Thursday, September 3, 2009

2009 NFL Predictions

NFC East

1. Philadelphia Eagles - This year they are on a mission.
2. New York Giants - They are not easy to stop on the ground attack.
3. Dallas Cowboys - As flawed as that horrid TV at the fifty yard line.
4. Washington Redskins - Mediocre coaches get mediocre results.

NFC North

1. Minnesota Vikings - Blah, blah, blah Brett. It's all about the trenches.
2. Green Bay Packers - The defense is very good.
3. Chicago Bears - They are a year away...maybe.
4. Detroit Lions - They will win games this year.

NFC South

1. Carolina Panthers - They like to ground and pound you old school style.
2. New Orleans Saints - If Pierre Thomas runs well, they will do well.
3. Atlanta Falcons - The mirrors used last year will be shattered this year.
4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - It will take time to get better.

NFC West

1. Arizona Cardinals - Warner has one good year left.
2. Saint Louis Rams - They are getting real good in the pits.
3. Seattle Seahawks - The rebuilding stage hits harder next year.
4. San Francisco 49ers - They appear on the right track.

NFC Playoffs

New York Giants over Carolina - The G-Men are superior in the trenches.

New York Giants over Arizona Cardinals - The Jints will control the clock.
Philadelphia over Minnesota Vikings - This year is for Jim Johnson.

Philadelphia over New York Giants - The mission for JJ continues.

AFC East

1. New England Patriots - Hopefully Brady plays, yet they proved they win without him.
2. Buffalo Bills - The offense is more explosive than you think.
3. Miami Dolphins - The talent pool is getting deeper each year.
4. New York Jets - Rookie QB's rarely do well at first.

AFC North

1. Baltimore Ravens - Lewis inspires his teammates to overachieve again.
2. Pittsburgh Steelers - They will be in it to win it.
3. Cincinnati Bengals - The offense will score, the defense is underrated.
4. Cleveland Browns - The trenches look shaky.

AFC South

1. Houston Texans - The kids are ready this year.
2. Indianapolis Colts - Dungy will be missed in crunch time.
3. Jacksonville Jaguars - A few drafts away from coming back.
4. Tennessee Titans - Passing game will not produce, Young finishes the year starting.

AFC West

1. San Diego Chargers - The class of the weakest division in football.
2. Oakland Raiders - The collection of talented running backs will win some games.
3. Kansas City Chiefs - Things are improved in some areas, but aging in others.
4. Denver Broncos - The rebuilding process will take awhile.

AFC Playoffs

Pittsburgh over New England - Pittsburgh wins in the trenches.

San Diego over Pittsburgh - Defending champions rarely repeat.
Baltimore over Houston - Defense beats a young team.

San Diego over Baltimore - San Diego wins this with big plays on defense.


San Diego over Philadelphia - L.T. runs for 150 yards and two scores.

Offensive MVP : Donovan McNabb, QB, Philadelphia
Defensive MVP : Julius Peppers, DE, Carolina
Offensive Rookie Of The Year : Jeremy Maclin, WR, Philadelphia
Defensive Rookie Of The Year : James Laurinaitis, LB, St. Louis
Coach Of The Year : Gary Kubiak, Houston


CowboyJoe said...

Don't see Pittsburgh beating NE, hoodie has their number.

David Funk said...

Those are good picks to make which no one knows for sure in this day in age how anything will unfold. A prime example is the play of the Falcons and Dolphins a year ago.

I like at the NFC North as a 3-team race, and Bears had better improve on their 9-7 record from a year ago or it is a disappoint in the eyes of many in Chicago. I hope it is for the better as a Bears fan.

I wonder if the Super Bowl loser jinx will bite the Cardinals like it has everyone else in the last several years.

At any rate, good stuff as always, 3rdStone!

afrankangle said...

Glad to see the Cowboys third.

Let's hope not Minnesota ... come on Packers!

NFC South will be a war.

Could Arizona be ready for a let down?

Bengals with an offense? Hmmmm ... but agree that the defense is underrated. At least you have them above the Browns.

Pats again? A;though I respect them, I hope not.

Texans compete, but don't overtake Colts.

Chargers over in a week division.