SB VL Prediction Calls For Second Mardi Gras

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SB VL Prediction Calls For Second Mardi Gras
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Usually, my first prediction for the upcoming NFL season is made in April, but this year, the schedule was released later than usual, meaning my “April prediction” is now out in May, and reflects changes made in the league through the draft,  free-agent signings and star suspensions.

 

Remember that joke about the guy from Country A who moves to Country B and raises the IQ of both?

 

Jason Campbell is that guy.

 

Last year, I predicted the Cardinals And Patriots would meet in the Super Bowl. This year, due to having move information, I should get it right.

 

I predicted the outcome of every regular-season game, and used the league's tiebreaking formulas to determine playoff seeding, which is in parentheses.

 

The Standings

 

 

NFC

South

New Orleans 13-3 (1)

Atlanta 10-6 (6)

Carolina  6-10

Tampa Bay  6-10

 

North

Green Bay 12-4 (2)

Minnesota 10-6 (5)

Chicago  5-11

Detroit  5-11

 

East

Dallas 10-6 (4)

N.Y. Giants  9-7

Philadelphia 6-10

Washington 5-11

 

West

San Francisco  12-4 (3)

Arizona  6-10 

Seattle 5-11

St. Louis  2-14

 

AFC

West

Oakland 9-7 (4)

San Diego  9-7

Denver 8-8

Kansas City 6-10

 

South

 Indianapolis 13-3 (2)

Tennessee  11-5 (5)

Houston 8-8

Jacksonville  4-12

 

North

Baltimore 11-5 (3)

Pittsburgh  8-8 

Cincinnati 8-8 

Cleveland 4-12

 

East

New England 13-3 (1)

N.Y. Jets 10-6 (6)

Miami 7-9 

Buffalo 6-10

 

 

PLAYOFFS

Wild Card Weekend

 

N.Y. Jets 21 Baltimore 14

Atlanta 27 San Francisco 38

Minnesota 7 Dallas 44

Tennessee 14  Oakland 7

 

 Divisional Playoffs

 

Tennessee 14 Indianapolis 34

Dallas 20 New Orleans 42

N.Y. Jets 12 New England 17

San Francisco 20 Green Bay 37

 

Championship Sunday

 

Indianapolis 16 New England 20

Green Bay 21 New Orleans 45

 

 

Super Bowl VL

New Orleans Saints 39

New England Patriots 17

 

Drew Brees will get the car.

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