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  1. PATRIOTSFANINPA

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    Name 5 teams who you would bet your house on that will make the playoffs and 5 teams you think won't have a chance.

    My 5 guaranteed teams this year to make the playoffs in terms of strongest to lowest probability.....

    NEW ENGLAND (of course)
    Indiananpolis
    San Diego
    New Orleans
    Cincinnati (yes,I put them here,I don't see another playoff miss with an offense that good)

    My 5 guaranteed teams NOT to make the playoffs in terms of strongest to lowest probability.....

    Oakland
    Detroit
    Atlanta
    Green Bay
    Buffalo
     
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    Miama
    Cleveland
    Detroit
    Oakland
     
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    Lets all hope that San Fran is not a playoff team.
     
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    IN
    New England Patriots
    Indianapolis Colts
    New Orleans Saints
    Seattle Seahawks
    Cincinnati Bengals

    OUT
    Carolina Panthers
    New York Giants
    Cleveland Browns
    Detroit Lions
    Oakland Raiders

    I also think we should list a few teams we think could surprise (I have a few)

    DARK HORSE
    Arizona Cardinals
    Buffalo Bills
    Houston Texans
    San Francisco 49ers
    Washington Redskins
     
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    Colts
    Chargers
    Bears
    Broncos

    Out:

    Raiders
    Browns
    Dolphins
    Bills
    Lions
     
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    In:
    New England
    San Diego
    Broncos
    Colts
    Ravens

    Not:
    Houston
    Raiders
    Lions
    Dolphins
    Bills

    Might Surprise us:
    Steelers
    Panthers
    Arizona
     
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    In playoffs:
    Patriots
    Colts
    Chargers
    Saints
    Ravens

    Out:
    Lions
    Browns
    Raiders
    Redskins
    Bills
     
  8. BradfordPatsFan

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    Cleveland
     
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    This would be my list too
     
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    Ravens
    Colts
    Bears
    Saints

    Out
    Raiders
    Lions
    Texans
    Bills
    Falcons
    (San Diego, a new couch is too iffy to be a certain playoff team in that division and Cincinnati defence stinks)
     
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    Certainly in:
    New England
    Indianapolis
    Chicago
    Seattle
    Philadelphia

    Certainly out:
    Oakland
    Cleveland
    Detroit
    Buffalo
    Houston
     
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    I noticed the majority of you have more AFC teams than NFC--sigh, but not surprising, AFC is the stronger division... Here's my list...

    IN:
    New England
    Dallas
    San Diego
    Chicago
    Baltimore

    OUT:
    Washington
    Miami
    Atlanta
    Detriot
    Houston

    SURPRISE TEAMS:
    Arizona
    San Fran
    Buffalo
    New York Giants/or Jets
     
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    Dude? You think Denver has that much game? I know they have 2 rings but nobody gets to rest on their laurels. Let me make sure I understand this. You see the Broncos emerging as AFC west champs? If that's the case? Fair enough.

    I know it seems SD went through turmoil during the offseason. On a certain level that's true. Understand that our current HC was our OC back in 2001 and actually installed the offense we're still running today. Understand that our current DC was a mentor to our previous DC, Wade Phillips. Understand that both Norv and Cottrell know our offense and defense backwards and forwards.

    Please do understand that, regardless of our offseason turnover, continuity isn't gonna be an issue. Believe me. No, the only issue we're facing is what our personnel learned from last year, if they did learn, and what we're facing this season.

    See ya in September.
     
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    Certainly Will
    1.) New England Patriots
    2.) Chicago Bears
    3.) Indianapolis Colts
    those are my only locks

    Certainly WILL NOT
    1.) Oakland Raiders
    2.) Cleveland Browns
    3.) Houston Texans
    4.) Detroit Lions
    5.) Buffalo Bills
     
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    too much parity in the NFC to produce any locks
     
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    Teams that I would back to make the playoffs, serious injuries to starting QBs notwithstanding:
    New England
    Indianapolis
    Chicago (the serious injuries thing doesn't apply in their case; it could be a blessing)
    New Orleans
    San Diego

    Teams I think won't do it:
    Oakland
    Washington
    Tampa
    Cleveland

    I feel pretty confident with the first list but not the second. As others have said, there's quite a bit of parity out there and wildcard spots aren't inconceivable for any team. Bear in mind how good Oakland's D was last year, for example.
     
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    Just out of curiosity, why so much hate on Houston? They have a new quarterback (Matt Schaub), a new runningback (Ahman Green), an improving defensive line (Mario Williams and Amobi Okoye), one of the best young linebackers in the league (DeMeco Ryans).

    Yes, I know they don't have much of an offensive line. But stranger things have happened. Think New Orleans last year.
     
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    Bucs Up D is there; O rebounds from QB injuries
     
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    In:
    Patriots
    Colts
    Saints

    Out:
    Oakland
    Washington
    Miami
    Lions
    Texans (The AFC South with the Colts, Jaguars, and Titans is an extremely tough division.)


    Now, I know that the Chargers fan is going to go into some long spiel about his team, but with Denver and the Chiefs, that is an extremely tough division. And Oakland's defense is pretty tough.

    I wanted to put the Packers in there, but with that Division of mediocrity, who knows what could happen...

    I couldn't bring myself to put the Bengals IN because o fthe number of players on their team getting arrested.

    This league has so much parity that its hard to even guess at this point in time who will be in and who won't be.
     
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    5 that will:

    New England
    Indianapolis
    New Orleans
    Baltimore
    Chicago

    5 that won't:

    Miami
    Oakland
    Washington
    Detroit
    Houston

    5 Either Way:

    San Diego
    NY Jets
    Denver
    Carolina
    Jacksonville
     
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