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  • 09/06/2010, 02:48PM ET

This throwdown is now diamonds!

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Predict the final NFL standings. List first.

AFC East

New England
Miami- playoffs
New York
Buffalo

AFC North
Baltimore
Cincinnati
Pittsburgh
Cleveland

AFC South
Indianapolis
Houston- playoffs
Tennessee
Jacksonville

AFC West
San Diego
Oakland
Denver
Kansas City

NFC East
Dallas
New York
Philadelphia
Washington

NFC North
Green Bay
Minnesota- playoffs
Chicago
Detroit

NFC South
New Orleans
Atlanta- playoffs
Carolina
Tampa Bay

NFC West
San Francisco
Arizona
Seattle
St. Louis

AFC Seeding:
1. Indianapolis 12-4
2. Baltimore 11-5
3. San Diego 11-5
4. New England 10-6
5. Miami 9-7
6. Houston 9-7

Best non playoff team: New York, 9-7

San Diego over Houston
New England over Miami

Indianapolis over New England
San Diego over Baltimore

Indianapolis over San Diego

NFC Seeding:
1. New Orleans 13-3
2. Green Bay 12-4
3. Dallas 12-4
4. San Francisco 10-6
5. Minnesota 11-5
6. Atlanta 10-6

Best non playoff team: New York, 9-7

Minnesota over San Francisco
Dallas over Atlanta

New Orleans over Minnesota
Green Bay over Dallas

Green Bay over New Orleans

Green Bay over Indianapolis.


AFC East
Jets
Patriots
Dolphins
Bills

AFC North
Baltimore
Cincy
Steelers
Browns

AFC South
Colts
Texans
Titans
Jags

AFC West
Chargers
Raiders
Broncos
Chiefs

NFC East
Cowboys
Giants
Redskins
Eagles

NFC North
Vikings
Packers
Bears
Lions

NFC South
Falcons
Saints
Panthers
Bucs

NFC West
49ers
Seahawks
Cardinals
Rams

AFC Seedings
1. Colts 13-3
2. Jets 12-4
3. Baltimore 11-5
4. Chargers 9-7
5. Patriots 10-6
6. Cincy 10-6

Baltimore over Cincy
Pats over Chargers

Colts over Pats
Baltimore over Jets

Baltimore over Colts

NFC Seedings
1. Vikings 12-4
2. 49ers 11-5
3. Cowboys 10-6
4. Falcons 10-6
5. Packers 11-5
6. Saints - 10-6

Saints over Cowboys
Packers over Falcons

Packers over 49ers
Vikings over Saints

Vikings over Packers

Vikings over Baltimore

Thoughts

Baltimore, with addition of Housh, becomes favorites in NFC. Defense is still spectacular and offense is high powered now

Jets ride defense again as Sanchez still has lots of room for improvement

Vikings start season 5-1 or 4-2 then get Rice

Packers suck


The Packers suck? What?

They only have a Top 5 QB in Aaron Rodgers, the Defensive Player of the Year, Charles Woodson, a very good receiver group, and an underrated back in Ryan Grant. The o-line should be better than last year, as they have had time to gel and form some chemistry. If the line plays better, the Green Bay offense will be near unstoppable.

Minnesota faces uncertainty. Will Favre's ankle hold up? Will Rice be fit to play when he gets back? Will Harvin be able to stay on the field? They still have Adrian Peterson, but a healthy Favre is needed to be elite, and chances are he will get hurt again.

Looks like you've hopped a little too strong on the Jets bandwagon too. Mark Sanchez is currently an average quarterback at best, and in today's NFL, you flat out can't win without a passing game. The Patriots have a Top 3 quarterback in Tom Brady, who will get his favorite target, Wes Welker, back from injury. Covering both Moss and Welker is near impossible, which will allow the Patriots to win the AFC East again.

The Bengals are a very good team, but have a ridiculously hard schedule, and will miss the playoffs.


Here's the deal with the Packers. Everyone keeps saying their O-line should be good, but how do you know? You can't say anything about the preseason because (1) preseason stats are pointless and meaningless and (2) they faced the Browns, Seahawks, and Chiefs. Not exactly dominating defenses.

And defensively, outside of Woodson, they weren't that impressive last year. They gave up 30+ points 5 times last year, not including the playoff shootout. And you can't say they had all the DB injuries because 4 of them occurred in the first half of the season.

As for the Jets, I don't think Sanchez is going to have a good year at all. But I do think he has enough weapons and good enough backs and the great defense that they will still have a solid year. And you claim that covering both Moss and Welker is "near impossible." Are you not aware that the Jets went out and got Antonio Rodgers-Cromartie? Another great CB. On any other team in the league, he's the #1 CB. On the Jets, he covering your 2nd best WR. So you tell me, what's going to be more impossible: covering them, or trying to pass the ball to them?

MMTC


Rodgers- Cromartie still plays for the Arizona Cardinals. The Jets traded for Antonio Cromartie, who used to play for the Chargers. Cromartie had his best season several years ago, and has been on the downturn ever since. He'll be a decent #2 corner, but to say he would be a #1 on most teams in the league is ridiculous, as is too say that he could cover Moss or Welker.

While wins and losses in preseason don't matter, how well a team plays does matter. The Packers first team offense has gone off in every game they've been involved in. Rodgers wasn't sacked in the preseason, a major sign of the improved offensive line play.

And even with those shootouts, the Packers were 1st in opponent rushing yards, and 5th in opponent passing yards.

The Jets will be a good team, but 12-4 is out of reach. Adding Santonio Holmes doesn't matter if Sanchez keeps up his alarming interception rate. The Jets won IN SPITE of, not because, Sanchez last year. This team is composed of a lot of big personalities, and is faced with huge expectations. If things start poorly, the New York media will destroy them, and they will wilt, and end up with a subpar 9-7 season.


Whichever Cromartie they traded for is a great CB. Pairing him with Revis is filthy.

The Packers are good, but people are just writing off the Vikings quite abruptly.

I'm just not sold on the Packers, despite being a Vikes fan. They just haven't proven anything to me. Last game they played, the lost and didn't have any sort of defense.

Sorry to cut it short. Got class all day

September 6, 2010  02:50 PM ET

I feel like I've seen this before.

September 6, 2010  02:51 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I feel like I've seen this before.

What! This was a totally original idea!

But in all seriousness, I got bored, so I figured i throw this up there.

September 6, 2010  02:55 PM ET

Good luck rude!

Glad to be TDing with someone who actually knows how too.

September 6, 2010  02:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

What! This was a totally original idea!But in all seriousness, I got bored, so I figured i throw this up there.

9 out of 10 TDs are recycled ideas. Nothing wrong with going green!

September 6, 2010  03:08 PM ET

Rude bored and Wh0ring it up....

September 6, 2010  03:08 PM ET

I have to work 3 to 7pm....Ugh, but at least its double time.

September 6, 2010  03:09 PM ET

If I did something stupid with the records, ignore it. Just doing it for reference point

September 6, 2010  03:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

If I did something stupid with the records, ignore it. Just doing it for reference point

Nah, just the part about Baltimore being in the NFC.

Although that's the first I've heard of Houshmandzadeh signing with the Ravens. That's amazing. Last year all they had was an over the hill Derrick Mason. Now they've got Boldin and Housh. Flacco is going to tear it up.

September 6, 2010  03:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Nah, just the part about Baltimore being in the NFC.Although that's the first I've heard of Houshmandzadeh signing with the Ravens. That's amazing. Last year all they had was an over the hill Derrick Mason. Now they've got Boldin and Housh. Flacco is going to tear it up.

Just happened today. Their offense is one of the best in the league now

September 6, 2010  05:20 PM ET

I think you two are overating Housh... a lot. He's eclipsed 1,000 yards recieving twice and hasn't since 07. Mason has 8 times INCLUDING last year. Housh is 32 Mason is 36. So what? They're both old yet Mason has played better. What exactly does Housh bring that 1. Mason doesn't and 2. Sets the Ravens over the edge in not only the AFC North but the AFC???

September 6, 2010  05:21 PM ET

Bears go 16-0.

September 6, 2010  05:24 PM ET

Baltimore, with addition of Housh, becomes favorites in NFC.

Mind boggling.

September 6, 2010  05:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I think you two are overating Housh... a lot. He's eclipsed 1,000 yards recieving twice and hasn't since 07. Mason has 8 times INCLUDING last year. Housh is 32 Mason is 36. So what? They're both old yet Mason has played better. What exactly does Housh bring that 1. Mason doesn't and 2. Sets the Ravens over the edge in not only the AFC North but the AFC???

If anyone stole Derrick Mason's job it was Anquan Boldin.

September 6, 2010  05:44 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

If anyone stole Derrick Mason's job it was Anquan Boldin.

Well yea. Boldin is obviously the number 1 guy. Im just saying what is so great about the acqusition of Housh? Housh doesn't bring anything to the table that Mason doesn't. And Housh is not even an upgrade to Mason.

September 6, 2010  06:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Well yea. Boldin is obviously the number 1 guy. Im just saying what is so great about the acqusition of Housh? Housh doesn't bring anything to the table that Mason doesn't. And Housh is not even an upgrade to Mason.

I agree with you that Houshmandzadeh is overhyped. But he provides Baltimore with the one thing they lacked last year, depth at WR.

In 2009 the Ravens had a top five running game and a top five defense. But then they had the #18 ranked passing offense.

Flacco improved immensely but the only guys he could depend on were Todd Heap, Derrick Mason and Ray Rice. You know there's something wrong with your receiving corp when your RB is your leading WR.

One year later the Ravens may have the best 3 WR set in the NFL.

September 6, 2010  06:20 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Bears go 16-0.

its hard to go 16-0 when you have cutler at QB

and when you lose your 2nd game of the season

September 6, 2010  07:37 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

its hard to go 16-0 when you have cutler at QBand when you lose your 2nd game of the season

At least I'm not on the Pats Bandwagon.

September 7, 2010  01:48 AM ET

Rams = Playoffs

September 7, 2010  11:58 AM ET

The 49ers have a real powder puff schedule this season and have really only 5 tough games (Saints wk 2, Falcons wk4, Eagles wk 5, Packers wk 13, Chargers wk 15).

 
September 7, 2010  12:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Bears go 16-0.

you might be in line for a Defend Yourself TD!

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