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Week 3 Prediction Games

And we're back for week 3.  I continue my slow leasurely stroll through the bottom of the rankings, ready to pounce on the mid level folks.  Watch your back!

Once again, thanks to virtually 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.

On to the second week of games! The matchups have started getting rather interesting.  Normally I don't care about the Raiders, but they get a rather surprising 2-0 Broncos team (although Denver hasn't exactly had the roughest of schedules so far).  Atlanta gets a big test at New England and our division-mate Cardinals get a tough home test against the Colts.  I'm pulling for the Colts in that one.

Also, just a reminder that as always all times listed are pacific.

49ers @ Minnesota - Sunday 9/27 10:00am

Carolina @ Dallas - MNF 9/28 5:30pm

Indianapolis @ Arizona - SNF 9/27 5:20pm

Atlanta @ New England - Sunday 9/27 10:00am

Washington @ Detroit - Sunday 9/27 10:00am

Denver @ Oakland - Sunday 9/27 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 Atlanta @ New England below, if you think New England will win 24-14, here's how it HAS to look:

Atlanta @ New England: 14 - 24

If you think Atlanta will win 24-14, it needs to appear as this:

Atlanta @ New England: 24 - 14

If you'd like you can bold the winner (Atlanta @ New England: 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 (ninersnation@gmail.com) and I'll answer them.

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.