Week 6 is here and with the 49ers having a bye, it means one extra game to choose from. 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.
The game of the week has to be the Giants at the Saints. The Saints have had two weeks to prepare but with both teams on a roll who knows how it'll play out. I also had to include the Panther Watch game. I think the Panthers will get another W, but road wins are never gimmes, even against crappy teams like teh Bucs. And of course there is the big NFC West matchup between Arizona and Seattle. I'll have a post in a little bit about that game.
Also, just a reminder that as always all times listed are pacific. On to the games.
Denver @ San Diego - MNF 10/19 5:30pm
Chicago @ Atlanta - SNF 10/18 5:20pm
Baltimore @ Minnesota - Sunday 10/18 10:00am
NY Giants @ New Orleans - Sunday 10/18 10:00am
Arizona @ Seattle - Sunday 10/18 1:05pm
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 Arizona @ Seattle below, if you think
Arizona Seattle will win 24-14, here's how it HAS to look:
Arizona @ Seattle: 14 - 24
If you think
Seattle Arizona will win 24-14, it needs to appear as this:
Arizona @ Seattle: 24 - 14
If you'd like you can bold the winner (Arizona @ Seattle: 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 an