|Week 11 Picks, 214 participants
|TNF||TEN @ JAC (-3)||Jacksonville||71%|
|WAS @ CAR (-7)||Carolina||97%|
|OAK (-1) @ DET||Oakland||76%|
|DAL (-1) @ MIA||Dallas||89%|
|IND @ ATL (-5.5)||Atlanta||87%|
|STL @ BAL (-2.5)||St. Louis||53%|
|NYJ (-3) @ HOU||NY Jets||70%|
|TB @ PHI (-5.5)||Philly||64%|
|DEN (-1) @ CHI||Chicago||55%|
|KC (-3) @ SD||Kansas City||66%|
|GB @ MIN (-1)||Minnesota||64%|
|SF @ SEA (-12.5)||Seattle||97%|
|SNF||CIN @ ARI (-4.5)||Arizona||78%|
|MNF||BUF @ NE (-7)||New England||91%|
|Yellow fields denote away favorites|
The Pick 256 Challenge is a season-long contest in which BTB members and readers get to pick the straight-up winners for all games each week.
The latest Week 11 lines show five teams as the road favorites, among them the Dallas Cowboys, who are favored by a slim -1 points over the Dolphins in Miami.
The Pick 256 participants agree on the total number of teams, but disagree on which five teams will walk away with road wins this week.
The BTB likes the Rams over the favored Ravens, and likes the Bears at home over the favored Broncos.
Last week, away teams posted an unusal 10-4 record. Could we see a similar success for the road teams this week?
Over to you: Where else could you see a road team winning this weekend?
A Tampa win in Philly would be a huge crowd pleaser in Cowboys Nation. I almost never root for the 49ers, but wouldn't a win in Seattle be worth more than a little Schadenfreude? How about Rex Ryan sticking it to Bill Belichick on Monday Night Football?
Long odds or not, which favored team's loss would leave you smiling in malicious delight?
Here's a link to the Excel file with all the picks for Week 11, 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.