How did I Do?
by, 01-04-2012 at 08:19 PM (1286 Views)
Back on September 3rd, I blogged with my predictions for the playoffs. Let's see how I did!
Here were my predictions for the NFC in order of playoff seeding:
I was right with three picks, though I messed up who would win the division of the Saints and Falcons. I missed with the Eagles (who like everyone, I thought would be better), the Vikings (Ok, I thought Donovan had something left. I was badly wrong), and the Cards (I thought it would take Harbaugh more time to get Frisco fixed and while I was never sold on Kolb as a QB, I at least thought he would be, you know, average.)
Overall, I'm pretty happy with how I did in the NFC. I missed two cause of QB play, and no one thought Philly would go 8-8.
Now, onto the AFC!
Again, 3 of 6. Again, got the #1 seed right and mixed up the 2 and 5. As for the three misses: *cry* about the Colts, as a Manning-less year just feels wrong. Get better, Peyton! I was sooo close on the Raiders, they could have made it. And, Denver was a shock.
So, overall 50 percent. And really close on another. Not awesome, but good.
Now, onto the Wildcard round.
Texans vs Bengals: I'm taking Cincy. For two reasons. One, Houston is 1 play away from Jake Delhomme as a playoff QB. Two, I was a 1 vs 6 matchup in the Divisional Round, so that the Steelers and Ravens can kick the crud out of each other before coming to Foxboro. Of course that means that for...
Denver vs Pitt: I'm taking Pitt. I just don't see a way that Denver beats the Steelers. I'd cackle happily if they did, but I think Denver needs another year or so before they can take a good team in the playoffs.
Saints vs Lions: Saints. They're hard to beat at home, and they're at home. I'm with the crowd that thinks it'll be a shootout.
Falcons vs Giants: Atlanta. I don't see the G-men winning three times in a row. If they do, though, they get three straight vs Ryan! (Rex, Rob, and Matt. Poor Matt, he needs a new last name).
Back next week for the Divisional Round!