2010-11 NFL Division Standings (Prediction)

Colin McGrawContributor IIApril 2, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24:  Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings gestures as he calls out signals in the shotgun formation against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisiana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. THe Saints won 31-28 in overtime. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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AFC East:

  1. Miami Dolphins (AFC East Division Champs)
  2. New York Jets (Wild Card)
  3. New England Patriots
  4. Buffalo Bills

The Miami Dolphins will take the AFC East in 2010, but just barely ahead of the Jets. The Dolphins have acquired Karlos Dansby, and should receive a good selection at their top draft spot; Expect this team to excel in 2010, with their main players back and healthy.

The Jets will come up behind and get in the wild-card spot for the playoffs. The Patriots will just decline and the Bills will stay in last place.


AFC North:

  1. Baltimore Ravens (AFC North Division Champs)
  2. Pittsburgh Steelers (Wild Card)
  3. Cincinnati Bengals
  4. Cleveland Browns

This is going to be a great division in the AFC. Expect two of these teams to be in the playoffs. The Baltimore Ravens have all the pieces now with their recent acquisition of Anquan Boldin. If Boldin isn’t open, then just hand it to Ray Rice.

I think this team could win the Super Bowl next year. The Steelers will be healthy again and get back to normal business. Watch for this disappointing team to rise to the top in 2010.


AFC South:

  1. Indianapolis Colts (AFC South Division Champs)
  2. Houston Texans
  3. Tennessee Titans
  4. Jacksonville Jaguars

This division has downright amazing talent, but the Colts will continue winning.

The Texans will surprise next year with their QB back and one of the best, if not the best, WR in the NFL in Andre Johnson. I wouldn’t be surprised if this team made the playoffs as well.

The Titans could put up a good fight, but I don’t see anything happening from the Jaguars.


AFC West:

  1. San Diego Chargers (AFC West Division Champs)
  2. Kansas City Chiefs
  3. Denver Broncos
  4. Oakland Raiders

The Chargers will be amazing this year, even after losing LT. Tomlinson didn’t have the quicks he did a few years ago, but don’t worry, this team will be a huge threat, especially in December.

The Chiefs will have an amazing running game this year with Jamaal Charles and Thomas Jones; Be careful of this team in the 2010-11 season.


NFC East:

  1. Dallas Cowboys (NFC East Division Champs)
  2. New York Giants
  3. Philadelphia Eagles
  4. Washington Redskins

This division has talent and the order could easily be changed. I think the Cowboys will still be on top, though.

The Giants will get their act together, to an extent, and the Eagles are having QB problems and other issues. The Redskins will improve this year under Mike Shanahan, but not enough for a chance at the playoffs.


NFC North:

  1. Minnesota Vikings (NFC North Division Champs)
  2. Green Bay Packers (Wild Card)
  3. Chicago Bears (Wild Card)
  4. Detroit Lions

This will be the toughest division in the NFC!Count on the Vikings going far in the playoffs with Brett Favre (he will come back).

Green Bay will be great and Chicago will just be a surprise, taking a playoff wild-card spot. I truly think with Brian Urlacher back healthy, and the addition of Julius Peppers and Chester Taylor, the Bears will be surprisingly good. As for the Detroit Lions, it's hard to say what they will produce.


NFC South:

  1. New Orleans Saints (NFC South Division Champs)
  2. Atlanta Falcons
  3. Carolina Panthers
  4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Saints are coming off a Super Bowl win, but don’t expect them to repeat. I have them going to the playoffs, but I don’t see them reaching the top again.


NFC West:

  1. San Francisco 49ers (NFC West Division Champs)
  2. Arizona Cardinals
  3. St. Louis Rams
  4. Seattle Seahawks

The 49ers will be at the top of this division next year, mark my words! Without Kurt Warner, Arizona is just an average team. Kurt was amazing and without him, Larry Fitzgerald can only do so much.

The 49ers have Frank Gore and Vernon Davis who will excel again, and draft picks that will give the 49ers a better football team. The Rams will be on the rise with Sam Bradford (if they choose him), but that won’t take them to the playoffs; the Rams are rebuilding.


Overall, I think the Dolphins, Vikings, Ravens, and Jets have a great chance for the Super Bowl this year. Of course there are also the obvious teams to pick as well (Saints, Colts, Chargers etc.), but keep your eye on those four teams for a great chance at a Super Bowl victory!

Who do you think will win it all next year?