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Who will win Super Bowl LII?

New England Patriots 7 31.82%
 
Pittsburgh Steelers 1 4.55%
 
Jacksonville Jaguars 3 13.64%
 
Kansas City Chiefs 0 0.00%
 
Philadelphia Eagles 5 22.73%
 
Minnesota Vikings 3 13.64%
 
Los Angeles Rams 0 0.00%
 
New Orleans Saints 0 0.00%
 
Other 1 4.55%
 
Scoreboard 2 9.09%
 
Total:22
KC-NE 2
NYJ-BUF 2
PHI-WAS 2
OAK-TEN 1
TB-MIA 2
JAX-HOU 2
ARI-DET 2
ATL-CHI 1
BAL-CIN 2
PIT-CLE 1
IND-LAR 2
SEA-GB 2
CAR-SF 1
NYG-DAL 2
NO-MIN 2
LAC-DEN 2 by 11


Around the Network
KC-NE 2 NYJ-BUF 2 PHI-WAS 2 OAK-TEN 1
TB-MIA 1 JAX-HOU 2 ARI-DET 1 ATL-CHI 1
BAL-CIN 2 PIT-CLE 1 IND-LAR 2 SEA-GB 2
CAR-SF 1 NYG-DAL 2 NO-MIN 1 LAC-DEN Den by 4


RolStoppable said:
MTZehvor said:

Well, it can...to an extent.

I can control who plays each other in each week, so if anyone's interested, we can fiddle with the schedule for those two weeks to keep it from just being "play who you played in Weeks 1 & 2 again." Potentially power matching, or using it to match teams up against each other that might otherwise have a playoff spot decided by tiebreaker.

So something like the week 11 standings determine the matchups for week 12 and 13? 

Week 12: #1 vs. #2, #3 vs. #4 etc.
Week 13: #1 vs. #4, #2 vs. #3, #5 vs. #8, #6 vs. #7 etc.

This method provides additional tie-breaker matchups for teams who are close, but it's certainly a disadvantage to be #4 after week 11 instead of #5.

A better suggestion would be that the week 11 standings are used and everyone plays against their two neighbors in the standings in the remaining two weeks. Meaning that #2 would play against #1 and then #3 in the following week while #3 plays against #4, followed by #2. The odd teams out would be #1 and #12, but they would be matched up against each other in week 13 to make the rest work. But aside from those two teams, everyone would play against the two teams that were right ahead and right behind them after 11 weeks. I don't think essentially gifting the best team after 11 weeks an easy win in week 13 will have any significance in the big picture.

I don't think I'd want to just do straight up power pairings; that just gives teams who have performed worse an unfair advantage in having an easier opponent. On that note, your suggestion is interesting, but it seems like it will run into the exact same issue with the power matches; it'll give an advantage to whoever's ranked lower by simple virtue of having an easier opponent to play against in whatever week they don't play each other.

My thought was that we could use it as a defacto playoff game for teams that are tied when Week 13 rolls around so that we don't have to resort to tiebreakers. Say, for instance, there's four teams tied at 6-6 all vying for two playoff spots; just match them up and randomly decide the rest of the schedule which won't be that important at that point. Perhaps extend it into Week 12 if there's a major logjam among teams in contention.

That might run into serious issues of bias, though, as well as the same issues of just giving one team an unfair advantage/disadvantage if there's an odd number of teams competing for that last spot.




Bracket Prediction #1 #2 #3 #4
AFC East NE BUF MIA NYJ
AFC North PIT BAL CIN CLE
AFC South HOU JAC IND
TEN
AFC West OAK DEN KC LAS
NFC East DAL WAS NYG PHI
NFC North GB MIN CHI DET
NFC South ATL TB NO CAR
NFC West SEA SF ARI
LAR
#1 Draft Pick NYJ - - -
AFC Playoff Teams 1-4 NE PIT OAK HOU
AFC Playoff Teams 5-6 DEN JAC
- -
NFC Playoff Teams 1-4 GB ATL DAL
SEA
NFC Playoff Teams 5-6 WAS MIN - -
AFC Divisional Playoffs NE PIT OAK DEN
NFC Divisional Playoffs GB ATL DAL SEA
AFC Championship Game NE PIT - -
NFC Championship Game GB
DAL - -
Super Bowl LI PIT
DAL - -
Super Bowl Winner DAL - - -

 

I just copied pasta someone's bracket except I changed the SBwinner to Dallas instead of Pittsburgh. 



NobleTeam360 said:

Bracket Prediction #1 #2 #3 #4
AFC East NE BUF MIA NYJ
AFC North PIT BAL CIN CLE
AFC South HOU JAC IND
TEN
AFC West OAK DEN KC LAS
NFC East DAL WAS NYG PHI
NFC North GB MIN CHI DET
NFC South ATL TB NO CAR
NFC West SEA SF ARI
LAR
#1 Draft Pick LAS - - -
AFC Playoff Teams 1-4 NE PIT OAK HOU
AFC Playoff Teams 5-6 DEN JAC
- -
NFC Playoff Teams 1-4 GB ATL DAL
SEA
NFC Playoff Teams 5-6 WAS MIN - -
AFC Divisional Playoffs NE PIT OAK DEN
NFC Divisional Playoffs GB ATL DAL SEA
AFC Championship Game NE PIT - -
NFC Championship Game GB
DAL - -
Super Bowl LI PIT
DAL - -
Super Bowl Winner DAL - - -

 

I just copied pasta someone's bracket except I changed the SBwinner to Dallas instead of Pittsburgh. 

Lazy mofo



Around the Network

KC-NE 2 NYJ-BUF 2 PHI-WAS 2 OAK-TEN 1
TB-MIA 1 JAX-HOU 2 ARI-DET 1 ATL-CHI 1
BAL-CIN 2 PIT-CLE 1 IND-LAR 2 SEA-GB 2
CAR-SF 1 NYG-DAL 2 NO-MIN 2 LAC-DEN Denver by 10


VGPolyglot said:
NobleTeam360 said:

I just copied pasta someone's bracket except I changed the SBwinner to Dallas instead of Pittsburgh. 

Lazy mofo

FINE, I'll change the number 1 draft pick too!



NobleTeam360 said:
VGPolyglot said:

Lazy mofo

FINE, I'll change the number 1 draft pick too!

I would try to come up with predictions myself, but I'm out of the loop when it comes to the NFL, so my picks would basically be like throwing dart pieces.



I'm in for this year!



I have lived as a warrior. I have died as a god. Having suffered the ultimate sacrifice, I have been denied release. I...I will defeat Olympus. I will have my revenge

--Kratos

NobleTeam360 said:

Bracket Prediction #1 #2 #3 #4
AFC East NE BUF MIA NYJ
AFC North PIT BAL CIN CLE
AFC South HOU JAC IND
TEN
AFC West OAK DEN KC LAS
NFC East DAL WAS NYG PHI
NFC North GB MIN CHI DET
NFC South ATL TB NO CAR
NFC West SEA SF ARI
LAR
#1 Draft Pick NYJ - - -
AFC Playoff Teams 1-4 NE PIT OAK HOU
AFC Playoff Teams 5-6 DEN JAC
- -
NFC Playoff Teams 1-4 GB ATL DAL
SEA
NFC Playoff Teams 5-6 WAS MIN - -
AFC Divisional Playoffs NE PIT OAK DEN
NFC Divisional Playoffs GB ATL DAL SEA
AFC Championship Game NE PIT - -
NFC Championship Game GB
DAL - -
Super Bowl LI PIT
DAL - -
Super Bowl Winner DAL - - -

 

I just copied pasta someone's bracket except I changed the SBwinner to Dallas instead of Pittsburgh. 

I can feel the blue quote button haha.