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  1. varjao

    varjao Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    Well, slow news week, I thought it would be interesting to do an exercise.

    Every year we try to predict how teams will perform based on previous year, draft, free agency signings and pre season. When real football starts though, everything changes. Teams don't perform, injuries, surprises, etc...Now with 5 weeks in the books, there is a clearer picture so let's try this. I'm not looking at schedules just basing my opinion in what I saw so far.

    AFCE
    Patriots - Struggling but will win the division, maybe not a fancy 14-2 or 13-3 year, more likely the traditional 12-4 but there's a chance or 11-5 after so many years with at least 12 wins. Gets a bye.
    Bills - 8-8ish team. Apparently the new coaching staff is not interested in tanking (it was looking that way before the season) and is trying to create some culture there, still, long way to go. Do not make the playoffs.
    jete - Done.
    Miami - Done.
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    AFCW
    Chiefs - Keeps on the same track, get's the 1st seed in the conference.
    Denver - Makes the playoffs.
    Raiders - No defense, Carr even when healthy is a good QB but not what the media is trying to shove down everyone's throat. He is Joe Flacco in a different era, now these fancy young QB's get their pay day even before winning playoff games. Without Carr injuries it should be a winning season, 9-7, 10-6 but now with Carr banged up I say 8-8ish season or worse. Do not make the playoffs.
    Chargers - Lol.
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    AFCN
    Steelers - Apparently their locker room is a mess right now. They are not playing well and Big Ben stinks right now. I still think they win the division due to lack of quality opponents.
    Ravens - Some weeks they stink, in others they win ugly games. 8-8 team but it can sneak into the playoffs.
    Cincinatti - 5-11, 6-10. Until the end of the season they will **** the bed in another primetime game or 2 and Vontaze Burfict will do some other **** in a football field.
    Browns - 1st round pick in the 2018 draft.
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    AFCS
    Jaguars - Wins the division, not sure how many wins will be needed to achieve that. Not a lot it looks like.
    Houston - With Watt and Mercillus out they are almost done, but since I did not look their schedule and that division stinks, I'd give them a chance at making the wild card.
    Titans - Garbage as usual. Mariota stinks and is made of glass, I hope the hype on this guy is officially OVER.
    Colts - Done.
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    NFCE
    Iggle - Wins the division and I'd give them serious consideration into making a playoff run.
    Cowboys - Makes the playoffs.
    Redskins - 8-8, do not make the playoffs.
    Giants - Done.
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    NFCW
    Rams - Wins the division.
    Seattle - Do not make the playoffs.
    Cardinals - Done.
    SF - Done.
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    NFCN
    Packers - Wins the division.
    Lions - Makes the playoffs.
    Vikings - Pretenders as usual, do not make the playoffs.
    Bears - Done.
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    NFCS
    Falcons - Wins the division.
    Panthers - Will fight for a wild card spot.
    Saints - Do not make the playoffs.
    Bucs - Done. Winston is garbage.
     
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  2. YOUGOTMOSSED

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    This has been a really weird NFL season. I expect the Chiefs and the Patriots to have the #1 and #2 seeds respectively but let's see where we're at by week 8. 11-5 is probably good enough for the #2 seed but, unless our defense gets its act together soon, I'm not certain even that is a sure thing.:(
     
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    If we beat Atlanta, Denver, Oakland and Pittsburgh we should safely have the #2 seed. I see these teams as the biggest tests. They are all potential playoff contenders and good teams overall though Oakland and Pittsburgh are currently pathetic. Before start of the season Pittsburgh was touted to be an offensive powerhouse with Bryant and Bell back. But they aren't playing to their potential and Big Ben isn't having a good season so far. With Oakland, their defense sucks and their offense isn't consistent.

    Buffalo has a tough defense and we play them twice. Our schedule is pretty rough second half of the season and I hope we fix things soon and start winning some games. With no more injuries,I would expect us to win at least 11 games.

    If the Chiefs falter and drop a few games, we may get #1 seed. I feel they may still end up with #1 seed.
     
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    Ask me in November. Too many times teams look like crap in September and win the SB,AND some look like world beaters early than miss the playoffs altogether or lose many games at the end to fall in seeding.
     
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    Chiefs notorious front runners, begin their fade in November.
     
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    That game against the Steelers will probably determine the #2 seed. As crummy as they look right now, I still expect them to win the North.

    Even with their injury problems, I think the Texans still win the South. Jaguars are hot but I have no faith in Bortles.
     
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    I think we will end up 11-5 and it will be good enough for the 2 seed. I also think the defense will be fine in December. The 2nd place team from AFC West will end up with a better record than the Pats, but will get screwed with the 5th seed because they didn't win division.
     
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    Man, you really hate the 2015 draft QB's for some reason.
     
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    Seattle just won in LA. Their defense can be a factor.
     
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    As of right now.

    AFCE

    Pats 3-2 > 12-4 - Pats have a strong 2nd half and by playoff time are the pick to represent the AFC again
    Bills 3-2 > 8-8 - They are not a bad team. Just not good. They keep up their so-so pace.
    Dolphins 2-2 > 7-9 - They overachieved last year and Cutler isn't helping.
    Jets 3-2 > 5-11 - They are going to free fall now. Water seeks its level.

    AFCN

    Steelers 3-2 > 10-6 - This is just the rest of the league being so-so.
    Ravens 3-2 > 8-8 - Good D but not enough to help this awful O
    Bengals 2-3 > 6-10 - Still a bad team.
    Browns 0-5 > 2-14 - Same old Browns

    AFCS

    Colts 2-3 > 8-8 - Colts will win the division if Luck is bad after next week and plays the last 10 games. If not this changes.
    Titans 2-3 > 8-8 - This team will get going a bit more I think.
    Jags 3-2 > 7-9 - The D is good but not as good as some think. They come down to earth a bit. They stay close to .500 due to a good start.
    Texans 2-3 - 7-9 - They lost the heart of their D but keep competitive with bad divisional teams.

    AFCW

    KC 5-0 > 12-4 - Hot team but the pace by Smith and Hunt is unsustainable. Still they hang on to the first seed. dropping a meaningless week 17.
    Broncos - 3-1 > 11-5 - Okay QB play is all they need to be a good team.
    Raiders - 2-3 > 10-6 - They will turn it around.
    Chargers 1-4 > 5-11 - They have it tough being in the AFCW. This team would win the ACFS if it was there IMO.

    NFCE

    Cowboys 2-3 > 10-6 - This team will be good. Dealing with year 2 growing pains.
    Eagles 4-1 > 9-7 - Better than their record said last year but not 10-6 good.
    Redskins 2-2 > 9-7 - Same exact team as last year. They do 1/2 win better.
    Giants - 0-5 > 5-11 - They are not THIS bad. Team needs to find character though. I say trade Beckham personally.

    NFCN

    Packers 4-1 > 13-3 - D is still an issue but the team is not being a slow starter this year. They get the first seed as a reward. They cruz to the first seed having faced their hardest teams already.
    Vikings 3-2 > 10-6 - D is legit and they have play makers. QB will be good enough one way or another
    Lions 3-2 > 8-8 - They have will keep trying to come back to win but fall a bit more short this year.
    Bears 1-4 > 2-14 - Yeah... Just not good.

    NFCS

    Falcons - 3-1> 11-5 - Matt Ryan is not having the same year he did last year. It will keep the Falcons from taking advantage of their tie breaker over GB. Get 2nd seed though.
    Panthers - 4-1 > 11-5 - The D is legit but the offense won't keep making big clutch plays all year. Still good though and will be a good dark horse.
    Saints - 2-2 > 8-8 - Average team made that way by a great QB lifting them up.
    Bucs - 2-2 > 7-9 - Winston didn't make the improvement he needed to make to have this team take the next step.

    NCFW

    Seahawks - 3-2 > 10-6 - Oline holds them down from being a seed contender.
    Rams - 3-2 > 6-10 - I don't believe in this offense and their D isn't that good either.
    Cards - 2-3 > 6-10 - David Johnson carried this team last year. They are lucky if they go just 1.5 wins worse.
    49ers - 0-5 > 3-13 - Bad team but not as bad as the Bears.

    AFC playoffs - #1 KC #2 Pats #3 Pitt #4 Indy #5 Den#6 Oak
    NFC playoffs - #1 GB #3 Atl #3 Dal #4 Sea #5 Car #6 Minn (That week 16 Dal/Sea game will be fun)

    WC - Oak > Pitt, Den > Indy, Dal > Minn, Car > Sea
    Div - Pats > Oak, Den > KC, Dal > Atl, GB > Car
    CCG - Pats > Den, Dal > GB
    SB - Pats > Dal

    bookmark this.
     
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  11. PatriotsNumero1Fan

    PatriotsNumero1Fan Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    Bryant's very overrated for the squealers.
     
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  12. AndyJohnson

    AndyJohnson PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

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    I do not see 3 more losses.
     
  13. varjao

    varjao Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    I don't either but the thing is that he is officially a game manager now, until last year they were trying to force him into a franchise QB role and he is not. That usually results in awful QB play.

    This year they are using a known formula of game manager QB + strong running game and good defense. It works.
     
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    don't count Wilson and their 12th man out
     

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