Thursday, November 1, 2012
You called it: Fearless predictions (Week 9)
By Mike Sando
One of our blog visitors, superman_1134, forecast a 25-3 victory for the San Francisco 49ers in Week 8.
The actual score was 24-3, but the 25-3 prediction wasn't close to right.
Wait, since when isn't a one-point differential close? Since 1969, it turns out. That year marked the only time in NFL history a game ended with a 25-3 score, according to Pro Football Reference.
The Dallas Cowboys reached that 25-point total with three field goals, two touchdowns, two points after touchdowns and a safety (defensive lineman George Andrie tackled Fran Tarkenton in the end zone).
We had several people come closer to predicting the 49ers' victory and final score against Arizona. They went with 24-9 or 24-6. Tectal was the only one to predicting the actual 24-3 final score. He's been added to the Wall of Fame below. Nice work.
Your spot on the Wall awaits. Simply use the comments section of this item to predict winners and scores for the following Week 9 games involving NFC West teams:
Best of luck. I'll have my "best guesses" item Friday, as usual.
Those predicting defeats for San Francisco and St. Louis during those teams' bye weeks will be marked down for lacking originality.