The prediction results have been tallied. I took a look at every head to head matchup and got the win and loss total for every single team. Here are the results.
New England 12-4
New York Jets 3-13
The Patriots win the East and get home field advantage with the Brady suspension appealed. They are a very good team at home and have a favorable schedule. Miami wins 10 with the addition of Suh but miss the playoffs. Buffalo’s defense makes them solid and the Jets are terrible.
The AFC North is always a tough division. Baltimore is the most complete team and Pittsburgh has a good offense and young defensive talent. The Bengals miss the playoffs for the first time after four straight appearances but are a decent team. The Browns continue to be the Browns.
The Colts still own this division and Andrew Luck continues to improve into a very good QB. Houston has plenty of defensive talent and Bill O Brien makes the most out of that offense. The Texans beat the Dolphins head to head for the last wild card spot. The Titans improve with Mariota but still are under 500. Jacksonville just doesn’t have enough firepower but Bortles has the makings of a decent QB.
San Diego 8-8
Kansas City 6-10
Peyton Manning is a very good regular season QB. He won’t beat many good teams but he can clean up against the AFC West still. The Chargers and Chiefs are mediocre and the Raiders are terrible again.
New York Giants 7-9
The Eagles starts strong and then fizzle under Chip Kelly. However, the East is terrible and 9-7 is enough for the Eagles to win it. Plus the East plays the NFC South. Dallas takes a big step back without Murray and Scandrick. The Giants are mediocre again and Washington is terrible with Kirk Cousins getting his chance and no defense.
New Orleans 10-6
Tampa Bay 5-11
The Saints are always capable of double digit wins with Brees. The defense has some major question marks but they get to play the NFC East and NFC South twice. Atlanta improves under Dan Quinn and Carolina takes a step back after losing Benjamin. Tampa Bay is slightly less awful than 2014 in year 2 under Lovie Smith with a rookie Winston at the helm.
St Louis 6-10
San Francisco 5-11
Seattle earns home field advantage again. They have proven they can win without an offensive line. The Seahawks defense is still great and Lynch is a beast. Wilson is clutch enough for 13 wins with Jimmy Graham added. Arizona makes the playoffs at 9-7 with a win against Minnesota. St Louis has a decent defense but no offense. The 49ers were taken apart this offseason.
Green Bay 11-5
Detroit is very talented and complete. I’ve gone on record saying they will have a top 5 offensive and defensive point per game ranking in 2015. Detroit is a complete team that should win 12 games. Detroit loses at Minnesota, at Seattle, at Green Bay and at New Orleans. Green Bay still has a great offense despite losing Nelson but they have defensive concerns. Green Bay splits with Detroit and Minnesota and loses at Denver, at Arizona and home to Seattle. Minnesota improves in year 2 under Zimmer with the addition of Peterson. The Vikings are close to becoming a playoff team but a loss at Arizona keeps them out this year. The Bears are awful on defense and offense. Fox and Pace may eventually fix them, but not in one year.
Packers over Eagles
Saints over Cardinals
Pittsburgh over Denver
Indianapolis over Houston
Detroit over Saints
Seattle over Green Bay
Baltimore over Pittsburgh
Patriots over Indianapolis
Detroit wins at Seattle
Patriots over Baltimore
Lions over Patriots
I’m calling it now. Lions win their first Super Bowl*
*barring flukes and concentrated injuries