Saying I Told Ya So or Eating Humble Pie: A Look Back On Our Preseason Predictions


Before the season started this year I wrote a post called Crystal Balls and Calculators (which you can view here). In this post I challenged the users on this website to join me in making some random predictions for this season. As promised, it is now time to go back and lay claim to the predictions we made right, and the ones in which you can only shake your head at and laugh. I predicted Josh Freeman to throw 25 interceptions. I was only off by nineteen. That's just embarrassing.

After the jump I will put up my predictions, the actual stats, and the user that came the closest to an accurate prediction for each one. There are some pretty accurate predictions. I correctly predicted the Buccaneers defense and special teams would give up 36 touchdowns this year. User 4QB was only off on Mike Williams' receiving yardage total by a mere ten yards. He predicted Williams to end up with 954 yards, and he actually ended up with 964. Pretty darn close. We will also see who came the closest to predicting the most playoff teams, and who still has teams in the hunt for a Super Bowl.

 

Object of Prediction:                              Actual:                   Leecaz's Prediction:           Closest Prediction:

Total Team Wins:                                        10                                         6                                        8  - Titanillah

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Total Division Wins:                                      3                                          2                                        3 - Three way tie

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Josh Freeman Total TD:                            25                                        21                                       24  -Sander and Titankillah

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Josh Freeman Total Interceptions:            6                                         25                                      15 - 4QB

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Josh Freeman Total Sacks:                        28                                        33                                      26 and 30 - Three way tie

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Cadillac Total Rushing Yards:                   437                                    1,050                                   925   - 4QB

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Cadillac Total TD:                                           3                                         12                                      8 - Sander

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Mike Williams Total Receptions:                65                                        63                                     63 - Leecaz 

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Mike Williams Receiving Yards:                964                                      875                                   954 - 4QB

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Mike Williams Total TD:                               11                                          8                                      10 - Titankillah

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Arrelious Benn Total Receptions:              25                                         21                                     21 - Leecaz

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Arrelious Benn Receiving Yards:               395                                      275                                  400 - Sander

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Arrelious Benn Total TD:                               2                                           2                                      2 - Leecaz and 4QB

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Kellen Winslow Total Receptions:             66                                         82                                    70 - TheOneInRed

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Kellen Winslow Receiving Yards:             730                                       925                                   800 - TheOneInRed

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Kellen Winslow Total TD:                              5                                           8                                        5 - 4QB

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Total Team Offensive TD:                            35                                         30                                      36 - Titankillah

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Total Special Teams TD scored:                 1                                            2                                       2 - Leecaz

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                                                                                            Defense

 

Gerald McCoy Total Sacks:                          3                                             3                                       3 - Leecaz

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Brian Price Total Sacks:                               0                                              3                                      2 - Three way tie

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Stylez G. White Total Sacks:                        4.5                                          8.5                                    7 - TheOneInRed

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Kyle Moore Sacks:                                         0                                              7                                      2 - Sander

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Barrett Ruud Total Tackles:                        120                                         121                                 121 - Leecaz and 4QB

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Geno Hayes Total Tackles:                         82                                           101                                 101 - Leecaz

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Quincy Black Total Tackles:                         60                                            88                                   85 - TheOneInRed

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Aqib Talib Interceptions:                                6                                              8                                     6 - Sander

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Ronde Barber Interceptions:                        3                                              3                                     3 - Leecaz

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Tanard Jackson Interceptions:                    0                                               6                                    5 - Sander

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Sean Jones Interceptions:                           1                                               4                                    3 - Three way tie

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Total Team Sacks:                                        26                                             33                                 30- iTap2strikes & Sander

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Total Defense touchdowns allowed:        36                                              36                                 36 - Leecaz

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Buccaneers Named to Pro Bowl:               0                                                 2                                   1 - Sander

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 For this part I'll just do each contestants total playoff teams they got correct. If you would like to go back and see divisional winners vs. wild cards spots please feel free to do so.

Contestant:                Teams correctly predicted to make playoffs:                             Super Bowl Picks:

Leecaz                                          8/12                                                                                      Green Bay vs. Baltimore

4QB                                               8/12                                                                                     Green Bay vs. NY Jets

UNFNole                                      7/12                                                                                      Dallas Cowboys vs. NY Jets

Sander                                          6/12                                                                                      Green Bay vs. Baltimore

TheOneInRed                              6/12                                                                                      Green Bay vs. Indy

iTap2strikes                                 6/12                                                                                      New Orleans vs. Baltimore

 

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