Thursday, December 4, 2008

And speaking of losing streaks

Following on from last year's look at the Dolphins and Rams, it's time to ask: can the Detroit Lions go 0-16? Once again, we'll use the Pythagorean method for football. Here are their remaining games and the estimated probability of losing:

Vikings - 86%
Colts - 84%
Saints - 86%
Packers - 87%

That all adds up to a 54% chance of going all the way without a win. GO LIONS!

Interesting to note that the four opponents are all of very similar estimated strength, although they have won 5, 6, 7, and 8 games.

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