Friday, September 2, 2016

2016 NFL Season Predictions

The 2016 NFL Regular Season is less than a week away so its time for my yearly NFL Predictions. Last year I had 7 of the 12 playoff teams correct and I correctly had Denver in the Super Bowl as well (don't believe me, CLICK HERE.) Not bad if I do say so myself. So it is time to dust off my crystal ball as I make my 2016 NFL Predictions.

AFC EAST
1) New England---They will take a step back this year, but they still are the best team in the AFC East
2) NY Jets (Wild Card)-- Their defense will keep them in every game; offense is just good enough
3) Miami--Tannehill and the Offense improve greatly, defense still needs lots of work
4) Buffalo--Rex Ryan might not make it till November as this teams coach

AFC NORTH
1) Cincinnati--I believe Dalton breaks through this year
2) Pittsburgh (Wild Card)--The offense has the potential to be great; their secondary has questions
3) Baltimore--To me this is a franchise moving in the wrong direction
4) Cleveland--Lots of young players, they are 2 years away from being competitive

AFC SOUTH
1) Houston---Not a huge fan of Brock Osweiler but the talent level across the board is very good on this team
2) Jacksonville--Arrow is pointing up for this franchise, but still a year away
3) Indy--Colts are wasting Luck's best years like Miami did with Marino back in the day
4) Tennessee- I am not a huge fan of the moves they have made this offseason

AFC WEST
1) Kansas City-- This division is tough to predict, going with experience of KC here
2) Oakland-- I'm not fully buying in on the Raiders like most of America is, but they are better overall
3) Denver-- They have no QB, you can't win without a QB
4) San Diego--Franchise is in disarray right now. Total dumpster fire


NFC EAST
1) NY Giants--The defensive talent they added can't be overlooked; their offensive line is an issue though
2) Washington--A slight step back for Kirk Cousins but Washington is still a good team
3) Dallas-- No Romo=No Shot. Dak Prescott will learn the Regular season isn't like the preseason, but I still think Prescott has a bright future
4) Philadelphia-- Team is at least 2 years away from being competitive

NFC NORTH
1) Green Bay--Aaron Rodgers is still, well Aaron Rodgers
2) Minnesota--The Bridgewater injury killed their season
3) Detroit--Bad
4) Chicago--Worse

NFC SOUTH
1) Carolina--They won't go 15-1 in the regular season, but still are very good
2) Tampa Bay (Wild Card)--Young team with a bright future getting better. I think they sneak into the playoffs
3) New Orleans--Defense is a mess
4) Atlanta--A franchise that is very young on defense and will get exposed there

NFC WEST
1) Arizona--Best division in football and Arizona has the most talent on one team in the NFL
2) Seattle (Wild Card)--If the offensive line can be good this team could win another Super Bowl
3) Los Angeles--QB position in flux, but rest of the team is solid
4) San Fran--Worst team in the NFL this year and they will be picking #1 overall next year

AFC CHAMPIONSHIP: Cincinnati over Pittsburgh
NFC CHAMPIONSHIP: Green Bay over Arizona

SUPER BOWL: Green Bay over Cincinnati


NFL MVP: Carson Palmer
Super Bowl MVP: Aaron Rodgers
NFL Coach of the Year: Bruce Arians 
NFL Rookie of the Year: Ezekiel Elliott

2 comments:

  1. Carson Palmer MVP?, did you watch last year's Palmer playoff stinker, or what he did in preseason? Phew. Also, don't see Pats winning AFC East...too many suspensions, injuries, etc.

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  2. Minnesota will be in the playoffs, that defense is good enough. (Not vikings fan)

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