2011 NFL Predictions for the Regular Season and Playoffs
The NFL lockout is hopefully about to end, and with that it is prediction time. This is going to be a very exciting year for the NFL. In this slideshow, I will be predicting division champions, the whole playoffs and awards. This is based on my opinion.
I can't wait to see what this season will bring us and how close my predictions are.
First: Dallas Cowboys
The Cowboys will end up having a very helpful offseason and end up winning the NFC East. Their final record will be 11-5.
Second: Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles will also have a good season, but in the end the edge will go to the Cowboys. Final record of 11-5.
Third: New York Giants
The Giants will be a disappointment this year and they will come in third. Final record of 8-8.
Fourth: Washington Redskins
The Redskins will not get any better. They will be the worst team in the NFC East. Final record of 4-12.
First: St. Louis Rams
The Rams will win this division just because of how bad this division is. Sam Bradford will step up to the plate and deliver. Final record of 9-7.
Second: Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks will not pull a "last year" and make it to the quarterfinals or the playoffs. Final record of 7-9.
Third: San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers will be a little better this year, but it won't be enough. Final record of 7-9.
Fourth: Arizona Cardinals
The Cardinals will also improve, but just because of Patrick Peterson being dominant. Final record of 6-10.
First: Green Bay Packers
This is an obvious choice. I don't think there is any team in the North that can compete with Green Bay. Final record of 12-4.
Second: Chicago Bears
The Bears will get worse this year, but they won't be bad. Expect the Bears to be fighting for a playoff spot. Final record of 9-7.
Third: Detroit Lions
With a dominant defensive line and Matt Stafford healthy and more experienced, expect the Lions to improve. Final record of 8-8.
Fourth: Minnesota Vikings
The Vikings took and chance at quarterback Christian Ponder in the draft. It will turn out to be a bad choice. Final record of 5-11.
First: Atlanta Falcons
The Falcons have a star quarterback and he will lead the Falcons to a easy NFC South division title. Final Record of 12-4.
Second: New Orleans Saints
The Saints will have a good season and will also be fighting for their playoff lives. Final record of 10-6.
Third: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Bucs will not have the same season they had last year. They will not make the playoffs. Final record of 7-9
Fourth: Carolina Panthers
Cam Newton will not lead the Panthers to a winning record. He will not be a future star either. Final record of 3-13.
First: New England Patriots
Superstar Tom Brady has a few years left in his tank. This year is one of them. Final record of 12-4.
Second: New York Jets
Rex Ryan predicts they will win the Super Bowl. But the question is, will they make the playoffs? Final record of 10-6.
Third: Miami Dolphins
No improvement from last year, but they won't get worse. Brandon Marshall will have another dominant year. Final record of 7-9
Fourth: Buffalo Bills
The Bills are just not a good football team. They need to have a great offseason to change my mind. Final record of 5-11.
First: Kansas City Chiefs
With the emergence of Jamaal Charles, the Chiefs will be tough competition in the West. Final record of 11-5.
Second: San Diego Chargers
The Chargers will lose two of their key players, and this will bring their record down. Final record of 8-8.
Third: Denver Broncos
Tim Tebow will contribute more this year, but it will not be enough to make the playoffs. Final record of 6-10.
Fourth: Oakland Raiders
The Raiders will be much worse with the loss of Asomugha. The only thing they will have is McFadden. Final record of 4-12.
First: Pittsburgh Steelers
The Steelers will win this division with not much challenge. Their defense will be dominant once again. Final record of 12-4.
Second: Cleveland Browns
The Browns will be much better this year with the Madden Boy. Will they be good enough to make the playoffs? Final record of 10-6.
Third: Baltimore Ravens
The Ravens will not be the team they were last year with the aging of Ed Reed and Ray Lewis. Final record of 10-6.
Fourth: Cincinnati Bengals
The Bengals drafted two offensive players they expect to start. Green will be good, but his quarterback, Dalton, won't. Final record of 5-11.
First: Indianapolis Colts
This is a no-brainer. There is just not enough competition in the South for the Colts to not come in first. Final record of 11-5.
Second: Houston Texans
The Texans will improve this year, but Arian Foster won't. He will be a one-and-done. But it will not slow down the Texans. Final record of 9-7.
Third: Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jaguars just don't have enough talent to do much this season. But don't expect them to be out of the picture just yet. Final record of 8-8.
Fourth: Tennessee Titans
The Titans will lose their starting QB and will not sign a good one; this will hurt them down the road. Final record of 4-12.
NFC Playoff Predictions
3. Cowboys vs 6. Saints
4. Rams vs 5. Eagles
3. Cowboys vs 2. Falcons
5. Eagles vs 1. Packers
2. Falcons vs 1. Packers
NFC Champs: Falcons
AFC Playoff Predictions
3. Colts vs 6. Browns
4. Chiefs vs 5. Jets
2. Steelers vs 3. Colts
1. Patriots vs 4. Chiefs
2. Steelers vs 4. Chiefs
AFC Champs: Steelers
Super Bowl: Falcons vs. Steelers
The Steelers and the Falcons will battle it out in the 2012 Super Bowl. This will be a very close game but in the end, the Falcons will pull it out and Matt Ryan will be Super Bowl MVP.