Happy Hour – Stealing KSWN’s Idea

I liked KSWN’s idea of looking back at his NFL predictions so much that I decided to do the same. As for this weekend in the playoffs, I like the Saints to advance to take on the 49ers, the Falcons to win and face the Packers, while in the AFC, the Texans over the Bengals meaning they will face Baltimore, and the Steelers beating the Broncos to move on to the Patriots.

NFC East (My predictions)        

1. *Philadelphia 11-5, 2. *Dallas 10-6, 3. New York Giants 8-8, 4. Washington 5-11

NFC East (Actual results)

1. *New York Giants 9-7, 2. Philadelphia 8-8, 3. Dallas 8-8, 4. Washington 5-11

The Verdict: Like everyone else I had high expectations for Philly, but went even further and had them winning the Super Bowl. Ugh. Nailed the Redskins record and knew they would struggle with no real quarterback. If I knew that back in August, how didn’t the Shanahan’s know? Almost was right on Dallas making the playoffs.

NFC North (My Predictions)

1. *Green Bay 12-4, 2. Minnesota 8-8, 3. Detroit 7-9, 4. Chicago 5-11

NFC North (Actual Results)

1. *Green Bay 15-1, 2. *Detroit 10-6, 3. Chicago 8-8, 4. Minnesota 3-13

The Verdict: Correctly predicted Green Bay as division champs but not much else. Did get it right about the Bears missing the playoffs.

NFC South (My predictions)

1. *New Orleans 12-4, 2. *Atlanta 10-6, 3. Tampa Bay 8-8, 4. Carolina 3-13

NFC South (Actual Results)

1. *New Orleans 13-3, 2. *Atlanta 10-6, 3. Carolina 6-10, 4. Tampa Bay 4-12

The Verdict: Was right on with Atlanta and New Orleans, didn’t anticipate the impact Cam would have, or how bad the Bucs actually were.

NFC West (My Predictions)

1. *Arizona 7-9, 2. San Francisco 6-10, 3. St. Louis 6-10, 4. Seattle 5-11

NFC West (Actual Results)

1. *San Francisco 13-3, 2. Arizona 8-8, 3. Seattle 7-9, 4. St. Louis 2-14

The Verdict: Thought Harbaugh would improve the Niners but figured it would start in Year 2. Knew that the Rams were frauds.

AFC East (My Predictions)

1. *New England 13-3, 2. *New York Jets 11-5, 3. Miami 6-10, 4. Buffalo 5-11

AFC East (Actual Results)

1. *New England 13-3, 2. New York Jets 8-8, 3. Miami 6-10, 4. Buffalo 6-10

The Verdict: I nailed this division. If the Jets hadn’t been a bunch of choking, fluke frauds I could have been perfect.

AFC North (My Predictions)

1. *Pittsburgh 12-4, 2. *Baltimore 9-7, 3. Cleveland 7-9, 4. Cincinnati 4-12

AFC North (Actual Results)

1. *Baltimore 12-4, 2. *Pittsburgh 12-4, 3. *Cincinnati 9-7, 4. Cleveland 4-12

The Verdict: Had the Ravens in the playoffs but figured they were getting too old on defense and would take a step back. Had no idea the Bengals would turn it around like they did. Thought the Browns would be better largely based on what appeared to be an easy schedule.

AFC South (My Predictions)

1. *Indianapolis 9-7, 2. Houston 9-7, 3. Tennessee 6-10, 4. Jacksonville 4-12

AFC South (Actual Results)

1. *Houston 10-6, 2. Tennessee 9-7, 3. Jacksonville 5-11, 4. Indianapolis 2-14

The Verdict: These predictions were made before it was known that Manning would be out for so long. I did alright, knew the Jags would stink, didn’t expect the Titans to be mediocre.

AFC West (My Predictions)

1. *San Diego 11-5, 2. Kansas City 7-9, 3. Oakland 7-9, 4. Denver 6-10

AFC West (Actual Results)

1. *Denver 8-8, 2. San Diego 8-8, 3. Oakland 8-8, 4. Kansas City 7-9

The Verdict: Yes, I fell for the San Diego hype like everyone else. Never again. Pretty much was right there with the rest, figured this division would be mediocre as a whole.

As far as my playoff predictions I predicted 3 (Green Bay, New Orleans, Atlanta) out of 6  teams correctly and also was 3 (Baltimore, Pittsburgh, New England) out of 6 in the AFC. In the NFC, my divisional round prediction of Green Bay vs. Atlanta remains possible, but I had the Eagles beating the Packers in the NFC Championship and that won’t be happening. In the AFC, my AFC Championship prediction of New England and Pittsburgh is possible, and my Super Bowl pick for the AFC of New England can still happen.

College Basketball – Top 25

#13 Michigan (12-2, 2-0) at #12 Indiana (13-1, 1-1), ESPN2, 9:00 PM ET. Fun to see Indiana/Michigan matter again.

#15 UNLV (15-2) at CS Bakersfield (7-8), 10:00 PM ET.

San Diego Christian (Can’t even find a record for them) at #25 San Diego State (12-2), 10:00 PM ET.

NBA

Miami (6-1) at Atlanta (4-2), TNT, 8:00 PM ET. Heat look for retribution for their only loss this season.

Dallas (3-4) at San Antonio (4-2), 8:30 PM ET.

Milwaukee (2-3) at Sacramento (2-5), 10:00 PM ET.

Los Angeles Lakers (4-3) at Portland (4-1), TNT, 10:30 PM ET.

NHL

Calgary (18-18-5, 41 pts) at Boston (25-10-1, 51 pts), 7:00 PM ET.

Winnipeg (19-15-5, 43 pts) at Toronto (19-15-5, 43 pts), 7:00 PM ET.

Florida (20-12-7, 47 pts) at New York Rangers (24-9-4, 52 pts), 7:00 PM ET.

Chicago (24-11-4, 52 pts) at Philadelphia (22-11-4, 48 pts), 7:00 PM ET.

Tampa Bay (17-18-3, 37 pts) at Ottawa (20-15-5, 45 pts), 7:30 PM ET.

Edmonton (16-20-3, 35 pts) at St. Louis (22-12-5, 49 pts), 8:00 PM ET.

Dallas (21-16-1, 43 pts) at Nashville (21-14-4, 46 pts), 8:00 PM ET.

Phoenix (19-17-4, 42 pts) at Los Angeles (19-14-7, 45 pts), 10:30 PM ET.

Columbus (10-23-5, 25 pts) at San Jose (21-11-4, 46 pts), 10:30 PM ET.

 

7 thoughts on “Happy Hour – Stealing KSWN’s Idea

  1. I think your predictions and pictures were both better than mine. This was simply a superior post.

    • college football withdrawal has set in. it is 3am, the bird chirping and the sun coming up is almost here. only a few more bumps left.

  2. it is 3am, the bird chirping and the sun coming up is almost here. only a few more bumps left.

    shoot the bird and pull the drapes. and what are these “bumps” you speak of?

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