NFL Preliminary Predictions: Baltimore Ravens Win Super Bowl

Aaron SchwartzCorrespondent IJune 29, 2009

TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 30:  The Vince Lombardi Trophy is seen during the NFC Head coach press conference prior to Super Bowl XLIII held at the Tampa Convention Center on January 30, 2009 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

This is a basic look at my predicted win/losses for the NFL in 2009, including the post-season.

AFC East:

New England Patriots: 11-5

Miami Dolphins: 9-7

Buffalo Bills: 8-8

New York Jets: 7-9

 

AFC North:

Baltimore Ravens: 13-3

Pittsburgh Steelers: 12-4

Cleveland Browns: 5-11

Cincinnati Bengals: 4-12

 

AFC South:

Tennessee Titans: 11-5

Houston Texans: 9-7

Indianapolis Colts: 8-8

Jacksonville Jaguars: 5-11

 

AFC West:

San Diego Chargers: 10-6

Kansas City Chiefs: 7-9

Denver Broncos: 5-11

Oakland Raiders: 4-12

 

NFC East:

Philadelphia Eagles: 11-5

New York Giants: 9-7

Washington Redskins: 8-8

Dallas Cowboys: 6-10

 

NFC North:

Minnesota Vikings: 11-5

Chicago Bears: 10-6

Green Bay Packers: 8-8

Detroit Lions: 5-11

 

NFC South:

Carolina Panthers: 11-5

Atlanta Falcons: 11-5

New Orleans Saints: 7-9

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 3-13

 

NFC West:

Arizona Cardinals: 10-6

Seattle Seahawks: 8-8

San Francisco 49ers: 6-10

St. Louis Rams: 4-12

 

Wild Card Playoff Round:

Tennessee Titans defeats Miami Dolphins

Pittsburgh Steelers defeat San Diego Chargers

Atlanta Falcons defeat Arizona Cardinals

Philadelphia Eagles defeat Chicago Bears

 

Divisional Playoff Round:

Baltimore Ravens defeat Tennessee Titans

New England Patriots defeat Pittsburgh Steelers

Minnesota Vikings defeat Philadelphia Eagles

Atlanta Falcons defeat Carolina Panthers

 

Conference Championships:

Baltimore Ravens defeat New England Patriots

Atlanta Falcons defeat Minnesota Vikings

 

Super Bowl:

Baltimore Ravens defeat Atlanta Falcons

 

Yes, that’s right. The Super Bowl this year in my completely biased, way too early prediction will be between the sophomore quarterbacks Joe Flacco of the Ravens and Matt Ryan of the Falcons. The Ravens will win the Super Bowl in a tight game where both quarterbacks are tested by strong defenses, but the play-makers on the Ravens will take over late and win the NFL Championship for the Baltimore Ravens.