2011 NFL Season Predictions

September 8, 2011 at 7:22 am 5 comments

Below are my win/loss predictions for all 32 teams as well as the postseason award winners and my Super Bowl champion.  These still need a little tweaking, therefore on my plane ride home tomorrow I will examine the schedules again and finalize my prognostications, probably going a little more extreme.  Just wanted to get this out there for some fodder, all comments, thoughts, and opinions are welcome.

NFC East                                 NFC South

Eagles 11-5*                            Falcons 11-5*

Cowboys 9-7*                           Saints 11-5*

Giants 8-8                                Buccaneers 8-8

Redskins 7-9                           Panthers 6-10

NFC North                              NFC West

Packers 12-4*                         Rams 8-8*

Bears 8-8                                Cardinals 7-9

Lions 8-8                                 49ers 6-10

Vikings 7-9                             Seahawks 5-11

AFC East                               AFC South

Patriots 12-4*                        Texans 10-6*

Jets 10-6*                               Colts 7-9

Dolphins 8-8                         Titans 7-9

Bills 7-9                                  Jaguars 5-11

AFC West                               AFC North

Chargers 11-5*                     Steelers 12-4*

Chiefs 8-8                              Ravens 10-6*

Broncos 7-9                           Browns 8-8

Raiders 6-10                          Bengals 3-13

*=playoff team

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Wildcard

AFC – Ravens over Texans, Chargers over Jets

NFC – Saints over Cowboys, Eagles over Rams

Divisional

AFC – Patriots over Ravens, Chargers over Steelers

NFC – Saints over Falcons, Packers over Eagles

Conference Championship

Patriots over Chargers, Packers over Saints

Super Bowl: Packers beat Patriots

***

MVP: Phillip Rivers, O-ROY; A.J. Green, D-ROY: Von Miller

Coach of the Year: Pat Shurmur [Belichick runner-up]

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Notes:

  • The NFC wildcard race is a jumbled mess again.  Cowboys, Bucs, Lions, among a bunch of teams with chances of making the postseason.
  • The Browns should get off to a good start, but then finish with Pitt or Balt in 4 of last 5.
  • Raiders take a step back after switching coaches, etc.
  • Chargers D & ST, won’t disappoint again and Rivers should have a huge year with VJax back.
  • Like how the Pats have built their rush from the inside out, that is if Albert and Ellis work out.
  • Lions were a sleeper team of mine before the draft, but not improving OL and CB enough hold them back in my opinion.
  • Rams should have the edge out West, but could be anyone’s division who plays half decent since the beginning of their schedule looks rough.

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2011 Fantasy Football Deep Sleepers Week One NFL Picks

5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Dirk  |  September 5, 2011 at 10:24 am

    These are great picks. I think you are pretty close to picking how I would have. Here’s a pretty funny NFL cartoon someone forwarded me:

    http://bofadeez.blogspot.com/2011/01/fantasy-football.html

    Reply
    • 2. NFL Football Now  |  September 5, 2011 at 10:28 am

      I laughed. Brilliant timing.

      Reply
  • 3. evan  |  September 8, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    I dont like the titans at 5-11, i think they will battle the texans all season for that division title. think about it, they usually have a good defense and hasselbeck is not a hallf of fame qb but is he a slouch? i dont think so. plus chris johnson got paid and kenny britt could really come on this season. what are your reasons for ranking them so low? not trying to make an argument, just curious.

    Reply
    • 4. whoaleckna  |  September 8, 2011 at 4:31 pm

      My two primary concerns with the Titans are the coaching+scheme changes and their ability to generate pressure. I don’t know much about their coach, but I do know he is very new to managing an entire football team. Tenn will need Morgan and/or Ayers to help generate pressure otherwise it won’t matter if the secondary is good. With not many changes in personnel and a new scheme to get adjusted to I think it will be hard for them to beat the 6-10 record from last year.

      I do agree with you that bringing in Hasselbeck was the best move for the organization and Jake Locker who I’m a fan of. Also, Britt is a beast and will be motivated this year to put up big numbers in my opinion.

      Reply
  • 5. whoaleckna  |  September 9, 2011 at 10:30 am

    In light of recent news about Manning and Garrard, I am going to give them a bump. 5-11 was too low.

    Reply

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