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NFL season preview: Projected win totals for each team


With the NFL season just around the corner, the folks at PredictionMachine.com have unveiled their NFL Realistic Standings for the upcoming season. Their predictions are often among the most accurate on the web, so it is interesting to see what their simulations came up with.

If the NFL  follows the trend that it has over the past decade with record fluctuations, this is how Predictionmachine.com believes that everything would play out.

A total of six new teams make the playoffs in the PredictionMachine.com standings, which goes to show just how much parity is in the league.

After the simulations, here are how the playoff teams came out (new playoff teams in bold):

  • NFC Playoff Teams: 1) 49ers 2) Packers 3) Panthers 4) Giants 5) Rams 6) Saints 
  • AFC Playoff Teams: 1) Patriots 2) Steelers 3) Broncos 4) Texans 5) Bengals 6) Dolphins

What do you think of the projections and are there any teams that you feel missed the field but are clear playoff contenders? Sound off in the comments section and be sure to share your thoughts.

Here are the full record projections from Prediction Machine, which was built by Paul Bessire. Where does your team stand?

Rank

Team

Proj. Wins

Proj. Losses

Win Change

1 San Francisco 49ers 14 2 +3
2 Green Bay Packers 13 3 +2
3 New England Patriots 13 3 +1
4 Carolina Panthers 12 4 +5
5 Pittsburgh Steelers 12 4 +4
6 St. Louis Rams 11 5 +4
7 Denver Broncos 11 5 -2
8 Detroit Lions 10 6 +6
9 New Orleans Saints 10 6 +3
10 New York Giants 10 6 +1
11 Cincinnati Bengals 10 6 EVEN
12 Chicago Bears 10 6 EVEN
13 Miami Dolphins 9 7 +2
14 Philadelphia Eagles 9 7 +5
15 Kansas City Chiefs 9 7 +7
16 Houston Texans 9 7 -3
17 Baltimore Ravens 8 8 -2
18 Seattle Seahawks 8 8 -3
19 Atlanta Falcons 8 8 -5
20 Cleveland Browns 7 9 +2
21 New York Jets 7 9 +1
22 Dallas Cowboys 6 10 -2
23 Jacksonville Jaguars 5 11 +3
24 Buffalo Bills 5 11 -1
25 Washington Redskins 5 11 -5
26 Indianapolis Colts 5 11 -6
27 Arizona Cardinals 4 12 -1
28 San Diego Chargers 4 12 -3
29 Oakland Raiders 3 13 -1
30 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3 13 -4
31 Minnesota Vikings 3 13 -7
32 Tennessee Titans 2 14 -4

Tags: Carolina Panthers Green Bay Packers New England Patriots NFL Pittsburgh Steelers San Francisco 49ers St. Louis Rams

  • Mark Perrette

    Agreed

  • http://sbpra.com/paulvsuffriti Paul V. Suffriti

    San Fran wins the NFC west with a 12-4 record
    Green Bay wins the NFC north with a 12-4 record
    Atlanta wins the NFC south with an 11-5 record
    Washington wins the NFC east with a 10-6 record

    Pats win the AFC east with an 11-5 record
    Texans with the AFC south with a 10-6 record
    Bengals win the AFC north with a 11-5 record
    Denver wins the AFC west with an 11-5 record

    No one wins more than 12 games
    No one loses less than three games.

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