Predictions in Review: NFC North

March 29, 2014 Stat Recap

During the 2013 offseason, I wrote 32 articles under the RPO 2013 tag. In my Predictions in Review series, I review those preview articles with the benefit of hindsight. Previously, I reviewed the AFC West, the NFC West, the AFC South, the NFC South, and the AFC North. Today, the NFC North. The Detroit Lions […]

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The 2012 Chicago Bears had the Least Strange Season Ever

August 2, 2013 Random Perspective On

Here is a recap of the 2012 Chicago Bears season.  Notice anything strange? Trick question! Score Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1 Sun September 9 boxscore W 1-0 Indianapolis Colts 41 21 2 Thu September 13 boxscore L 1-1 @ Green Bay Packers 10 23 3 Sun September 23 boxscore W 2-1 […]

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Season in review: AFC and NFC North

January 3, 2013 Review

On Monday, I examined the seasons of the teams in the AFC and NFC East. Today I will do the same for the AFC and NFC North, starting in the AFC. Pittsburgh Steelers Pre-season Projection: 10 wins Maximum wins: 11 wins (after weeks 2, 5, and 9) Minimum wins: 8 (after week 16) Week 1 […]

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NYT Fifth Down: Post-week 12

November 27, 2012 NYT

My article for the New York Times this week takes a look at one interesting statistic for each of the eight division winners.   Atlanta Falcons – Record in Close Games In 2010, Atlanta raced to a 10-2 record on the strength of an improbable 7-1 record in games decided by 7 or fewer points. […]

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NYT Fifth Down: Post-week 9

November 7, 2012 NYT

Are the Bears the best team in the NFL? This week at the New York Times, I profiled the incredible season the Bears are having. If you feel like every few years the Bears come out of nowhere with an incredible defense and a questionable offense, you’re right. The 2012 Bears stand as the next […]

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Is Matt Forte an elite running back?

July 3, 2012 Rushing

Let’s flash back to December 1, 2011. At the time, Chicago Bears star Matt Forte was having the best season of his career and making a claim to being one of the league’s top five running backs. He was leading the league in yards from scrimmage. He was averaging 5.0 yards per rush. He also […]

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