posted on Aug, 24 2005 @ 03:47 AM
I started my own thread earlier, not realizing this one was pretty much the same thing. Just as well because I've ended up altering my predictions.
I simply don't like the Vikings, particularly because of their reliance on Moss (the "Randy ratio" had to be the worst idea I ever heard). I think his
absence could be a problem for them. Detroit's performance last season speaks for itself. So much for the Packers finishing 3rd in the NFC North,
assuming their pre-season scoring difficulties don't last. Chicago's scoring for the preseason is impressive for a team that has QB problems, but I
don't trust the pre-season as a great indicator of things to come necessarily. The Packers will win their division in my view, they'll probably face
the Vikings in the wildcard round, but it could end up being the Bears. Either way they'll win.
I expect better from the Rams this season, I think they'll outdo the Seahawks this time around, dispatch the Seahawks in the Wildcards.
Naturally the Eagles and Falcons will be getting the first round bye in the NFC. If the Packers go up against the Falcons, and i think they will, I
don't necessarily write them off. I'm taking a gamble by picking the Packers to win that, and go on to face the Eagles in the NFC Championship. The
Eagles will win.
The AFC is far more interesting. Mainly because you can't go to the playoffs with an 8-8 record there.
I think the Ravens will do better with the tweaks to their defense and their new recievers. I expect them to overtake the Jets to earn a wildcard
slot, leaving the Jets and Broncos to fight over the second wildcard. I'll take a slight gamble and go with the Broncos.
I think the Colts will slip a little- I don't trust shoot-out teams, and I don't see what they're doing to improve their D (granted I'm not paying
extremely close attention). Lucky for them, there really isn't anyone there to threaten their division, but they'll have to play the better of the two
wildcard teams, which means the Ravens, who will be able to shut down their 1 dimensional offense and beat them.
Charges win the AFC West and beat the Broncos in the Wildcard round.
Patriots and Steelers get the byes once again. The Steelers will advance no matter who they play. I think the Ravens would have a slim chance of
getting by the Patriots though if they get that match.
Steelers will beat whoever they face in the conference championship.
Steelers versus Eagles is your superbowl. I don't particularly care who wins- I like both of those teams. I think the Eagles will win, but I want the