The Pi-Rate Ratings

October 27, 2009

PiRate Ratings and Spreads For NFL Week Eight: November 1-2, 2009

All Eyes On The Frozen Tundra

Favre Returns to Green Bay

 

The date has been circled on thousands of calendars in the Badger state since August.  Rumors have it that almost three dozen hotel and motel rooms were reserved by friends and family even before the announcement had been made that Brett Favre was indeed signing with the Minnesota Vikings.  It’s finally here!  Favre returns to Lambeau Field for the first time since he left the Packers.  The last pass he threw at Lambeau was intercepted by New York Giants defensive back Corey Webster.  It broke the hearts of 73,000 fans who were all sure Green Bay was headed to the Super Bowl.

The Minnesota Vikings have many thousand loyal fans in Wisconsin. Near the town of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, is the Half-Way Bar.  It supposedly sits equidistant from Lambeau Field and the old Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington, where the Vikings played before moving into the Metrodome (It is now the location of the Mall of America).  The eastern half of this bar is painted Green and Gold, while the western half of this bar is painted purple and white.  The patrons sip on Leininkugel’s beer, eat brats and fried cheese curds, and carry on like the other half of the bar doesn’t exist.  Well, at least that’s so until a Packer fan yells out something about the “ViQueens.”  Then, it becomes the Hatfield’s and McCoy’s bar.

Almost overlooked by the rivalry is the fact that this game is very important in the standings.  A Green Bay win moves the Packers just ½ game behind Minnesota.  A Viking win gives them a 2 ½ game lead plus a sweep over Green Bay.  How do the PiRate, Mean, and Bias Ratings see this game?  Look below; it’s should be one worth watching even if you have to go to the Half-Way Bar to do so.

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NFC East
PiRate Mean Biased W-L-T Pts Opp
NY Giants 105.5 105.0 105.9 5-2-0 195 143
Philadelphia 103.3 102.6 103.1 4-2-0 163 116
Dallas 102.7 104.3 104.6 4-2-0 159 119
Washington 93.0 93.1 92.0 2-5-0 96 123
               
NFC North PiRate Mean Biased W-L-T Pts Opp
Minnesota 105.6 104.5 107.0 6-1-0 206 148
Green Bay 103.7 105.3 105.6 4-2-0 161 96
Chicago 100.2 99.6 98.9 3-3-0 129 144
Detroit 93.0 90.5 92.1 1-5-0 103 188
               
NFC South PiRate Mean Biased W-L-T Pts Opp
New Orleans 115.0 113.5 113.7 6-0-0 238 127
Atlanta 103.9 102.4 103.8 4-2-0 144 114
Carolina   96.8 94.2 94.8 2-4-0 94 145
Tampa Bay 88.2 89.5 89.1 0-7-0 96 203
               
NFC West PiRate Mean Biased W-L-T Pts Opp
Arizona 103.3 104.5 105.3 4-2-0 136 109
San Francisco 100.3 100.4 99.1 3-3-0 133 122
Seattle 96.5 97.6 96.0 2-4-0 118 109
St. Louis 84.9 86.5 86.1 0-7-0 60 211
               
AFC East PiRate Mean Biased W-L-T Pts Opp
New England 111.7 108.8 109.7 5-2-0 198 98
NY Jets 102.0 104.1 101.4 4-3-0 152 104
Miami 98.7 101.9 99.7 2-4-0 146 152
Buffalo 97.6 97.3 96.7 3-4-0 113 138
               
AFC North PiRate Mean Biased W-L-T Pts Opp
Baltimore 109.3 105.2 103.1 3-3-0 169 130
Pittsburgh 107.3 104.7 107.4 5-2-0 167 129
Cincinnati 103.3 103.1 104.5 5-2-0 163 128
Cleveland 88.7 90.9 89.5 1-6-0 72 179
               
AFC South PiRate Mean Biased W-L-T Pts Opp
Indianapolis 112.5 109.8 111.8 6-0-0 179 77
Houston 101.8 99.8 101.1 4-3-0 167 158
Tennessee 93.7 93.3 90.4 0-6-0 84 198
Jacksonville 93.6 96.7 96.4 3-3-0 120 147
               
AFC West PiRate Mean Biased W-L-T Pts Opp
San Diego 104.0 101.7 101.9 3-3-0 161 143
Denver 102.6 108.2 108.3 6-0-0 133 66
Oakland 88.6 89.6 91.0 2-5-0 62 177
Kansas City 88.3 91.5 90.1 1-6-0 105 181
This Week’s Games
Home Team in CAPS (N) Denotes Neutral Site          
             
HFA for Week 7 = 2.2            
Vegas Line as of 4:30PM EDT Tuesday            
Sunday, November 1, 2009            
Favorite Underdog PiRate Mean Bias Vegas Totals
BALTIMORE Denver 8.9 -0.8 -3.0 3 1/2 42   
CHICAGO Cleveland 13.7 10.9 11.6 13 1/2 40   
Houston BUFFALO 2.0 0.3 2.2 3    41 1/2
GREEN BAY Minnesota 0.3 3.0 0.8 3    47 1/2
INDIANAPOLIS San Francisco 14.4 11.6 14.9 12    43 1/2
NEW YORK JETS Miami 5.7 4.4 3.9 3    40 1/2
DETROIT St. Louis 10.3 6.2 8.2 NL NL
DALLAS Seattle 8.4 8.9 10.8 9 1/2 46   
SAN DIEGO Oakland 17.6 14.3 13.1 16 1/2 41 1/2
TENNESSEE Jacksonville 2.3 -1.2 -3.8 3    44 1/2
ARIZONA Carolina 8.7 12.5 12.7 9 1/2 41   
PHILADELPHIA New York Giants 0.0 -0.2 -0.6 1 1/2 44   
             
             
             
             
Monday, November 2, 2009            
Favorite Underdog PiRate Mean Bias Vegas Totals
NEW ORLEANS Atlanta 13.3 13.3 12.1 10    54 1/2

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