T.J. the Sports Geek’s 2013 NFL Season Preview

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Here it is, our 2013 NFL Season Preview of how I think all 32 teams will fare this season and an overview for each division. I also have postseason predictions and a Super Bowl pick. Without further adieu, let’s do this thing!

 

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We start with the AFC!

AFC West

AFC West

Denver Broncos (13-3)

Kansas City Chiefs (7-9)

Oakland Raiders (6-10)

San Diego Chargers (4-12)

Overview: Peyton Manning and the Broncos look to be Super Bowl contenders, but can they survive six weeks without their top defensive star Von Miller? The Chiefs look to rebound from a dismal season. They have Andy Reid as head coach now,a new quarterback in Alex Smith,and top pick Eric Fisher,can they along with Jamaal Charles make this a comeback season? The Raiders have a choice to make between Matt Flynn and Terrelle Pryor at quarterback. They also need a healthy Darren McFadden to try and end a streak of 11-plus years without a playoff berth. The Chargers are rebuilding,and with Ryan Mathews at tailback. Yikes!

AFC North

AFC North

Baltimore Ravens (11-5)

Cincinnati Bengals (9-7)

Pittsburgh Steelers (8-8)

Cleveland Browns (6-10)

Overview: The Ravens look to repeat not only as Super Bowl Champions,but as AFC North Champions. The team is not as good as last year on paper, but I think they can do it. The Bengals and Steelers look to stand in the way of that,but I think they will fall short. I think the former of those two teams has the best chance of winning the division if the Ravens don’t. The Browns are still trying to find their way and with 30-year-old Branden Weeden at quarterback, I question if they are headed in the right direction.

AFC South

AFC South

Houston Texans (13-3)

Indianapolis Colts (10-6)

Tennessee Titans (7-9)

Jacksonville Jaguars (4-12)

Overview: The Texans are vying for their third straight AFC South crown, but could the Colts take it away from them? The Titans look to improve on a dismal season where expectations became too lofty. Can Jake Locker lead the Titans to the playoffs? And can Chris Johnson be productive? The Jaguars have a new look (which is horrible),but not much else going for them. Expect another bad year in J-Ville.

AFC East

AFC East

New England Patriots (10-6)

Buffalo Bills (8-8)

Miami Dolphins (6-10)

New York Jets (6-10)

Overview: Despite losing Aaron Hernandez and Wes Welker,the Patriots have just enough left to take the AFC East again,but how long is their window of opportunity open to try and win a fourth Super Bowl? That is their big question. The Bills might be a much improved team, but can they clinch their first ever playoff berth in the 21st Century? The Dolphins have added Mike Wallace to help Ryan Tannehill in his second year, but will they be able to help Miami get back into the playoffs for the first time since 2008? The Jets have quarterback issues and coach Rex Ryan has one last chance to prove he and his team are winners!

On to the NFC…

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NFC West

 

NFC West

Seattle Seahawks (11-5)

San Francisco 49ers (10-6)

St. Louis Rams (9-7)

Arizona Cardinals (6-10)

Overview: The Seahawks were a surprise team last season and they are looking to improve on that success. The 49ers fell very short of their sixth Super Bowl,but can they overcome a tough schedule to get back to the big game? The Rams fell short of getting back to the playoffs,can they improve on last season or will they fall further behind? The Cardinals have a lot to prove with Carson Palmer at quarterback,but Bruce Arians is now at the helm as head coach.

NFC North

NFC North

Green Bay Packers (12-4)

Minnesota Vikings (9-7)

Chicago Bears (8-8)

Detroit Lions (7-9)

Overview: The Packers are still the tops in this division, their window of opportunity to win another Super Bowl might close if they are not careful,but I think they are still loaded. The Vikings and Bears are looking to unseat the Packers as division champions,but do they have enough to do it? As for the Lions, was last year just a bad year or a sign of another rebuilding process? 

NFC South

NFC South

Atlanta Falcons (12-4)

New Orleans Saints (9-7)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-9)

Carolina Panthers (6-10)

Overview: The Falcons are looking to get to where they almost did,the Super Bowl. With a new tailback in Stephen Jackson and a better offensive line for him to run through, it might be a possibility. The Saints have Sean Payton back as head coach,can he help lead New Orleans back to the playoffs? Can they survive the loss of Will Smith on defense? The Buccaneers are hoping Josh Freeman and Doug Martin can lead them to postseason play and to improve on last season, as are the Panthers with Cam Newton having a sophomore slump.

NFC East

NFC East

Washington Redskins (10-6)

Philadelphia Eagles (8-8)

Dallas Cowboys (7-9)

New York Giants (5-11)

Overview: I think the Redskins win this division again, even with Robert Griffin III’s shaky health. The Eagles are looking to prove they are as talented and with new head coach Chip Kelly. The Cowboys are no better than they were last year and with Tony Romo at quarterback,it does not look good. The Giants are overrated!

NFL Playoffs

 

AFC Wild Card

Cincinnati over Baltimore

Indianapolis over New England

NFC Wild Card

Seattle over Minnesota

San Francisco over Washington

AFC Divisional Playoff

Denver over Cincinnati

Houston over Indianapolis

NFC Divisional Playoff

Atlanta over San Francisco

Seattle over Green Bay

AFC Championship Game

Denver over Houston

NFC Championship Game

Atlanta over Seattle

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Super Bowl XLVIII

Denver over Atlanta

 

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “T.J. the Sports Geek’s 2013 NFL Season Preview

  1. But the New York Giants are overrated. If they are so good, why d they miss the playoffs last year as defending champions? Eli Manning is not that good of a quarterback and most football fans know this to be true. If he didn’t have such a good defense, he would have zero rings. That’s right-zero. I will pick against this guy until his overrated career is over with.

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