NFL  > General NFL  > My predictions for the NFC this season
July 29, 2011, 04:08 PM
NFC North
Packers 13 - 3
Lions 10 - 6
Bears 9 - 7
Vikes 6 - 10

NFC West
Rams 10 - 6
Seattle 9 - 7
Arizona 7 - 9
49ers 7 - 9

NFC East
Giants 11 - 5
Eagles 11 - 5
Dallas 9 - 7
Redskins 8 - 8

NFC South
Falcons 12 - 4
Saints 11 - 5
Tampa bay 9 - 7
Carolina 4 - 12
July 29, 2011  04:22 PM ET

Lions and Rams 10-6? I don't see it.

Lions finish at 8-8. Rams finish at 9-7. Rams finish with a better record because of significantly worse division.

Redskins will finish 4-12. That team is awful. John Beck at QB, that's not a good sign.

July 29, 2011  04:23 PM ET

Only 4 teams with a losing record? Pretty generous.

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July 29, 2011  04:31 PM ET
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I think the NFC will be the stronger conference this year. I will post my AFC predictions later, there will be more teams with losing records there.

The NFC may be stronger, but 4 teams is really low.

Just curious, did you make the predictions based on opinion or their schedules?

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July 29, 2011  04:36 PM ET
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I made these predictions based solely on my personal opinion. Schedules sometimes don't mean much. Look at the Patriots last year losing to the Browns..

True. Who would have thought the Raiders would have swept the division last year?

But that does explains why you've got so few losing seasons. Thanks.

July 29, 2011  05:36 PM ET

I'd say Seahawks, Niners, Cards, Lions, Panthers, and Redskins are all going to finish with losing records. Potentially the Cowboys too.

July 29, 2011  06:11 PM ET
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I made these predictions based solely on my personal opinion. Schedules sometimes don't mean much. Look at the Patriots last year losing to the Browns..

I think you nailed it on your NFC predictions.

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July 29, 2011  08:59 PM ET

You left 109 wins for the AFC or a little less than 7 per team. I'm not trying to be dou$he, I'm just saying.

July 29, 2011  09:00 PM ET

With the changes 115 or 7.1 wins/team.

July 29, 2011  09:34 PM ET
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**Editors note** I am changing my prediction of Washington going 8 and 8 to 4 and 12. I'm also changing the Bears from 9 and 7 to 7 and 9. What exactly are the Bears doing anyway? releasing Olson? He was one of their best players..

That's why it probably doesn't make much sense to predict anything till the last week of August. There are too many variables in the free agent market. One team that had plenty of salary cap room that has yet to sign any free agents is Tampa Bay. My biggest question is how Philadelphia can sign Deshaun Jackson with all the big free agents they have signed. Jackson adds at least 10 points to every game the Eagles play.

July 29, 2011  09:36 PM ET
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I think teams in the AFC will struggle this year. I don't have any hard core facts to back it up, lets say it's just a hunch.

What Jld is saying is with your predictions above, you've only left the AFC with 109 wins for the whole conference. When the season is said and done, and you add up the wins/losses for both the AFC & NFC, you have to come up with 256/256. You've given the NFC 147 wins so that leaves only 109 total wins for the AFC.

July 29, 2011  09:38 PM ET
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That's why it probably doesn't make much sense to predict anything till the last week of August. There are too many variables in the free agent market. One team that had plenty of salary cap room that has yet to sign any free agents is Tampa Bay. My biggest question is how Philadelphia can sign Deshaun Jackson with all the big free agents they have signed. Jackson adds at least 10 points to every game the Eagles play.

At least 10 points???? Come on man! He's a dynamic player but the Eagles would score more than 17 without Jackson.

July 29, 2011  09:39 PM ET
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What Jld is saying is with your predictions above, you've only left the AFC with 109 wins for the whole conference. When the season is said and done, and you add up the wins/losses for both the AFC & NFC, you have to come up with 256/256. You've given the NFC 147 wins so that leaves only 109 total wins for the AFC.

Ahh the laws of mathematics suck, don't they?

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July 30, 2011  12:14 PM ET
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At least 10 points???? Come on man! He's a dynamic player but the Eagles would score more than 17 without Jackson.

He had only 7 total TDs last year. Thats 49 points because of him. Divide that by 16 and that's just over 3 per game.

July 30, 2011  12:18 PM ET

I'm going to start doing predict the schedule TDs for the NFL after a few more big name players(Like Cromartie, Jenkins, and Tulloch) get signed. I will post the results f every team on this thread or create a new one.

 
July 30, 2011  01:10 PM ET
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I'd say Seahawks, Niners, Cards, Lions, Panthers, and Redskins are all going to finish with losing records. Potentially the Cowboys too.

Have you seen the Cowboys schedule? They play 9 games agains sub. 500 teams from last season. No way they finish below. 500.

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