Posted by: Nathan | September 12, 2006

My 2006 NFL Predictions

Like Kyle, I’m no football expert, but that’s not stopping me from bringing you my predictions for the recently-begun 2006 NFL campaign. Will I be wrong about many of my picks? Oh yes. Are the experts often wrong. Most definitely. Here are my division winners and how I see the playoffs breaking down. Come the actual playoffs, I’ll make new picks if (and when) I’m wrong.
NFC 

West:  Seattle Seahawks— via a weak, weak, weak division. Only the Cards can even give ’em a run for their proverbial money.

North: Minnesota Vikings — The Bears have the best defense in the league, but I like the Vikes this year. Maybe they’ll be better since I’m gone.

South: Carolina Panthers — Didn’t look good in week one, but they always struggle early only to eventually discover that they’re good.

East: Philadelphia Eagles — That’s right: the best division in football, and I’m picking the team that finished last in it last year to take it this year. McNabb is back and what’s-his-butt moved to Dallas, so the Eagles are going to bounce back in a big way.

Wildcards: New York Giants — They showed me something in the loss to Indy.

Chicago Bears — A great D like that doesn’t stay home during the playoffs.

AFC

West: Denver Broncos — They’ll bounce back from a rough week-one loss to take this division, which is much weaker than it once was.

North: Cincinnati Bengals — Palmer is as good as it gets…almost, and the ‘Gals are going to be tough to be beat this year.

South: Indianapolis Colts — The Jaguars are the only in-division opponent that can even play a decent game against these guys. That said, Indy’s a lot weaker sans James.

East: New England Patriots — Brady and the Hatriots always win this division despite everyone’s best efforts. Man, I hate ’em, but they’re darn good.

Wildcards: Miami Dolphins — Culpepper is going to play a lot better on a team that already had a good defense.

Jacksonville Jaguars — They always manage to win with their underrated defense and solid QB play.

And the Steelers and Cowboys stay home despite their Super Bowl win and new T.O.-focused offense respectively.

The Playoffs

NFC

Wildcard round: Giants over Vikings, Bears over Panthers.

2nd round: Eagles over Giants, Bears over Seahawks.

NFC Title Game: Eagles over Bears.

AFC

Wildcard round: Patriots over Jaguars, Dolphins over Broncos.

2nd round: Bengals over Dolphins, Patriots over Colts (you know Manning’s a choker).

AFC Title Game: Bengals over Patriots.

That means…

Super Bowl XLI

Eagles over Bengals.

Yep, that’s pretty insane to pick. You’ve gotta love football season.

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Responses

  1. Philly going all the way to the championship is a little nuts for me, I don’t think they’re THAT good, but they’ll definitely rebound me thinks…I almost picked Cincy going to the Super Bowl, so I think that’s a good option. I am a big non-believer in the Giants and Phins until something drastic happens with those dudes.

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