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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).
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.
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!