Ummm…guys? You do know the season starts in 26 hours, right? So let’s get those predictions out there! Remember, if you don’t put it on the line now, then we’ll nothing to mock you for in four months time – and really, what fun would that be?
No set format or rules here, make any and all predictions that you like.
Me, I’ll be doing a finishing order for each division, with some heavy commentary on the home division of my beloved Giants:
- NY Giants
The only team that gives me concern here is the Cowboys. Romo proved himself an above average QB last season, and won’t be saddled with kick holding duties this time around. They made some offseason moves that will make them an all over more well-rounded team. However, the Giants kept pace and more. Eli’s progression is becoming more and more tangible, and as long as the receiving corps can stay resonably healthy, they’ll take this without too much trouble. My biggest worry is Brandon Jacobs – I can easily see him getting the “bust” label before the end of the season. He was brought in to bring the ball home when a receiver was tackled on the 1 or 2-yard line (a position they found themselves in an awful lot). His quote at the time was “I will not be denied one yard!”. Umm…then why do we keep seeing you get stood up at the line of scrimmage?
Let me tell you, there’s nothing like Philly sports talk radio this time of year. It’s a non-stop laugh-riot of moronic rah-rah optimism without an ounce of reality behind it. One station compiled the predictions of 28 local broadcasters and writers – 22 of them had the Eagles in the NFC Championship. These chuckleheads couldn’t be more deluded if you hollowed out their skulls and packed them full of brown acid. Get it right, guys: Your QB is washed up. Your defense sucks. You cannot stop the run. The NFC Championship?? Are you fricking kidding me? Spend every night for the next four months praying to the football gods, and maybe…maybe…they’ll grant you a one-and-done Wild Card slot. About the only positive thing an Eagles fan with any brains (yeah, I know…) can say is “Well…at least we’re not Redskins fans”.
- San Francisco
- St. Louis
San Fran makes a good effort of it, but Alexander and the 'Hawks get one more playoff year.
- Green Bay
Good Rex gets trumped by Bad Rex, Lord Favre gets his last hurrah.
- New Orleans
- Tampa Bay
News of the Falcons’ death is extremely premature. Losing #7 will turn out to be the best thing that ever to the franchise.
- New England
- NY Jets
Perhaps some wishful thinking about the 'Fins, but it’s not really going to matter – Pats will be an easy 5-1 in the division.
- San Diego
- Kansas City
Out Of The Basement, v.1: The Raider Nation goes from pathetic to mediocre.
Is there anything I can say here that isn’t going to be shredded by most of this board?
Out Of The Basement, v.2: The Texans start moving toward respectibility. Maybe they’ll get there before the decade is up.