Monday, September 05, 2005

2005 NFL Predictions

Paul's Predictions

AFC East
Patriots 11-5*
NY Jets 10-6*
Bills 9-7
Miami 3-13

AFC North
Baltimore 11-5*
Cincinnati 10-6*
Pittsburgh 9-7
Cleveland 3-13

AFC South Indianapolis 13-3*
Tennessee 8-8
Houston 8-8
Jacksonville 7-9

AFC West
Dever 10-6*
San Diego 9-7
Oakland 7-9
Kansas City 6-10

NFC East
Philadelphia 12-4*
Dallas 9-7*
Washington 6-10
NY Giants 5-11

NFC North
Minnesota 10-6*
Green Bay 9-7
Detroit 7-9
Chicago 4-12

NFC South
Carolina 12-4*
Atlanta 9-7*
Tampa Bay 8-8
New Orleans 4-12

NFC West St. Louis 10-6*
Seattle 8-8
Arizona 6-10
San Francisco 2-14

NY Jets over Baltimore
Denver over Cincinnati
Minnesota over Dallas
Atlanta over St. Louis

Indianapolis over NY Jets
New England over Denver
Carolina over Atlanta
Philadelphia over Minnesota

Conference Championship
Indianpolis 31, New England 27
Carolina 20, Philadelphia 16

Super Bowl XL
Carolina 24, Indianapolis 21

2005 Awards

Coach of the Year- John Fox, Carolina

MVP- Peyton Manning, Indianapolis

Offensive Player of the Year- Peyton Manning

Defensive Player of the Year

Julius Peppers, Carolina

Offensive Rookie of the Year- Cadillac Williams, RB Tampa Bay

Defensive Rookie- DeMarcus Ware, DE Dallas

Ant's Predictions

AFC East
New England 11-5*
NY Jets 10-6*
Buffalo 9-7
Miami 4-12

AFC North
Baltimore 10-6*
Pittsburgh 8-8
Cincinnati 8-8
Cleveland 3-13

AFC South
Indianapolis 12-4*
Jacksonville 10-6*
Tennessee 7-9
Houston 7-9

AFC West
San Diego 11-5*
Kansas City 9-7
Denver 8-8
Oakland 7-9

NFC East
Philadelphia 11-5*
NY Giants 9-7*
Dallas 8-8
Washington 5-11

NFC North
Minnesota 10-6*
Green Bay 8-8
Detroit 7-9
Chicago 5-11

NFC South
Carolina 11-5*
Atlanta 9-7*
Tampa Bay 7-9
New Orleans 5-11

NFC West
St. Louis 9-7
Seattle 8-8
Arizona 7-9
San Francisco 3-13

Wild Card
San Diego over Jacksonville
NY Jets over Baltimore
Minnesota over NY Giants
Atlanta over St. Louis

Indianapolis over NY Jets
San Diego over New England
Carolina over Atlanta
Philadelphia over Minnesota

Conference Championship
Indianapolis 31, San Diego 28
Carolina 24, Philadelphia 17

Super Bowl XL
Indianapolis 34, Carolina 31, OT

2005 Awards
Coach of the Year- John Fox, Carolina

MVP-Peyton Manning, Indianapolis

Offensive Player of the Year

Ladainian Tomlinson, San Diego

Defensive Player of the Year-Julius Peppers, Carolina

Offensive Rookie of the Year-Cadillac Williams, RB Tampa Bay

Defensive Rookie of the Year-Derrick Johnson, LB Kansas City


At 8:51 PM, Blogger Alex Jackson said...

Nice picks Paul. Finally someone besides me thinks the Bengals will make the playoffs this year.

At 11:03 PM, Anonymous Marcus said...

As a 49er fan, I'm disappointed y'all didn't have the gusto to pick them to go 0-16.

It's possible.

At 12:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dolphins will make the playoffs, you will see!

At 5:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey guys......this is still NBA source right ???

Who cares about the NFL........"it"s garbage"

At 6:47 AM, Blogger Mike Plugh said...

To the poster who said the NFL is garbage.....I agree.....but in fairness the NBA is garbage too.

I still come here to check out the scoop on the league because I'm a glutton for punishment and there's still no other show worth watching in the winter months.

The NFL sucks because it's can't keep guys healthy enough to endure beyond 5 seasons and you can't pay your top guys to play for you without risking a precipitous drop in physical ability over the course of a few seasons. As a result there is zero team continuity in the NFL now and you are just rooting for a shirt year in and year out. Plus, the game has been lost just like the NBA.

Not so long ago, the NFL was a league where every year you knew the hard-nosed warriors that put on your team's jerseys. You knew the strategy that your team preferred and the continuity of players and systems matched with natural geographic rivalries to fuel a legacy of tradition.

Now, with player movement, an increased premium on feakish athletic talent over strategy, and the sideline distractions of skimpy cheerleaders, beer commercials, and graphics that would make ILM blush the game is a sideshow to the event. That's why the Super Bowl always sucks.

The NBA went through this long before the NFL and hasn't recovered since Jordan left the Bulls. The Shaq/Kobe Lakers will ultimately be lost in history for the BS that distracted you from their team play. The Spurs are more likely to endure as the modern day Celtics, when all is said and done. They are lucky enough to play in a shitty arena in a small market town with little sex appeal, and a bland superstar in the post. That way we remember their basketball instead of their halftime fireworks display.

In the end, I still come back for more. Post all you want about the NFL. At least when you guys do it, it's interesting.

At 10:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Colts beating the Pats?
Manning beating the curse?


At 2:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You both obviously read Sports Illustrated...Way to cop out with the Panthers...

At 2:57 PM, Blogger Paul Benedict said...

I like the Colts to end the curse this season because they're going to end up with homefield they throughout. New England's schedule is just brutal. And I don't get SI anymore unfortunately. I knew they picked Carolina, I did see the cover, but I didn't open a page to read a single thing about it. Trust me, I'd love to pick my Eagles. But as long as Carolina can stay healthy, I think they're the team to beat. And as for my Super Bowl pick, defense over offense ALWAYS.

At 5:09 PM, Blogger Anthony Peretore said...

Look at what Carolina did last year with like 8 starters on the IL, and a 4th-string RB (Nick Goings). Plus they have postseason experience and a great defensive-minded head coach. Besides Philly, who else would you consider a legitimate contender to represent the NFC? Atlanta? No WRs=Vick beat up. Minny? No #1 RB=Divisional Round at best. Dallas? Yeah. So there's your choice, Philly or Carolina and frankly I think the loss of Pinkston and Buckhalter, coupled with T.O's bullshit will eventually catch up to them. You act like SI picked San Fran to win it all and we hoped on board. Oh and my final reason behind the Panthers pick, Sam Mills. That defense will have motivation staring them in the face all season. Watch out.

At 2:54 AM, Anonymous Arpan said...

The Minnesota Vikings will win the superbowl. Their passing game is near unstoppable.. culpepper ompleted i think 84% of his passes in preseason playing against the first string defenses. Their rb's might not be #1's but all of them have talent.. bennett has speed, mewelde moore plays like brian westbrook, moe williams is a goal line monster, but most importantly of all their defense is way improved. who was tampa bay's number 1 rb when they beat the raiders? alstott was their goalline man but they had no stud rb, their def. won the game. i think minnesotas defense will surprise and be the reason they win the superbowl.

At 10:01 AM, Blogger Anthony Peretore said...

Don't even start to compare Minny's swiss cheese defense to Tampa's from 2002. When the Giants can go into Minnesota the last two seasons and whoop your ass you know you don't have a respectable D. Sure they may have added a few guys but no one they signed is going to drastically turn around that unit. And what happens when Burleson starts getting double-teamed? Is Marcus Robinson really a viable threat? Troy Williamson? C'mon dude. Let's be realistic here. Plus they would never let Mike Tice coach in the Super Bowl. Do you realize how many tickets he'd scalp? And as for your RBs, you make valid points concerning all three. But the problem is none of them can ever stay healthy. Maybe Onterrio Smith can give them some of his boobonic chronic to wash away that injury bug.

At 4:58 PM, Anonymous Arpan said...

haha guess we'll have to wait and see about the defense.. as for the wr's minnesota has never had problems developing wr's, you forgot to mention travis taylor the wideout from the ravens who was drafted ninth overall. He did really good in preseason and i'm sure you'll know his name after the seasons done. so him and jermaine wiggins who had some 75 receptions last year should keep pressure off of nate.

either way.. what ever happened to the mlbsource.. and is there ever gonna be an nfl source.. cause i love reading the nba one.

At 1:52 AM, Blogger Nat said...

hey paul and ant.. nice predictions.. i am back from a long bloggin hiatus and just working on my countdown to kickoff piece... a day late but oh well i like your predictions but i still see philly going to the bowl again this year. and i think i see an indi v/s philly superbowl. come check out my post tomorrow if you get a minute. ciao

At 12:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice predictions on the NFC North. Did you really think the Bears were going to be that bad in that division?


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