Week 16 was a disaster for many teams and many of our pick 256 participants.
The undefeated dream finally ended for the Panthers. A strange decision in OT may cost the Patriots a No. 1 seed. A backup QB, Ryan Mallett, may have dealt a death blow to the Steelers playoff ambitions. The lowly Rams dealt the once-mighty Seahawks the third home loss of the season.
If you picked all that to happen, congratulations. But odds are that most Pick 256 participants stuck more or less with the Vegas favorites, which would resulted in seven incorrect picks.
|Week 16 Picks, 171 participants
|Game & Closing Lines
||Pick 256 Favorite||Pick 256 vote||Winner|
|SF @ DET (-10)||Detroit||98%||DET|
|PIT (-11.5) @ BAL||Pittsburgh||98%||BAL|
|CLE @ KC (-11)||Kansas City||97%||KC|
|GB @ ARI (-6)||Arizona||94%||ARI|
|SD @ OAK (-4)||Oakland||93%||OAK|
|STL @ SEA (-11)||Seattle||92%||STL|
|CAR (-7) @ ATL||Carolina||89%||ATL|
|NYG @ MIN (-7)||Minnesota||89%||MIN|
|HOU (-3.5) @ TEN||Houston||86%||HOU|
|NE (-2.5) @ NYJ||New England||82%||NYJ|
|CHI @ TB (-3)||Tampa||79%||CHI|
|IND @ MIA (-2.5)||Miami||66%||IND|
|CIN @ DEN (-3.5)||Denver||64%||DEN|
|JAC @ NO (-2.5)||New Orleans||59%||NO|
|WAS @ PHI (-3.5)||Washington||57%||WAS|
|DAL @ BUF (-6.5)||Buffalo||55%||BUF|
Last week we asked you to outpick the pros, and 56 participants did just that, correctly predicting at least 10 games in Week 16. Overall, the Pick 256 Consensus got 10 picks right, but there was still quite a spread of results.
|Pick 256 Result Distribution, Week 16
As you review the upcoming slate of Week 17 games, do you think you can outpick the pros one more time? Join our Pick 256 challenge below to find out.
Week 17 Picks
Click on the link below and you'll be taken directly to the Pick 256 entry form where you can select the Week 10 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 16 Results
You can find a full list of all results in a fanpost by BTB-member Hookerhome, so I'll just list the participants who outpicked the pros.
|Week 15 Top Finishers
|11||Carson, chriscallies, cowtownNcowboysfan, DalaiLuke, maragath, ounceler, realist larry, Timmy G, Troy, Vancity Cowboy, vectorspace|
|10||4evercowboy, ansky23, benray53, Bud, Canadian Cowboy_74, Cardad87, CowboyInLA, Cowboys Win, Dr Carl, Dr. Wheuss, dWhisper, enogueras, Fatz75, GalTex, Gregory_Regularly, Holyroof, JDobermans, Katana, kethry1313, klkmainiac, makeit6, Mark Barrington, Max2, Millard Fillmore, MinasIthil92, Mordregard, Normrock, oldboysfan, OldStray2-Dog, quinduno, Rajohnnn, Rdbull1, Ride Together, Die Together, RingKing, RoSHa, Sean N, stanthecowboyfan, starmesh23, thorns, Tigercowboy, westmodelmarket, Witten On The Walls|
And here's our season leaderboard.
|Pick 256 Leaderboard
|155||2||Aggie Man, revellyre|
|150||2||1Missouricowboysfan, Millard Fillmore|
|147||5||cap2vator, dtwmm, gwzahn7, MinasIthil92, Normrock|
|146||4||ibleedcowboyblue, mahenza, Realist Larry, Roun2It|
|145||7||cwby4lf, I'm_people_too, lenboy, Ride Together, Die Together, Starheel42, Timmy G, Truebluedcfan|
|144||4||aaa61aaa, Benthere, Reno Cowboy|
|143||8||CapitalT, jwdge, maragath, PrfBrain, starmesh23, Stevefromerrick, Terry, Vancity Cowboy|
|142||9||ansky23, CTCowboy, earl, Frank Stanford, JDobermans, Ncstar, PAPAGDAVIS69, Sir Robin, UTcowboy|
|141||6||klkmainiac, MUTTS, Rajohnnn, scottysd, stanthecowboyfan, thesirknight|
|140||8||Canadian Cowboy_74, cowtownNcowboysfan, enogueras, goddard55, lucke, Mark Barrington, Shadowcat, tmaeus|
The fine print
On the final week of the season, submissions have to be in by kickoff time of the early Sunday games, which kick off at 1:00 pm ET on Sunday. We've been very generous in accepting late submission throughout the contest, but not this week. No late submissions will be accepted, no exceptions will be made for anyone this week.
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 Sunday 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 that out of the way, good luck with your picks.