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    2007 Predictions


    2007 Season Predictions

    By John Morgan • Commentary

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    This is all for fun. I did spend a little time trying to figure out my final results, including looking into strength of schedule, home games versus road, overall team age, DVOA and Pythagorean wins, but, ultimately, this is done out of fun and shouldn't be taken too seriously.

    AFC East


    New England 12-4
    NY Jets 9-7
    Buffalo Bills 6-10
    Miami Dolphins 2-14

    The Patriots will be one of the best teams in football, once again, in 2007, but they face an insanely tough schedule. Yes, I think the Dolphins will really be that bad this year.

    AFC North

    Cincinnati Bengals 13-3
    Pittsburgh Steelers 11-5
    Cleveland Browns 6-10
    Baltimore Ravens 5-11

    The Steelers, that good? Pittsburgh was the eleventh ranked defense on first downs, the 3rd ranked defense on 2nd downs but the 24 ranked defense on 3rd downs. That implies that in some part the Steelers were unlucky on third downs, that will not likely persist. I think Joey Porter's loss hurts more than many who hate Porter think it will, but that Roethlisberger bounces back and the (hated) Steelers make the playoffs. Oh, and everything falls apart for the Ravens, including a season ending injury for McNair.

    AFC South

    Indianapolis Colts 13-3
    Jacksonville Jaguars 11-5
    Houston Texans 7-9
    Tennessee Titans 4-12

    AFC West

    San Diego 13-3
    Oakland Raiders 7-9
    Denver Broncos 7-9
    Kansas City Chiefs 5-11

    San Diego roles over a weak division; JeMarcus Russell seems like the second coming after the Raiders have suffered the likes of Aaron Brooks and Andrew Walter; Jay Cutler's cockiness costs the Broncos a couple close games and the Chiefs offense completely collapses.

    NFC East

    Philadelphia Eagles 12-4
    Dallas Cowboys 10-6
    Washington Redskins 8-8
    New York Giants 6-10

    The Uglies are the most complete team in the conference. I like the Cowboys' talent, but Wade Phillips is a terrible coach and the teams' ouster in the first round (in decisive fashion) will signal his firing. Redskins put together a promising second half run, aided, in no small part, by a weak schedule. How good was Tiki Barber? How much of a drop-off is it from Barber to Jacobs? I guess my prediction tells you what I think. The Giants win an ugly contest in London over a terrible Dolphins team.

    NFC North


    Green Bay Packers 10-6
    Detroit Lions 7-9
    Chicago Bears 7-9
    Minnesota 1-15

    The Pack fatten up on a weak division. The Lions show some life with a big play offense, but the o-line betrays Martz and Kitna gets battered like a Chinese crast test dummy. Crappy Offense + Disgruntled Defense = A long winter in Soldier Field. Minnesota really is this bad, the one win comes against a reeling Bears team in week 15.

    NFC South

    New Orleans Saints 11-5
    Caroline Panthers 9-7
    Atlanta Falcons 8-8
    Tampa Bay 0-16

    Jammal Brown is one of, if not the, best young tackles in the NFL. I would rate Carolina higher if David Carr were starting. The Falcons will once again be mediocre. I know it looks absurd, but I don't see a game on their schedule I think the Bucs will win.

    NFC West


    Seattle Seahawks 12-4
    St. Louis Rams 10-6
    Arizona Cardinals 7-9
    San Francisco 49ers 7-9

    Looking over some of the other divisions, I have grown more optimistic about the Hawks and Rams. I know the 49ers are a vogue pick right about now, but when you consider they played like a 5-11 team last year, without any major injuries, they would have to improve quite a bit to even be 7-9.

    MVP: Steven Jackson, 2nd Peyton Manning, 3rd Matt Hasselbeck
    Defensive Player of the Year: Julius Peppers, 2nd A.J. Hawk, 3rd Madieu Williams
    Offensive ROY: Brandon Jackson, 2nd Anthony Gonzalez, 3rd Zach Miller
    Defensive ROY: Laron Landry, 2nd Brandon Merriweather, 3rd Justin Harrell

    AFC WC

    NE over NY
    Pitt over SD

    NFC WC

    Stl over Dal
    GB over NO

    AFC Div

    NE over Ind
    Cin over Pitt

    NFC Div

    Sea over GB
    Phi over Stl

    AFC Champ

    Cin over NE

    NFC Champ

    Sea over Phi

    Super Bowl

    Sea over Cin




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    I think the Ratbirds falter this year too, even with McGahee now with them their OL is getting old and Ogden isn't the beast he used to be. McNair is a breath away from a season ending injury. Their defense can be all that if they want to think so but when they're out on the field all day long it will take it's toll.

    Cleveland, well it's Cleveland so nuff said there.

    The division will come down to the Steelers and Bengals again IMO. I think it'll be a tight race again and come down to the last couple weeks of the season like it has in the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deb View Post

    2007 Season Predictions

    By John Morgan • Commentary

    http://www.fieldgulls.com/


    This is all for fun. I did spend a little time trying to figure out my final results, including looking into strength of schedule, home games versus road, overall team age, DVOA and Pythagorean wins, but, ultimately, this is done out of fun and shouldn't be taken too seriously.

    AFC East


    New England 12-4
    NY Jets 9-7
    Buffalo Bills 6-10
    Miami Dolphins 2-14

    The Patriots will be one of the best teams in football, once again, in 2007, but they face an insanely tough schedule. Yes, I think the Dolphins will really be that bad this year.

    I think this is going to be a tough division to figure out. I know for sure New England will be the tops of the league. I think Buffalo might get 8-8 the season. New York Jets at 7-9 and the Dolphins at least win 5 games.

    AFC North

    Cincinnati Bengals 13-3
    Pittsburgh Steelers 11-5
    Cleveland Browns 6-10
    Baltimore Ravens 5-11

    The Steelers, that good? Pittsburgh was the eleventh ranked defense on first downs, the 3rd ranked defense on 2nd downs but the 24 ranked defense on 3rd downs. That implies that in some part the Steelers were unlucky on third downs, that will not likely persist. I think Joey Porter's loss hurts more than many who hate Porter think it will, but that Roethlisberger bounces back and the (hated) Steelers make the playoffs. Oh, and everything falls apart for the Ravens, including a season ending injury for McNair.

    Would someone please explain the theory of evolution of where this so called media specialist believes in the Bengals going 13 wins??? Ummmm clearly this individual does not seem to see the whole picture as in the defense. I don't think that offense is all that explosive. Our offensive line is a whole lot better off than Cincinnati. I say the Steelers at 12-4 and the Bengals at 11-5. Baltimore will clearly hit the .500 mark at 8-8. Cleveland, this will be the seasonal death of Romeo Crennel, 3-13.

    AFC South

    Indianapolis Colts 13-3
    Jacksonville Jaguars 11-5
    Houston Texans 7-9
    Tennessee Titans 4-12

    I have an issue here. Indianapolis is not the same team as the Super Bowl Champions. I figure it will be a dogfight with the Jaguars, but I don't see the Colts winning 13 games, maybe 11 games with the tiebreaker over the Jaguars. It will be two 11-5 finish follow by the predictions stated for the Texans and the Titans.

    AFC West

    San Diego 13-3
    Oakland Raiders 7-9
    Denver Broncos 7-9
    Kansas City Chiefs 5-11

    San Diego roles over a weak division; JeMarcus Russell seems like the second coming after the Raiders have suffered the likes of Aaron Brooks and Andrew Walter; Jay Cutler's cockiness costs the Broncos a couple close games and the Chiefs offense completely collapses. I agree with this with the exception of the Broncos record, I believe it will be 9-7 instead of 7-9.

    NFC East

    Philadelphia Eagles 12-4
    Dallas Cowboys 10-6
    Washington Redskins 8-8
    New York Giants 6-10

    The Uglies are the most complete team in the conference. I like the Cowboys' talent, but Wade Phillips is a terrible coach and the teams' ouster in the first round (in decisive fashion) will signal his firing. Redskins put together a promising second half run, aided, in no small part, by a weak schedule. How good was Tiki Barber? How much of a drop-off is it from Barber to Jacobs? I guess my prediction tells you what I think. The Giants win an ugly contest in London over a terrible Dolphins team. This is about right.

    NFC North


    Green Bay Packers 10-6
    Detroit Lions 7-9
    Chicago Bears 7-9
    Minnesota 1-15

    The Pack fatten up on a weak division. The Lions show some life with a big play offense, but the o-line betrays Martz and Kitna gets battered like a Chinese crast test dummy. Crappy Offense + Disgruntled Defense = A long winter in Soldier Field. Minnesota really is this bad, the one win comes against a reeling Bears team in week 15.

    This has travesty written all over it. The Packers will NOT win this division. The Bears will reload and win easily at 11-5. Detroit, I am going to give them some bounce. 9-7 is a real possiblity. Minnesota is better than Green Bay. Minnesota for 7-9 and Green Bay for 5-11.
    NFC South

    New Orleans Saints 11-5
    Caroline Panthers 9-7
    Atlanta Falcons 8-8
    Tampa Bay 0-16

    Jammal Brown is one of, if not the, best young tackles in the NFL. I would rate Carolina higher if David Carr were starting. The Falcons will once again be mediocre. I know it looks absurd, but I don't see a game on their schedule I think the Bucs will win.

    I agree with the Saints. Panthers might be the better team than most folks would say, they could compete with the Saints for the divisional title. The Falcons are going to be an iffy depending on the fiasco of Vick. Tampa Bay is going to be better than the record they put here 3-13 is better.

    NFC West


    Seattle Seahawks 12-4
    St. Louis Rams 10-6
    Arizona Cardinals 7-9
    San Francisco 49ers 7-9

    Looking over some of the other divisions, I have grown more optimistic about the Hawks and Rams. I know the 49ers are a vogue pick right about now, but when you consider they played like a 5-11 team last year, without any major injuries, they would have to improve quite a bit to even be 7-9.

    Seahawks at 12-4? I don't think so. The Rams are explosive to me. I can see them finish at 12-4 and the Hawks at 10-6. Cardinals and the 49ers battling it out, the Cards are in the basement as Whisenhunt first season will be a tough one at 5-11 and the Niners at 6-10.

    MVP: Steven Jackson, 2nd Peyton Manning, 3rd Matt Hasselbeck ( Jackson MVP, yes, I think Roethlisberger is going to make a strong showing in this race)
    Defensive Player of the Year: Julius Peppers, 2nd A.J. Hawk, 3rd Madieu Williams (I am not so sure on this one)

    Offensive ROY: Brandon Jackson, 2nd Anthony Gonzalez, 3rd Zach Miller
    (I am going to give this to Calvin Johnson)
    Defensive ROY: Laron Landry, 2nd Brandon Merriweather, 3rd Justin Harrell
    (I am going to give this to our main man, Timmons)
    AFC WC

    NE over NY (PITT over JAX)
    Pitt over SD (INDY over CIN)

    NFC WC

    Stl over Dal (CHI over DAL)
    GB over NO ( NO over CAR)

    AFC Div

    NE over Ind (PITT over SD)
    Cin over Pitt (NE over INDY)

    NFC Div

    Sea over GB (PHIL over CHI)
    Phi over Stl ( NO over STL)

    AFC Champ

    Cin over NE (PITT over NE)

    NFC Champ

    Sea over Phi (PHIL over NO)

    Super Bowl

    Sea over Cin (PITT over PHIL) Battle of PA

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    There is no way a team with as many thugs as the Bunguls have are going to the super bowl ............... no class + jail time = home for the playoffs

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    Bungals do not have the defense for a super bowl run. End of story.


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    The Bengals beating the Steelers in the playoffs? What a joke.



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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelCityMan786 View Post
    The Bengals beating the Steelers in the playoffs? What a joke.
    EXACTLY, the bengals even being in the playoffs is iffy in my mind

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    as much as id like cincy to be 13 and 3 im sitting here going hahah thats rich LOL and really I think u the steelers will be 13 and 3 not them but what do I know LOL

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    lol those are terrible, i may be a homer about this but i thing the steelers are the class of the division this year....i just cant see the ravens having a good year. billick thinks hes gods gift to offense and we will see when raw lewis stabs steve mcnair and kyle boller and troy smith fight for the starting job lol

    bengals are trash and the defense is sorry

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