Predicting the NFL season is an exercise in futility. Every year we project, estimate, analyze and compute the upcoming NFL season to get the most realistic possibilities. Fantasy football drives this craze, and we never get it right. It's part of the reason we love football.
These aren't your average season predictions; these are intended to pack a punch. They are big; they are mean, and they are bold predictions.
Bold predictions are not what will happen; they are what could happen. They are realistic, but they are usually improbable. The bolder the prediction the better, because it's just not that fun to predict the season otherwise.
I've graded my own picks on a scale of one to ten, with ten being the boldest prediction. Be sure to leave your boldness scores in the comments and make some of your own bold predictions.
Christopher Hansen is the AFC West lead writer for Bleacher Report. Be sure to follow @ChrisHansenNFL on Twitter and "like" the AFC West blog on Facebook. Unless specified otherwise, all quotes are obtained firsthand.