FOOTBAW predictions, one sentence at a time. * for wildcards.
New England – Yeah.
Miami – Too much sleeper buzz, but solid last year in a bad division.
Buffalo – Manuel hurt already, could be a tough year.
NY Jets – This could be fun.
Cincinnati – I don’t like it any more than you do.
Baltimore* – 10-6 team won it all, but lost some parts.
Pittsburgh* – Narrow playoff team in a bad conference.
Cleveland – Better than you think, but employ Brandon Weeden.
Houston – Almost as easy a call as the Patriots.
Indianapolis – Luck will be better, but team will be worse.
Tennessee – And they’re not even THIS good, really.
Jacksonville – Probably the worst team in football.
Denver – This Welker/Manning thing will probably work okay.
Kansas City – Upgrading to competence at coach and QB helps.
San Diego – Philip Rivers in a strange, early decline.
Oakland – Right there with Jacksonville.
NY Giants – Miss the playoffs one year, win the division the next.
Washington – Won’t get a 7 game winning streak again.
Philadelphia – Can’t help but be better.
Dallas – Could be a 7-9 4th place finish.
Green Bay – Best QB in the league and a better defense (hopefully).
Detroit – Was surprisingly competitive last year.
Minnesota – Peterson is amazing, QB and defense have some questions.
Chicago – Trestman won’t stop the slide.
New Orleans – Upgrading from “eeeeeh” to “great again” at coach, still talent here.
Atlanta* – Still pretty good even if they don’t win the division.
Tampa Bay – Made some upgrades, but tough sledding here.
Carolina – Another sneaky competitive team, but need a few more parts.
San Francisco – Kaepernick in his first full year, defense is class of the division.
Seattle* – PED suspensions now, had the gifted win last year, but these guys are still pretty good.
St. Louis – Maybe we’ll know if Chad Bradford can play by the end of this year.
Arizona – Meh.