NFL Predictions 2011: A Saints/Ravens Super Bowl on the Way in Indy

Connor KieselContributor ISeptember 8, 2011

NEW ORLEANS, LA - AUGUST 12: Drew Brees # 9 of the New Orleans Saints warms ups before his team plays the San Francisco 49ers during their preseason game at Louisiana Superdome on August 12, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
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We've survived the lockout, watched all the preseason football any fan can reasonably endure and finished fantasy drafts. All that's left now is for the season to kickoff. It's an intriguing opening matchup with the past two Super Bowl champs squaring off at Lambeau. But that's just Game 1. What does the rest of the season hold? I'll throw my hat into the ring here in the annual season predictions derby. 

I mean, if an elephant and octopus can pick so well, I should be able to...right?

AFC EAST

Patriots 13-3

Jets 10-6

Bills 6-10

Dolphins 6-10


AFC NORTH

Ravens 12-4

Steelers 11-5

Browns 7-9

Bengals 3-13


AFC SOUTH

Texans 11-5

Titans 9-7

Colts 7-9

Jaguars 6-10


AFC WEST

Chargers 11-5

Broncos 8-8

Raiders 6-10

Chiefs 5-11


NFC EAST

Eagles 12-4

Cowboys 9-7

Giants 7-9

Redskins 6-10


NFC NORTH 

Packers 13-3

Lions 8-8

Bears 6-10

Vikings 5-11


NFC SOUTH

Saints 12-4

Bucs 10-6

Falcons 9-7

Panthers 3-13


NFC WEST

Cardinals 9-7

Rams 7-9

49ers 6-10

Seahawks 4-12


PLAYOFFS

WILD CARD WEEKEND 

6 Jets over 3 Chargers

4 Texans over 5 Steelers

3 Saints over 6 Cowboys

5 Bucs over 4 Cardinals


DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS

1 Patriots over 6 Jets

2 Ravens over 4 Texans


1 Packers over 5 Bucs 

3 Saints over 2 Eagles


AFC CHAMPIONSHIP

2 Ravens over 1 Patriots

NFC CHAMPIONSHIP

3 Saints over 1 Packers

SUPER BOWL XLVI

Saints 30, Ravens 17

Coach of the Year: John Harbaugh

MVP: Aaron Rodgers

Offensive ROY: Julio Jones

Defensive ROY: Von Miller