Quote of the day
"I can imagine you're going to see 31 other teams working a lot of backup long snappers come Wednesday." -- Chargers kicker Nate Kaeding. The opposing Raiders botched 3 punts after their primary long snapper was injured.
The first week of NFL stats are now in the books. I have all stats processed and the sortable stats and related reports are up and running for all games, although I’m still in the process of reviewing and reconciling a few discrepancies. If you notice any apparent errors, please let me know.
The top score in the opening week of Football Pickoff was +576 by koz-ivan, who pick 14 games correctly. Overall, it was a fairly balanced week, with about half of all slates posting positive scores. It was a stellar week for the Dart brothers, as the Random Dart placed 8th overall, and the Smart Dart finished 20th. The Random Dart is a computer-selected entry that randomly picks each game based on 50/50 odds. The Smart Dart picks each game based on the implied odds of the game – so a 75/25 favorite has a 75% chance of being selected. And then there was my entry. Yikes!