Each year, on the OTFB Podcast, Lisa Johnson and Dayna O’Gorman, along with some special guests, make their pick for who will win each division. This year Kate Arhar (that’s me!) was their special guest and they also put up some Twitter polls to gauge who the fans believed would win.
We thought it would be fun to take a look back and see if they were right or wrong!
Here’s the list, by division, with the winner (or those in the hunt if it’s not locked up yet) along with our choices. Overall, we didn’t do too bad!
AFC NORTH Winner: Pittsburgh Steelers
Kate: Steelers (“8-8 would be like winning the Super Bowl for my Browns, but…”)
Twitter Poll Results: Browns
AFC SOUTH Winner: Houston Texans
Dayna: Jaguars (“Hooked to that train until they prove me wrong”)
Twitter Poll Results: Jaguars
AFC EAST Winner: New England Patriots
Twitter Poll Results: Patriots (80% of the votes was the highest margin of victory in all the polls. But “Yawn” anyway.)
AFC WEST Winner: Still battling: Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers
Lisa: Chiefs (“This division lies with the Kansas City Chiefs”)
Kate: Chargers (“I had the Raiders until they traded Khalil Mack”)
Twitter Poll Results: Chargers
NFC NORTH Winner: Chicago Bears
Twitter Poll Results: Vikings (not even close on this one. I should have listened to Wanda Wiedman!)
NFC SOUTH Winner: New Orleans Saints
Lisa: Saints (“They are in it to win it!”)
Kate: Saints (“Could even end up being 12-4!”)
Twitter Poll Results: Saints (Easy Peasy!)
NFC EAST Winner: Too soon to predict this one. With two games left, Cowboys 8-6, Eagles 7-7 and Washington 7-7…. CRAZY!
Dayna: Giants (“playing spoiler”)
Twitter Poll Results: Eagles
NFC WEST Winner: Los Angeles Rams
Kate: Rams (“But the Seahawks will give them a run for their money!”)
Twitter Poll Results: Rams
Not too shabby, ladies! We had a clean sweep of correct answers in four divisions!
Really, there’s only one division that didn’t behave as predicted: the NFC North… Who knew (besides @WandaW63) that the Bears were going to run away with it?
We hope your preseason picks were winners! Can’t wait to do this again next year!
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