Finally the dark months of February – July have passed us by and we are now in the sacred month of August where our favorite NFL teams report to training camp and the dream of winning the Super Bowl begins.
Every year fans give predictions and talk their trash about how good their team was last year and how the trend will continue and also how their 2-14 team will break .500 and contend for the division. No matter what end of the spectrum you’re on, football season is a great time for all and I’m glad its back!!
In this blog post I will list my preseason predictions and sleeper picks
AFC North – Pittsburgh Steelers, for obvious reasons I’m picking them to win this division pretty easily. With a three headed monster like Big Ben, Bell and Brown its kind of hard to pick against them. Sure their defense is not what it used to be and some may foolishly say that Tomlin is on the hotseat this year but I think they finish with a nice 11-5 record.
AFC South – Houston Texans, ok I already hear you screaming “HOW CAN YOU PICK AGAINST THE COLTS WHEN THEY WIN THIS DIVISION EASILY EVERY YEAR”….just hear me out…number 1, Luck is hurt…clearly he’s gonna miss at least 2 games and even when he comes back there’s no guarantee that he’s going to be 100%. And I know they don’t have a solidified QB (a proven winner) but with Miller and Hopkins and with Watt and that defense I don’t think this is too far fetched.
AFC East – New England Patriots, duh! it’s no surprise here…and as much as I can’t stand him, Tom Brady just flat out gets it done!! As long as #12 is out on the field they will be the perennial winners of this division and it’s not even close.
AFC West – Oakland Raiders, this team was my “sleeper” pick last year and they didn’t disappoint!! I truly believe that if Carr doesn’t get hurt then they go further in the playoffs. Coupled with Mack anchoring that defense and Carr’s return, I believe the Raiders will prove last year was NO fluke!
NFC East – Dallas Cowboys, yeah yeah yeah I know what you’re going to say…”but YOU’RE a Cowboys fan!!” ok and?? Anyone who knows me knows I’m a realistic Cowboys fan. I truly believe that Dak Prescott will take another step forward (no I’m not saying he’s gonna be Rodgers or Brady, I’m just simply stating that the kid will NOT hit a sophomore slump. Any young QB in the league would LOVE to have a Zeke or a Bryant or Witten at their disposal, not to mention the best OL in football. Yes I know the defense still has to show and prove but even without a good defense they have been contenders.
NFC South – Atlanta Falcons, normally I wouldn’t pick a team that blew the most historic lead in Super Bowl history to do anything the next year but, lets be real…Ryan is the reigning MVP, he has Julio (arguably the best WR in football) and a pretty good running game…and lets not forget that their defense is pretty good.
NFC North – Minnesota Vikings, ok first off, FUCK AARON RODGERS!! and second, Minnesota might have the best defense in the NFC and I know they don’t have AP and I know Sam Bradford is the QB (or Bridgewater) but I feel this young team took a big step last year and they don’t show signs of slowing down.
NFC West – Seattle Seahawks, yeah I know this is a safe pick but to be honest I don’t really see anyone else in this division threatening them for the title (barring injury). I know there’s been some turmoil in the locker room there but I highly doubt Carroll will let that deter them from whats important and thats winning!
Now it’s time for my sleeper picks: (WHEN I PICK A TEAM AS A SLEEPER PICK I’M JUST SIMPLY SAYING THEY ARE GOING TO BE BETTER THAN LAST YEAR AND THEY ARE GOING TO SURPRISE SOME PEOPLE)
AFC – This year I’m going to pick the Chargers, yeah I could’ve gone Chiefs but I’m going with the Chargers off the pure stupid logic that….Philip Rivers is DUE! lol. He really is a good QB and I can’t imagine him ending his career without at LEAST playing in an AFC championship game or Super Bowl.
NFC – My sleeper pick for this year is going to be….the Tampa Bay Buccaneers! I actually like young Winston and the energy he brings to the team. They have a good young offense and if they can get SOME help on defense they might actually make a push for the division.