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  • 2019 NFL P.O.W. Week #17(December 29) 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
    just a reminder that all correct selections in week 17 are worth 2 points and all pushes are worth a full 1 point....


    • #3
      In Week 16 we went a combined 22-12-2 (.611)

      Thru 16 weeks, we are now a combined 393-342-16 (.523) ATS

      We are sitting at a total of 16 entries already in the playoffs.
      Name Win Loss Tie Total
      TARB 13 2 1 13.5
      AMAZINGMOM 13 3 0 13
      AARON24 12 4 0 12
      BLUEANDGOLD65 12 4 0 12
      EAST COAST 12 4 0 12
      STRMCHAR1 12 4 0 12
      ASTEROID M 11 4 1 11.5
      MCGRATH 11 5 0 11
      NINERUTEFAN 11 5 0 11
      COMPASS ROSE 10 5 1 10.5
      DUKOWSKI 10 5 1 10.5
      AZTEC10 10 6 0 10
      FREE JACK 10 5 0 10
      GCOTTON 9 5 2 10
      J.HERB 10 6 0 10
      TAKETHEREDEYE 9 5 2 10
      BRUIN GUY 9 6 1 9.5
      FLORABAMABOY 9 7 0 9
      JIMMYJAM4508 9 7 0 9
      MR. PIXTER 9 6 0 9
      MRVOLO 9 7 0 9
      PHATMAN15 9 7 0 9
      SENATOR L 9 7 0 9
      SKYKAM1914 9 7 0 9
      STR8OUTTADURANGO 9 6 0 9
      2HOLLYWOOD2 8 8 0 8
      CHAMOINLA 8 8 0 8
      DEANO 8 8 0 8
      NEALWE 8 8 0 8
      RACING CAT 8 8 0 8
      XAVIER ROB 7 7 2 8
      Last edited by gcotton; 12-24-2019, 09:12 AM.


      • #4
        NFL POW 9-7

        Indianapolis Colts -1 (William Hill)

        I normally like to see how the week plays out, line moves, and review injuries and confirm who is sitting out in this game that has nothing at stake, other than pride. Colts beat Jacksonville handily at home two months ago, and I like the Colts snapped out of a losing streak today, easily beating a hapless Carolina team. I think the Colts have more talent, particularly on the offensive side of the ball, and I see some value in the Colts at -1. Gimme the Colts,, glta!!


        • #5
          N.F.L. P.O.W. (12-4-0)

          KC -7.5 (Caesars)

          KC playing for highest possible chance for seeds #2, #3, or #4. LA has fumbled away its post season chances this year. Teams heading in two different direction past few weeks...and much of season overall. Turnover margin representative of their seasons, mirror opposites. LA has twice as many giveaways as they have takeaways, KC has twice as many takeaways as they have giveaways. KC in top 10, SD tied for worst. KC 27-13. GL and Happy holidays to all!


          • #6
            NFL POW 12-4-0

            KC -7 1/2 Caesars

            Writing this without knowing the line. Many of the week 17 games are junk games, with playoff bound teams who cannot change their seed likely resting their starters, at least in the second half of their games. Meanwhile some teams are playing as spoilers, or from long seated rivalries, or for pride, or to keep their jobs or enhance their off season values. It's very convoluted to try and choose from all the possible choices being made at every level or position within next weeks games. But teams like the Chiefs who have something to play for: either a playoff spot or increasing or keeping their playoff seed have an incentive to play harder, and keep their starters in the game. Among all of these teams, the Chiefs-Chargers game is the most lopsided. Chiefs are rolling, and have dominated their division, 5-0 ATS and averaging 20 points per game more than their divisional rivals. KC wins easily 35-17. Good luck to everyone remaining! Happy Holidays to Dave, Gcotton, Seahawk Rick, All the years contestants and all of VFV nation and their families. May your favorite teams win, your bets pay off and health and happiness greet you throughout the new year!


            • Durbify
              Durbify commented
              Editing a comment
              Do you think Reid will send his starters out in second half if he sees NE up by 21? Chargers played close games all year. (Losing all of them😂) They may have Bahamas on their minds already but inclined to think Rivers will chuck it till the zero hits.

          • #7
            NFL POW (13-3-0)

            Bal -1 (Westgate, CG Tech, Circa)

            ok, I'll bite. Giving Pittsburgh a point, even if Ravens rest their starters half a game, or even all of game 17, is a good bet. Steelers banged up, possibly without top two quarterbacks, starting center, starting running back. If both teams rely on second teams, Ravens win by 7 points. If Jackson plays a half it's a blowout. Bal 27-7. GLTA and Merry Christmas or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa and Happy New Year!


            • #8
              2019 P.O.W. 11-5-0 ytd

              BAL -1 Westgate, others

              This line too low to ignore. Although recent half point drop to -7 on Kansas City is tempting. But KC may start resting its starters too - Andy Reid likes resting on game 17 if it is meaningless - if other games are playing out strongly for or strongly against them at halftime. Top to bottom BAL is more talented, and healthier. Happy holidays and glta! BAL 28-10


              • #9
                POW 8-8

                NO/CAR un 47 (mirage)

                as ive done many times this year, go under with big road chalk. the 3 other big road chalk were all unders this year. Nfl big road faves ( 10 pts or more) 2-16 un since 2011 when the o/u line is between 42 to 54 pts


                • #10
                  NFL P.O.W. ( 12-4)

                  Ravens +2 (MGM)

                  Yes, Ravens can rest regulars with top AFC seed sewn up, but even if Lamar Jackson sits, RG 3 is a better option at QB than anything the Steelers have right now.

                  Prediction: Baltimore 27 Pittsburgh 13


                  • #11
                    NFL P.O.W. ( 10-5-1)
                    Washington PLUS 11 ( Westgate)

                    Going with the also ran spoiler trend that worked last week-- JETS W- ARIZ W- TB P--
                    Wash stayed within 10 to Philly and 5 to GB last few weeks-- scoring points- I think Dallas playing tight and Wash stays within this inflated number.

                    Thanks Dave and Mr C for the contest always fun. A healthy New year to all ------


                    • #12
                      POW 9 - 6
                      Washington +10.5 Dallas (CIRCA)

                      Prescott still very limited in practice. Skins are now seeing young players get in a groove. Nothing would make the Skins season like a win over the Cowboys but I will be happy with a cover and Skins should stay with six points with Case Keenum at QB.


                      • #13
                        NFL POW (9-7).

                        Titans -3.5 Everywhere.

                        Have a feeling that Houston won't be playing so many starters if as expected Chiefs win early game. Titans must win game, Henry is rested, and Houston at home is just not that good and Watson is dinged up. Titans by 13.


                        • #14
                          NFL POW (9-6-1)

                          Baltimore Ravens +2 (Westgate)

                          I know Ravens will be resting several key players, but still believe they should be favored at home. I think they will still have enough talent on the field to compete with and defeat the Steelers. Plus a bit of added incentive to put the final nail in their hated rivals coffin this year. Steelers offense is horrible, and now center Pouncey a major component of their offensive line is out for the game. The Ravens may not score a lot in this game, but I expect the Steelers to score even less.


                          • #15
                            NFL POW ( 9-7-0)
                            Buffalo -1 CG Technology
                            The Bills will play all their regulars and treat this as the start of
                            their playoff run. 1 point to me is a pick em game and
                            the Bills are at least 3 points better