PFF Wild Card pick ’em with Cris Collinsworth

Cris Collinsworth and the PFF staff make their Wild Card picks and reveal the final regular season standings.

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(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

PFF Wild Card pick ’em with Cris Collinsworth


A full season is in the books, with Gordon McGuinness staving off the competition to earn the top spot in the Pro Football Focus pick ’em rankings. With the regular season coming to a close, however, we now turn to Wild Card weekend, with the PFF team making their selections for the first postseason round.

As always, the panel: Cris Collinsworth, Mike ClayJeff Dooley, Rick Drummond, Khaled Elsayed, Neil Hornsby, Nathan Jahnke, Gordon McGuinness, Sam Monson, Steve Palazzolo, and Ben Stockwell.

(Editor’s note: Cris Collinsworth won’t be making picks on the games which he is announcing. Page may be updated throughout day upon analyst submission.)

 

Kansas City Chiefs at Houston Texans

Chiefs: 7 (Collinsworth, Clay, Drummond, Elsayed, Hornsby, Palazzolo, Stockwell)

Texans: 4 (Dooley, Jahnke, McGuinness, Monson)

 

Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals

Steelers: 6 (Collinsworth, Drummond, Hornsby, McGuinness, Monson, Palazzolo)

Bengals: 5 (Clay, Dooley, Elsayed, Jahnke, Stockwell)

 

Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings

Seahawks: 9 (Clay, Dooley, Drummond, Elsayed, Hornsby, Jahnke, Monson, Palazzolo, Stockwell)

Vikings: 1 (McGuinness)

 

Green Bay Packers at Washington Redskins

Packers: 8 (Clay, Dooley, Drummond, Elsayed, Hornsby, Jahnke, McGuinness, Palazzolo)

Redskins: 3 (Collinsworth, Monson, Stockwell)

 

Final regular season standings:

1. Gordon McGuinness 166/256 64.8%
2. Neil Hornsby 162/256 63.3%
3. Mike Clay 157/256 61.3%
4. Khaled Elsayed 156/256 60.9%
5. Cris Collinsworth 155/256 60.5%
T-6. Rick Drummond 152/256 59.8%
T-6. Sam Monson 152/256 59.8%
7. Steve Palazzolo 151/256 59.0%
9. Jeff Dooley 150/256 58.6%
10. Nathan Jahnke 147/256 57.4%
11. Ben Stockwell 142/256 55.5%
  • anon76returns

    *Sigh*. Collinsworth did not pick 256 games. He picked 240, due to his abstention policy for games he broadcast. That means he either got 155/240 = 64.6%, or he got 139/240 = 57.9%.

    • Kason Edell

      155/240. He doesn’t pick the games he broadcasts.

  • crosseyedlemon

    I just can’t believe Chris would pick against the Bengals. Since Ben finished last I suppose he gets stuck with the job of being the human shield when Chris travels to Cincy now.

  • Mnstorm99

    McGuinness knows all, hahaha!!!

    • David Stinnett

      Actually, he knows 64.8%

  • Andrew Ysursa

    In 2015, favorites went 157-88 straight up and there were 11 pick’em games per SDQL (link below). If you assign an equal chance of either team winning in a pick’em game, then by simply following the betting line you would go 63.5% in picking winners in 2015. Only one of the 12 “experts” beat that.

    http://killersports.com/nfl/query_matrix

  • crosseyedlemon

    I’m assuming the staffers made their picks at a local watering hole after a hard days work just to have a bit of fun and didn’t take the competition too seriously. I don’t think any of them wanted to be accused of trying to make “Football Baby” look bad.