Nfl - 2018/2019

Howdy, all you fancy NFL Dopers. What’s your prediction? How’s your team? What do you expect or not expect??

Bleedin’ Eagle Fan here. Can’t wait for Thursday’s game. We get a banner, hope we can win it too. Like many an Eagle fan, we only dis our own team more than others (maybe refs, but that’s mostly Packer fans. :D)
My prediction: Eagles/Falcons opener - Eagles toss or cough up 3 turnovers, we all yell for Perderson to get fired, scream for Went and Foles to be traded and everything back to normal. :smiley: (No, not really.)

Other silly predictions:

Eagles: Jordan Mailata (the HUMONGOUS Aussie on OT) will also be the punt/kickoff returner. Why not? Well, he runs through people. At his size, who wouldn’t? I’m guessing he’ll be a fullback or something at times.
Browns: Start the season at 7-0. (No, not 0-7).

Brady: Announces retirement for end of season.

Kahili: Has best season ever at Bears.

Cam Newton: Actually calms down and stops wearing the bow ties.

LA Rams: Go to NFC Conference Final

SF 49ers: Go to Playoffs, Garappolo top QB in NFL.

Andy Reid : Retires at end of year.

Raiders & Gruden: Go to AFC Conference final.

NFC North: (almost typed NFC Central, I’m old, okay?): Up for grabs. Is Kirk Cousins up with the new team? Is Rodgers up after injury without Jordy Nelson? Can Matt Stafford continue to score a lot of points and actually NOT lose? Not to forget Bears, who’s QB, Trubisky) is looking better with a healthy team, not to mention Kahili on Defense, This division is a toss up.

Eagles Jordan Mailata: We got our ginormous Aussie who is shown running through people in rugby season after season. He might be OK at starting it but he has to prove he won’t fall from a tree.

All I got for now. Anyone else with dopey Dopers predictions like mine? Seriously, who do think will win SB LIII?

So I was conducting my live fantasy draft the Sunday before last in Chicago. The league is 22 years old, with 5 or 6 of the original members still around, and it’s a ton of fun to get together with them. Of course there is food, beer, preseason football, and the draft. Hell, my yearly trip back to Chicago was practically written in my wedding vows. Great fun.

Did I mention there was beer. Lots of beer. So by the end of the draft, there is also a lot of shit talking, speculating, and, of course, prop bets. The Notre Dame fan who a couple years ago bet Michael Floyd, CJ Prosise and Will Fuller would be top fantasy producers should give you an idea of what we’re working with.

This year, I put down … more money than I’m comfortable losing easily … on the Cleveland Browns.

Ugh.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m high on the Browns this year, and if the team wasn’t owned by a family money do nothing who cheated hard working truck drivers and is trying to damage the environment as much as possible, I’d be a fan. I think they’ll have a pretty solid defense, and a passable offense, so they won’t go 0 fer again.

But that wasn’t good enough for me, so I bet that the Browns would finish better than 6-10. Put that bar a little high, I think.

So now: Go Browns!!!