Monthly Archives: October 2008

2008 NFL Week 8 Beatpaths Graph

Massive changes this week! Check out Philadelphia. As we have more data, some of the longer beatloops got shrunk – and there are some unwitting beneficiaries like Denver – the JAC->DEN->TB segment is a pretty key part of the graph right now. As a Denver fan, it’s easy to be down on Denver right now, [...]

2008 NFL Week 8 Picks

Beatpaths was 10-4 last week, a much better week, for a total record of 60-42. My “personal picks” that conflict with the Beatpaths picks were 1-2, so I’m back to even for the year at 7-7. BUFFALO at Miami: Buffalo has a beatpath to Miami through the AFC South. If Miami wins, it would hurt [...]

2008 NFL Week 7 Beatpaths Rankings

The biggest movers of the week – Chicago (up), Green Bay (up), Denver (down), the NY Jets (down), and San Diego (down). Rank Team Notes Last Week BeatPower 1 (Beat CLE) I’m starting to believe Clinton Portis is some sort of biological freak. That he’s able to perform at a high level after being as [...]

2008 NFL Week 7 Beatpaths Graph

Interesting week – a better pick record at 10-4, and the graph looks a little more orderly to me now, pretty much for the first time all season. I was 1-2 on my personal picks, so I’m back to even for the year. Games and beatpaths removed from the graph due to beatloops: OAK->NYJ->ARI->BUF->OAK, SD->NE->DEN->SD, [...]

2008 NFL Week 7 Picks

Travel and bad wi-fi conspired against this being successfully posted before now, but the picks are all consistent with the beatpaths rankings posted earlier this week – the higher-ranked team favored over the lower-ranked team. Beatpaths was 6-8 last week, for a total record of 50-38. My “personal picks” that conflict with the Beatpaths picks [...]

2008 NFL Week 6 Beatpaths Rankings

As always, the picks can be derived from the beatpaths rankings, depending on which teams are ranked ahead. Rank Team Notes Last Week BeatPower 1 (Lost to STL) Washington was able to hold on to their stronger beatpaths this week despite losing to St. Louis, which they still have an alternate beatpath to. However, as [...]

2008 NFL Week 6 Beatpaths Graph

Man, what a crazy week. Beatpaths picks were 6-8 this week. I was 2-1 for my personal picks. New beatloops: STL->WAS gets beatlooped away due to WAS->PHI->STL, and actually, this game is only the second game other than KC->DEN that would be considered a fluke. There’s also a DAL->CLE->NYG->WAS->DAL, and a crazy JAC->DEN->TB->CHI->PHI->PIT->JAC loop. Here’s [...]

2008 NFL Week 6 Picks

Beatpaths was 9-5 last week, for a total record of 44-30. My “personal picks” that conflict with the Beatpaths picks were 0-1 due to Washington going away to defeat Philadelphia. So I’m 4-4 so far this year. Detroit at MINNESOTA: Both teams are playing for a beatwin – Minnesota is favored. CHICAGO at Atlanta: This [...]

2008 NFL Week 5 Beatpaths Graph

Beatpaths picks were 9-5 this week. One of the variants that absorbs more graph data correctly picked Atlanta over Green Bay this week. I was 0-1 for my personal picks this week, which puts me at 4-4 overall. A couple of interesting beatloops this week. The NY Jets earlier victory over Miami is looking more [...]