|Week 4 Picks, 346 participants
|GB (-8.5) @ SF||Packers||99%|
|STL @ ARI (-7)||Cardinals||97%|
|DET @ SEA (-10)||Seahawks||97%|
|HOU @ ATL (-6.5)||Falcons||95%|
|JAC @ IND (-9)||Colts||94%|
|NYG @ BUF (-5.5)||Bills||94%|
|DAL @ NO (-3.5)||Cowboys||94%|
|CLE @ SD (-7.5)||Chargers||92%|
|CAR (-3) @ TB||Panthers||91%|
|OAK (-3) @ CHI||Raiders||90%|
|MIN @ DEN (-6.5)||Broncos||86%|
|KC @ CIN (-4)||Bengals||82%|
|NYJ (-1.5) @ MIA||Jets||75%|
|BAL (-3) @ PIT||Ravens||59%|
|PHI (-3) @ WAS||Eagles||57%|
Every week, 300+ participants take part in our Pick 256 Challenge, a season-long contest in which BTB members and readers get to pick the straight-up winners for all games each week.
The BTB consensus picks left almost nothing to chance this week and followed the Vegas lines in 14 of 15 games, only going against the Vegas lines by picking the Cowboys over 3.5-point favorites New Orleans.
But what are the odds that the favorites come through in all of those 14 games? Pretty slim, I'd bet. In fact, the odds are probably a lot better that at least one underdog comes through than thatall 15 favorites win their games this weekend.
To use one of the most over-used but nevertheless valid memes about Football: Any team can win on any given day.
Our panel of BTB writers picked the Steelers as underdog favorites (yeah, that didn't work out too well), and while we stuck to the favorites in all other games not involving the Cowboys, we had six more games in which at least one writer picked the underdog.
Over to you: Which heavily favored team do you think is in for an upset loss this weekend?
Here's a link to the Excel file with all the picks for Week 4, for those who are interested in tracking the results themselves.
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 all 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 during or after the weekend games, simply input your own picks into the title bar and see how many correct picks you have.
In any case, have fun with the file and good luck with your picks.
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