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NFL Survivor Pool Picks Week 15 – 2016

We want you to survive your eliminator pool this NFL season so we’re giving our free survivor pool strategy all season. Our picks are based upon our data driven NFL predictions and power rankings.

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Survivor Pool Pick Strategy:

 

Now there are four steps to easily cut down your potential pick for your NFL survivor pool.


Eliminate Toss-Up Winners

First we eliminate toss-up games.  That means we’re cutting the 1 point winners out of the list.  We knock 16 teams out of consideration including Dolphins, Giants, Packers, Patriots, Chargers and Bengals.

Eliminate Road Winners

Next we eliminate road teams.  I don’t like taking road teams to win in the NFL at all.  Just too risky when you need a win, go with a home team.  All road winners were eliminated in the toss-up games.  Ten teams remain.

Eliminate Low Ranked Teams

Next, I look for team that aren’t in our 20 of the power rankings.  The Texans are the lowest ranked team remaining but fall at 20 so they’re in consideration still.

Eliminate Winners Playing Good Teams

Then, I look for our predicted winners that are playing teams ranked in the top 16 and take them out of consideration.  This eliminates the Cowboys, who play the 13th ranked Bucs.  Nine teams remain.

Eliminate the Teams We’ve Already Picked in 2016

We’re 11-3 on the season ending our streak with a Colts loss last Sunday.  With nine teams left, five (Vikings, Bills, Chiefs, Texans, Cardinals) have been used this season.  Four teams are left to consider, the Seahawks, Ravens, Falcons and Redskins.

2016 Survivor Pick Results
Week 1 – Texans (Win)
Week 2 – Panthers (Win)
Week 3 – Packers (Win)
Week 4 – Chargers (Loss)
Week 5 – Steelers (Win)
Week 6 – Bills (Win)
Week 7 – Chiefs (Win)
Week 8 – Broncos (Win)
Week 9 – Vikings (Loss)
Week 10 – Cardinals (Win)
Week 11 – Lions (Win)
Week 12 – Dolphins (Win)
Week 13 – Patriots (Win)
Week 14 – Colts (Loss)

Final  Survivor Pool Pick Candidates

4-  Seahawks – This should be a slam dunk for the Seahawks with the Rams firing a head coach this week.  It’s on Thursday night though and you never know what kind of play you’re going to get from a  team on Thursday.

3)  Redskins – The Panthers and Redskins are in desperation mode for the playoff.  They know a loss could end their hopes.  Don’t trust a team playing a desperate team.

2)  Ravens – The Ravens are better than the Eagles.  They’re coming off a short week though having played in New England on Monday night.

1) Falcons – The Falcons are going to blow the 49ers out.  Take the Atlanta Falcons to survive NFL week 15.

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NFL Predictions Week 15 – 2016

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Using our predictive formula we’ve predicted every NFL game on the board in week 15 including Patriots at Broncos, Bucs at Cowboys, Titans at Chiefs and Lions at Giants.

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NFL Predictions – Week 15

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December 15, 2016
TEAM WIN% SCORE VEGAS LINE
Rams 33% 15 38.5
Seahawks 67% 23 -15

December 18, 2016
TEAM WIN% SCORE VEGAS LINE
Dolphins 51% 22 -2.5
Jets 49% 21 38
Bucs 37% 19 46.5
Cowboys 63% 26 -8.5
Lions 47% 20 41.5
Giants 53% 21 -4.5
Eagles 43% 19 41.5
Ravens 57% 23 -6
Packers 52% 23 -6.5
Bears 48% 22 40.5
Colts 42% 20 44.5
Vikings 58% 24 -4.5
Browns 30% 18 42.5
Bills 70% 28 -10.5
Titans 43% 21 42.5
Chiefs 57% 25 -5.5
Jaguars 41% 19 39
Texans 59% 23 -6
Saints 43% 23 50
Cardinals 57% 26 -2.5
49ers 27% 22 51.5
Falcons 73% 33 -13.5
Patriots 50% 22 -3
Broncos 50% 21 44
Raiders 48% 26 -3
Chargers 52% 27 50
Steelers 50% 21 -3
Bengals 50% 22 44

December 19, 2016
TEAM WIN% SCORE VEGAS LINE
Panthers 42% 23 51
Redskins 58% 27 -4.5

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NFL Playoff Predictions based upon 2016 Week 15 Standings

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NFL week 14 is in the books so it’s time to take a look at the playoff picture and predict who will win Super Bowl 51.

In the AFC, the AFC West sends three teams to the playoffs with the Chiefs being the two seed, the Raiders the fifth seed and the Broncos the sixth seed.  The Patriots are the top seed.

In the NFC, the Cowboys are the top seed.  The Lions follow as the two seed.  The NFC East and South will each send two teams to the playoffs.

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Using the NFL standings following week 14, we predict the NFL playoffs.

AFC Wildcard Predictions

Denver Broncos (6) at  Pittsburgh Steelers (3)

TEAM WIN% SCORE
Broncos 42% 20
Steelers 58% 24

(5) Oakland Raiders at (4) Houston Texans

TEAM WIN% SCORE
Raiders 52% 23
Texans 48% 22
AFC Divisional Round Predictions

(3) Pittsburgh Steelers at (2) Kansas City Chiefs

TEAM WIN% SCORE
Steelers 46% 21
Chiefs 54% 23

(5) Oakland Raiders at (1) New England Patriots

TEAM WIN% SCORE
Raiders 39% 21
Patriots 61% 27
AFC Championship Prediction

(2) Kansas City Chiefs at (1) New England Patriots

TEAM WIN% SCORE
Chiefs 39% 19
Patriots 61% 25
NFC Wildcard Predictions

(6) Tampa Bay Bucs at (3) Seattle Seahawks

TEAM WIN% SCORE
Bucs 41% 19
Seahawks 59% 23

(5) New York Giants at (4) Atlanta Falcons

TEAM WIN% SCORE
Giants 38% 22
Falcons 62% 28
NFC Divisional Round Predictions

(3) Seattle Seahawks at (2) Detroit Lions

TEAM WIN% SCORE
Seahawks 46% 20
Lions 54% 22

(4) Atlanta Falcons at (1) Dallas Cowboys

TEAM WIN% SCORE
Falcons 43% 24
Cowboys 57% 28
NFC Championship Prediction

(2) Detroit Lions at (1) Dallas Cowboys

TEAM WIN% SCORE
Lions 39% 19
Cowboys 61% 25

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Super Bowl 51 Prediction

New England Patriots vs. Dallas Cowboys

TEAM SCORE
Patriots 23
Cowboys 22

The Patriots win Super Bowl 51 if it happened today.  Check back weekly through the end of the NFL regular season for our NFL Playoff predictions.

See our week 15 NFL predictions and 2017 Mock Draft based upon current NFL standings.

NFL Power Rankings Week 15 – 2016

NFL Power Rankings – Week 15

Using our predictive formula we rank all 32  teams in our weekly NFL power rankings.

RANK TEAM
1 New England Patriots
2 Dallas Cowboys
3 Kansas City Chiefs
4 Oakland Raiders
5 Atlanta Falcons
6 Pittsburgh Steelers
7 Denver Broncos
8 Seattle Seahawks
9 Detroit Lions
10 New York Giants
11 Baltimore Ravens
12 Minnesota Vikings
13 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
14 Green Bay Packers
15 Miami Dolphins
16 Washington Redskins
17 Tennessee Titans
18 Buffalo Bills
19 Arizona Cardinals
20 Houston Texans
21 Philadelphia Eagles
22 Indianapolis Colts
23 Cincinnati Bengals
24 New Orleans Saints
25 San Diego Chargers
26 Carolina Panthers
27 New York Jets
28 Chicago Bears
29 Los Angeles Rams
30 Jacksonville Jaguars
31 San Francisco 49ers
32 Cleveland Browns
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NFL Survivor Pool Picks Week 14 – 2016

We want you to survive your eliminator pool this NFL season so we’re giving our free survivor pool strategy all season. Our picks are based upon our data driven NFL predictions and power rankings.

The Patriots won last week as our survivor pool pick improving our record to 11-2 on the 2016 NFL season!

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Survivor Pool Pick Strategy:

We start with our list of 16 predicted winners:
Chiefs over Raiders
Titans over Broncos
Panthers over Chargers
Colts over Texans
Bengals over Browns
Bills over Steelers
Dolphins over Cardinals
Lions over Bears
Vikings over Jaguars
Bucs over Saints
Eagles over Redskins
49ers over Jets
Seahawks over Packers
Falcons over Rams
Cowboys over Giants
Patriots over Ravens

Now there are four steps to easily cut down your potential pick for your NFL survivor pool.


Eliminate Toss-Up Winners

First we eliminate toss-up games.  That means we’re cutting the 1 point winners out of the list.  The Titans, Panthers, Dolphins and Seahawks are eliminated leaving us with 12 teams remaining.

Eliminate Road Winners

Next we eliminate road teams.  I don’t like taking road teams to win in the NFL at all.  Just too risky when you need a win, go with a home team.

Eliminating predicted road winners, the Cowboys, Vikings, Bengals and Falcons are not considered.  Eight teams are remaining.

Eliminate Low Ranking Winners

Next, I look for team that aren’t in our 20 of the power rankings.  This knocks out the Eagles (21) and 49ers (31).  Six teams are left.

Eliminate Winners Playing Good Teams

Then, I look for our predicted winners that are playing teams ranked in the top 16 and take them out of consideration.  This eliminates the Chiefs (against Raiders), Bills (against Steelers) and Patriots (against Ravens).  Three teams are left to consider.

Eliminate the Teams We’ve Already Picked in 2016

2016 Survivor Pick Results
Week 1 – Texans (Win)
Week 2 – Panthers (Win)
Week 3 – Packers (Win)
Week 4 – Chargers (Loss)
Week 5 – Steelers (Win)
Week 6 – Bills (Win)
Week 7 – Chiefs (Win)
Week 8 – Broncos (Win)
Week 9 – Vikings (Loss)
Week 10 – Cardinals (Win)
Week 11 – Lions (Win)
Week 12 – Dolphins (Win)
Week 13 – Patriots (Win)

The Lions and Patriots have won already this season as survivor pool picks so they can no longer be used.  This leaves us with one team left.

Final  Survivor Pool Pick Candidate

Take the Indianapolis Colts to beat the Houston Texans in NFL week 14 to survive!

NFL Predictions Week 14 – 2016

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Using our predictive formula we’ve predicted every NFL game on the board in week 14 including Chiefs vs. Raiders, Giants vs. Cowboys, Patriots vs. Ravens, Redskins vs. Eagles and Packers vs. Seahawks.

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NFL Predictions – Week 14

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December 8, 2016
TEAM WIN% SCORE VEGAS LINE
Raiders 46% 23 47
Chiefs 54% 25 -3

December 11, 2016
TEAM WIN% SCORE VEGAS LINE
Broncos 48% 23 43.5
Titans 52% 24 -1
Chargers 49% 26 48
Panthers 51% 27 -1
Texans 41% 20
Colts 59% 25 -4.5
Bengals 57% 24 -6
Browns 43% 20 43.5
Steelers 47% 22 -2
Bills 53% 24 47
Cardinals 49% 21 43.5
Dolphins 51% 22 -1
Bears 37% 18 43.5
Lions 63% 24 -8
Vikings 54% 21 -3.5
Jaguars 46% 19 39.5
Saints 46% 25 51
Bucs 54% 27 -2.5
Redskins 44% 22 -1
Eagles 56% 25 46.5
Jets 47% 22 46.5
49ers 53% 24 -1
Seahawks 51% 22 -2.5
Packers 49% 21 46.5
Falcons 57% 26 -6
Rams 43% 22 45
Cowboys 53% 23 -3
Giants 47% 21 47.5

December 12, 2016
TEAM WIN% SCORE VEGAS LINE
Ravens 40% 18 45
Patriots 60% 23 -7


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NFL Power Rankings Week 14 – 2016

NFL Power Rankings – Week 14

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Using our predictive formula we rank all 32  teams in our weekly NFL power rankings.

RANK TEAM
1 Dallas Cowboys
2 New England Patriots
3 Seattle Seahawks
4 Oakland Raiders
5 Denver Broncos
6 Kansas City Chiefs
7 Atlanta Falcons
8 Pittsburgh Steelers
9 Baltimore Ravens
10 Detroit Lions
11 New York Giants
12 Buffalo Bills
13 Minnesota Vikings
14 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
15 Miami Dolphins
16 Tennessee Titans
17 Washington Redskins
18 Indianapolis Colts
19 Arizona Cardinals
20 Green Bay Packers
21 Philadelphia Eagles
22 San Diego Chargers
23 Houston Texans
24 New Orleans Saints
25 Cincinnati Bengals
26 Carolina Panthers
27 Los Angeles Rams
28 Chicago Bears
29 New York Jets
30 Jacksonville Jaguars
31 San Francisco 49ers
32 Cleveland Browns
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NFL Survivor Pool Picks Week 13 – 2016

We want you to survive your eliminator pool this NFL season so we’re giving our free survivor pool strategy all season. Our picks are based upon our data driven NFL predictions and power rankings.

We’re 10-2 on the season with winners including three straight.

Survivor Pool Pick Strategy:

We start with our list of 15 predicted winners:
Cowboys over Vikings
Broncos over Jaguars
Falcons over Chiefs
Eagles over Bengals
Packers over Texans
Saints over Lions
Bears over 49ers
Patriots over Rams
Ravens over Dolphins
Raiders over Bills
Chargers over Bucs
Cardinals over Redskins
Steelers over Giants
Seahawks over Panthers
Jets over Colts

Now there are four steps to easily cut down your potential pick for your NFL survivor pool.


Eliminate Toss-Up Winners

First we eliminate toss-up games.  That means we’re cutting the 1 point winners out of the list.  Gone are the Cowboys, Eagles and Jets.  12 teams remain.

Eliminate Road Winners

Next we eliminate road teams.  I don’t like taking road teams to win in the NFL at all.  Just too risky when you need a win, go with a home team.

Eliminating predicted road winners, we only knock one team out, the Broncos.  11 teams remain.

Eliminate Low Ranking Winners

Next, I look for team that aren’t in our 20 of the power rankings.  This eliminates three teams, the Packers (22), Cardinals (23) and Bears (30).  Eight teams are still being considered for our NFL survivor pool pick.

Eliminate Winners Playing Good Teams

Then, I look for our predicted winners that are playing teams ranked in the top 16 and take them out of consideration.  This eliminates the Falcons (against Chiefs), Raiders (against Bills), Steelers (against Giants), Saints (against Lions) and Ravens (against Dolphins).   Three teams remain in consideration, the Patriots, Chargers and Seahawks.

Eliminate the Teams We’ve Already Picked in 2016

2016 Survivor Pick Results
Week 1 – Texans (Win)
Week 2 – Panthers (Win)
Week 3 – Packers (Win)
Week 4 – Chargers (Loss)
Week 5 – Steelers (Win)
Week 6 – Bills (Win)
Week 7 – Chiefs (Win)
Week 8 – Broncos (Win)
Week 9 – Vikings (Loss)
Week 10 – Cardinals (Win)
Week 11 – Lions (Win)
Week 12 – Dolphins (Win)

We’ve used the Chargers previously so they’re out of consideration for week 13.  The Patriots and Seahawks are left.

Final  Survivor Pool Pick Candidates

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2 – Seahawks (against Panthers) – The Panthers come in with nothing to lose and Cam Newton’s crew has won in Seattle before.

1 – Patriots (against Rams) – The Patriots are at home which is as close to a lock as you can get in the NFL.  Plus they’re playing a team that struggles to score points that will be traveling a great distance.  Take the Patriots to survive NFL week 13.

NFL Predictions Week 13 – 2016

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Using our predictive formula we’ve predicted every NFL game on the board in week 13 including Cowboys at Vikings, Chiefs at Falcons, Dolphins at Ravens, Bills at Raiders and Giants at Steelers.

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NFL Predictions – Week 13

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December 1, 2016
TEAM WIN% SCORE VEGAS LINE
Cowboys 52% 22 -3
Vikings 48% 21 44

December 4, 2016
TEAM WIN% SCORE VEGAS LINE
Broncos 56% 24 -4.5
Jaguars 44% 21 40.5
Chiefs 43% 24 49
Falcons 57% 28 -3.5
Texans 43% 21 45.5
Packers 57% 24 -6.5
Eagles 51% 21 -1
Bengals 49% 20 42
Lions 44% 24 53.5
Saints 56% 27 -6
49ers 43% 21 43.5
Bears 57% 25 -1.5
Rams 30% 15 44.5
Patriots 70% 25 -13.5
Dolphins 44% 19 40.5
Ravens 56% 22 -3
Bills 46% 24 49
Raiders 54% 26 -3
Bucs 42% 23 47.5
Chargers 58% 27 -3.5
Redskins 45% 22 49.5
Cardinals 55% 25 -2.5
Giants 42% 19 49
Steelers 58% 23 -6
Panthers 41% 20 44.5
Seahawks 59% 24 -7

December 5, 2016
TEAM WIN% SCORE VEGAS LINE
Colts 49% 23 -2
Jets 51% 24 49


NFL Power Rankings Week 13 – 2016

NFL Power Rankings – Week 13

Using our predictive formula we rank all 32  teams in our weekly NFL power rankings.

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RANK TEAM
1 Dallas Cowboys
2 New England Patriots
3 Oakland Raiders
4 Atlanta Falcons
5 Kansas City Chiefs
6 Denver Broncos
7 Seattle Seahawks
8 New York Giants
9 Buffalo Bills
10 Pittsburgh Steelers
11 Detroit Lions
12 Miami Dolphins
13 Minnesota Vikings
14 Washington Redskins
15 Baltimore Ravens
16 Philadelphia Eagles
17 New Orleans Saints
18 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
19 San Diego Chargers
20 Houston Texans
21 Tennessee Titans
22 Green Bay Packers
23 Arizona Cardinals
24 Indianapolis Colts
25 Carolina Panthers
26 Los Angeles Rams
27 Cincinnati Bengals
28 New York Jets
29 Jacksonville Jaguars
30 Chicago Bears
31 San Francisco 49ers
32 Cleveland Browns
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