aka, The Post Where I Detail How INCREDIBLY Wrong My Pre-Season Playoff Picks Were.
And make fun of myself in the process.
Picks for the playoffs versus who actually got there:
I picked: Dolphins
Actual winner: Patriots
I claimed to have a "good feeling" about the Dolphins. Clearly, that was the booze talking.
I picked: Ravens
Actual winner: Steelers
Hey, at least the Ravens are in the playoffs. Unlike the Dolphins, who may end up firing their head coach. But that's a post for another day.
I picked: Texans
Actual winner: Colts
Ah Texans. I wish I could quit you. I have to point out that I did have the Colts as a wildcard.
I picked: Chargers
Actual winner - Chiefs
OK, yeah - but raise your hand if you saw THAT coming.
I picked: Colts and Jets
Actual wildcards: Jets and Ravens
So overall I got 3 out of 6, but with some seriously messed up seeding.
I picked: Cowboys
Actual winner: Eagles
YAY! Love to be wrong on this one! I do have to point out that, had K2 started all year, I think my 6-10 or 7-9 prediction would have come true. And the Giants would've won the division. I was also wrong about the Redskins going at least 8-8 with Donnie Mac. Then again, he didn't start the full season. I'm not saying he would've definitely gotten them to .500, but I'm not saying he wouldn't either.
I picked: Packers
Actual winner: Bears
But the Pack are one of the wildcard teams, and were a sexy Super Bowl pick back in September, and I didn't go THAT crazy.
I picked: Saints
Actual winner: Falcons
But it came down to the final week, and both are in the playoffs, so again, not so wildly off.
I picked: 49ers
Actual "winner": Seahawks
The bloody Seahawks. Who are 7-9. No, I don't plan to let this go, at least until the Seahawks are out of the playoffs.
I picked: Falcons and Vikings
Actual wildcards: Saints and Packers
So again, looking at all 6, I had 3, just in the wrong positions.
Wow - I got to .500 this year. In the NFC West, that's more than enough for a home playoff game.