Silly NFL Predictions for 2009

I stink at predictions. So do most people who follow the NFL. Too much changes from year to year with no rhyme or reason. With that in mind, here are some brief predictions about the 2009 season. I'm sure some reader out there is going to bookmark this and try and make me feel dumb in January with all the stuff I'm wrong about.

  • The Patriots will win the AFC East.
  • They will be the only team in the division with a winning record.
  • They will not go undefeated.
  • San Diego will win the AFC West
  • They will be the only team in the division with a winning record.
  • The Colts will take back the top spot in the AFC South.
  • The Titans will take a Wild Card spot.
  • Albert Haynesworth will miss the Titans more than they miss him.
  • The Steelers will win the AFC South.
  • The Ravens will take a Wild Card spot.
  • The Eagles will win the NFC East.
  • The Giants will take a Wild Card spot.
  • With a fully healthy Ryan Grant and Dom Capers' scheme improving the defense, the Packers will win the NFC North.
  • Brett Favre will retire at the end of the season.
  • This time it will be for good.
  • The Falcons will win the NFC South.
  • The Cardinals will be the eighth Super Bowl loser this decade to not make the Playoffs the following season.
  • Now that their entire team is not injured, the Seahawks will return to the top of the NFC West.
  • The 49ers will be this year's team that comes from nowhere to make the Playoffs, riding Shaun Hill's steady play to snag a Wild Card.
  • In early October, callers to WFAN will complain Mark Sanchez is a bust.
  • By the end of the season, the same people will call in and say Sanchez will lead the Jets to a championship in 2010.
  • The Lions will get their first win Week 8 against the Rams.
  • That game will be Matthew Stafford's first start.
  • Dick Jauron will be the first coach fired this season.
  • Marvin Lewis, Tom Cable, Jack Del Rio, Wade Phillips, Jim Zorn, and Brad Childress will also be fired.
  • DeAngelo Williams will lead the league in rushing.
  • Chad Henne will start for the Dolphins in Week 17.
  • Leon Washington will make the Pro Bowl as both a running back and a return man.
  • Peyton Manning will win his second straight MVP.
  • Hakeem Nicks will win the Offensive Rookie of the Year.
  • Aaron Curry will win the Defensive Rookie of the Year.
  • Mike Singletary will win the Coach of the Year.
  • The Patriots will beat the Eagles in the Super Bowl.

What are your predictions?

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