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Old 01-04-2016, 04:42 PM
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13th Annual SDMB Early Super Bowl Pick Contest


That time of year again! The playoff teams are set, so it's time for our annual contest -- can you predict the Super Bowl a month before the game and join our list of champions?:

Year 1: Trillionaire
Year 2: Uncommon Sense
Year 3: Airman Doors, USAF
Year 4: Grits and Hard Toast
Year 5: Hal Briston (woohoo!)
Year 6: dalej42
Year 7: Justin_Bailey
Year 8: Hamlet
Year 9: Hal Briston (woohoo again!)
Year 10: enalzi
Year 11: Jahiegel
Year 12: borschevsky

It's simple to play -- just post your pick for the two Super Bowl teams, and the final score. Deadline for submissions will be 4:00pm Eastern on Saturday, January 9th (just before kickoff of the first playoff game).

As for my prediction...The Giants might have blown their "every four years" pattern, but I still have a chance to complete their prophecy. My winning prediction:
Panthers 24, Broncos 16

PLEASE NOTE: It's not an absolute requirement, but it's very helpful to me if you format your pick the same way I did above -- "Winning team name and score, losing team name and score", on its own line. No locations, just the name. Feel free to add any other commentary on a separate line. Thanks!

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As always, just in case you don't follow football but still wanna play along, just pick an AFC team, an NFC team, and a couple of numbers that sound vaguely football-scorish.

AFC Teams:
Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, Cincinnati Bengals, Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs, Pittsburgh Steelers

NFC Teams:
Carolina Panthers, Arizona Cardinals, Minnesota Vikings, Washington Redskins, Green Bay Packers, Seattle Seahawks
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Old 01-04-2016, 04:52 PM
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Broncos 20, Cardinals 17

in overtime.
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Old 01-04-2016, 05:02 PM
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Based entirely on the rolling of random dice:

Texans 21, Cardinals 10

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Old 01-04-2016, 05:14 PM
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Cardinals 27, Chiefs 24
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Old 01-04-2016, 05:24 PM
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Seahawks 31, Steelers 24
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Old 01-04-2016, 05:54 PM
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Denver 31, Seattle 28 (2OT)



ETA:

Broncos 31, Seahawks 28

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Old 01-04-2016, 06:12 PM
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Broncos 27 Cardinals 21
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Old 01-04-2016, 06:12 PM
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Panthers 31, Patriots 27
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Old 01-04-2016, 07:38 PM
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Chiefs 23, Seahawks 17
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Steelers 21, Seahawks 10.

A straight repeat of 10 years ago.
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Old 01-04-2016, 07:48 PM
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Packers 28, Broncos 24

(I don't follow football but I like to vote)
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Old 01-04-2016, 08:05 PM
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Cardinals 37, Chiefs 13
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Panthers 32, Patriots 29
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Old 01-04-2016, 09:29 PM
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Patriots 28, Broncos 17
Like I said, I don't follow football, but even I know there's something wrong with this one...
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Old 01-04-2016, 09:30 PM
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Patriots 28, Broncos 17
I hate to be indelicate, but you might want to pick again...
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Old 01-04-2016, 09:54 PM
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Patriots 33, Arizona 30

Suck it Manning. Also Pats win on a Last Second FG
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Old 01-04-2016, 10:13 PM
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Time to repeat!

Cardinals 31 - Patriots 23

And IIRC there was some discussion last year that the tiebreaker should be changed, so that should maybe be decided before the playoffs start.
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Panthers 43, Steelers 19
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Old 01-05-2016, 07:40 AM
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Bengals 30 , Cardinals 27
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Seahawks 38, Bengals 17
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Old 01-05-2016, 10:26 AM
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Last year's guess worked out okay, so let's run it back.

Patriots 27, Seahawks 21
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Pittsburgh 31, Arizona 20
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Patriots 30, Panthers 28
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Seahawks 31, Broncos 17
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Bengals 34, Panthers 31

on a :07 in the 4th FG
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Broncos 24, Panthers 21

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Patriots 24, Packers 20.

I base this on absolutely nothing.
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Old 01-05-2016, 03:28 PM
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Panthers 31, Bengals 24
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Steelers 33, Panthers 32
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Old 01-06-2016, 01:22 AM
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Steelers 27, Seahawks 21

Though I don't have much faith in any of these teams. This is going to be an ugly playoffs.
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Old 01-06-2016, 01:29 AM
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Panthers 31, Broncos 20
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Old 01-06-2016, 07:17 AM
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With the way the press has been handling Carolina's season I can just see the headlines now if they win.

"Carolina Panthers worst team to ever win a Superbowl".
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Patriots 27, Cardinals 17
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Old 01-07-2016, 07:43 AM
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I do not get to see many games due to the time difference but based on the few I have seen and what I have read online my prediction is:

Carolina 33, New England 28
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Old 01-07-2016, 07:55 AM
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Seahawks 21 Broncos 14

The panthers have too many injuries and the seahawks look to be clicking at the right time. On the other hand I enjoy watching the broncos get to soper bowls and lose its kind of like the bills.
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Old 01-07-2016, 03:16 PM
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Carolina 31, Cincinnati 13.

Based on even less than fachverwirrt's pick.
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Old 01-07-2016, 03:54 PM
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Arizona Cardinals - 28
Denver Broncos - 23
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Tiebreaker rule (total score, then closest to winner score, then closest to loser score) should be changed, assuming that's the plan from last year.

If team A wins a game 33-30, the guy who guessed Team A wins 62-0 will beat the guy who said Team A wins 30-27. Or make up your own absurd examples.

Tiebreaker should simply be number of points the prediction was off off from winning team score plus the number of points off from the losing team score.

So in the previous example, the guy who predicted 30-27 is off by 6. 3 off from 33, and 3 off from 30. The guy who predicted 62-0 is off by 29 + 30 = 59. Makes a lot more sense.

Patriots 27 Panthers 24

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Kansas City 24, Minnesota Vikings 21
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