CURRENT STANDINGS (through Week 16)
1. Dang Hu Dat - 154 pts
2. mississippisaintsfan - 139 pts
3. (tie) carolinasaintsfan - 132 pts
3. (tie) sXe hXc AMF - 132 pts
5. saintstildeath46 - 113 pts
6. saint_chew - 105 pts
7. Breesus Christ Superstar - 96 pts
8. coldpizza - 92 pts
9. (tie) metryman - 88 pts
9. (tie) Ship - 88 pts
11. Tac Hammer - 83 pts
12. jray2000 - 79 pts
13. Dan Kelly - 76 pts
14. Legatron Morstead - 74 pts
15. VoodooGrisGris - 68 pts
16. Ponysaints - 67 pts
17. Talon Talent - 64 pts
18. HB-NOLA - 62 pts
19. Saintsfan75 - 51 pts
20. SaintsFanMD - 44 pts
21. jeff.l.b - 43 pts
22. GRIZZ - 41 pts
23. (tie) bondcrash - 39 pts
23. (tie) Drew-Dat - 39 pts
23. (tie) moose92785 - 39 pts
26. (tie) Cajun in CA - 36 pts
26. (tie) Malcolm the French - 36 pts
28. (tie) saintsbrasil - 31 pts
28. (tie) tommy v - 31 pts
30. (tie) BlackandGold4ever - 29 pts
30. (tie) Comp - 29 pts
32. Whodats - 28 pts
33. aryanspecial - 24 pts
34. daisy117 - 20 pts
35. The Irish Assassin - 19 pts
36. Grumps - 16 pts
37. BRSaintsFan - 12 pts
WEEK 16 RESULTS (9 contestants)
1. (tie) carolinasaintsfan, mississippisaintsfan (L. Moore) - 7 pts each
Note: Dan Kelly's Week 16 pick went unrecognized, as it was submitted after the contest deadline.
ALL-TIME CONTEST RECORDS
Most weekly contestants - 64; Week 2, 2010 (@49ers)
Highest weekly player point total - 70; T. Porter, Week 7, 2009 (@Dolphins)
Highest weekly contestant point total - 70; HB-NOLA, Week 7, 2009 (@Dolphins)
Highest season contestant point total - 298; KilnBill, 2011
The object of this contest is to correctly predict ONE (1) Saints player that will score in the upcoming game each week.
To make things as challenging as possible, QUARTERBACKS and KICKERS are excluded.
I will keep a running scoring tally from week to week, in a newly-created Fan Post. At the end of Week 17, the contestant with the highest cumulative point total for the regular season will be declared the winner of the contest.
Here's how the scoring works:
1. If the ONE (1) offensive player you predict to score does so, you will receive ONE point for every contestant that picked a player OTHER that the player you picked.
2. If the ONE (1) defensive player you predict to score does so, you will receive TWO points for every contestant that picked a player OTHER that the player you picked.
This should promote diversity in the picks. Remember, you are only submitting ONE (1) Saints player TOTAL each week, NOT one from each side of the ball.
It doesn't matter HOW your player scores, as long as he scores. He can throw an option pass for a TD, kick a PAT, a la Chad Johnson/Ochocinco, et al. If the score occurs on special teams, the scoring player will be awarded points based on his listed roster position. If a safety occurs, only the SPECIFIC INDIVIDUAL PLAYER(S) credited with the play (if any) will be extended scoring recognition. If the ENTIRE DEFENSE (or offense) is credited, individual players will NOT be recognized, even if they were on the field at the time of the score. The long snapper and punter are both to be considered offensive positions.
Obviously, if NO Saints player scores on a given week, then NO contestant will receive points that particular week. Conversely, if EVERY contestant picks the SAME player to score on a given week, then NO contestant will receive points, whether that particular player scores or not, as there will be nothing to base the scoring value on.
Each contestant is limited to ONE (1) player entry per week. If you submit more than one player, only the first to be submitted/mentioned will be recognized. Once submitted, you CANNOT change your pick. If you submit the name of a QUARTERBACK or a KICKER, your entry will not be recognized.
Deadline for player entries each week is THIRTY (30) minutes prior to kickoff.
Finally, I ask that you please keep each Pick 'Em thread free of unnecessary discussion/clutter. We don't need a picture of your player. We don't need commentary on the pick ahead of yours. All we need is your scorer-to-be's first and last name.
I realize this may all sound complicated, but it really isn't. Just name a Saints player who you think will score against the Panthers, that isn't a QB or K. If you have any further questions about the contest in general, feel free to briefly ask them below.
This FanPost was written by a reader and member of Canal Street Chronicles. It does not necessarily reflect the views of CSC and its staff or editors.