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  • 2020 NFL P.O.W. Week #15 (December 17 - 21 ) 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: http://www.vegasinsider.com/nfl/odds/las-vegas/
    6. All lines must be -110 or less (must be posted on above site...no buying 1/2 point)
    7. Only Vegas Sports Books listed on the VI website will be allowed
    8. PLEASE SEE NOTE BELOW FOR ELIGIBLE BOOKS!
    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)...you 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!

    ******GOING FORWARD, HERE ARE THE ONLY BOOKS ELIGIBLE TO USE FOR THIS CONTEST. ANY PLAYS POSTED NOT USING ONE OF THESE BOOKS WILL BE GRADED AS A LOSS. THIS WILL SERVE AS YOUR ONLY REMINDER FOR THIS NEW RULE!!!********

    WESTGATE
    BETMGM
    CIRCA
    WILLIAM HILL
    STATIONS
    GOLDEN NUGGET
    TREASURE ISLAND
    SOUTH POINT
    CAESARS
    WYNN

    ONLY ENTRIES WITH AT LEAST 6 POINTS ARE ELIGIBLE TO CONTINUE IN THIS YEARS CONTEST.

  • #2
    In Week 14, we went a combined 22-18-0 (.550) ATS

    Thru 14 weeks, we are now a combined 357-359-14 (.489) ATS

    Also, in Week 14, we welcomed two more entries into the playoffs: ASTROID M & BARNSTORM, join the three others already in. 5 more entries are sitting just a point away from the magic number of 10.
    Name Win Loss Tie Total
    TARB 12 2 0 12
    ICE TEA 2 11 2 1 11.5
    WOODEE 11 3 0 11
    ASTROID M 10 4 0 10
    BARNSTORM 10 4 0 10
    DURBIFY 9 5 0 9
    EAST COAST 9 5 0 9
    JIMMYJAM4508 9 5 0 9
    RACING CAT 9 5 0 9
    TEXAN 73 9 5 0 9
    DEANO 8 5 1 8.5
    MRVOLO 8 5 1 8.5
    2HOLLYWOOD2 8 6 0 8
    COACHV29 8 6 0 8
    JD MOOSE 1950 8 7 0 8
    JPDAWG 8 6 0 8
    STR8OUTTADURANGO 8 6 0 8
    AARON24 7 6 1 7.5
    MUDSHARK 7 6 1 7.5
    AMAZING MOM 7 7 0 7
    ARCHIE 8 7 7 0 7
    AZTEC10 7 7 0 7
    BUCKEYEFAN80 7 7 0 7
    COMPASS ROSE 7 7 0 7
    DUKOWSKI 7 7 0 7
    FREEJACK 7 5 0 7
    GCOTTON 7 7 0 7
    HEY RUBE! 7 7 0 7
    MATTYSHARP 7 4 0 7
    TAKETHEREDEYE 7 7 0 7
    YISMAN 7 7 0 7
    BIMMERCANDO 6 7 1 6.5
    JSCHANILEC 6 7 1 6.5
    BLUEANDGOLD65 6 8 0 6
    BUCKY 6 6 0 6
    CHAMOINLA 6 8 0 6
    NINERUTEFAN 6 7 0 6
    PHATMAN15 6 7 0 6
    SEAHAWK RICK 6 8 0 6
    TOSPEKE 6 8 0 6
    Last edited by gcotton; 12-15-2020, 08:21 AM.

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    • Aztec10
      Aztec10 commented
      Editing a comment
      Question, with only 3 weeks left isn't 7 the number to still have an opportunity to qualify going into this week?

    • Seahawk Rick
      Seahawk Rick commented
      Editing a comment
      No Aztec, the SeahawkRick rule was adopted to make Week 17 worth 2-points to add some excitement to a weird week to pick. Double you pleasure, double the fun!

  • #3
    Just a reminder that in addition to the TNF game this week, we also have 2 games on Saturday to choose from.

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    • #4
      12-2

      Buffalo -4 ..... Westgate, William Hill

      I will continue to ride the hot team that has won its last three games by 10, 10 and 11 points. It has also won six out of seven, with a loss by 2 points. Denver hasn't the talent that Buffalo has, as shown by its losing record.

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      • Mrvolo
        Mrvolo commented
        Editing a comment
        Wow 12-2,only kidding,excellent picking,I was doing OK yesterday and even put some weight on your sled with Buffalo.If you can drag me you are doing something.The only game I hope you are wrong about is ND.

    • #5
      7-5

      Buff -6 Wynn

      This is a team starting to come together. The Defense game to play last week with Allen making less mistakes. I like the direction the bills are headed. I will take the hot team over a Denver team that is just trying to finish the season. I look for Buffalo to score easily and possibly get a def score as well. Buff 31-21

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      • #6
        POW 9-5

        LA Chargers +3.5 (South Point)

        Got burned badly by the Chargers two weeks ago but I will take another shot with them here. I'm not understanding why this line is greater than 3. Raiders appear to be in disarray, firing the defensive coordinator probably won't make a big difference on a short week. I also like the revenge angle with the Chargers who appeared to win the game versus the Raiders earlier this year on the final play only to have the call overturned on replay. Bottom line, I don't think the Raiders were ever as good as their 6-3 record indicated at midseason. These two teams are pretty evenly matched and I will gladly take more than a FG.

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        • #7
          2020 NFL P.O.W. (6-8-0)

          ARIZONA CARDINALS -6 (South Point)

          Yeah, Jalen Hurts helped get PHILLY up-righted for a day, but now ARI has some video to game plan against and with a healthy Kyler Murray, PHILLY's defense will look more like NYG's did last week with Murray beating them with the short/intermediate passes. ARI put Danny Dimes on the ground a lot, and if they figure out a way to keep Hurts from running as much as he did on NO, they can win by a TD.

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          • #8
            NFL POW 8-6 [8 pts]

            Pittsburgh -12.5 [William Hill]

            Would almost never lay this many on the road within in the division, but this season has taught us that normally is not normal. With a two game losing streak I would fully expect for the Steelers to be focused in this game. The Bengals cannot protect their QB and with the Steelers blitzing D I would expect at least two to three turnovers that will lead to short field position for Big Ben and his WR's to regain some confidence. I see this as a 30-10 score.

            GL to all

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            • #9
              NFL P.O.W. ( 7-7-0 )

              sf -2 1/2 ( Hill)

              SF should have won vs Wash last week, but 3 t/o did them in-- And Dallas beat a sad Cincy team - in kind of a revenge game for the Red Rifle- also Cincy had 3 t/o in the loss

              I don't and never did trust Dalton, I expect SF to cover the small spot and hopefully keep me a step ahead of the Grim Reaper

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              • #10
                9-5 YTD
                Jags +14 mgm

                Balt off prime time battle. Baltimore with injuries to both starting CB. Minshew back to make some magic. Harbaugh 0-5 ATS against Jags. They want draft pick so look for a late turnover to prevent victory but they keep the score within 2TDs. Good luck Cheers

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                • #11
                  Ugh...I didn't get a pick in this week and I'm eliminated. I thought of it at least half a dozen times over the weekend and never followed through (the first few times, I meant to use the Broncos +3.5 and would have survived...then, after that game started, I meant to go ahead with the Jets and would have been put out of my misery pretty quick LMEAO). Of course, even if I had survived, I would have still needed to win my last 3 picks to make the playoffs. It is a tough feat, so congrats to those who have qualified and to those who will qualify in the next few weeks. GL..see you in the playoffs (though just in an administrative role again!!!).

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                  • #12
                    2020 NFL P.O.W. (6-7-1) [In the Hunt]

                    Green Bay - Carolina OVER 51.5 (Circa Sports) I think Green Bay's going to take care of Carolina fairly easily as they are in the drivers seat for the #1 seed in the NFC. Carolina's defense won't put up much of a fight and the Packers should hit 30+ points. Carolina will get enough done on offense against the Green Bay defense and score 20+. Hopefully that will add up to 52 or more points or my season is over!

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                    • #13
                      11-3

                      OVER 51.5 CHARGERS/RAIDERS---- Circa and Golden Nugget

                      I liked this right away at the higher mid-week number of 53/52.5 and it has since dropped as some injuries have been announced. Chargers are dead and Raiders can put up some points on them tonight at home in a get well game. I can see a shoot-out and as much I hate stand-alone OVERS, I am going with my gut reaction as i am not seeing much else that I love this week either.

                      Good Luck to all and this has been a fun contest. FYI- This is by far the best I am doing in multiple contest I am in so don;t think I am some NFL guru as I still believe the NFL is a coin-flip bet these days!

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                      • Woodee12
                        Woodee12 commented
                        Editing a comment
                        So lucky--that should have easily ended on 51. Gambling gods giving me one back after I lost on that meaningless hail mary earlier this year!

                    • #14
                      P.O.W. ( 7-7-0 )
                      New England +2.5
                      New England has had 10 to prepare for a team that lost a close one to KC.
                      It's the 1st time that Tua has faced a Bill B defense and Bill has won 11 straight matchups against rookie Quarterbacks.

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                      • #15
                        Originally posted by DaveTuley View Post
                        Ugh...I didn't get a pick in this week and I'm eliminated. I thought of it at least half a dozen times over the weekend and never followed through (the first few times, I meant to use the Broncos +3.5 and would have survived...then, after that game started, I meant to go ahead with the Jets and would have been put out of my misery pretty quick LMEAO). Of course, even if I had survived, I would have still needed to win my last 3 picks to make the playoffs. It is a tough feat, so congrats to those who have qualified and to those who will qualify in the next few weeks. GL..see you in the playoffs (though just in an administrative role again!!!).

                        Dave you can make a pick and cxl mine off if you like! ?


                        POW -
                        6-7-1

                        Under cuz havent seen much to warrant loads of points by LVR



                        Dec 17th-
                        LA Chargers-LV Raiders under 53 -BETMGM

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