3 Bold Predictions for Week 3
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“I never saw it coming.” In this bold predictions series, we’ll look at weekly matchups, using history as a contextual backdrop – as well as in-season trends – in order to unearth the unexpected events that have a chance at coming true. Last week marked a breakthrough in Bold Predictions. We are on the board after predicting that Le’Veon Bell wouldn’t finish as an RB1. He finished as the RB17. That brings me to 1-6 (16.6 percent) on the season.1 A quick look at what went wrong:
- Cody Core went from Air Yards hero in Week 1 to a zero in Week 2.
- I faded the “Tom Brady is angry” game and look suitably foolish as a result.
- Julio Jones and Jordy Nelson didn’t combine for 250 yards, but Nelson leaving early with a quad injury wasn’t helpful.
- For reference, I would be happy to finish the season at around the 20 percent mark. (back)