Big Moves Yield Big Results For NFC Power

Kwame Fisher-Jones@@joneskwameContributor IIISeptember 10, 2009

NEW ORLEANS - OCTOBER 06:  Quarterback Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints throws a pass over Pat Williams #94 of the Minnesota Vikings on October 6, 2008 at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

"I'd rather die enormous than live doormat, that's how we on it."

Jay-Z "Can I Live"

The Redskins added Albert Haynesworth, the Eagles added Michael Vick, and the Vikings added Brett Favre. Three enormous moves by three teams desperately seeking the Tiffany's hardware they have been chasing for years. The NFC appears to have more teams vying for supremacy, but it will be a familiar face who takes that flight to the MIA.

NFC North

*Minnesota Vikings: 11-5

They could possibly go 13-3, but a tough three game stretch during weeks six, seven, and eight will prove too be to much.

Chicago Bears: 10-6

The Bears defense is questionable and Cutler is shaky in big games. They will come close but will get edged out be their old nemesis, the Packers.

Green Bay: 11-5

Their defense is new and there will be some growing pains. However, the Bengals, Rams, Browns, Lions, and Bucs should give them five wins. Rodgers and the offense can led them to a 6-5 record the rest of the way.

Detroit Lions: 3-13

If Culpepper was staring they would/could have won more.

NFC South

Atlanta Falcons: 9-7

Losses to the Patriots, Giants, 49ers, and Cowboys cost the Dirty Birds a playoff berth. On a lighter note the Falcons notch their first back to back winning season in franchise history, how is that for a boobie prize. 

Carolina Panthers: 8-8

NFC and AFC east are at the door and a woeful secondary is inside the room.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 3-13

Freeman will be free to start after week eight.

*New Orleans Saints: 10-6

They have a favorable schedule as far as travel is concerned and a quarterback who is white hot at the helm.

NFC East

*Philadelphia Eagles: 12-4

The Eagles always seem to get hot at the right time.

New York Giants: 11-5

Brandon Jacobs will miss Plax more then anyone not named Eli.

Washington Redskins: 10-6

Campbell proves his worth, but missing the playoffs will cost Zorn his job. Hello Mr. Gruden

Dallas Cowboys: 9-7

After a 9-2 start the Cowboys will close the season with five straight losses. Coach Phillips and Coach Garrett will meet with the Jones' at 2pm and Mike Shanahan will be named Head Coach at 2:05pm.

NFC West

Seattle Seahawks: 7-9

A lack of a running game combined with the loss of Walter Jones will be too much for them to overcome.

*Arizona Cardinals: 9-7

If Kurt Warner can play at least 12 games the Cardinals should be fine, however if he is gone for more then that it could get Flavor Flav (UGLY).

St Louis Rams: 1-15

Nothing to say here.

San Francisco 49ers: 7-9

Poor quarterback play will hamper this team and key losses to the Vikings, Texans, Colts, Bears, and Packers will keep the Niners from the playoffs.

First Round

(3) Saints vs. (6) Giants: (3) Saints

The Saints offense proves to be to much for the Giants to overcome.

(4) Cardinals vs. (5) Packers: (4) Cardinals

The Cardinals will do just enough to win.

Divisional Round

(1) Eagles vs. (4) Cardinals: (1) Eagles

Revenge is best served cold and it will be at least 3 below at the Linc.

(2) Vikings vs. (3) Saints: (3) Saints

By then Favre's arm will be spaghetti.

Conference Championship

(1) Eagles vs. (3) Saints: (1) Eagles

Two spectacular plays from Michael Vick and a dome team playing in Philly in January will be enough to thrust the Birds to the Super Bowl.

Super Bowl XLIV

(1) Eagles vs. (4) Chargers: (4) Chargers

3-4 teams have historically given the Eagles fits and McNabb never seems to play well in the southern states, maybe the humidity. You combine that with Phillip Rivers playing out of his mind and the Chargers will be the team that gets the hour special on NFL Network.


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