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  1. MaximusD163

    MaximusD163 Well-Known Member

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    So, this is my first post but you gotta start somewhere. Anyway, I figure just throw out your predictions with a quick explanation of why...

    AFC
    North: Steelers- The Steelers looked great to me against the Eagles last week, but the biggest reason I have them here is because if you look at their schedule this year, it is not a tough one at all.

    South: Texans- The Texans are full of offensive weapons, and their defense has only gotten deeper. The Colts don't catch my eye this year because of Manning's issues, because I don't know if he will be able to make up for any damage already done in his absence.

    East: Patriots- It pains me to say so, but they are just one of those teams that are already good but just get deeper. Do I think the Jets can beat the Pats? Absolutely, but the Patriots win on a more consistent basis, creating a better record, leading to a division title.

    West: Chargers- Assuming the un-assumable (a.k.a. players staying healthy) Phillip Rivers has the weapons to make it happen. I think the Chiefs will be close to a repeat appearance, but not close enough.

    Wild Card 1: Jets- In my opinion the Jets are one of the best teams in the AFC. I think they have a good shot to go all the way, and of course I hope they do. I would say they are in the top 3 with the Pats and Steelers, but their inconsistency will let the Pats take the top seed in the East, leaving the Jets to take the number 1 Wild Card spot.

    Wild Card 2: Ravens- I don't think any other non-division winning team in the AFC will have a better record than the Ravens. They've showed that their competitiveness continues, and Lee Evans will be a great pickup.

    Dark Horse(s): Colts- I know, not exactly a "dark horse", but I couldn't leave them out of the discussion at all. How soon will Peyton be back? Will the neck issue affect his play? Too early to say. Also, Browns- Will Colt McCoy continue his offensive barrage throughout the season? An interesting possibility.
     
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    NFC

    North: Packers- What is there to really say? The Pack tore it up last postseason, and I think they will go through 2011 with a division title at the very least.

    South: Falcons- In a tough division, I think the falcons will be more explosive than they have been since Michael Vick with the addition of Julio Jones. Another blazing fast wideout opposite Roddy White, with Gonzo as a threat and Turner with the backfield threat? With a solid secondary that might not poop themselves this year, they will be a force.

    East: Eagles- Sure they may not start the season as the smoothest sailer in the NFC, but with a team that deep they remain my favorite in the east, and have legitimately high hopes for a superbowl appearance this year.

    West: Cardinals- I love Larry Fitzgerald, and I'm riding high on Kevin Kolb. Maybe I shouldn't be, since they haven't got Steve Breaston anymore, and Sam Bradford looks good at the head of the Rams. But I'm sticking with my pick of the Cards to take what might be the worst division in the league for the second year in a row. Don't look for the Hawks to repeat with Tarvaris Jackson behind center.

    Wild Card 1: Buccaneers- I like the Buccs because they strike me as a young, strong team with a will to win. Maybe that is because of the media, but I think they will just edge out the saints for the Wild Card this year, because they sure weren't far off last year.

    Wild Card 2: Lions- Everyone's favorite "dark horse," but to me they aren't even a dark horse. They are legitimate playoff contenders, especially with a healthy (the Lions pray) Matt Stafford.

    Dark Horse(s): Again, not really what you would call "dark horses" but the Cowboys and the Saints just can't be left out of playoff talk. Saints still look strong, and everyone's second favorite Ryan bro. leads the Cowboys D, and Romo may or may not beast.
     
  3. Burnz

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    Honestly bro. I think your about to see the best defense in 3 years of sexy rexy in office. Sanchez is how we go and he'll go far and confident tom moore was just icing to his development . We will win the division.

    Afc
    Jets
    Steelers
    Texans
    Chargers
    Patirots
    Ravens

    Nfc
    Packers
    Saints
    Eagles
    Cardinals
    Giants
    Lions

    I'm not believing in our hype but honestly! When has our defense truly lost a game besides 2 championship games...Ironic... Its only gonna get better I believe Sanchez will command more wins!!( Lions are my darkhorse team) Only if Stafford stands up.
    We have better route runners at WR. We have a LIL(mind a said LIL)more speed at OLB healthy pace or not. Wilson lives up to be his first round pick we a have 3rd quality corner! Safetys 2 years together. D line younger more expolsive. O- line is only true ??? . I fucking cant wait
     
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    MaximusD163 Well-Known Member

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    I certainly hope so, I mean I'm really liking Cro this preseason, seems like he is trying to show it was stupid of us to go after Nnamdi at all. I stand behind Sanchez, but I am definitely not jumping on the hype wagon saying this is definitely his breakout year, considering the it was the same spiel last year, not to mention the crazy hype when we drafted him. So far, flashes of brilliance... Maybe more this season, maybe not. Also, love the Plax pick up. I've been hoping for it since I heard he was getting out of prison back in June, seriously.

    But I'm getting away from the thread purpose; How do you not have Atlanta in your playoff picture? I really see them going far.
     
  5. Burnz

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    Saints are champs and I feel both WILDCARD spots in both divisions are gonna be sure tough to grab. Lions are just a dark-horse that me wishing them well. Cowboys, Giants, Bears, Falcons, Bucceneers all have a chance to make wildcard and were all above 10 wins(except cowboys but romo is back)!! Its gonna be tough for ANY Nfc or Afc to grab a wildcard spot this year
     

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