By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN (BASN) —...
A Glimpse At The 2007 NFL Season According To A So-Called Expert
PHILADELPHIA — Once again it is time for me to get out my crystal ball and see if I can prognosticate the upcoming NFL season. As all of my friends can attest to I have never been totally right or wrong and I have never gotten the Super Bowl match-up or champion completely right.
But maybe this is my year to be the envy of my doubters, however you know will have to eat some crow later in the year from this article.
It is all in good fun, so with the season ready to kickoff on Thursday with the defending Super Bowl Champion Indianapolis Colts taking on the New Orleans Saints, Let the games begin !!
New Orleans Saints 12-4
Carolina Panthers 10-6
Atlanta Falcons 5-11
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3-13
Chicago Bears 10-6
Green Bay Packers 9-7
Minnesota Vikings 7-9
Detroit Lions 5-11
Philadelphia Eagles 11-5
Dallas Cowboys 10-6
New York Giants 7-9
Washington Redskins 4-12
Arizona Cardinals 10-6
Seattle Seahawks 9-7
SF 49ers 8-8
St. Louis Rams 6-10
Division Champions: Saints (Bye), Eagles (Bye), Cardinals, Bears,
Wild Cards: Panthers, Cowboys
Wild Card Round: Cowboys over Cardinals, Panthers over Bears
Divisional Round: Eagles over Panthers, Saints over Cowboys
NFC Championship: Saints over Eagles.
Indianapolis Colts 12-4
Jacksonville Jaguars 8-8
Houston Texans 7-9
Tennessee Titans 6-10
Baltimore Ravens 11-5
Pittsburgh Steelers 10-6
Cincinnati Bengals 8-8
Cleveland Browns 3-13
New England Patriots 13-3
New York Jets 8-8
Buffalo Bills 6-10
Miami Dolphins 5-11
San Diego Chargers 12-4
Denver Broncos 9-7
Oakland Raiders 6-10
Kansas City Chiefs 5-11
Division Champions: Patriots (Bye), Colts (Bye), Ravens, Chargers
Wild Cards: Steelers, Broncos
Wild Card Round: Ravens over Broncos, Steelers over Chargers
Divisional Round: Patriots over Steelers, Ravens over Colts
AFC Championship: Patriots over Ravens
Super Bowl: Patriots over Saints
Coach of the Year: Norv Turner, San Diego Chargers
Offensive MVP: RB Back Reggie Bush, New Orleans Saints
Defensive MVP: SS Ed Reed, Baltimore Ravens
Offensive Rookie of the Year: RB Back Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
Defensive Rookie of the Year: SS Laron Landry, Washington Redskins
Comeback Player of the Year: QB Daunte Culpepper, Oakland Raiders.
First Pick of the 2008 NFL Draft: QB Andre Woodson, Kentucky by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.