NFL Predictions: NFC

NFC West:
1. Arizona Cardinals
2. Seattle Seahawks*arizona_cardinals
3. St. Louis Rams
4. San Francisco 49ers

The best team in the NFL resides in Arizona. I’m not even sure it’s close, to be honest. They are loaded with weapons all across the field. In the NFL, however, the best doesn’t always win..

I’m fully on board with the idea that Seattle has transitioned its offense into a pass first offense. What Russell Wilson did in the last seven weeks of the season was out of this world. Also, I’m 100% in on Tyler Lockett becoming the next superstar in the NFL. Just wanted to throw that out there..

The Rams roster is so much better than what their final record is going to be. All hail, Jeff Fisher. Eyeroll.

Another Chip Kelly lead team is the biggest mess in the NFL. Was it a mess before he got there? Sure. Is he helping? Hell nah! Enjoy the 1.01, San Fran!

NFC South:
1. Carolina Panthers
2. New Orleans Saints
3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
4. Atlanta Falcons

Led by arguably the best player in the NFL, the Panthers should be competing for the one seed in the NFC yet again.

As usual, the Saints will possess one of the leagues most explosive offenses. Will they be able to stop anyone on defense, though?

I think it’s safe to say that I’m the only person that isn’t fully sold on Jameis Winston. I don’t see the elite skill set that everyone’s been claiming he has. The talent is there around him for him to succeed. Let’s see who’s right..

NFC North:
1. Green Bay Packers
2. Minnesota Vikings*
3. Detroit Lions
4. Chicago Bears

A healthy Packers team is a Packers team no one wants to play. Last year was an anomaly and I fully expect them to prove that to everyone this year.

If you take quarterback out of the equation, you could argue the Vikings have the most complete roster in the entire NFL. Because of that, I don’t think them losing Teddy Bridgewater killed their season. It’s also why I wouldn’t be giving Sam Bradford any real credit if they make the playoffs like I expect them to.

NFC East:
1. New York Giants
2. Washington Redskins
3. Dallas Cowboysnew-york-giants
4. Philadelphia Eagles

I’ll be diving into the Giants shortly, but I think with the injury to Tony Romo, they should win this division fairly easily.

No, I don’t hate the Redskins. I just don’t know how you can say on paper that they’re a better football team than the Giants today. I just don’t see it. Kirk Cousins had a great season last year, however, I am expecting some regression. I do think they’re a nine win team with a promising future.

Can we please slow our role on thinking the Cowboys aren’t going to miss Tony Romo because they have Dak Prescott? I mean my god people. It was freaking preseason. I’m not saying Prescott hasn’t been and won’t continue to be impressive, but, they’re not making the playoffs without Romo. Nope nope nope.

Ha. Philly. Um, yeah. This is going to be ugly. Carson Wentz isn’t ready. And that’s ok! Optimistically, the defense is good. Believe it or not, the receivers CAN improve (yes, it does happen in the NFL). They’re going in the right direction a lot faster than I anticipated after the shit Chip Kelly pulled. Plus, they got a first for Sam Bradford, so, the season is a win no matter what for me.

PLAYOFFS:
1. Arizona Cardinals
2. Carolina Panthers
3. Green Bay Packers
4. New York Giants
5. Seattle Seahawks
6. Minnesota Vikings

NFC Championship: New York Giants over Green Bay Packers

Super Bowl: New York Giants over Pittsburgh Steelers
OK, I get it. I’m stupid. I don’t know football. Blah blah blah. How can I have a team that’s gone 6-10 each of the past two seasons winning the Super Bowl? Honestly, I don’t even know. I love what they did this off-season. I loved their draft. I think their roster is being severely underrated and they can definitely make some noise once they get into the playoffs.

AWARDS:
Most Valuable Player- Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
Defensive Player of the Year- Aaron Donald, St. Louis Rams
Offensive Rookie of the Year– Sterling Shepard, New York Giants
Defensive Rookie of the Year- Myles Jack, Jacksonville Jaguars