NFL: Preseason Prognostications Were Pretty Accurate

January 7, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Just like every sportswriter in the nation, I made some predictions back in September about who was going to the playoffs. Unlike the rest of those guys, I’ll own up to my calls. Here they are:
AFC Playoff Teams:
New England Patriots
Indianapolis Colts
Pittsburgh Steelers
San Diego Chargers
Miami Dolphins
Tennessee Titans
Dark Horses:
Jacksonville Jaguars
Cincinnati Bengals 
NFC Playoff Teams:
New York Giants
New Orleans Saints
Chicago Bears
Seattle Seahawks
Philadelphia Eagles
Carolina Panthers 
Dark Horses:
Arizona Cardinals
Green Bay Packers
Amazingly, I got four out of six right in each conference. That’s not bad, but I was hoping for better. Here’s a brief rundown of the highlights.
I correctly noted you have to give the Patriots and Colts automatic bids until they prove otherwise. I don’t see any proof.
Of the Chargers, I wrote: “I’m not sure how good the Chargers are. I am sure they ...

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