My overall results for the year: 164-91
(no one got the tie)
Once again, Chef Spouse did not win his office pick 'em league. He was doing a cross between my picks and Jaws's picks, and invariably, when we disagreed, he chose wrong. Oops.
As usual, I was bested by some of the professionals, but not many. ESPN should totes hire me, amirite?
On to my pre-season playoff predictions:
I had: Patriots
Actual winner: Patriots
This one was a gimme. The AFC East is almost as bad as, well, the AFC South.
I had: Bengals
Actual winner: Steelers
I called them over the hill. Guess not.
I had: Colts
Actual winner: Colts
I had: Chargers
Actual winner: Broncos
I figured Peyton Manning had to start to decline sometime. I was wrong.
I had: Chiefs and Broncos
Actual: Ravens and Bengals
I was right about all the wildcard teams coming from the same division - I was just wrong about which division.
I had four of six teams correct (Pats, Colts, Bengals, Broncos), but not all in the right positions.
On to the NFC:
I had: Eagles (winning and going down early in the playoffs)
Actual winner: Cowboys (F#$K!)
I had: Packers
Actual winner: Packers
I had: Saints
Actual winner: Panthers
In all fairness, no one has EVER repeated in the NFC South, so I think we all missed this one. Also, what happened to the Saints this year?
I had: 49ers
Actual winner: Seahawks
It was fair to think Seahawks wouldn't repeat, but I really didn't see the 49ers blowing up the way they did.
I had: Seahawks and Panthers
Actual: Cardinals and Lions
So I had three of six teams correct (Packers, Panthers, Seahawks) but again, mostly not in the correct positions.
And my team of destiny pick of the Bucs? They were destined, all right - destined to earn the #1 pick. You know how I'd said they'd be better than 4-12 this year? Yeah, not so much.