Monday, September 13, 2010

Paul's Picks

I've been on vacation, and returned just in time for football. This is a bit late I realize, but I'll keep it to what I thought before Week 1 was actually played. I am very happy about the Packers first win as I had that game mentally chalked up as a probably loss, and I find the ensuing QB controversy in Philly to be hilarious.



NFC North - Vikings

NFC East - Giants

NFC West - 49ers

NFC South - Saints

Wild Cards - Eagles, Cowboys


AFC North - Ravens

AFC East - Jets

AFC West - Chiefs, I suppose

AFC South - Colts

Wild Cards - Titans, Patriots

Siperbowl - Saints v. Ravens, Ravens winning.

Obviously a lot of this looks stupid given the weekend results. To be honest, I have no idea who will win the two Western divisions. I thought the 49ers would at least play some defense even if they do have a terrible quarterback, but someone has to win that division and everyone but the Seahawks has a terrible quarterback. In the AFC West the Chargers are probably still the class of the division, but they've had a tumultuous off-season. A friend talked me out of the Raiders, thankfully, but I'm already regretting that Chiefs pick.


ahren said...

can anyone explain what the f the panthers were doing punting with 2:40 left, down 13?

that was almost as crazy as the packers letting 20 seconds run off the clock before calling timeout prior to the punt at the end of the first half.

B-town Rob said...

I'd like to know how much we are going to have to pay Clay Matthews in a couple years.

Jon said...

Panthers had better chance of scoring on special teams/defense than on offense there, so as crazy at that punt seemed it wasn't that bad. either way their win probability was like 0.001%

E.S.K. said...

So, looking at your picks my inference is that you think the Packers will win fewer than 8 games, as there is no way in hell 3 NFC East teams finish above .500.

PaulNoonan said...

I though 8-8, though I had the Eagles chalked up as a loss, so I'm already wrong.

I think it's possible for 3 teams to come out of there with winning records. I also think it's possible that no NFC West team has a winning record. I'm not sure I've ever seen a division that bad.

Jon said...

Wins of NFC East 3rd place finisher the last 5 years.

8, 9, 9, 8, 9

3rd place team made playoffs 3 of those years as well i believe

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tracker said...

8-8 no longer looks as stupid. I'm not a big Grant fan but we were only two deep back there -- you can't play one deep. We're fucked.

E.S.K. said...

maybe, but I think losing Grant won't even cost them a full field goal per game, much less affect their record.

PaulNoonan said...

No, we're not fucked. RBs are highly fungible assets. Grant himself was taken off the scrap heap. Keep an eye on this Nance fellow that we just picked up.

tracker said...

I demand we find a more fungible asset than the Nance fellow.