19 Jan 2007
ESPN's "Experts" (sorry, Jaws) have all picked New Orleans to win this Sunday at Chicago. The only holdout? The mysterious Accuscore.
It should be noted that Vegas has the Bears anywhere from -2 to -3. In addition, I wrote a piece last week for Boston Sports Media Watch where I noted that cold weather teams playing host to warm weather teams, over the last 20 years, are 33-7 (.825); all home teams, on average, win 69% of home games.
Are the media overplaying N'Awlins chances? Or, alternately, is this a game where cold analysis can't accurately account for the variables?
60 comments, Last at 20 Jan 2007, 5:24pm by BB
Possibly the closest Super Bowl matchup in history also poses the question: how much does it mean when certain aspects of an NFL team improve dramatically in the second half of the season?