I just thought that I would post a quick follow-up to my NFL Week 1 predictions from Sunday morning. Seeing how I didn’t really keep up with all the trades and acquisitions during the off-season, I guess I should be pleased that I did better than chance. It’s still not a great prediction record, but it’s something that I hope to build on as the 2008 NFL season develops.
In terms of a quick review of the first NFL week of the season, I was a little disappointed that Chad Ocho Cinco still had to wear a uniform that read “C. Johnson” during the game. The league cites administrative issues over the matter. Also, it’s very unfortunate that New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady suffered a season-ending knee injury. That has to put the oddsmakers and fantasy football players into a headspin. Brett Favre had a solid first outing as the New York Jets’ starter and Aaron Rodgers proved the naysayers wrong in his debut with the Green Bay Packers. I was surprised by Indy’s decisive loss to the Chicago Bears. Peyton Manning choking under pressure again?
Anyways, how did I do? Well, I got nine right and six wrong, for a total accuracy rating of 60%. Like I said, this is slightly better than chance, but far from stellar. Here is the breakdown for Week 1.
Oh, and in case you’re wondering, I didn’t include the Thursday game between Washington Redskins and the New York Giants, because I didn’t make a prediction there. Let’s see if I can best my 60% in Week 2!