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.
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
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
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.