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You called it: Hat tip to those who picked Cards

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Forty-five of 116 entrants in the "You called it" for Week 19 picked the Cardinals to defeat the Panthers, but none hit the final score exactly.

Leeterry7 and whiteshark17 came closest, missing by nine points apiece.Both forecast a 31-20 victory for the Cardinals. SeattleCard (31-21), devilscards (31-21) and BilDrew (30-20) came within 10 points. Update: c6a27p90 came within two points with a 34-14 prediction in favor of the Cardinals; I had misread the prediction as being in favor of the Panthers. Apologies to c6a27p90, who pointed out the juxtaposition.

In honor of those who foresaw -- or hoped for -- an Arizona victory, I'll run the list of those who picked the Cardinals (including predicted score and differential):

leeterry7: 31-20 (9-point differential)
whiteshark17: 31-20 (9)
SeattleCard: 31-21 (10)
devilscards: 31-21 (10)
BilDrew: 30-20 (10)
yanboy77: 34-24 (12)
Lt.Ron: 34-24 (12)
cachocat: 28-20 (12)
gtsibley: 31-24 (13)
12twelv12: 31-24 (13)
Rob8510: 31-24 (13)
ddoggphx73: 31-24 (13)
eballe12: 31-24 (13)
cloudturo: 27-20 (13)
Craig Campos: 27-20 (13)
mdredbird: 24-17 (13)
RedBirdSupremacy: 24-17 (13)
Leesters: 24-17 (13)
robsbliss: 30-24 (14)
Lu01eg: 31-27 (16)
jeremystebbins0311: 31-27 (16)
joblo876: 31-27 (16)
Dolgar2: 31-27 (16)
noahhasabs: 28-24 (16)
tglanz9: 27-23 (16)
RYAN SHUMAKER: 21-17 (16)
Sadlerfan44: 31-28 (17)
alvaden: 27-24 (17)
Needs More Alaszun: 27-24 (17)
AzFanUofA: 27-24 (17)
dickster944: 27-24 (17)
Kaligraphy101101: 24-21 (17)
whypigs: 23-20 (17)
DeDLySMuRF: 33-31 (18)
NEforAZ: 31-29 (18)
cyclonem31: 29-27 (18)
calpoon: 41-24 (19)
crixtopher: 38-27 (19)
Dmythstar: 34-31 (19)
gwharrisonjr: 31-30 (19)
prquinn: 24-23 (19)
Lloydian: 37-31 (22)
MaddHatterAZ: 38-31 (23)
Four Years: 51-21 (26)
CardsfaninBuffalo: 38-35 (27)

With no one hitting the final score exactly, the Wall of Fame remains intact, although you'll have another chance in the championship round. The Wall, as it stands:

  • Elion245. Forecast the Redskins' 20-17 victory over the Seahawks in Week 12.

  • Leesters. Forecast the Bears' 27-3 victory over the Rams in Week 12.

  • habitat730. Forecast the Cardinals' 34-10 victory over the Rams in Week 14.

  • IamJonasJones. Forecast the Cardinals' 30-24 victory over the Falcons in a wild-card playoff game.

The fine print: Those submitting predictions for "You called it" must pick the winner correctly for their scores to be considered. Scoring is easy to calculate. The difference between a 20-17 prediction and a 31-14 outcome would be 14 points. We would calculate this by adding the difference between 20 and 31 to the difference between 17 and 14.

Download: This file features a spreadsheet showing every prediction and how close each entrant came to hitting the final score.