The Jesus, The Generator and the Experts - Week 12

I have a confession to make.

I've been videotaping Peter King's picks all year.

I am cooperating with Fat Man officials.  I don't think it is good. To have this kind of attention is a distraction, and I think that is how I'm treating it.  I try to do the best I can to limit these distractions every week, and it will be no different here. Certainly I am never looking to do anything that is not within the rules established by Doug Lee and Emmett Smith.

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 mega mind.

I use Kahlua and a proprietary mathematical formula. If that doesn’t work, I go to the video.

So let's see how things stand after Week 11.

EXPERT Wins Total Percentage Rank
Ron Jaworski 96 148 64.86% 1
Jason Cole 103 160 64.38% 2
Accuscore 101 160 63.13% 3
Chris Mortensen 99 160 61.88% 4
ESPN Pigskin Pick 'Em 98 160 61.25% 5
Mark Schlereth 98 160 61.25% 5
Mike Golic 98 160 61.25% 5
TJ "The Dude" Johnson 97 160 60.63% 8
Yahoo Users 97 160 60.63% 8
Michael Silver 95 160 59.38% 10
Les Carpenter 94 160 58.75% 11
Peter King 94 160 58.75% 11
Merril Hoge 91 160 56.88% 13
Pete Prisco 91 160 56.88% 13
Doug Lee 89 160 55.63% 15
RNG 88 160 55.00% 16
Adam Schefter 86 160 53.75% 17
Eric Allen 86 160 53.75% 18
Jesus Quintana 76 160 47.50% 19
Raiders Fans 5 160 3.13% 20

The RNG continues to hold at exactly where you would expect a machine who picks games based on a home-winning percentage of 57%.  So there is no surprise there.

Jesus Quintana experienced another hairball this week, so he finds himself 10 games behind Eric Allen and Adam Schefter.  I have to admit, it's quite a chore to pull the picks out of Quintana each and every week.  He's got claws, after all.

Doug Lee is within striking distance of Peter King; I'm a few games ahead.  I can't complain too much.  But I do wonder what Jason Cole is smoking.

On to Week 12!

WEEK 12   Random Number Generator Jesus Quintana TJ "The Dude" Johnson Doug Lee
VISiTOR HOME Pick Pick Team Team
NE DET NE DET NE NE
NO DAL DAL NO NO NO
CIN NYJ NYJ NYJ NYJ NYJ
CLE CAR CLE CLE CLE CLE
MIN WAS WAS MIN WAS MIN
GB ATL ATL ATL ATL GB
JAX NYG NYG JAX NYG NYG
TB BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL
PIT BUF PIT BUF PIT PIT
TEN HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU
PHI CHI CHI CHI PHI PHI
MIA OAK MIA MIA OAK OAK
KC SEA KC SEA KC KC
STL DEN STL DEN STL DEN
SD IND SD SD IND SD
SF ARI ARI ARI ARI SF

Quintana's Upset Specials

1) Jacksonville over the New York Giants.  Mark Brunell goes off, says Quintana.

2) Buffalo over Pittsburgh.  Quintana digs Ryan Fitzpatrick like a silly schoolgirl.

3) Detroit over New England.  Oops.

Peter King Actually Wrote This

"Until further notice, I've stopped taking the Panthers seriously."

Get in line, PK.  Everyone else has been there since Week 7.

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

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