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  • 2018 NFL P.O.W. (Play Of the Week) Contest: Week 15 (Dec 13-17 ) Post Plays Here

    This is the thread for the 2018 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
    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):

    2018 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. 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)
    15. Prizes to be determined by DaveTuley....we've had fellow posters offer up prizes in the past, so please let me know if anyone has anything to offer or ideas for yours truly (yes, this is an edit by DaveTuley I'd like to have a prize for the person earning the most points during the regular season...and then the overall champ after the Super Bowl (and perhaps a runner-up prize).
    16. NO EDITING!!!

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


  • #2
    In Week #14, like most other gamblers, we took a hit. We went a combined 12-22 (.353) ATS

    Thru 14 weeks, we are now a combined 365-343-21 (.501) ATS

    We added another playoff contestant this week, CONGRATS to PHATMAN15 for making it to the "money round".
    Name Win Loss Tie Total
    EAST COAST 12 2 0 12
    FLORABAMABOY 11 3 0 11
    MR.VOLO 11 3 0 11
    RACINGCAT 11 3 0 11
    PHATMAN15 10 4 0 10
    COACHV29 9 4 1 9.5
    DAVEY SHINES 9 4 1 9.5
    FREEJACK 9 4 1 9.5
    2HOLLYWOOD 9 5 0 9
    BLUEANDGOLD65 9 5 0 9
    CAP32 9 4 0 9
    JDMOOSE1950 9 5 0 9
    MCGRATH 9 5 0 9
    TEXAN 73 9 5 0 9
    MR. PIXTER 8 5 1 8.5
    ERMINE 8 5 0 8
    JUSTJULIE123 8 5 0 8
    LEGZ_AKIMBO 8 6 0 8
    MTHELLER 8 6 0 8
    PITTSBURGH 8 6 0 8
    J.HERB 6 5 3 7.5
    RAY 7 5 1 7.5
    TAKETHEREDEYE 7 6 1 7.5
    STRMCHSR1 7 7 0 7
    Last edited by gcotton; 12-11-2018, 07:09 PM.


    • #3
      Quick reminder guys, we have 2 games on Saturday this week.


      • #4
        POW 8-6 (8-points)

        Dallas +3 Westgate

        Two evenly matched teams and Dallas picking up 3 for being on the road. Indy still playing for a playoff spot, but need lots of help. Dallas will keep rolling and win this game outright. Dallas 23 Indy 17


        • #5
          POW 11-3
          Buffalo -2 (MGM)

          The look ahead line last week was PICK. Buffalo coming off loss, Detroit off a win yet the line has moved towards Buffalo anyway. I agree, Buffalo is the better team, playing hard, and playing at home. Too early in the week to predict weather, but any adverse weather favors the Bills. I just don't know how the Lions are going to score in this game, they only scored 10 on offense yesterday and the Bills defense is better than the Cardinals. If this line was still a pick 'em I would consider this one of my strongest plays of the year. As is, anything less than a FG is a very fair line. Buffalo wins and holds the Lions to 10 or fewer points.


          • #6
            POW 11-3
            Chargers +3.5 (MGM)

            Ravens gave the Chiefs all they could handle yesterday and should have won that game if not for a couple of miracle 4th downs, either of which could have gone the other way. Chargers slept walked through their game with Bengals because their mind was on this game. Know I'm bucking the trend against the Thursday night home team on a short week, but trends don't always last, and this Chiefs team has given up 54, 33, and 24 points in the last 3 weeks. They will miss Hunt eventually, and this will be the game. Kansas City total defense is one of the absolute worst in the league. With the forecast for a cold rainy night, look for the Chiefs passing attack to be slowed down, and the Chargers top 10 defense and balanced attack to pull out the rare Thursday night win for the dog. I like this play on the money line, but will gladly take the field goal and a hook. The bonus is that Andy Reid hasn't done anything real stupid lately. That trend has gotta stop soon too, doesn't it?


            • Mrvolo
              Mrvolo commented
              Editing a comment
              Really like this pick and as you know I am a dog player.If you followed my comments the last few weeks I mentioned alot of winners on this site.Will not make it a play in this contest but will be on Chargers plus points Thursday night for all your reasons.GL and looking forward to playing against you Racing Cat and my friend the leader,East Coast and anybody with a ten in the playoffs.

            • florabamaboy
              florabamaboy commented
              Editing a comment
              Thanks Mrvolo. Made a mistake last week taking a road favorite in Denver in this contest (of course i didn't know they would lose their best offensive player mid-week, but hey thats always a risk grabbing early lines). Love Racing Cats pick above on Buffalo, I always look to the leaders plays on this thread before making my personal wagers, it has proven to be very profitable for me this year, especially when they jive with my own handicapping and a couple of the leaders in the Westgate Supercontest like Personal Gourmet & @pigskinjunkies. GL to you also!

          • #7
            NFL POW 9-4-1

            Cincy -3 [MGM Mirage]

            Kind of holding my nose on this one. I don't think the Bengals will finish 5-11 and if they lose this one there is a good chance they will. They did show some fight last week in San Diego and this week facing an Oakland team who is set up for a letdown after a big win at home vs Pittsburgh, along with playing a noon game which is 10:00 AM for them. Driskell, Mixon and Boyd should be able to score enough against this poor Oakland D to cover the short #. I'll call it Cincy by 7-10.

            GL to all


            • florabamaboy
              florabamaboy commented
              Editing a comment
              i like this play also. if bengals would just give Mixon the ball 20x a game who knows how much better they would be. so ready for the Lewis/Jackson era to end.

          • #8
            Updated standings are now posted above.


            • #9
              POW 11-3
              Oakland +3 Stations
              Cinny is 1-7 last 8 and I think have packed it in.Fans Will not be crazy as is the rule for home team.Oakland can score as they showed in last few games
              and maybe like the feeling it gives off. 2 teams going home Dec30th but it seems Oakland is a team on the upswing.Last but not least like that game seems easy
              for Cinny and line will break 3 before kickoff.
              2 other dogs I will be on ars Chargers and Steelers.


              • #10
                POW 8-5
                Patriots -1.5 (betonlne)

                Belichick owns Tomlin


                • Seahawk Rick
                  Seahawk Rick commented
                  Editing a comment
                  Ermine...Lord Cotton would probably like you to elaborate more on your reason for you pick...It can help everyone if some more information is given out. WHY does Belicheat own Tomlin? Good luck.

                  You have to take lines from this site: - NO OFFSHORE books. -2 is what the line will be.
                  Last edited by Seahawk Rick; 12-15-2018, 08:49 PM.

              • #11
                POW 9-5

                KC/LAC UNDER 54 (South Point)

                Kc plays better D at home. Chargers tend to run more on the road. Rivers takes forever to get the ball snapped. Bosa’s return coupled with rookie Derwin James’ emergence has the Charger D on improving trend last few games. Cold, windy conditions. Too many factors pointing to lower scoring game in 40’s.


                • #12
                  Originally posted by Ermine View Post
                  POW 8-5
                  Patriots -1.5 (betonlne)

                  Belichick owns Tomlin
                  Betonline not an eligible book. Play should be graded at -2.


                  • #13
                    P.O.W. 8 - 5 - 1
                    Colts -3 Cowboys
                    The run of Jerry's Kids is about to end. After last week's officiating nightmare that stole an Eagles victory, one would hope old Boss Hog Jones will have no influence in Indianapolis. At this point of the season I will take Luck (with luck) at home over Prescott to protect Indy's playoff chances while the Cowpokes have some short term breathing room.


                    • #14
                      POW 9-4
                      Seahawks -3.5 south point
                      The Niners win one game at home against an inept Denver offense and all of a sudden the line is tight against a Seahawks team doing everything right defensively and needing a win to basically cement themselves in as a wild card team.
                      Looking at the talent level of the two teams, the talent level at the key positions, and the motivation factor, this points to a Seahawk win and cover.


                      • #15
                        COLTS -3 (MGM)

                        Biggest mismatch: Red-zone production

                        While both defenses have been pretty solid at limiting touchdowns in the red zone, the Colts have been significantly better at punching it in than the Cowboys — thanks to superior play-calling and a wide variety of viable targets — especially at the tight end position.

                        In fact, the Colts lead the league with 19 tight end touchdowns, while the Cowboys have just one.