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38 questions: a p-f-r blog contest

Posted by Doug on August 30, 2008

Below you will find 38 pairs of numbers. In each case, you tell me which number will be bigger. One point for each correct answer. Most points wins.

Ties --- and I expect there to be a nontrivial number of them --- go to the side that had fewer votes. For example, here is a pair:

Number of wins by the Lions
Number of wins by the Ravens

Let's say 41 people take the Lions and 54 take the Ravens. If the Lions and Ravens end up with the same number of wins, then each Lion-backer will get a point and each Raven-backer will not.

GRAND PRIZE: the main prizes will be (1) honor and (2) glory. There will also be some sort of trinket to be named later. Maybe a shirt, or a football book of some sort. By the time this thing is over, more than five months will have passed, so that gives me some time to scrape something together. But you probably shouldn't enter unless honor and glory are sufficient.

MORE RULES:

1. Everyone is limited to one entry per person. This will be enforced by the honor system. If caught breaking this rule, you, your children, and your children’s children will be banned from all future p-f-r contests. For three months*.

2. I won’t enter the contest myself, which will allow me to arbitrate any dispute impartially. Any ambiguities in the rules will be clarified by me in whatever way causes me the least amount of hassle.

3. While there are quite a few items that refer in some way to the NFL postseason, unless specifically stated, all the items below refer to regular season totals only. For example, here's a pair:

Margin of the Chiefs biggest win.
Number of Rushing TDs scored by (the Vikings') Adrian Peterson

This one will be decided based on the Chiefs regular season and Adrian Peterson's regular season numbers. I'd hate for there to be confusion when the Chiefs win a playoff game by 28.

4. If you try to get cute and complain that the Chiefs one-point win over the Raiders was actually their "biggest win" even though it wasn't their win with the biggest point margin, see rule #2. Deleting your email on sight is generally my hassle-minimization strategy of choice.

5. You may enter until 1:00 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday, September 7th, 2008. However, you can earn a bonus of two (2) points if you enter before kickoff of Thursday's game.

6. In the event that the contest ends in a tie, the winner will be the person whose entry was submitted first.

7. HOW TO ENTER: cut-and-paste the list of questions below into your editor of choice, delete the choices you don't like (thereby leaving the ones you do like), and then cut-and-paste your 38 answers into the comments of this thread. Please do not edit the text in any way other than deleting half of it.

The 38 questions:

Number of wins by the Texans
Number of wins by the Panthers

Number of wins by the Jaguars
Number of wins by the Cowboys

Number of wins by the Browns
Number of wins by the Packers

Number of wins by the Lions
Number of wins by the Ravens

Number of wins by the Cardinals
Number of wins by the Redskins

Number of wins by the Saints
Number of wins by the Giants

Number of wins by the Chargers
Number of wins by the Raiders and Falcons combined

Number of wins by the Rams and 49ers combined
Number of wins by the team with the most wins

Number of wins by the Bears
Number of wins by the last place team in the AFC South

Number of home wins by the Bills
Number of road wins by the Colts

Number of wins by AFC West teams
Number of wins by NFC West teams

Number of games started by QBs drafted in the 2008 draft
Total number of TD passes thrown by the Jets.

Number of receiving TDs by Randy Moss
Number of combined receiving TDs by Sidney Rice, Vincent Jackson, Isaac Bruce, and Anthony Gonzalez

Number of distinct players to have a 100-(or more)-yard rushing game
Yardage of the longest passing TD thrown by a Falcon.

Number of rushing yards by LaDainian Tomlinson
Number of combined passing yards by all 49er players EXCEPT FOR the week one starting QB.

Number of combined kick and punt return TDs by Devin Hester
Number of combined kick and punt return TDs by Josh Cribbs

Number of receiving TDs by Reggie Bush
Number of rushing TDs by Vince Young

Number of interceptions thrown by Kurt Warner
Number of interceptions thrown by Chad Pennington

Margin of the Chiefs biggest win.
Number of Rushing TDs scored by (the Vikings') Adrian Peterson

Maximum number of points scored in a game by the Ravens
Number of Passing TDs thrown by the league's leader in passing TDs

Number of rushing yards by Brian Westbrook and Steven Jackson combined
Number of rushing yards by Jerious Norwood, Fred Taylor, and Maurice Morris combined

Number of receptions by the player with the MOST receptions from this group: Jason Witten, Kellen Winslow, Antonio Gates
Highest single-game receiving yardage by a player from this group: Owen Daniels, Tony Scheffler, Zach Miller

Maximum number of passing TDs by a player from this group: Jeff Garcia, Tarvaris Jackson, Chad Pennington, Trent Edwards
Minimum number of passing TDs by a player from this group: Tony Romo, Peyton Manning, Carson Palmer, Ben Roethlisberger

Number of players in the NFL's top 10 in rushing yards who were born in the 1970s
Number of players who throw 32 or more TD passes

Number of games started by Brodie Croyle
Number of games started by Kyle Orton

Number of Kris Brown missed field goals
Number of Edgerrin James rushing TDs

Number of Larry Johnson rushing yards
Number of Braylon Edwards receiving yards

Number of total TDs scored by Marion Barber III
Number of Mario Williams sacks

Number of divisions whose 2008 champ is the same as the 2007 champ
Number of divisions whose 2008 champ is NOT the same as the 2007 champ

Number of postseason games decided by 7 or more points
Number of rushing TDs by the player with the MOST rushing TDs from this group: Chris Johnson, Matt Forte, Kevin Smith, Ray Rice, Darren McFadden

Number of playoff (non-Super Bowl) games won by the visiting team
Maximum number of TDs thrown by Drew Brees in a single game

AFC Championships by Patriots and Jaguars
AFC Championships by all other teams combined

NFC Championships by the NFC East
NFC Championships by teams not in the East

Number of points scored in the AFC Championship game
Number of points scored in the NFC Championship game

Number of playoff games won by NFC South teams
Number of playoff games won by the Patriots

Super Bowl Championships won by the Pats, Colts, and Chargers
Super Bowl Championships won by all other teams

Number of receptions by the player with the MOST receptions from this group: Ryan Grant, Darren McFadden, Ronnie Brown
Total points scored in the Super Bowl

Number of interceptions thrown in the Super Bowl
Number of double-digit losses suffered by the Cowboys during the regular season.

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