TKP 2022 NFL Survivor League, Playoffs

To paraphrase Jim Mora: "What's that? Ah - Playoffs? Don't talk about - playoffs? You kidding me? Playoffs? I just want one of these bozos to lose a game!"

And here we are. At the end of the week, and both hokiespalante and hokietopher live on. So we go to the playoffs to determine the winner. There are six games (below). Each player will pick all of the games (there are no longer restrictions on which team you can pick), assigning a confidence value to each, from 6 (being the most confident pick) to 1 (being the least confident pick). If your team wins, then you get that many points. The winner will be the player with the most total points. If they are still tied, we do the same thing with the four divisional round games. Then the conference championship. And if they're still tied going into the Super Bowl, they'll have to pick both teams so somebody will win. I'll figure out how that's done if we get there.

Games This Week:
Sat 4pm: Seahawks @ 49ers
Sat 8pm: Chargers @ Jaguars
Sun 1pm: Dolphins @ Bills
Sun 4pm: Giants @ Vikings
Sun 8pm: Ravens @ Bengals
Mon 8pm: Cowboys @ Buccaneers

Name 6 pt pick 5 pt pick 4 pt pick 3 pt pick 2 pt pick 1 pt pick Total pts
hokiespalante Bills Bengals 49ers Vikings Cowboys Jaguars 18
hokietopher Bills 49ers Bengals Chargers Cowboys Vikings 17

Congratulations to hokiespalante for winning round 2 of the TKP 2022 NFL Survivor League, eeking out a 1pt playoff win over hokietopher!

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I dont have any stake in this and at first I thought this would be an easy exercise. Now that I've had a chance to look across the board at the games I dont think I have any good answers or order. SF won both of their games against Seattle, but the 2nd was close. The Bills/Fins split the season in 2 very close games. The Vikings have been living dangerously all season. You can't count on the Cowboys. The only things that I think I can hang on are that 1) if the same Jags defense that showed up on Saturday plays like they did this weekend then they have a really good chance to advance, and 2) if the Ravens send out any QB that isn't 100% healthy this is going to be a relatively easy win for Cincy.

Which should make this weekend interesting from a survivor/confidence perspective.

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

After 30 seconds of in-depth analysis and consideration, here are my picks.
6 - Bills over Dolphins
5 - Bengals over Ravens
4 - 49ers over Seahawks
3 - Vikings over Giants
2 - Cowboys over Bucs
1 - Jags over Chargers

Pretty chalky I realize, but oh well.

OK - with about the same in depth analysis, and trying to not really look at hokiespalante's picks...here's my picks.

6 - Bills over Dolphins
5 - 49ers over Seahawks
4 - Bengals over Ravens
3 - Chargers over Jags
2 - Cowboys over Bucs
1 - Vikings over Giants

Only one different winner picked between us, but a couple different seedings as well.

Good luck Bud!

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

My thoughts - 10 points is absurd for an NFL playoff game. Take Seattle to cover that. Ravens 100% dependent on Lamar playing. Cincy an easy cover if not. Love the Bills, love the chargers in a low scoring game.

These are solid takes, but we are picking straight up, not about the spread.

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

10 points is absurd for an NFL playoff game. Take Seattle to cover that.

This is why i don't sports bet lol

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

I must say that was a pretty solid beat down by a rookie QB in a playoff game. Conversely it's not going so well for Mr Lawrence.

Sidebar- for two guys that live like 15 minutes away from each other, we are overdue to just get
together for a beer buddy....

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

We might be a lil further than that but should definitely grab a drink sometime

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

love the chargers in a low scoring game

This is also why i dont sports bet lol

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

I think a Chargers win would seal it for you. With them up 17 already it's not looking good for me.

You trying to jinx me now? Reverse MOJO?

Lol...just kidding.....its 27-0 now, I think you're right...with the 49ers winning earlier, if the Chargers win its over....

If this game holds up, Its been a blast going toe to toe with you good sir. You are a scholar and a gentleman. Let's not forget hokiefireman who was there with us almost to the end, and extra kudos to our host Little Bobby Tables, who not only kept updating the picks for us, but actually won the first go around this season, and therefore should be considered co-champion.

Just for fun, LBT, I'll be happy to continue the playoff picks format head to head with you for the showdown of the 2 winners this season....

Whaada think my friend? Wanna do it?

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

It has indeed been fun. Congratulations on the well earned victory. And I echo the thanks to LBT for putting it together each week. It was more fun than I anticipated, especially since I don't follow the NFL all that closely. Thanks again and Go Hokies!.

I'm starting to think you did pull the jinx on me my friend.......

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

Yep. You jinxed me alright. Well played.

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

Back from the dead! How in the world did that happen. Game on I guess, who'd of thought.

It's too late for me to think about it but off the top of my head I think I need the giants to win and the Bengals to lose.

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

Yup, if the Vikings OR Bengals win then it's over. The best you can hope for is a tie and on to the next week. Crazy swing.

I suppose anything can happen, but I feel like that's a big ask....

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

Ok...I'm halfway home......

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

So I'm going to bed.....its baltimore by 1..... who'd have thought?....i got the giants win earlier.....good luck buddy....we'll see what happens....

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

Congratulations to hokiespalante for a well earned win!

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

Thank you sir. Hard fought to the end and crazy way to end the season.

Congratulations on the win, hokiespalante.

I've updated the table reflecting total points. As far as a next week game, I think I'm going to take a week off.

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

Sounds great to me, you've earned a break. I'm fine leaving things as they are or if you want to try some sort of a Round 1 champ vs. Round 2 Champ later I'll play along. Not a big deal either way. Thanks again for heading this up.

Brandon Staley is a fraud coach that had a Pro Bowl WR get hurt in a useless game at the end of the season that did not affect seeding in anyway, obligatory "Fuck you Spanos", Chargers love to choke.
LOOOOOOL Chargers.

"Oi! What's a Horkie"
"I am ya Grot!"

"Horkies were made for two fings foighten' and winnen'" - Horkie Warboss

"That Gritty git doesn't exactly look like a Horkie, but by Gork and Mork it acts like one!"-Random Horkie Boy

Sounds good to me. And thanks, I've had fun doing it.

Table updated through Bills game.

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Table updated with picks. Good luck! And may somebody finally win. ;^)

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6 - Seahawks @ 49ers
5 - Ravens @ Bengals
4 - Dolphins @ Bills
3 - Cowboys @ Buccaneers
2 - Giants @ Vikings
1 - Chargers @ Jaguars

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16 points after 5 games... 19 if Dallas doesn't blow it

Ok, so at the 6:45pm mark, if we have the Bengals and Vikings lose, we have a tie going into the divisional games.

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

Chuck Clark. Gimme some Hokie karma brother.

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said