:

  • Top 16 regular season finishers qualify for the playoffs. The rest continue to play in the Bignerd Invitation Tournament (The BIT©)
  • The prediction playoffs coincide with the NFL playoffs. In laymen terms, predicting playoff games.
  • Prediction playoffs are played in a pool format, not bracket. Contestants fight each week to remain in the pool. Its a lot like Hunger Games or if you are much older Running Man. [Site Decorum] do I hate teen translated plots ... but than again if they didn't exist neither would Disney.

Week 15 Scoring Recap

San Francisco 49ers @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  1. bradyk2 (2)
  2. mrg80, 49erLou, nostocksjustbonds, Diggin4Gold (4)
  3. danknerd49, SpurredOn, obfuscius, GetBuckets17, tonywayne (6)
  4. WholeLottOfLove, Ten-Man, grantmp, lm_52 (8)
  5. Roy_from_Israel, ak4niner, Naguabo, Fred.P.Soft, alvinguyen, The RealFakename (10)

Baltimore Ravens @ Detroit Lions

  1. alvinguyen (6)
  2. Beamer1960 (10)
  3. bayboy (12)
  4. SpurredOn, jpgarfunkle (18)
  5. bradyk2 (24)

Cincinnati Bengals @ Pittsburgh Steelers

  1. 49erMachine, David Fucillo (6)
  2. Beamer1960 (8)
  3. benna11, whobob (12)
  4. J_Crash, McTee, leaping_larry (14)
  5. 49erfromItaly (20)

New England Patriots @ Miami Dolphins

  1. grantmp, 49erfromItaly, Diggin4Gold (PERFECT)
  2. WholeLottOfLove, albertoleecho, theAldonSmith, Takeo33, GetBuckets17 (2)
  3. 49erMachine, SpurredOn, Beamer1960, bignerd, Ni9er, Rhombus, Andrew Carroll (6)
  4. mrg80, bonbrillio, bayboy, Naguabo, Str8Balr, J2daZ, TheFreakSF, Edggy (8)
  5. J_Crash, laZardo (12)

Seattle Seahawks @ New York Giants

  1. bayboy (16)
  2. mrg80, bonbrillio, J_Crash, howtheyscored, nostocksjustbonds (20)
  3. ZeroIndulgence, albertoleecho, TryAndCatchVD, GetBuckets17, 49erfromItaly, Diggin4Gold (26)
  4. wjackalope, grantmp, Ni9er (28)
  5. KGboomer (30)

Arizona Cardinals @ Tennessee Titans

  1. mcdub, ninerpunk, J2daZ (14)
  2. Fred.P.Soft (20)
  3. 49erLou (24)
  4. bradyk2, KGboomer, EastBayNinerFan, lm_52 (26)
  5. oblivionshadows, bonbrillio, albertoleecho, wjackalope, Takeo33, Edggy, Rhombus (28)

Week 15 Big Five Finishers

Rank Screen Name Points Subject Line Sound Off
Diggin4Gold 1st Diggin4Gold 17 Walk the plank!!!
49erfromItaly 2nd 49erfromItaly 15 Likely wild game in Pittsburgh in snowy conditions...
grantmp 2nd grantmp 15 Week 15, time to get some green
Beamer1960 4th Beamer1960 12 Hoping for a ton of snow in NJ tomorrow !!
mrg80 5th mrg80 11 Week 15
GetBuckets17 5th GetBuckets17 11 Another Week and Another "But He's a Winner Award"
bayboy 5th bayboy 11 [no statement]

Week 15 Awards

Perfect Weapon Award Perfect Weapon Award
Andy Lee, Diggin4Gold, 49erfromItaly, grantmp
Whammy Award Whammy Award
Kevin Kolb, AKinferno, beecharmer, Nick Bays, jbrown63, FilthE, Shazi5, Black59Razor, Burnin Davis, Liquid Pantyhose
Close Counts Award Close Counts Award
Chris Berman, benna11, Edggy, grantmp, Ni9er, jpgarfunkle, SpurredOn, albertoleecho, 49erfromItaly, J_Crash, TheFreakSF, bayboy, bradyk2, McTee, GetBuckets17, alvinguyen, mrg80, J2daZ, bonbrillio, Takeo33, oblivionshadows, 49erMachine, Andrew Carroll, WholeLottOfLove, Beamer1960
Black Sheep Award Black Sheep Award
Brandon Jacobs, ZeroIndulgence, whobob, laZardo
Must Love Dogs Award Must Love Dogs Award
Diane Lane, alvinguyen, bradyk2
Facepalm Award Facepalm Award
Jon Luc Picard, laZardo
Fantasy Blowout Award Fantasy Blowout Award
Susan Lucci, Shazi5, theAldonSmith, alvinguyen, J2daZ, Liquid Pantyhose
Da Sack Baby Award Da Sack Baby Award
Bruce Irvin, KGboomer, J_Crash, jbrown63, Beamer1960
GO BIG or Go Home Award GO BIG or Go Home Award
Andre the Giant, 49erMachine, mcdub
Couldnt Hit the Side of a Barnwell Award Couldn't Hit the Side of a Barnwell Award
Bill Barnwell, J2daZ, jbrown63, laZardo, Burnin Davis, jpgarfunkle, bradyk2
But Hes a Winnar Award But He's a Winnar Award
Tim Tebow, KGboomer
Kitten Award Kitten Award
Garfield, danknerd49, Naguabo, benna11, Nick Bays, theAldonSmith, Black59Razor, The RealFakename, Rhombus, ninerpunk, mrg80, leaping_larry, J2daZ, FilthE, oblivionshadows, Shazi5, tonywayne, Andrew Carroll, Beamer1960
Ban Hammer Award Ban Hammer Award
Field Gulls, Burnin Davis
Trade Me To Kansas City Award Trade Me To Kansas City Award
Alex Smith, albertoleecho, theAldonSmith, GetBuckets17, Takeo33, WholeLottOfLove
Roll in the Tanks Award Roll in the Tanks Award
Frank Gore, Quinton Patton, Tank Carradine, Diggin4Gold, GetBuckets17, mrg80, grantmp, bonbrillio, SpurredOn, albertoleecho, 49erfromItaly, J_Crash, bayboy, Beamer1960, bradyk2
Meh Brussels Sprout Award Meh Brussels Sprout Award
Russell Wilson, Roy_from_Israel, ak4niner, laZardo, The RealFakename
Franchise Quarterback Award Franchise Quarterback Award
Colin Kaepernick, alvinguyen, WholeLottOfLove, 49erLou
Whos Got it Better Than Us Award Who's Got it Better Than Us Award
Jim Harbaugh, Diggin4Gold, ninerpunk, David Fucillo, alvinguyen, J2daZ, grantmp, 49erfromItaly, 49erMachine, mcdub, bayboy, bradyk2

Week 15 Leader Board

Rank Screen Name Points W1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15
1. grantmp 110 0 5 1 17 10 4 4 0 6 7 11 14 16 15
2. mrg80 105 2 13 9 4 1 4 8 3 6 6 7 10 7 14 11
3. Naguabo 102 6 11 1 5 3 1 6 9 4 15 21 2 7 8 3
4. bignerd 97 8 3 2 14 3 7 0 3 11 13 7 3 15 5 3
5. benna11 93 2 6 4 13 5 10 1 2 10 1 5 3 19 8 4
6. 49erfromItaly 91 1 9 4 12 1 12 22 4 4 7 15
6. bradyk2 91 1 7 4 4 12 5 6 6 2 5 8 6 8 8 9
8. Ni9er 90 9 2 6 1 5 18 10 10 3 1 5 9 0 5 6
9. AKinferno 89 8 6 7 13 3 3 4 11 0 2 17 8 7 0
10. albertoleecho 88 6 1 4 7 10 8 4 14 4 9 5 7 9
11. wjackalope 87 2 4 0 9 3 8 2 4 6 2 20 4 13 7 3
12. Takeo33 86 1 7 2 2 14 5 4 4 2 6 6 10 9 8 6
13. TheFreakSF 85 2 7 1 9 7 5 6 3 6 18 4 4 10 3
13. beecharmer 85 5 13 3 8 3 6 4 4 1 8 13 3 8 6 0
15. danknerd49 81 4 5 4 8 6 10 14 6 5 4 2 3 1 6 3
15. Nick Bays 81 4 11 2 6 2 1 3 9 1 3 3 12 17 7 0
Playoffs
17. McTee 80 4 8 0 0 1 6 5 14 2 5 6 8 9 9 3
17. nostocksjustbonds 80 3 11 5 1 6 0 2 7 2 0 18 0 9 8 8
19. SpurredOn 78 5 6 2 3 4 1 0 7 7 4 6 11 5 8 9
19. David Fucillo 78 0 7 0 7 4 7 7 11 8 4 8 7 3 5
21. WholeLottOfLove 77 0 7 2 2 4 6 11 5 1 5 8 1 11 7 7
21. bonbrillio 77 3 13 2 1 6 0 3 3 1 4 6 5 13 9 8
23. Rhombus 76 11 11 5 4 3 0 1 0 3 10 5 15 4 4
24. FilthE 75 6 12 5 0 0 5 12 13 4 4 7 1 4 2 0
25. Andrew Carroll 74 2 7 5 4 2 5 6 7 2 0 7 7 14 2 4
26. Ten-Man 73 4 1 12 7 8 4 5 6 1 3 7 3 5 5 2
26. Black59Razor 73 0 6 5 7 9 7 13 6 6 2 1 6 4 1 0
28. howtheyscored 72 0 3 3 3 9 3 3 6 6 5 6 1 8 12 4
29. Diggin4Gold 71 3 6 2 1 4 1 10 2 5 0 16 3 1 17
29. Beamer1960 71 0 3 0 4 8 2 5 1 0 6 7 7 4 12 12
31. GetBuckets17 70 2 6 3 1 7 4 4 2 5 4 0 12 9 11
31. Str8Balr 70 3 4 4 0 0 13 8 0 5 0 9 12 5 5 2
33. J2daZ 69 5 0 11 5 1 4 3 9 0 0 11 0 11 1 8
34. obfuscius 68 7 5 3 4 3 6 2 7 2 3 8 0 8 7 3
34. leaping_larry 68 3 8 0 6 3 1 2 7 6 1 12 5 11 1 2
36. mcdub 67 7 2 4 0 8 9 5 3 6 2 15 1 5
37. Shazi5 66 3 4 0 15 1 6 0 8 5 0 7 4 12 1 0
37. The RealFakename 66 0 7 13 7 7 10 2 1 1 10 7 0 1
39. EastBayNinerFan 65 0 13 1 4 4 11 5 0 13 1 8 3 2
40. laZardo 64 0 0 10 17 5 3 9 3 6 6 4 1
40. Burnin Davis 64 0 3 0 0 10 6 5 9 7 11 3 3 3 4 0
40. Edggy 64 3 10 6 6 5 3 4 4 9 7 2 1 4
43. jpgarfunkle 62 4 2 6 5 7 0 1 6 4 1 3 3 2 15 3
44. KGboomer 59 12 1 5 0 2 1 4 5 4 2 1 6 1 12 3
44. bayboy 59 1 11 1 5 4 3 2 1 4 1 1 5 8 1 11
46. whobob 56 12 0 4 5 4 6 3 10 7 2 3
47. Liquid Pantyhose 55 2 11 3 0 10 2 1 4 0 1 5 5 2 9 0
47. 49erLou 55 1 3 0 4 5 2 4 4 1 0 8 5 6 5 7
47. ninersfootball 55 7 5 1 2 8 0 8 0 6 11 5 2 0
50. jbrown63 52 0 4 0 0 1 1 6 5 10 3 3 3 14 2 0
51. tonywayne 50 0 4 12 2 2 0 0 8 3 2 4 0 7 3 3
51. Rhardin49 50 5 6 2 4 1 3 9 3 7 1 0 9
53. Golden Spikes 49 1 8 2 0 5 9 3 4 4 7 6
53. ninerpunk 49 0 10 0 0 8 6 0 0 0 8 3 8 1 5
55. Bhuff 47 4 6 0 8 6 0 9 2 0 6 2 4
56. mkm703 46 3 9 0 2 5 9 5 0 10 2 1
57. ZeroIndulgence 45 2 6 7 2 0 9 5 1 0 6 4 3
58. Fred.P.Soft 44 0 5 4 0 9 3 2 3 4 2 7 5
58. ak4niner 44 2 11 2 9 1 0 3 4 4 0 6 0 1 1
60. uriel.delavega 40 10 8 11 11
60. Roy_from_Israel 40 11 4 6 4 9 5 1
60. Jerryriceisthebest 40 6 6 0 5 7 3 4 3 1 5
63. toolenduso 33 7 3 5 0 3 9 1 4 1
64. manraj7 29 1 6 3 0 4 0 3 4 6 0 2
64. baykid415 29 0 4 0 0 6 0 1 12 6
64. fanoftheunderdogs 29 7 4 2 0 3 4 5 3 1
67. jhawx 28 0 9 2 1 1 5 8 2 0
68. PHUT! 24 3 7 6 4 4
69. neder 20 9 6 0 1 1 3 0
70. Sphagnum 19 9 7 3
71. PDX49er 18 6 3 5 4
72. 7ftGriff 17 17
72. Alligator Arms 17 6 6 4 1
74. FrankTheTank_HOF 16 4 8 4
74. reedkrase 16 1 15
76. J_Crash 15 7 8
76. Mindless 15 8 0 7
78. Derek Knight 14 2 12 0
79. PJClint 13 2 7 4
80. Rossalex 12 1 4 7
80. msclemons67 12 7 5 0
80. San Fran Niners 12 12 0
83. lifelong9nerfan 11 11
84. Old Faithful (but not that old) 10 0 2 8
84. sffanforlife 10 8 2
86. 49erMachine 9 9
86. francis.ferrell.5 9 9
88. TryAndCatchVD 8 0 4 1 3
88. Joe Como 8 5 3
88. Midwest_Niner22 8 6 2
88. slc9erfan 8 8
88. confusedus 8 0 8 0
88. mikeinsp 8 1 1 6
94. alvinguyen 7 7
94. Myemail21479 7 7
94. phantomjet 7 7
94. these3words 7 2 5 0
94. Dangeruss3 7 7
94. Haggardninja 7 4 3
100. WscottWest 6 6
100. The World is Yours 6 6
100. tna.pham 6 3 3 0
100. Dod9ersFan 6 1 5
104. Julian1552 5 5
104. E-Locker 5 5
104. DAD OF VLAD 5 0 3 2
104. wh0c4r3s 5 5
104. Josuer2000 5 5
109. CUARENTAYNUEVES 4 0 1 3
109. Mundanebeast 4 4
109. 49ersraze 4 0 4
109. campeonfuturo 4 4
109. lm_52 4 4
109. theAldonSmith 4 4
115. BearAKA 3 3
115. Optonal 3 3
115. 49th_degree 3 3
115. 4ty9er 3 3
115. Justa Thot 3 3
115. CheekeeMunkee 3 3
121. JeremyUMiamiCane 2 2
121. luke.nuytens 2 2
121. sbgfglj3 2 2
121. wiseguy545 2 2
121. oblivionshadows 2 2
121. Dukeston1 2 0 2
121. oregon49ner 2 2
128. Bravedown50 1 1
128. 49erFaithful1976 1 1
128. Fortyniner1 1 1
128. Brentjones84 1 1
128. rhythmismt 1 1

Week 15 Big Board Predictions (check your scores)

Screen Name SF TB s/p BAL DET s/p CIN PIT s/p NE MIA s/p SEA NYG s/p ARZ TEN s/p tot
bradyk2 34 13 2/5 30 28 24/1 35 24 -/- 27 20 -/- 28 25 50/- 24 21 26/2 9
mcdub 33 21 14/- 24 27 -/- 45 35 -/- 38 41 36/- 20 21 -/- 30 27 14/5 5
oblivionshadows 24 17 18/- 21 24 -/- 14 17 26/- 28 21 -/- 28 17 34/- 23 20 28/1 2
Roy_from_Israel 31 9 10/1 21 27 -/- 24 16 -/- 31 17 -/- 17 20 -/- 28 17 34/- 1
danknerd49 30 12 6/3 21 27 -/- 28 20 -/- 24 17 -/- 24 28 -/- 21 15 38/- 3
ninerpunk 26 16 14/- 24 31 -/- 13 17 26/- 28 21 -/- 17 24 -/- 31 27 14/5 5
ZeroIndulgence 20 23 -/- 13 20 -/- 24 10 -/- 30 23 -/- 31 13 26/3 27 19 30/- 3
mrg80 31 14 4/4 24 27 -/- 24 21 -/- 24 27 8/2 31 10 20/4 24 17 34/- 11
bonbrillio 23 10 20/- 20 28 -/- 27 21 -/- 17 20 8/2 20 10 20/4 24 20 28/1 8
Burnin Davis 42 13 18/- 23 28 -/- 31 17 -/- 34 10 -/- 20 23 -/- 24 9 50/-
WholeLottOfLove 31 10 8/2 17 19 -/- 23 15 -/- 21 23 2/4 21 17 34/- 24 13 42/- 7
Liquid Pantyhose 21 14 24/- 20 31 -/- 28 27 -/- 24 18 -/- 41 10 36/- 24 10 48/-
albertoleecho 27 16 12/- 24 34 -/- 27 23 -/- 20 23 2/4 31 13 26/3 27 20 28/1 9
Ten-Man 33 10 8/2 24 27 -/- 23 17 -/- 30 20 -/- 19 24 -/- 27 16 36/- 2
benna11 27 17 12/- 23 27 -/- 17 24 12/3 31 21 -/- 27 17 34/- 24 17 34/- 4
ak4niner 37 9 10/1 20 24 -/- 28 13 -/- 13 17 14/- 18 22 -/- 7 21 -/- 1
Shazi5 31 0 28/- 28 31 -/- 24 17 -/- 27 24 -/- 28 21 42/- 28 17 34/-
bayboy 24 13 18/- 24 21 12/3 27 20 -/- 16 23 8/2 31 6 16/5 24 16 36/- 11
J_Crash 27 16 12/- 23 31 -/- 20 37 14/2 26 27 12/1 14 10 20/4 19 16 36/- 8
laZardo 21 21 -/- 20 30 -/- 27 24 -/- 14 20 12/1 33 16 32/- 20 7 54/- 1
Naguabo 30 19 10/1 23 27 -/- 28 21 -/- 17 20 8/2 14 16 -/- 24 17 34/- 3
49erMachine 27 13 12/- 35 41 -/- 17 27 6/5 20 21 6/3 31 24 48/- 10 24 -/- 9
wjackalope 23 17 20/- 21 27 -/- 23 20 -/- 24 21 -/- 24 14 28/2 24 20 28/1 3
Str8Balr 24 13 18/- 20 30 -/- 10 17 26/- 24 27 8/2 20 23 -/- 13 17 -/- 2
KGboomer 17 6 32/- 20 31 -/- 28 24 -/- 27 17 -/- 38 13 30/1 24 21 26/2 3
J2daZ 41 10 16/- 17 24 -/- 27 23 -/- 22 28 8/2 50 23 54/- 31 27 14/5 8
Fred.P.Soft 28 13 10/1 34 24 32/- 31 21 -/- 21 14 -/- 27 30 -/- 27 24 20/4 5
TheFreakSF 24 14 18/- 21 28 -/- 23 20 -/- 24 27 8/2 31 21 42/- 20 13 42/- 3
TryAndCatchVD 27 13 12/- 16 24 -/- 20 9 -/- 34 24 -/- 17 13 26/3 20 17 34/- 3
EastBayNinerFan 35 28 28/- 10 31 -/- 27 21 -/- 28 27 -/- 13 17 -/- 24 21 26/2 2
grantmp 30 10 8/2 16 21 -/- 24 21 -/- 20 24 0/10 31 14 28/2 28 14 40/- 15
howtheyscored 27 13 12/- 16 24 -/- 27 20 -/- 30 14 -/- 28 10 20/4 20 17 34/- 4
FilthE 27 13 12/- 20 31 -/- 23 20 -/- 24 17 -/- 24 16 32/- 23 17 34/-
SpurredOn 30 13 6/3 27 24 18/2 24 19 -/- 20 27 6/3 22 25 -/- 27 17 34/- 9
whobob 20 23 -/- 17 31 -/- 23 24 12/3 31 23 -/- 28 24 48/- 28 17 34/- 3
jbrown63 23 13 20/- 17 31 -/- 31 23 -/- 13 17 14/- 3 7 -/- 17 7 54/-
theAldonSmith 38 6 16/- 17 24 -/- 28 17 -/- 21 23 2/4 14 17 -/- 24 14 40/- 4
lm_52 31 10 8/2 14 20 -/- 27 17 -/- 23 20 -/- 19 22 -/- 24 21 26/2 4
49erLou 34 16 4/4 15 26 -/- 19 17 -/- 24 13 -/- 13 19 -/- 26 22 24/3 7
Takeo33 27 9 12/- 34 30 32/- 37 20 -/- 20 23 2/4 13 17 -/- 31 20 28/1 6
McTee 27 16 12/- 19 22 -/- 17 23 14/2 27 28 14/- 23 24 -/- 27 17 34/- 3
Beamer1960 24 9 18/- 23 20 10/4 24 27 8/4 23 27 6/3 9 10 -/- 24 17 34/- 12
Nick Bays 27 13 12/- 20 30 -/- 24 17 -/- 30 20 -/- 31 23 46/- 24 27 -/-
bignerd 23 13 20/- 20 30 -/- 26 23 -/- 23 24 6/3 23 17 34/- 20 23 -/- 3
obfuscius 30 16 6/3 24 30 -/- 24 21 -/- 27 20 -/- 30 17 34/- 20 16 36/- 3
AKinferno 28 6 16/- 17 31 -/- 27 17 -/- 24 20 -/- 31 34 -/- 20 23 -/-
jpgarfunkle 24 10 18/- 27 20 18/2 18 13 -/- 24 31 14/- 45 17 44/- 20 7 54/- 3
beecharmer 27 20 12/- 22 28 -/- 27 23 -/- 31 24 -/- 31 21 42/- 24 19 30/-
Edggy 17 13 32/- 17 23 -/- 27 17 -/- 24 27 8/2 35 24 48/- 23 20 28/1 4
Ni9er 27 13 12/- 20 28 -/- 34 20 -/- 21 27 6/3 35 14 28/2 31 17 34/- 6
alvinguyen 28 17 10/1 21 14 6/5 28 14 -/- 35 14 -/- 42 7 38/- 28 17 34/- 7
GetBuckets17 30 16 6/3 20 23 -/- 27 17 -/- 21 23 2/4 24 13 26/3 28 16 36/- 11
49erfromItaly 22 10 22/- 31 37 -/- 30 33 20/1 20 24 0/10 17 13 26/3 23 16 36/- 15
leaping_larry 22 17 22/- 23 27 -/- 20 23 14/2 26 23 -/- 24 17 34/- 17 20 -/- 2
David Fucillo 27 9 12/- 13 27 -/- 20 27 6/5 34 20 -/- 21 24 -/- 17 20 -/- 5
Black59Razor 27 13 12/- 19 28 -/- 24 17 -/- 31 18 -/- 14 17 -/- 21 24 -/-
Rhombus 24 6 18/- 21 28 -/- 31 24 -/- 17 24 6/3 23 27 -/- 24 20 28/1 4
nostocksjustbonds 31 13 4/4 23 28 -/- 20 17 -/- 27 24 -/- 23 10 20/4 21 16 36/- 8
The RealFakename 30 9 10/1 14 27 -/- 24 17 -/- 31 28 -/- 17 27 -/- 20 24 -/- 1
Diggin4Gold 33 16 4/4 23 27 -/- 28 17 -/- 20 24 0/10 34 13 26/3 23 24 -/- 17
tonywayne 31 17 6/3 27 30 -/- 17 10 -/- 34 24 -/- 17 24 -/- 21 27 -/- 3
Andrew Carroll 24 13 18/- 31 34 -/- 20 13 -/- 23 27 6/3 31 20 40/- 24 17 34/- 4

Scoring Explained

Prediction Contest Rules and Guidelines

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, it does reflect the views of Niners Nation's writers and editors. It does not reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is more important than the views of Niners Nation's writers and editors. Any contradictory disclaimers below this one are bold face lies and should be ignored.

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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