Thursday, February 4, 2010

NFL Wrapup: APR Picks by team

14-1 Rams The Rams were not picked to beat the Lions in week 8.
13-2 Chargers
12-3 Lions, Colts, Buccaneers, Bears The Bears were a pretty bad team this year, especially for making it to 7 wins. APR had them ranked in the bottom 10 from week 9 to the end of the season.
11-4 Vikings APR never picked against the Vikings.
10-5 Seahawks, Saints, Redskins, Patriots, Packers, Giants, Eagles, Chiefs, Bengals I'm surprised APR did this well on the Patriots considering the gap between their home record (8-0) and road record (2-6).
9-6 Titans, Ravens, Falcons, Cowboys, Cardinals, Browns, Bills 16 teams picked 9-6 or worse; same as last year.
8-7 Raiders, Panthers, Jets, Broncos, 49ers The 49ers were another team with a big difference between their home record (6-2) and road record (2-6)
7-8 Texans, Jaguars, Dolphins How much does a crowd matter to home field advantage? In spite of their often empty stands, the Jaguars were another team did a lot better at home (5-3) than on the road (2-6).
4-11 Steelers How do you pick a team like this? Four of their wins came against playoff teams (Chargers, Vikings, Packers, and Ravens), while three of their losses came against some of the worst teams in the league (Chiefs, Browns, and Raiders).

Update: I should make clear that this is for regular season games only (weeks 2-17).