Thursday, September 10, 2009

Super Bowl Predictions: There's nothing like a repeat

I'm not going to do much writing about this subject, seeing as how I have class today and because the season kicks off tonight.
By the way, I'm going to have a weekly picks column, which will be coming soon, but for now, I'm taking the Steelers over the Titans, 24-13. Pittsburgh hasn't lost an opener in forever, and they certainly won't lose one in yet another "Defense of the Ring" season. Biggest key to the game that no one is talking about? The only injury the Steelers couldn't recover from last year was the season-ending injury to fantastic punter Daniel Sepulveda. Well, Danny's back, so you can expect Kerry Collins to be operating inside his own ten quite a lot tonight.
Anyway, here are my season predictions, team-by-team, postseason awards, and the Super Bowl Champion. I went through and (hastily) picked every game of the season, so these should be pretty accurate (yeah, right, I expect to be laughed at by week 8, at the latest).

AFC North:
Pittsburgh Steelers - 13-3* (#2 seed based on AFC record)
Baltimore Ravens - 11-5*
Cincinnati Bengals - 8-8
Cleveland Browns - 4-12

AFC South:
Indianapolis Colts - 13-3*
Houston Texans - 11-5* (#5 seed based on AFC record)
Tennessee Titans - 8-8
Jacksonville Jaguars - 6-10

AFC East:
New England Patriots - 14-2*
New York Jets - 5-11
Buffalo Bills - 4-12
Miami Dolphins - 3-13

AFC West:
San Diego Chargers - 9-7*
Kansas City Chiefs - 4-12
Denver Broncos - 4-12
Oakland Raiders - 1-15

NFC North:
Green Bay Packers - 12-4*
Minnesota Vikings - 12-4*
Chicago Bears - 6-10
Detroit Lions - 2-14

NFC South:
Atlanta Falcons - 12-4* (#2 seed based on NFC record)
New Orleans Saints - 10-6
Carolina Panthers - 9-7
Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 3-13

NFC East:
New York Giants - 12-4*
Philadelphia Eagles - 12-4* (#5 seed based on NFC record)
Dallas Cowboys - 11-5
Washington Redskins - 9-7

NFC West:
Seattle Seahawks - 11-5*
Arizona Cardinals - 10-6
San Francisco 49'ers - 4-12
St. Louis Rams - 3-13

AFC Playoffs:

Wild Card Games: (3) Indianapolis over (6) Baltimore, (5) Houston over (4) San Diego

Divisional Round: (2) Pittsburgh over Indianapolis, (1) New England over Houston

Conference Championship: Pittsburgh over New England

NFC Playoffs:

Wild Card Games: (3) New York Giants over (6) Minnesota, (5) Philadelphia over (4) Seattle

Divisional Round: New York over (2) Atlanta, (1) Green Bay over Philadelphia

Conference Championship: Green Bay over New York


Pittsburgh Steelers - 27
Green Bay Packers - 17


MVP: Tom Brady - QB, New England Patriots
Offensive Player of the Year: Adrian Peterson - RB, Minnesota Vikings
Defensive Player of the Year: Mario Williams - DE, Houston Texans
Offensive Rookie of the Year: Percy Harvin - WR, Minnesota Vikings
Defensive Rookie of the Year: Rey Maualuga - Cincinnati Bengals
Coach of the Year: Jim Mora Jr. - Seattle Seahawks
Comeback Player of the Year: Carson Palmer - QB, Cincinnati Bengals


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