NFL 2012 Predictions - I think my team is gonna do awesome in 2012!

I like most people, enjoy giving my uneducated opinions on things without being asked. Without further ado, here are my NFL 2012 predictions:

*Bold means playoff team.
AFC East:
New England 12-4
New York Jets 9-7
Buffalo 9-7
Miami 3-13

AFC North:
Baltimore - 11-5
Cincinnati 8-8
Pittsburgh 8-8
Cleveland 6-10

AFC South:
Houston 12-4
Tennessee 7-9
Jacksonville 6-10
Indianpolis 4-12

AFC West:
Kansas City 10-6
Denver 8-8
San Diego 7-9
Oakland 6-12

NFC East:
New York Giants 10-6
Philadelphia 10-6
Dallas 7-9
Washington 6-10

NFC North:
Green Bay 13-3
Chicago 10-6
Detroit 8-8
Minnesota 4-12

NFC South:
Atlanta 10-6
New Orleans 8-8
Tampa Bay 7-9
Carolina 6-10

NFC West:
Seattle 9-7
San Francisco 8-8
St. Louis 6-10
Arizona 5-11

AFC Championship:
Houston over Baltimore

NFC Championship:
Green Bay over Atlanta

Superbowl Winner:
Houston over Green Bay

Fine, then.

NFC East:
NYG 10-6
Philadelphia 10-6
Dallas 7-9
Washington 5-11

NFC Central
Green Bay 13-3
Chicago 11-5
Detroit 8-8
Minnesota 3-13

NFC West
SF 10-6
Seattle 7-9
Arizona 6-10
St. Louis 5-11

NFC South
Atlanta 12-4
New Orleans 10-6
Tampa Bay 7-9
Carolina 6-10

AFC East
New England 12-4
Buffalo 10-6
NYJ 7-9
Miami 1-15

AFC Central
Baltimore 11-5
Pittsburgh 10-6
Cincinnati 7-9
Cleveland 3-13

AFC West
Denver 11-5
KC 10-6
San Diego 10-6
Oakland 6-10

AFC South
Houston 12-4
Tennessee 7-9
Indianapolis 5-11
Jacksonville 4-12

AFC Championship:
New England over Houston

NFC Championship:
Green Bay over Atlanta

Superbowl Winner:
New England over Green Bay

Bonus! Top 5 picks next year:

1. Miami
2. Cleveland
3. Minnesota
4. Washington
5. St. Louis

Oh yeah, a predictions thread.

I like Buffalo's chances. Their offense is still a slight worry because of Fred Jackson's injury last year, but I like their schedule and releasing Shawne Merriman can be nothing but good for a team.

Jerome Simpson comes back from his suspension to propel the Minnesota Vikings to an 8-8 record.

Blaine Gabbert completes more than 3 forward passes this season. (Translation: Having NFL-level WRs is good for your team.)

Peyton Manning ends up paralyzed, but continues to play football because he's that damned good. (Translation: He re-injures his neck.)

Matt Ryan has a phenomenal season, but the Falcons fail to win a postseason game and continue to keep their coaching staff intact.

Lions win the Super Bowl.

No love for the Skins... I gotta believe beyond my bias that they will be 8-8 this year at least. This is their schedule. I put a star next to games they can win. I don't see a team they can't beat. My bias takes them to 10-6 but they don't win the division and don't make the playoffs.

Should wins: 7 (Rams, Bengals, Bucs, Falcons, Vikings, Cowboys, Browns)
Could wins: 6 (1 Giants, 1 Philly, Saints, Panthers, Steelers, Ravens)

New Orleans Saints
*St. Louis Rams
*Cincinnati Bengals
*Tampa Bay Buccaneers
*Atlanta Falcons
*Minnesota Vikings
New York Giants
Pittsburgh Steelers
Carolina Panthers
Philadelphia Eagles
*Dallas Cowboys
New York Giants
Baltimore Ravens
*Cleveland Browns
Philadelphia Eagles
*Dallas Cowboys

49ers win the superbowl against the Steelers.
Panthers make the NFC championship game but lose.

fangblackbone wrote:

Should wins: 7 (Rams, Bengals, Bucs, Falcons, Vikings, Cowboys, Browns)

Fang I think some of your homerism is showing. How are the Bengals, Bucs, Falcons, Cowboys "should wins" for the Redskins? They finished 5-11 last year, have a rookie QB this year and didn't make much improvement anywhere else. I would say all of those teams are better than the Redskins and they had winning records last year (example TB but everyone agrees they should be better). I could easily see Washington going 4-12 or 5-11 again, sorry bud.

Elliott: Houston in the superbowl and BOTH the Jets and Bills in the playoffs? I'd take that bet!

Some predictions from me:

The Bengals end up with at least 9 wins, although they have a tough second half.

Houston squeaks into the playoffs by virtue of playing the Colts twice in the last three weeks of the season.

Seattle surprises and wins the division.

Andrew Luck's rookie season is better than Peyton Manning's rookie season and people all over Indiana and ESPN overreact.

Trent Richardson doesn't play in even 10 games.

garion333 wrote:

Matt Ryan has a phenomenal season, but the Falcons fail to win a postseason game and continue to keep their coaching staff intact

I agree which is why I've tried to target him in all of my drafts.

AFC East:
*New England
*Buffalo
Jets
Miami

AFC North:
*Baltimore
Stealers
Cincinnati
Cleveland

AFC South:
*Houston
Tennessee
Jacksonville
Indianpolis

AFC West:
*Denver
*San Diego
KC
Oakland

NFC East:
*New York Giants
Philadelphia
Dallas
Washington

NFC North:
*Green Bay
*Chicago
Detroit
Minnesota

NFC South:
*Atlanta
*New Orleans
Carolina
Tampa Bay

NFC West:
*Seattle
San Francisco
St. Louis
Arizona

AFC Championship:
Baltimore over Denver

NFC Championship:
Green Bay over Seattle

Superbowl Winner:
Green Bay over Baltimore

MilkmanDanimal wrote:

NFC South
...
Tampa Bay 7-9
Carolina 6-10

Hater.

Enix wrote:
MilkmanDanimal wrote:

NFC South
...
Tampa Bay 7-9
Carolina 6-10

Hater.

Sure, probably some homerism there, but Tampa has lots of young talent, and they clearly aren't as utterly awful as they were last year. If Davin Joseph hadn't gone down, we might have been talking about the best offensive line in the game. Still plenty of questions at LB and d-line depth, but it's a solid team. Carolina? Cam Newton was mind-bogglingly good last year, and it's pretty normal to expect a regression. Between defenses having time to adjust and Steve Smith having to get old at some point, that offense seems likely to slow down. That, and if they keep calling all those designed runs, Cam Newton will not play 16 games. I don't care how big the guy is, your basic mechanics as a QB require you to not get your butt kicked on 7-8 runs per game. It's not like Newton was exactly sliding last year.

So, yeah, hater and all, but there's some logic to it.

I figure Carolina could/should win 8 to 10 games this year. The offense is about the same, and the Panthers made enough (minor) upgrades to their D and their (horrible) special teams to keep some points off the board.

Carolina only really got smoked twice last year -- the Titans in Week 10 and New Orleans in Week 17. Otherwise they were in most of their games, which is a lot better than I would have hoped going into the season.

This year, however, Carolina has a buzzsaw of a schedule -- 6 games in their division (no gimmes there), the Giants, Cowboys and Broncos at home and late-season road games at Philly, KC and San Diego.

Vegas has Carolina's over-under at 7.5. I think I'll go with the over. (Tampa's at 6, btw.)

This thread should be renamed from "NFL 2012 Predictions" to "I think my team is gonna do awesome in 2012"

Gumbie wrote:

This thread should be renamed from "NFL 2012 Predictions" to "I think my team is gonna do awesome in 2012"

Done.

Elliottx wrote:
Gumbie wrote:

This thread should be renamed from "NFL 2012 Predictions" to "I think my team is gonna do awesome in 2012"

Done.

Don't sleep on Detroit this year...

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People can't sleep on Detroit, too busy getting stomped on the head.

People can't sleep on Detroit, too busy getting stomped on the head.

That Suhks!

LeapingGnome wrote:

People can't sleep on Detroit, too busy getting stomped on the head.

It's funny cause it's true.

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