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2012-2013 NFL Expert Picks

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After enough waiting, the 2012-2013 NFL season is finally upon us. The replacement refs will start the season for awhile, which should shake things up a bit to begin the season. The season is now beginning with the defending champion Giants hosting arch rivals Dallas. It should be an exciting season as always, but for now, it’s time to bring you the annual SoB Pick ‘Em for the 2012-2013 season.

As usual, every one of our writers that correctly picks a team to make the playoffs earns one point, or two points for correctly picking a division winner specifically. Correctly picking the #1, #2, … #6 seeds in each conference is worth six, five, … one point respectively. Correctly guessing the top team in the NFL overall is worth two points.

If any writers finished tied, the tiebreaker will be applied in the following order:

  1. Picking the team with the NFL’s worst record
  2. Picking the team with the NFL’s second-worst record
  3. Picking the team with the NFL’s third-worst record
  4. The total number of correct guesses for the worst three teams in any order
  5. The lowest combined winning percentage of the selections for the three worst teams

The Patriots are once again chosen as the consensus #1 team, with the ever-dangerous Packers not far behind. The Saints’ bounty scandal has cost them votes, with the Falcons taking advantage. The Broncos are not surprisingly getting plenty of attention from Peyton Manning, while the Bears and Cowboys are also getting some selections.

As for the tiebreaker, the Jaguars and Browns are getting plenty of votes, as much as they would prefer otherwise. Some are still pessimistic about St. Louis, while other teams towards the top of the draft order are still up in the air.

So there you have it. Be sure to check below for the complete pick sets, and check back after the season for the results.

Name Bobby Jeff John Josh KC Michael Pete
AFC #1 Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots
#2 Ravens Ravens Steelers Steelers Steelers Texans Broncos
#3 Texans Texans Texans Broncos Broncos Ravens Steelers
#4 Chargers Broncos Raiders Texans Texans Broncos Texans
#5 Broncos Steelers Ravens Ravens Ravens Steelers Ravens
#6 Titans Bills Broncos Chiefs Raiders Titans Colts
NFC #1 49ers Packers Packers Packers Packers Packers Packers
#2 Bears 49ers Falcons Saints Giants 49ers 49ers
#3 Cowboys Falcons 49ers 49ers 49ers Falcons Falcons
#4 Panthers Giants Eagles Giants Saints Giants Giants
#5 Lions Bears Lions Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys Bears
#6 Packers Eagles Giants Falcons Bears Bears Saints
Best Record Patriots Patriots Packers Packers Patriots Patriots Patriots
Tiebreaker Worst
Browns Jaguars Jaguars Jaguars Rams Browns Rams
2nd Worst
Vikings Browns Browns Browns Jaguars Jaguars Buccaneers
3rd Worst
Cardinals Vikings Seahawks Rams Colts Dolphins Jets

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2 comments for “2012-2013 NFL Expert Picks”

  1. Wow, no one picked the Jets to make the playoffs. They add Tim Tebow and fall that far?

    Posted by KC Downey | September 8, 2012, 10:18 am
  2. Maybe that’s why nobody picked them…

    Posted by John | September 8, 2012, 7:21 pm

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