Midseason Prediction Revisit for the NFL
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Well, I was right on with my assessment in many ways, but the Falcons and Texans collapse has brought an unexpected turn to the season.

AFC EAST

I had the Pats followed by Miami, Buffalo, and the Jets.  Had that one nailed to a tee.  I am amazed how well the Pats are doing, even with being as depleted as they are.  Losing Wilfork and Mayo kills any hope of a deep playoff run..

AFC NORTH

Had Bengals, Ravens, Steelers, and Browns.   Pretty close to right on but I am very suprised that the Ravens offense has been so hit or miss.

AFC SOUTH

The Texans downfall really through off this division for me.  I had the Colts and Titans right behind, but I am surprised at the great start Tennessee got off too.  It will be interesting to see how well they hold up with Jake Locker being injured and Ryan Fitzpatrick stepping in. I haven’t sold the Texans just yet, but well see.

AFC WEST

Broncos, Chiefs, Chargers, Raiders

I was right on here.  I did think the Chiefs would be good just not this good.  I put them at 8-8 or so.  They are in good shape to finish 10-6 or 11-5, because they can lose to the Broncos twice and still be in great shape.  San Diego has a shot of making a run.  The coaching change and new GM has been a good thing for this team and franchise.

My original playoff teams

1. Denver      – now  –  Denver

2. Houston  – now — Indy

3. Patriots  –  now  – Patriots

4. Bengals   —  now — Bengals

5. Colts  – now — Chiefs

6. Ravens —  now  –Chargers

Pats over Chargers

Bengals over Chiefs

Divisional Now:

Denver over Pats

Colts over Bengals

AFC CHAMPIONSHIP

Broncos over Colts

NFC

NFC EAST

Eagles, Cowboys, Redskins, Giants.

I thought the Eagles were going to be good along with the Cowboys.  I was wrong. One will get in, I still think it will be the Eagles.  I don’t trust Cowboys now.  Heck, the Redskins might be making a run now.

NFC NORTH

Packers, Bears, Lions, Vikings

I still like the Packers, not as sold on the Bears, and do the Lions have a run in them?

NFC SOUTH

Saints, Falcons, Panthers, Bucs

I still like the Saints.  I was way off on the Falcons. I thought that the Steven Jackson addition would put them over them top.  Injuries have hurt badly this year.  I see the Panthers making the playoffs now.

NFC WEST

49ers, Seahawks, Cardinals, Rams.

I was way off on Seattle.  I really thought they would take a slight step back this year.  I was dead wrong.  I do like the 49ers a lot still.  Interested in how they will play Seattle in rematch.

1. 49ers   — Seattle

2. Saints  – New Orleans

3. Packers — Packers

4. Eagles  –Cowboys

5. Falcons — 49ers

6. Cowboys — Panthers

NFC WILD CARD

Panthers over Packers

49ers over Cowboys

NFC DIVISIONAL

Seattle over Panthers

49ers over Saints

NFC CHAMPIONSHIP

Seattle over 49ers

SUPERBOWL

Seattle over Denver.   I like Denver to get there.  I think losing John Fox is a blow and Seattle defensively could stymie Broncos.

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