On 8/ 10/ 08 I did a prediction for the 2008 NFL season. Predictably, I did a horrible job. Next year I'll do as poorly, God willing.
1. Dallas Cowboys
2. N.Y. Giants
3. Philadelphia Eagles
4. Washington Redskins
At least I got it right on my Redskins.
NFC NORTH :
1. Minnesota Vikings
2. Green Bay Packers
3. Chicago Bears
4. Detroit Lions
I didn't suck too bad here.
NFC SOUTH :
1. New Orleans Saints
2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
3. Carolina Panthers
4. Atlanta Falcons
I was (happily) way off on the Falcons..like most.
NFC WEST :
1. Seattle Seahawks
2. Arizona Cardinals
3. St. Louis Rams
4. San Francisco 49ers
Seattle sent Holmgren out with a poor showing.
AFC WEST :
1. San Diego Chargers
2. Oakland Raiders
3. Denver Broncos
4. K.C. Chiefs
Other than Oakland, I did OK.
AFC SOUTH :
1. Indianapolis Colts
2. Jacksonville Jaguars
3. Houston Texans
4. Tennessee Titans
I think I did pretty mediocre here.
1. Cleveland Browns
2. Pittsburgh Steelers
3. Cincinnati Bengals
4. Baltimore Ravens
Obviously a bad job guessing here.
AFC EAST :
1. New England Patriots
2. N.Y. Jets
3. Buffalo Bills
4. Miami Dolphins
I wasn't even close here.
Seattle over Green Bay = Holmgren waves good-bye to his old team one last time.
Neither team even got close.
Minnesota over N.Y. Giants = The running game is too much to handle.
G-men made it, and this is as far as Minni got
Dallas over Seattle = Dallas explodes, as Romo tries to lose his choke label.
Neither team even made the playoffs.
Minnesota over New Orleans = The running game keeps the Saints O on the sideline.
Minni making it one game was my only right prediction.
Minnesota over Dallas = Peterson and Taylor wear out a small defensive front in the 4th quarter, while controlling the clock = perfect playoff formula.
Wayyyyyyyyyy off here.
Jacksonville over Cleveland = The Jags run the ball down the Browns throats.
Neither squad even sniffed the playoffs.
Indianapolis over Pittsburgh = Payton takes his passing game to the next round.
Pitt allowed nothing all season.
New England over Indianapolis = Brady outduels Manning once again.
I guess I can say Indy made it to the plaoffs...for a game.
San Diego over Jacksonville = The Bolts have too many weapons for the Jags to contain.
San Diego over New England = The Bolts control the line of scrimmage, and play clock.
I was wayyyyyyyy off here.
SUPER BOWL XLIII :
San Diego over Minnesota = L.T. gets 100 yards, but Gates takes away the double team from Chambers, who is the games MVP.
I guess I can say "At least both of my pix made the playoffs"
NFL MVP: ADRIAN PETERSON, RB, MINNESOTA
OK, I wasn't too far off I guess. AP was solid still.
NFL Defensive Player of the Year: SHAWN MERRIMAN, LB, SAN DIEGO
At least I got the pass rushing OLB part right.
NFL Rookie of the Year : FELIX JONES, RB, DALLAS
I was way off on Ryan and Flacco, as far as even playing this year.