After I put my rankings together I wanted to do a check and see what the true expert in my household thought. My 9-year old son looked through my list and decided that he better do his own list, because mine had too many obvious errors in it. He rationalized each of his own win predictions (though he seemed to be smiling a bit too much when he gave HIS Chargers 13 wins) and did not hesitate to proclaim mine wrong where we disagreed. In fairness to him, I now present his predictions next to mine, and at the end of the season we will see who has been more accurate.
We both agree that the Falcons are due to come down this season, dropping to 7 wins and see the Broncos headed for an additional win this year and a likely playoff birth. We have some serious disagreements though with my data projecting the Saints to come down to 10 wins while he has them repeating their 13 win performance and I have Houston winning 10 while he has them at 7.
The question now is what should the stakes be for the bet? Leave a comment or get me on Twitter @BenAlamar with ideas.