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  • 2019 NFL P.O.W. Week #14 (December 5- Dec 9) Post Plays Here

    This is the thread for the 2019 VFV NFL P.O.W. contest. The following are the rules for this year (the same as in the past):

    1. All contestants must be a member in good standing with VFV Forums
    2. Players make one (1) single play ATS each week during the NFL regular season
    3. A correct play results in one (1) point being awarded. A "push" or tie, results in a half point (1/2) being awarded
    4. An Incorrect play results in zero (0) points being awarded
    5. All lines MUST be taken from the following website each week:
    6. All lines must be -110 or less (must be posted on above buying 1/2 point)
    7. Only Vegas Sports Books listed on the VI website will be allowed
    8. The following Books will NOT be allowed: VI Consensus, BetOnline, PepperMill, Atlantis Reno
    9. The following selections are allowed: Full Game Side, Full Game Total, First Half Side, First Half Total (NO MONEYLINES ALLOWED)
    10. Plays MUST be submitted each week by kickoff of last scheduled game.
    11. Plays must be in the following format (or close to it):

    2019 NFL P.O.W. (0-0-0 (post your current record here))

    Atlanta Falcons +3 (Golden Nugget)
    (This is where you will post your reasoning for this selection. It doesn't have to be a book or even a full paragraph, but more than just "I think the Falcons are better.")

    12. Myself, Seahawk Rick (the artist formerly known as Cybergolf) or any other I deem so, will have final ruling on if a play is valid (ie: Wrong line, Wrong Book, Not enough reasoning given, etc)
    13. The first couple of weeks I will give the benefit of the doubt to any newcomers on here...veterans, you know the rules, LMEAO
    14. NO EDITING!!! (ironic, as this was edited by DaveTuley LMEAO) can't change your pick after you post it as this supposed to mirror the real world where you lock in your bet at the current number...if you need to clarify something in original post (typed in wrong team or line, or forget to cite sportsbooks, etc.), please quote in new post to bring it to the moderators attention
    15. For the first time, this year, Week 17 will be worth 2 points for a correct selection and 1 point for a push.
    16. To qualify for the playoff round of this competition, players must have a total of 10 points by the end of the regular season (week 17)...important note: your points will be the number of Units you start with in the playoff portion of the contest that runs through the Super Bowl and will be run by DaveTuley with locked-in spreads and totals, though Tuley often will give extra options if the market has variances such as Patriots -6.5 but also Steelers +7 being available); still debating maximum units allowed for playoff round (currently 5-unit max bet each playoff weekend).
    17. ViewFromVegas shirt to top point-earner in regular season; $100 gift card & VFV shirt to overall playoff champion (we've had VFV Forum members offer up additional prizes in the past including cash and steak knives, so please contact DaveTuley if you have anything to add).

    If you have any questions, feel free to ask and best of luck this season!


  • #2
    In Week #13, we went a combined 22-16 (.579) ATS

    Thru 13 weeks, we are now a combined 330-294-12 (.519) ATS
    Name Win Loss Tie Total
    TARB 11 2 0 11
    AMAZINGMOM 10 3 0 10
    AZTEC10 10 3 0 10
    ASTEROID M 9 3 1 9.5
    BLUEANDGOLD65 9 4 0 9
    COMPASS ROSE 9 4 0 9
    EAST COAST 9 4 0 9
    JIMMYJAM4508 9 4 0 9
    MCGRATH 9 4 0 9
    STRMCHAR1 9 4 0 9
    GCOTTON 8 4 1 8.5
    AARON24 8 4 0 8
    J.HERB 8 5 0 8
    MR. PIXTER 8 4 0 8
    MRVOLO 8 5 0 8
    NINERUTEFAN 8 5 0 8
    SENATOR L 8 5 0 8
    SKYKAM1914 8 4 0 8
    BRUIN GUY 7 5 1 7.5
    DUKOWSKI 7 5 1 7.5
    TEXAN 73 7 5 1 7.5
    2HOLLYWOOD2 7 6 0 7
    FLORABAMABOY 7 6 0 7
    FREE JACK 7 5 0 7
    JPDAWG 7 6 0 7
    NEALWE 7 6 0 7
    PHATMAN15 7 6 0 7
    RACING CAT 7 6 0 7
    BUCKEYEFAN80 6 7 0 6
    CASEINPOINT 6 6 0 6
    CHAMOINLA 6 7 0 6
    PITTSBURGH 6 7 0 6
    COACHV29 5 8 0 5
    DEANO 5 8 0 5
    ROCKMAN IN PA 5 8 0 5
    SEAHAWK RICK 5 8 0 5
    XAVIER ROB 4 7 2 5
    Last edited by gcotton; 12-05-2019, 03:27 AM.


    • #3
      NFL P.O.W. (9-4-0)

      Bal -5 betMGM

      Of the three most reliable teams, Bal is better team across the board in every position and most consistent - Ravens beat the Pats and Niners outright. It also doesn't hurt that their opponent this week, the Bills are, even at 9-2, the least point spread capable of the three opponents: Bills, Saints, Chiefs. IMHO, pointspread worthy teams have explosive offenses with a top quarterback, good defenses, and good turnover margin, particularly in regards to takeaways. That describes Ravens, Pats and Niners. GLTA!


      • #4
        P.O.W. 9-4

        Ravens -5 bet MGM

        While Bills are definitely an overlooked team this year, they are not on the same level as the Ravens. Think the Patriots and 49ers are between 3-7 points better than the Bills, and the Ravens are at least FG better than the Patriots and 49ers. Ravens 35-17.


        • #5
          NFL POW (10-3)

          BAL -5 BETMGM

          As they said during SF/BAL game today, SF and BAL are #1 and #2 offense and defense. BAL also 6th best in takeaways while BUF is in bottom 10 in takeaways. BAL has won eight straight games in their current streak, had no new notable injuries, and is 5-3 ATS last 8 games, including 5-1 ATS the last 6 games. spread was BAL -5.5 versus SF. They didn't cover. They cover and more with -5 versus BUF. Good luck to all!


          • #6
            Bal betmgm -5
            They didn’t cover today, but Bal still had an impressive win. While Buf is a surprise and has a good defense, they will not be able to put up points like they did against Dallas. Looking at an easy cover by double digits for Lamar and co.


            • #7
              NFL P.O.W. (8-5-0)

              Bal -5 betMGM

              Bal averaging double digits over the vegas number this season, no reason to see that that changes here. Buf averaging less than two field goals scoring margin over all opponents this year. Bal averaging over two touchdowns scoring margin over all opponents this season. Last three games double digit wins, 13.7 points per game, straight up and versus spread for Buf, against Mia, Den and Dal. Last 5 games - not counting today against SF - Bal averaging 25.6 points per game over the vegas number, against Sea, NE, Cin, Hou and Rams. Bal 28-10. GLTA


              • #8
                POW 7-5

                BAL -5.5 WIlliam Hill

                Bal is playing like an elite team right now. They are playing on a different level then the Bills. The Bills come in without beating a team above 500 (dallas's lose to them put them at 500). The only thing that may keep this one from getting out of hand is the weather. I will expect the Ravens to win easily in Buffalo and continue their pursuit of the bye in the playoffs.


                • #9
                  NFL POW 6-7

                  Balt -5.5

                  After a close game this past week, Balt gets back to winning big. Buff is coming off of the big win in Dallas. Buff doesn't have the offensive power to keep up with Balt. I can see Buff's defense slowing Balt down but not like San Fran did this past week. Buff gets caught looking ahead to their first true Prime Time match-up of the season with Pittsburgh the following week since this game got flexed to Sunday night football. You can argue that the Dallas game was prime time since it was the only game on at its time. Ravens win this game by two plus scores.


                  • #10
                    The whole world loves the Ravens.So far 7-0 here.The line opens 7 for a short time and settles at 5 1/2.Lets See how the week plays out.Buffalo could be for real.


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Mrvolo View Post
                      The whole world loves the Ravens.So far 7-0 here.The line opens 7 for a short time and settles at 5 1/2.Lets See how the week plays out.Buffalo could be for real.
                      Buffalo is real. They are a real Pretender! LOL


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by TARB
                        Tampa Bay -3 ..... William Hill
                        I am going with the team that has turned it around and is playing much better lately. Indy just lost to Tennessee and is now third in the AFC South Division. Another loss would put the team behind the 8 ball as to making the playoffs. The Bucs are playing without pressure, knowing that it is next year for them.
                        Please confirm record as we have played 13 weeks.....11-3 = 14


                        • #13
                          NFL POW 9-4

                          SF + 3 Bet MGM

                          S.F. nearly beat Baltimore at home and just lost in the closing seconds. S.F. is a Gold Sheet key release. S.F. is 5-1 SU and against the spread this year on the road.


                          • #14
                            NFL POW (5-7-0 ytd)

                            SEATTLE SEACHICKENS - -2.5 (WILL HILL)

                            IF I'm gonna flame out of this thing, I'm gonna do it on my boys.

                            They have started to play defense consistently, which is what I needed to see to become a true believer in this crew. The offense has been there all season, but pass rush and secondary has been a question mark up until the SF game where they turned a page. The MINN game wasn't as close as the score, and LAR is still an offense that is in search of their identity. Beating ARI wasn't a giant leap forward. They are desperate, and will pull out all the stops in a must-win game for them. SEA is starting to get the aura of a team that is going to make a run at the #1 seed if SF can knock off NO, or at least the 2nd seed if they can win out. They have the feeling, and playing under the lights is their specialty. It will be a close game like all their others, but I can see them winning by 3 with a better team than they had playing the last time when they probably should have lost. MO-MO is on the Seachickens side.


                            • DaveyShines
                              DaveyShines commented
                              Editing a comment
                              I bet Seattle after the Super Bowl at 40-1. I think the pass rush is OK with Ansah back to complement Clowney. You are right in pointing to the secondary as their Achilles heel. But Russell Wilson is a magician and a prime MVP candidate and the ground and pound duo of Carson and Penny are weather proof and custom made for the playoffs. But can they stay healthy and protect the ball? They run with a violent intent reminiscent of Beast Mode.
                              Last edited by DaveyShines; 12-03-2019, 03:18 PM.

                            • Mrvolo
                              Mrvolo commented
                              Editing a comment
                              Good bet.They looked very good last night.

                            • Seahawk Rick
                              Seahawk Rick commented
                              Editing a comment
                              Good odds if they somehow pulled it off!!

                              Diggs that we got from DET in a trade is shoring up the secondary with McDougald and flowers playing better. Diggs isn't earl Thomas but he's just a notch below him. pass rush isn't getting big sac numbers but the pressure is there to get QB's moving around and hurried. health for any team is a concern but they are in good shape at the moment. December is their normal time to shine...we'll see if it happens and gets them a bye and a home game. lot's of football to be played...

                              in the last 20-years, no MVP has won the SB...8-9 have played in it, but weren't on the winning side. Lamar can have the MVP!!! Little Russell would like another Lombardi! 😁
                              Last edited by Seahawk Rick; 12-03-2019, 06:28 AM.

                          • #15
                            Originally posted by JIMMYJAM4508 View Post

                            Buffalo is real. They are a real Pretender! LOL
                            Not so fast my friend. The Bills Mafia will be at full throttle in Orchard Park. It will be a tall order to contain Jackson but that defense is resilient and improving. Josh Allen is almost as elusive a scrambler and must limit his turnovers. With Singletary and the ageless Gore, the Bills can run the ball and provide an option to the underrated passing attack. I see a fieldgoal difference either way, possibly in OT.


                            • Mrvolo
                              Mrvolo commented
                              Editing a comment
                              I am with you.Won with SF and points last week and going with a Bills and points this week.We could get snow,wind sleet,etc
                              Sunday but we know the noise will be there to disrupt Ravens.

                            • JIMMYJAM4508
                              JIMMYJAM4508 commented
                              Editing a comment
                              Appreciate the dialect here......

                              Ive seen this road many times, the Bills have had a nice season, they still have to finsih it off.....
                              Theyre 9 wins are all against a cup cake schedule of teams with a combined 33-75 record. They will not have the firepower to keep up with Baltimore. Josh Allen hasnt thrown for more than 270 yards in a game this season. I dont even think bad weather will help them.....
                              Good Luck & Enjoy the games.