Hi all, and welcome to Week 7. We're a week away from this season's first "If The Playoffs Were Held Today..." chart -- our annual far-too-early-to-be-meaningful look at how the postseason picture is shaping up. Winning or losing this week could make the difference in if you appear there, so best to bring your "A"-game here.

Hopefully we'll have time later for detailed looks at this week's divisional matches, but for the moment we're going to have to settle for a list of them:

AFC East: Mike C vs. Vlad M. These two are looking up at both the division leader and the Player of the Year front-runner. Last place is waiting for the loser of this one!

AFC North: Mean Machine vs. I Will Win It All. Last week's Player of the Week takes on a player desperatly looking for their first win. No one has ever made the playoffs after an 0-7 start -- season is likely on the line.

AFC South: Mother Cluckers vs. StuB. A wide-open division makes this a very important match. We could see a new leader by the time this one is over.

NFC North: Rabid Ferrets vs. Pigskin Palookas. If Ignats losing streak continues, then the winner of this one will be leading the division once the smoke clears.

NFC West: Fighting Sporks vs. Shucky Duckies. Another division on the line, this time with no other results needed. The winner of this one will be 3-0 in the division and leading the pack.

If you're on that list, this is a big week for you. But no matter if you're up there or not, your picks are still what makes the pool tick -- make sure you have them submitted before the noon Thursday deadline. Enjoy all!

No surprise that 29 of you picked the Packers -- big surprise that one of you took the Bears. Was it your opponent? Check the pick chart to see if you have anything on the line tonight.

All right, the picks are in (except for one defaulter -- c'mon folks, don't do that), so let's see what's on tap:

We have a few different specialty matches coming up, so let's begin with a first for this season, a Diverse Picks Match of the Week -- that's when two players pick differently in more than half of that week's games. We have 15 games being played this week, and Lyle Alzado and Beep Bops disagree on eight of them. This one likely won't be decided until late Sunday.

On the other end of the spectrum we have two One-Hit Wonder Matches of the Week. First up is a match that will be settled on London time -- Ragesters and Eighteen are coming down to the Giants/Rams game, with Ragesters pulling (as ususal) for the Giants, while Eighteen needs the Rams to give him the win.

We also have Jeff B and Ignats looking to a later game to be their deciding factor. Jeff B is counting on Miami, while Ignats will be all about Buffalo this week.

All right, that's about it for the preview. Take a look at the completed pick chart and the check back around the 1:00 kickoff to see who got the first win this week -- good luck everyone!


Thursday Night Football & 9:30am Sunday Games: The Giants take care of business overseason, giving Ragesters the first pool win of the week.

1:00 Games: A lot of matches settled here, none more long-overdue than Mean Machine's first-ever 1-On-1 Pool win. He's joined in victory by Mike C, Turf Toe, Secretly Victorious, Jeff B, Why Not Zoidberg?, and Shucky Duckies.

Check out all the updates on the pick chart and take a look back in a bit for the afternoon results.

4:00 Games: Three more in the books as Alabama Slammers, Beep Bops, and StuB each notched a win.

Four matches left -- two might be settled in the late game, or they may join the other two in coming down to MNF. Check back after midnight to see how things are coming together.

North South
Brenda's Bulldogs
I Will Win It All
Mother Cluckers
JPP's Missing Fingers
Mean Machine
Yellow Jackets
East West
Ethan C
Mike C
Why Not Zoidberg?
Mary L
Vlad M
Lyle Alzado
Secretly Victorious
North South
Pigskin Palookas
Alabama Slammers
Rabid Ferrets
Beep Bops
East West
Bad Mice
Evil Squad of Evil
Jeff B
Turf Toe
Fighting Sporks
Shucky Duckies

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