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2008 NFL Pick ‘Em Results

Before the season, the Sports of Boston staff filled out their NFL playoff brackets. Who was going to the playoffs?

We may seem a little dumb with our selections, but give us a break. We made these picks in early September. There was no way to know how good the Falcons would actually be, and there was no way to know the Patriots would be without Tom Brady for the entire 2008 season (though Matt Cassel filled in admirably).

To determine a winner, I have devised a scoring system (seen below).

  • For every correct division winner, each participant will receive two points.
  • If they chose a team to win the division, but they didn’t and still made the playoffs, they will receive one point.
  • If they chose a team to win the Wild Card and they did win the Wild Card, that is also worth one point.
  • Any team chosen than didn’t make the playoffs at all is worth 0 points.

So who won the NFL Pick ‘Em?

Picks worth two points are highlighted in bold.
Picks worth one point are italicized.
Incorrect picks are shown with a strike-through over it.

KC Geoff Mike Jeff Chris Dan Pete Sean
AFC East Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots
AFC North Steelers Steelers Steelers Steelers Steelers Steelers Steelers Steelers
AFC South Colts Colts Jaguars Colts Colts Colts Colts Jaguars
AFC West Chargers Chargers Chargers Chargers Chargers Chargers Chargers Chargers
Wild Card Browns Jaguars Colts Jaguars Jaguars Jaguars Jaguars Colts
Wild Card Jaguars Browns Browns Bengals Bengals Browns Broncos Bengals
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NFC East Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys
NFC North Vikings Vikings Vikings Vikings Packers Packers Vikings Vikings
NFC South Saints Saints Saints Saints Bucs Saints Saints Saints
NFC West Cardinals Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks
Wild Card Giants Cardinals Eagles Eagles Eagles Giants Giants Falcons
Wild Card Eagles Giants Giants Bears 49ers Eagles Eagles Eagles
TOTAL PTS 11 9
9 8 6 7
9 9

Picks (continued):

Adam Dev
AFC East Patriots Patriots
AFC North Steelers Browns
AFC South Colts Colts
AFC West Chargers Chargers
Wild Card Jaguars Jets
Wild Card Browns Steelers
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NFC East Eagles Cowboys
NFC North Packers Vikings
NFC South Bucs Saints
NFC West Seahawks Cardinals
Wild Card Cowboys Panthers
Wild Card Vikings Eagles
TOTAL PTS 7 10

2008 NFL Pick ‘Em Winner: KC

I can thank the Cardinals for winning their division when only one other participant had them doing so. How could everyone say the Seahawks would win the West with no running game or wide receivers? And…how could some of us not put the Super Bowl Champion New York Giants back in the playoffs as at least a Wild Card (Adam, Dev, Jeff, etc.)?

Also, the Saints will continue to underachieve forever, so I have serious doubts about placing them in the playoffs in next season’s Pick ‘Em.

Good luck to all in future Pick ‘Em games!

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4 comments for “2008 NFL Pick ‘Em Results”

  1. Congrats KC. Seattle was a wasted pick. The 49ers let me down this year. All in all, my picks were crap! I guess that shows..only getting six points…There’s always next year.

    Posted by Chris | January 4, 2009, 11:49 am
  2. The Seahawks had recievers, they all just got hurt. Arizona planned on starting Leinart which would have relegated them to second.

    Posted by Mike | January 5, 2009, 8:12 pm
  3. The Seahawks had Deoin Branch…who obviously benefits from a good healthy quarterback like when he was with Tom Brady. This year, he had an unhealthy Matt Hasselbeck and an unreliable Seneca Wallace. So I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt there.

    But the record still stands, the Seahawks passing offense was above average at best, and their rushing offense was below average at best. Put that together with bad luck and a coach on his way out, and you get the 2008 Seahawks.

    I chose Arizona with the inkling that Warner would be the starter, and I knew all along he’d be throwing to Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald. I imagined Edgerrin James would have a bigger role, but I guess that didn’t matter in the end. 9-7 was good enough for the division title, where it would’ve been two games out if they were in the AFC Wild Card picture.

    Posted by KC | January 8, 2009, 3:26 pm
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