Gazing Into Balls’ Crystal Balls – End of Regular Season

This is my weekly outlook as to who will make the playoffs,  who won’t,  who will win,  and who won’t.

As promised,  I’m keeping track of what I say week to week so you can call me out on any bullshit you may see. TODAY,  I’ll recap and highlight in BOLD any regular season finish predictions I got right. In the next few weeks, I will continue making playoff predictions so you may mock me for my crystal balls being cloudy.

Speaking of, how hot is the Bud Light Crystal Ball Lady?

She’s Oracle Susana and the way she speaks Spanish….yum.

Hear what I mean?

Without further ado, TO THE STANDINGS!

AFC

The Steelers won, but the Ravens barely hung on to beat the Browns and so the Ravens took the division.   Truth is that a team that loses games it shouldn’t lose deserves to be watching TV in January. In Spanish, the rough equivalent is, “El que perdona, pierde.”

Blaine Gabbert gabberted all over the TITS’ chances to win in the fourth quarter and just like that, the TITS and Steelers were eliminated and the field was set.

Here is how the teams actually finished:

  1. Kansas City
  2. New England
  3. Houston
  4. Baltimore
  5. San Diego
  6. Indianapolis

 Here is the comparison to previous weeks:

#111213141516Actual
1KCKCKC KCKCKC KC
2NENENE NENENENE
3PITHOUHOU HOUHOUHOU HOU
4HOUPITPIT BALPITBAL BAL
5LACLACLAC LACLACLAC LAC
6BALBALBAL PITBALIND IND

It looks like I finally got things completely right at the very end although I did have the top two set from Week 11. I also had the Clippers in the 5 spot since Week 11 and the Texans in the 3 spot since Week 12. Not too bad.

AFC Playoffs

Like U2 said, nothing changes on New Year’s Day:

 11121314151617Actual
WC1PIT>BALPIT>LACPIT>LAC PIT>HOUPIT>LACHOU>INDHOU>IND 
WC2HOU>LACHOU>BALHOU>BAL BAL>LACBAL>HOUBAL>LACBAL>LAC 
D1NE>PITNE>HOUNE>HOU NE>BALNE>PITNE>HOUNE>HOU 
D2KC>HOUPIT>KCKC>PIT KC>PITKC>BALKC>BALKC>BAL 
CNE>KCNE>PITNE>KC NE>KCNE>KCNE>KCNE>KC 

NFC

The NFC finished exactly as I’d predicted since Week 14 even though it took a Week 17 Minnesota loss and Philadelphia win to make that happen. Hell, I had the Eagles in the playoffs all the way back in Week 13! I should get some credit for making that call.

Only the flip flop at the #1 seed prevented me from having the entire field in the correct order since Week 13. As it is, I did have the right teams in. What can I say, nobody’s perfect.

Here is how the teams actually finished:

  1. Saints
  2. Rams
  3. Bears
  4. Cowboys
  5. Seahawks
  6. Eagles

Here is the comparison to previous weeks:

#111213141516Actual
1LARLARLAR NONONO NO
2NONONO LARLARLAR LAR
3CHICHICHI CHICHICHI CHI
4DALDALDAL DALDALDAL DAL
5CARSEASEA SEASEASEA SEA
6SEACARPHI PHIPHIPHI PHI

NFC Playoffs

Similar to the AFC, I’m sticking with what I’ve been predicting the last two weeks:

 11121314151617Actual
W1SEA>CHICHI>CARPHI>CHI CHI>PHIPHI>CHIPHI>CHIPHI>CHI
W2CAR>DALSEA>DALSEA>DAL DAL>SEASEA>DALSEA>DALSEA>DAL 
D1SEA>LARSEA>LARLAR>PHI CHI>LARSEA>LARSEA>LARSEA>LAR 
D2NO>CARNO>CHINO>SEA NO>DALNO>PHINO>PHINO>PHI 
CNO>SEANO>SEANO>LAR NO>CHINO>SEANO>SEANO>SEA 

I still say that the NFC Championship will be the real Super Bowl as the winner will handle New England in The Asshole.

Superb Owl

Saints beat New England.

11121314151617Actual
NO>NENO>NENO>NE NO>NENO>NENO>NE NO>NE 

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rockingdog
rockingdog

ahhhhhhh there a fire during the rose bowll parade
its stopped now…..

Horatio Cornblower

The only thing I know is that Mike Francesca was praising the Cowboys and Bears after the last games, so those teams are done in round 1.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Sometimes a blind retarded squirrel……

litre_cola

I put 20 bucks on BDN Foles going on a run.

Redshirt

AFC: Should be Kansas City, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Chargers or Colts make a Wild Card Run. I don’t think we’ll have another Super Bowl scare from New England this year, but they like to ruin things for us in January. Baltimore might win in first round, but I don’t see them getting past KC or NE.

NFC: Wide open. With exception of Dallas and Seahawks, an argument can be made for top three teams and Eagles. In the end, Rams have the best chance, but don’t sleep on Bears and Eagles. Bears has shown flashes, and Foles is apparently more comfortable closing it out of the bullpen rather than starting.

My pick. Kansas City over Los Angeles. First to 45 wins.

King Hippo

Donks WOO!!!

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

PUZZLE TIME!

It’s been ages, but this one is fun. This image shows the 2019 opponents for every single NFL team all at once. The puzzle is to figure out how it works!
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Redshirt

Pick any team. That team plays their division twice, and plays once all teams in the same color, the three other teams in the same column, and the NFC teams in the same row.

BAL: NE-MIA-BUF-NYJ-KC-HOU-LAR-SEA-SF-ARI-PITx2-CLEx2-CINx2 (in English, Baltimore plays all the AFC East, NFC West, the other two AFC teams who finished first, and their division opponents twice.

My problem is it doesn’t show home/away games. There’s a slight difference between KANSAS CITY and @Kansas City.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Nailed it.

JustStopDude
JustStopDude

rockingdog
rockingdog

YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Call me crazy, but all the Thanksgiving and Christmas gravy has given the HODOR’s great strength. If they get past Houston I don’t see them stopping there.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Really looking forward to seeing the Bears-Eagles line fluctuate all week.