My NFL Preseason Picks Revisited (And Partially Vindicate)!

Back in early September, I made a video for my YouTube channel in which I predicted how the 2021 NFL season would play out. In case you haven’t seen it, here it is.

In this video, I made it a point to highlight how wrong my predictions usually are. It’s extremely rare that I ever make a prediction about football that pans out. It’s extremely rare for anyone to make those predictions, even overpaid experts. Whenever you do get something right, it’s usually just a matter of blind luck.

Well, I can now say I was a lot luckier than usual this year because some of my major predictions did pan out. I was able to predict that Cowboys, Bucs, Packers, Chiefs, Rams, and Titans would win their division. I’m pretty proud of that record, although I still feel foolish for thinking the Browns would take a step forward.

However, I’m far more proud of how I was able to predict at least one representative for Super Bowl LVI. It became official yesterday. The Rams are going to Super Bowl!

It was a hell of a game. Watching it was such a thrill, even if it did make me wish I had bet more on the Rams at the start of the season. That said, it still makes the Super Bowl that much more exciting.

Remember, in that same video, I predicted that the Rams would win it all. I thought it would be against the Titans, but it turned out to be the Bengals. Believe me, I never would’ve predicted that. The Bengals hadn’t been to a Super Bowl, let alone won a playoff game, since I was in grade school. I honestly never believed they could’ve made this far, let alone beat Chiefs and Titans along the way.

I wouldn’t be at all surprised if the Bengals carried that streak into the Super Bowl. If they win, I’ll certainly be happy for them, even if it proves my prediction wrong. Even so, I’m honestly proud, and more than a little surprised, that my preseason predictions have panned out this well. It may very well be a fluke.

Even if it is, I’m going to enjoy the Super Bowl that much more this year.

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