NFL seasons never go according to plan. Last year, who would have predicted Desean Jackson would have all of those 50+ yard TD? Who would have guessed the Jets would make the AFC Championship game with a rookie QB? Finally, who would have thought the hapless New Orleans Saints franchise would shock the proverbial world and win the Super Bowl?
So with a new season on the rise, I'm going to make a humble attempt at make some off-the-wall predictions that could actually come true. If you have any freaky forecasts, feel free to add them. Just make sure your cowboy predictions are negative...
The Raiders will win their division. I'm basing that on an improved defense anchored by Richard Seymour and rookie Rolando McClain. And their offense will be shockingly efficient with Campbell and company.
The Jets will finish third in their division behind the Pats and the Phins. I'm not sure Shonn Greene, nor Complainian Tomlinson will maintain their fierce running attack like Thomas Jones did last year. Plus, without Revis, I see their defense susceptible to big plays. Rex is the man, but I think he'll be more angry than jolly this year.
Matt Schaub will be the highest rated quarterback in the NFL. The West Chester East grad has the best WR in the game with Andre Johnson, an emerging Jacoby Jones, and an upgraded running game (Arian Foster). Every year Schaub has improved, and I think many people will finally notice how good he is.
Roy Williams and Dez Bryant come to blows at some point this season. Roy will lose the fight because he'll be trying to kick Dez to death, because Williams has no idea how to use his hands...
The Saints will win the NFC South. That's not so shocking except they'll be the first team to repeat as division champ since that division's inception.
Roethilisberger will return from his suspension and throw a ton of interceptions. He'll try to cram his ball into unwanted places (sorry)...
There's my predictions. The one thing I do know is that I will be glued to every Eagles game this year.
Which event will most likely occur this season?
Roy Williams and Dez Bryant fight (verbally or physically) (27 votes)
The Raiders win their division (don't laugh) (16 votes)
The Eagles have one or two Pro Bowlers (39 votes)
Roethlisberger plays poorly after his suspension (31 votes)
Matt Schaub will be considered a top 5 quarterback (128 votes)
241 total votes