The Breeze: NFL Predictions Revisited
We’re halfway through the fantasy and almost halfway through the reality NFL season. We revisit some predictions Kwaisi and John made right before the start of the season.
NFL Predictions Revisited
There will be 256 games played before we get to the Super Bowl in the bay area. For 22 Sundays, we’re glued to our TVs to see what happens. Killing The Breeze predicts the division winners, the playoff teams and, ultimately, the Super Bowl champion.
John and I sat down to discuss what we though would happen this NFL season a couple of mpnths back. It’s funny looking at what has happened in the season as compared to what we thought would happen. Some things were right, and some things were sadly very wrong.
The free agents had signed, the rookies had arrived, the suspensions had been doled out — and appealed to federal court — and the NFL’s players were back to work with training camps open around the league when we made our predictions.
FiveThirtyEight’s 2015 NFL forecast uses an Elo-based model to calculate each team’s chances of advancing to the playoffs and winning Super Bowl 50. Playoff probabilities are based on 20,000 simulations of the season and will update after each game.
Walterfootball.com is another great predictive sight for your favorite teams. In fact, he projects out the entire season.
Outsports.com went further out there with their predictions than we did, but they have had some come true including Fitzpatrick emerging over Geno Smith, Ndamukong Suh’s absence setting Detroit way back, Cleveland picking top 5, Miami coach Joe Philbin getting fired, and the vikings grabbing a wild card spot (we have this also).
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