Thursday, August 26, 2010

NFC Preseason Picks

NFC East
1. Cowboys
2. Giants
3. Redskins
4. Eagles

The talent level in Dallas is impressive. Will it be dysfunctional though? McNabb has to make the Redskins better, Kolb looks good for the Eagles and the Giants seem like they could be back as well. Any team could win this division and I would not be surprised. I'll root for the Eagles to win this division but I think the very creepy Jerry Jones will end up getting his wish with a division title for his "boys".

NFC North
1. Green Bay
2. Minnesota Vikings
3. Chicago Bears
4. Detroit Lions

Aaron Rodgers is pretty damn good. I think it's his year. He was very good last year although Favre was better. As much as we all are bugged by Favre the past few years (actually make that 5 or 6 years) you have to admit he was awesome last year. That had to rankle the Green Bay folks. He has to be dead to Wisconsin, right? His indecision has killed his legacy (his annual waffling is the first thing people will think of 10 years from now and considering the career he's had that's really quite amazing). Favre is bound to have a a drop-off from last year and that to me means 2nd place for the Vikes in the division.

NFC South
1. New Orleans Saints
2. Atlanta Falcons
3. Carolina Panthers
4. Tampa Bay Bucs

It's risky picking the Saints. History has not been kind to NFC champions the year after a SuperBowl. If Brees stays healthy though they should be fine. I like the Falcons to rebound this year too though.

NFC West
1. San Francisco 49ers
2.Seattle Seahawks
3. Arizona Cardinals
4. St. Louis Rams

How do you pick this division. 3 teams at least seem destined for 8-8 or 7-9 seasons. The Rams should win a couple more than last year, Seattle's an enigma, ditto for the Cardinals without Warner. I want to trust Alex Smith and the San Fran defense but I just can't. Not yet at least. Still I had to pick someone here so I'll use the stupid chic pick and go with San Fran.

Wildcards: Atlanta Falcons, Minnesota Vikings

Monday, August 23, 2010

AFC Pre-season Picks

Let's be honest here, NFL pre-season picks are a complete guessing game. It's like trying to figure out who is crazier, Lindsay Lohan or Mel Gibson? It's a crapshoot. Still I'll give it a shot.


1. N.E. Patriots
2. Miami Dolphins
3. N.Y. Jets
4. Buffalo Bills

Despite the hype for the Jets and the probable improvement for the Fins, I think the Pats are being underestimated (again) and they will probably dominate this division. They still have Brady and they are my pick to represent the AFC in the Superbowl. Dammit.

1. Baltimore Ravens
2. Pittsburgh Steelers
3. Cincinnati Bengals
4. Cleveland Browns

Roethlisberger is apparently quite the douche, and with him out 4-6 games that might just make a game or two difference in the standings.

1. Ind. Colts
2. Jacksonville Jags
3. Tenn. Titans
4. Houston Texans

It's pretty tough to go against the Colts here. Unless Manning gets hurt this seems like a no-brainer.

1. S.D. Chargers
2. K.C. Chiefs
3. Denver Broncos
4. Oakland Raiders

This is a quarterback driven league and the Chargers still have the only elite QB in this division. Rivers is a punk but he's still the guy in the West.

Wild Cards: Dolphins & Steelers