Preseason has started! Finally! While there is so much to write about and discuss, especially following the Raiders’ first game, I am going to delay writing specifically about the Raiders for one more day and carry on my tradition in predicting the NFL season before it starts. This is a tradition that I have been doing for years, and it is always fun to see how I did at the end of the year. Check out my predictions last year.
So what I do is I consider which divisions are playing each other (i.e. this year the AFC West plays the AFC North and the NFC South), any recent developments having to do with injuries or acquisitions within the division, and that gut feeling I have when it comes to that division race when I’m predicting the season this early. I try to stay as objective as possible but my two loves often times get in the way. As you know, I bleed silver and black. But almost as equally as important, I loathe the Cheatriots more than anything. I won’t go on a rant here (because I am sure I will in the future), but boy do I hate T. Brady and company.
So what you see below, a detailed projection of not only division races, but of the playoffs themselves, will be performed by yours truly two more times during the season and again right before the playoffs start. I encourage you guys all to do something similar – it’s fun!
So without further ado, this is how I envision the 2012-2013 season to play out (Note, the Chiefs are in last place in the West. Cause they suck):
And, for the 8th straight year, we’ll see plenty of Bradying. And isn’t that what it’s all about, folks?