Between school, moving, & getting a kitten, I really haven’t had the time to update my blog. BUT THE SEASON IS ABOUT TO BEGIN & I want to let everyone know what my predictions are for the year. In this post I’ll be picking my award & division winners for the 2013-14 NFL season.
Let’s start it out by looking at the division winners.
AFC East – New England Patriots
– Tom Brady and his rag-tag group of receivers continue to get it done in New England.
AFC North – Cincinnati Bengals
– The Bengals – that’s right, the Bengals will claim the crown in the AFC North.
AFC South – Houston Texans
– J.J. Watt gets the DPOY award and the Texans win the AFC South for the 3rd consecutive year.
AFC West – Denver Broncos
– Peyton Manning continues to rule the air & the Broncos win the AFC West and secure a first round bye.
AFC Wildcard 1 – Baltimore Ravens
– The Ravens lost a lot of veteran leadership in the off-season, but I think they did an excellent job of replacing that talent. Flacco leads the team to a 9-7 record and the Ravens manage to sneak into the playoffs.
AFC Wildcard 2 – Kansas City Chiefs
– Kansas City has more talent than they receive credit for. Andy Reid & Alex Smith will guide the Chiefs to the playoffs in their first year.
NFC East – Washington Redskins
– RG3 manages to stay healthy and avoids the sophomore slump on his way to playoffs for the 2nd time in his young career.
NFC North – Green Bay Packers
– Green Bay is home to the best quarterback in the NFL and also possesses one of the deadliest passing attacks in the league. Opposing defenses will struggle to stop the offensive juggernaut and the Packers will win the NFC North because of that reason.
NFC South – New Orleans Saints
– SEAN PAYTON HAS RETURNED. WATCHOUT!
NFC West – Seattle Seahawks
– It wasn’t easy picking against the reigning NFC Champions, but it had to be done. Pete Carroll has assembled an absolute powerhouse in Seattle and I think they’ll manage to just barely edge out the Niners for the NFC West title.
NFC Wildcard 1 – San Francisco 49ers
– Losing Michael Crabtree definitely hurts, but the addition of Anquan Boldin should help. The 49ers and their ferocious defense finds their way back into the playoffs, even if it is as a wildcard team.
NFC Wildcard 2 – Atlanta Falcons
– The Falcons offense is loaded with talent. I’d be shocked if they miss out on the playoffs.
AFC Champion – Denver Broncos
NFC Champion – Green Bay Packers
Super Bowl Champion
Champion – Green Bay Packers
– Aaron Rodgers leads the Packers into field goal range on the games final drive. Green Bay kicks a field goal as time expires. The Packers reclaim the Lombardi trophy as they win 31-28 over Peyton Manning and the Broncos.
MVP – Peyton Manning
– P-Money has too many weapons not to succeed. I smell a 40+ TD season coming.
Offensive Player – Drew Brees
– Brees throws for over 5,000 yards for the 3rd straight year. Sean Payton and Brees will destroy opposing defenses this season.
Defensive Player – J.J. Watt
– J.J. Swatt will annihilate offensive lineman and opposing quarterbacks again this year, as he tries to capture the defensive Triple Crown (20 sacks, 20 tackles for loss, & 20 batted balls). It’d be impressive, even if he did create the award…
Offensive Rookie – Tyler Eifert
– The 6’ 6” pass catching tight end will add a new element to the Cincinnati offense. Expect Andy Dalton to look his way early & often this season.
Defensive Rookie – Tyrann Mathieu
– The honey badger will shock the world & make all of the teams that passed on him regret it. Mathieu will look like the player that nearly won the Heisman.
Coach of the Year – Sean Payton
– Payton has had an entire year to do nothing but sit and watch. You’d be ignorant to think that he is anything less than 110% prepared.
Well there are my predictions for the 2013-2014 NFL season. What do you think; do you agree or disagree? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!
Also, for anyone that might have been following my “Top 5” series that I was working on earlier this summer, here is the remaining list. (Sorry, but I didn’t have time to finish the series, but here are the choices – without the reasoning for each pick, though.)
Top 5 – Running Backs
- Adrian Peterson
- Ray Rice
- Arian Foster
- Marshawn Lynch
- Jamaal Charles
Top 5 – Quarterbacks
- Aaron Rodgers
- Peyton Manning
- Drew Brees
- Tom Brady
- Matt Ryan