The Jesus, The Generator and the Experts - Week 16

What's worse than fruitcake on Christmas?

Having that fruitcake Peter King this close to you this late in the season.

As usual, we stack up a Random Number Generator (RNG) and my cat (Jesus Quintana) against some experts and the staff. 

At the end of the year, we'll have some statistical lessons for everyone.  Until that time,  there's two more weeks of trying to finish ahead of King.

Let's see how things went last week.

EXPERT Wins    Total    Percentage    Rank   
Ron Jaworski 138 208 66.35% 1
Accuscore 147 224 65.63% 2
Jason Cole 146 224 65.18% 3
Yahoo Users 142 224 63.39% 4
ESPN Pigskin Pick 'Em 142 224 63.39% 4
Merril Hoge 141 224 62.95% 6
Chris Mortensen 141 224 62.95% 6
Mike Golic 140 224 62.50% 8
Mark Schlereth 139 224 62.05% 9
TJ "The Dude" Johnson 138 224 61.61% 10
Peter King 136 224 60.71% 11
Michael Silver 136 224 60.71% 11
Les Carpenter 135 224 60.27% 13
Doug Lee 135 224 60.27% 13
Pete Prisco 134 224 59.82% 15
Eric Allen 131 224 58.48% 16
RNG 129 224 57.59% 17
Adam Schefter 123 224 54.91% 18
Jesus Quintana 113 224 50.45% 19
Raiders Fans 7 224 3.13% 20

It should be noted that Doug Lee made a huge surge last week and sits one point behind King.  My game-picking abilities have slowly degraded over time, and it's almost laughable to say that at one point during the year, I was leading the pack.  But I've still got a two-game lead on King with two weeks to go.  If Doug and I can both beat King, I'll write a special post the week after in which I plan on mocking King as bad as the good old days when Ted Bartlett held down that fort.

The RNG and Quintana are right where I expected them to be after getting to this larger sample size.  The RNG is only armed with the notion that the home team wins 57% of the time in the NFL.  Quintana simply picks between two quarters as I drop them to the floor, which is probably as random as flipping a coin.  I suppose I should tell Quintana that the Buffalo Bills aren't a winning team this year, but I don't have the heart to tell him.

Let's see how Quintana and the gang picked 'em this week:

WEEK 16   Random Number Generator Jesus Quintana TJ "The Dude" Johnson Doug Lee
VISTOR HOME Pick Pick Team Team
CAR PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT
DAL ARI ARI DAL DAL DAL
NE BUF BUF NE NE NE
NYJ CHI NYJ CHI CHI CHI
BAL CLE CLE BAL BAL BAL
TEN KC KC KC KC KC
SF STL STL STL STL STL
DET MIA DET DET MIA MIA
WAS JAX JAX JAX JAX JAX
SD CIN CIN CIN SD SD
HOU DEN DEN HOU HOU HOU
IND OAK OAK OAK IND IND
NYG GB GB NYG GB GB
SEA TB TB TB TB TB
MIN PHI PHI MIN PHI PHI
NO ATL NO NO NO ATL

Quintana's Upset Specials

(Note: Remember, Quintana licks himself regularly, so do the opposite of what he says if you value your money)

1) Cincinnati over San Diego.  Quintana picked this just to damage San Diego's playoff hopes and help solidify the Broncos' draft pick.

2) Minnesota over Philadelphia.  Don't ask; he won't tell.

Peter King Actually Wrote This

"Under-reported Stat of the Week: Detroit has its first two-game winning streak against teams above .500 since 2000."

There's a reason it went unreported, PK.  Because it means absolutely nothing.  What's next, big boy, you gonna tell me the Lions had their first two-game winning streak against teams above .489 since 2000 as well?  Completely and utterly useless nonsense.

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

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