The Jesus, The Generator and the Experts - Week 11

Here's a question.  If the Random Number Generator ends up beating Peter King, will King shake its hand?

Or will he just eat a cheese coney with Roger Goodell?

As we usually do, we ask our RNG to makes its picks for the week’s NFL games.  We then compare these picks to the so-called experts.  To make things even more lively, I include my cat, Jesus Quintana, in on the picks, along with Doug Lee and myself (Doc Bear is too smart for this).  The RNG is simply armed with the notion that 57% of the time, the home team is a winner in the NFL.  Quintana picks between two quarters as I drop them to the floor.  Doug Lee uses his obsessive-compulsive mind.

I use Kahlua and a proprietary mathematical formula. If that doesn’t work, I refuse to shake hands with myself until the picks come.

So let's see how things stand after Week 10.

EXPERT    Wins     Total       Percentage       Rank     
Ron Jaworski 84 133 63.16% 1
Jason Cole 90 144 62.50% 2
Accuscore 89 144 61.81% 3
Mark Schlereth 89 144 61.81% 3
Chris Mortensen 88 144 61.11% 5
TJ "The Dude" Johnson 85 144 59.03% 6
Yahoo Users 85 144 59.03% 6
ESPN Pigskin Pick 'Em 84 144 58.33% 8
Michael Silver 84 144 58.33% 8
Mike Golic 84 144 58.33% 8
Les Carpenter 83 144 57.64% 11
Peter King 83 144 57.64% 11
Pete Prisco 81 144 56.25% 13
RNG 79 144 54.86% 14
Merril Hoge 78 144 54.17% 15
Adam Schefter 77 144 53.47% 16
Doug Lee 77 144 53.47% 16
Eric Allen 74 144 51.39% 16
Jesus Quintana 67 144 46.53% 19
Raiders Fans 5 144 3.47% 20

Last week Quintana finally had a good week, correctly picking 11 of the games, best among all of the experts.  Unfortunately, he was so far behind, it didn't do him much.  He'll be spending the rest of the season trying to catch Eric Allen--and licking himself.

The RNG correctly picked 8 of the games, and now sits just 4 games back of Peter King.  I want to beat King, but not as much as I would like to see an RNG beat a guy who spends hours each week projecting the individual scores of games.    

Doug Lee and I tied with 6 games picked correctly.  We continue to hold our general positions.

Raiders fans continue to hold their rightful place on this list at the very bottom.  Never have I seen so much excitement out of a fan base for a team who is 1 game over .500, but that will make the crash that more fun to watch.  

Now, on to this week's picks:

WEEK 11   Random Number Generator         Jesus Quintana         TJ "The Dude" Johnson         Doug Lee    
VISTOR HOME Pick Pick Team Team
CHI MIA MIA CHI CHI CHI
BUF CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN
DET DAL DET DAL DAL DAL
WAS TEN WAS WAS TEN TEN
ARI KC KC KC KC KC
GB MIN MIN MIN GB GB
HOU NYJ NYJ HOU NYJ NYJ
OAK PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT
BAL CAR BAL CAR BAL BAL
CLE JAX JAX JAX CLE JAX
ATL STL ATL ATL ATL ATL
SEA NO SEA SEA NO NO
TB SF SF TB SF SF
IND NE NE IND NE NE
NYG PHI NYG NYG PHI PHI
DEN SD SD SD SD DEN

Quintana's Upset Specials

(Note: We can't stress enough that Jesus Quintana has the brain of an animal.  He sleeps for 10 hours a day.  Do the opposite if you care about your money.)

Last week, Quintana correctly picked Denver and Dallas as upset specials.  He also picked Cleveland over the Jets.  So he barely missed going 3 for 3.  This week, the cat sees:

1) Washington over Tennessee.   Quintana doesn't like it when Shanahan's face gets as red as it did last week.  Blood flows in the streets this week.  The blood of Titans.  

2) Seattle over New Orleans.  Dave Krieg gets the hot hand and the Saints are unable to stop him.  

3) Carolina over Baltimore.  I'm not even going to try and justify this one, other than to say Quintana is going with the Panthers because he favors felines.

4) Indianapolis over New England.  Petyon Manning > Tom Brady, says Quintana.

Peter King Actually Wrote This

King's Monday Morning Quarterback column is usually 4-5 pages long, so there's often plenty of material to make fun of.  But you need not look any further than his weekly picks.  This week, he wrote this gem:

"...I think the Saints will have their good buddy Reggie Bush's back in this one. I wouldn't be surprised if there's a sentiment among some on the Saints who think Pete Carroll left Bush out to dry when he returned his Heisman in September over the USC football scandal."

Right, PK, that's the reason an NFL team, made up of dozens of professionals who couldn't care less about Pete Carroll, plays hard.  Forget that the Saints are 7-2 and battling Atlanta for home-field advantage down the stretch.  It's all about Pete Carroll and Reggie Bush.  

That cheese coney must have went to his head.

I’m glad we had this talk.  Now, vaya con Dios, Brah.

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