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Try to Not Laugh (The Formula Flounders)

    Bigger sigh.  The downward spiral continues.  After consecutive 8-6 records, to go 7-6 is very disappointing.  What I'm finding interesting about the way this is working out is that I would have expected the season to start with lower figures and gradually improve slightly as the leading teams begin to solidly advance while the lower tier teams begin to play for next year.  Instead, the formula started strong but has steadily tailed off.

    Looking back at Week 7: San Diego, Green Bay, New England and Indianapolis were gimmes.  Two turnovers returned for TDs was the difference in Minnesota-Pittsburgh.  Not really sure why San Francisco has imploded the last two weeks.  Buffalo continues to draw opponents who are determined to not score.  The Jets took out their frustrations on Oakland.  Atlanta is starting to look like a flash in the pan.  New Orleans and Chicago's starting quarterbacks both threw 1 TD and 3 picks, but ended up with very different results.  The Giants are very suddenly looking overrated.  The Good Philly/Bad Philly show continues -- you never know which team will show up from week to week.


    On a lighter note, my "side-note" disclaimer on my Week 7 predictions accurately predicted 4 of the games that the formula misfired on.  Against the formula, I suggested that I could see Pittsburgh, Houston, Buffalo and Cincinnati winning.  But since this series is designed to test the use of cold hard statistics as predictors of performance, I deferred (and will continue to defer) to the formula.

So, on to Week 8 Predictions:

Bye:    Cin, KC, Pit, TB, Was, NE

Sea 13 @ Dal 29
SL 0 @ Det 13
Mia 17 @ NYJ 28
NYG 30 @ Phi 31
SF 14 @ Ind 42
Den 42 @ Bal 19
Hou 26 @ Buf 17
Cle 6 @ Chi 24
Jax 29 @ Ten 0
Oak 7 @ SD 27
Min 35 @ GB 32
Car 12 @ Ari 28
Atl 26 @ NO 47

This is a Fan-Created Comment on MileHighReport.com. The opinion here is not necessarily shared by the editorial staff of MHR

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