Monday, September 20, 2010

2010 NFL Week 2 Projected Records; Shakeup in the NFC

With two weeks worth of games in the books, my computer can make updated projections for the regular season records and who will make the playoffs, and things are a bit clearer, ... perhaps.

See the full list for week 2, but here is some commentary.

The AFC is pretty clear with 6 teams at 10-6 or better, Pittsburgh and Houston leading the way at 12-4, Miami and Kansas City at 11-5, and San Diego and Indianapolis the wildcards at 10-6.  Baltimore, New England, and the Jets are all projected to be at 9-7 and so would have a good shot at improving and making the playoffs.

The NFC is where there are surprises.  Green Bay and New Orleans at 12-4 and 11-5 is as you might expect, but Atlanta at 10-6 may be, and Tampa Bay at 9-7 certainly is.  After that, there are 7 teams at 8-8 and remarkably the West and East division winners have to come from the group and would narrowly be Arizona and the Giants.

Stay tuned for more updates.