Yes, I hate your favorite team.
Before long, the 2018 NFL regular season will be upon us, and with it, the end to seemingly endless speculation. In a league ridden with parity and shrinking margins for error, team records are becoming increasingly hard to predict. No one expected the Eagles to win the Super Bowl last year. No one expected teams like the Saints and the Rams to be in the hunt.
I get it. It’s the offseason. Everyone in the NFL is going to the playoffs. Optimism is high. But to compile a set of predictions where wins are equal to losses, tough decisions have to be made. I write paragraphs for a reason. These records do not come from nowhere.
Over recent years, it has been made clear that the chaotic nature of the NFL holds preseason predictions in low regard. Anyone can win, in any year. The unpredictability of the NFL is what makes it so enticing.
The Eagles shocked the world last year. Who will be the ones to follow in their footsteps? At this point, there are no wrong answers. If you see a prediction that seems unreasonable, just remember: Anything can happen once the coin is flipped. It’s not as simple as heads or tails.