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NFL Picks – Super Bowl 2018

Overall Against the Spread: 123-117
Week 2: 7-9
Week 3: 10-6
Week 4: 6-8
Week 5: 7-7
Week 6: 9-6
Week 7: 3-10
Week 8: 5-8
Week 9: 3-10
Week 10: 7-6
Week 11: 11-2
Week 12: 8-7
Week 13: 9-5
Week 14: 12-4
Week 15: 10-5
Week 16: 9-6
Week 17: 6-9
Wild Card: 0-4
Divisional: 1-3
Conference: 0-2

NFL Picks – Divisional Round of 2018

Last week’s picks should have said wild card, not divisional round.

Overall Against the Spread: 122-112
Week 2: 7-9
Week 3: 10-6
Week 4: 6-8
Week 5: 7-7
Week 6: 9-6
Week 7: 3-10
Week 8: 5-8
Week 9: 3-10
Week 10: 7-6
Week 11: 11-2
Week 12: 8-7
Week 13: 9-5
Week 14: 12-4
Week 15: 10-5
Week 16: 9-6
Week 17: 6-9
Wild Card: 0-4


NFL Picks – Week 17 of 2018

Three games without lines at this point.


Overall Against the Spread: 116-99
Week 2: 7-9
Week 3: 10-6
Week 4: 6-8
Week 5: 7-7
Week 6: 9-6
Week 7: 3-10
Week 8: 5-8
Week 9: 3-10
Week 10: 7-6
Week 11: 11-2
Week 12: 8-7
Week 13: 9-5
Week 14: 12-4
Week 15: 10-5
Week 16: 9-6


Kaggle Punt Analytics Competition

Kaggle has an interesting new competition, available here.

We’re excited to let you know about a non traditional competition launch. Unlike our typical supervised Kaggle machine learning competition. Instead, this challenge asks you to use data to propose specific rule modifications for the NFL that will reduce the occurrence of concussions during punt plays. Click the button below to learn more about this format.
About the host:
The National Football League is America’s most popular sports league, comprised of 32 franchises that compete each year to win the Super Bowl, the world’s biggest annual sporting event. They’re committed to advancing progress in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of sports-related injuries.  Since 2002 alone, the NFL has made 50 rules changes intended to eliminate potentially dangerous tactics and reduce the risk of injuries.
Competition Description:
Your challenge is to propose specific rule modifications (e.g. changes to the initial formation, tacking techniques, blocking rules etc.), supported by data, that may reduce the occurrence of concussions during punt plays. Submissions will be evaluated based on the efficacy of the solution while maintaining the integrity of the game. Winning teams will be invited to present their submissions in a pitch-style event the day before Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta, GA and the top two presenting teams will each be awarded two Super Bowl LIII tickets.
Prizes:
$80,000 Total prize pool (and more!) awarded to top teams
Next important deadline:
January 9: Final submission deadline