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2015 Win/Loss Predictions

The new 2015 NFL Season is about to unfold. As usual, there will be countless power rankings and predictions that we all will have little credence in. Therefore I wanted to put out my own cooky predictions for the year after the third week of preseason. This is how I currently view the league based on myths, speculation and pure conjecture. I did not try to have W/L totals match.

NFC NORTH

1. Green Bay Packers 11-5

2. Detroit Lions 10-6

3. Minnesota Vikings 9-7

4. Chicago Bears 5-11

Summary: The Jordy Nelson injury hurts more in Fantasy Football, as Green Bay still has the best QB in the NFL. Minnesota shows they are a young team to be reckoned with and Detroit will be a tough out as always. Chicago falls flat and Cutler is traded at the end of the season.

NFC EAST

1. Philadelphia Eagles 12-4

2. Dallas Cowboys 10-6

3. New York GIants 7-9

4. Washington Redskins 3-13

Summary: Chip Kelly will show that insanity and genius go hand-in-hand. The Eagles will lead the NFL in points scored and the defense holds up enough to notch 12 wins. Dallas will ride the best OL to a wildcard spot and it will be up to Romo on how far they go. The Giants will be an up and down stock that will give you headaches all year. Washington will implode, pushing Jay Gruden and RGIII to be looking for new jobs.

NFC SOUTH

1. New Orleans Saints 9-7

2. Atlanta Falcons 8-8

3. Carolina Panthers 7-9

4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2-14

Summary: The NFC South will have another rough year ahead of them in 2015. Drew Brees will out play Matt Ryan during the final game of the season to clinch the division. Carolina fans will muse on what year they could've had if Kelvin Benjamin was healthy. Tampa Bay will be the worst team in the NFL due to inconsistency from the #1 pick, Jameis Winston.

NFC WEST

1. Seattle Seahawks 12-4

2. St. Louis Rams 9-7

3. San Francisco 49ers 8-8

4. Arizona Cardinals 5-11

Summary: Seattle's defense will be not as great as the prior years, but Jimmy Graham will help the offense score more points. St. Louis will be slightly better than the 49ers and edge them by a game. Arizona will have a down year with the absence of a Todd Bowles coached defense and Carson Palmer's final season at QB.

AFC NORTH

1. Pittsburgh Steelers 11-5

2. Baltimore Ravens 10-6

3. Cincinnati Bengals 8-8

4. Cleveland Browns 4-12

Summary: After time is served and Pittsburgh gets their play makers back, they will boast an impressive offense. Le'Veon Bell will be a top 5 running back and open defenses up for Ben Roethlisberger. Baltimore will be at the heels of the Steelers and fight (pun intended) to make the playoffs again. Cincinnati will flounder and contemplate Andy Dalton's tenure going forward. Cleveland will probably have another pair of first round picks in the 2016 Draft and mess those up as well.

AFC EAST

1. New England Patriots 10-6

2. New York Jets 9-7

3. Miami Dolphins 9-7

4. Buffalo Bills 8-8

Summary: As much as I would like to see the Patriots go 0-16 this year, they sadly will not. The current SB Champs will hold as the AFCE favorites before the season starts. I'm sure most people find it extremely difficult trying to place the Bills, Dolphins and Jets for 2015. I will have a feeling (and hope) the Rexalo Bills will have locker room troubles and offensive woes worsen throughout the year. Ryan Fitzpatrick will survive the season and win enough games to earn a wildcard spot. Tannehill will shine in some games, not so in others. Ndamukong Suh does not help the playoff push as he is suspended the final 2 games for kicking Philip Rivers in the crotch.

AFC SOUTH

1. Indianapolis Colts 12-4

2. Houston Texans 8-8

3. Tennessee Titans 5-11

4. Jacksonville Jaguars 4-12

Summary: Andrew Luck will lead the NFL in touchdown passes in 2015. J.J. Watt will just miss the sack record because Marcus Mariota is a human deer. Blake Bortles will scratch some heads because this is his second year but looks like he is 37.

AFC WEST

1. Denver Broncos 10-6

2. San Diego Chargers 9-7

3. Kansas City Chiefs 7-9

4. Oakland Raiders 6-10

Summary: Is this Peyton's final push for his 2nd ring? John Elway was successful in the offseason by beefing up the team for a SB run. The Chargers will miss the wildcard by losing to Miami, who the Jets swept (thank you playoff machine for your infinite wisdom). Derek Carr and Amari Cooper will put together some highlight reels and double their win total from 2014. The future is bright in Oakland.... or LA???

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