Cleveland Browns: DPD pick ’em pool Week 12 recap and standings

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Cleveland Browns fans witnessed another loss last week, but there is some fun to be found when it comes to our own pick ’em pool.

Another solid week for all participants as the lowest score of the week was 11 points. Four people tallied 11 points, three people tallied 12 points, and two smart fellas had the league-high 13 correct picks.

Congratulations to Steven on winning the tiebreaker and keeping himself in the race for first place.

Here’s a look at the standings:

  1. Joel Cade 114 points (12)
  2. Thomas Moore 113 points (12)
  3. Steven Kubitza 112 points (13*)
  4. Brandon Onda 111 points (11)
  5. Andrew Seibt 107 points (11)
  6. Derek Bryner 107 points (11)
  7. Roger Cohen 106 points (13)
  8. Joshua Dentler 93 points (11)
  9. Matt Stevenson 93 points (12)

Brandon Onda has vaulted into the top four, pulling away from Derek and I and it puts him only three back from Joel for the lead.

This week started early, with a full dose of blowouts that no one in the pool thought was going to happen. Minnesota drilled Detroit in the opening games, and Philip Rivers was white-hot against the Zeke-less Cowboys who continue to look like a different team. Only Matt was correct in picking both the Chargers and the Vikings.

Here’s the list of teams that everyone (or everyone but one person) picked to win: Washington, Tennessee, Atlanta, New England, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Carolina, Kansas City, Seattle, Oakland, Pittsburgh, Baltimore. The only team that lost out of those teams was Kansas City who has proven to be more pretender than contender at this stage in the season.

Jacksonville laid an egg in the Blaine Gabbert revenge game, as Cleveland legend Phil Dawson kicked a game winning 57-yard field goal in overtime and then had the veteran awareness to shoo his team off the field when the clock stopped at :01. I miss that guy. The Rams took care of New Orleans, ending their win streak, but that’s a matchup that I look forward to seeing in the postseason.

It’s gonna be an uphill battle for the teams outside the top four. Seven picks is a lot to make up for the 5 and 6 seeds in myself and Derek, but maybe a few bad weeks by the top four and there could be some late season chaos similar to what we’ve seen in college football this season.

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