2016 NFL Predictions & Results

Now that the NFL season has concluded, I have had a chance to go back and look at my preseason predictions and how everything turned out.    As it turned out, I wasn’t too far off on my predictions.  My Super Bowl pick was Green Bay over New England.  I was wrong on that prediction but it really wasn’t off by much.

I picked the correct order of finish for the AFC East and NFC West.

The correct win-loss record (I’m also counting ties to my benefit) for seven of the 32 teams.  I was off by one game on eight teams.  The only team I was totally off on was the Cincinnati Bengals.  I had picked them to finish 11-5 but they limped to a 6-9-1 record.  Thanks a lot!

I correctly picked nine of the 12 playoff teams.

Here are the results.  My pick appears first then the actual records are in parentheses.

AFC East (correct order of finish)

  • New England 11-5 (14-2)
  • Miami 9-7 (10-6)
  • Buffalo 8-8 (7-9)
  • New York Jets 6-10 (5-11)

AFC North

  • Cincinnati 11-5 (6-9-1)
  • Pittsburgh 9-7 (11-5)
  • Baltimore 7-9 (8-8)
  • Cleveland 4-12 (1-15)

AFC South

  • Houston 9-7 (9-7)
  • Indianapolis 8-8 (8-8)
  • Tennessee 7-9 (9-7)
  • Jacksonville 4-12 (3-13)

AFC West

  • Oakland 11-5 (12-4)
  • Kansas City 9-7 (12-4)
  • Denver 8-8 (9-7)
  • San Diego 5-11 (5-11)

NFC East

  • Dallas 10-6 (13-3)
  • Washington 8-8 (8-7-1)
  • Philadelphia 7-9 (7-9)
  • New York Giants 6-10 (11-5)

NFC North

  • Green Bay 13-3 (10-6)
  • Minnesota 10-6 (8-8)
  • Chicago 7-9 (3-13)
  • Detroit 4-12 (9-7)

NFC South

  • Carolina 12-4 (6-10)
  • Atlanta 10-6 (11-5)
  • New Orleans 9-7 (7-9)
  • Tampa Bay 7-9 (9-7)

NFC West (correct order)

  • Seattle 10-6 (10-5-1)
  • Arizona 8-8 (7-8-1)
  • Los Angeles 7-9 (4-12)
  • San Francisco 5-11 (2-14)

AFC playoffs:  New England, Miami, Cincinnati, Houston, Oakland, Kansas City

NFC playoffs: Dallas, Green Bay, Minnesota, Carolina, Atlanta, Seattle

Super Bowl:  Green Bay over New England (New England over Atlanta)

 

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