Beat the Blogger Matchups

While their were many impressive posts this week, it all to a perfect card to win this week’s winner in the Beat the Blogger contest. The Blogger posted a respectable score of 9 but it was no match for John Karbowski,
who
picked each game correctly, hit on the doubler for a perfect score of
11 and won by virtue of his tiebreaker prediction to win the weekly
prize.

With the number of weekly participants slipping a bit the last few weeks I’m making a call to action to all of our regulars
to do some recruiting. While more people means more work for the
Blogger and more people for the Blogger to go up against, I welcome the
challenge and offer this challenge to you: If each player can recruit 10 new players and we can boost the total to 200 or more, I’ll triple the weekly prize. So spread the word about the contest to all your co-workers, family and friends and meet that goal and boost the prize.

Copy and paste our link and send it to your friends so they can be a part of the action, http://blog.tuffstuff.com/7thinning/

This week’s winners are posted
below and this week’s matchups are posted so make sure
you get your picks posted before the start of the
first game to be eligible to win this week’s prize. As always, good
luck.

While I
enjoy giving prizes to several people vs. having just one weekly
winner, from this point forward contestants will be asked to provide a tie-breaker on the week’s last game so we narrow our winner down to one. Contestants
will now b
contest.jpge asked to predict the total score from the last game on the
list and the closest to the actual score will be deemed the winner
). I’ll also require contestants to post their e-mail address with their picks so I can track down the winners easier.

For those unfamiliar with the Beat the Blogger contest,
the idea is simple. The Blogger posts 10 matchups each week and then
selects his choices for the winners of those matchups. Contestants
enter the Beat the Blogger contest by clicking on the “Comment” section below the post with the matchups and then select their own 10 winners. You can also designate one of your picks as a “Doubler”
and you will receive an extra point if you’re correct so don’t forget
to designate your “Doubler” pick and increase your chances of winning.
If you Beat The Blogger’s total and post the high score for the week, you win. The regular weekly prize is an authentic signed 8-by-10 color photo of stars such as LaDainian Tomlinson, Drew Brees, Marshall Faulk, Santonio Holmes, Gale Sayers, Catfish Hunter
and many more. From time to time, the Blogger will sweeten the pot for
the weekly contest so look for special prize packages.

This week’s matchups
(with winning picks in parenthesis)
Saturday, Dec. 20
NFL Football
Dallas at New Orleans
Sunday, Dec. 21
Miami at Tennessee
Cleveland at Kansas City
Atlanta at NY Jets
San Francisco at Philadelphia
Green Bay at Pittsburgh
Tampa Bay at Seattle
Cincinnati at San Diego
Oakland at Denver
Minnesota at Carolina
Tiebreaker: Total points in Minnesota-Carolina game

42 thoughts on “Beat the Blogger Matchups

  1. Dana Boisvert on said:

    Dallas at New Orleans (New Orleans)
    Sunday, Dec. 21
    Miami at Tennessee (Tennessee)
    Cleveland at Kansas City (Kansas City)
    Atlanta at NY Jets (NY Jets)
    San Francisco at Philadelphia (Philadelphia)
    Green Bay at Pittsburgh (Green Bay)
    Tampa Bay at Seattle (Seattle) – DOUBLER
    Cincinnati at San Diego – (San Diego)
    Oakland at Denver (Denver)
    Minnesota at Carolina (Minnesota)
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Minnesota-Carolina game (44)

  2. steve emerick on said:

    Dallas at New Orleans
    Sunday, Dec. 21
    Tennessee
    Kansas City
    NY Jets
    Philadelphia
    Pittsburgh
    Seattle
    San Diego doubler
    Denver
    Minnesota
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Minnesota-Carolina game 51 points

    Steve Emerick
    sjemerick@aol.com

  3. Tim Wollersheim on said:

    This week’s matchups (with winning picks in parenthesis)
    Saturday, Dec. 20
    NFL Football
    Dallas at New Orleans (New Orleans) doubler
    Sunday, Dec. 21
    Miami at Tennessee (Tennessee)
    Cleveland at Kansas City (Kansas City)
    Atlanta at NY Jets (NY Jets)
    San Francisco at Philadelphia (Philadelphia)
    Green Bay at Pittsburgh (Green Bay)
    Tampa Bay at Seattle (Seattle)
    Cincinnati at San Diego (San Diego)
    Oakland at Denver (Denver)
    Minnesota at Carolina (Minnesota)
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Minnesota-Carolina game 38

  4. bob simmons on said:

    This week’s matchups (with winning picks in parenthesis)
    Saturday, Dec. 20
    NFL Football
    Dallas at New Orleans (new orleans)
    Sunday, Dec. 21
    Miami at Tennessee (miami)
    Cleveland at Kansas City ( kc)
    Atlanta at NY Jets ( jets)
    San Francisco at Philadelphia (eagles)
    Green Bay at Pittsburgh (pitt)
    Tampa Bay at Seattle (seattle)
    Cincinnati at San Diego (san diego)
    Oakland at Denver (denver)
    Minnesota at Carolina (minn)
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Minnesota-Carolina game 43

  5. Joshua Waldman on said:

    Dallas at New Orleans (New Orleans)
    Sunday, Dec. 21
    Miami at Tennessee (Tennessee)
    Cleveland at Kansas City (Kansas City)
    Atlanta at NY Jets (NY Jets)
    San Francisco at Philadelphia (Philadelphia)
    Green Bay at Pittsburgh (Green Bay)
    Tampa Bay at Seattle (Seattle)
    Cincinnati at San Diego (Cincinatti)
    Oakland at Denver (Denver)
    Minnesota at Carolina (Minnesota)
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Minnesota-Carolina game (51)

  6. Saturday, Dec. 19
    NFL Football
    Dallas at New Orleans (New Orleans)
    Sunday, Dec. 20
    Miami at Tennessee (Miami)
    Cleveland at Kansas City (Kansas City)
    Atlanta at NY Jets (Atlanta)
    San Francisco at Philadelphia (Philadelphia)
    Green Bay at Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh)
    Tampa Bay at Seattle (Seattle)
    Cincinnati at San Diego (San Diego) Doubler
    Oakland at Denver (Denver)
    Minnesota at Carolina (Minnesota)
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Minnesota-Carolina game (42)

    Kirk Andersen
    klandersen@yahoo.com

  7. Phil D on said:

    Dallas at New Orleans (Dallas)
    Sunday, Dec. 21
    Miami at Tennessee (Miami)
    Cleveland at Kansas City (Kansas City)
    Atlanta at NY Jets (Atlanta)
    San Francisco at Philadelphia (Philadelphia)
    Green Bay at Pittsburgh (Green Bay)
    Tampa Bay at Seattle (Saettle)
    Cincinnati at San Diego (Cincinnati)
    Oakland at Denver (Denver)
    Minnesota at Carolina (Minnesota)
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Minnesota-Carolina game (31)

  8. John Williams on said:

    Saturday 19
    NFL Football
    Dallas at New Orleans (New Orleans)doubler
    Cleveland at Kansas City (Kansas City)
    Atlanta at NY Jets (Atlanta)
    San Fransico at Philadelphia (Philadelphia)
    Green Bay at Pittsbugh (Pittsbug)
    Tampa Bay at Seattle (Seattle)
    Cincinnai at San Diego (San Diego)
    Oakland at Denver (Denver)
    Minnesota at Carolina (Minnesota)
    Tibreaker: Total points in Minnesota-Carolina game (55)

  9. Pamela on said:

    New Orleans
    Tennessee
    Kansas City
    Atlanta
    Philadelphia
    Green Bay
    Seattle
    San Diego
    Denver (doubler)
    Minnesota
    Tiebreaker: 43

    spam_freak@yahoo.com

  10. Jason on said:

    Saturday, Dec. 20
    NFL Football
    Dallas at (New Orleans)
    Sunday, Dec. 21
    Miami at (Tennessee)
    Cleveland at (Kansas City)
    Atlanta at (NY Jets)
    San Francisco at (Philadelphia)
    (Green Bay) at Pittsburgh
    Tampa Bay at (Seattle)
    Cincinnati at (San Diego)
    Oakland at (Denver) DOUBLER
    (Minnesota) at Carolina
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Minnesota-Carolina game (48)

  11. Lorin on said:

    Saturday, Dec. 20
    NFL Football
    Dallas at (New Orleans)
    Sunday, Dec. 21
    Miami at (Tennessee)
    Cleveland at (Kansas City)
    (Atlanta) at NY Jets
    San Francisco at (Philadelphia)
    (Green Bay) at Pittsburgh
    Tampa Bay at (Seattle)
    Cincinnati at (San Diego)
    Oakland at (Denver)
    (Minnesota) at Carolina—(DOUBLER)
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Minnesota-Carolina game—38 points

  12. Jeff on said:

    Saturday, Dec. 20
    NFL Football
    Dallas at New Orleans (Saints)
    Sunday, Dec. 21
    Miami at Tennessee (Titans)
    Cleveland at Kansas City (Browns)
    Atlanta at NY Jets (Falcons)
    San Francisco at Philadelphia (Eagles)
    Green Bay at Pittsburgh (Packers)
    Tampa Bay at Seattle (Seahawks)
    Cincinnati at San Diego (Chargers)
    Oakland at Denver (Broncos)
    Minnesota at Carolina (Vikings)
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Minnesota-Carolina game (49)

  13. Stephen Shaw on said:

    Saturday, Dec. 20
    NFL Football
    Dallas at (New Orleans) – DOUBLER
    Sunday, Dec. 21
    Miami at (Tennessee)
    (Cleveland) at Kansas City
    (Atlanta) at NY Jets
    San Francisco at (Philadelphia)
    (Green Bay) at Pittsburgh
    Tampa Bay at (Seattle)
    Cincinnati at (San Diego)
    Oakland at (Denver)
    (Minnesota) at Carolina
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Minnesota-Carolina game: 42

  14. Charles Ware on said:

    This week’s matchups (with winning picks in parenthesis)
    Saturday, Dec. 20
    NFL Football
    Dallas at New Orleans (New Orleans)
    Sunday, Dec. 21
    Miami at Tennessee (Tennessee)- Doubler
    Cleveland at Kansas City (Cleveland)
    Atlanta at NY Jets (Atlanta)
    San Francisco at Philadelphia (Philadelphia)
    Green Bay at Pittsburgh (Green Bay)
    Tampa Bay at Seattle (Tampa Bay)
    Cincinnati at San Diego (San Diego)
    Oakland at Denver (Denver)
    Minnesota at Carolina (Minnesota)
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Minnesota-Carolina game (48)

  15. James N. on said:

    New Orleans
    Tennessee
    Kansas City
    NY Jets
    Philadelphia (Doubler)
    Green Bay
    Seattle
    San Diego
    Denver
    Minnesota (67)

  16. Joe Ranyak on said:

    Saturday, Dec. 20
    NFL Football
    Dallas at New Orleans (New Orleans)
    Sunday, Dec. 21
    Miami at Tennessee (Miami)
    Cleveland at Kansas City (Cleveland)
    Atlanta at NY Jets (J-E-T-S, Jets Jets Jets)
    San Francisco at Philadelphia (Philadelphia)
    Green Bay at Pittsburgh (Green Bay)
    Tampa Bay at Seattle (Seattle)
    Cincinnati at San Diego (San Diego)
    Oakland at Denver (Denver)
    Minnesota at Carolina (Minnesota)
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Minnesota-Carolina game (37 points)

  17. david calderone on said:

    new orleans tenn kansas city jets philly pitts seattle san diego denver minn 47 dvcalderone@yahoo.com

  18. Dallas at New Orleans: NO
    Miami at Tennessee: TEN
    Cleveland at Kansas City: KC
    Atlanta at NY Jets: NYJ
    San Francisco at Philadelphia: PHI
    Green Bay at Pittsburgh: GB
    Tampa Bay at Seattle: SEA
    Cincinnati at San Diego: SD
    Oakland at Denver: DEN
    Minnesota at Carolina: MIN
    Tiebreaker: 48

  19. Micheal Kavanagh on said:

    Saturday, Dec. 20
    NFL Football
    Dallas at New Orleans New Orleans
    Sunday, Dec. 21
    Miami at Tennessee Tennessee
    Cleveland at Kansas City Kansas City
    Atlanta at NY Jets Atlanta
    San Francisco at Philadelphia Philadelphia
    Green Bay at Pittsburgh Green Bay
    Tampa Bay at Seattle Seattle
    Cincinnati at San Diego San diego
    Oakland at Denver Denver DOUBLER
    Minnesota at Carolina Minnesota
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Minnesota-Carolina game 36

  20. Brandon Bates on said:

    Thanks, Steve Emerick referred me here.

    Saturday, Dec. 20
    NFL Football
    Dallas at (New Orleans)
    Sunday, Dec. 21
    (Miami) at Tennessee
    (Cleveland) at Kansas City
    Atlanta at (NY Jets)
    San Francisco at (Philadelphia)
    (Green Bay) at Pittsburgh
    (Tampa Bay) at Seattle
    Cincinnati at (San Diego) DOUBLE
    Oakland at (Denver)
    (Minnesota) at Carolina
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Minnesota-Carolina game 38

    Brandon Bates
    sinatraking@hotmail.com

  21. martin kelly on said:

    Sat.Dec.20th
    New Orleans
    Sun.Dec.21st
    Tennessee
    Kansas City
    Atlanta
    Philadelphia
    Green Bay
    Seattle
    San Diego
    Denver
    Minnesota-(Doubler)
    TieBreaker-Minne/Crlna(51 total points)
    martymet1@yahoo.com

  22. Mark Desmarais on said:

    Saturday, Dec. 20
    NFL Football
    Dallas at (New Orleans)
    Sunday, Dec. 21
    Miami at (Tennessee)
    (Cleveland) at Kansas City
    Atlanta at (NY Jets)
    San Francisco at (Philadelphia) -DOUBLER
    Green Bay at (Pittsburgh)
    Tampa Bay at (Seattle)
    (Cincinnati) at San Diego
    Oakland at (Denver)
    (Minnesota) at Carolina
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Minnesota-Carolina game 52

  23. Michael Bonner on said:

    New Orleans
    Tennessee
    Kansas City
    NY Jets
    Philadelphia
    Pittsburgh
    Seattle
    Cincinnati
    Denver
    Minnesota (Doubler)
    Tiebreaker: 33 points

  24. Janet Bonner on said:

    New Orleans (Doubler)
    Tennessee
    Cleveland
    Jets
    Philadelphia
    Green Bay
    Seattle
    Cincinnati
    Denver
    Minnesota
    Total: 30 points

  25. Michael Bonner on said:

    My email is rennob94@yahoo.com
    Michael Bonner

  26. Janet bonner on said:

    hi, My Email is Mjbon2694@aol.com

    Sorry!

  27. Youssef Younis on said:

    This week’s matchups (with winning picks in parenthesis)
    Saturday, Dec. 20
    NFL Football
    Dallas at New Orleans (New Orleans)
    Sunday, Dec. 21
    Miami at Tennessee (Miami)
    Cleveland at Kansas City (Kansas City)
    Atlanta at NY Jets (Atlanta)
    San Francisco at Philadelphia (Philadelphia)-Doubler
    Green Bay at Pittsburgh (Green Bay)
    Tampa Bay at Seattle (Seattle)
    Cincinnati at San Diego (San Diego)
    Oakland at Denver (Denver)
    Minnesota at Carolina (Minnesota)
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Minnesota-Carolina game: 43

  28. Roy Leader on said:

    Saturday, Dec. 20
    NFL Football
    Dallas
    Sunday, Dec. 21
    Miami
    Kansas City
    Atlanta (Doubler)
    Philadelphia
    Green Bay
    Seattle
    San Diego
    Denver
    Minnesota
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Minnesota-Carolina game

  29. Roy Leader on said:

    edit

    Tiebreaker: Total points in Minnesota-Carolina game 48

  30. Brandon Pierce on said:

    New Orleans
    Tennessee
    Kansas City
    Atlanta
    Philadelphia – doubler
    Green Bay
    Seattle
    San Diego
    Denver
    Minnesota
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Minnesota-Carolina game – 42

  31. Gus Hobson on said:

    Saturday, Dec. 20
    NFL Football
    Dallas at New Orleans (New Orleans) doubler
    Sunday, Dec. 21
    Miami at Tennessee (Miami)
    Cleveland at Kansas City (Kansas Ciry)
    Atlanta at NY Jets (Atlanta)
    San Francisco at Philadelphia (Philly)
    Green Bay at Pittsburgh (Green Bay)
    Tampa Bay at Seattle (Seattle)
    Cincinnati at San Diego (Bengals)
    Oakland at Denver (Denver)
    Minnesota at Carolina ( Minnesota)
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Minnesota-Carolina game (61)

  32. eddie "onions" weiss on said:

    New Orleans
    Tennessee
    Kansas City
    NY Jets
    Philadelphia
    Green Bay
    Seattle
    San Diego
    Denver (doubler)
    Minnesota
    Tiebreaker: 43

  33. Mark J. on said:

    Dallas at New Orleans (New Orleans)
    Sunday, Dec. 21
    Miami at Tennessee (Tennessee)
    Cleveland at Kansas City (Cleveland)-Doubler
    Atlanta at NY Jets (NY Jets)
    San Francisco at Philadelphia (Philadelphia)
    Green Bay at Pittsburgh (Green Bay)
    Tampa Bay at Seattle (Tampa Bay)
    Cincinnati at San Diego (San Diego)
    Oakland at Denver (Denver)
    Minnesota at Carolina (Minnesota)
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Minnesota-Carolina game: 31

  34. Michael Mahnke on said:

    New Orleans
    Tennessee
    Kansas City
    Atlanta
    Philadelphia
    Pittsburgh
    Seattle
    San Diego
    Denver (Doubler)
    Minnesota
    Tiebreaker: 48 points

    mtmahnke@yahoo.com

  35. Joe Ranyak on said:

    I forgot my doubler above…

    Saturday, Dec. 20
    NFL Football
    Dallas at New Orleans (New Orleans)
    Sunday, Dec. 21
    Miami at Tennessee (Miami)
    Cleveland at Kansas City (Cleveland) — DOUBLER
    Atlanta at NY Jets (J-E-T-S, Jets Jets Jets)
    San Francisco at Philadelphia (Philadelphia)
    Green Bay at Pittsburgh (Green Bay)
    Tampa Bay at Seattle (Seattle)
    Cincinnati at San Diego (San Diego)
    Oakland at Denver (Denver)
    Minnesota at Carolina (Minnesota)
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Minnesota-Carolina game (37 points)

  36. Peter on said:

    Saturday, Dec. 20
    New Orleans
    Sunday, Dec. 21
    Tennessee
    Cleveland
    NY Jets
    Philadelphia
    Green Bay
    Seattle
    San Diego
    Denver (Doubler)
    Minnesota
    Tiebreaker: 50

  37. Vince Shuemake on said:

    This week’s matchups (with winning picks in parenthesis)
    Saturday, Dec. 20
    NFL Football
    Dallas at New Orleans(Dallas)
    Sunday, Dec. 21
    Miami at Tennessee(Tennessee)
    Cleveland at Kansas City(Cleveland)
    Atlanta at NY Jets(Jets)
    San Francisco at Philadelphia(Philly)
    Green Bay at Pittsburgh(Pittsburgh)
    Tampa Bay at Seattle(Tampa Bay)
    Cincinnati at San Diego(San Diego)
    Oakland at Denver(Denver)
    Minnesota at Carolina(Minnesota)
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Minnesota-Carolina game-60

    Vince Shuemake
    pittbull7171@yahoo.com

  38. Andrew Greb on said:

    New Orleans
    Tennessee
    Kansas City
    NY Jets
    Philadelphia
    Green Bay (doubler)
    Seattle
    San Diego
    Denver
    Minnesota
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Minnesota-Carolina game (43)

  39. Shannon Greb on said:

    New Orleans
    Miami
    Kansas City
    NY Jets
    Philadelphia
    Green Bay (doubler)
    Seattle
    San Diego
    Denver
    Minnesota
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Minnesota-Carolina game (43)

  40. Hal Willis on said:

    Dallas
    Tennessee
    Cleveland
    NY Jets
    Philadelphia
    Pittsburg
    Seattle
    San Diego
    Denver(doubler)
    Minnesota
    Tiebreaker Minnesota-Carolina games (54)

  41. S.Chin.......... on said:

    1.New orleans
    2.Tenn
    3.KC
    4.NY JETS
    5.Philad
    6.Green Bay
    7.Seattle
    8.San Diego
    9.Denver (Double)
    10 Minnesota

    TOTAL POINTS 49