By The Numbers: Season Results 2018

So the 2018 season has come to a close, and that means I need to round things up with my totals for the year and see how I stacked up to last season’s scores. First, let’s start with the playoffs breakdown, which I did a little differently this year. Last year I ended up making all of my playoff predictions in a single post, and well, that was probably stupid. As such, I ended up with completely different teams in different rounds and basically screwed myself out of points. This year, I made my picks before each weekend so as to maximize my chances at making the right picks. Whatever the case, I ended up doing okay, so let’s take a closer look:

Playoff Picks:

Wildcard Round:

Texans 30, Colts 24
Cowboys 21, Seahawks 20 – Correct, almost got the score right too!
Ravens 28, Chargers 24
Bears 27, Eagles 21

Divisional Round:

Chiefs 24, Colts 20 – Correct
Rams 30, Cowboys 21 – Correct
Patriots 27, Chargers 14 – Correct
Saints 31, Eagles 24 – Correct

Championship Games:

Patriots 31, Chiefs 28 – Correct
Saints 30, Rams 27

Superbowl LIII:

Rams 30, Patriots 24

Post Season Score: 6-5

Going 6-5 in the post season wasn’t too bad, but I have to say that I think things should have gone differently in the Championship games in particular. I also absolutely hated this year’s Superbowl, but there’s nothing we can do about that now, is there. Let’s recap my regular season weekly scores next:

Regular Season Weekly Scores:

Week 1: 10-6
Week 2: 10-6
Week 3: 7-9
Week 4: 10-5
Week 5: 6-9
Week 6: 8-7
Week 7: 10-4
Week 8: 11-3
Week 9: 6-7
Week 10: 8-6
Week 11: 6-7
Week 12: 7-8
Week 13: 9-7
Week 14: 7-8
Week 15: 9-6
Week 16: 11-5
Week 17: 12-4

Regular Season Total: 147-107 (apparently made a math error somewhere throughout the season so this doesn’t match my total in the last regular season post)
Combined Total: 153-112

Compared to last year’s total: 149-118, I had an increase of 6 correct calls.

That seems like a very small increase, given that I didn’t even make picks in the last week of last season, and I also made the mistake of picking all of the post season games in one post. Whatever the case, I still improved year over year, so for that I’m happy. I guess I’ll have to try to outdo myself again for the 2019 season, but we have a good 8 months to wait until I can get started. How about that Superbowl though? Man, talk about boring! I took until the forth quarter until we saw any real action, and given two of the highest scoring offenses, I was surprised to see it go down the way it did. The fifty third Superbowl went down in the annals as the lowest scoring big game of all time, and that’s pretty pathetic. You know what else is lame? The Patriots now have six rings, and Tom Brady gave them all six. Excuse me while I clean up this vomit off of my shirt.

See you next year.