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September 3, 2013, 12:49 PM
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AFC_EASTAFC EAST

The easiest one to breakdown, to me, is the East, where the staff of 7Poundbag could play WR for the Patriots and would be worth drafting in deep fantasy leagues.

Tom Brady upright is worth 10 wins. I think the running game is decent enough to cover a lot of flaws. I do think that we could be seeing the last year of the Hoodie as a threat if the drafting doesn???t come through. I do wonder how many rings were left on the table the last week in April.

I have Miami second, and a playoff team. I think they are the breakthrough team of the AFC. Tanny might not be great, but I think he can be Andy Dalton-ish.

I???m going Jets over Bills, just because the Jets have a better coach and O-line. I think they have some talent, but I don???t think they have a talented unit on the squad. I have no faith in the Bills this year.
AFC NorthAFC NORTH

The North was hard for me come up with, only because I think they could all win the division.

Baltimore lost a TON. But has one of the best coaches in the NFL. , the Bengals have a TON of talent, but a coach I trust the least in the NFL, Pitt has a great coach, and one of the best defensive coordinators in NFL history, but has lost MASSIVE amounts of talent the last 2 decades, it seems. Cleve Cleveland seems to have talent where it doesn???t matter.

So where do we go? If you told me that by the end of the season the Browns won and the Ravens were last, I would be surprised but stunned. if you told me the Steelers were the AFC North champions, I would have the same reaction as if you told me they have a toip-5 pick. I just have a hard time here. So lets go.

I have the Ravens first, only because I have to think Ozzie has a plan, and he???s smarter than I am. Do I think I could do a better job than some GM???s? Absolutely. Do I think I could be better than Ozzie? No. Of course, I think my daughter could be better than Millen, and she doesn???t know a WR from a DT at this point, but she does love the LSU tigers (thanks mom) and you could do worse than just picking LSU Tigers every round. Second I???m putting the Bengals, who also get a wildcard. I like Dalton, I love the defense, and I might becomes a coward and give them the North before its all over. . . . In fact, I???m, going to do it now. Flip Cincy and Baltimore.

For my next problem, what do I do with the Brownines? I have to think they are last, but again, the Steelers have issues a plenty, and Big Ben is not only getting slower, he???s absorbing a MASSIVE amount of damage. I want to take the Browns third. I really do. but I can???t. Sorry. So Cin/Bal/Pit/Cle, -at least for now.

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September 3, 2013  01:01 PM ET

I agree that the Steelers are very hard to predict this year. They still have a franchise QB and some starts on D but if any of those stars go down and Miller returns later rather than soon from his knee injury last season then it could be a long season. Their OL is a big question mark right now too. The OL is young and can be very good if they jell and stay healthy but if they don't they could be very bad as there is no experienced depth or quality behind the starters.

September 3, 2013  01:02 PM ET

Oh and forget that the Steelers can't keep any RBs healthy either.

September 3, 2013  01:18 PM ET

Ravens come back to earth and the Bengals take the division. Obviously the West is as easy to predict as the East.

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September 5, 2013  01:46 PM ET

There are no questions about the steelers O line. Its bad.

September 5, 2013  02:48 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

pats vs. sf = in superbowl.

Colts vs Seahawks

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September 5, 2013  03:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

colts will end their 2013 ~Cinderella~ ''run'' up [here]in Foxboro......in January,......*sorry*.

bwahahahahahahahahahaha

September 5, 2013  03:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

colts will end their 2013 ~Cinderella~ ''run'' up [here]in Foxboro......in January,......*sorry*.

I'll buy that!! ;)

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September 5, 2013  03:24 PM ET

Drinky the crotch Kool-Aid again I see???

September 5, 2013  03:25 PM ET
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I'll buy that!! ;)

You can't afford it! LOL Dallas will again be made fun of by fans and non fans. TRUISM

September 5, 2013  03:27 PM ET

How long can Jerry and room chase the dream with their wallets packed so full they can hardly get their feet off the ground!

September 5, 2013  03:27 PM ET

Jerry and Romo...not room...drunkass

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September 5, 2013  03:34 PM ET
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You can't afford it! LOL Dallas will again be made fun of by fans and non fans. TRUISM

hey...who do you think will lead that pack of fans? No ****!!!

 
September 5, 2013  03:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

How long can Jerry and room chase the dream with their wallets packed so full they can hardly get their feet off the ground!

but..but..but Jerry promised.

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