Bold 2009 NFL Predictions: Eagles, Colts, And No Repeats of 2008

Bob MarleyCorrespondent IApril 8, 2009

SAN DIEGO - JANUARY 03:  Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Indianapolis Colts is sacked by linebacker Tim Dobbins #51 of the San Diego Chargers during the AFC Wild Card Game on January 3, 2009 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

What follows are my picks for how the 2009 NFL season will shape up, including division winners, the playoff picture, and my choice for the Super Bowl champion.

Division Winners


North: Pittsburgh

South: Indianapolis

East: NY Jets

West: San Diego


North: Chicago

South: Atlanta

East: Philadelphia

West: San Francisco



Pittsburgh: 14-2

Indianapolis: 13-3

NY Jets: 12-4

San Diego: 10-6

Wild Card—Baltimore: 12-4

               New England: 10-6


Atlanta: 12-4

Philadelphia: 12-4

Chicago: 11-5

San Francisco: 10-6

Wild Cards—New York Giants: 11-5

                Minnesota: 10-6


Wild Card

NY Jets over New England

Baltimore over San Diego

Divisional Round

Pittsburgh over Baltimore

Indianapolis over NY Jets

Championship Round

Indianapolis over Pittsburgh


Wild Card

Minnesota over Chicago

NY Giants over San Francisco

Divisional Round

NY Giants over Atlanta

Philadelphia over Minnesota

Championship Round

Philadelphia over NY Giants

Super Bowl

Indianapolis 31

Philadelphia 24

SB MVP: Peyton Manning