By Tim Graham
ESPN's platoon of NFL analysts have submitted their picks to the Central NFL Predictions Registry.
While I'm not one to excitedly parse out predictions from a single writer or former player-turned-analyst, I do think it's interesting to see how an entire group thinks.
ESPN's public relations department produced a chart that displays how 23 of their NFL commentators voted on divisional champions, wild cards, the Super Bowl winner and league MVP.
Eight of the 23 predicted the Bills would earn a wild-card playoff berth and conclude their playoff drought. None chose the Bills to win the AFC East.
Here's who backed the Bills (you might notice some names Bills fans have considered villains): Lomas Brown, Tedy Bruschi, Cris Carter, John Clayton, Herm Edwards, Chris Mortensen, Adam Schefter and Damien Woody.
Only one analyst didn't pick the New England Patriots to take the division crown.
Hugh Douglas went with his former team, the New York Jets, and didn't have the Patriots making the postseason at all. Douglas also has Mark Sanchez winning MVP and the Jets making it to the Super Bowl. Homer picks.
As you might imagine, nobody put the Bills in the Super Bowl, and nobody foresaw a Bill winning league MVP.
The most common championship prediction went to the Green Bay Packers with six votes. The Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers received five votes apiece.
Only two picked the Patriots to win the Super Bowl.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was the leader for MVP with six votes, followed by Patriots quarterback Tom Brady with four and Drew Brees with three.