August 16, 2015
I was researching something for another article this morning when I happened to come across 2015 season predictions that were made by ESPN's individual team bloggers that were made way back in April, before the draft.
Optimism was high. Here's a snapshot of how ESPN's writers thought the season would play out:
|NFC EAST||AFC EAST|
|NFC NORTH||AFC NORTH|
|NFC SOUTH||AFC SOUTH|
|NFC WEST||AFC WEST|
Add up the records of every team in the NFL in the predictions above, and you'll get a record of 281-231 (.549). Other notes:
• Only seven teams in the NFL will have losing records. An 8-8 team is going to have the 8th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.
• All four of the NFC South teams had losing records a year ago, but in 2015 none of them will.
• Lol at the Jets and Bucs winning eight games.
To note, these are writers making these predictions, not even fans (in most cases). If you were to take a fan poll of season predictions, they'd be exponentially more unrealistic. So lower those expectations, because your favorite team is more likely to lose more games than you're probably projecting.
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