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2011 NFL Season-to-Date

Upsets, Picks, Predictions and Performance
WhatIfSports.com
February 7, 2012

Each Tuesday, we provide our NFL Predictions for the upcoming week straight up and against the spread. Below is a breakdown of our prediction performance (whether our favored team actually wins), as well as some weekly picks like Upset of the Week (a team we pick to win outright that is an underdog) and Lock of the Week (the team that wins the highest percentage against the spread).

All our NFL content, including our Power Rankings and links to all other NFL content can be found here.

You can see our 2010 picks performance here.


NFL Super Bowl XLVI
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 0-1 (0.0%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 1-0 (100.0%)
Super Bowl XLVI: Patriots 27 - Giants 25 - 55.0 win% (incorrect, Giants won 21-17)
Lock of the Week: NA
Upset of the Week: NA
Link to Super Bowl XLVI Picks

NFL Conference Championships
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 1-1 (50.0%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 1-1 (50.0%)
AFC Conference Championship: Ravens 22 @ Patriots 23 - 56.4 win% (correct, Patriots won 23-20)
NFC Conference Championship: Giants 19 @ 49ers 23 - 63.3 win% (incorrect, Giants won 20-17)
Lock of the Week: 49ers over Giants - 63.3 win% SU (incorrect, Giants won 20-17)
Upset of the Week: NA
Link to NFL Conference Championship Picks

NFL Divisional
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 2-2 (50.0%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 3-1 (75.0%)
AFC Game of the Week: Broncos 15 @ Patriots 24 - 76.9 win% (correct, Patriots won 45-10)
NFC Game of the Week: Saints 25 @ 49ers 24 - 52.4 win% (incorrect, 49ers won 36-32)
Lock of the Week: Patriots over Broncos - 76.9 win% SU (correct, Patriots won 45-10)
Upset of the Week: NA
Link to NFL Divisional Picks

NFL Wild Card
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 2-2 (50.0%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 0-2 (0.0%)
Game of the Week: Falcons 24 @ Giants 23 - 53.5 win% (incorrect, Giants won 24-2)
Lock of the Week: Steelers over Broncos - 74.7 win% SU (incorrect, Broncos won 29-23)
Upset of the Week: NA
Link to NFL Wild Card Picks

NFL Week 17
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 12-4 (75.0%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 8-8 (50.0%, including 1 push)
Game of the Week: Cowboys 25 @ Giants 23 - 53.5 win% (incorrect, Giants won 31-14)
Lock of the Week: Steelers over Browns - 67.6 win% SU (correct, Steelers won 13-9)
Upset of the Week: Chiefs (+3) cover against Broncos (correct, Chiefs won 7-3)
Link to Week 17 NFL Picks

NFL Week 16
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 11-5 (68.8%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 3-8 (27.3%)
Game of the Week: Giants 20 @ Jets 24 - 60.1 win% (incorrect, Giants won 29-14)
Lock of the Week: Packers over Bears - 78.5 win% SU (correct, Packers won 35-21)
Upset of the Week: Raiders (+1) cover against Chiefs (correct, Raiders won 16-13)
Link to Week 16 NFL Picks

NFL Week 15
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 9-7 (56.3%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 9-4 (69.2%, including 1 push)
Game of the Week: Lions 23 @ Raiders 21 - 56.3 win% (correct, Lions won 28-27)
Lock of the Week: Packers over Chiefs - 78.2 win% SU (incorrect, Chiefs won 19-14)
Upset of the Week: Jets (+1) cover against Eagles (incorrect, Eagles won 45-19)
Link to Week 15 NFL Picks

NFL Week 14
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 13-3 (81.3%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 7-6 (53.8%)
Game of the Week: Bears 17 @ Broncos 18 - 55.1 win% (correct, Broncos won 13-10)
Lock of the Week: Ravens over Colts - 92.6 win% SU (correct, Ravens won 24-10)
Upset of the Week: Texans (+1.5) cover against Bengals (correct, Texans won 20-19)
Link to Week 14 NFL Picks

NFL Week 13
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 11-5 (68.8%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 7-6 (53.8%)
Game of the Week: Falcons 22 @ Texans 23 - 50.2 win% (correct, Texans won 17-10)
Lock of the Week: Patriots over Colts - 93.0 win% SU (correct, Patriots won 31-24)
Upset of the Week: Raiders (+2.5) cover against Dolphins (incorrect, Dolphins won 34-14)
Link to Week 13 NFL Picks

NFL Week 12
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 15-1 (93.8%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 7-8 (46.7%)
Game of the Week: Packers 26 @ Lions 20 - 68.5 win% (correct, Packers won 27-15)
Lock of the Week: Steelers over Chiefs - 84.0 win% SU (correct, Steelers won 13-9)
Upset of the Week: Redskins (+4) cover against Seahawks (correct, Redskins won 23-17)
Link to Week 12 NFL Picks

NFL Week 11
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 10-4 (71.4%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 6-4 (60.0%, including 1 push)
Game of the Week: Bengals 15 @ Ravens 24 - 76.1 win% (correct, Ravens won 31-24
Lock of the Week: Packers over Buccaneers - 86.2 win% SU (correct, Packers won 35-26)
Upset of the Week: Bills (+1) cover against Dolphins (incorrect, Dolphins won 35-8)
Link to Week 11 NFL Picks

NFL Week 10
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 8-8 (50.0%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 5-10 (33.3%)
Game of the Week: Giants 19 @ 49ers 21 - 53.4 win% (correct, 49ers won 27-20)
Lock of the Week: Packers over Vikings - 73.5 win% SU (correct, Packers won 45-7)
Upset of the Week: Titans (+3.5) cover against Panthers (correct, Titans won 30-3)
Link to Week 10 NFL Picks

NFL Week 9
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 8-6 (57.1%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 12-1 (92.3%, including 1 push)
Game of the Week: Ravens 18 @ Steelers 19 - 51.0 win% (incorrect, Ravens won 23-20)
Lock of the Week: Falcons over Colts - 87.5 win% SU (correct, Falcons won 31-7)
Upset of the Week: Jets (+1) cover against Bills (correct, Jets won 27-11)
Link to Week 9 NFL Picks

NFL Week 8
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 9-4 (69.2%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 6-5 (54.5%, including 1 push)
Game of the Week: Patriots 24 @ Steelers 23 - 52.9 win% (incorrect, Steelers won 25-17)
Lock of the Week: Saints over Rams - 85.0 win% SU (incorrect, Rams won 31-21)
Upset of the Week: Cowboys (+3) cover against Eagles (incorrect, Eagles won 34-7)
Link to Week 8 NFL Picks

NFL Week 7
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 7-6 (53.8%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 6-4 (60.0%)
Game of the Week: Falcons 20 @ Lions 22 - 53.1 win% (incorrect, Falcons won 23-16)
Lock of the Week: Packers over Vikings - 81.3 win% SU (correct, Packers won 33-27)
Upset of the Week: Texans (+3) cover against Titans (correct, Texans won 41-7)
Link to Week 7 NFL Picks

NFL Week 6
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 9-4 (69.2%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 3-6 (33.3%, including 1 push)
Game of the Week: Cowboys 23 @ Patriots 26 - 58.4 win% (correct, Patriots won 20-16)
Lock of the Week: Packers over Rams - 86.4 win% SU (correct, Packers won 24-3)
Upset of the Week: Bills (+3) cover against Giants (push, Giants won 27-24)
Link to Week 6 NFL Picks

NFL Week 5
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 9-4 (69.2%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 7-5 (58.3%)
Game of the Week: Eagles 21 @ Bills 20 - 51.4 win% (incorrect, Bills won 31-24)
Lock of the Week: Packers over Falcons - 66.1 win% SU (correct, Packers won 25-14)
Upset of the Week: Cardinals (+3) cover against Vikings (incorrect, Vikings won 34-10)
Link to Week 5 NFL Picks

NFL Week 4
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 11-5 (68.8%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 5-8 (38.5%)
Game of the Week: Lions 20 @ Cowboys 19 - 52.3 win% (correct, Lions won 34-30)
Lock of the Week: Saints over Jaguars - 86.6 win% SU (correct, Saints won 23-10)
Upset of the Week: Steelers (+4.5) cover against Texans (incorrect, Texans won 17-10)
Link to Week 4 NFL Picks

NFL Week 3
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 10-6 (62.5%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 6-4 (60.0%)
Game of the Week: Packers 19 @ Bears 18 - 55.2 win% (correct, Packers won 27-17)
Lock of the Week: Chargers over Chiefs - 87.3 win% SU (correct, Chargers won 20-17)
Upset of the Week: Falcons (+1.0) cover against Buccaneers (incorrect, Buccaneers won 16-13)
Link to Week 3 NFL Picks

NFL Week 2
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 12-4 (75.0%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: NA
Game of the Week: Bears 20 @ Saints 19 - 51.4 win% (incorrect, Saints won 30-13)
Lock of the Week: Steelers over Seahawks - 85.2 win% SU (correct, Steelers won 24-0)
Upset of the Week: Buccaneers (+3) cover against Vikings (correct, Buccaneers won 24-20)
Link to Week 2 NFL Picks

NFL Week 1
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 8-8 (50.0%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 5-9 (35.7%)
Game of the Week: Falcons 19 @ Bears 20 - 53.2 win% (correct, Chicago won 30-12)
Lock of the Week: Chiefs over Bills - 73.5 win% SU (incorrect, Buffalo won 41-7)
Upset of the Week: Steelers (+2.5) cover against Ravens (incorrect, Baltimore won 35-7)
Link to Week 1 NFL Picks

*(Any pick below 52.5% to win ATS is a NO PICK)

Ryan Fowler is the Content Manager for WhatIfSports.com. He can be reached at rfowler@whatifsports.com.

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