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    2003 NFL Predictions

    AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE

    AFC East
    1.)NEW YORK 11-5 Pennington's sophomore year as starter will be a battle for respect.
    2.)MIAMI 10-6 QB controversy could damage Phags Super Bowl hopes.
    3.)NEW ENGLAND 9-7 Very dangerous team if their revamped defense can gell.
    4.)BUFFALO 9-7 Have worked very hard to improve and looks like a contender.

    AFC North
    1.)BALTIMORE 9-7 Will run away with division if a solution to their QB problem comes along.
    2.)PITTSBURGH 8-8 Maddox must prove he isn't a one year wonder, and the Bus must show he has gas left in the tank.
    3.)CLEVELAND 4-12 Depleted defense + QB controversy + playoff schedule = Break out the paper bags!
    4.)CINCINNATI 4-12 New coach and free agent improvements give hope to the Queens City.

    AFC South
    1.)TENNESSEE 10-6 Eddie George isn't getting any younger, but team can rely on McNair's toughness.
    2.)INDIANAPOLIS 8-8 Could get lost in the pack in a tough AFC.
    3.)JACKSONVILLE 6-10 Del Rio must prove he can coach...Brunnell must prove he still has it.
    4.)HOUSTON 4-12 Opposing defenses will look to once again break the sack record on poor Carr.

    AFC West
    1.)OAKLAND 11-5 Old bastards not yet ready to pass torch on to 35-and under crowd.
    2.)KANSAS CITY 9-7 Powerful offense helps make up for anemic defense.
    3.)DENVER 8-8 Is Plummer as good as advertised? I say no.
    4.)SAN DIEGO 8-8 Parity sure is a pain in the ass, huh?

    Division Champions
    New York Jets(1), Baltimore Ravens(4), Tennessee Titans(3), Oakland Raiders(2)

    Wild Card Teams
    Miami Dolphins(5), New England Patriots(6)

    Wild Card Round
    New England 20, Tennessee 17
    Miami 27, Baltimore 10

    Divisional Playoffs
    New York 31, New England 17
    Oakland 35, Miami 14

    AFC Championship
    New York 24, Oakland 20

    AFC Champions
    New York Jets

    NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE

    NFC East
    1.)PHILADELPHIA 10-6 Eagles aren't getting any better and may be running out of Super Bowl chances.
    2.)NEW YORK 10-6 Last year's surprise team is only better this year.
    3.)WASHINGTON 7-9 Expectations are high, but chemistry will be a major issue.
    4.)DALLAS 6-10 Good luck, Bill.

    NFC North
    1.)GREEN BAY 11-5 Playing in one the NFL's weakest divisions makes them seem better than they are.
    2.)MINNESOTA 7-9 Offense looks promising, but young defense could be downfall. Playoff team if Denny Green was still head coach.
    3.)DETROIT 5-11 Don't be surprised to see huge numbers from Harrington/Rogers duo.
    4.)CHICAGO 4-12 Kordell struggled to win in Pittsburgh, where he was surrounded with talent.

    NFC South
    1.)TAMPA BAY 12-4 The best, until proven otherwise.
    2.)ATLANTA 11-5 Young team looks poised for a run deep into the postseason.
    3.)CAROLINA 8-8 Under-rated team could probably win one of league's weaker divisions.
    4.)NEW ORLEANS 7-9 Won't be in position to choke down the stretch this year.

    NFC West
    1.)SAN FRANSISCO 10-6 After idiotic head coaching change, may soon be on the way down.
    2.)ST. LOUIS 9-7 Season is riding on the shaky health of Faulk and Warner.
    3.)SEATTLE 7-9 Perreniel underachievers expected to do big things. We all know better.
    4.)ARIZONA 4-12 Will be lucky enough if Emmitt's legs can carry them to a .333 season.

    Division Champions
    Philadelphia Eagles(3), Green Bay Packers(2), Tampa Bay Buccaneers(1), San Fransisco 49ers(4)

    Wild Card Teams
    Atlanta Falcons(5), New York Giants(6)

    Wild Card Round
    Philadelphia 20, New York 17
    Atlanta 38, San Fransisco 21

    Divisional Playoffs
    Tampa Bay 17, Atlanta 3
    Philadelphia 23, Green Bay 16

    NFC Championship
    Tampa Bay 17, Philadelphia 6

    NFC Champions
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    SUPER BOWL XXXVIII
    New York Jets vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Score By Quarters:
    1 2 3 4 OT F
    NYJ 7 0 3 10 - 20
    TB 3 10 3 21 - 37

    Super Bowl XXXVIII MVP:
    Keshawn Johnson, WR, Tampa Bay

    NFL MVP
    Michael Vick, QB, Atlanta

    Offensive Player of the Year
    Priest Holmes, HB, Kansas City

    Defensive Player of the Year
    Ray Lewis, LB, Baltimore

    Offensive Rookie of the Year
    Charles Rogers, WR, Detroit

    Defensive Rookie of the Year
    Troy Polamalu, S, Pittsburgh

    Head Coach of the Year
    Dan Reeves, Atlanta

    Head Coaching Exits
    Dick Vermeil, Kansas City
    Dick Jauron, Chicago
    Jim Haslett, New Orleans
    Mike Martz, St. Louis
    Mike Holmgren, Seattle
    Dave McGinnis, Arizona

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    [quote][i]Originally posted by Louisiana[/i]@Jul 30 2003, 03:22 AM
    [b] 2003 NFL Predictions

    AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE

    AFC East
    1.)NEW YORK 11-5 Pennington's sophomore year as starter will be a battle for respect.
    2.)MIAMI 10-6 QB controversy could damage Phags Super Bowl hopes.
    3.)NEW ENGLAND 9-7 Very dangerous team if their revamped defense can gell.
    4.)BUFFALO 9-7 Have worked very hard to improve and looks like a contender.

    AFC North
    1.)BALTIMORE 9-7 Will run away with division if a solution to their QB problem comes along.
    2.)PITTSBURGH 8-8 Maddox must prove he isn't a one year wonder, and the Bus must show he has gas left in the tank.
    3.)CLEVELAND 4-12 Depleted defense + QB controversy + playoff schedule = Break out the paper bags!
    4.)CINCINNATI 4-12 New coach and free agent improvements give hope to the Queens City.

    AFC South
    1.)TENNESSEE 10-6 Eddie George isn't getting any younger, but team can rely on McNair's toughness.
    2.)INDIANAPOLIS 8-8 Could get lost in the pack in a tough AFC.
    3.)JACKSONVILLE 6-10 Del Rio must prove he can coach...Brunnell must prove he still has it.
    4.)HOUSTON 4-12 Opposing defenses will look to once again break the sack record on poor Carr.

    AFC West
    1.)OAKLAND 11-5 Old bastards not yet ready to pass torch on to 35-and under crowd.
    2.)KANSAS CITY 9-7 Powerful offense helps make up for anemic defense.
    3.)DENVER 8-8 Is Plummer as good as advertised? I say no.
    4.)SAN DIEGO 8-8 Parity sure is a pain in the ass, huh?

    Division Champions
    New York Jets(1), Baltimore Ravens(4), Tennessee Titans(3), Oakland Raiders(2)

    Wild Card Teams
    Miami Dolphins(5), New England Patriots(6)

    Wild Card Round
    New England 20, Tennessee 17
    Miami 27, Baltimore 10

    Divisional Playoffs
    New York 31, New England 17
    Oakland 35, Miami 14

    AFC Championship
    New York 24, Oakland 20

    AFC Champions
    New York Jets

    NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE

    NFC East
    1.)PHILADELPHIA 10-6 Eagles aren't getting any better and may be running out of Super Bowl chances.
    2.)NEW YORK 10-6 Last year's surprise team is only better this year.
    3.)WASHINGTON 7-9 Expectations are high, but chemistry will be a major issue.
    4.)DALLAS 6-10 Good luck, Bill.

    NFC North
    1.)GREEN BAY 11-5 Playing in one the NFL's weakest divisions makes them seem better than they are.
    2.)MINNESOTA 7-9 Offense looks promising, but young defense could be downfall. Playoff team if Denny Green was still head coach.
    3.)DETROIT 5-11 Don't be surprised to see huge numbers from Harrington/Rogers duo.
    4.)CHICAGO 4-12 Kordell struggled to win in Pittsburgh, where he was surrounded with talent.

    NFC South
    1.)TAMPA BAY 12-4 The best, until proven otherwise.
    2.)ATLANTA 11-5 Young team looks poised for a run deep into the postseason.
    3.)CAROLINA 8-8 Under-rated team could probably win one of league's weaker divisions.
    4.)NEW ORLEANS 7-9 Won't be in position to choke down the stretch this year.

    NFC West
    1.)SAN FRANSISCO 10-6 After idiotic head coaching change, may soon be on the way down.
    2.)ST. LOUIS 9-7 Season is riding on the shaky health of Faulk and Warner.
    3.)SEATTLE 7-9 Perreniel underachievers expected to do big things. We all know better.
    4.)ARIZONA 4-12 Will be lucky enough if Emmitt's legs can carry them to a .333 season.

    Division Champions
    Philadelphia Eagles(3), Green Bay Packers(2), Tampa Bay Buccaneers(1), San Fransisco 49ers(4)

    Wild Card Teams
    Atlanta Falcons(5), New York Giants(6)

    Wild Card Round
    Philadelphia 20, New York 17
    Atlanta 38, San Fransisco 21

    Divisional Playoffs
    Tampa Bay 17, Atlanta 3
    Philadelphia 23, Green Bay 16

    NFC Championship
    Tampa Bay 17, Philadelphia 6

    NFC Champions
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    SUPER BOWL XXXVIII
    New York Jets vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Score By Quarters:
    1 2 3 4 OT F
    NYJ 7 0 3 10 - 20
    TB 3 10 3 21 - 37

    Super Bowl XXXVIII MVP:
    Keshawn Johnson, WR, Tampa Bay

    NFL MVP
    Michael Vick, QB, Atlanta

    Offensive Player of the Year
    Priest Holmes, HB, Kansas City

    Defensive Player of the Year
    Ray Lewis, LB, Baltimore

    Offensive Rookie of the Year
    Charles Rogers, WR, Detroit

    Defensive Rookie of the Year
    Troy Polamalu, S, Pittsburgh

    Head Coach of the Year
    Dan Reeves, Atlanta

    Head Coaching Exits
    Dick Vermeil, Kansas City
    Dick Jauron, Chicago
    Jim Haslett, New Orleans
    Mike Martz, St. Louis
    Mike Holmgren, Seattle
    Dave McGinnis, Arizona [/b][/quote]
    I'm ok with your predictions for the most part.

    I think, Cleveland will win more than 4 games and Pittsburgh is winning atleast 10 games this season. They have a big time passing attack, great pass rush and one of the league's best run defenses. Can't see them winning only 8 games.

    The 49ers are going to go backwards in my opinion. They are ripe for the picking and I think, Seattle and St.Louis have a shot at that division crown.

    Would have loved The Vikes if Bennett didn't go down.

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    :ph34r:
    your prediction has many possibilities. I see the AFC east being a slugfest between us and the fish. I do think that we will sweep them though and they always have trouble against the Bills who we beat most of the time.

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    [quote][i]Originally posted by Louisiana[/i]@Jul 29 2003, 11:22 PM
    [b] NFL MVP
    Michael Vick, QB, Atlanta

    Offensive Player of the Year
    Priest Holmes, HB, Kansas City

    Defensive Player of the Year
    Ray Lewis, LB, Baltimore

    Offensive Rookie of the Year
    Charles Rogers, WR, Detroit

    Defensive Rookie of the Year
    Troy Polamalu, S, Pittsburgh

    Head Coach of the Year
    Dan Reeves, Atlanta [/b][/quote]
    Nice post, louisiana ... very enjoyable read

    I already predicted the divisions in another thread, but I'll take a crack at the season ending awards.


    NFL MVP
    Chad Pennington ~ {All-Pro season despite the loss of his GO-TO-GUY, Lav Coles}

    OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
    Drew Bledsoe ~ {All the pieces are in place on offense for an obscene year}

    DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
    John Abraham ~ {Improved stamina and the new carpet results in eye-popping sack totals}

    OFFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
    Charles Rogers ~ {Harrington to Rogers will make the weekly highlight reels}

    DEFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
    DeWayne Robertson ~ {Abe's partner in crime will justify his draft status}

    HEAD COACH OF THE YEAR
    Herman Edwards ~ {Writers will owe him this award when his Jets prove their dire predictions unfounded}

    COMEBACK PLAYER OF THE YEAR
    Kurt Warner & Marshall Faulk ~ {Teammates stay healthy and split the award}

    MOST IMPROVED PLAYER
    WR Marc Boerigter ~ {Unheralded Chiefs WR puts up Pro Bowl numbers}

    SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
    Santana Moss ~ {Takes at least two to the house on the new carpet ... maybe more}

    MOST DISAPPOINTING TEAM
    Washington Redskins ~ {The kings of the off-season go 6-10}

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    As good if not better than anything else I've read thus far. Fairly solid down the line, but it wouldn't surprise me to see all the teams in the NFC South with a winning record.

    I'm not as enamored with Micheal Vick as some, so I'm not ready to give him the Offensive player of the year or MVP quite yet. I would pick Ricky Williams.

    Since someone else picked a Jet over Lewis as defensive player of the year, I'll pick a Buc. But it won't be Brooks or Sapp this time. Simeon Rice. This guy is gonna have a monster year.

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    Hey Louisiana, not bad.

    For the most part, you're probably right. I have a hard tim epredicting individual awards, since we never know who will surprise, who will disappoint, who will get hurt, etc.

    As for the finishing positions, I pretty much agree with your playoff teams. Maybe the order of seeding is open for disagreement, but you're on the right track.

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    see what I mean?

    NFL MVP=Pennington AND
    def rookie of the year=D robertson.
    Abe=def player of the year

    If either ONE of them comes true, it will be awsome. If Both three come true it will be a super bowl ring.
    Chances are far more likely that neither one will happen. Cmon! these kind of fantasy predictions are silly.

    Jet goggles indeed

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    [quote][i]Originally posted by dickkotite[/i]@Jul 30 2003, 02:15 PM
    [b] If Both three come true
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    ????? :blink:

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    There's noting more stupid year in and year out than these ridiculas predictions. The NFL is almost impossible to figure out long term, week to week against the spread its still very beatable, but predicting diviision champs and wild cards drive me nuts, that being said I guess your forecasts are as good as any.

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    Chad will win MVP and not throw a single incompletion or INT all season. The Jets will never lose another game for Chad's entire career and will win 11 consecutive SBs...all on the strength of Chad's heart.

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    [quote][i]Originally posted by jets5ever[/i]@Jul 30 2003, 02:31 PM
    [b] Chad will win MVP and not throw a single incompletion or INT all season. The Jets will never lose another game for Chad's entire career and will win 11 consecutive SBs...all on the strength of Chad's heart. [/b][/quote]
    Finally, a realistic prediction... :lol:

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    [quote][i]Originally posted by Green Jets & Ham+Jul 30 2003, 01:25 AM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>[b]QUOTE[/b] (Green Jets & Ham @ Jul 30 2003, 01:25 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin--Louisiana[/i]@Jul 29 2003, 11:22 PM
    [b] NFL MVP
    Michael Vick, QB, Atlanta

    Offensive Player of the Year
    Priest Holmes, HB, Kansas City

    Defensive Player of the Year
    Ray Lewis, LB, Baltimore

    Offensive Rookie of the Year
    Charles Rogers, WR, Detroit

    Defensive Rookie of the Year
    Troy Polamalu, S, Pittsburgh

    Head Coach of the Year
    Dan Reeves, Atlanta [/b][/quote]
    Nice post, louisiana ... very enjoyable read

    I already predicted the divisions in another thread, but I&#39;ll take a crack at the season ending awards.


    NFL MVP
    Chad Pennington ~ {All-Pro season despite the loss of his GO-TO-GUY, Lav Coles}

    OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
    Drew Bledsoe ~ {All the pieces are in place on offense for an obscene year}

    DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
    John Abraham ~ {Improved stamina and the new carpet results in eye-popping sack totals}

    OFFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
    Charles Rogers ~ {Harrington to Rogers will make the weekly highlight reels}

    DEFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
    DeWayne Robertson ~ {Abe&#39;s partner in crime will justify his draft status}

    HEAD COACH OF THE YEAR
    Herman Edwards ~ {Writers will owe him this award when his Jets prove their dire predictions unfounded}

    COMEBACK PLAYER OF THE YEAR
    Kurt Warner & Marshall Faulk ~ {Teammates stay healthy and split the award}

    MOST IMPROVED PLAYER
    WR Marc Boerigter ~ {Unheralded Chiefs WR puts up Pro Bowl numbers}

    SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
    Santana Moss ~ {Takes at least two to the house on the new carpet ... maybe more}

    MOST DISAPPOINTING TEAM
    Washington Redskins ~ {The kings of the off-season go 6-10} [/b][/quote]
    Damn GJ&H you should have just thrown Chrebet in there for the comeback player of the year and Curtis for MVP. Then we could have won basically every award. LOL.

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    Louisiana, I like your predictions with the exception of one. Your Super Bowl Winner...to make your predictions more believable... the Jets need to beat Tampa Bay to win the crown :D

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    5ever...obviously you don&#39;t see what I see in Chad. To say he will only win 11 straight SB is an affront to everything I stand for. How dare you not give Chad the benefit of the doubt in terms of having the ability to play into his 40&#39;s.

    Sooth...please ban Pats5ever for not being a loyal enough Chadophile&#33;

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    [quote][i]Originally posted by jetsfreak[/i]@Jul 29 2003, 11:55 PM
    [b] :ph34r:
    ...and they always have trouble against the Bills who we beat most of the time. [/b][/quote]
    I consider it my job when the green fog of optimism starts to overtake posters here to set them straight with a little reality... <_<

    Since 1996, the Jets are 7-7 against the Bills...they have swept twice, they have been swept twice, and have split 3 times. By any definition that history does not describe a team that you "beat most of the time". Please temper your enthusiasm as needed. :D

    BB

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    I predict that this board will have at least 100 more Sb predictions for the Jets, by the time the Jets land in Japan.

    That is so realistic for a team that has not made a SB since Nixon, back when it was called the NFL vs AFL championship game.

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