KD's 10-for-10 - 2013 Week #11 Update + Holiday Bonus #1 (Wk 13-14 Picks)

Those of us who are over fifty remember where we were this week fifty years ago. 1963 and 2013 calendars are identical, so Friday, November 22. 2013, matches with Friday, November 22, 1963.

I was a seven year old third grader sitting in an elementary school classroom in Memphis, Tennessee. On that Friday afternoon, November 22, 1963, we were summoned to move as a class to an adjacent teacher's room. For some reason, she had a television set in her classroom, and several classes packed into that classroom and watched in silence as that grainy black-and-white television brought the news of the assassination of President Kennedy.

There have been many "where were you when..." moments in our lifetimes - Pearl Harbor (before me), first lunar landing, Nixon resignation, the Challenger explosion, 9/11, and many other milestone events. I've experienced many, but this was my first. I'm too young for Pearl Harbor, although my father (passed away in February) and my wife's father (will be 92 in January) were both World War II veterans.

For all the wrong reasons, the eyes of the world were on Dallas fifty years ago, and on the NFL after Commissioner Pete Rozelle made his "most difficult decision" to keep the schedule and play football on that weekend. The Cowboys played in Cleveland and were booed, even though the PA announcer introduced them that day as "the Cowboys", not "The Dallas Cowboys".

Much has been said, and much more will be said, this weekend as the nation and NFL mark this anniversary. This is all that I will say. Otherwise, I would write a FanPost on just this topic alone.

I do welcome your comments and recollections of this weekend in 1963.

Back to week #11. We didn't have the explosion of forty 10-for-10s that we had last year after a bad week or two, but we did have one. On a week where our consensus went 10-5, we did have four bad losses where each game only had seven right picks and averaged a hundred wrong picks.

One successfully navigated that mine field and scored his first 10-for-10 this week. Congratulations, scotscowboyfan, and welcome to KD's Hall of Fame.

[MAJOR EDIT ALERT - There are four players whose picks were not included in all of my calculations and reports, nor were their overall scores included in KD's leaderboard. I shut down my laptop after church on Sunday after recording their picks, but before my file finished synchronizing to my SkyDrive folder. Then, when I resumed tallying Sunday afternoon on a desktop at home, I didn't notice that I was not using the most-current version of my file, and that their entries were not on it.

Apologies to CowboysFan1994, jakezze01, Longdistance fan, and mik888. As soon as you see this, my FanPost will be edited to include your scores from week #11, your overall scores, and every other chart and table that I display. KD's leaderboard will not be updated this week, but will reflect the updated scores after this weekend. Thanks, jakezze01, for catching this and bringing to my attention.]

We had our lightest participation of the season this week, as I think many others took a bye along with the Cowboys. We had 154 10-for-10 participants, two who missed the early kickoffs and only played the late/night games, and one who made a Thursday pick and failed to get back with his weekend picks.

Here is the participation table:

Week Played This Week Missed This Week Total
1 242 0 242
2 207 49 256
3 200 60 259
4 198 67 265
5 189 80 269
6 199 80 279
7 200 90 290
8 195 100 295
9 186 110 296
10 176 121 297
11 157 141 298

This is the time of year that participation tends to drop off. People who are hopelessly out of the lead tend to quit. It gets harder in mid-season to go 10-for-10 when the byes limit the weekly schedule to thirteen or fourteen games. Then, holiday variations in schedules cause people to miss getting their picks in.

My Holiday Bonus #1 (included in this FanPost) lets you make picks for both Thanksgiving and the first full week in December - NOW (no excuses for missing picks). In a couple of weeks, I will offer Holiday Bonus #2 for early picks for weeks #15-17 (the final three weeks of the season, including both Christmas and New Year's weeks).

I don't like seeing participation drop each year, but we still add new people every week. Notice that the total number who have played at least once has risen every week. The next new person will be the three hundredth (never had that many before).

We did much better as a consensus this week. After our second-worst week ever, we had a more typical 10-5 record this week. However, four of our losses were significant, as we averaged a hundred wrong picks for each of those games. Interestingly, all four of those games were picked correctly by seven people - no, not the same Mensas, just seven total for each game.

Here are our results this week:

Week #11 Results (Home in CAPS)
Win Winners (we're great) Lose
152 SEATTLE Minnesota 0
125 Arizona JACKSONVILLE 5
121 CINCINNATI Cleveland 5
116 NEW ORLEANS San Francisco 10
106 DENVER Kansas City 15
76 CHICAGO Baltimore 14
71 Indianapolis TENNESSEE 0
66 NEW YORK GIANTS Green Bay 23
60 PHILADELPHIA Washington 24
Win Losers (we're bleep) Lose
7 PITTSBURGH Detroit 118
9 Oakland HOUSTON 100
7 MIAMI San Diego 95
7 BUFFALO New York Jets 73
Win Pretty Even (we're indecisive) Lose
48 CAROLINA New England 40
22 TAMPA BAY Atlanta 37

There are only a handful of teams that we do poorly in picking. We have gotten the Jets and Dolphins right only once each in the past seven weeks (five misses and a bye for each team). On the other hand, there are four teams that we have only mis-picked once each all year. Best is Seattle; we missed them in week #2 and have gotten them right nine weeks in a row (we even got their one loss right). We have picked Denver to win each week, so our only miss was their loss. We have picked Jacksonville to lose every week, so our only miss was their win. And, our only miss of the Chiefs was picking them to lose to the Cowboys (and, we should have gotten that one right as well; they should have lost).

Here's a complete look at how we have picked each team, each week (first letter - our pick; second letter - actual result):

Picks/Results for Each Team/Each Week
Team Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 Wk 17 W L
Denver WW WW WW WW WW WW WL WW Bye WW WW 9 1
Jacksonville LL LL LL LL LL LL LL LL Bye LW LL 9 1
Kansas City WW LW WW WW WW WW WW WW WW Bye LL 9 1
New York Giants LL LL WL LL LL LL WW LW Bye WW WW 8 2
St Louis WW LL LL LL WW LW LL LL LL LW Bye 8 2
Tennessee LW LL WW WW LL LL LL Bye WW WL LL 8 2
Arizona LL LW LL WW LW LL LL LW Bye WW WW 7 3
Green Bay LL WW WL Bye WW WW WW WW WL WL LL 7 3
Houston WW WW WL LL LL WL LL Bye LL LL WL 7 3
New Orleans WW WW WW WW WW WL Bye WW WL LW WW 7 3
San Francisco WW WL WL WW WW WW WW WW Bye WL LL 7 3
Tampa Bay WL LL LL LL Bye LL LL LL LL LW LW 7 3
Carolina LL LL LW Bye WL LW WW WW WW LW WW 6 4
Chicago LW WW WW WL LL WW WL Bye LW LL WW 6 4
Cleveland WL LL LW LW WW LL LL LL LW Bye LL 6 4
Dallas WW WL WW WL LL WW WW WL WW WL Bye 6 4
Minnesota LL LL WL LW Bye WL LL LL LL LW LL 6 4
New England WW WW WW LW WL LW WL WW WW Bye LL 6 4
Oakland LL WW LL LL LW LL Bye LW WL LL LW 6 4
Washington WL LL LL WW Bye LL LW LL LW WL LL 6 4
Philadelphia LW WL LL LL WW WW LL WL LW LW WW 6 5
Atlanta LL WW WL WL WL Bye WW WL LL LL WL 5 5
Detroit WW WL WW LW LL WW WL LW Bye WW WL 5 5
Indianapolis WW WL LW WW WW WL LW Bye WW WL WW 5 5
Baltimore LL WW LW WL LW LL WL Bye WL LW LL 4 6
Pittsburgh WL LL LL WL Bye LW LW WL LL WW LW 4 6
San Diego LL LW LL LW WL LW WW Bye WL LL WL 4 6
Cincinnati WL WW LW WL LW WW LW WW WL WL WW 4 7
New York Jets LW LL LW LL LW WL LW LL LW Bye WL 3 7
Total 200 124

Each week, One.Cool.Customer hosts a pick-em page (week #11 picks / week #12 picks) where all the FPWs offer picks in every game for the week. I track their consensus picks for each game and compare it to our consensus for each game. This week, our fifteen picks were identical. So, maintain our two-game lead over them.

Here is that updated table:

2013 10-for-10 Consensus vs. Front Page Writers
Week 10-for-10 Wins 10-for-10 Losses Front Page Wins Front Page Losses
1 11 5 11 5
2 11 5 12 4
3 9 7 10 6
4 9 6 7 8
5 9 5 7 7
6 10 5 10 5
7 9 6 9 6
8 9 4 9 4
9 7 6 6 7
10 6 8 7 7
11 10 5 10 5
Total 100 62 98 64

In this FanPost, I try to list only the top weekly scores and the top overall scores. I stop short of listing over half of the week's top picks. If I had stopped after the 8-for-10s, then there would have only been twenty-seven names listed. So, I included the 7-for-10s, making the "top" scores almost half of this week's field. I hope that makes up a little for how few I got to list the past two weeks.

Look to KD's contest page for the complete leaderboard. If you can't search and find your picks to see how you did, then ask me (either on here or in an email), and I'll tell you what you scored this week.

We did have some low scores this week (low man - not to be embarrassed/named - only scored 2-for-10). But, we also had one shining moment - someone who dodged all four trap games (he picked one - right - and avoided the other three) and joined KD's Hall of Fame with his first-ever 10-for-10.

Congratulations again go to scotscowboyfan for achieving perfection. I assume that all 10-for-10s are special. I don't know; I've still never had one. Last year, there were forty in week #11; this year, there was one. I have to think that scoring 10-for-10 alone is just "a little more special". And, Davie makes his picks each week from across the pond. Yes, this worldwide game had its only 10-for-10 this week come from Scotland. Wow!

We have a tie at the top. Aggie Man came into the week one ahead our leader for half the season - lsttexas. Both missed the same two trap games, but Aggie Man had and missed a third (Houston). So, they are tied.

However, this FanPost is so late this week that I have already seen both of their picks for week #12 (made early Thursday on my last FanPost). They picked the same ten games, and picked nine of them the same way. lsttexas has the Cowboys this week, and Aggie Man has picked the Giants. So, the tie will be broken in the game we'll be watching.

Congratulations to Aggie Man and lsttexas, our co-leaders this week, and are slightly under the record pace last year of CowboyBaby (highest score through week #11). Note - last year's week #11 was the week that we had our record forty players score 10-for-10, led by CowboyBaby.

Here are the top scores this week, and the top scores on the overall leaderboard.

Top Scores Through Week #11
This Week Score This Week Score 2013 Overall Score 2013 Overall Score
scotscowboyfan 10 HonorTheStar 7 Aggie Man 82 jakezze01 74
Jebediah Flibberbrush 9 Hookem Up 7 lsttexas 82 Oh Hai Doggy 74
Lajitas Lava 9 Howleyesque 7 JDobermans 81 Pasipple 74
Yellowbeard 9 iidacii 7 jstaubach 80 Souna21 74
CarloRue 8 jayrosser27 7 Max2 80 Yellowbeard 74
CDMac24 8 jordanch68 7 CarloRue 79 1Bullseye 73
cee-los 8 kethry1313 7 revellyre 79 cowboyswin 73
Cowboy Joe 8 ketom1220 7 CowboyBaby 78 DCB* 73
cowboy1966 8 letsgtld 7 nicomachus 78 dsmith12 73
CowboyBaby 8 makemyday 7 beastygaming 77 EchoEcho 73
CowboyNeal 8 mdlusk 7 bookiebuster 77 jamesvb 73
cwby4lf 8 MPoole87 7 boys.camncrew 77 ketom1220 73
dentltek 8 MSM33 7 Jebediah Flibberbrush 77 mushpuppy 73
Enja 8 mushpuppy 7 nikeorlipstick 77 skinny post 73
HLCJ69 8 MUTTS 7 Realist Larry 77 Travlr 73
JDobermans 8 Oh Hai Doggy 7 swanhooch 77 Trent Schoneweis 73
jstaubach 8 oldboysfan 7 Useful_Idiot_ 77 behind.enemylines 72
lsttexas 8 Pasipple 7 Wreck'emCowboys 77 ChrisMan 72
lucke 8 Rajohnnn 7 BigHat in NewTexas 76 Cowboy Joe 72
Max2 8 Realist Larry 7 cowboy1966 76 Dalai Luke 72
nicomachus 8 Sean N 7 HLCJ69 76 ginge159 72
nikeorlipstick 8 Shakeepuddn 7 HonorTheStar 76 iidacii 72
NorthStar99 8 Souna21 7 Lajitas Lava 76 Rajohnnn 72
One.Cool.Customer 8 Specific 7 NorthStar99 76 Sandmann 72
revellyre 8 Switters023 7 Through Thick And Thin 76 scotscowboyfan 72
since '66 8 TheDemolitionDan 7 Hookem Up 75 Specific 72
Trent Schoneweis 8 thepainster 7 lucke 75 zigg6411 72
1Bullseye 7 Travlr 7 mdlusk 75 camrin55 71
Aggie Man 7 Useful_Idiot_ 7 mikemc68 75 Canadian Cowboy_74 71
AnderJ86 7 Vancity Cowboy 7 One.Cool.Customer 75 cee-los 71
Babygirl71 7 Vector_41 7 Sean N 75 cowdog 71
behind.enemylines 7 Witten mittens 7 Seatown7 75 cwby4lf 71
Benthere 7 Wreck'emCowboys 7 spur_for_life 75 Howleyesque 71
Bertangalo 7 YumaCactus 7 Tallgrass Prairie 75 letsgtld 71
boys.camncrew 7 zigg6411 7 Tennessee_Jed 75 meisternance 71
Bvanzanman 7 ziggy19 7 TheDemolitionDan 75 Mikellie 71
cjbrit 7 45 tied with 6 CDMac24 74 MSM33 71
DCB* 7 20 tied with 5 geof 74 MUTTS 71
Farrah's Daddy 7 14 tied with 4 illcowboy 74 StarloverinWNC 71
geof 7 2 lower scores IRONRAVEN 74 11 tied with 70

[EDIT - Since omitting the four week #11 scores, plus merging Joe Ferraiola and Joe21 into one person, here is KD's full leaderboard - edited to include these five adjustments.]

Week #11 Leaderboard
Entrant Overall Entrant Overall Entrant Overall Entrant Overall
Aggie Man 82 Mikellie 71 gabrielau23 59 PeanutPunch 14
lsttexas 82 MSM33 71 rhodri2112 59 Cowboy_Chuck 13
JDobermans 81 MUTTS 71 Rome One 59 Hotrod 13
jstaubach 80 StarloverinWNC 71 starbury_to_s-jaxci2000 59 johnny.landino 13
Max2 80 Allan Uy 70 suddendeath88 59 kinkyslinky 13
CarloRue 79 Bertangalo 70 connor.cmr 58 LJ Longoria94 13
revellyre 79 BoydNation 70 Cowtoys 58 sixrings09 13
CowboyBaby 78 j-man 70 CowboyNeal 57 TheYoungin_DT 13
nicomachus 78 mik888 70 cproctor6 57 @Tonekupone 12
beastygaming 77 Mikhaili 70 VinnieMac 57 American Fan 12
bookiebuster 77 Panzer84 70 Chad Loveland 55 liquidblake 12
boys.camncrew 77 Rex Pfister 70 BoyfromOz 53 spm01 12
Jebediah Flibberbrush 77 Shakeepuddn 70 cOUboy12 53 Pick_Six_24 10
nikeorlipstick 77 traceabides 70 T Zig 53 Beast3n 9
Realist Larry 77 Vector_41 70 ziggy19 53 DECOWBOY 9
swanhooch 77 9_to_88 all day 69 Kansas Cowboy 52 Jojowalker 9
Useful_Idiot_ 77 Babygirl71 69 DoomsDay Dub 51 Ray Silva 9
Wreck'emCowboys 77 Baloo. 69 neon greon 51 bwo07a 8
BigHat in NewTexas 76 BigBad Joe 69 Rummob 51 claunchy 8
cowboy1966 76 cjbrit 69 CowboysFan1994 50 cowboyjohn 8
HLCJ69 76 CowboysBarry 69 MPoole87 50 Damnsammit 8
HonorTheStar 76 Enja 69 Luc in Chile 48 Elbert 8
Lajitas Lava 76 Gabby 69 TARHEEL PAUL 48 FromtheDarnknessAtMeadowlands 8
NorthStar99 76 jayrosser27 69 The Big Jim 48 Hepennypacker 8
Through Thick And Thin 76 KD Drummond 69 fs65 45 mario.ventura.397 8
Hookem Up 75 sirjason22 69 neithan20000 45 nepacowboy 8
lucke 75 Switters023 69 PhiAlphaHalos 45 PDXCowboy 8
mdlusk 75 AnderJ86 68 DerUbermensch 42 Proxy406 8
mikemc68 75 damnarab2 68 Sean Sullivan 42 TheBlueBaron 8
One.Cool.Customer 75 hookerhome 68 Pnut Gallery 41 88Deztined46 7
Sean N 75 kethry1313 68 baller2899 40 A1catraz 7
Seatown7 75 LoboTX 68 BishopWest 39 Audrate 7
spur_for_life 75 Scurrah Jurrah 68 Jdewey 38 boys53 7
Tallgrass Prairie 75 Witten mittens 68 Johnny Cage 38 calmyron 7
Tennessee_Jed 75 wittenfan 68 f the romo haters 36 cowboyhuck 7
TheDemolitionDan 75 Farrah's Daddy 67 Ride Together, Die Together 36 dcfnlv 7
CDMac24 74 I am Ironman!!! 67 Timmy G 36 dmagikwand 7
geof 74 Jessy S 67 Baloo86 35 DWFCOWBOYS 7
illcowboy 74 k@s! 67 mehrans9 35 faenix 7
IRONRAVEN 74 mbraunginn 67 oldboysfan 35 godspeed.dan 7
jakezze01 74 milehightexan 67 dentltek 33 GordBerl 7
Oh Hai Doggy 74 Smax17177 67 jordanch68 33 IHeartDaBoys 7
Pasipple 74 Static 67 pugbuddy 33 JJ for President 7
Souna21 74 thepainster 67 SoCalCowboysFan12 33 Jmar17 7
Yellowbeard 74 NCHeelsBoysFan 66 HurrahKaramazov 32 kelub 7
1Bullseye 73 Vancity Cowboy 66 realfanandairman 32 kjohney 7
cowboyswin 73 bcomets 65 Trivial 32 Ok 7
DCB* 73 Bvanzanman 65 Delirious Nomad 31 OK2013 7
dsmith12 73 ibleedcowboyblue 65 melman88 31 philgrek 7
EchoEcho 73 InkedKing 65 I'm Jed & I hate the giants 30 safwant 7
jamesvb 73 jazzbo251 65 Kire_V 28 shainyc 7
ketom1220 73 Longdistance fan 65 DEL1SLE 27 TheRealJG 7
mushpuppy 73 VictoryorDeath 65 bcg08 26 Trevster 7
skinny post 73 Antonio S 64 True Blue-liever 25 WilliamC 7
Travlr 73 castaway42 64 Matt Buresh 25 Archie Barberio 6
Trent Schoneweis 73 gershwin 64 NutriaBoudin 25 Becho 6
behind.enemylines 72 jockmeister 64 tsylvest 25 blakkswann 6
ChrisMan 72 Junkyard Dog 64 WA_Cowboy 25 boyman 6
Cowboy Joe 72 makemyday 64 Alpha 23 Danieltaylor54 6
Dalai Luke 72 Nord15 64 FloridaBoys 23 deeznuts94 6
ginge159 72 wildtigger2 64 Samuel_L_Bronkowitz 22 Frog Jake 6
iidacii 72 YumaCactus 64 Doc_J 21 greatwhitenorth 6
Rajohnnn 72 jtiddahr 63 21 mcb99 6
Sandmann 72 Portland's Cowboy fan 63 impatient 20 medina2984 6
scotscowboyfan 72 TwoBitWhackJob 63 TK19 20 scraig 6
Specific 72 D_Carter 62 Benthere 18 TunaDitka 6
zigg6411 72 Hobbes42 62 KRO 18 carguy102 5
camrin55 71 Joe21 62 NerdVernacular 18 CowboyMan 5
Canadian Cowboy_74 71 slowmotion80 62 DannyPhantom 17 damixedone08 5
cee-los 71 Psycho Star 61 jgoddard8409 17 lorenzo.avena.5 5
cowdog 71 CowboyinExile 60 Jacksmyname 15 phantomll 5
cwby4lf 71 Kegbearer 60 Nova84 15 rhbgsherb 5
Howleyesque 71 MosesArt 60 rioplayer7 15 thebigham 5
letsgtld 71 since '66 60 GeorgeSull4 14
meisternance 71 westmodelmarket 60 mwcowboy 14

You requested, and I have begun to list a comparison of our scores to previous years. Again, I don't have access to KD's 2010 records, but I can provide that comparison to 2011 and 2012. However, the different bye schedules, and the different week-to-week difficulties make a direct comparison fairly difficult.

Because of the way I maintain my records, it would be very time consuming to recreate 2011 and 2012 leaderboards after week #11. Rather than do that, I will name some of the top scores here, and give the links to my FanPosts from those weeks, so you can see my tables from 2011 - Week #11 and 2012 - Week #11.

Top scores after week #11 in 2011:

  • 80 - illcowboy and Jebediah Flibberbrush
  • 79 - qbfannn (CowboyBaby)
  • 78 - wittenfan
  • 77 - BishopWest and Hookem Up
  • 76 - ChiaCrck (Archie Barberio), mdlusk, Pnut Gallery, and ziggy19

Top scores after week #11 in 2012:

  • 83 - CowboyBaby
  • 82 - D_Carter
  • 81 - BishopWest and Hawkeye101 (Yellowbeard)
  • 80 - ChrisMan and mdlusk
  • 79 - hookerhome (yes, me again, but starting to fade), j-man, KD Drummond, krikaley, Tennessee_Jed, Travlr, and ziggy19

This week last year was Thanksgiving week, and I published an extra FanPost called Holiday Bonus #1 where I took picks for weeks #12-#14. This year, Thanksgiving is next week; I've been taking week #12 picks already on my last FanPost; and, KD's new page is up. In fact, the Thursday night game is already over before I published this FanPost.

So, this FanPost will not take "early" picks for this week, but will include my Holiday Bonus #1 - early picks for both week's #13 and #14.

If you wish to make early picks on here for either weeks #13 or #14, I ask you honor these guidelines:

  • Put what you are picking in the subject line (Week #13 - Thursday, Week #14, etc.). That will help me tremendously.
  • Make your winners bold. The easiest way is to use asterisks before and after your selection. For example, Dallas at *NEW YORK GIANTS* will look like Dallas at NEW YORK GIANTS; or, *Dallas* at NEW YORK GIANTS will look like Dallas at NEW YORK GIANTS.
  • Be sure to pick the Cowboys game. This is mandatory. [SPECIAL EXCEPTION FOR THANKSGIVING - in week #13, you must include the Cowboys game pick - on time - in order to qualify for 10-for-10. You may make other picks later as always. The exception - if you miss the Cowboys game on Thanksgiving, you may still play 9-for-10 for the weekend. Normally, once the Cowboys kick off, the contest is closed to new participants for late picks that week.]
  • Once you have made your ten selections, please delete the other games. That makes my life easier when I am tabulating close to two hundred picks each week.
  • Please don't pick a Thursday game after it has kicked off (or, worse, include it in picks that you post on Saturday or Sunday morning).
  • When KD puts up his new contest page, please stop posting picks on here and post them on KD's page. It is easier on me if only one page is actively posting picks. However, I still monitor all active 10-for-10 pages (KD's and mine) and will record your picks, wherever they are posted. There is no need to double-post.

Byes are over after week #12. Everyone plays each week the rest of the way. Note, this is the heart of "flex" season when NBC can grab an attractive game for Sunday Night and replace a garbage game. It's almost too late for them to switch anything for week #13, but I fully expect some movement for week #14. I doubt that Falcons-Packers stays in prime time on December 8. Look for either Carolina-New Orleans or Seattle-San Francisco to get flexed to NBC on that night (the other will be FOX's feature doubleheader game with Joe/Troy/Pam).

[EDIT - As I expected, Falcons-Packers got run from NBC for Panthers-Saints. The week #14 schedule order has been updated to accommodate that change.]

As the schedules change and are flexed, I will update this FanPost to keep games in the new order. KD and I follow the order on in listing the games each week:

  • sorted chronologially by date (Thursday before Sunday before Monday)
  • sorted chronologically by time (early before single-late :05 before doubleheader-late :25 before night)
  • sorted alphabetically by home team short abbreviation (a game at SD, then a game at Sea, then a game at SF)


WEEK #13:

Thursday, November 28 (Thanksgiving):

Green Bay at DETROIT

Oakland at DALLAS (mandatory; must include for 10-for-10)

Pittsburgh at BALTIMORE

Sunday, December 1:

Tampa Bay at CAROLINA

Jacksonville at CLEVELAND

New England at HOUSTON


Chicago at MINNESOTA



Atlanta at BUFFALO



Cincinnati at SAN DIEGO

New York Giants at WASHINGTON

Monday, December 2:

New Orleans at SEATTLE


WEEK #14:

Thursday, December 5:


Sunday, December 8:

Minnesota at BALTIMORE

Indianapolis at CINCINNATI

Atlanta at GREEN BAY

Cleveland at NEW ENGLAND

Oakland at NEW YORK JETS



Buffalo at TAMPA BAY

Kansas City at WASHINGTON

Tennessee at DENVER

St. Louis at ARIZONA

New York Giants at SAN DIEGO


Carolina at NEW ORLEANS (flexed to Sunday night)

Monday, December 9:

Dallas at CHICAGO (mandatory; must include)

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