Monday, August 16, 2004

NFL Predictions: Part 2

Continuing my thoughts and predictions on this upcoming NFL season...

AFL South
Indianapolis Colts - All you need to know is that the AFL Championship game will be a repeat of last year's game - Colts vs. Patriots. Though, the outcome might be a little different. If they Colts don't make it to the bowl this year, they're not going to for a while. Prediction: Division Winner

Tennessee Titans - Mark my words: The Titans will finish last in the division. They have let too many good players go (Javon Kearse, Eddie George)in the past two years and haven't filled the gaps well enough. A losing season is in the cards.

Houston Texans - The Texans will grow by leaps and bounds this year, maybe even making it into the 6th wild card spot. To do that, they'll have to beat Jacksonville twice. They have a rather easy schedule, so 8-8 isn't out of the realm of possibility. 10-6 is. Last year, the Texans lost to tough teams in the final minutes of close games. This year, they will win more of those close games and shock a lot of people. And, (if memory serves) they should be the first expansion team to go 3-0 in the first game of they year. They play San Diego... at home... Cake walk.

Jacksonville Jaguars - Sleeper pick of the year because they are primed to shock the entire league. I expect them to make the playoffs. Everything is coming together to make them playoff contenders. This year, a wild card birth. Texans vs Jaguars on December 26th will be a hot-ass game.

AFL West
Denver Broncos - Champ for Portis. I think the offense will be hurt big time by the loss of touchdown production Clinton Portis brought to the table, especially with Jake Plummer sucking it up. However, it'll only be a matter of scoring enough to win as the defense will be killer. If Plummer shakes off the pre-season crap he's been throwing and if a runner emerges, they should make the playoffs. But, those are some BIG Ifs...

Kansas City Chiefs - Expect high scores in the Chief's running game and the passing game, just like last year. Also expect high scores from their opponents because they haven't shored up that awful run defense. They'll continue to be very successful and make the playoffs. But, they'll be out when they have to play Indy or New England. Prediction: Division Winners

Oakland Raiders - have a better chance at picking a regular starting QB than having a winning season. The Raiders are just gonna suck, and to think we'll be subjected to O-Town vs. San Diego twice this year. The loser of those games will be on the clock for the draft...

San Diego Chargers - made a nice draft deal for the quarterback they wanted, yet somehow fucked it up and he's not even under contract. Anyone wanna bet they have the first pick of the 2005 draft? Please note that LaT will continue to dominate despite being the only offense the Chargers have.

Stay tuned for Part 3 and the NFC...

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