Now that I have thoroughly analyzed the upcoming college football season, it is time for me to publish my third annual NFL preseason football guide. 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 surprise 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.
|Surprise Teams||My Predictions:||Experts Predictions:|
|1||Philadelphia||1st in NFC East; Projected Record: 13-4; 3rd in Power Rankings||1st in NFC East; Projected Record: 11-6; 15th in Power Rankings|
|2||New Orleans||2nd in NFC South; Projectted Record: 11-6; 10th in Power Rankings||2nd in NFC South: Projected Record: 7-10; 20th in Power Rankings|
|3||Indianapolis||1st in AFC South; Projected Record: 11-6; 9th in Power Rankings||1st in AFC South; Projected Record: 10-7; 14th in Power Rankings|
|4||New England||2nd in AFC East; Projected Record: 10-7; 13th in Power Rankings||3rd in AFC East; Projected Record: 9-8; 16th in Power Rankings|
|5||Detroit||2nd in NFC North; Projected Record: 8-9; 20th in Power Rankings||3rd in AFC North; Projected Record: 7-10; 26th in Power Rankings|
|6||NY Giants||3rd in NFC East; Projected Record: 7-10; 25th in Power Rankings||4th in NFC East; Projected Recod: 5-12; 28th in Power Rankings|