Welcome to our 2016 schedule prediction challenge. We ran something along these lines for the 2016 NFL Draft, with people picking players the 49ers might select, and adding confidence points. I thought it would be fun to do something similar with predictions for the 49ers 2016 results.
How it works
The schedule prediction challenge is a confidence poll, much like the ones you may have done for the college football bowl season. For the draft, you submitted 20 names with each correct pick getting X amount of points based on how many confidence points you used. The first name on each list was worth 20 points, the second name 19 points, the third 18 points, and so on.
For this challenge, we have confident points between 1 and 16. You will pick who you think will win each of the 49ers 16 games, and assign confidence points based on how likely you think it will be that you are correct.
In the event of a tie, the winner will be decided based first off of who picked the most players, then who had the highest scoring correct pick, then by who had the higher scoring pick from the lowest round.
Submitting your picks
We are using a Google Form to collect everyone's picks.
For each prediction, list it as either WIN vs. Team X Week X, or LOSS vs. Team X Week X for home games. For road games, go with WIN @ Team X Week X or LOSS @ Team X Week X. Examples would be
WIN vs. Rams Week 1
LOSS @ Seahawks Week 3
WIN vs. Bucs Week 7
If you click on the link above, I’ve included the full schedule for using each game. I’ll add a link in to the results in the morning. The deadline to submit picks is Monday 7 p.m. PT, 20 minutes before the 49ers kick off the season.
If you have any questions, let me know in the comments.