John’s Well-Educated Guesses: Week 14 – 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:  Brady throws no picks – Not the most bold prediction normally, but Tommy is normally good for an interception in Miami.  I say he gets it back on track in this game.

Result:  Whoops!  Neither were terrible throws, but two interceptions is bad.  Brady looked off all day.  It was one of those games where he is just throwing it into the dirt.  It happens once in a while.  (Hoping this isn’t what a 40 year old quarterback looks like. Yikes!)

Prediction:  Lots of laundry – I expect the penalties to uptick.  It was a problem earlier this season that has not bit the Patriots for a while.  After the AFC North bloodbath and Gronk’s sumo splash, I anticipate the league will want to take back control.  Lets say there will be over 15 accepted penalties.

Result:  I didn’t really keep track of this, I think there were a good amount of flags, but I thought the refs were pretty consistent overall.  Its not like the Carolina game earlier this year where the refs swayed the game.

Prediction:   Pats win the AFC East without playing – I think this is going to be anticlimactic.  The Bills will lose on Sunday clinching the division for the Pats.  Maybe we get a chance to rest some guys.

Result:  Nope, I forgot the Bills were playing the Colts.  How far have they fallen?

Prediction:  Pats win 35-17 – On to Pittsburgh and the #1 seed.

Result: 27-20 Loss.  I did not see that coming.  I say throw this out as a trash game.  Remember the Philly disaster a few years ago?  One or two per season, and most end up in Miami.  On to Pittsburgh indeed.