Going back to this thread..... AFC EAST Miami New England Buffalo New York Close. Nobody had New England going 14-2, so NE as a wildcard was a safepick AFC NORTH Baltimore Pittsburgh Cleveland Cincinnati Anybody picking Cincinnati to finish 2nd was the same people who led your March Madness pool after the 1st round because they pick teams based on colors and Idaho just beat Iowa State. I did, for the record, pick the Ravens
AFC SOUTH Tennessee Indianapolis Jacksonville Houston Relatively close... AFC WEST Oakland San Diego Denver Kansas City Whoops. Just whoops. AFC Wild-Cards: New England, Pittsburgh I nailed exactly one division champion, and three playoff teams in the conference. Not glimmering. NFC EAST Philadelphia New York Washington Dallas Got the division, but again who thunk Dallas? NFC NORTH Green Bay Minnesota Chicago Detroit
Score.... NFC SOUTH Tampa Bay New Orleans Atlanta Carolina
Again: who thunk Carolina? NFC WEST San Francisco St. Louis Seattle Arizona San Francisco seemed to be a sure bet to at least compete for the division. This was supposed to be a competative, three-team division. NFC WILD-CARD: New Orleans, New York Oy...
So I got TWO teams in the NFC, meaning I succesfully got five of my preseason playoff teams into the playoffs. Sad.
But.... AFC CHAMPION: Baltimore NFC CHAMPION: Green Bay
SUPER BOWL XXXVIII CHAMPION and shameless homer pick: Baltimore
Close enough, I guess...Buffalo really disappointed me this season.
AFC CENTRAL Pittsburgh Cleveland Baltimore Cincinnati
Uh, er, um, y'see.....
AFC SOUTH Tennessee Indianapolis Jacksonville Houston
The Jags were worse than I thought they'd be, but otherwise, not terribly shabby.
AFC WEST Oakland San Diego Denver Kansas City
Let's never speak of these picks again. Salt the earth.
Wild Cards: Buffalo, Indy
Indy and Tennessee I had right, but just the division champ/wild card split wrong. Buffalo, yeah well, I didn't expect Bledsoe to become a statue.
NFC EAST Philadelphia New York Washington Arizona
Nothing too bad here.
NFC CENTRAL Green Bay Minnesota Detroit Chicago
Ha ha! Once again, thank you Arizona Cardinals.
NFC SOUTH Tampa Bay Atlanta Carolina New Orleans
Nobody could've predicted that a)Carolina would be that good, b) Vick would break his leg and be out for so long and c)that Tampa would shit the bed like they did.
NFC WEST San Francisco Seattle St. Louis Arizona
Well, I got the Arizona pick right.
Wild Cards: Seattle, New York To paraphrase Meat Loaf, one out of two ain't bad. I really thought NY would be much, much better than they were....a dark horse Super Bowl pick, in fact.
SUPER BOWL PREDICTION....Philadelphia over Pittsburgh, battle of Pennsylvania
Philly could still win to partially redeem me. I actually picked Philly/New England in my school paper, so I could end up looking like a genius in one pool, at least.
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If you want to discuss a playoff system, then we can talk. If not... I'm a huge college football fan, and I know that preseason rankings are largely a joke. (How can you justify putting us at 16 in the ESPN preseason poll when we went 8-5 last year?)