Yeah, I know it is early, but with training camp two days away and all the pubs already making preseason predictions and a slow day at work, I thought I would throw mine out there. These are all subject to change. AFC seeding: 1.) Patriots 2.) Texans 3.) San Diego 4.) Steelers 5.) Broncos 6.) Bills Wild Card Round Bills over Chargers Steelers over Broncos Division Round Pats over Bills Texans over Steelers AFC Championships Pats over Texans NFC Seedings 1.) Packers 2.) Eagles 3.) Falcons 4.) 49ers 5.) Giants 6.) Lions Wild Card Round 49ers over Giants Lions over Falcons Division Round Packers over Lionss Eagles over 49ers NFC Championships Packers over Eagles Super Bowl Pats over Packers AFC East: Pats -13-3 Bills - 10-6 Jets - 7-9 Miami 5-11 MVP - Brady OPOY - Rodgers DPOY - Ware DROY - Morris Clairborne OROY - Trent Richardson Comeback player - Peyton Manning (I don't think he will be nearly as good as some expect, but he just needs to be an average QB to lock in this award because of the media love) Some predictions (Patriots): - The Pats defense will be in the top half of the league in yards and top 10 in points allowed. - McCourty bounces back, but not to where he was as a rookie. - The Pats will have three receivers north of a 1,000 yards (Lloyd, Welker, and Gronk) - Chandler Jones gets 8 sacks - With the improvement of the defense, Mayo is set loose a bit and becomes a playmaker. - Dowling leads the team in INTs (5) - Shane Vereen becomes the lead back and gets north of 900 yards. Still RBC approach though. - Surprise cut: Branch (I know Brady loves him, but Gaffney and Lloyd knock him down the pecking order and Stallworth proves some worth on special teams) - Hightower is a a ROY finalist - Carter's and Anderson's sacks will be replaced and the Pats will have the same or more sacks this year than last. The thing is that the Pats will get a lot of these sacks from other positions like LB and interior linemen. Predictions (The rest of the league): - The entire AFC North takes a step back. The Ravens take the biggest fall, but both the Steelers and Bengals take a step back too. - The Colts finish in last place again mirroring Peyton's first year (well the Colts were tied for last place Peyton's rookie year). They gotta hope they can turn it into a player like they did with Marshall Faulk. - Sanchez is benched in December - Best free agent pick up: Cortland Finnegan - Worst free agent pick up: Vincent Jackson - The Saints will not win 8 games this year.