Yearly Archives 2012

NFL Week 17 Predictions

As we count down the final weeks of the NFL season, the playoff picture continues to take shape. With teams like the Pittsburgh Steelers officially eliminated while teams like the New York Giants on the brink of missing the postseason, we are reminded once again that no team is guaranteed a spot in the playoffs from year to year. The final week of the season features some incredibly competitive games with a lot on the line, including matchups between the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings, Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys, and others.

As for the FFTS staff, we are still going strong heading into the season’s final week. Here’s a look at how we faired last week and our respective records through the entire season:

Chad – Week 16 Record: 11-5, Overall Record: 150-89
Zane ...

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NFL Week 16 Predictions

The playoff race is significantly heating up as we approach the final two weeks of the NFL season. Some teams have played their way into playoff contention, while others have played their way out of postseason relevance. Nevertheless, the final two weeks of the season present some enticing matchups with major implications.

Here at FFTS, we took a bit of a hit with our predictions, but our season-long records are both still solid:

Chad – Week 15 Record: 9-7, Overall Record: 139-84
Zane – Week 15 Record: 7-9, Overall Record: 136-87

Here are our predictions for Week 16 in the NFL:

[box_dark] Atlanta Falcons (12-2) vs. Detroit Lions (4-10) [/box_dark]
Chad – Falcons
Zane – Falcons
[box_dark] Minnesota Vikings (8-6) vs. Houston Texans (12-2) [/box_dark]
Chad – Texans
Zane – Texans

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NFL Week 15 Predictions

It’s hard to believe we are already winding down the NFL regular season. With only three weeks remaining in the year, the teams with the best records are struggling, while teams with once-mediocre marks are making strong pushes toward the postseason. Here are our records through Week 14:

Chad – Week 14 Record: 9-7, Overall Record: 130-77
Zane – Week 14 Record: 10-6, Overall Record: 129-78

Does it get much closer than that?! Here are our predictions for Week 15 in the NFL:

[box_dark] Cincinnati Bengals (7-6) vs. Philadelphia Eagles (4-9) [/box_dark]
Chad – Bengals
Zane – Bengals
[box_dark] Indianapolis Colts (9-4) vs. Houston Texans (11-2) [/box_dark]
Chad – Texans
Zane – Texans
[box_dark] Denver Broncos (10-3) vs. Baltimore Ravens (9-4) [/box_dark]
Chad – Broncos
Zane – ...

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NFL Week 14 Predictions

The NFL action keeps getting better and better with each passing week. As we enter Week 14, there are a number of games that feature teams battling for playoff spots facing off against one another. Standout matchups include Bengals vs. Cowboys, Bears vs. Vikings, Redskins vs. Ravens, and Patriots vs. Texans. Here at FFTS, the games followed suit (for the most part) with their predictions.

Chad – Week 13 Record: 11-5, Overall Record: 121-70
Zane – Week 13 Record: 11-5, Overall Record: 119-72

Here are our predictions for Week 14 in the NFL:

[box_dark] Denver Broncos (9-3) vs. Oakland Raiders (3-9) [/box_dark]
Chad – Broncos
Zane – Broncos

[box_dark] Dallas Cowboys (6-6) vs. Cincinnati Bengals (7-5) [/box_dark]
Chad – Bengals
Zane – Bengals

[box_dark] St...

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NFL Week 13 Predictions

At this point in the regular season, after twelve weeks of football, it appears as though the NFL has become a two-tier league this year. One tier includes the Houston Texans, Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens, New England Patriots, New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos, and Green Bay Packers, and the other tier includes…well…every other team. It looks like there will be some interesting wild card races down the stretch this year, as a slew of teams are within a game or two of the final playoff spot.

As for the Fans From The Stands crew, the pick’em race got much closer after the results of last week’s games. Here are where the records stand:

Chad – Week 13 Record: 7-9, Overall Record: 110-65
Zane – Week 13 Record: 10-6, Overall Record: 108-67

Here are our pre...

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NFL Week 12 Predictions

It’s safe to say that the NFL is wide open this season. Eleven weeks of football have been played, and there is no clear frontrunner in the league. After all, the two best teams (record-wise), the Atlanta Falcons and Houston Texans, barely defeated their opponents this past week, the Arizona Cardinals and Jacksonville Jaguars, respectively. It’s clear that on any given Sunday, any team can beat any other team, which is what has made this NFL season completely erratic and wildly entertaining.

Despite the unpredictability of the league thus far, the Fans From The Stands boys have been impressive with their picks, week after week. Here are where we stand through Week 11:

[box_dark] Chad – Week 11 Record: 11-3, Overall Record: 103-56 [/box_dark]
[box_dark] Zane – Week 11 Record: 11-3...

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NFL Week 11 Predictions

It’s hard to believe it’s already Week 11 in the NFL. After the first 10 weeks of the season, we no longer have an undefeated team in the league, as the Atlanta Falcons fell to the New Orleans Saints last week. The Falcons lead the NFC with only one loss, while the Houston Texans, following their victory over the Chicago Bears last week, lead the AFC with only one loss.

There were a few upsets and unpredictable outcomes last week, and our prediction records paid for it a bit. Here are our current records through Week 10:

Chad – Week Ten Record: 9-4, Overall Record: 92-53
Zane – Week Ten Record: 7-6, Overall Record: 87-58

Here are our predictions for Week 11 in the NFL:

[box_dark] Miami Dolphins (4-5) vs. Buffalo Bills (3-6) [/box_dark]
Chad – Dolphins
Zane – Bills


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NFL Week 10 Predictions

As we are now more than halfway through the NFL season, division and conference battles are really starting to heat up in both the AFC and NFC. The Pittsburgh Steelers scored the biggest victory of Week Nine, beating the reigning Super Bowl champion New York Giants to continue to put the pressure on AFC North leading Baltimore Ravens. Meanwhile, the Atlanta Falcons continue this week as the NFL’s only undefeated team after a victory over the Dallas Cowboys last week. The biggest matchup of Week Ten features the Houston Texans (7-1) facing the Chicago Bears (7-1) at Soldier Field.

The FFTS guys had a strong record of predictions last week. Here are the current records:

Chad – Week Nine Record: 12-2, Overall Record: 83-49
Zane – Week Nine Record: 12-2, Overall Record: 80-52

Here ar...

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NFL Week Nine Predictions

As has been the case through the first two months of the season, Week Nine has some enticing matchups for us, NFL fans.  At the top of that list is a huge test between the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants.  Here is how the FFTS guys are doing thus far with their predictions this season:

Chad – Week Eight Record: 9-5, Overall Record: 71-47

Zane – Week Eight Record: 8-6, Overall Record: 68-50

Here are our predictions for Week Nine in the NFL:

[box_dark] Kansas City Chiefs (1-6) vs. San Diego Chargers (3-4) [/box_dark]

Chad – Chargers

Zane – Chargers

[box_dark] Miami Dolphins (4-3) vs. Indianapolis Colts (4-3) [/box_dark]

Chad – Colts

Zane – Colts

[box_dark] Buffalo Bills (3-4) vs. Houston Texans (6-1) [/box_dark]

Chad – Texans

Zane – Texans

[box_dark] Baltimore Ra...

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NBA Predictions – Regular Season & Playoffs

Is it really possible for it to be the start of another NBA season?  It seems like only a few weeks ago that LeBron James and the Miami Heat were celebrating and raising the championship trophy.  Now, only a handful of months later, all teams are back at the starting line, and given the offseason acquisitions and developments, this upcoming season promises to be one of the most highly anticipated and competitive in years.

The “intelligent” minds here at FFTS are weighing in on the upcoming NBA season, and we’ve made our predictions for the end of the season standings as well as the playoffs. 

[box_dark] Chad’s Picks: [/box_dark]

Eastern Conference

Atlantic Division

Boston Celtics

Brooklyn Nets

Philadelphia 76ers

New York Knicks

Toronto Raptors

Central Division

Indiana Pacers


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