Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Team-By-Team Bold Predictions for the 2010 Season (NFC Edition)
Dallas Cowboys - Miles Austin will not finish as a top ten wide receiver in 2010 while Marion Barber and Felix Jones combine for 20+ touchdowns.
New York Giants - Brandon Jacobs (pictured above) will have the best season of his career by rushing 1200+ yards and scoring double-digit touchdowns.
Philadelphia Eagles - Tight-End Brent Celek will lead the team in receiving. Additionally, Kevin Kolb will help the Eagles win at least eight games in his first full year as a starter.
Washington Redskins - Despite hiring Mike Shanahan, no Redskins' running back will eclipse the 1,000 yard mark this season because there are too many of them.
Arizona Cardinals - First year starter Matt Leinart will throw more interceptions than touchdowns. Cardinals will not repeat as NFC West champions.
San Francisco 49ers - The 49ers will run away with the NFC West Division behind the strong play of Frank Gore and Patrick Willis (pictured above). Gore will be an MVP candidate as a top-five running back and Patrick Willis will be nominated for Defensive Player of the Year.
Seattle Seahawks - Justin Forsett will have a breakout season for a losing team in the Seahawks. Forsett will be looked at as the new Maurice Jones-Drew and Ray Rice because he's another rumbling-and-bumbling small guy who can run and catch the ball.
St. Louis Rams - The Rams are on the upswing; that's not saying much when they win anywhere from 3-to-6 games this season. Fantasy predictions are limited to say the least.
Chicago Bears - Head Coach Lovie Smith will be fired at the end of the year. The Bears will contend for a division title in a stacked NFC North, but will fall just short when it counts in the end.
Detroit Lions - Kevin Smith will finish the season with more rushing yards and touchdowns than rookie Jahvid Best out of California.
Green Bay Packers - The Packers will be the NFC-representative in this year's Super Bowl. Jermichael Finley (pictured above) will lead all tight-ends in receiving yardage and touchdowns. Greg Jennings will also be a top-five receiver this season. That means a ton of passing yards for Aaron Rodgers.
Minnesota Vikings - Brett Favre will not start in all 16 games this season. Moreover, you will be able to count the number of fumbles Adrian Petereson commits on one hand.
Atlanta Falcons - Michael Turner will return to form and become a legitimate number one running back in fantasy. That means 1,200+ yards and 10+ touchdowns.
Carolina Panthers - Jonathan Stewart (pictured above) will rush for more yards than DeAngelo Williams for the second year in a row. Last season, Stewart edged out Williams by a total of 16 yards.
New Orleans Saints - Drew Brees and the Saints will not make it back to the Super Bowl, but they will put up offensive record-breaking numbers. Brees will go over 4,000 and 30 touchdowns for the third year in a row.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Like I mentioned in a previous article, Arrelious Benn will win offensive rookie of the year for posting a 800+ yard season with 9 or more touchdowns.