I’m a bit surprised by this outcome.
In our AFC West poll this week, we reviewed John Clayton’s projected 2012 win count for each AFC West team. Clayton set Denver at 10-6, San Diego at 9-7, Kansas City at 7-9 and Oakland at 5-11. We asked readers to vote on which Clayton prediction is the closest to what will happen in the division in 2012.
As of 2 p.m. ET Wednesday, readers think Clayton’s best prediction was Oakland's 5-11 record. It was very close. Oakland received 32 percent of the vote, Denver received 25 percent, San Diego received 22 percent and Kansas City received 21 percent.
I don’t necessarily see the Raiders winning just five games this season. I see that total a bit higher. I think I would have voted for San Diego. I can see the Chargers being in the 9-10 win range.
Thanks to everyone for playing along.