Monday, January 10, 2011

NFL: Wildcard Pick Results

A nice round of results for APR and SRS!

Winning teams in bold.

Saints (APR, SRS, Line) @ Seahawks
Scoring 36 points on the Seahawks should've been enough for the Saints to win by a factor of 2 or 3. But their defense gave up 41 points, including 3 early touchdown drives of 70+ yards each. Matt Hasselbeck threw for 272 yards and 4 touchdowns. The Saints defense gave up a lot of big plays—three different Seahawk receivers had long receptions of 38 yards or more, and Marshawn Lynch had a good day running, even before that 67 yard touchdown run that sealed the win for the Seahawks.
Jets (APR, SRS) @ Colts (Line)
The Colts seemed to turtle up and try to get by on a very low scoring game. At the end of the first half, only up by 7, they had the ball with a time out and 0:45 left on the clock. Instead of trying to get another score, they elected to run the clock out.
Late in the second half, down by 1, they seemed content to play for a field goal, which gave them a very slim 2-point lead. That might have been enough, except the Jets got a big runback on the ensuing kickoff, and with 0:45 and a timeout left, they were able to drive for the game-winning score.
Ravens (APR, SRS, Line) @ Chiefs
The Chiefs really got kicked to the curb in this game. They only had 3 drives longer than 31 yards. Matt Cassel completed just 9 passes for 70 yards. The Chiefs defense did well, holding the Ravens to just 10 points into the 3rd quarter. But 3 interceptions, 2 lost fumbles, and the Chiefs general inability to move the ball gave the Ravens too many opportunities to score.
Packers (APR, SRS) @ Eagles (Line)
The Packers defense played up to their reputation for this game, allowing the Eagles only two drives longer than 39 yards, limiting Michael Vick to 33 yards rushing, Desean Jackson to 2 catches, and coming up with the game-sealing interception. The Packers offense played well (in spite of some miscues), and featured a 100 yard rushing performance for the first time since their week 5 loss to the Redskins.


Weird. APR and APR VH were in total agreement, SRS and SRS VH disagreed on every pick.

APR 3-13-175.0%
APR VH3-13-175.0%
SRS 3-13-175.0%
SRS VH1-31-325.0%
Line 1-31-325.0%