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2007 NFL Predictions

Deciphering the landscape for the 2007 NFL season is pretty easy. All it takes is some simple math........

AFC EAST

New England:

Tom Brady + Fatherhood + New Weapons + Happy Randy Moss = 12-4

New York Jets:

Chad Pennington + Higher Expectations - Element of Surprise = 9-7

Miami Dolphins:

Trent Green + Ronnie Brown + First Time Head Coach + aging defense = 6-10

Buffalo Bills:

London Fletcher - Nate Clements - Willis McGahee + J.P. Losman and Dick Jauron = 4-12

AFC North

Cincinnati Bengals:

Improved defense + Motivated Palmer = 10-6

Pittsburgh Steelers:

Balanced roster + Energetic new coach - Post Super Bowl malaise = 10-6

Baltimore Ravens:

Grandpa McNair + No real fallback option = 9-7

Cleveland Browns:

Juggling QB's + Desperate coach + Subpar talent + Questionable front office = 5-11

AFC South

Indianapolis Colts:

Weight of repeating - Tarik Glenn - Three defensive starters + Law of averages = 11-5

Jacksonville Jaguars:

Unsettled QB situation + No significant off-season additions = 8-8

Houston Texans:

Breath of fresh air at QB + Improving young defense - Still shaky offensive line = 7-9

Tennessee Titans:

High Hopes - PacMan Jones - Travis Henry + Slighty overrated QB = 6-10

AFC West

San Diego Chargers:

Brilliant offensive weapons + Extremely good defense - Norv Turner = 11-5

Denver Broncos:

Solid off-season + More experience for young QB + Travis Henry = 10-6

Kansas City Chiefs:

Awful QB situation + Deteriorating roster + Ugly pre-season = 5-11

Oakland Raiders:

Al Davis + The roster = 4-12

Division Winners (in order)

New England
San Diego
Indianapolis
Cincinnati

Wild Cards (in order)

Denver
Pittsburgh

Playoffs

Colts over Steelers
Bengals over Broncos

Patriots over Bengals
Chargers over Colts

Patriots over Chargers

Champion

New England Patriots



NFC East

Dallas Cowboys:

Good young QB + Multiple offensive weapons + Solid defense - Average coach = 10-6

Philadelphia Eagles:

McNabb coming off injury + Rough off-season for Andy Reid - Trotter's leadership = 9-7

Washington Redskins:

Vastly improved defense + No more Brunell - Talent at WR - Inexperience at QB = 8-8

New York Giants:

No more distractions from Tiki - Tiki the player + More weight on Manning - Strahan = 7-9

NFC North

Chicago Bears:

Rex Grossman + Rex Grossman - Rex Grossman = 11-5

Green Bay Packers:

Young talent on both sides of ball + Favre's leadership - Favre's mistakes = 9-7

Minnesota Vikings:

Tremendous front 7 on defense - Mike Tomlin + Adrian Peterson - QB experience = 7-9

Detroit Lions:

Potentially dynamic passing game - Shaky defense - Recent history = 7-9

NFC South

New Orleans Saints:

Incredible offensive talent - Very shaky defense + Weak division = 11-5

Carolina Panthers:

Slipping defense + Average running game - Delhomme's decline = 7-9

Tampa Bay Bucs:

Improvement at QB - Age at QB + Lack of other weapons = 7-9

Atlanta Falcons:

Vick disaster + Already slim roster + Joey Harrington + New coach = 4-12

NFC West

St. Louis Rams:

Jackson + Bulger + Holt + Pace - Defense = 9-7

San Francisco 49ers:

Rapid improvement + Alex Smith + Frank Gore + Improve defense + High expectations = 8-8

Arizona Cardinals:

Matt Leinert + Great WR's + Good offensive system + Better defense - Being the Cards = 8-8

Seattle Seahawks:

Aging roster + Missing window of opportunity = 7-9

Division Winners (in order)

New Orleans
Chicago
Dallas
St. Louis

Wild Cards (in order)

Philadelphia
Green Bay

Playoffs

Eagles over Rams
Cowboys over Packers

Saints over Eagles
Cowboys over Bears

Cowboys over Saints

Champion

Dallas Cowboys



Super Bowl

Patriots 31
Cowboys 20

2007 NFL Champion

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS