As a Green Bay fan, I am going to give some NFL predictions through the Super Bowl. I went through the playoffs and noticed my picks lean towards the Packers. That isn't because I want them to win the Super Bowl, therefore they will. And they have injuries which knocked them out of the heavily favored pick to compete in the Super Bowl or win it.
I am a fan of the Packers, but can be realistic with my expectations. And certainly through the year, my expectations were to make the playoffs but not make the Super Bowl. So, I will proceed with my picks and some reasoning for them. I am not a stats guy. I think stats are important but don't tell the whole story. And so much goes on in a game that can't be statistically measured. There are lots of intangibles. And before I go further, sometimes being a homer or fan doesn't necessarily cloud judgment.
Before last year's March Madness, I predicted (as a Duke fan) that Duke would win the championship. I could rationalize my reasons. I didn't get their competitor correct nor the score, but I did predict them to win. So we'll see how close I am with the NFL.