Alas, the lengthy wait is over! Lengthy gone are the mind-numbing preseason matches performed between backups determined for a job, gone are the boring stories of which undrafted free agent signee is having a robust coaching camp. Lastly, all of the NFL speak is lastly set to finish and we will really get pleasure from skilled soccer as soon as once more. With the numerous burning questions for every NFL group to be answered within the coming days as week 1 begins, here’s a full prediction of which groups would be the winners of their division and among the many contenders for Tremendous Bowl XLVIII:AFC North: Baltimore Ravens – Though there was a mass exodus of gamers, together with Corridor of Fame linebacker Ray Lewis, the Ravens are nonetheless the reigning Tremendous Bowl Champions. Joe Flacco proved his price final 12 months through the NFL Playoffs with some unimaginable throws, and he has the instruments to guide this group again to the playoffs. In the meantime Ray Rice is an amazing operating again. Their division is at all times extremely aggressive, however I really feel that the Ravens ought to rise to the highest.
NFC North: Inexperienced Bay Packers – Whereas the opposite three groups did get higher within the low season, this division has been owned by the Packers for so long as I can bear in mind. Aaron Rodgers is the perfect quarterback within the league, and with him on the helm, the Packers will at all times be favored to win this division.AFC South: Houston Texans – On paper a Tremendous Bowl favourite, the Texans have playmakers all around the subject. Matt Schaub has an important arm, whereas Arian Foster and Andre Johnson will gather scores of touchdowns. The one factor standing of their manner is successful within the clutch, and this group has but to take action, falling brief in the previous few playoffs.NFC South: New Orleans Saints – Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons have been contenders however I see them dropping steam this 12 months. In the meantime, the Saints have head coach Sean Payton again whereas Drew Brees is getting into his last years as a star participant. One thing tells me that the Saints will likely be a significant NFC drive this season.AFC East – New England Patriots – Neglect in regards to the scandals, neglect about Tim Tebow. This group is about Tom Brady and Invoice Belichick, and the pair have gained practically each division crown since 2000. With their rivals scrambling for wholesome and manageable qb’s, the Patriots might win even by default.NFC East – Philadelphia Eagles – In all probability essentially the most aggressive division by which every group has a respectable shot at successful, I put my cash on Michael Vick and the brand new high-speed Chip Kelly offense. I really feel that Vick is at all times an intriguing prospect to win a recreation, and that his new coach will get the perfect out of him. Playmakers LaSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson will be certain that the Eagles outscore their opponents, although this division is completely up for grabs!
AFC West – Denver Broncos – Just about a given, Peyton Manning is getting into his last years and group VP John Elway has assembled the squad mandatory for them to get one other NFL Championship. After snatching away Wes Welker from the Patriots, I totally anticipate the Broncos to win the AFC and sure the Tremendous Bowl as effectively, sending the elder Manning off into his retirement in fashion!NFC West – Arizona Cardinals – That is proper, the Cardinals are about to grab this division. The 49ers will expertise the standard hangover that follows Tremendous Bowl losers whereas I simply do not assume that the Seahawks are pretty much as good as everybody thinks. Enter the Cardinals. With veteran quarterback Carson Palmer linking up with Larry Fitzgerald, and with rookie defensive playmaker Tyrann Mathieu about to develop into the NFL’s defensive rookie of the 12 months, anticipate the Cardinals to do the surprising.