NFL Picks – 2013, Final Tally

A long time ago, I made the last post about our picks for each week. We continued to pick the games, but I stopped posting them here on the blog because of a lack of time.

With the super bowl less than a week away at this point, I figured it was time to loop back and post the final results. Here’s a complete breakdown of our record by week. Just as a reminder, we started in Week 2 and didn’t pick the Thursday game that week. Also, for some reason, we stopped picking the tiebreaker starting in Week 14, so that doesn’t change after that point.

Week Angela Nick Angela (Total) Nick (Total) Tiebreaker (Angela – Nick)
2 8-7 12-3 0-0 0-0 0-0
3 9-7 6-10 8-7 12-3 1-0
4 9-6 8-7 17-14 18-13 1-1
5 8-6 7-7 26-20 26-20 2-1
6 10-5 11-4 34-26 33-27 3-1
7 9-6 7-8 44-31 44-31 4-1
8 10-3 10-3 53-37 51-39 4-2
9 7-6 8-5 63-40 61-42 4-3
10 6-8 5-9 70-46 69-47 4-4
11 11-4 10-5 76-54 74-56 5-4
12 5-9 7-7 87-58 84-61 5-5
13 10-6 11-5 92-67 91-68 6-5
14 14-2 14-2 102-73 102-73 7-5
15 10-6 7-9 116-75 116-75 7-6
16 8-8 9-7 126-81 123-84 7-6
17 14-2 12-4 134-89 132-91 7-6
Final     148-91 (0.619) 144-95 (0.602) 7-6

As you can see, we both made pretty good picks throughout the season. Angela beat me out in the end, though, and she deserved it. She did her homework, watched the injury report, and picked her teams strategically. I tried to stay on top of things, but Angela always knew something I didn’t.

The Winnings

Angela and I made a small bet, but by the time the season was over I’d already bought my “prize” for myself as a birthday present. Angela won, but I’ll admit I welched on the bet. Instead of cleaning the apartment on my hands and knees, I purchased a voucher for house cleaning so that I could spend time with my wife rather than scrubbing floors and walls.

Overall, this was fun. It was kind of a pain in the ass to keep track of things manually (plus we could both see the other person’s picks depending on who picked first) so next year I’m going to propose we use one of the pick’em games on NFL.com or ESPN.com.

My hat is off to my beautiful wife for being a better game picker than I am. We’ll see who wins next year!

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