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NFL Predictions

It’s September, it’s football time! The best time of year, it’s a long time since February. Although the season kicked off on Wednesday night with the Cowboys beating the Superbowl champion Giants, I decided I’d predict every regular season game and see who I think will be the eventual winners. The standings came out as follows:

AFC East

  1. *NE – 12 and 4
  2. *BUF – 9 and 7
  3. NYJ – 7 and 9
  4. MIA – 5 and 11

No surprise that I think the Patriots will win this division handily. I fancy Buffalo to have a good season with some nice additions on defense, enough to see them sneak into the playoffs.

AFC North

  1. *BAL – 11 and 5
  2. PIT – 9 and 7
  3. CIN – 6 and 10
  4. CLE – 3 and 13

Baltimore are the class of this division still. The Steelers and Bengals to take a slight backwards step. It’s the Bengals way!

AFC South

  1. *HOU – 10 and 6
  2. TEN – 8 and 8
  3. JAX – 4 and 12
  4. IND – 4 and 12

I think the Texans will make the playoffs for the second time, they look easily the best team here. Andrew Luck will have a decent, but ultimately frustrating, and losing, season with the Colts.

AFC West

  1. *KC – 11 and 5
  2. *SD – 10 and 6
  3. OAK – 7 and 9
  4. DEN – 7 and 9

Peyton Manning and the Broncos are making the headlines in the pre-season, but my bet is for the Chiefs to win this competitive division. The Chargers will make the playoffs via the wild card, leaving the Raiders and Broncos disappointed.

NFC East

  1. *PHI – 12 and 4
  2. *NYG – 10 and 6
  3. DAL – 9 and 7
  4. WAS – 4 and 12

I’m picking the Eagles to finally live up to their potential in 2012. The Giants will sneak in again, while Tony Romo and RGIII stay at home in January.

NFC North

  1. *GB – 13 and 3
  2. *CHI – 12 and 4
  3. DET – 8 and 8
  4. MIN – 4 and 12

Yet again the Packers are the class of the NFC, although the Bears will run them close. The Lions will struggle to keep up and miss out on another playoff trip.

NFC South

  1. *ATL – 13 and 3
  2. CAR – 10 and 6
  3. TB – 7 and 9
  4. NO – 6 and 10

This is my big shock division. I think the Falcons will take off this season, and the Panthers will make a run at the playoffs, but miss out to the Giants on the tie-breakers. The Bucs will improve, but I think the Saints will struggle in the big games without Sean Payton and end up with a losing record.

NFC West

  1. *SF – 9 and 7
  2. SEA – 8 and 8
  3. ARI – 5 and 11
  4. STL – 3 and 13

A horrendous schedule will see my Niners win four less games than last season, but still win a poor division. Seattle will be competitive but the Cards and Rams will want to forget this one, the latter being rewarded with the first pick in the draft.

Playoff Predictions

Wildcard Round

NYG at PHI – PHI win
CHI at SF – CHI win
BUF at KC – KC win
SD at HOU – HOU win

Divisional Round

PHI at ATL – PHI win
CHI at GB – GB win
KC at BAL – BAL win
HOU at NE – NE win

Championship Round

PHI at GB – GB win
BAL at NE – BAL win

Superbowl

GB vs BAL – GB win

So, I have the Packers to win it all. Really can’t see past them this season. Let’s see how much I get wrong!