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Can Nate Silver Pick Football Games?

Mike Cardano Senior Fantasy Analyst November 9, 2012 2:42PM EDT

Obama over Romney = Chicago over Houston?

New York Times’ political statistician Nate Silver who runs fivethirtyeight.com received a lot of press for calling 49 of 50 states in the 2008 election correctly. And while some people gave him credit, many political pundits claimed it was just luck. This time around Sliver nailed it again calling all 50 states correctly.

Silver’s political predicting prowess caused his recently released book, The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail to skyrocket in sales by 850% on Amazon.com to the #2 best seller. So inquiring minds want to know… How would Silver do picking football games?

We contacted Nate and asked him to pick all 14 NFL games this week. Here they are. Let’s see how he does….

Home teams are in Bold. Good luck Nate!

 Indianapolis over  Jacksonville

 Tampa Bay over  San Diego

 Miami over  Tennessee

 New England over  Buffalo

 Baltimore over  Oakland

 Denver over  Carolina

 New York Giants over  Cincinnati

 Detroit over  Minnesota

 New Orleans over  Atlanta

 New York Jets over  Seattle

 Dallas over  Philadelphia

 San Francisco over  St. Louis

 Chicago over  Houston

 Pittsburgh over  Kansas City


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