taxi driver -> World's Greatest NFL System...EVER! (8/5/2005 9:04:18 PM)
Okay here it is, the World's Greatest NFL System...EVER! I've been using this since 1983 and posting it at the forums since 1998.
The good news is that it hasn't had a loser since 1977 in the Baltimore Colts-Minnesota Vikings game. The flip side is that it does not come up very often. But when it does, take it to the BANK!
It is ATLEAST 12-0 since 1978, and I know it's got more winners out there that I simply cannot remember. If you have a database that goes back farther than 1989 and is capable of running the criteria, by all means please post those missing winners.
I have it at 9-0 since 1989 according to a database and an additional 3-0 by memory. I need the results from the years of 1978-1988 to get a full and accurate record. Here's the criteria followed by the results...
*GO AGAINST ANY NFL TEAM IF THEY SCORED 30 OR MORE POINTS IN EACH OF THEIR LAST TWO GAMES AND ALLOWED 12 OR LESS POINTS IN THOSE SAME TWO GAMES....."IF"....THEY ARE NOW PLAYING A TEAM OUTSIDE OF THEIR DIVISION. THAT'S IT. THE LAST TIME IT CAME UP WAS 2001, SO IT'S DUE!
CHIEFS (+2 ) 24, Eagles 17.....WIN
OILERS (+6') 17, Vikings 13.....WIN
Bengals (+23') 8, 49ERS 21.....WIN
49ers (+6) 20, PACKERS 23.....WIN
COWBOYS (-5') 6, Patriots 0.....WIN
COLTS (-4) 25, Chiefs 17.....WIN
EAGLES (+8) 38, Rams 31.....WIN
2000 Jets (+7) 21, BUCS 17.....WIN
2001 Giants (+10') 14, RAMS 15.....WIN
There's more, but sportsdatabase.com only goes back to 1989. By memory I know the last loser was in 1977. I recall a few winners off the top of my head...
CHARGERS (+4) 35, Steelers 7.....WIN (1979--I think; maybe '78)
I recall an Eagles-Dolphins Matchup in the early 80's...14-point underdog missed an extra point that would've sent the game into overtime and lost by only 1-point for the easy cover.
And because I had a decent sized play--for my standards--on the following Monday Nighter, I distincly remember this one.....
1985: DOLPHINS (+4) 38, Bears 24.....WINNER!!!!!!!!!!!!
Remember that one? Bears were undefeated at the time. They were coming off a 44-0 Thanksgiving Day whipping of the Cowboys and a subsequent 36-0 whipping of the Falcons.
Man, if these plays would come up once a month, I'd never work again.....
Good luck and have fun...