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NFL Season Recap

Posted by Adam on January 4, 2007

So back in September I prognosticated the complete standings and playoff seeding for this NFL season.  Here is what I predicted, along with the number of wins I was off for each team:

NFC North – Totally inverted GB and DET’s seasons, though I did say MIN could be +/- 2 wins

  1. Chicago Bears (11-5)  actual: 13-3, 1st place
  2. Minnesota (8-8) 6-10, 3rd place
  3. Detroit (8-8) 3-13, 4th place
  4. Green Bay (4-12) 8-8, 2nd place

NFC East – got the standings perfect, though overvalued the overall division strength

  1. Philadelphia (10-6) 10-6, 1st place
  2. Dallas (10-6) 9-7, 2nd place
  3. New York (10-6) 8-8, 3rd place
  4. Washington (10-6) 5-11, 4th place

NFC South – At least I nailed ATL’s season, though the rest is an admitted mess

  1. Carolina (12-4) 8-8, 2nd place
  2. Tampa Bay (8-8) 4-12, 4th place
  3. Atlanta (7-9) 7-9, 3rd place
  4. New Orleans (4-12) 10-6, 1st place

NFC West -Mid season injuries cost SEA a couple of games, otherwise this wasn’t too terrible

  1. Seattle (13-3) 9-7, 1st place
  2. Arizona (7-9) 5-11, 4th place
  3. St Louis (6-10) 8-8, 2nd place
  4. San Francisco (4-12) 7-9, 3rd place

NFC Playoff Seeds – replace CAR with NO and it looks real good, pretty good, huh?

  1. Seattle, actual seed: 4
  2. Carolina, didn’t make playoffs
  3. Chicago, 1st seed
  4. Philadelphia, 3rd seed
  5. Dallas, 5th seed
  6. New York, 6th seed

AFC North – I knew BAL had talent, but didn’t expect them to be this good

  1. Cincinnati (11-5) 8-8, 2nd place
  2. Pittsburgh (10-6) 8-8, 3rd place
  3. Baltimore (8-8) 13-3, 1st place
  4. Cleveland (4-12) 4-12, 4th place

AFC East – It’s so easy to confuse NYJ and MIA . . .

  1. Miami (11-5) 6-10, 4th place
  2. New England (10-6) 12-4, 1st place
  3. Buffalo (5-11) 7-9, 3rd place
  4. New York (3-13) 10-6, 2nd place

AFC South – Better than advertised.  Turns out TEN was only half a year away.

  1. Indianapolis (13-3) 12-4, 1st place
  2. Jacksonville (8-8) 8-8, 3rd place
  3. Tenessee (3-13) 8-8, 2nd place
  4. Houston (3-13) 6-10, 4th place

AFC West – My best effort in the AFC, nobody is terribly off

  1. San Diego (11-5) 14-2, 1st place
  2. Denver (11-5) 9-7, 3rd place
  3. Kansas City (10-6) 9-7, 2nd place
  4. Oakland (3-13) 2-14, 4th place

AFC Playoff Seeds – only got 3/6.  Could make excuse that CIN and DEN almost made it, but this ain’t horseshoes.

  1. Indianapolis, 3rd seed
  2. San Diego, 1st seed
  3. Cincinnatti, didn’t make playoffs
  4. Miami, didn’t make playoffs
  5. Denver, didn’t make playoffs
  6. New England, 4th seed

There are always going to be a few shockers (NO, NYJ, MIA, BAL), but I can’t be ashamed of this freshman effort.  I miscalculated how much of an impact strength of schedule would make on a team, either good or bad.  Next season I won’t let that fool me.  Playoff picks coming tomorrow.

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