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Old 09-09-2007, 09:37 PM   #15
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Going to do a buy or sell for each of Brad's points here.

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One (at least moderately) bold prediction for each division:

1] The Bengals will finish under .500.
Buy.

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2] The Jaguars will win the AFC South.
This is so improbable that I wasn't sure you were being serious.

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3] The Patriots will start the season so shaky that they barely make the playoffs.
I would have bought this, till I saw them today.

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4] Denver will finish under .500 and third in the AFC West.
I want to buy the first part, and sell the second. I just can't see how Oakland or KC can finish ahead of them. This division makes me gag.

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5] Green Bay will finish last in the NFC North.
Sell. I know where you're coming from, but I believe neither in Marinelli/Martz nor Minnesota.

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6] Either Jake Delhomme will play well, and Carolina will win its division, or Delhomme will play poorly and be benched for David Carr by Thanksgiving.
Well, duh. This isn't a bold prediction, it's fence straddling. I say Carr is the starter by the end of October, though.

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7] Philadelphia will win the NFC East in a runaway. Unless Donovan McNabb gets hurt early in the season, in which case Philly misses the postseason altogether and Dallas wins the division.
I say buy, but I'm not sure why.

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8] Shaun Alexander averages under 4 yards per carry, and the Seahawks win the NFC West anyway. Everyone's talking about a changing of the guard, but Seattle hangs on for another season.
Buy. This feels right to me. That's a defensively dreadful division, and the 'Hawks have that division's best. Should be all they need.

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AFC Division winners: Pittsburgh, Jacksonville, New England, San Diego
yes, no, yes, yes. (Colts will win the AFC South. Maybe by the end of October.)
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AFC Wild Cards: Indianapolis, Jets
Ravens, Bills
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NFC Division winners: Chicago, Carolina, Philadelphia, Seattle
yes, no, yes, yes. Weird. Same pattern as abov e. Saints win NFC South, but barely.
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NFC Wild Cards: New Orleans, Dallas
Dallas, Niners

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AFC Playoffs

STEELERS over Jets, PATRIOTS over Colts
CHARGERS over Patriots, Steelers over JAGUARS
CHARGERS over Steelers
I think the Chargers are gone in the first round. If the rest of their division wasn't so abysmal looking, I don't think they'd get to the playoffs. Norv is a curse, plain and simple. They win the division almost by default.

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NFC Playoffs

BEARS over Cowboys, SEAHAWKS over Saints
EAGLES over Seahawks, PANTHERS over Bears
Panthers over EAGLES
I don't agree with the path, but as long as McNabb remains healthy, I could see this result at the end of the year.

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Super Bowl

The NFC is hopelessly outclassed again this year.
Chargers over Panthers
Congratulations, Norv.

I know some of these predictions seem more likely than others, but if picking Norv Turner to win a Super Bowl doesn't qualify as bold, I don't know what does. :lol:
I don't know if picking Norv to win a SB is bold or just a little stupid. Nothing personal intended. You're knowledgable enough about the league to know, not even deep down, that there's almost no chance that this can happen. Talent in this league is nothing if it's used improperly, as Norv will no doubt succeed in doing. Also, I'm just not convinced about their D.
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