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08-09-2012, 02:03 AM
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My NFL 2012 predictions.
SB - New England defeats San Francisco.
Peyton Manning won't be a bust in Denver, but it will take more than Peyton to turn it around. Manning's numbers won't be the same outside away from the dome and he doesn't have a lot of weapons in Denver. The Broncos overachieved last year behind Tebow. They will have to overachieve again to make the playoffs. The Chiefs (now healthy) and Chargers will give Denver a run for the AFC West.
The Raiders will suck. Okay, I've lived long periods of my life in San Francisco and I hate the Raider, their fans and their uniforms, their (RIP) former owner, their players and, did I mention their fans? But they will still suck.
My 49ers aren't going to take anyone by surprise, but they will easily win the NFC West and make it to the SB where alas I'm afraid Brady and the Patriots will be their undoing. The best defense in the league is young and only getting better. Smith is no Peyton Manning, but with some weapons to work with will shed the label of "game manager" and be recognized as a pretty good QB.
Seahawks will suck. Matt Flynn is going to have Russell Wilson and Tarvaris Jackson waiting in the wings for him to slip up and Terrell Owens supplying the banana peels, all that while learning a new offense. That's a difficult task for a savy NFL veteran, but for a guy with 2 NFL starts? Lots of weapons, but no go to guy and no consistency in the passing attack. Expect a run first offense, but so will opponents who will load the box against Lynch. Their defense is solid but nothing special; will keep them in games, but if they can't move the ball consistently on offense, the defense will eventually break.
NY Jets QB Mark Sanchez threw a ton of INTs last year and with Tebow waiting in the wings will get a hearty Broncs chear the first time he has a bad game. Tebow will take over from Sanchez before game 8 of the season but Sanchez may still be used in obvious passing downs.. Head coach Tony Sparano invented the Wildcat offense and Tebow is built for this offense.
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