Each and every year when I begin my FPT's I begin predicting with my head, not my heart. I try to base my predictions not on the noise of my fellow collective diehard, but what I think is most likely going to happen. Then, at some point in the season, like clockwork, I try to follow a trend. Maybe I picked against the Seahawks and they won. Next time I better pick against them so they will win again!
Completely and utterly irrational.
Yet surprisingly, it works more often than you might think.
The point in all of this is to simply reinforce the obvious: These prediction threads are pointless, but fun all the same. There's not a Soul alive that can predict the outcome of sporting events with 100 percent accuracy. If they could, they would make Paul Allen look homeless by comparison. Still, it doesn't make it any less fun to see if you're right! After all, you have a 50% chance of picking the right team with each prediction. You would take those odds any day at the card table in Vegas.
This is going to be a very good test for our team at home. If we lose a game or two at home this year, certainly this could be one of them. I still like the Seahawks in this one because of that "12th Man Magic" that transforms good players into great ones. This can neutralize any opponent and we've seen it happen for years. The Patriots will give us everything we can handle. The Seahawks can win, but will they?
In honor of following trends I say not this week. (You see what I did there.)
Aros' Fearless Prediction: Seahawks 17 - Patriots 23
Aros' Fearless Record: 2-3