I've disabled a number of the sites that the Nerd searches based upon their performance projections from last week. I'll continue watching their projections and can very easily add them back. There's one more that I may disable depending on how it's projections go this week. I've reviewed today's search index and they're not that far off so I'll give them another week.
This is also the first week where the individual source projections get weighted based on last week's performance. This will continue throughout the season.
I had to do a double take when I saw today's search index results. Seattle's Defense ranked #1? From 15 last week to number 1? Against Gore and the remaining 49'ers? I think Seattle will have a good week on D, but I'm not sure I would rank them #1.
As I looked at the individual source projections, I noticed that FOX ranks Seattle at #3 and CBS ranks them #1. CBS projects the Seattle D to have 2 interceptions, 1 forced fumble, 5 sacks, 1 defensive TD, and 368 total yards allowed. FOX projects 3 sacks, 1 interception, 0 TD's, and 293 yards allowed.
The other sites weren't that far off, all listing Seattle in the Top 8. So...Seattle it is. I'll be watching tomorrow to see how often changes occur during the week leading up to Sunday.