I have been doing this article every year since 2010 and have had some success, but I've had embarrassments as well.
In 2010, I predicted seven wins for the Rams, and indeed they finished with a 7-9 record.
In 2011, I figured the Rams would build on their 2010 success and advance to a 10-6 record, but that prediction blew up in my face after the Rams finished with just two wins.
I got back on track in 2012 after predicting a 7-9 record, and the Rams finished 7-8-1. Not only did I accurately predict the win total, but I nailed the game-by-game predictions, maintaining 100 percent accuracy through the first 10 weeks.
Predicting football isn't easy and certainly requires more luck than knowledge, so I'm not bragging, but hopefully I can continue my success in 2013.
Here's a look at the schedule before we get started:
Week 1: September 8 3:25 p.m. CDT vs. Arizona Cardinals
Week 2: September 15 Noon CDT at Atlanta Falcons
Week 3: September 22 Noon CDT at Dallas Cowboys
Week 4: September 26 7:25 p.m. CDT vs. San Francisco 49ers
Week 5: October 6 Noon CDT vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Week 6: October 13 Noon CDT at Houston Texans
Week 7: October 20 Noon CDT at Carolina Panthers
Week 8: October 28 7:40 p.m. CDT vs. Seattle Seahawks
Week 9: November 3 Noon CST vs. Tennessee Titans
Week 10: November 10 Noon CST at Indianapolis Colts
Week 11: Bye
Week 12: November 24 Noon CST vs. Chicago Bears
Week 13: December 1 3:05 p.m. CST at San Francisco 49ers
Week 14: December 8 3:25 p.m. CST at Arizona Cardinals
Week 15: December 15 Noon CST vs. New Orleans Saints
Week 16: December 22 Noon CST vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Week 17: December 29 3:25 p.m. CST at Seattle Seahawks