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NEW YORK - APRIL 22:  Quarterback Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints announces that the Saints selected Patrick Robinson from the Florida State with the number 32 overall pick during the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 22, 2010 in New York City.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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Rodd CaytonCorrespondent IMay 5, 2010

Usually, my first prediction for the upcoming NFL season is made in April, but this year, the schedule was released later than usual, meaning my “April prediction” is now out in May, and reflects changes made in the league through the draft,  free-agent signings and star suspensions.


Remember that joke about the guy from Country A who moves to Country B and raises the IQ of both?


Jason Campbell is that guy.


Last year, I predicted the Cardinals And Patriots would meet in the Super Bowl. This year, due to having move information, I should get it right.


I predicted the outcome of every regular-season game, and used the league's tiebreaking formulas to determine playoff seeding, which is in parentheses.


The Standings





New Orleans 13-3 (1)

Atlanta 10-6 (6)

Carolina  6-10

Tampa Bay  6-10



Green Bay 12-4 (2)

Minnesota 10-6 (5)

Chicago  5-11

Detroit  5-11



Dallas 10-6 (4)

N.Y. Giants  9-7

Philadelphia 6-10

Washington 5-11



San Francisco  12-4 (3)

Arizona  6-10 

Seattle 5-11

St. Louis  2-14




Oakland 9-7 (4)

San Diego  9-7

Denver 8-8

Kansas City 6-10



 Indianapolis 13-3 (2)

Tennessee  11-5 (5)

Houston 8-8

Jacksonville  4-12



Baltimore 11-5 (3)

Pittsburgh  8-8 

Cincinnati 8-8 

Cleveland 4-12



New England 13-3 (1)

N.Y. Jets 10-6 (6)

Miami 7-9 

Buffalo 6-10




Wild Card Weekend


N.Y. Jets 21 Baltimore 14

Atlanta 27 San Francisco 38

Minnesota 7 Dallas 44

Tennessee 14  Oakland 7


 Divisional Playoffs


Tennessee 14 Indianapolis 34

Dallas 20 New Orleans 42

N.Y. Jets 12 New England 17

San Francisco 20 Green Bay 37


Championship Sunday


Indianapolis 16 New England 20

Green Bay 21 New Orleans 45



Super Bowl VL

New Orleans Saints 39

New England Patriots 17


Drew Brees will get the car.

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