Lindy's: 4/8 (50%) (pretty good results, especially for being the only one to pick Baltimore in the AFC North)
Football Outsiders: 4/8 (50%) (also good, with bonus points for being the only one to foresee SF's rise in the NFC West)
Steve: 3/8 (37.5%) (still better than random chance, though worst of the four pickers here; tempted to subtract points for picking Indianapolis and St. Louis, teams that went a combined 4-28 on the year ;)
Me: 5/8 (62.5%) (a big pat on my own back for Denver)
Thus, I am left with only one conclusion: Where my job at, Lindy's and Pro Football Outsiders?!?!"
Here's what I have in line for 2012, having watched far fewer preseason games and lacking time to include the predictions of professionals:
AFC EAST: Patriots I think the Jets and Bills will be better, but I don't see the Pats imploding yet.
AFC WEST: Chargers This is a tough one. Most pundits will pick the Broncos with Manning, and I can't blame them.
AFC NORTH: Bengals Going out a limb here, but I liked what I saw last season.
AFC SOUTH: Texans Though I really liked what I saw of Jake Locker and the Titans in preseason.
NFC EAST: Cowboys Okay, okay, this year they put it together!
NFC WEST: 49ers Though I think the Seahawks will contend.
NFC NORTH: Packers Extraordinarily awesome.
NFC SOUTH: Panthers If the defense steps up, I think the offense is there.