John’s Well-Educated Guesses: Week 13 - The Recap

Every week I make predictions about how things will play out in the game.  I’m a man of integrity and I always answer for my predictions.  It’s time to pay the piper. 

Prediction:  No sacks for Pats D – We are super understaffed at Defensive End, and I think the priority is keeping Taylor in the pocket.  He is elusive and will be willing to throw the ball away, so while the defense is effective, I don’t think they get a sack.

Result:  I am happy to report that the Pats D was able to manage 4 sacks.  Newcomer Eric Lee was able to show some production, and the defense overall has rounded into shape.  Never flashy, but they put up the important plays when needed.

Prediction:  Pats defense keeps red zone efficiency below 50% - Bend but don’t break baby.  The defense has gotten to the point where they give up yards, but make it tough to score tuddies.  I think for every red zone visit the Bills get at most one tuddy.  Hard to win when you kick field goals.

Result:  Does no touchdowns count?  Is that good?  The Bills ripped off chunk yardage all day, but couldn’t do anything in the red zone.    

Prediction:  Gostowski 100% - I’m saying he is back and he is going to hit all his attempts.

Result:  Nailed it! He hit everything he had a chance at.  I was a little nervous because the broadcast kept talking about how windy it was.  No matter.  Stevie G is back baby.

Prediction:  35-17 – Yea I know I’m a homer and have picked the Patriots every week, but this just feels right.

Result:  I really did think we would win handily.  Not 23-3, but the point differential was just about there.