X-Factors That Throw Off "Expert" Predictions

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X-Factors That Throw Off

Right about now, dozens of football experts are busy typing away their annual Season Previews, complete with prognostications telling us their best guess over who will win their divisions, make the playoffs, the Super Bowl and take home the Lombardi Trophy. They look over new rosters, amendments in coaching staffs and updates in player development, before placing their picks on paper and provide the fodder for reporters at the end of the season when one team, “predicted at the end of the year to…” well, doesn’t.
But why don’t they? What happens that makes all these “experts” into fools, aside from the “Any Given Sunday” concept that happens in the post-season?
While there are some things an “expert” can predict, there are other factors that can easily derail the consensus argument that the Jets are the team to beat this year.

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