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Re: NFL 2012-2013
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2012, 09:50:27 AM »
decent set of picks for division winners...kinda hard to imagine no NFC wildcard team from the North, though. Detroit and Chicago (with a healthy Jay Cutler) are going to be forces to be reckoned with. 3 NFC East teams making the playoffs...yeah, to quote Mary J, ain't gon' happen.

Pats oughtta have a relatively e-z walk in the AFC, though.

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Re: NFL 2012-2013
« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2012, 11:03:33 AM »
Of course you would pick the Pats to win, OAP. ;)

So the Steelers drafted some pot smoker I think. Plus we don't have Hines Ward or James Farrior anymore so God only knows how this season will play out for them.

And without Manning, the Colts are gonna suck.

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Re: NFL 2012-2013
« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2012, 09:27:10 PM »
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Of course you would pick the Pats to win, OAP. ;)

They were one dropped Wes Welker pass away from winning the Super Bowl this year.  Nothing crazy about picking them to win it all this year

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Re: NFL 2012-2013
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2012, 09:33:08 PM »
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decent set of picks for division winners...kinda hard to imagine no NFC wildcard team from the North, though. Detroit and Chicago (with a healthy Jay Cutler) are going to be forces to be reckoned with. 3 NFC East teams making the playoffs...yeah, to quote Mary J, ain't gon' happen.

Pats oughtta have a relatively e-z walk in the AFC, though.

Detroit has clear holes on defense, even worse than last year, and they didn't do anything to fix it in the Draft.  Chicago has no offensive line, Cutler is made of glass, and their defense is aging fast.  I'm not a believer in Chicago at all. 

In regards to the NFC East, the champion Giants replaced Manningham with arguably the biggest steal of the Draft in Reuben Randle from LSU.  For as good as their defense was last year, you have to remember that they were brutally banged up all year, with multiple corners and safeties going down for the season in training camp last year.  You have to think the injury bug won't strike as bad as they did last year.  They will be in.  Dallas made the splash of the draft in trading up to grab Morris Claiborne, which addresses a glaring need in the secondary.  He was the best corner in the draft and props to Dallas for grabbing him.  DeMarco Murray will get a full season of reps and if Miles Austin stays healthy, watch out.  Everyone remembers how atrocious the Eagles were last season, but no one remembers how well they played at the end of the season, when they really seemed to put it all together and play as a team.  I expect them to realize their potential and make the playoffs next season.  There aren't as many holes there as there are in the NFC North.

Ohh, and the Madden Curse.  Watch out, Megatron.

And I agree with New England having an easy road, although the Texans with a healthy Schaub and Baltimore will provide stiff playoff competition.

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Re: NFL 2012-2013
« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2012, 11:49:01 PM »
A little too early, but here are my predictions.

AFC North: Ravens
AFC East: Bills (crazy, yeah, but they look really good on paper)
AFC South: Texans
AFC West: Raiders
Wildcards: Patriots, Broncos

NFC North: Lions
NFC East: Giants
NFC South: Falcons
NFC West: Cardinals
Wildcards: 49ers, Bears

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Re: NFL 2012-2013
« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2012, 06:09:19 AM »
AFC
North - Ravens
East - Pats
South - Texans
West - Broncos
Wildcard - Jets and Bengals

NFC
North - Lions
East - Giants
South - Saints
West - 49er's
Wildcard - Packers and Bears


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Re: NFL 2012-2013
« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2012, 07:42:16 AM »
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decent set of picks for division winners...kinda hard to imagine no NFC wildcard team from the North, though. Detroit and Chicago (with a healthy Jay Cutler) are going to be forces to be reckoned with. 3 NFC East teams making the playoffs...yeah, to quote Mary J, ain't gon' happen.

Pats oughtta have a relatively e-z walk in the AFC, though.

Detroit has clear holes on defense, even worse than last year, and they didn't do anything to fix it in the Draft.  Chicago has no offensive line, Cutler is made of glass, and their defense is aging fast.  I'm not a believer in Chicago at all. 

In regards to the NFC East, the champion Giants replaced Manningham with arguably the biggest steal of the Draft in Reuben Randle from LSU.  For as good as their defense was last year, you have to remember that they were brutally banged up all year, with multiple corners and safeties going down for the season in training camp last year.  You have to think the injury bug won't strike as bad as they did last year.  They will be in.  Dallas made the splash of the draft in trading up to grab Morris Claiborne, which addresses a glaring need in the secondary.  He was the best corner in the draft and props to Dallas for grabbing him.  DeMarco Murray will get a full season of reps and if Miles Austin stays healthy, watch out.  Everyone remembers how atrocious the Eagles were last season, but no one remembers how well they played at the end of the season, when they really seemed to put it all together and play as a team.  I expect them to realize their potential and make the playoffs next season.  There aren't as many holes there as there are in the NFC North.


let's assume for the sake of argument that you're right about everything you say here - it doesn't change the fact that both the NFC East and North teams have six games each against their division rivals. They're not all going to go 6-0 against each other. If the NFC East teams are as badass as you think they are, they'll all be about .500 in their division games, no? Being in the totally brutal NFC, it's not like any of them are going to run the table against their non-division opponents, either...or do you think there are 3 Green Bays in the East?

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Re: NFL 2012-2013
« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2012, 11:22:47 AM »
Barring major injuries, in the AFC it will come down to the Pats and Texans. Patriots made the Super Bowl last year and were unlucky Gronk was injured and Welker dropped that pass. They added a lot of talent in free agency and the draft. B. Lloyd is exactly what they need at the outside WR postion. He will keep the safetys back and not let them come up to crowd the underneath routes run by Welker and the TE's. They also added some talent to the D which it needed. The Texans are built well to make a run. Great running game. Very good D. A good QB and a great WR. I see the Pats experience and home field advantage being the deciding factor on who makes it to the Super Bowl.

There are a lot of good teams in the NFC, and I really like what the Cowboys did to shore up their secondary, going from a weakness to a strength. The 49ers won't sneak up on anybody this year, and the Packers will be stronger in the playoffs. The Saints will still make the playoffs but as a wild card. Packers take out the 'Boys in the NFC title game in the snow at Lambeau.

AFC

East: Pats
West: Chiefs
North: Steelers
South: Texans
Wildcard: Ravens, Chargers
AFC title game: Pats over Texans

NFC

East: Cowboys
West: 49ers
North: Packers
South: Atlanta
Wildcards: Eagles, Saints
NFC title game: Packers over Cowboys

Super Bowl: Patriots 34 Packers 31

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Re: NFL 2012-2013
« Reply #23 on: May 14, 2012, 09:19:46 AM »
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A little too early, but here are my predictions.

AFC North: Ravens
AFC East: Bills (crazy, yeah, but they look really good on paper)
AFC South: Texans
AFC West: Raiders
Wildcards: Patriots, Broncos

NFC North: Lions
NFC East: Giants
NFC South: Falcons
NFC West: Cardinals
Wildcards: 49ers, Bears

The Packers don't even make the playoffs after going 15-1 last year?

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Re: NFL 2012-2013
« Reply #24 on: May 14, 2012, 12:50:41 PM »
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A little too early, but here are my predictions.

AFC North: Ravens
AFC East: Bills (crazy, yeah, but they look really good on paper)
AFC South: Texans
AFC West: Raiders
Wildcards: Patriots, Broncos

NFC North: Lions
NFC East: Giants
NFC South: Falcons
NFC West: Cardinals
Wildcards: 49ers, Bears

The Packers don't even make the playoffs after going 15-1 last year?

It's possible. I'm not saying they won't have a winning record (10-6, 11-5), but I really think the Lions and Bears will surpass them in the division and the 49ers will just barely grab the wildcard spot ahead of them.

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Re: NFL 2012-2013
« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2012, 01:32:44 PM »
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Re: NFL 2012-2013
« Reply #26 on: May 22, 2012, 08:07:06 PM »
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Of course you would pick the Pats to win, OAP. ;)

They were one dropped Wes Welker pass away from winning the Super Bowl this year.  Nothing crazy about picking them to win it all this year

They were one dropped Lee Evans pass away from never getting past the Ravens in a game they were outplayed in.

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Re: NFL 2012-2013
« Reply #27 on: May 22, 2012, 08:23:42 PM »
two words... Tebow Time 8) Let's go J-E-T-S Jets, Jets, Jets

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Re: NFL 2012-2013
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Re: NFL 2012-2013
« Reply #29 on: July 13, 2012, 08:17:08 PM »
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two words... Tebow Time 8) Let's go J-E-T-S Jets, Jets, Jets
lolz no :D