Friday, September 04, 2009


What's Gonna Happen?

A couple of years ago, about this time of the year, I stated that our long national nightmare was over. I'm talking NFL. Baseball is cool, Basketball is fun to watch, even college football is great, but NOTHING beats the NFL. It's the real national pastime.

Every team has hopes and dreams. Every fan is hopeful, there was a draft, every team has new talent, everything will be different for every team, for better or worse.

Which leads to every team will finish somewhere. So here's my predictions for the upcoming NFL season:

  1. New York Giants

  2. Dallas Cowboys

  3. Philadelphia Eagles

  4. Washington Redskins

Probably the best division in football. The Giants lost a lot and have lots of questions at WR, but their D makes them the favorite. Dallas has a pretty new stadium but the same problems as last year. Philly is better than last year, but last year they were 9-6-1 and dropped a lot of games they shouldn't have. The 'Skins could surprise and I really like Jason Campbell.

  1. Green Bay Packers

  2. Minnesota Vikings

  3. Chicago Bears

  4. Detroit Lions

Regardless of the additions to this division, Aaron Rodgers is the best QB in the NFC North. The Vikings were a good team last year, now they have Favre, that's gotta help, right? While the loss of Kyle Orton would cripple most teams, this Cutler kid could be pretty good. I predict it, The Lions will win a game this year.

  1. Carolina Panthers

  2. Atlanta Falcons

  3. New Orleans Saints

  4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Panthers still play defense and can run the ball. A drop-off for Atlanta's second year QB? Probably. The Saints seem to be a trendy pick, but they go nowhere without a defense. Tampa Bay fired their newly hired Offensive Coordinator. What's up with that?

  1. Seattle Seahawks

  2. Arizona Cardinals

  3. San Francisco 49ers

  4. St. Louis Rams

A healthy 'Hawks team wins this easily. Not only do the Cards not win the West, they don't make the playoffs. The 'Niners need a QB but didn't get one when they had the first overall pick. The Rams are a trainwreck.

  1. New England Patriots

  2. Miami Dolphins

  3. Buffalo Bills

  4. New York Jets

With Brady back. we know what the Pats are. The Dolphins won't sneak up on anyone this year. The Bills were close last year, but they're no closer this year. Teams with rookie starting QB's don't go to the playoffs, I don't care about last year.

  1. Pittsburgh Steelers

  2. Baltimore Ravens

  3. Cleveland Browns

  4. Cincinnati Bengals

Pittsburgh is better than the team that won it all last year. Ravens? Defense! Browns? Offense! Bengals? Cursed!

  1. Indianapolis Colts

  2. Tennesse Titans

  3. Houston Texans

  4. Jacksonville Jaguars

If I'm completely wrong about any division, this is the one. The Colts have big turnover in staff, but the talent remains. I'm not exactly sure how the Titans are this good, but they are. I always think that this is the year the Texans finish above .500. Somebody has to finish fourth, why not the Jags?

  1. San Diego Chargers

  2. Denver Broncos

  3. Oakland Raiders

  4. Kansas City Chiefs

The only surprise here is that Oakland won't be last. The Chargers have no competition here. The Broncos are second because they're least dysfunctional of the remaining teams, which isn't saying much. Raiders? [shakes head] Chiefs? See comment above about Buccaneers, enjoy the second coming of Elvis Grbac at QB.


Pittsburgh over whoever stumbles out of the NFC.



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