Ok, ok it's time for Serpenth's 2012 NFL Predictions! I have not gone through every single game of the schedule, my record predictions are based on how well I think each team will do so they some how mathematically may not work but you guys get the general idea.
(#) = playoff seed
(1)New England Patriots 13-3
New York Jets 8-8
Buffalo Bills 7-9
Miami Dolphins 5-11
Analysis: Patriots have not changed much, if anything they have gotten better. Sanchez will continue to struggle and people will begin to ponder whether or not the Bills jumped the gun on giving Fitzpatrick a long term deal. Tannehill will struggle in his rookie season, a lot.
(4)Baltimore Ravens 11-5
(5)Pittsburgh Steelers 11-5
Cincinnati Bengals 8-8
Cleveland Browns 4-12
Analysis: Pretty much the same story as last in this division minus the Bengals returning to the playoffs. I also predict Brandon Weeden will be this years Blaine Gabbert. Really horrible rookie Quarterback.
(2)Houston Texans 12-4
Tennessee Titans 9-7
Indianapolis Colts 7-9
Jacksonville Jaguars 3-13
Analysis: Houston will be a very well balanced team and be a heavy favorite for the Lombardi Trophy. The Titans will start off slow but make a mid season playoff push. Luck will give the Colts fans some hope with some exciting wins but he will still make some rookie mistakes. Expect them back in the hunt in 2013. The Jaguars on the other hand are hopeless and speculation will be heavy for a move after the season. Kahn may be paying out the big bucks to break his clause with the former owner.
(3)Denver Broncos 12-4
(6)Kansas City Chiefs 10-6
San Diego Chargers 8-8
Oakland Raiders 2-14
Analysis: I am firm believer that Peyton will make the Broncos a strong contender and they will disprove a lot of people conquering a tough schedule. The Chiefs will be a solid team with the Chargers going into the off season with very big questions on offense. The Raiders will be abysmal and likely have Matt Barkely on the top of their Draft Board - in October.
(1)Philadelphia Eagles 13-3
(6)New York Giants 10-6
Washington Redskins 8-8
Dallas Cowboys 7-9
Analysis: The dream finally comes true in Philadelphia with them being the heavy favorite in the NFC. The Giants will play tough all year but I don't predict as much salsa dancing. The skins will show some promise but won't be able to win many games in the division to stay in the race. The Cowboys just won't be good. Like the skins did last year, I think they move up to get a promising QB in the draft to challenge Romo for the job in 2013.
(3)Green Bay Packers 11-5
Chicago Bears 10-6
Detroit Lions 9-7
Minnesota Vikings 6-10
Analysis: WTF PACKERS 11-5????? Yup. The Bears will make some noise in the playoff hunt with the Lions starting out very strong like last year and self destructing mid season. The Vikings will still lack some major talent on defense but Ponder will show some promise that this team will make the NFC North that much tighter next year.
(2)New Orleans Saints 12-4
(5)Atlanta Falcons 10-6
Carolina Panthers 8-8
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7-9
Analysis: The Saints will be a remarkable story getting through this season with all that has happened. The Falcons will look really good but just lose some tight games while the Panthers show 1 man can't win a super bowl. The Bucs just aren't there yet and may have to figure out what's up with Josh Freeman.
(4)San Francisco 49ers 10-6
Seattle Seahawks 8-8
St Louis Rams 7-9
Arizona Cardinals 4-12
Analysis: The 49ers take the division while the Seahawks are the Seahawks. The Rams show a lot of promise and make a lot of people believe that after the next Draft they will have all the pieces. Arizona will go back and forth between Kolb and Skelton for the first 5 weeks but after that nobody will care because they'll have won one game.
Wild Card Weekend Byes: New England, Houston, Philadelphia, New Orleans
(3) Denver Broncos defeat (6) Kansas City Chiefs
(4) Baltimore Ravens defeat (5) Pittsburgh Steelers
(6) New York Giants defeat (3) Green Bay Packers
(4) San Francisco 49ers defeat (5) Atlanta Falcons
(1) New England Patriots defeat (4) Baltimore Ravens
(2) Houston Texans defeat (3) Denver Broncos
(1) Philadelphia Eagles defeat (6) New York Giants
(4) San Francisco 49ers defeat (2) New Orleans Saints
(2) Houston Texans defeat (1) New England Patriots
(1) Philadelphia Eagles defeat (4) San Francisco 49ers
Philadelphia Eagles defeat Houston Texans
That was kind of fun. My Analysis' got a little lazy but whatever. Let me know what you think!
Oo oo guess I'll do this too, gonna be terribly wrong but what would be the fun if I didn't?
NY Giants 8-8
Hardest division to predict I think. Nobody's really dominant, and it's a bunch of could'ves. Not giving RG3 the Cam Newton rookie season stats, so the Redskins still struggle
Green Bay 14-2
Still not sold on Stafford or Cutler, and there's no reason Green Bay can't repeat what they did last year.
New Orleans 9-7
Tampa Bay 5-11
Saints drop off due to the obvious issues. Weakest NFC division
San Francisco 14-2
St. Louis 4-12
Not much to say here, the 49er's are too dominant right now.
New England 12-4
New york Jets 8-8
Yep, I got Buffalo breaking .500. Deal with it
Poor Cleveland. Anyway, not sold on Baltimore's defense remaining strong, I say Pittsburgh breaks away this year.
Young QB in Tennessee, and not one that puts up Cam Newton numbers. Veteran coaching him in Hasslebeck, but still. Houston takes it easily. Luck gives Indy something to hope for in the future.
San Diego 9-7
Kansas City 6-10
Yeah, this division is all about Manning, and what he's going to do with a good team around him. Insert division win, and not a last week nailbiter like last year
I wouldn't be at all surprised if the Steelers and Ravens go 12-4 again this year. However, the Ravens have to be concerned with the lack of Suggs on the outside. From what I've read, Upshaw lost the battle to Kindle and we'll have to wait to see Upshaw start for at least another year. This could spell doom for the Ravens as ultimately, it's Suggs that lets Ngata do what Ngata does best, not the other way around.
"Experts" have the Steelers struggling this year, which comes as no surprise. Every year we hear the same thing - "too old. getting slow. need to get younger" and every year we're top 3, if not number 1. The loss of DeCastro was devastating, but we'll manage 7 games - 8 weeks - without him. We've done it before and we'll do it again. Just my opinion as a Steelers fan.
Packers / 12-4
Eagles / 11-5
Panthers / 11 - 5
9ers / 10 - 6
Steelers / 12 - 4
Patriots / 15 - 1 (Have you seen their schedule? It's a little insane how a 31st ranked team gets this kind of schedule.)
Texans / 12 - 4
Broncos / 10 - 6
I won't go into wildcards because it's really hard to predict, especially in the case of Baltimore. We'll see by week 4 if the loss of Suggs is as devastating as I think it's going to be, and that could spell an 8-8 season which would be disappointing as I'd love to see the Steelers and Ravens in the title game.
'Scuse me for only going into the AFC North, particularly the Steelers / Ravens. It's what I know best, and thought I'd toss my opinion in. Great discussion so far, though.
Also, <3 the Turbin sig. That dude is going to form a beast pairing with Lynch. He just needs a nickname to accompany Skittles now (or is Beast Mode his "official" nickname). Googling "Skittles and" does not return any usable results at all if you remember a story from earlier this year in Florida.
Last edited by conscript; 2012-09-04 at 08:56 PM.
Thanks, I have a lot of hope for Turbin. Lots of people call him Turbinator, considering his arms. Such a great backup to Lynch.
Ehh that sucks since Marshawn Lynch was my 2nd pick of the draft I'm not sweating it that much but still wth is up with that back spasms give me a break.
Also: Hockey player would be out there with a root canal, half a finger missing, and a broken nose NFL player has a hang nail their out for the season.
Last edited by Skarsguard; 2012-09-04 at 10:16 PM.
Would anyone know of a way to watch tonight's game without a TV or subscription to any kind of website that would normally allow me to do such watching? Also without going out? Is this against the rules to even talk about?
Last edited by conscript; 2012-09-05 at 06:07 PM.
The game is on NBC, so you can try their website. Not sure if they let you watch online. If you're asking for illegal websites, I doubt that is something that could be discussed here.
Earl Thomas is actually my favorite player, but hard to find pics of him in the new jerseys.
I'm going to get myself one soon, though.
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Oh wow, lol.