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  • 2020 NFL P.O.W. Week #8 (October 29-November 2) Post Plays Here

    This is the thread for the 2020 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
    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. Since we are not doing the SuperContest Mirror Contest like past years and this is the OFFICIAL handicapping ViewFromVegas handicapping contest for the 2020 NFL season, DaveTuley is upgrading the grand prize to 2 nights hotel in Las Vegas (sorry, you have to get yourself here) and dinner for 2 with DaveTuley along with $100 gift card and a ViewFromVegas shirt (season must end with a Super Bowl champion for this to be awarded)...he's also giving a $100 gift card and a VFV shirt to the top point-earner in the regular season (minimum 10 weeks)...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).
    18. ****Thanks to Compass Rose for starting discussion on this one****18. Any selection made, and then for whatever reason, the game is officially postponed or canceled, a substitute P.O.W. may be posted at the then available lines. If no substitute play is made, the original play will be graded as 0 points.

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



  • #2
    In Week 7 we went a combined 33-16-3 (.635) ATS

    Thru 7 weeks, we are now a combined 198-195-13 (.480) ATS

    VFV Top 10(including ties) went 9-5 ATS
    Name Win Loss Tie Total
    TEXAN 73 7 0 0 7
    ICE TEA 2 6 0 1 6.5
    ASTROID M 6 1 0 6
    COACHV29 6 1 0 6
    MATTYSHARP 6 1 0 6
    TARB 6 1 0 6
    2HOLLYWOOD2 5 2 0 5
    AZTEC10 5 2 0 5
    BRUINGUY 5 2 0 5
    BUCKY 5 2 0 5
    JIMMYJAM4508 5 2 0 5
    AMAZING MOM 4 3 0 4
    BARNSTORM 4 3 0 4
    BLUEANDGOLD65 4 3 0 4
    BUCKEYEFAN80 4 3 0 4
    DUKOWSKI 4 3 0 4
    DURBIFY 4 3 0 4
    EAST COAST 4 3 0 4
    FREEJACK 4 2 0 4
    GCOTTON 4 3 0 4
    HEY RUBE! 4 3 0 4
    RACING CAT 4 3 0 4
    WOODEE 4 1 0 4
    AARON24 3 3 1 3.5
    BIMMERCANDO 3 3 1 3.5
    DEANO 3 3 1 3.5
    JPFITZ 3 2 1 3.5
    JSCHANILEC 3 3 1 3.5
    MRVOLO 3 3 1 3.5
    MUDSHARK 3 3 1 3.5
    ARCHIE 8 3 4 0 3
    BOURBONBOB 3 3 0 3
    CHAMOINLA 3 4 0 3
    COMPASS ROSE 3 4 0 3
    JD MOOSE 1950 3 4 0 3
    JPDAWG 3 4 0 3
    MCGRATH 3 4 0 3
    MR. PIXTER 3 4 0 3
    NINERUTEFAN 3 4 0 3
    STRMCHSR1 3 4 0 3
    TOSPEKE 3 4 0 3
    XAVIER BOB 3 4 0 3
    YISMAN 3 4 0 3
    FLORABAMABOY 2 4 1 2.5
    MR. OUTSIDEVEGAS 2 4 1 2.5
    DAVE TULEY 2 2 0 2
    PHATMAN15 2 5 0 2
    ROCKMAN IN PA 2 5 0 2
    SEAHAWK RICK 2 5 0 2
    ZJABRONI 2 5 0 2
    510SPORTSNUT 1 5 1 1.5
    J.HERB 1 4 1 1.5
    ACE 1 3 0 1
    CDOG 1 3 0 1
    PETEGAL2 1 0 0 1
    SEMAJ35 1 1 0 1
    TONYLOVE 1 6 0 1
    CASEINPOINT 0 6 1 0.5
    DMAC 0 4 0 0
    EIEIO 0 3 0 0
    LEGZ_AKIMBO 0 1 0 0
    SKYKAM1914 0 2 0 0
    Last edited by gcotton; 10-27-2020, 04:03 PM.


    • #3
      Folks, sorry for the delay in starting the week 8 thread. I was so happy out celebrating yet another Falcons 4th quarter collapse that I forgot to get on here and get this strarted....I need some serious therapy if anyone knows a good therapist in my area.....


      • #4
        2020 NFL P.O.W. (4-3-0 YTD)

        Carolina Panthers -3 (Westgate)

        I'm mad that I missed out on the 2.5 when it first opened on Sunday night, but I have nobody to blame but myself or starting the thread so late. Oh, well.......After watching ATL blow yet another 4th qtr lead today, I don't see how this team will be up and ready for a divisional road tilt in 4 days. Matt Stafford threw all over this d-backfield today and I can only imagine what Teddy B will do to them on Thursday night. CAR looked good in getting beat in a track meet today at NO, if that's possible, CAR is the real deal and I really think and wish that the CAR HC should be our HC in ATL right now. I really, really love Matt Ruhle.

        Atlanta Falcons 17
        Carolina Panthers 31

        Best of luck to all and stay safe everyone!


        • #5

          New Orleans -2.5 ..... Westgate

          Both New Orleans and Chicago need to win this game to possibly win their respective divisions. I will go with the team that has the better quarterback and the better playmakers on the offense.I think that the Saints can win this game by at least a touchdown. I actually considered taking New England +4 at Buffalo. Both NE and Buffalo played badly yesterday, but NE looks to be falling apart, so I settled on New Orleans,


          • #6

            Chargers PK (TI)

            Chargers are 5-1 ATS this year and I’m sticking with capcondos turnover theory in this game. Plus they are -1.5 everywhere else so I’ll take the extra points. GLA


            • #7
              NFL POW 6-1 [6 pts]

              OVER 45.5 Chargers vs Denver [William Hill]

              To date nobody has slowed down the Charger Offense since Herbert has taken over. He is running and throwing it all over the yard. Might be a bit of a stretch not knowing the weather in Denver, but I'm pretty sure it won't be much worse than yesterday and 59 points were scored. Denver can run ball decently and the Chargers have some issues stopping the run and Lock is no Mahomes, but pretty sure they can put up close to 20 vs the Chargers and the Chargers will score in the 30 range. This one gets to 50.

              ​​​​​​​Gl to all


              • #8
                NFL P.O.W. ( 3-4-0)

                Philly lay 3 1/2( BetMGM)

                Believe Dallas has quit Dalton out rookie under center-- Philly played way better than score indicated last week vs Gmen--
                All kinds of trouble in clubhouse so I never lay points but maybe this week will work out--
                Last edited by Compass rose; 10-26-2020, 10:39 AM. Reason: spelling


                • barnstorm
                  barnstorm commented
                  Editing a comment
                  Was this ever Philly -3.5? I see it opened at -7.5 at Pinnacle and is now -11. I see a comment below seeming to confirm that BetMGM maybe had it at -3.5 on Monday morning. Congrats for nabbing that.
                  Last edited by barnstorm; 10-31-2020, 08:26 PM.

              • #9
                Gcotton, Draftkings is offering Falcons have lead in 4th Quarter and lose at +440. FYI.


                • gcotton
                  gcotton commented
                  Editing a comment
                  That's awesome and sad all in one, lol

              • #10
                A little confused on Dallas-Philadelphia game.No line at most LV Casinos and it shows 3 1/2 at Bet MGM and 7 1/2 at 2 sites off shore.Anybody know anything about this game.Not looking to bet it as POW but interested in Survivor Pools.


                • #11
                  POW 3-4...BET MGM DENVER +3

                  The Chargers are beat up. Their kicking game’s a mess. They don’t know how to close.Love this spot for Denver, haven't won a home game and go on the road for next two.


                  • #12
                    NFL P.O.W. ( 3-4-0)

                    Titans vs Bengals under 53 Stations

                    The Titans are coming off their first loss of the year against a great Steelers defense and with a lethal rushing attack led by Derrick Henry, they should be able to get back on track against one of the worst run defense in the NFL. The Bengals are allowing 133.7 rushing yards per game which rank in the bottom five of the NFL while the Titans boast one of the best rushing attacks. Derrick Henry is going to run wild against this Bengals defense.

                    The Titans and Bengals matchup similarly on defense with the Bengals allowing 395.1 yards per game to rank 24th in the NFL while allowing opposing teams to score 27.7 points per game which ranks 21st. The Titans allow 401.8 total yards ranking just one spot behind the Bengals and opposing teams are averaging 25.5 points which ranks Tennesee 17th.



                    • #13
                      My mistake over 53! Sorry


                      • gcotton
                        gcotton commented
                        Editing a comment
                        I got ya Chamoinla!! LOL, honest mistake...all good.

                      • chamoinla
                        chamoinla commented
                        Editing a comment
                        I should have stay with the mistake!Thanks anyway gcotton and best of luck the rest of the season!

                    • #14
                      Originally posted by Mrvolo View Post
                      A little confused on Dallas-Philadelphia game.No line at most LV Casinos and it shows 3 1/2 at Bet MGM and 7 1/2 at 2 sites off shore.Anybody know anything about this game.Not looking to bet it as POW but interested in Survivor Pools.
                      Andy Dalton is on concussion protocol and unless he clears it, Rookie Ben DiNucci will start.
                      Most if not all Books at the moment have this game OTB


                      • Mrvolo
                        Mrvolo commented
                        Editing a comment
                        Not as sharp as I was 75 years ago,thanks for info.Looks like Eagles in my SP.

                      • IceTea 2
                        IceTea 2 commented
                        Editing a comment
                        I believe it's official, offshore has the eagles anywhere from -7 to -9

                    • #15
                      Originally posted by gcotton View Post
                      Folks, sorry for the delay in starting the week 8 thread. I was so happy out celebrating yet another Falcons 4th quarter collapse that I forgot to get on here and get this strarted....I need some serious therapy if anyone knows a good therapist in my area.....
                      Thanks for working on this thread !
                      I did not realize you were responsible for this till now.
                      Sorry 'bout that.

                      Thx again for your work.

                      Re Week #7:
                      I was unfortunate to the tune of $10,000.00 by not guessing the correct Total for the TB in Monday night's Bears-Rams game.
                      Had I done so ( actual 34 pts vs my 45 pts entry ) 10K.
                      I went 14-0 (SU contest) with a sportsbook "BetNow" and lost out on the 1st place $1,000.00 weekly prize as the winner also
                      14-0 had a better TB score.
                      Grabbed 2nd place and $500.00

                      Lost $$ betting ATS in the NFL over the weekend, so the contest winnings covered me well.
                      Last edited by bimmercando; 10-28-2020, 07:38 PM.