Predictions are just like opinions when it comes to professional football -- it seems everyone has one.
While there is some good talent on this team, there is not the "wow" factor that makes fans and the media jump out of their seats, proclaiming this team as one everyone "must watch."
This upcoming season may prove to be the most important year for this team since the 14-2 team in 1999 that blew everyone away except for the Tennessee Titans.
This team will undoubtedly be less talented than the AFC championship team, but with a strong running game led by Maurice Jones-Drew and a talented defense that returns 10 starters from last season, this could be a better team than we sports writers think.
"Could be," are the operative words.
Here is a look at who should be on the team's opening day roster when they travel to Minnesota to face the Vikings.