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My orginal post was in February- which I moved to post #4.   It's June 29th, now.  The lull before training camp starts.  

 

 

The NFL Annual Magazines have trickled out.

 

 

2014 Sporting News Pro Football( post #6)

 

Nfc  East: Philadelphia

Nfc North: Green Bay

Nfc South: New Orleans

Nfc West: San Francisco

Nfc Wild Cards: Seattle, Chicago

 

Wild Card Round: Saints over Bears, Seahawks over Eagles

Divionsal Round: 49ers over Seahawks, Packers over Saints

Championship: 49ers over Packers

 

 

Afc  East: New England

Afc North: Pittsburgh

Afc South: Indianapolis

Afc West: Denver

Nfc Wild Cards: Cincinnati, Baltimore

 

Wild Card Round: Pats over ,Ravens, Steelers over Bengals

Divionsal Round: Colts over Pats, Broncos over Steelers

Championship: Colts over Broncos

 

Superbowl 49: 49ers over Colts

 

Redskins- They rank us #26, have us last in the NFC East.  Though they say this could win the division but realisitically 6-10 to 8-8 is where we should be this year.

 

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2014 Athlon Sports Pro Football(post #7)

 

Nfc  East: Philadelphia

Nfc North: Green Bay

Nfc South: New Orleans

Nfc West: Seattle

Nfc Wild Cards: San Francsico, Arizona

 

Wild Card Round: Cards over Saints, 49ers over Eagles

Divionsal Round: Seahawks over Cards, Packers over 49ers

Championship: Seahawks over Packers

 

 

Afc  East: New England

Afc North: Cincinnati

Afc South: Indianapolis

Afc West: Denver

Nfc Wild Cards: San Diego, Baltimore

 

Wild Card Round: Colts over ,Ravens, Chargers over Bengals

Divionsal Round: Pats over Colts, Broncos over Chargers

Championship: Broncos over Pats

 

Superbowl 49: Broncos over Seahawks

 

Redskins- They have us last in the NFC East.  Though they say we do have the peaces to return to the playoffs.

 

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2014 Lindy Sports Pro Football- Predictions by Howard Balzer(post #10)

 

Nfc  East: Philadelphia

Nfc North: Green Bay

Nfc South: New Orleans

Nfc West: Seattle

Nfc Wild Cards: San Francisco, Tampa Bay

 

Championship: Packers over Seahawks

 

 

Afc  East: New England

Afc North: Baltimore

Afc South: Indianapolis

Afc West: Denver

Nfc Wild Cards: Cincinnati, Kansas City

 

Championship: Broncos over Colts

 

Superbowl 49: Broncos over Packers

 

Redskins- Howard has us last in the NFC East.  Though he says we could finish higher with consistency from Robert.

 

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USA Today Sports NFL 2014- Predictions by Nate Davis (post #11)

 

Nfc  East: Philadelphia:11-5

Nfc North: Green Bay: 12-4

Nfc South: New Orleans:11-5

Nfc West: Seattle:12-4

Nfc Wild Cards: San Francsico: 11-5, Chicago: 11-5

 

Wild Card Round: Saints over 49ers, Bears over Eagles

Divionsal Round: Seahawks over Bears, Packers over Saints

Championship: Seahawks over Packers

 

 

Afc  East: New England:11-5

Afc North: Baltimore: 10-6

Afc South: Indianapolis: 13-3

Afc West: Denver: 12-4

Nfc Wild Cards: Jets: 10-6, Texans: 9-7

 

Wild Card Round: Pats over Texans, Ravens over Jets

Divionsal Round: Colts over Ravens, Broncos over Patriots

Championship: Colts over Broncos

 

Superbowl 49: Seahawks over Colts

 

They also had 8 of their editors/writers give predictions on pgs: 14-15.

 

 

Redskins- Nate has  us second in the NFC with a 7-9 record.last in the NFC East.  Though he does have us at the Top NFC team on the rise.

 

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Hub Arkush's Pro Football Now Preview 2014 (post #20)

 

Looks like the former publisher of Pro Football Weekly was still able to publish an NFL Annual and Fantasy Football annual this year.

 

 

Nfc  East: Philadelphia:10-6

Nfc North: Green Bay: 11-5

Nfc South: New Orleans:10-6

Nfc West: Seattle:11-5

Nfc Wild Cards: San Francsico: 11-5, Chicago: 9-7

NFCChampion: 49ers

 

 

Afc  East: New England:11-5

Afc North: Baltimore: 9-7

Afc South: Indianapolis: 9-7

Afc West: Denver: 12-4

Nfc Wild Cards: Bengals: 9-7, Chargers: 9-7

AFC Champion:  Broncos

 

Superbowl 49: Broncos over 49ers

 

 

Redskins- Hub had us with a 4-12 record and last in the NFC EAST.  Even further insult, Hub ranked us #32 out of all teams.

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The East is definitely a toss-up. I would have to go with Philly at the moment since they looked extremely good with Foles starting. And if Dallas ever figures out how to properly utilize the talent they do have, they have a real chance as well. Then, if we make the right moves in FA and the draft, I believe we have a chance to be right there as well. The Giants are the only ones I think don't stand a chance.

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If Seattle and SF are battling it out again, you can't have both St. Louis and Arizona as a wild card.  4 division winners and 2 wild cards, to only 3 from one division can get in.

I changed that to as Arizona and St Louis fight to crash the playoff party.

 

I could see the NFC WEST have all 4 teams .500 or better.  Actually,  if the NFL expands the playoffs iin 2015; then you could have all 3 wild cards from one division.  That would definitely be a killer division

 

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Here's my original post for this thread.

 

 

USA Today was already previewing for 2014.  Today, they previewed the NFC.

 

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2014/02/03/nfc-outlook-issues-free-agents-draft/5194407/

 

 

They will preview the AFC tomorrow and I'll add that.

 

 

 

 

My Early thoughts on 2014:

 

 

NFC West

 

The 2 best teams in the NFL: Seattle and San Francisco should be battling out again.  Right now both of teams should be favored to meet again in the NFC Championship.

 

They will have a little harder time this year as both Arizona and St. Louis fight to crash the playoff party this year.

 

NFC North

 

Minnesota will be rebuilding.  It should be a 3 way battle between Green Bay, Chcago and Detroit but I really don't see any of those 3 teams knocking out Seattle of San Francisco.

 

NFC South

 

This should be very competitive divsion this year.  Tampa Bay is the team most likely to be like Kansas City this year and go from awful to good.  Atlanta figures to bounce back.  I think this will be a 4 team battle for the playoffs where the worst team might only be 8-8.

 

NFC East

 

Only the division winner will be making the playoffs.  This division will still be the weakest of the NFC. It's a tossup as to who can win this division.  Odds are it will be a battle between NY and Philly.  I think the Skins are year way from a playoff run and Dallas will continue to be mediocre.

 

 

AFC EAST

 

It should be Pats by defaults.   I really don't think the Jets or Dolphins will really challenge and both of those teams could be looking at new coaches in 2015.  Bills will continue to suck.

 

AFC South

 

It should be the Colts by default.   Houston, Jacksonville will be rebuilding with young QBS.  Titans maybe can be .500

 

AFC North

 

It should be Pittsburghs or Ravens by default.  Browns are probably 2 years away; if their owner isn't in jail.  Bengals will be crashing this year.

 

AFC WEST

 

I think the west will be battle between Kansas City and San Diego.  Yes, I am going on the record now to say the Broncos will miss the playoffs with a losing season: 7-9.  That Superbowl Loss hangover will be brutal and Peyton will show his age. 

 

 

Right now, I say the winner of Superbowl 49 will be either Seattle in a repeat :blink::wacko::(   or San Francisco.

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2014 Sporting News Pro Football

 

Nfc  East: Philadelphia

Nfc North: Green Bay

Nfc South: New Orleans

Nfc West: San Francisco

Nfc Wild Cards: Seattle, Chicago

 

Wild Card Round: Saints over Bears, Seahawks over Eagles

Divionsal Round: 49ers over Seahawks, Packers over Saints

Championship: 49ers over Packers

 

 

Afc  East: New England

Afc North: Pittsburgh

Afc South: Indianapolis

Afc West: Denver

Nfc Wild Cards: Cincinnati, Baltimore

 

Wild Card Round: Pats over ,Ravens, Steelers over Bengals

Divionsal Round: Colts over Pats, Broncos over Steelers

Championship: Colts over Broncos

 

Superbowl 49: 49ers over Colts

 

Redskins- They rank us #26, have us last in the NFC East.  Though they say this could win the division but realisitically 6-10 to 8-8 is where we should be this year.

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2014 Athlon Sports Pro Football

 

Nfc  East: Philadelphia

Nfc North: Green Bay

Nfc South: New Orleans

Nfc West: Seattle

Nfc Wild Cards: 49ers, Cards

 

Wild Card Round: Cards over Saints, 49ers over Eagles

Divionsal Round: Seahawks over Cards, Packers over 49ers

Championship: Seahawks over Packers

 

 

Afc  East: New England

Afc North: Cincinnati

Afc South: Indianapolis

Afc West: Denver

Nfc Wild Cards: San Diego, Baltimore

 

Wild Card Round: Colts over ,Ravens, Chargers over Bengals

Divionsal Round: Pats over Colts, Broncos over Chargers

Championship: Broncos over Pats

 

Superbowl 49: Broncos over Seahawks

 

Redskins- They have us last in the NFC East.  Though they say we do have the peaces to return to the playoffs.

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2014 Athlon Sports Pro Football

 

Nfc  East: Philadelphia

Nfc North: Green Bay

Nfc South: New Orleans

Nfc West: Seattle

Nfc Wild Cards: 49ers, Cards

 

Wild Card Round: Cards over Saints, 49ers over Eagles

Divionsal Round: Seahawks over Cards, Packers over 49ers

Championship: Seahawks over Packers

 

 

Afc  East: New England

Afc North: Cincinnati

Afc South: Indianapolis

Afc West: Denver

Nfc Wild Cards: San Diego, Baltimore

 

Wild Card Round: Colts over ,Ravens, Chargers over Bengals

Divionsal Round: Pats over Colts, Broncos over Chargers

Championship: Broncos over Pats

 

Superbowl 49: Broncos over Seahawks

 

Redskins- They have us last in the NFC East.  Though they say we do have the peaces to return to the playoffs.

a superbowl re-match...really?

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Superbowl 49: Broncos over Seahawks

Wow, these guys really go out on a limb, huh?

 

I love when reporters pick the same teams to go to the SB, as if it happens all the time.  It just tells me they have no creativity.  Honestly, you can't think of ANY teams that MIGHT beat out those two.  I mean, if you really think one of them is good enough to get back into the SB then great, but both?  Sorry, just a dumb picks.

 

This guy also picks only 2 new playoff teams (one from each conference).

 

AFC - the Chiefs are out and the Ravens (the previous SB champs) are in.

NFC - the Panthers are out and the Cards (a 10 win team from LAST season) are in.

 

It's like this guy has never watched the NFL before and just knows the Ravens are usually good and the Cards were great last year.  How many times have teams ever made it back to the SB, let alone the league having 10 of the same 12 teams in the playoffs the next season.  Dude, get some balls and predict, even if your prediction is way off, at least you tried, but his is just lazy.

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2014 Lindy Sports Pro Football- Predictions by Howard Balzer

 

Nfc  East: Philadelphia

Nfc North: Green Bay

Nfc South: New Orleans

Nfc West: Seattle

Nfc Wild Cards: San Francisco, Tampa Bay

 

Championship: Packers over Seahawks

 

 

Afc  East: New England

Afc North: Baltimore

Afc South: Indianapolis

Afc West: Denver

Nfc Wild Cards: Cincinnati, Kansas City

 

Championship: Broncos over Colts

 

Superbowl 49: Broncos over Packers

 

Redskins- Howard has us last in the NFC East.  Though he says we could finish higher with consistency from Robert.

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USA Today Sports NFL 2014- Predictions by Nate Davis

 

Nfc  East: Philadelphia:11-5

Nfc North: Green Bay: 12-4

Nfc South: New Orleans:11-5

Nfc West: Seattle:12-4

Nfc Wild Cards: San Francsico: 11-5, Chicago: 11-5

 

Wild Card Round: Saints over 49ers, Bears over Eagles

Divionsal Round: Seahawks over Bears, Packers over Saints

Championship: Seahawks over Packers

 

 

Afc  East: New England:11-5

Afc North: Baltimore: 10-6

Afc South: Indianapolis: 13-3

Afc West: Denver: 12-4

Nfc Wild Cards: Jets: 10-6, Texans: 9-7

 

Wild Card Round: Pats over Texans, Ravens over Jets

Divionsal Round: Colts over Ravens, Broncos over Patriots

Championship: Colts over Broncos

 

Superbowl 49: Seahawks over Colts

 

They also had 8 of their editors/writers give predictions on pgs: 14-15.

 

 

Redskins- Nate has  us second in the NFC with a 7-9 record..  Though he does have us at the Top NFC team on the rise.

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Wow, these guys really go out on a limb, huh?

 

I love when reporters pick the same teams to go to the SB, as if it happens all the time.  It just tells me they have no creativity.  Honestly, you can't think of ANY teams that MIGHT beat out those two.  I mean, if you really think one of them is good enough to get back into the SB then great, but both?  Sorry, just a dumb picks.

 

This guy also picks only 2 new playoff teams (one from each conference).

 

AFC - the Chiefs are out and the Ravens (the previous SB champs) are in.

NFC - the Panthers are out and the Cards (a 10 win team from LAST season) are in.

 

It's like this guy has never watched the NFL before and just knows the Ravens are usually good and the Cards were great last year.  How many times have teams ever made it back to the SB, let alone the league having 10 of the same 12 teams in the playoffs the next season.  Dude, get some balls and predict, even if your prediction is way off, at least you tried, but his is just lazy.

 

I prefer them picking that, over Dallas every year. Hahaha

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You made this post before you guys picked up Jaccson I take it?

Each post is dated at the top of the posted text.  His says 4 March 2014.  So, definitely before any of the Jackson drama.  

 

Also, nice underhanded comment "Jaccson".  I never expect Eagles fans to think that hard.   :P

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Each post is dated at the top of the posted text. His says 4 March 2014. So, definitely before any of the Jackson drama.

Also, nice underhanded comment "Jaccson". I never expect Eagles fans to think that hard. :P

:lol: At least you know why I typed it, and what it means btw.
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Hub Arkush's Pro Football Now Preview 2014

 

Looks like the former publisher of Pro Football Weekly was still able to publish an NFL Annual and Fantasy Football annual this year.

 

 

Nfc  East: Philadelphia:10-6

Nfc North: Green Bay: 11-5

Nfc South: New Orleans:10-6

Nfc West: Seattle:11-5

Nfc Wild Cards: San Francsico: 11-5, Chicago: 9-7

NFC Champion: 49ers

 

Afc  East: New England:11-5

Afc North: Baltimore: 9-7

Afc South: Indianapolis: 9-7

Afc West: Denver: 12-4

Nfc Wild Cards: Bengals: 9-7, Chargers: 9-7

AFC Champion:  Broncos

 

Superbowl 49: Broncos over 49ers

 

 

Redskins- Hub had us with a 4-12 record and last in the NFC EAST.  Even further insult, Hub ranked us #32 out of all teams.

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IMO, i see no way Philly wins the east. They are going to take a major major step back.

Why? Not saying they won't but I would love to hear your reasoning behind it, and if it is because Jacccson is no longer there I'll remind you that even Redneck Riley Cooper had a career year in that offense. If Maclin stays healthy (Big if there) I don't see why he wouldn't have big number too along with Zach Ertz who will play a bigger role.
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I could see any of the teams but the giants winning the East honestly. No disrespect to the giants fans we have here but I think they're in for a major downward spiral that leads to a coaching change. I think the odds are in the eagles favor to win the east though.

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Why? Not saying they won't but I would love to hear your reasoning behind it, and if it is because Jacccson is no longer there I'll remind you that even Redneck Riley Cooper had a career year in that offense. If Maclin stays healthy (Big if there) I don't see why he wouldn't have big number too along with Zach Ertz who will play a bigger role.

Riley Cooper had a career year because Djax was taking the defense with him, leaving Cooper with mostly one on one match ups.

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