294 BTB-members took part in the Pick 256 challenge last week and tried to pick the winners in as many of the 14 games as possible. If they had simply picked the Vegas favorites straight up, they'd have gotten 10 games out of 14 right. That wasn't as tough of a benchmark as it has been in previous weeks. Four participants managed to correctly predict the winners of 12 games, 29 managed to predict 11 games correctly, and 54 got ten games right.
As a further point of comparison, NFLPickWatch.com tallied the Week 5 picks of 136 media experts. Only three of those panelists correctly predicted the winners of twelve games. The worst "Pro Picker" on the NFLPickWatch panel got just five games right.
Each week, the key to getting a high pick count is the ability to correctly pick a handful of underdogs to come through. Do you think you can get the underdog winners right this week? Join our Pick 256 challenge below to find out.
Week 6 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.
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.
Week 4 Results
You can find a full list of all results in a fanpost by BTB-member Hookerhome later this week, so I'll be brief. This week we have four winners who all scored 12 of a possible 15 points. 55 participants finished with 11 correct picks.
- 12: DezBrogden88, oldboysfan, The Sethnicity, The Tower
- 11: 1MissouriCowboysFan, 4evercowboy, Aggie Man, ansky23, Benthere, Cowboy Joe, galtex, Glenstorm68, Joego38.firstname.lastname@example.org , Johnny-Boy, klkmainiac, mahenza, momtiller, Nap, Normrock, Nova84, PrfBrain, ptp39, radomane, revellyre, SoCalCowboysFan12, stanthecowboyfan, Supherbyus, Terry, timani, tman9476, TNCowbyfan, toke08, UTcowboy
- 57 - oldboysfan
- 55 - Rdbull1, 1Missouricowboysfan, D-Bomb
- 54 - revellyre
- 53 - TheRedWunder, I'm_people_too, 1Bullseye, Normrock
- 52 - toke08, Spaceball, blue & silver, ptp39, TazJr89, DarthGrumpa, Timmy G, jhcrouch3, RobP S.A.T., lenboy
29 more participants have 50 or 51 points over the first five weeks.
The fine print
Submissions have to be in by kickoff time of the Thursday night game, which kicks off at 8:25 pm ET on Thursday. To keep a level playing field for everybody, late submissions will not be accepted (all entries are time-stamped). This gives you a good two days to submit your picks.
Every week, we'll publish a spreadsheet with all the picks here on BTB, usually on Saturday.
The entry form contains detailed instruction on how you can change your picks at a later point, read them carefully. You can of course come back at any time before kickoff on Thursday and submit new picks. When there are multiple picks by the same BTB member, our pick tracker will always default to the latest entry.
With all of the technical stuff out of the way, good luck with your picks.
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Oct 24-25, 2015
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|Saturday, October 24
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|Sunday, October 25
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|Sunday, October 25
(4:30-8:30 PM) Cowboys-Giants game, with free buffet
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