“I can’t tell you how much I missed NFL football this year.”
“Amen to that.”
Conversation between father and son last night as we get ready for the 2014 NFL Season.
These are completely worthless and if you seriously are going to use them in Vegas as your retirement plan – you’ve got issues. No time for fluff or cute little insights from the offseason. Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty.
Bold indicates division winner.
Bold Italics indicate wild card.
New York Giants
Random Thoughts: Kelly has proven his offense will work in NFL. Giants could snag wildcard here if Manning the Lesser gets some protection and a decent running game. Cowboys and Redskins are both hot messes.
New Orleans Saints
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Random Thoughts: I love this division – mainly because of the Saints and Falcons and their sweet looking uniforms. The Bucs changed their uniforms this year. NOT A FAN. They now look like they all work for Burger King. Think I’m kidding?
At any rate, Carolina needs receivers and Tampa Bay needs…alot. But Lovie Smith will get them there eventually. Not this year.
Green Bay Packers
Random Thoughts: I’m thisclosetopicking the Bears as a wild card. Especially with all the drama coming out of San Francisco. Okay…forget it. I’m picking the Bears to win the wild-card. I instantly regret this decision. Lions and Vikings have what the other needs. Think about it for a second – it will make sense in a minute.
San Francisco 49ers
St. Louis Rams
Random Thoughts: San Fran is so close and they could be the wildcard team but there is serious drama surrounding this team and it isn’t all good. Cardinals look good and could push, Rams…wow. Snakebit team.
Packers (home field), Seahawks – byes
Saints over Bears, Eagles over Falcons.
Packers over Saints, Seahawks over Falcons
Packers over Seahawks
NFC Champion: Green Bay Packers
New England Patriots
New York Jets
Random Thoughts: Not to take anything away from Tom Brady and Belicheck but can we at least be honest and say that all you need to win this division is an average QB and a coach that it isn’t an idiot? I mean, the rest of the teams in this division aren’t just bad, they are putrid. And they stay putrid. And they don’t make great draft decisions or trades or coaching hires or GM hires. Remember Matt Cassell destroyed this division for like 8 wins the season Brady was hurt.
Random Thoughts: See note above. Luck is great but let’s get real…none of the rest of these teams are going to challenge the Colts. Lone exception is Texans if they ever find a QB that throws as many TDs passes for them as he does for the opposing teams.
Random Thoughts: Can’t believe I’m picking the Bengals but who else are you going to pick? And Ravens as a wildcard? Again, I ask you – who else are you going to pick? KC? Steelers? The Steelers are an enigma to me, they should be better than what they are but they just don’t play that way. Hope Tomlin can push for the playoffs this year but…
San Diego Chargers
Kansas City Chiefs
Random Thoughts: Denver should fly thru the division. Chargers are going to be good. Chiefs looked absolutely horrible in preseason. Not even close to the same team they had last year but they are the Chiefs and they do have ways to surprise you.
Broncos (home field), Patriots – byes
Chargers over Bengals, Colts over Ravens
Broncos over Chargers, Patriots over Colts
Broncos over Patriots
AFC Champion – Denver Broncos
Super Bowl – Broncos over Packers
Random Thoughts: It’s not a stretch to see the Broncos winning the AFC. It’s a weaker conference and the defenses in the AFC can’t match up with the Broncos. Hence, why the Broncos the last two years have laid waste in the regular reason racking up 12 and 13 wins.
The NFC is another beast altogether. Honestly, both the Seahawks and the Packers are a better teams than the Broncos. Their running games and defensive backfields are so much stronger than any of the teams the Broncos will face in the regular season. If it does indeed end up Broncos/Packers or Seahawks, the NFC will have the edge. I just can’t pick them over the Broncos. Too much of a Bronco fan.
If however the Saints make it – can you imagine that Super Bowl???? Brees and Manning? Broncos/Saints? Good night – there could be 200 points scored in that game.
Any rate – we kick off a new season in just a few minutes.