- 07/12/2010, 12:27AM ET
Da Masta said 07/12, 12:27 AM
Guess the NFL Playoff Teams next year
AFC East: New York Jets - Proved themselves a legit threat to end the season last year. #1 defense and rushing offense. Sanchez has a year of experience now and a new top WR (Holmes)
AFC North: Baltimore Ravens - Nearly won division last year. Great defense and running game (Rice and McGahee). Flacco now has a top WR to throw to in Boldin. The Steelers will struggle to start the year without Big Ben and the Bengals won't be as good as last year.
AFC South: Indianapolis Colts - Peyton Manning. Peyton Manning. Peyton Manning.
AFC West: San Diego Chargers - Not as a good a team as everyone thought they were. Still solid though and in a weak division.
AFC Wildcards: New England Patriots and Houston Texans - Pats will just miss the division and not having Welker will hurt them. Texans are a force on offense and have solid defense too.
NFC East: Dallas Cowboys
NFC North: Green Bay Packers
NFC South: New Orleans Saints
NFC West: San Francisco Giants
NFC Wildcards: Atlanta Falcons and Minnesota Vikings
NFC arguements next time -- out of space
OldSchoolGiant said 07/12, 11:14 AM
AFC East - New England Patriots - They had an "off" year with Brady taking a while to get back to game speed and still won the division. Jets signings will disappoint.
AFC North - Agree
AFC South - Agree
AFC West - Agree
AFC Wild Cards - Miami Dolphins and Houston Texans - The Dolphins added Marshall and will surprise this year. Sorry Jets I am not buying you yet.
NFC East - Agree
NFC North - Agree
NFC South - Atlanta Falcons - Sorry Saints but when was the last time a team in the NFC South won two years in a row. I would want to say the Tampa Bay Buccs just by how the division has gone in the past but I don't think they have the pieces.
NFC West - San Francisco 49ers - Let the Giants try to win their division in baseball this year first and then attempt to win this division.
NFC Wild Cards - Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints
I know Favre will be back but how much "magic" does he have left. He was creamed in the playoffs and don't know how much more he can take.
Da Masta said 07/12, 11:32 PM
Jets over Pats: The Jets showed that they could play with the big boys last season. They came within a half of making the super bowl. Mark Sanchez should be a little better this season as the Jets finally figured out how to use him effectively in the playoffs. Combine that with a great rushing attack and an amazing defense and the Jets should edge out the Pats. The Pats didn't look nearly as strong as they normally do last season and if it turns out they don't have Welker it'll hurt them even more.
Saints over Falcons: True there does seem to be some kind of curse on the NFC South but there also hasn't been as good a team as the Saints there in a long time. They have the NFL's best offense and a solid defense too. I can't see them falling to the wildcard after winning the SB last year. Matt Ryan also looked completely mediocre last year for the Falcons.
When I said Giants I meant 49ers sorry. I was watching baseball when I posted this and got confused.
OldSchoolGiant said 07/13, 04:13 PM
Many are saying Welker should be ready to play week 1 and if he doesn't Brady has showed he can do it with no wrs and he still has Moss. Remember they are only two seasons past when they set records. They also have Holt, so Brady has plenty of weapons.
Now to the Jets, they lost Thomas Jones. Yes they have Shonn Green but it will be hard to replace 1400 yards and 10 TDs.
If Sanchez slumps in his sophomore year could be a long year for the Jets.
Now to the Falcons and Saints.
Matt Ryan had a similar year to his first year but just threw for less yards. No one expects Ryan to carry that team and Turner had a down year which hurt Ryan. Ryan will bounce back from his "sophomore slump" and has the weapons to dethrone the Saints. The Saints overachieved on defense. You know the offense will be there but I think their defense needs to play out of this world again for them to try and break the NFC South curse.
Only 3 division winners the year previous repeated last year and its been at least 5-6 years or more since the NFC South has had a repeat. Sorry Saints.
Da Masta said 07/14, 01:34 AM
"If Sanchez slumps in his sophomore year could be a long year for the Jets."
Hard to slump more than last year! What did he have? Like 12 TDs and 20 picks I think???? No way he'll be worse than that. Holmes, Edwards, and Cotchery give him a solid set of WRs to throw to.
And Brady really hasn't shown he can do it w/out top WRs. He was a good QB before Welker/Moss but nothing amazing. His rep was built around the SBs. Those Pats teams won on defense and cheating. The Pats D is much weaker and older than it used to be.
"You know the offense will be there but I think their defense needs to play out of this world again for them to try and break the NFC South curse."
That's saying alot. You think the defending Super Bowl champs will still have a great offense and an average defense but that won't be enough to win the division??? What about all those Colts teams with no defense that won the division every year in a MUCH HARDER DIVISION. The NFC South hasn't seen a team this good in a very long time.
The Falcons are a mediocre team. Ryan really hasn't shown that he can be an elite NFL QB yet. Turner has only had 1 great year before being injured last year so who knows?
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