The 5 o’clock club aims to provide a forum for reader-driven discussion at a time of day when there isn’t much NFL news being published. Feel free to introduce topics that interest you in the comments below.
Collectively, the 5 o’clock club readers have voted in 10 polls to pick winners in the playoffs — some games picked straight up, and some against the spread.
Going into the Championship games, readers had amassed a (collective) result of 3-5.
In the AFC Championship game, poll respondents took the Patriots over the Jags by a margin of 55-44.
It was a close game, but New England prevailed, and the readers were on a Patriot-like comeback, lifting the collective record to 4-5, with a chance to reach .500 in the NFC Championship game.
Not many people expected the NFC game to be a contest, with 79% of poll respondents picking the Vikings to win.
We know what happened; Philly laid a beatdown on the Purple People Eaters and your collective record in the playoff prediction game fell to 4-6. With only the Super Bowl left to play, there is no chance of reaching .500.
Fear not, for I possess a magic “reset” button.
I’m declaring the old prediction game closed, and a new game open. In the new game, all you have to do is pick the winner of the Super Bowl — we won’t be worrying about point spreads in this one.
Let’s see what you think about this classic Foles vs. Brady matchup — the championship between the two #1 seeds.
This one is for all the marbles:
Who will win Super Bowl LII?
This poll is closed
The defending superbowl LI champion New England Patriots
The 2017 NFC Eastern Division and NFC Champion Philadelphia Eagles