NFL Mid-Season Ramblings and Second Half Predictions

Bill HintonCorrespondent IOctober 30, 2008

Here's a few random thoughts about what I've learned so far this season and what I think will happen in the second half of the most unpredictable season I've ever seen.

First of all, Favre is still Favre and that's what makes Ted Thompson a genius. While Brett is still getting it done at a very high level, Aaron Rodgers is the better quarterback right now and will only get better over the next several years. It was a risky move that divided a fan base and put the Packers' short term future in doubt, but a move that needed to be made.

Rodgers is now sure to sign a long term deal rather than test free agency due to the faith showed by Thompson. With Rodgers running the offense efficiently and avoiding crucial turnovers Green Bay will be a Super Bowl threat in an NFC, where everyone but the Giants seem to have a lot of question marks.

Don't be surprised if they take care of the Titans and get a champagne toast from the '72 Dolphins this weekend.

L.T. will be L.T. in the second half of the season and finish the year as the number one running back in fantasy football. The bye week should help with the toe problem and a schedule full of soft run defenses in the second half should take care of the rest.

Andre Johnson is the best receiver in the NFL and the Texans, despite some early season meltdowns will find a way to make the playoffs. The Colts aren't healthy and neither are the Jags while the Texans just keep getting better.

My Raiders still suck and I can no longer defend Al Davis, but I continue to support them completely. As the only Raider fan at my sports bar it gets a little tough sometimes, but it makes it that much sweeter when we do win.

This has been the most unpredictable season I have ever seen, but the cream will rise to the top, your fantasy studs will eventually put up their numbers, and the best teams will be the best teams. That's why the Giants and Packers will play for the NFC title and the Titans and Chargers will play in the Tom Brady consolation game, also known as the AFC championship. 

Rodgers won't throw any crippling interceptions and the Packers will beat the Giants. The Chargers will beat the Titans capping a second half surge and then go on to beat the Packers in the Super Bowl.

Unpredictable? Maybe, but if a 3-5 team is ever to win the Super Bowl this is the year!