Also, I probably should have docked another game for fan optomism, so that should probably actually be the 8-10 game range.

]]>Anyway, 9 wins I can probably see. 11 or 12, that I have a hard time visualizing. If their defense returns to 2008 levels, anything is possible. But it’s full of guys who are now 2 years older and/or injury prone. And unless the D holds teams under 14 points/game, I have zero confidence in their ability to win no matter who plays QB.

]]>First 4 games: I just have a feeling that we’ll go 2-2 through this streach. We’ll probably beat the Dirty Birds and the P.P.s while losing to the Flaming Thumbtacks and the Nevermores. Then, after the bye, we’ll probably have some ease with the Team Whose Color is Relevant to Thier Play and the Marine Mammals. Then we get to the tough strech. At this point, I have us at 4-2. But, going into New Orleans, we have no idea how the Madden Curse will affect Drew Brees. And let’s admit, after Drew Brees, the Fleur-de-Leis don’t have much at QB. If Brees is down, chalk up a win. If Brees stands, this will probably be a loss. Then, I’m predicting that we will split with the Convicts, with the Prime-Time game in Cincy being the loss. Then, when the Cheatriots come into the Burgh the next week, we’ll be either 5-3 or 4-4. The Cheatriots, of course, are very much so in decline, and I have seen much recently to prove to me that they are trying to buck that trend (them grabbing Algae Crumpler being the ONLY thing I have seen from them), so I chalk this up as a win. so we make it out of the PrimeTime stand at either 6-3 or 5-4. Then we have Oakland and Buffalo. Both of which are still in the Cellar, so I give us wins over the Track Team and Lazer Horns. (8-3/7-4) Now… Round two with the Nevermores. IIRC we have only won twice in M&T stadium (which I proudly gave the middle finger salute to while on a bus ride to New York City) since it was built. Once was the building’s first loss (like they gave us our first loss in Hienz field) and #2 was in the ’08 super bowl run. So, naturally, I feel VERY concerned about this game. So I expect us to lose this game, and, yes, get swept by the Nevermores this year. (8-4/7-5) Then, like I said earlier, I foresee us splitting with the Convicts (9-4/8-5), having a toss-up with the Aeronautical Machines (10-4/9-5/8-6), beating the X’s (11-4/10-5/9-6), and finally winning round two with The Team Whose Color is Relevant to Thier Play to finish out the season. (12-4/11-5/10-6)

Now, I generally include the fact that at least one of what I have as wins will be a loss, so what I’m looking at is somewhere in the 9-11 win range. and there you have it. My prediction.

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