The 2012 preseason has ended. While some teams continue to tinker with their final rosters, others welcome back their star holdout players or make the last decisions on who will be their Week 1 starters.
The 2012 regular season will begin on Wednesday night; now is the time to go on record with our fearless projections for how every NFL team will fare this year.
As part of the presentation, we will come up with a projection for the total wins and losses for every team, as well as coming up with the odds for every team's chances of winning the Super Bowl in 2012.
No matter how well we think we know, no matter how good or how bad a specific team is, there are too many unpredictable things that can occur in the season that can ruin the best thought out predictions. A key injury to the best player on the team, a coach getting fired midseason, the football bouncing in a strange way, a blocked kick or a missed field goal are just a few of the factors that can shape a season.
What about the replacement officials? They will probably have an impact as well, where a single bad call may be sufficient to change the outcome of one game. What if that one game is enough to bounce a team out of the playoffs?
These articles aren't meant to offend anyone or the fanbase of a specific team. They are designed to reflect how I see things right now for every team as we enter the new season.
If you want to take advantage of this opportunity to enter your own projections for posterity sake, we encourage you to leave your opinion in the comments section. Nobody takes these very seriously, do they? We all know better.
Here are my 2012 NFL predictions. For what it is worth, I will also include my choices for which teams will play in Super Bowl XLVII on the final slide.