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It's boring in here so I just wanted to create another topic you all could feed off of. With the Draft and Free Agency over, everyone has an idea what the key players might be on each roster. We can give our early predictions now and then I will create a Thread after the Pre-Season to see how much our opinions have changed. Training Camp starts July 26th, thank God. It is getting close :thmup:.

 

Here are my early picks: AFC

My AFC East Champs = Buffalo Bills

My AFC South Champs = Jacksonville Jaguars  

My AFC West Champs = KC Chiefs

My AFC North Champs = Baltimore Ravens

WildCard teams = Cincinnati Bengals, LA Chargers, NY Jets

 

-I have the Colts at 8-8-1 at the moment. Teams that made the playoffs in the AFC last season that will miss this season are the Dolphins. Only one I can see at this point. There are usually 1 or 2 that miss after making it. I have the Jets getting in instead - The Rodgers factor. My bold prediction is the Ravens will win the North, Cincy will still be a super strong WildCard team.

 

NFC

My NFC East Champs = Philly Eagles

My NFC South Champs = Carolina Panthers

My NFC West Champs = SF 49'ers

My NFC North Champs = Detroit Lions

WildCard teams = Dallas Cowboys, LA Rams, Seattle Seahawks

My bold prediction is the Panthers will win the South. I believe in Bryce Young and they were coming on strong last season without a legit QB. I think a change of scenery for Reich will do him good. No team has repeated as division champs in the NFC East since 2004 when Philly did it. Will Philly is going to do now as well lol. Teams that made the playoffs in the NFC last season that will miss this season are the Bucs - no Tom, Giants, and Vikings (I have 3). Sorry @NFLfan, I just don't trust Jones at QB with the Giants and the Vikings losing Cook is not good. Vikings won a ton of close games, that could easily swing the other way. Lions are the team to beat in the NFC North as funny as that sounds. I think the Rams will get back in as a WildCard, they have a great Coach and still have Donald + Stafford and Kupp should be healthy in 2023. I don't feel strongly about the 49ers winning the West because of their QB situation but their overall team is so strong and so is their coaching that I have to pick them. 

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41 minutes ago, 2006Coltsbestever said:

It's boring in here so I just wanted to create another topic you all could feed off of. With the Draft and Free Agency over, everyone has an idea what the key players might be on each roster. We can give our early predictions now and then I will create a Thread after the Pre-Season to see how much our opinions have changed. Training Camp starts July 26th, thank God. It is getting close :thmup:.

 

Here are my early picks: AFC

My AFC East Champs = Buffalo Bills

My AFC South Champs = Jacksonville Jaguars  

My AFC West Champs = KC Chiefs

My AFC North Champs = Baltimore Ravens

WildCard teams = Cincinnati Bengals, LA Chargers, NY Jets

 

-I have the Colts at 8-8-1 at the moment. Teams that made the playoffs in the AFC last season that will miss this season are the Dolphins. Only one I can see at this point. There are usually 1 or 2 that miss after making it. I have the Jets getting in instead - The Rodgers factor. My bold prediction is the Ravens will win the North, Cincy will still be a super strong WildCard team.

 

NFC

My NFC East Champs = Philly Eagles

My NFC South Champs = Carolina Panthers

My NFC West Champs = SF 49'ers

My NFC North Champs = Detroit Lions

WildCard teams = Dallas Cowboys, LA Rams, Seattle Seahawks

My bold prediction is the Panthers will win the South. I believe in Bryce Young and they were coming on strong last season without a legit QB. I think a change of scenery for Reich will do him good. No team has repeated as division champs in the NFC East since 2004 when Philly did it. Will Philly is going to do now as well lol. Teams that made the playoffs in the NFC last season that will miss this season are the Bucs - no Tom, Giants, and Vikings (I have 3). Sorry @NFLfan, I just don't trust Jones at QB with the Giants and the Vikings losing Cook is not good. Vikings won a ton of close games, that could easily swing the other way. Lions are the team to beat in the NFC North as funny as that sounds. I think the Rams will get back in as a WildCard, they have a great Coach and still have Donald + Stafford and Kupp should be healthy in 2023. I don't feel strongly about the 49ers winning the West because of their QB situation but their overall team is so strong and so is their coaching that I have to pick them. 

I will add 1 more thing. How well the Colts will finish this 2023 season is a mystery, a guess in reality. I do think AR will be at least average and make some big plays and make some game winning plays in a few games. I also think Taylor is going to have a huge season after that nonsense last season. I also think Shane will be the real deal as a Coach. That is why I think we can be a .500 team as of now. + we play in a crap division. We lost a lot of close games last season that we could've won which is very notable.

 

For craps and giggles I see the Patriots our old rivals finishing with the same record as us = 8-8-1. We play them this season and they will tie each other lmao . That would be fitting Homer Simpson Laughing GIF by FOX TV

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7 hours ago, 2006Coltsbestever said:

These are all early predictions. I want to see where Cook and Hopkins end up. That could change things alone.

 

I'm not happy that we let go of Cook. It makes no sense extending guys only to cut them a year or two later. If we extend Justin Jefferson, I hope that in two years we are not cutting him. I liked the days when players were drafted and spent most of their careers with one team.

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I'm gonna pick the teams not many think will compete well, but you know, some of them will surprise.

 

NFC:

 

North : Packers (Love does well, and all of the division rivals look to reboot their QB search)

 

East: Cowboys (they look well rounded this season)

 

West: Seahawks (offense is too good for the tame division)

 

South: Saints (Panthers are in close fight, other rivals don't have a QB to fight it out)

 

Wild Card teams: 49ers, Eagles, Panthers

 

AFC:

 

North:  Ravens (Lamar stays healthy and highly motivated)

 

East:  Bills (no longer have to wonder how a good running game could help this offense)

 

West:  Chiefs (little competition within the division, though games are close at times)

 

South:  Texans (Great running game and solid offense and defense this year)

 

Wild Card teams: Bengals, Jets, Dolphins

 

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One new rule change this year:

 

After the H2H record, the second tie breaker in deciding play-off seeding this season is SOV (Strength of Victory), it used to be conference record and going forward, conference wins aren't going to be as important as the victories against tougher competition based on the schedule. 

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