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NFL Week 7 Fan Picks: Home Teams For The Win!

300 readers entered our Pick 256 Challenge this week, time to find out what they had to say.

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
Week 7 Picks, 300 participants
Game Favorite BTB vote
NYG @ DAL Cowboys 98%
NYJ @ NE Patriots 98%
SEA @ STL Seahawks 98%
ARI @ OAK Cardinals 97%
CLE @ JAC Browns 96%
MIN @ BUF Bills 92%
KC @ SD Chargers 92%
SF @ DEN Broncos 92%
CAR @ GB Packers 91%
ATL @ BAL Ravens 89%
MIA @ CHI Bears 85%
CIN @ IND Colts 82%
TEN @ WAS Redskins 67%
HOU @ PIT Texans 67%
NO @ DET Lions 54%

Pick 256 is a season-long contest in which BTB members and readers get to pick the straight-up winners for all games each week.

Last week, the fan consensus had ten teams as road favorites. This week, the consensus sees 11 of 15 teams as home favorites, and only the Seahawks, Cardinals, Browns, and Texans as road favorites. Let's hope the home team bias bodes well for the Cowboys, who host the Giants this weekend.

What is unusual about this week's picks is that 47 of the 300 participants picked exactly the 15 consensus picks shown in the table on the right. In some of the previous weeks, we've only had a handful of participants mirror the consensus picks, so this is quite a remarkable result.

If you had to pick a home favorite for an upset this weekend, which team would that be?


Here's a link to the Excel file with all the picks for Week 6, for those who are interested in tracking the results themselves.

Pick 256 Tracker Week 7

Once you open the file, you'll see a blue title bar into which you can enter the winning teams to see where you end up among the 328 participants. The title bar is currently populated with the winner of the Thursday game, as well as the consensus picks for the remaining games.

If you want to see how you fared after the weekend games, simply input your own picks into the title bar and see how many correct picks you had. You can also live-update the spreadsheet on Sunday during the games to see how you're doing as the games are going on.

In any case, have fun with the file and good luck with your picks.

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