7 teams with 12+ wins. That's never happened, at least not since realignment. The most we've ever gotten was 6, both in 2003 and 2011. But we've had only 50 12+ win teams in the past 11 years, about 4.5 per year.
He has the Falcons winning 2 road playoff games to go to the Super Bowl. That's pretty crazy...IMO. The Falcons defense isn't good enough for that to happen, or at least I don't believe the Falcons have a defense that good enough. You have to be able to do something really well for that to happen, so unless the Falcons have an emergent pass rush or Trufant is one of the better rookie corners we've seen in a long time, then that ain't happening, unless the Falcons get really lucky on the offensive side of the ball and Julio Jones pulls a Larry Fitzgerald and puts up 150+ yards every week in January.
The Bengals seem to be a bit more plausible to win 2 road playoff agmes just because their defense has the potential to be a Top 5 unit. And if Dalton can be shades of Eli in 2007, then they got a shot.
He thinks New England will have more wins than the rest of the division combined? He really thinks the AFC East will be that bad?
I think some of his predictions fall into the trap that a lot of people fall into, by basically picking winners purely off who is perceived to be the better QB.
Pete Prisco wrote:
When I set out to do this again, I did so with the idea that I wanted to be different. I wanted to stay away from the chalk.
So what happens? I have a lot of chalk.
I can't help it. I see great quarterbacks, and big-time talent, and I think those teams will be good. I know they will be.