2011 Cleveland Browns: Odds of Winning Each Regular Season Game

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2011 Cleveland Browns: Odds of Winning Each Regular Season Game
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As the preseason unfolds, we armchair hacks decide to whip out our knowledge and wisdom to tell us how our teams will do in the next four months.

Inevitably, via bias or other factors, these prognoses fail, leaving many of us with egg on our faces, as well as open to high-minded debates that go, "You think they'll beat them? Moron!"

But as long as two teams go on the field, we know one will win, one will lose. Neither team releases the script to the other (we suppose), so the outcome can never truly be known in advance.

However, from all our prognosticating, we can take educated guesses. But some are hard to make, since analysis can declare a game too close to call, or some of those "x-factors" can arise at any time. For fun, some fortune-tellers decide to tell not only individual scores, but how many yards will be thrown and run for.

But in the end, despite most of the game's unknowns and surprises, these educated guesses will wind up being mostly right with few actual surprises.

Instead of taking these educated guesses and trying to extrapolate a concrete answer for each game, why not just leave it with the educated guess?

Basically, what this system does is take the percentage odds of winning each game, then averages them out to figure out what kind of season to look forward to.

Here goes something...

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