NFL 2011: Enjoy the ride.
I just took a look back at my predictions for last years NFL season...let's take a look, shall we?
|Playoff Slot||I predicted|
|AFC East||New York Jets||New England Patriots||The Jets did win the Wild Card, but I discounted the Patriots entirely, saying they didn't have enough talent. They went 14-2.|
|AFC North||Baltimore Ravens||Pittsburgh Steelers||Like the Jets, the Ravens missed a division title (but went 12-4) but did make the playoffs as a Wild Card. I picked the Steelers for that slot, so these were just flipped.|
|AFC South||Indianapolis Colts||Indianapolis Colts||My exact quote was: "Picking against the Indianapolis Colts is just stupid until they prove otherwise. Drive on."|
|AFC West||San Diego Chargers||Kansas City Chiefs||Did not see this coming.|
|Wild Cards||Pittsburgh Steelers, Tennessee Titans||Baltimore Ravens, New York Jets||Can we all agree to pretend I didn't pick the Titans? Wow. I honestly can't believe I did that.|
|AFC Champion||Baltimore Ravens||Pittsburgh Steelers||Not a terrible pick, but I (like most) didn't think the Steelers had a real shot with Roethlisberger missing the first four games of last season..|
|NFC East||Dallas Cowboys||Philadelphia Eagles||The Cowboys not only missed the playoffs, they went 6-10 and fired their coach. Great pick!|
|NFC North||Green Bay Packers||Chicago Bears||I absolutely forgot this until I checked. The Packers ended the year looking so dominant, it's hard to remember they didn't even win their division.|
|NFC South||New Orleans Saints||Atlanta Falcons||My exact quote was: "This one belongs to the New Orleans Saints until Drew Brees and coach Sean Payton say otherwise." Or, you know, Matt Ryan, Roddy White and Michael Turner do.|
|NFC West||San Francisco 49ers||Seattle Seahawks||... I honestly still have no words about this. I hate Mike Singletary. The Seahawks might be the worst team in the league this year and they won the division. Thud.|
|Wild Cards||Atlanta Falcons, New York Giants||Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints||As I'd picked the Packers and Saints to make the playoffs, the only miss here really is the Giants. A much better job with the NFC, I think.|
|NFC Champion||Green Bay Packers||Green Bay Packers||NAILED IT!|
|Super Bowl Champion||Green Bay Packers||Green Bay Packers||NAILED IT!|