2017 NFL Predictions

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Starting tomorrow, NFL football is officially back and brings an end to what felt like a very long offseason. This one had a little bit of everything with teams reloading as others underwent NBA style tanking, political debates over silent protests, suspension cases involving big name players and even more data citing the issue of CTE. A few years ago, the Sunday Night Football opening was set to the song “I hate myself for loving you” and unfortunately that’s how many fans feel about the current product. Despite that, whether it is through the fantasy aspect or staying with your team through thick and thin there is some truth to the “football is family” slogan. Like a family member we may get angry with, eventually we come to grips and love them with their flaws and all. For some starting tomorrow or Sunday, that family member is the NFL.

So with that, here are my predictions of how the 2017 NFL season will play out. While there are a few clear favorites on paper, by now we know anything can happen during the year so it will certainly be interesting to see unfold.

AFC East:

New England Patriots: 14-2

Miami Dolphins: 8-8

Buffalo Bills: 4-12

New York Jets: 2-14

 

AFC North:

Pittsburgh Steelers: 11-5

Cincinnati Bengals: 8-8

Baltimore Ravens: 7-9

Cleveland Browns: 5-11

 

AFC South:

Tennessee Titans: 10-6

Houston Texans: 7-9

Jacksonville Jaguars: 5-11

Indianapolis Colts: 4-12

 

AFC West:

Kansas City Chiefs: 11-5

Los Angeles Chargers: 9-7

Oakland Raiders: 9-7

Denver Broncos: 7-9

 

NFC East:

New York Giants: 10-6

Dallas Cowboys: 8-8

Philadelphia Eagles: 7-9

Washington Redskins: 6-10

 

NFC North:

Green Bay Packers: 11-5

Minnesota Vikings: 8-8

Detroit Lions: 7-9

Chicago Bears: 6-10

 

NFC South:

Carolina Panthers: 11-5

Atlanta Falcons: 10-6

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 9-7

New Orleans Saints: 8-8

 

NFC West:

Seattle Seahawks: 12-4

Arizona Cardinals- 11-5

Los Angeles Rams: 5-11

San Francisco 49ers: 5-11

 

Regular season awards:

MVP: Tom Brady, QB New England Patriots

Offensive player of the year: David Johnson, RB Arizona Cardinals

Defensive player of the year: Khalil Mack, LB Oakland Raiders

Offensive rookie of the year: Kareem Hunt, RB Kansas City Chiefs

Defensive rookie of the year: Myles Garrett, DE Cleveland Browns

 

Playoffs:

Wildcard Weekend:

NFC: Cardinals 20 Giants 24, Falcons 24 Panthers 21

AFC: Chargers 21 Titans 24, Raiders 28 Chiefs 23

Divisional Playoffs:

NFC: Falcons 20 Seahawks 27, Cardinals 23 Packers 26

AFC: Raiders 26 Patriots 31, Titans 20 Steelers 27

Conference Championships:

NFC: Packers 23 Seahawks 28

AFC: Steelers 23 Patriots 33

Super Bowl LII:

Patriots 30 Seahawks 26

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