We’re hosting our first ever NFL Handicapping Challenge with media members from around the country. Each player picks 5 games against the spread. Now, these seasoned sports journalists got off to a bit of a shaky start. Well, actually, that’s being generous. The first week was a train wreck. Combined, the field went 18-37.
But it wasn’t all bad.¬†Rob Longley¬†from the Toronto Sun started with a smooth 4-1. And three other contestants had a winning week: Bleacher Report’s Adam Kramer, Pro Football Weekly’s Mike Wilkening and reformed bookmaker Todd Fuhrman.
You can click on each player’s name below for their picks:
- Rob Longley – 4-1
- Adam Kramer – 3-2
- Mike Wilkening - 3-2
- Todd Fuhrman – 3-2
- Scott Cullen – 2-3
- John Candido – 2-3
- Chris Vernon – 1-4
- Jon Anik – 1-4
- Dan Dibley – 0-5
- Drew Collins – 0-5
- Joe Fortenbaugh¬†- 0-5
The current standings can be seen on our main NFL Media Leaderboard.
A few quick notes from last week’s performance:
- The team that tripped up the majority of participants: the Buffalo Bills (of course).
- Three contestants pulled off ¬†an 0-5 performance, while nobody went perfect
- The win percentage for the week was 32.7%
Here’s our guarantee: the results from week 2 will be better. Really, we guarantee it.