Looking Ahead to the Future: Previewing the 2009 NFL Season

Marco Scola@@Marco_ScolaContributor IIIOctober 1, 2009

Looking Ahead to the Future: Previewing the 2009 NFL Season

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    DENVER - SEPTEMBER 14:  The Denver Broncos receive the opening kick off against the San Diego Chargers during NFL action at Invesco Field at Mile High on September 14, 2008 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Chargers 39-38.  (Photo by Doug Pens

AFC East: Patriots continue their reign

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    Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher holds the George Halas trophy after play against the New Orleans Saints at the NFC Championship game at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois on January 21, 2007.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

AFC North: Steelers win division, one step closer to 7th Super Bowl ring

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    PITTSBURGH - AUGUST 29:  Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers makes the call at the line of scrimmage in the first quarter during the game against the Buffalo Bills at Heinz Field on August 29, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Ph

AFC South: Manning guides Colts back to the top

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    INDIANAPOLIS, IN - AUGUST 20: Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Indianapolis Colts drops back to pass the football against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lucas Oil Stadium on August 20, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)

AFC West: Chargers win once again

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    SAN DIEGO - SEPTEMBER 04:  Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers walks on the field after the game with the San Francisco 49ers  on September 4, 2009 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.   The Chrgers won 26-7.  (Photo by Stephe

NFC East: Giants still top NFC East

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 29:  Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants looks to throw a pass against the New York Jets on August 29, 2009 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

NFC North: Like it or not, the Bears will rule the North in January.

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    DENVER - AUGUST 30:  Quarterback Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears runs the offense against the Denver Broncos during preseason NFL action at INVESCO Field at Mile High on August 30, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Bears defeated the Broncos 27-17.  (Photo

NFC South: Saints prevail in duel with Falcons

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    OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 29:  Quarterback Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints looks on from the sideline during the preseason game against the Oakland Raiders at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on August 29, 2009 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jed Jaco

NFC West: Seahawks rebound to soar over the west

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    SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 03:  Linebacker Aaron Curry #59 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates after tackling running back Michael Bush #29 of the Oakland Raiders on September 3, 2009 at Qwest Field in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks defeated the Raiders 31-21.

NFC Playoffs

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AFC Playoffs

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Super Bowl XLIV

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    TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 01: Jets perform a fly over during the pre-game show prior to the start of Super Bowl XLIII between the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers on February 1, 2009 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Chris Gra