Saw Jeff’s post before so figured its a good time to do this now as well.
Lets see-Start off with your favorite team(s)-players and any other favorites-then predicitions for playoffs/awards-and then just any other thing about the new season you want/think will happen.
Players-Ben Rothelisberger-Peter Sirmon-Matt Hasselbeck-Nick Barnett-Drew Brees
Div Winners-NFC/AFC EAST-Philly/New England
Wild Cards-Minnesota-St Louis/Indy-Cinci
First Round-Green Bay beats St Louis
Minnesota beats Carolina
Indy beats Baltimore
Kansas City beats Cinci
2nd-Green Bay beats Philly
Seattle beats Minnesota
Tennessee beats KC
New England beats Indy
Seattle beats Green Bay
Tennessee beats NE
Itll be another good year for Tennessee, but yet again they will fall short.
Seattle can only be stopped if New England beats Tennessee.
Philly will not make it past the 2nd-no matter who they play-they most likely will be tired after 6 grueling division games.
Indy will get a tough 2nd round matchup-i think they will have a big injury during the season and not be able to get over it.
Baltimore has little challenge in the North-so they take the division easily.
New England will have a great season no matter what-but i think teams will start to figure them out.
Green Bay will just not have tough matchups throughout the year-just by other teams having off games-and will end up ready for the playoffs.
KC will start to improve but the defense is still not where it should be and priest isnt getting younger.
MVP-Matt Hasselbeck-will have a great year with Shaun Alexander behind him-Other possibilities-Chris Brown-Favre-Peyton Manning-Trent Green
Offensive player of the year-Priest Holmes/Ladanian Tomlinson
Defensive player of the year-Keith Bulluck
Rookie of the year-Most will end up saying Kevin Jones or Kellen Winslow Jr.-but i have a feeling it wont be a big name, someone from the 3rd round i think will end up getting it.
Records to be broken-Although Priest is now 30-he will have a decent year, not as many TD’s as last year-but expect him to get towards 2000 yards.
Other things to watch-Pittsburgh/Giants Qb battles-Maddox is on his way out, and Warner has looked shaky(Manning has too though). I expect Roth to be in by Week 7 and Eli only as a spot player or really early.
Also will San Diego make a stupid mistake by putting Rivers in during the first game.
Will the Madden Curse continue??? Will Ray Lewis being on the cover completely ruin their shot at the North?
I have more things to watch for too-just cant remember what.