NFL Middictions 2018 by CoenM

Description

Just noticed I didn't put up any prediction quiz for the current NFL season. Might as well do it now.


Instructions

Answer the questions below to the best of your ability without using outside resources. Outside references include (but certainly are not limited to) searching for an answer on the internet, looking at maps, using a calculator, or asking a friend (or foe) if they know the answer. Basically, you are relying on your brain (and maybe a pencil and paper).

For each correct answer, you will receive 15 points. You must also mark 5 questions as "money" questions. For each money question that you answer correctly, you will receive bonus points equal to the percent of players who answered incorrectly. (That is, if 25% of players got a question right, its money bonus would be worth 75 points.) You still don't get any points for a wrong answer, though, so try to select the hardest questions you think you have answered correctly. (Note: You can't use outside resources to help pick your money questions either.)

This quiz is closed for grading, and you can no longer submit answers. When the author has finished grading, the results will be published on this page.

Questions

Question 1

The AFC North is currently the tightest division in the conference, with all four teams within a game or so of each other. What TEAM will win up winning the division?

BAL, CIN, CLE, or PIT

Question 2

The NFC North is in the same boat as its AFC counterpart. What TEAM will win the NFC North title?

CHI, DET, GB, or MIN

Question 3

More clear is the NFC West, which the LA Rams are dominating as the last undefeated team in the league. In regular season games in November and December, who will be the FIRST TEAM TO BEAT THE RAMS? If you think the Rams will go undefeated, answer 'none.'

ARI, CHI, DET, KC, NO, PHI, SEA, SF, or None

Question 4

The Miami Dolphins' hot start at 3-0 has cooled down, with the team at 4-4 as of this writing. YES OR NO: the Dolphins will win 8 or more games this season.

Yes or No

Question 5

Also surprising: the Cleveland Browns have already surpassed their win total for 2016 and 2017 combined. YES OR NO: Cleveland will win at least four games this season?

Yes or No

Question 6

What TEAM will end the regular season with the best record? In the case of a tie it will be broken by head to head, and then by record against common opponents. If it's still tied after that, all teams in the tie will be considered correct.

One (or more?) of the 32 NFL teams

Question 7

What TEAM will win Super Bowl LIII?

One of the 32 NFL teams

Question 8

It is thought that Le'veon Bell will end his holdout with the Steelers by week 10. WITHIN 50, how many yards rushing will Bell record for the Steelers by the end of the regular season? Note: only yards earned with the Pittsburgh Steelers will count for this question.

TBD

Question 9

YES OR NO: there will be at least one more tie game in regular season games in November or December this season?

Yes or No

Question 10

What PLAYER will win the Associated Press NFL MVP Award?

2017: Tom Brady

Question 11

What COACH will be the first to be fired this season (or post-season)? If more than one coach is fired on the same day, the tiebreak will be the time the story is posted to the NFL.com news page. NOTE: Of course, the Browns had to screw things up and fire Hue Jackson before the close date of the quiz. You think they would have coordinated with me. I'm going to have to throw this question out, I think. (edited at 1:11 pm, October 29, 2018 (EDT))

2017: Ben McAdoo

Question 12

Name ONE PLAYER who will win an Associated Press NFL Rookie of the Year Award. (Note: there are separate awards for offense and defense.)

2017: Alvin Kamara (offense) and Marshon Lattimore (defense)