2021 NFL 3 Strikes Challenge (Week 1)

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Post Post #0  (ISO)  » Tue Aug 31, 2021 8:14 pm

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2021 NFL 3 Strikes Challenge
(Format and rules and everything taken from my hosting of this game the last few years and Pablito's the years prior)
Pretty much the standard Eliminator challenge, but you get additional lives.

RULES
The objective of the challenge is to correctly select a "Winning Pick" for one NFL game each week.

Each week, you must select one team which you believe will be the winner of that game. Please post in thread and bold your pick for that week. If you are correct, you stay alive. However, if your pick for that week does not win its game (ie. they lose or tie), or you fail to make a pick for a given week, you earn a Strike. If you earn three Strikes, you are eliminated. Once you pick a team, you can't use that team the rest of the season.

The last remaining person wins. If more than one person is left standing after Week *shudders* 18 (or if all remaining players were eliminated the same week), the following tiebreaker is used:

1. The person who has the least amount of Strikes
2. The person who has the longest streak of correct picks
3. I don't want to deal with more tiebreakers than this, so if multiple players are tied at this point we will go into the postseason (with team selections reset) or continue with the next week, continuing until the tie has been broken. However, if any tied player doesn’t want to continue, we can just call it a tie at this point.

Lock-time
All selections will lock at the scheduled kick-off of each game (as found on the NFL website). Players must make sure their picks are submitted by the scheduled lock-time each week. You will not be able to make selections for games that have already locked. Selections submitted after the deadline are considered invalid, and will not be counted as Winning Picks. Entrants who submit selections after the lock time and do not submit another entry for the week will earn a Strike. Feel free to change your pick as long as both the game you are changing from and the game you are changing to have not reached their respective lock-times.

Tie Games
A tie game is considered a loss for both teams, and a Strike will be given to anybody that picked either tying team.

Joining in Late:
Players have until Week 3 to join.
If you join in Week 2, you start the game with one Strike. If you join in Week 3, you start the game with two Strikes.

Standings:
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Post Post #1  (ISO)  » Tue Aug 31, 2021 8:16 pm

I'll get the 2021 season rolling by picking Minnesota
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Post Post #2  (ISO)  » Wed Sep 01, 2021 2:09 pm

Ayyy 3 strikes is back

I feel p. out of the loop on which teams are actually good/bad since I watched so little football last year, so I'll just follow the betting sites this week and take The 49ers

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Post Post #3  (ISO)  » Wed Sep 01, 2021 5:57 pm

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Post Post #4  (ISO)  » Sun Sep 05, 2021 3:50 pm

i wanna pick the cowboys but i should probably save the guaranteed W for a different week

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Post Post #5  (ISO)  » Sun Sep 05, 2021 9:27 pm

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Post Post #6  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 07, 2021 7:35 pm

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Post Post #7  (ISO)  » Wed Sep 08, 2021 11:35 pm

OOOO, its that time of year again. Buffalo
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NFL Eliminator 4

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Post Post #8  (ISO)  » Fri Sep 10, 2021 8:38 am

Two more days (three if you’re picking Ravens/Raiders), get those picks in!
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Post Post #9  (ISO)  » Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:04 pm

Panthers

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Post Post #10  (ISO)  » Sat Sep 11, 2021 5:16 am

All /in

At some point I am gonna turn on the Nick Chub Time Machine and figure out who won some previous years before the history was recorded in the first post. I believe BS2000 won 2014. Haschel, Scotmany, and Myself won 2013, 2012, 2011. I am not 100% on who got which year though. Snakes has the best single season record, a perfect season. BUT the season is longer now so that record can be beat!

DAL < TB
PHI < ATL (I am not confident at all)
PIT < BUF
MIN < CIN (Upset of week)
SF9 > DET
ARI < TEN
SEA > IND
LAC < WAS (Worst Oline from last year vs Best Dline, and if you think Fitz will be good then he will not but if you think he will be bad then he will be good)
NYJ < CAR
JAX > HOU (Without Watson, I think its possible Hou goes 0-17 this year)
CLE < KCC
MIA < NEP
GBP > NOS (I believe this game is being played in Jacksonville because of Huricane Ida Recovery. Saints got choice to move game a bunch of places and chose there)
DEN < NYG (I am not confident at all)
CHI < LAR
BAL < LVR (Who is the ravens starting running back? Gonna have to be Lamar Jackson with all their injuries. Spread for ravens is -3.5. I do not think this game gets decided by more than 3 points, and because I like taking risks, I am taking Raiders to win this game. BUT not taking them in 3 strikes)

Panthers gonna beat jets
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Post Post #11  (ISO)  » Sat Sep 11, 2021 10:06 pm

How dare you underestimate Zach Wilson, taking the Jets to get my heart pick out of the way.
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Post Post #12  (ISO)  » Sat Sep 11, 2021 10:27 pm

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Post Post #13  (ISO)  » Sat Sep 11, 2021 10:28 pm

(that's too harsh of me, sorry, I'm supposed to be optimistic week one)
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Post Post #14  (ISO)  » Sat Sep 11, 2021 10:41 pm

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Post Post #15  (ISO)  » Sun Sep 12, 2021 1:09 pm

Rams
Sup, later.

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Post Post #16  (ISO)  » Sun Sep 12, 2021 4:25 pm

Rams

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Post Post #17  (ISO)  » Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:49 am

Last chance to make a pick for the MNF game!
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Post Post #18  (ISO)  » Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:04 pm

Week One results, pending any last-minute entries

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Post Post #19  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:07 am

i should have listened to bomani jooooooooones

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Post Post #20  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:13 am

New England
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Post Post #21  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:26 am

Browns
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Post Post #22  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:10 pm

Kilgamayan wrote:i should have listened to bomani jooooooooones

Arizona

trusting birds week 2 is a very dangerous choice I don't recommend it personally

Browns probably

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Post Post #23  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:28 pm

Oh shit I just saw this, thx df3nder for running this.

sad I got here 1 week late but w/e

The Cowboys will beat Chargers

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Post Post #24  (ISO)  » Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:04 pm

Broncos for now

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