The much-anticipated start to the 2014 NFL season will kick off with a potential playoff preview as the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks will host Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.
This year looks like it could be more of a passing season than ever before. The new officiating rules are leading to increased penalties, which should only help quarterbacks and receivers. Records may shatter, and that bodes well for those who enjoy watching the game’s finest quarterbacks play at an MVP level.
It’s difficult to predict what will happen in an NFL year. Who would have thought the Atlanta Falcons and Houston Texans would suffer through such dismal campaigns in 2013? Who would have thought Josh McCown would land a starting job again? And if Nick Foles sets NFL records, is it more Foles or Chip Kelly’s offense?
2014 should be another wild and crazy season, and three-quarters of these 40 predictions will probably be wrong. But here’s a shot at getting some of them right.