NFL Predictions 2016

Here we go again, it's time to get excited for the 2016 NFL Season. The only thing that's good when the dog day's of summer run out is were one step closer to football so her we go

AFC East

1. y New England Patriots

11-5

2. New York Jets

9-7

3. Buffalo Bills

6-10

4. Miami Dolphins

6-10

 

AFC North

1. y Pittsburgh Steelers

11-5

2. Cincinnati Bengals

9-7

3. Baltimore Ravens

6-10

4. Cleveland Browns

2-14

 

AFC South

1. y Indianapolis Colts

10-6

2. Jacksonville Jaguars

7-9

3. Houston Texans 

7-9

4. Tennessee Titans

7-9

 

AFC West

1. y Kansas City Chiefs

10-6

2. x Denver Broncos

10-6

3. x Oakland Raiders

9-7

4. San Diego Chargers

5-11

 

NFC East

1. y Dallas Cowboys

10-6

2. New York Giants

9-7

3. Washington Redskins

8-8

4. Philadelphia Eagles

8-8

 

NFC North

1. y Green Bay Packers

11-5

2. Minnesota Vikings

9-7

3. Chicago Bears

8-8

4. Detroit Lions

6-10

 

NFC South

1. y Carolina Panthers

10-6

2. x New Orleans Saints

10-6

3. Atlanta Falcons

7-9

4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

6-10

 

NFC West

1. y Arizona Cardinals

12-4

2. x Seattle Seahawks

10-6

3. St. Louis Rams

7-9

4. San Francisco 49ers

4-12

 

NBA Mock Draft

The Morning of after excluding Marquese Chriss and question about Thon Maker's age

1. Philadelphia 76ers: Ben Simmons - F - LSU

2.Los Angeles Lakers: Brandon Ingram - SF - Duke

3.Pheonix Suns(Trade): Kris Dunn - PG - Providence

4.Boston Celtics(Trade): Jamal Murray - SG - Kentucky

5.Minnesota Timberwolves: Buddy Hield - G - Oklahoma

6.New Orleans Pelicans: Jaylen Brown - F - California

7.Denver Nuggets: Dragan Bender - PF - Maccabi Tel Aviv

8.Sacramento Kings: Marquese Chriss - PF - Washington

9.Toronto Raptors: Domantas Sabonis - PF - Gonzaga

10.Milwaukee Bucks: Jakob Poeltl - C - Utah

11.Orlando Magic: Skal Labissiere - PF - Kentucky

12.Utah Jazz: Henry Ellenson - PF, C - Marquette

13.Phoenix Suns: Deyonta Davis - PF - Michigan State

14.Chicago Bulls: Wade Baldwin IV - PG - Vanderbilt

15.Denver Nuggets: Malachi Richardson - SG - Syracuse

16.Boston Celtics: Timothe Luwawu - SG/SF - Mega Leks

17.Memphis Grizzlies: Denzel Valentine - SG/SF - Michigan State

18.Detroit Pistons: Demetrius Jackson - PG - Notre Dame

19.Denver Nuggets: Furkan Korkmaz - SG - Anadolu Efes

20.Indiana Pacers: Brice Johnson - PF - North Carolina

21.Atlanta Hawks: Ivica Zubac - C - Cibona

22.Charlotte Hornets: Juan Hernangomez - F - Estudiantes

23.Boston Celtics: Cheick Diallo - C - Kansas

24.Philadelphia 76ers: Taurean Prince - SF - Baylor 

25.Los Angeles Clippers: Diamond Stone - C - Maryland

26.Philadelphia 76ers: Tyler Ulis - PG - Kentucky

27.Toronto Raptors: Malik Beasley - SG - Florida State

28.Phoenix Suns: Ante Zizic - C - Cibona

29.San Antonio Spurs: A.J. Hammons - C - Purdue

30.Golden State Warriors: Stephen Zimmerman - C - UNLV

Second Round

31. Boston:  Thon Maker - C - Australia
32. Los Angeles Lakers: DeAndre Bembry - SF - St. Joseph's
33. Los Angeles Clippers: Damian Jones - C - Vanderbilt
34. Phoenix: Petr Cornelie - PF - Le Mans
35. Boston: Georgios Papagiannis - C - Panathinaikos
36. Milwaukee: Dejounte Murray - G - Washington
37. Houston: Zhou Qi - C - China
38. Milwaukee: Isaiah Whitehead - SG - Seton Hall
39. New Orleans: Guerschon Yabusele - PF - Roanne
40. New Orleans:  Patrick McCaw - PG - UNLV
41. Orlando: Pascal Skiakam - PF - New Mexico State
42. Utah: Yogi Ferrell - PG - Indiana
43. Houston: Joel Bolomboy - PF/C - Weber State
44. Atlanta: Malcolm Brogdon - SG - Virginia  
45. Boston: Robert Carter - PF - Maryland
46. Dallas: Wayne Selden - SG - Kansas
47.  Orlando: Ben Bentil - PF - Providence
48. Chicago: Kay Felder - PG - Oakland  
49. Detroit: Caris LeVert - SG - Michigan
50. Indiana: Gary Payton II - PG - Oregon State
51. Boston: Isaia Cordinier - SG - Denain
52. Utah: Cat Barber - PG - NC State
53. Denver: Michael Gbinije - SG/SF - Syracuse
54. Atlanta: Jake Layman - SF - Maryland
55. Brooklyn: Dorian Finney-Smith - SF - Florida  
56. Denver: Isaiah Cousins - G - Oklahoma
57. Memphis: Sheldon McClellan - SG/SF - Miami (Ohio)
58. Boston: Rade Zagorac - F - Mega Leks  
59. Sacramento: Jarrod Uthoff - PF - Iowa 
60. Utah: Georges Niang - F - Iowa State 

NFL Mock Draft

1. St. Louis Rams 

 

Biggest Needs: QB, WR, TE

 

Who they should pick: Jared Goff, QB, Cal

 

Who They will pick: Jared Goff, QB, Cal

can't pass up on somebody that threw for 4719 yards and 43 td's in the pac 12 when your biggest need is a game manager. I'm actually not positive that this is the safer pick given wentz's pro day but Goff is ready to bring LA to the playoffs

2. Philadelphia Eagles

Biggest Needs: OL, WR, CB, QB

 

Who they should pick: Carson Wentz( Laremy Tunsil would be good if they didn't trade as much as they did, their relying on Daniel and Bradford being bad) 

 

Who They will pick: Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State, he might not start right away as I think even daniel could challenge him but he will be somewhat worth it early in the season.

 

3. San Diego Chargers

Biggest Needs: DT, OL, S

 

Who They Should Pick: I know they need tunsil, but they also need a playmaker on d and that looks like Jalen Ramsey

 

Who they will pick: Jalen Ramsey, DB, Florida State

4. Dallas Cowboys

Biggest Needs: DE, CB, QB

 

Who they should pick: good thing both their biggest needs could be covered by either Bosa or Ramsey, so it should be Bosa here

 

Who they will pick: Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State

 

5. Jacksonville Jaguars

Biggest Needs: DE, LB, OL

 

Who they should Pick: Deforest Buckner, Myles Jack has knee problems. Even if he's fine, the fact that with the third pick last year, the jags took dante fowler who tore his ACL when he took one step on the field, might be enough to scare them of Myles Jack. 

 

Who They will Pick: Myles Jack, LB, UCLA, he should be fine and be a great value pick for the jags, should mesh well with fowler. DT is not that much of a need but LB is, also Jack has a higher potential.

 

6. Baltimore Ravens

Biggest Needs: CB, ILB, DE,

 

Who They Should Pick: Laremy Tunsil, there isn't an obvious pick that meets a need but it should be tunsil or buckner here. 

 

Who They will pick: Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss

 

7. San Francisco 49ers

Biggest Needs: ILB, QB, DL

Who they should pick: Buckner, unless they want Paxton Lynch, Sheldon Rankins, or Shaq Lawson more this is probably a happy pick for the niners

Who They Will Pick: Deforest Buckner, DL, Oregon

 

8. Cleveland Browns

Biggest Needs: QB, WR, OL

Who they should pick: The Browns seem to have no problem picking players early(ie. Branden Weeden, Johnny Manziel) so I think they get a QB that doesn't look like a total waste of a pick

Who They Will Pick: Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis, if they had a need for LB they might go somewhere else but they need their pick at a QB.

 

9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Biggest Needs: CB, DE, OL

Who they should pick: Vernon Hargreaves, CB #1 need and the boards were real high on this dude a couple months a go, also goes to Florida

Who they will pick: Ronnie Stanley, OL, Notre Dame Hargreaves stock has gone down and Stanley keeps being thought of as the second best o-linemen behind tunsil so not a bad pick. I've been a little down on Stanley since hearing about his non-nfl strength but you can't trust every scout, bucks take Satnley.

10. New York Giants

Biggest Needs: DE, CB, OL

Who they should pick: Probably Hargreaves or Lawson but someone else is very explosive and that might be who they need, to fight against their rivals who almost took him at #4

Who they will pick: Ezekiel Elliot, HB, Ohio State, he shouldn't go farther than here, no bust potential.

11. Chicago Bears

Biggest Needs: DE, CB, OL

Who they should pick: Vernon Hargreaves III, CB, Florida, some people think floyd rises up here but i think the options are Rankins, Lawson, Hargreaves, or Conklin here for the bears

Who they will pick: Vernon Hargreaves, CB, Florida, he was coming of here or in Miami. Miami would of liked him to replace grimes but he also fits well with the bears. Difference maker he is

12. New Orleans Saints

Biggest Needs: DE, DT, OLB

Who They should pick: I'll have a hard time saying it's a good pick if it's not Lawson or Rankins here

Who They Will Pick: Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville, record brakers in a bad way when it comes to stopping the rush on defense, Rankins is the top choice to stop that here.

13. Miami Dolphins

Biggest Needs: CB, RB, G

Who they should pick: they could possibly trade up to pick #10 to get elliot, but at this point it's probably either Eli Apple or some other corner they like, unless their going best available on D, and that would be Shaq Lawson or Jarran Reed probably 

Who they will pick: Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State

14. Oakland Raiders

Biggest Needs: S, RB, ILB

Who They should pick: Shaq Lawson, Nkemdiche is a popular lading here but it should be lawson

Who they will pick: Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson, close call here but he'll be able to slip in at ILB I think

15. Tennesee Titans

Biggest Needs: RT, CB, WR

Who they should pick: Jack Conklin, plays left but sources say that he could fit in well at right. Wouldn't be bad to go with Lawson but he doesn't really fit here

Who they will pick: Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State, protecting Mariota will get no complaints. There isn't much pressure here given how many picks the Titans have.

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note: I wrote that thinking that the texans had the 14th pick but they have the 22nd so I'll just keep this even though now I'm thinking they might go with treadwell

16. Detroit Lions

Biggest needs: DL, OL, S

Who they should pick: Jarran Reed, DL, Alabama, a good pick and the right pick here

Who they will pick: Jarran Reed, DL, Alabama, either him or Nkemdiche, and I can see both wearing the uniform but Reed should fit in here

17. Atlanta Falcons

Biggest Needs: LB, DL, SS

Who they should pick: Leonard Floyd, OLB, Georgia, ties to the school and high on everyones board at this point, Floyd has more potential than his stats show.

Who they will pick:  Leonard Floyd, OLB, Georgia, should be him or Darron Lee here, and I think they like Floyd

18. Indianapolis Colts

Biggest Needs: OL, LB, RB

Who they should pick: Darron Lee, ideal in a lot of characteristics of an OLB in the NFL, should succeed

Who they will pick: Darron Lee, OLB, Ohio State, other picks here are a little more risky than Lee

19. Buffalo Bills

Biggest Needs: RB, CB, WR

Who they should pick: Laquan Treadwell, falling this far to get first wide receiver got to take him here

Who they will pick:  Laquan Treadwell, WR, Ole MIss

20. New York Jets

Biggest Needs OLB, OL, QB

Who they should pick: Noah Spence, it's a big need and he's got a lot of value even if this is a little higher than most mocks

Who they will pick: Noah Spence, DE/OLB, Eastern Kentucky, I still don't like nkemdiche yet

21. Washington Redskins

Biggest Needs: DL, S, RB

Who they should pick: Andrew Billings, DT, Baylor, Some are comparing him to Aaron Donald. I like the fit with the redskins here

Who they will pick: Andrew Billings, DT, Baylor

22. Houston Texans

Biggest Needs: WR, TE, OL

Who they should pick: Josh Doctson, TCU, they need a WR and doctson could be better than treadwell who's already off the board

Who they will pick:  Josh Doctson, WR, TCU

23. Minnesota Vikings

Biggest Needs: WR, OL, S

Who they should pick: Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor, I can see this the other way around but Coleman is probably a good pick for the vikes.

Who they will pick:  Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor

24. Cincinnati Bengals

Biggest Needs: WR, DT, OLB

Who they should pick: A'shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama 

Who they will pick:  A'shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama, they don't need an inside linebacker, something that fellow Alabama player Reggie Ragland is.

25. Pittsburgh Steelers

Biggest Needs: CB, S, DT

Who they should pick:  Mackensie Alexander, CB, Clemson, a pro- ready sophmore corner that's already played in the big game in college football

Who they will pick:  William Jackson III, CB, Houston, no complaints, it's a fit

26. Seattle Seahawks

Biggest Needs: OL, DT, LB

Who they should pick:  Jason Spriggs, OT, Indiana, there's a lot of good available but mainly on defense where there isn't a big hole

Who they will pick:  Jason Spriggs, OT, Indiana, again a lot of defense even some that fit need #2 and #3 but this is #1 and should be addressed here.

27. Green Bay Packers

Biggest Needs: ILB, DL, OLB

Who they should pick:  happens to be good value at each of those needs but Ragland has to be the pick here

Who they will pick:  Reggie Ragland, ILB, Alabama, straight up the pick

28. Kansas City Chiefs

Biggest Needs: CB, WR, G

Who they should pick: Mackensie Alexander, CB, Clemson, nice pick here, good experience for his age

Who they will pick: Mackensie Alexander, plug it in

29. Arizona Cardinals

Biggest Needs: CB, S, OL

Who they should pick: Taylor Decker is a very safe pick here and it fits a need so bring in the card

Who they will pick:  Taylor Decker, OL, Ohio State

30. Carolina Panthers

Biggest Needs: DE, CB, OL

Who they should pick: Emanuel Ogbah, DE, Oklahoma State, #1 need and looks good to do it well

Who they will pick: Emmanuel Ogbah, DE, Oklahoma State

31. Denver Broncos

Biggest Needs: OL, QB, S

Who they should pick: Vonn Bell, SS, Ohio State, a reach but if you watch sportscience you know he's the pick

Who they will pick: Vonn Bell, SS, Ohio State, it's never the perfect pick when your the defending champs but this is a good leap here.

 

 

 

 

 

This is what i thought if the texans had the 14th pick

Who they should pick: I heard that they might go with William Jackson from houston but apparently it's not that big of a need to make that reach. Probably going with Laquan Treadwell but don't leave out Conklin, Jackson, or a defensive boost.

Who they will pick: Laquan Treadwell WR, Ole Miss, the defense isn't the problem and you need to have someone else besides Deandre Hopkins, but can turn into Deandre Hopkins to be able to have patience with Osweiler if he's not as good as they hoped. That sounds like a good reason to go with Conklin, and they might but a firepower offense could be built with the Treadwell pick, and any tight end here is a reach.

NHL PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS

Sorry for not posting in awhile but I was lazy and had things to do(not true) but anyway here are my predictions for the NHL postseason.

To be honest I did not follow the NHL season as thoroughly as in the past but I do feel confident about my picks in a year that was unpredictable in the East and quite predictable in the West outside of Dallas.

SORRY ANOTHER COMPUTER ISSUE HAS CAUSED ME TO SKIP FROM HALFWAY THROUGH THE FIRST ROUND TO THE CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND. AGAIN SORRY

* = Prediction

ROUND: WHEN THERE WERE 16

WEST

 

 

1. DALLAS STARS 109 POINTS, 8-2 IN LAST 10

REGULAR SEASON SERIES: 4-1 STARS

vs                                     

POSTSEASON SERIES*:  STARS IN 6

4. MINNESOTA WILD 87 POINTS 5-5 IN LAST 10

 

2. ST. LOUIS BLUES 107 POINTS, 8-2 IN LAST 10

REGULAR SEASON SERIES 3-2 Blues(All 3 BLUES WINS AFTER REGULATION)

vs

POSTSEASON SERIES *:  BLACKHAWKS IN 7

3. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS 103 POINTS, 5-2-3 IN LAST 10

 

1. ANAHEIM DUCKS 103 POINTS, 6-2-2 IN LAST 10

REGULAR SEASON SERIES 2-1 PREDATORS(ALL BEFORE DECEMBER)

VS

POSTSEASON SERIES *:  PREDATORS IN 7

4. NASHVILLE PREDATORS

 

2. LA KINGS 102 POINTS, 4-5-1 IN LAST 10

REGULAR SEASON SERIES: 3-2 SHARKS

VS

POSTSEASON SERIES *: KINGS IN 6

 3. SAN JOSE SHARKS 98 POINTS, 5-5 IN LAST 10

 

1. WASHINGTON CAPITALS 120 POINTS, 4-3-3 IN LAST 10

REGULAR SEASON SERIES 2-2(BOTH WON BY FLYERS AFTER REGULATION0

VS

POSTSEASON SERIES *: CAPITALS IN 6

4. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS 96 POINTS, 6-3-1 IN LAST 10

 

REST OF IT: ROUND 1: PITT IN 7,  NYI IN 7, DET IN 7. ROUND 2: HAWKS IN 7, KINGS IN 6, PENGUINS IN 6, ISLANDERS IN 7

 

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

3. BLACKHAWKS

REGULAR SEASON SERIES: 2-1 KINGS

VS

POSTSEASON SERIES *: HAWKS IN 6

2. KINGS

2. PITTSBURGH

REGULAR SEASON SERIES:

VS

POSTSEASON SERIES *: PENGUINS IN 6

4. ISLANDERS

STANLEY CUP FINAL

3. CHI BLACKHAWKS

REGULAR SEASON SERIES: 2-0 BLACKHAWKS

VS

POSTSEASON SERIES *: 4-2 BLACKHAWKS

2. PIT PENGUINS

Big Ten projected standings of top 8
Sorry I described every team but I lost internet right when it was about to be published so that sucks and class is about to start so I'm just going to publish this and maybe edit it later.


1. Indiana 15-3, 25-6
2. Michigan State 13-5, 26-5
3. Purdue 12-6, 24-7
4. Maryland 12-6, 24-7
5. Wisconsin 12-6, 20-11
6. Ohio State 11-7, 19-12
7. Iowa 11-7, 20-10
8. Michigan 11-7, 21-11

Tiebreakers

2-4
3. Purdue 3-1 vs Wisconsin(2-0) and Maryland(1-1)

4. Maryland 2-2 vs Wisconsin(1-1) and Purdue(1-1)

5. Wisconsin 1-3 vs Purdue(0-2) and Maryland(1-1)

6-8
6. Ohio State 2-0 vs Iowa(1-0) and Michigan(1-0)

7. Iowa 1-2 vs Ohio State(0-1) and Michigan(1-1)

8. Michigan 1-2 vs Ohio State(0-1) andIowa (1-1)

Iowa higher based on Common Opponent

Big Ten Basketball rest of season preview

Big Ten Basketball rest of season preview

1. Iowa 16-2, 25-5                                         

 2. Maryland 13-5, 25-6

3. Purdue 13-5, 25-6 

 4. Michigan State 12-6, 25-6

 5. Michigan 12-6, 24-7

6. Indiana 12-6, 24-7

7. Ohio State 10-8, 18-13

8. Wisconsin 8-10, 16-15

9. Northwestern 7-11, 19-12

10. Nebraska 6-10, 14-17

11. Penn State 5-11, 14-17

12. Illinois 5-11, 13-18

13. Minnesota 2-16, 8-22

14. Rutgers 0-18, 6-25

 

 

NCAA Tournament Implications

6 Locks: Iowa, Maryland, Purdue, Michigan State, Michigan, Indiana

3 need work: Northwestern, Wisconsin, Ohio State

 

How Northwestern gets in:

beat 8. Wisconsin, beat 1. Iowa, competitive loss to Michigan or MSU

 

How Wisconsin gets in:

beat 9. Northwestern, beat 1. Iowa, beat 4.MSU/5.Michigan/12.Illinois/13.Minnesota

 

How Ohio State gets in:

beat 10. Nebraska

NFL Playoff Predictions

NFL Playoff Predictions

 

AFC Wild Card

Saturday, January 9th

3:05 pm(CT)

5. Kansas City Chiefs 24 @ 4. Houston Texans 23

A battle of better defense than offense. Plays will be made by stars like Marcus Peters(Chiefs), J.J. Watt(Texans), Justin Houston(Chiefs), and Eric Berry(Chiefs) on defense. But Deandre Hopkins(Texans) will score as won of the few threats on the Houston offense. Expect either a late field goal for the win or a great defenses stand by either of these teams.

 

KC: Smith 22-34, 211 yds, 3 td, 2 int

Hou: Hoyer  19-28, 231yds, 2 td, 2 int

 

7:15 pm(CT)

6. Pittsburgh Steelers 33 @ 3. Cincinnati Bengals 27

Steelers haven't played well the past couple weeks and the bengals have AJ McCarron playing legit but the firepower offense of the Steelers should come back to life in a wildcard game in which both teams have failed to win in recent seasons.

 

Pit: Roethlisberger 23-37, 288 yds, 2 td, 1 int 

Cin: McCarron 24-39, 256 yds, 1 td, 1 int, 1 fumble

 

 

 

NFC 

Sunday, January 10

12:05pm(CT)

6. Seattle Seahawks 33 @ 3. Minnesota Vikings 27

Russell Wilson has been under the radar great this year. The Seahawks just turned in one of the greatest performances by any team this year at the cardinals, and although playing on the road in the playoffs for the first time since falling to Matt Ryan and the Falcons, this should be a more similar matchup to when they defeated the redskins on the road in the 2012 wildcard game.

 

Min: Bridgewater 15-27, 204yds, 1 td, 0 int

Sea: Wilson 22-29, 271yds, 3 td, 1 int

3:40pm(CT)

5. Green Bay Packers 27 @ 4. Washington Redskins 28

You like that! You like that!, actually it's more likely you didn't but Washington has been playing good at home and Aaron Rodgers and The packers look of track and haven't done good in the playoffs going in with no momentum. Kind of crazy prediction but Orakpo and Kerrigan get their hands on a 52 yard field goal late in the game.

 

GB: Rodgers 28-39, 302yds, 3 td, 1 int

Was: Cousins 26-35, 291yds, 4 td, 0 int

 

NFC Divisional

Sunday, January 17

12:05pm(CT)

6. Seattle Seahawks 31

@ (OT)

1. Carolina Panthers 27

 

Wow. It'll be a battle but I just don't understand how these teams deal with their limited offensive weapons. Carolina will come out first despite being off the field for a couple weeks, but both will be hot towards the end of this game. This will be decided in OT. I'm not sure about this one but Seattle can not be overlooked and could possibly be the hottest team coming in.

 

Sea: Wilson 19-29, 188yds, 2 td, 1 int, 12 rushing yards

Car: Newton 21-33, 250yds, 2 td, 2 int, 35 rushing yards, 1 td

 

Saturday January 16th

7:15pm(CT)

4. Washington Redskins 24 @ 2. Arizona Cardinals 34

Cardinals really slipped up in the regular season finale but this is probably the most balanced team in the NFL with both a great offense and defense in depth and production. Redskins really want it but their defense hasn't been great this year and it needs to be to win this game. Not much else to say but the redskins probably run into a bad matchup here

 

Was: Cousins 26-42, 301yds, 2 td, 2 int

Ari: Palmer  26-33, 334yds, 3 td, 0 int

 

AFC Divisional

Sunday, January 17

3:40PM (CT)

6. Pittsburgh Steelers 30

@

1. Denver Broncos 27

Into the thick of the playoffs coming of a win in Cincinnati the Steelers will now travel to Denver. Having showed powerful offense in their previous showings with Denver and Cincinnati, this game might just take a reproduction by the steelers offense put up a W. Nobody wants to see Manning leave(maybe), but the Steelers can make this game their own with solid d and great offense. Neither team looked their finest week 17 but the Steelers have looked fine enough as long as they can rely on a near-repeat production from week 15 and a slowing down of the great Peyton Manning's offense

Pit: Roethlisberger 25-40, 278yds, 3td, 2 int

Den: Manning 21-38, 245yds, 2td, 1 int

Saturday January 16th, 

3:35pm(CT)

5. Kansas City Chiefs 21 @ 2. New England Patriots 27

Injured men back and a competitive chiefs team gunning at them. Chiefs will surprise(despite having won 11 straight games) by being up 21-20 going into the final New England drive. Brady storms the Patriots Offense down the field led by gronk, the unstoppable man , and Edelman. Chiefs defense is great, patriots defense is mediocre but a not sparkly Chiefs Offense will not be able to produce on mediocre. ALL GOOD GAMES.

KC: Alex Smith 22-34, 302yds, 1 td, 0 int, 24 rushing yards

NE: Tom Brady 25-37, 305yds, 3 td, 0 int

NFC Conference Championship

TBD

6. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 24 @ 2. ARIZONA CARDINALS 27

Cardinals have a better offense and defense. At home trying to make their first Super Bowl since the 2008 season, against a rival, Arizona will be rocking. Seattle benefits from having played tight games the past couple weeks and just played in Glendale in the regular season finale. The Cardinals will get it this time I think but I might be wrong. Terrible explanation, but I really could go either way here. Scratch it I'm going with Seattle. Nope I'm sticking with zona.

SEA: Russell Wilson 23-30, 252 yds, 1 td, 1 int

ARI: Carson Palmer 24-36, 258yds, 2 td, 1 int

AFC Championship

TBD

6. Pittsburgh Steelers 28 @ 2. New England Patriots 31

New England gets home field throughout after all. For the first time in 19 weeks the Steelers and Patriots(pronounced, point after touchdown riots) will face off. Patriots our completely healthy if they weren't already. These teams our very similar in both of the broad topics, Offense and Defense in statistical numbers but our also quite different in both Offense and Defense. I won't go into that but just know that New England is the more consistent team and as a tip-in has the home field advantage.

Pit: Roethlisberger 22- 35, 289yds, 3td, 0 int

NE: Brady 25-41, 296yds , 1 td, 0 int

 

Super Bowl

At Levi's Stadium(San Francisco, California)

Sunday, February 7th

Time: TBD

2. New England Patriots @ 2. Arizona Cardinals

And exciting way to get to a popular pick. I feel a lot less comfortable with the Cardinals getting here than I thought I would be. It just boomed to me how good the Seahawks have been lately, I mean they haven't lost a road game since week 5. Anyway the Cardinals have the better balance once again, but the patriots can only play perfect if they play with the fury that made them 10-0 to start the season. Do I know what I'm doing, nothing has been easy here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PATRIOTS 34 CARDINALS 38

SUPER BOWL 50 CHAMPIONS

ARIZONA CARDINALS

 

NE: Brady 30-46, 353yds, 3 td, 1 int

Ari: Palmer 31-41, 342yds, 4td, 1 int

 

 

Big Ten Projected standings going into Conference Play

Favorites
1. Purdue 15-3, 27-4
2. MSU 15-3, 28-3
3. Maryland 14-4, 26-5
Contenders
4. Michigan 11-7, 21-10
5. Indiana 11-7, 21-10
Possible NCAA Tournament Berth
6. Iowa 11-7, 21-10
7. Northwestern 10-8, 22-9
8. Ohio State 10-8, 18-13
No chance
9. Wisconsin 10-8, 18-13
I think they'll turn it around, and probably don't deserve the "No Chance" label but they'll probably not be a tournament team unless they turn it a around like Purdue did last season(non conference 8-5, conference 12-6)
10. Illinois 7-11, 15-16
11. Penn State 6-12, 15-16
12.. Nebraska 5-13, 13-18
13. Minnesota 3-15, 9-21
14. Rutgers 1-17, 6-25

Conference championship preview and predictions

Conference championships preview

AAC
#22 Temple 34 @ #19 Houston 30

Temple is pretty balanced and playing for a New Years six invite. Thedefense might be the best Houston's faced and Temple is riding an impressive two week and I think they feel disrespected by pickets this week and with stop Houston in the red zone on the final play of regulation.
 

SEC
18. Florida 21 @(Atlanta) 2. Alabama 33
I agree with Paul Finebaum that this will be a close first half(13-14 or 16-14) but I think Alabama will pull to a three score lead before a late fight by Florida.
PAC 12
20. USC 28 @ 7. Stanford 34
Stanford is playing to impress the committee and USC is pretty determined under Clay Helton to prove that they were contenders under the wrong lead. This feels like a battle who wants it the most at the end and I think it will come down to a falter or a success at the 2 minute drill.
 

Big Ten
5. Michigan State 27@(Indianapolis)4.Iowa 31

Somehow Iowa has gone undefeated with zero respect. It feels like the committee doesn't think their a top four team but feels obliged to put them there because their unblemished. Iowa is too balanced and still has so much to prove and I think a late turnover will probably solidify 13-0 for the Hawks in yellow and black.

ACC

10. North Carolina 31 1. Clemson 30

Clemson in my mind is not clearly the number 1 team and has not beaten a ranked team away from home. Their home field has just edged both of the ranked teams that they've defeated this year at the end and both teams have lost twice this season. North Carolina is crushing South Carolina in all sports right now and the North Carolina faithful will be rocking as the best offense Clemson faced this year stays with Clemson until taking the lead with very little time left

We love drama and that's surely what we'll get

1. Alabama
11-1 with a loss to Ole Miss and still the number 1 seed, hmm did that happen last year
2. Iowa
When the committee takes a look at the resume they'll see two quality wins away from home against team with a combined 21-4 record. The committee will also see 9 BIG wins and how could I not mention that their the only undefeated team in America.
3. Oklahoma
Oklahoma came up huge the last few weeks and there should be no complaints that they deserve to be here.
4. Stanford
Chaos. We all know OSU would make for a marketing frenzy but the next best thing has to be a team who won 9 pac 12 games and has been battle tested despite never being in the top 6 of any poll until Sunday. North Carolina did not prove their worth to the committee although defeating the #1 team in the land(supposedly). A reason for no North Carolina invite is because it'll be a close ACC championship, and a win will mark NC's first top 25 win of the year. OSU despite possibly having the best chance to beat bama does not benefit by being a non-conference champion

Half-Way through the season NFL predictions

AFC East

1. z Patriots 14-2

2. x Jets 10-6

3. Bills 8-8

4. Dolphins 6-10

 

AFC North

1. y Bengals 14-2

2. x Steelers 9-7

3. Ravens 8-8

4. Browns 3-13

AFC South

1. y Colts 9-7

2. Texans 5-11

3. Titans 4-12

4. Jaguars 4-12

AFC West

1. y Broncos 13-3

2. Raiders 9-7

3. Chiefs 7-9

4. Chargers 6-10

NFC East

1. y Giants 10-6

2. Eagles 7-9

3. Dallas 6-10

4. Redskins 6-10

NFC North

1. y Packers 12-4

2. Bears 8-8

3. Vikings 7-9

4. Lions 2-14

NFC South

1. z Panthers 14-2

2. x Saints 10-6

3. Falcons 9-7

4. Buccaneers 5-11

NFC West

1. y Cardinals 12-4

2. x Seahawks 9-7

3. Rams 7-9

4. 49ers 5-11

 

AFC Seeding

1. Patriots 14-2

2. Bengals 14-2

3. Broncos 13-3

4. Colts 9-7

5. Jets 10-6

6. Steelers 9-7

NFC Seeding

1. Panthers 14-2

2. Packers 12-4

3. Cardinals 12-4

4. Giants 10-6

5. Saints 10-6

6. Seahawks 9-7

Requirements for Every Contender to Make CFP based off Committee Rankings

1. Clemson

1. Win Out

2. Lose in conference championship; 6 of Alabama, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Baylor, Iowa, Stanford, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State lose

 

2. Alabama

1. Win Out

2. Lose in conference championship; 6 out of Clemson, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Baylor, Iowa, Stanford, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State

 

3. Ohio State

1. Win Out

2. Lose in conference championship; 6 out of Clemson, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Baylor, Iowa, Stanford, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State

 

4. Notre Dame

 Win Out and Baylor, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State all lose

 

5. Iowa

1. Win out and win conference championship against highest ranked big ten team 

 

6. Baylor 

1. Win Out

 

7. Stanford

1. Win Out

 

8. Oklahoma State

1. Win Out

 

9. LSU

1. Win Out and Baylor, Oklahoma State, and Oklahoma lose

 

10. Utah

1. Win Out and Baylor, Oklahoma State, Iowa, and Oklahoma lose

 

11. Florida

1. Win Out and Baylor, Oklahoma State, Iowa, and Oklahoma lose

 

12. Oklahoma

1. Win Out and Iowa lose or defeat big ten east champion outside top 5

 

13. Michigan State

1. Win out and defeat Iowa in Big ten championship

 

14. Michigan 

1. Win out and defeat Iowa in big ten championship and Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Baylor, Florida, Utah, LSU, Michigan State, Stanford, Baylor, Notre Dame, TCU, and Iowa lose

 

15. TCU

1. Win Out and Stanford, Iowa, and Notre Dame lose

 

Projection

 

1. Alabama 23            2. Ohio State 31

SEMI FINALS 

4. Stanford 28  3. Oklahoma State 37

 

4. Stanford 44 

Final 

3. Oklahoma State 38

 

Champion

STANFORD

 

Post-Week 9 College Football Rankings

1. Ohio State 8-0

This week: Bye

Next week: 11/7 vs Minnesota(4-4)

ESPN Football Power Index Ranking: 4

Remaining Strength of Schedule: 32


2. TCU 8-0

This Week: W 40-10 vs West Virginia(3-4) 

Next Week: 11/7 at #12 Oklahoma State(8-0)

ESPN Football Power Index Ranking: 2

Remaining Strength of Schedule: 22


3. Clemson 8-0

This Week: W 56-41 at NC State(5-3)

Next Week: vs #17 Florida State(7-1)

ESPN Football Power Index Ranking: 7

Remaining Strength of Schedule: 52
                                 

4. LSU 7-0

This Week: Bye

Next Week: at #7 Alabama(7-1)

ESPN Football Power Index Ranking: 8

Remaining Strength of Schedule: 1


Right There
5. Baylor 7-0 ESPN Football Power Index Ranking: 1

Remaining Strength of Schedule: 9


6. Michigan State 8-0 ESPN Football Power Index Ranking: 19

Remaining Strength of Schedule: 40


7. Alabama 7-1 ESPN Football Power Index Ranking: 6

Remaining Strength of Schedule: 34


8. Stanford 7-1 ESPN Football Power Index Ranking: 13

Remaining Strength of Schedule: 18


Still There


9. Florida 7-1 ESPN Football Power Index Ranking: 12

Remaining Strength of Schedule: 55


10. Oklahoma State 8-0 ESPN Football Power Index Ranking: 14

Remaining Strength of Schedule: 2


11. Oklahoma 7-1 ESPN Football Power Index Ranking: 3

Remaining Strength of Schedule: 11


12. Notre Dame 7-1 ESPN Football Power Index Ranking: 9

Remaining Strength of Schedule: 47


13. Iowa 8-0 ESPN Football Power Index Ranking: 29

Remaining Strength of Schedule: 56


14. Florida State 7-1 ESPN Football Power Index Ranking: 15

Remaining Strength of Schedule: 37

Post-Week 7 College Football Rankings

1. Baylor 6-0, 3-0(Big 12)

Hasn't been tested yet, and has already bested the 1 in their 17-1 record in the regular season since the beginning of last season. Baylor has scored 60+ points every week since traveling to SMU to start the season(56). They've won all but one game by more than 4 td's and that was against West Virginia(62-38) who beat them last season. Their four toughest games may be the last four. Baylor is 4-2 against the spread half-way through the season

2. Ohio State 7-0, 3-0(Big Ten)

We won't know for sure how good this Ohio State team is until the final two weeks of the regular season, against powerhouses Michigan State and Michigan, in the big house, to end the season. We do know this team will get better, there are plenty things to fix. The Offense is the issue, and yet Brutus has scored 34+ in all but one game and have averaged 40.33 points to start the big ten season . That said, their 2-5 against the spread this season. Michigan and Michigan State are the only ranked teams on the schedule.

3. Michigan State 7-0, 3-0(Big Ten)

Michigan State may be undefeated, but their 1-6 against the spread. State has won 4 games that came down to the very last minute, including this week's 27- 23 victory over Michigan in which State led for 0:00 minutes of the game. I know, but it's even crazier than it sounds. Michigan State should be able to face off with Ohio State in week 12 with both teams sharing a 10-0 record.

4. TCU 7-0, 4-0(Big 12)

TCU has been tested majorly twice and have won three games by 6 points or less. Their first three ranked opponents await them in the final 4 weeks of the season. TCU has scored 50.4 points in their first 4 Big 12 games. For TCU Those points have only produce a 3-4 record against the spread. It would be a surprise if the final week Baylor and TCU are not playing for home-field in the national semi final.

Contenders

5. LSU 7-0, 4-0(SEC) Total Defense 15th, Total Offense 28th

6. Alabama 6-1, 3-1(SEC) Total Defense 6th, Total Offense 47th

7. Stanford 5-1, 4-0(Pac 12)  Total Defense 39th, Total Offense 33th

8. Clemson 6-0, 3-0(ACC) Total Defense 10th, Total Offense 35th

9. Utah 6-0, 3-0(Pac 12) Total Defense 49th, Total Offense 70th

Under the Radar 

10. Iowa 7-0, 3-0(Big Ten) Total Defense 12th, Total Offense 54th

11. Florida State 6-0, 4-0(ACC) Total Defense 24th, Total Offense 38th

12. Notre Dame 6-1(Independents) Total Defense 51st, Total Offense 16th

13. Florida 6-1, 4-1(SEC) Total Defense 22nd, Total Offense 87th

14. Oklahoma State 6-0, 3-0(Big 12) Total Defense 29th, Total Offense T25th

NFC and AFC North rest of season predictions

This is what I think based on the remaining schedules of these teams                                                                             

NFC North

1. Green Bay Packers 13-3
2. Minnesota Vikings 7-9
3. Chicago Bears 7-9
4. Detroit Lions 5-11

AFC North
1. Cincinnati Bengals 12-4
2. Pittsburgh Steelers 9-7
3. Baltimore Ravens 7-9
4. Cleveland Browns 5-11



Shanghai Masters from Round of 16

Rd 16
1. Novak Djokovic 6 6

15. Feliciano Lopez 3 2

11. Richard Gasquet 6 4 4

         Bernard Tomic 4 6 6

3. Andy Murray466

13. John Isner  647

10. Gilles Simon    564

5. Tomas Berdych73 6

8. Rafael Nadal477

9. Milos Raonic655

14. Marin Cilic.       6 7 3

4. Stan Wawrinka7 5 6

6. Kei Nishikori.        7 7

12. Kevin Anderson 5 6

16. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7 6

 A. Ramos-Vinolas      5 3

QF

1. Novak Djokovic 6 6

    Bernard Tomic3 1

13. John Isner      7 3 7

5. Tomas Berdych 5 6 6

8. Rafael Nadal   4 4

4. Stan Wawrinka 6 6

6. Kei Nishikori.             5 6 6

16. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7 2 4

SF

1. Novak Djokovic6 6

13. John Isner      3 4

4. Stan Wawrinka 6 7

6. Kei Nishikori   4 5

F

1. Novak Djokovic7 6

4. Stan Wawrinka5 3

Post-Week 6 College Football Rankings

Post week 6 college football rankings
1. Baylor- Playoff
2. Ohio State- Playoff
3. TCU- Playoff
4. Utah- Playoff
5. Michigan- Big Ten Championship, Rose Bowl
6. MSU- Fiesta Bowl
7. LSU- Fiesta Bowl
8. Clemson- ACC Championship, Sugar Bowl
9. Alabama- SEC Championship, Sugar Bowl
10. Stanford- Pac-12 Championship, Rose Bowl
11. Florida- SEC Championship
12. Texas A&M-Non-BCS
13. Ole Miss- Peach Bowl
14. Notre Dame- Peach Bowl

Next 3 out
15. Florida State
16. Iowa- Big Ten Championship
17. Oklahoma State

Top 5 non-powers
1. Houston
2. Boise State
3. Temple
4. Memphis
5. Toledo

MLB Playoff Predictions 2015-16

Yes I did pick similar results in the two wild card games but I have to say there will be a wildcard in the World Series as there so often is.....

NLDS
5. Cubs 3 @ 1. Cardinals 1

3. Mets 2 @ 2. Dodgers 3

ALDS
5. Astros 2 @ 1. Royals 3

3. Rangers 3 @ 2. Blue Jays 2

NLCS
5. Cubs 4 @ 2. Dodgers 3


ALCS
3. Rangers 3 @ 1. Royals 4

World Series

5. Cubs 4 @ 1. Royals 2

World Series Champion
CUBS🐻

NFL pre week 1 Bracketology(NCAA BBALL style)

 

This was before the games started on sunday

I don't have the colts in the super bowl this is just kind of more of a matchup thing

NFL Bracketology

East

1. Patriots35

8. Redskins 13

4. Dolphins 24

5. Bills 23

3. Cowboys 26

6. Giants 24

7. Jets 20

2. Eagles 24

Sweet 16

1. Patriots 38

4. Dolphins 37

3. Cowboys 34

2. Eagles 26

Elite 8

1. Patriots 34

3. Cowboys 30

North

1. Packers 37

8. Bears 23

4. Bengals28

5. Vikings 27

3. Steelers 30

6. Lions 31

7. Browns 17

2. Ravens 38

Sweet 16

1. Packers 27

4. Bengals 23

6. Lions 27

2. Ravens 34

Elite 8

1. Packers 35

2. Ravens 34

South

1. Colts 26

8. Titans 10

4. Texans 30

5. Panthers 28

3. Falcons 24

6. Buccaneers 23

7. Jaguars 20

2. Saints 38

Sweet 16

1. Colts 27

4. Texans 17

3. Falcons 23

2. Saints 27

Elite 8
1. Colts 33

2. Saints 31

West

1. Seahawks 40

8. 49ers 9

4. Rams 27

5. Chiefs 30

3. Broncos 34

6. Chargers 16

7. Raiders 13

2. Cardinals 25

Sweet 16

1. Seahawks 23

5. Chiefs 26

3. Broncos 33

2. Cardinals 27

Elite 8

5. Chiefs 24

3. Broncos 23


Final Four

1. Patriots 31

1. Packers 34

1. Colts 28

5. Chiefs 23

National Championship

1. Packers 31

1. Colts 30