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. Overall, 232 BTB-members took part in the Pick 256 challenge in Week 13, which turned out to be a bit of an underdog weekend. The biggest upsets were scored by the Panthers (9.5-point underdogs in New Orleans) and the Raiders (8.5-point underdogs versus San Francisco).
If you had simply picked the Vegas favorites straight up for Week 14, you'd have gotten 11 out of 16 games right last week:
|Week 14 Odds, Picks, and Winners|
|Game||Pick 256 Favorite||Pick 256 Vote||Winner|
|ATL @ GB (-13.5)||GB||99%||GB|
|HOU (-6.5) @ JAC||HOU||98%||HOU|
|CAR @ NO (-9.5)||NO||98%||CAR|
|TB @ DET (-10.5)||DET||97%||DET|
|BUF @ DEN (-9)||DEN||97%||DEN|
|SF (-8.5) @ OAK||SF||97%||OAK|
|NYJ @ MIN (-4)||MIN||96%||MIN|
|DAL (-3.5) @ CHI||DAL||94%||DAL|
|STL (-3) @ WAS||STL||88%||STL|
|SEA (-1.5) @ PHI||SEA||86%||SEA|
|IND (-3) @ CLE||IND||85%||IND|
|NE (-4) @ SD||NE||82%||NE|
|KC (-2.5) @ ARI||KC||76%||ARI|
|PIT @ CIN (-3)||CIN||71%||PIT|
|NYG (-3) @ TEN||NYG||67%||NYG|
|BAL @ MIA (-3)||MIA||55%||BAL|
In total, 85 of our 232 Week 14 participants managed to beat the closing Week 14 Vegas odds. That's a pretty impressive total, given that we don't usually get more than a handful or so of participants who beat the Vegas odds.
But can you repeat that feat this week? Join our Pick 256 Challenge below to find out.
Week 15 Picks
Click on the link below and you'll be taken directly to the Pick 256 entry form where you can select the teams you like for the win.
The link above should auto-fill your BTB user name into the entry form (in most cases). In some cases, the link hasn't worked properly, so here's an alternative link that works without the auto-fill - just remember to spell your username correctly.
Alternative Pick 256 Entry Form
If you prefer not to use your BTB user name, or are not a BTB member, go ahead and enter a name of your choosing, but try to stick with that name throughout the season.
With all of that that out of the way, on to last week's results.
Week 14 Results
You can find a full list of all results in a fanpost later today by BTB-member Hookerhome, so we'll just focus on the top finishers.
Here are the Week 14 winners in alphabetical order:
- 14 - cap2vator, Funoldman
- 13 - 1Bullseye, aat2326, adamjamessaul, ArgentinaJr, blue & silver, BUBBA KUHL, BurntOrangeBenjamins88, doomsdayreturns, erik.furton, etowngk30, FANSINCESB5, Frank Stanford, ibleedcowboyblue, Jim Vance, kat31, Lajitas Lava, Lcdano24, mfoster, Millard Fillmore, nreyesjr02, oldboysfan, PhiAlphaHalos, rhbgsherb, Troy, Vector_41, firstname.lastname@example.org, Wildhair, Yellowbeard
- 11 - 55 participants had 12 correct picks.
Our leaderboard today looks like a flat stage of the Tour de France: Jebediah Flibberbrush is the breakaway rider whose pursuers have left the peloton and are strung out like pearls between the main field and the tête de la course. Will Flibberbrush be able to maintain his lead to the finish line, or will he encounter strong headwinds and possibly a mountain finish that will alow the poursuivants to catch up? Stay tuned ...
|Pick 256 Leaderboard
|150||Jebediah Flibberbrush||- -|
|144||boys.camncrew, Dcowboy, Prfbrain||- -|
|142||aaa61aaa, Jeff Landrith||angie'sdad*, GalTex*|
|141||Florida dodger, Wildhair, Yellowbeard||Becho*, couboy12*|
|140||braininahat, Oldboysfan, Pagrebo, Rajohnnn, Specific||fs65*|
|139||CowboysWin, mfoster, Spaceball||kat31*, Mighty Blue Star*, cap2vator**, Lcdano24**|
|138||Chuck Sisco, cowboy1966, ginge159, JayRosser27, jtiddahr, NorthStar99, NutriaBoudin, UTCowboy, Vancity Cowboy||Realist Larry*|
|137||KETHRY1313, MIllard Fillmore, rptril, Starmesh23, THEGALLOPINGPOLISHMAN||yushay bohra*, Daledoe**, milehightexan***|
|136||BigDFanSince77, KRO, Lajitas Lava, lonewolfz28, pugbuddy, Roun2It, StarloverinWNC||blue & silver*, Buckywaters*, Canadian Cowboy_74*, CowboysFan_Nepal**, rhbgsherb**, Trent Schoneweis**, Useful_Idiot_***|
|135||cwby4lf, JDobermans, Rathos, Zubius||Aggie Man*, nreyesjr02*, Vector_41*, Cowboy Joe**, demon_hoya14**, since '66**, mikerz7777***, strobman***|
|134||Edward Colon, mbraunginn, qcisco, Shadowcat||codydoser*, Dealataunt*, DocOcho*, Mike Easter*|
|133||1038games, 1Bullseye, Bvanzanman, dentltek, MUTTS, NCHeelsBoysFan, wittenfan, YumaCactus||Benthere*, BOWAC1*, cowboyofthenorth*, dandeogden*, max2*, Rdbull1*, Tennessee_Jed*, Paul Schork**|
|"Regulars" are participants who haven't missed a single week in our challenge, "Part-Timers" received one or more freebies (as denoted by the asterisks) depending on the number of weeks they missed.|
The fine print
Submissions for the challenge have to be in by the start of the Thursday Night game at 8:30 pm ET. To keep a level playing field for everybody, late submissions will not be accepted (all entries are time-stamped). This gives you a little over two days for your pick submission. In case of multiple submissions, we will always use the last submission as the final and valid one.
Here's how our missed game policy works:
- Three weeks of full participation in Pick 256 will qualify participants for one freebie for a missed week. Six weeks of full participation qualifies for two freebies for missed weeks and so on. The maximum amount of possible freebies is four over the entire season.
- The freebie points awarded for a missed week will always be the average of all participants for the weeks missed. Missing weeks will be filled in ascending order from Week 1 through Week 17.
- Participants who receive a freebie will be marked with an asterisk in our results tables. Two freebies mean two asterisks, and so on.
A spreadsheet with all the picks for Week 15 will be published here on BTB on Friday or Saturday. Good luck with your picks.