Now that I have thoroughly analyzed the hypothetical college football season, I have decided to engage in a similar analysis for the National Football League. Last season, I published my first set of NFL predictions on my blog, and given the popularity those articles garnered, I thought it would be worth doing them again.. Much like my college preview, I have gone through and analyzed every NFL team’s regular season and postseason, as well as selected my disappointment and surprise teams and upsets to watch out for.
Without further ado, here are the teams I am predicting to disappoint this season. These teams are ordered in the relative disparity between my picks and the experts average while also taking into account the significance of each pick.
|Disappointment teams||My Predictions:||Experts Predictions:|
|1||NY Giants||4th in NFC East; Projected Record: 3-14; 31st in power rankings||3rd in NFC East; Projected Record: 10-7; 24th in power rankings|
|2||Indianapolis||2nd in AFC South; Projected Record: 8-9; 19th in power rankings||1st in AFC South; Projected Record: 10-7; 14th in power rankings|
|3||LA Chargers||4th in AFC West; Projected Record: 6-11; 24th in power rankings||3rd in AFC West; Projected Record: 11-6; 15th in power rankings|
|4||New England||3rd in AFC East; Projected Record: 7-10; 21st in power rankings||2nd in AFC East; Projected Record: 11-6; 17th in power rankings|
|5||LA Rams||3rd in NFC West; Projected Record: 11-6; 11th in power rankings||3rd in NFC West; Projected Record: 12-5; 5th in power rankings|
|6||Jacksonville||4th in AFC South; Projected Record: 3-14; 32nd in power rankings||3rd in AFC South; Projected Record: 7-10; 29th in power rankings|