Varacchi’s 2017 Football Predictions – The Results
When you look at my predictions in terms of pure records, it was not great - but when you actually look at things on a pick-by-pick basis, my predictions were not awful.
Last year across the three local teams, my overall pick'em record was 34-14. That's a .708 win percentage - not bad.
I had my Giants sitting at 9-7. Yeah, missed the mark on that one just a bit. I can't be held responsible for injuries though! On the plus side, on a weekly basis, my picks were 6-10, better than the Giants' actual record of 3-13.
I went along with popular opinion that the Jets could be truly awful this year, predicting at 3-13 record. They outperformed slightly, going 5-11. My picks went really well, however, getting 13 of the 16 games correct.
I'll have to eat my words when I said the Eagles would finish 8-8. They cruised to a playoff spot, and as much as I hate seeing my Eagles fan friends fill my Facebook with gloating, I can at least take solace in the fact that my picks went 11-5.
30 correct picks against 18 incorrect ones brings me to a .625 win percentage. Not terrible, but not as good as last year.
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