Wednesday, September 5, 2012

HEAT Check: 2012 NFL Preview for HEAT Players' Favorite Teams



Who will the Miami HEAT players be rooting for when the 2012 NFL season kicks off and how will their teams do this season?

The Miami Heat Index 2012 NFL Preview features the Bovada.com's over/under on wins for each HEAT player's favorite team, ESPN Magazine projections, Football Outsiders projections and week 1 picks from Alfredo Arteaga of HeatFreak.com.

Dwyane Wade's Chicago Bears
Over/Under: 9.5 wins
ESPN Mag projection: 11-5, 49.4% chance for playoffs
FO projection: 10 wins, 71.9% chance for playoffs
Alfredo's Week 1 Pick vs. Indianapolis: Colts +9.5

LeBron James & Chris Bosh's Dallas Cowboys
Over/Under: 8.5 wins
ESPN Mag projection: 11-4-1, 51.1% chance for playoffs
FO projection: 8 wins, 30.8% chance for playoffs
Alfredo's Week 1 Pick at New Jersey: Giants -4

Udonis Haslem & James Jones' Miami Dolphins
Over/Under: 6.5 wins
ESPN Mag projection: 6-10, 17.3% chance for playoffs
FO projection: 7 wins, 10.3% chance for playoffs
Alfredo's Week 1 Pick at Houston: Texans -12

Mario Chalmers' Carolina Panthers
Over/Under: 7.5 wins
ESPN Mag projection: 9-7, 33.6% chance for playoffs
FO projection: 8 wins, 36.1% chance for playoffs
Alfredo's Week 1 Pick at Tampa Bay: Panthers -3

Mike Miller's Minnesota Vikings
Over/Under: 6 wins
ESPN Mag projection: 3-13, 2.1% chance for playoffs
FO projection: 6 wins, 6.8% chance for playoffs
Alfredo's Week 1 Pick vs. Jacksonville: Jaguars +4

Norris Cole's Philadelphia Eagles
Over/Under: 10 wins
ESPN Mag projection: 11-5, 52.5% chance for playoffs
FO projection: 8 wins, 40.9% chance for playoffs
Alfredo's Week 1 Pick at Cleveland: Eagles -9

Dexter Pittman's Green Bay Packers
Over/Under: 12 wins
ESPN Mag projection: 16-0, 93.8% chance for playoffs
FO projection: 11 wins, 92.8% chance for playoffs
Alfredo's Week 1 Pick vs. San Francisco: Packers -5.5

Which HEAT player's NFL team will have the best record this season? Do you agree/disagree with the projections and picks? Leave your thoughts and beefs in the comments section.

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