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PFT’s 2013 season predictions

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The season starts on Thursday.  Which means we’ve run out of time for making our playoff predictions for the coming campaign.

It’s becoming harder to do it.  The talent gap is getting tighter and tighter among the best and worst teams, and the reality of 50-percent playoff turnover (which was “only” 33 percent last year) makes it hard to predict which teams that made it last year won’t make it this year, and which teams will take their place.

But we still have to try.  We’re not sure why.  But we do.

Here they are, writer by writer.  And I’ll go last as usual so that I can change my mind as many times as possible.

Josh Alper

AFC

Seeds:  1. Patriots; 2. Broncos; 3. Colts; 4. Ravens; 5. Chiefs; 6. Bengals.

Wild card round: Ravens over Chiefs; Bengals over Colts.

Divisional round: Broncos over Ravens; Patriots over Bengals.

Conference championship: Broncos over Patriots.

NFC

Seeds:  1. Falcons; 2. Packers; 3. Seahawks; 4. Cowboys; 5. 49ers; 6. Saints.

Wild card round: Seahawks over Saints; 49ers over Cowboys.

Divisional round: Falcons over 49ers; Seahawks over Packers.

Conference championship: Seahawks over Falcons.

Super Bowl: Seahawks over Broncos.

Curtis Crabtree

AFC

Seeds: 1. Texans; 2. Bengals; 3. Patriots; 4. Broncos; 5. Ravens; 6. Chiefs.

Wild-card round: Broncos over Ravens, Patriots over Chiefs.

Divisional round: Texans over Broncos, Bengals over Patriots.

Conference Championship: Bengals over Texans.

NFC

Seeds: 1. Falcons; 2. Seahawks; 3. Packers; 4. Redskins; 5. 49ers; 6. Rams.

Wild-card round: Packers over Rams, 49ers over Redskins.

Divisional round: Seahawks over Packers, 49ers over Falcons.

Conference Championship: Seahawks over 49ers.

Super Bowl: Seahawks over Bengals.

Darin Gantt

AFC

Seeds:  1. Patriots; 2. Ravens; 3. Texans; 4. Broncos; 5. Bengals; 6. Colts.

Wild-card round: Texans over Colts, Broncos over Bengals.

Divisional round: Broncos over Patriots, Ravens over Texans.

Conference Championship: Broncos over Ravens.

NFC

Seeds: 1. Falcons; 2. Seahawks; 3. Packers; 4. Giants; 5. 49ers; 6. Redskins.

Wild-card round: Packers over Redskins, 49ers over Giants.

Divisional round:  Falcons over 49ers, Seahawks over Packers.

Conference championship:  Falcons over Seahawks.

Super Bowl:  Falcons over Broncos.

Mike Wilkening

AFC

Seeds: 1. Broncos; 2. Patriots; 3. Ravens; 4. Colts; 5. Texans; 6. Steelers.

Wild card round: Colts over Texans; Ravens over Steelers.

Divisional round: Broncos over Colts; Ravens over Patriots.

Conference championship:  Ravens over Broncos.

NFC

Seeds: 1. 49ers; 2. Packers; 3. Falcons; 4. Eagles; 5. Seahawks; 6. Saints.

Wild card round: Falcons over Saints; Seahawks over Eagles.

Divisional round: 49ers over Seahawks; Packers over Falcons.

Conference championship: 49ers over Packers.

Super Bowl: 49ers over Ravens.

Michael David Smith

AFC

Seeds: 1. Patriots; 2. Steelers; 3. Texans; 4. Broncos; 5. Bengals; 6. Ravens.

Wild card round: Broncos over Bengals; Texans over Ravens.

Divisional round: Broncos over Patriots; Steelers over Texans.

Conference Championship: Broncos over Steelers.

NFC

Seeds:  1. 49ers; 2. Packers; 3. Giants; 4. Saints; 5. Falcons; 6. Seahawks.

Wild card round: Saints over Falcons; Giants over Seahawks.

Divisional round: 49ers over Saints; Packers over Giants.

Conference Championship: 49ers over Packers.

Super Bowl: 49ers over Broncos.

Florio

AFC

Seeds:  1.  Broncos; 2. Patriots; 3.  Colts; 4. Ravens; 5.  Bengals; 6.  Texans.

Wild card round:  Colts over Texans, Bengals over Ravens.

Divisional round:  Patriots over Colts, Broncos over Bengals.

Conference Championship:  Broncos over Patriots.

NFC

Seeds:  1.  49ers; 2.  Packers; 3.  Redskins; 4. Falcons; 5.  Seahawks; 6.  Lions.

Wild card round:  Seahawks over Falcons, Lions over Redskins.

Divisional round:  Lions over 49ers, Packers over Seahawks.

Conference Championship:  Packers over Lions.

Super Bowl:  Broncos over Packers.

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139 Responses to “PFT’s 2013 season predictions”
  1. ponderthedumpoffking says: Sep 4, 2013 8:29 PM

    I’d reverse florio’s final prediction and dismiss all the others as drunken whimsy.

  2. Norseman says: Sep 4, 2013 8:32 PM

    Should be hilarious re-reading in a few months.

  3. bandanamac says: Sep 4, 2013 8:32 PM

    Apparently Josh thinks the Broncos will get two chances in the playoffs

  4. browns627 says: Sep 4, 2013 8:32 PM

    why play the season?

  5. natepalmer1 says: Sep 4, 2013 8:32 PM

    Seahawks will take it all this year…See you at the SB…

  6. titansbro says: Sep 4, 2013 8:34 PM

    Alper picks the broncos to lose the AFC championship & the SB? Bold prediction!

  7. natepalmer1 says: Sep 4, 2013 8:35 PM

    If the Seahawks get home field advantage through the playoffs, it’s over…

  8. manilarizzo says: Sep 4, 2013 8:35 PM

    If the Skins get into the playoffs as most suggest, they certainly aren’t going one and done again. If they’re in, it means Griffin is healthy. Healthy Griffin in the playoffs year two? No way they lose. Not saying bowl just yet but again, if healthy, they will see one or two playoff wins.

  9. kabasaman says: Sep 4, 2013 8:35 PM

    I can’t wait to see how wrong you cats are. Not even close….

  10. dennisatunity says: Sep 4, 2013 8:37 PM

    I think Alper and Crabtree are geniuses!

  11. potts316 says: Sep 4, 2013 8:38 PM

    Florio’s NFC picks indicate he does not know how re-seeding works.

  12. sGoDonkos says: Sep 4, 2013 8:40 PM

    MDS has the afc right. afc north will have three teams in. colts won’t make it either. but i obv prefer florio’s final outcome. yea!

  13. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Sep 4, 2013 8:40 PM

    I used to respect Alper and Florio. Cowboys and Lions? Riiiiiiiiight.

  14. meandjuliojonesdownbytheschoolyard says: Sep 4, 2013 8:40 PM

    No love for my Buccaneers. Good, we thrive on being the underdogs.

  15. canadianvikingfaniii says: Sep 4, 2013 8:43 PM

    I am all for “any given Sunday”, time and time again we see major upsets in games, play off and regular season alike. But, the Bengals in the Super Bowl?

  16. koolbreeze7 says: Sep 4, 2013 8:44 PM

    Y’all better stop doubting dem Saints!!!

  17. hellafiedfc says: Sep 4, 2013 8:45 PM

    thank you florio! at least you see something in the lions that everyone else doesn’t. they will be much improved!

  18. cutlertomarshall says: Sep 4, 2013 8:45 PM

    No love for the bears!? What’s up with that….they are a playoff team, count it.

  19. metalman5150 says: Sep 4, 2013 8:46 PM

    No Redskins Playoff Victories?
    C’mon man.

  20. jcbadger34 says: Sep 4, 2013 8:46 PM

    What, no one picked the Vikings to make the playoffs??? How could this be??? According to all their fans on here, they’re practically locks for the Super Bowl!

  21. logicalvoicesays says: Sep 4, 2013 8:47 PM

    Superbowl – Redskins 55 Patriots 3 #RGIIIMVP

  22. sbc85 says: Sep 4, 2013 8:47 PM

    Wilkening and Gantt had the exact same predictions in every category?

  23. isphet71 says: Sep 4, 2013 8:48 PM

    WOW Florio with the Lions going to the NFC Championship game.

    That’s a gutsy pick! You saw it here first.

  24. elkmoundsucks says: Sep 4, 2013 8:49 PM

    The Vikings get no live either! AD for 2500 and 25 sacks for the Mullet-Man will propel the Vikes to the NFC Championship! =]

  25. crackbubba says: Sep 4, 2013 8:53 PM

    Bold predictions Florio. Its good to see the Lions getting some rep somewhere. Even if its in YOUR head.

  26. alskdh says: Sep 4, 2013 8:54 PM

    Broncos over Patriots lolol

  27. mwitt5148 says: Sep 4, 2013 8:54 PM

    Really one of these guys picked the cowboys to be in the divisional round? Every year we hear the same thing about the cowboys. Oh they have so much talent. This is their year. And every year they come up short. They either fail to make the playoffs or fail to win a playoff game. No one should be picking them to do anything until they can prove it.

  28. harleybros says: Sep 4, 2013 8:57 PM

    Seahawks will lose to Green Bay in any scenario. That’s a lock.

  29. rezdawg says: Sep 4, 2013 8:57 PM

    No Texans in Alper’s playoffs? Lol, okay.

  30. gdeli says: Sep 4, 2013 8:57 PM

    No Vikings anywhere very serious. Uh

  31. bucsfan5000 says: Sep 4, 2013 8:58 PM

    I love when all the experts make their picks and we see how many of them have a clue at the end of the season.

  32. chaseutley says: Sep 4, 2013 9:01 PM

    No love for the Eagles? You guys are a bunch of hacks. Lol

  33. obnoxiousDCfan says: Sep 4, 2013 9:01 PM

    So, even though the Skins were wrecking the “Super Bowl bound” Seahawks last year until Griffin went down, you’re going to knock them out of the first round with, what I can only assume, is a healthy RGIII this year? No way. A healthy RGIII in the playoffs could handle Green Bay or the Lions. I don’t see them getting past the Niners, but that’s just being realistic.

  34. coldplay519 says: Sep 4, 2013 9:01 PM

    God bless you, Florio.
    ~Lions fans

  35. amanistumor says: Sep 4, 2013 9:02 PM

    +1 point for Curtis Crabtree gets props for going against the grain.

    Statistics show not every team that made the playoffs but yet almost everyone picks the same teams from last year and how you thought the match ups would have panned out then.

  36. johny101010 says: Sep 4, 2013 9:08 PM

    If Florio’s predictions for the lions come true I will build him a shrine because only a deity can help them win more than one playoff game

  37. canetic says: Sep 4, 2013 9:10 PM

    If there is a Seahawks-Bengals Super Bowl I will never watch pro football again. And word to the wise, the Seahawks aren’t even going to make the playoffs. Book it.

  38. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 4, 2013 9:10 PM

    I love whenever people pick against the Giants even making the playoffs. That’s when we get it done. I hope everyone picks against us.

  39. filthymcnasty1 says: Sep 4, 2013 9:16 PM

    Despite the blood curdling shrieks you hear from MN, I like the picks.

    The Vikings get any national respect. And it’s because they don’t deserve any.

  40. petedutcherjr says: Sep 4, 2013 9:17 PM

    Doesn’t surprise me that not one of them predicted the Buccaneers to make the playoffs.

    The big question is whether they are willing to eat crow at the end of the season?

  41. t8ertot says: Sep 4, 2013 9:18 PM

    So the Bengals will win a playoff game this year. Yeahhhhh buddy

  42. detroitcityy says: Sep 4, 2013 9:20 PM

    LETS GO LIONS

  43. devildog911 says: Sep 4, 2013 9:26 PM

    Colts winning the Super Bowl.

  44. bearsoxass says: Sep 4, 2013 9:36 PM

    My predictions SB Packers 75 – Patriots 6

  45. wingnut739 says: Sep 4, 2013 9:37 PM

    Wow! Even as a Lion fan I can’t see Detroit going into DC AND SF and beating both teams. When have the Lions won in Washington besides never. Hell if they can do that then they should win in Lambeau too!

  46. linemanguy74 says: Sep 4, 2013 9:38 PM

    Pack way overrated

  47. coltzfan166 says: Sep 4, 2013 9:44 PM

    Surprised to see the Steelers being snubbed by half of them

  48. trannesotabiqueens says: Sep 4, 2013 9:47 PM

    Vikings are a joke. It took Adrian to have one of the greatest years a running back has ever had in NFL history for them to barely make the play-offs. They over achieved and did nothing with it. They will be back at the bottom od the division where they belong.

  49. tedmurph says: Sep 4, 2013 9:51 PM

    Who knows what’s gonna happen. Injuries and turnovers are the most important thing to happen, and nobody can predict those. Still, the Broncos and the Pats have played 3 times the last 2 yrs, and the Pats have blown them out every time. Denver can’t stop them. Still people want to pick Manning and Fox(two playoff and big game losers), against Brady and Belichick. Good luck. I know where my money’s going.

  50. sea3369 says: Sep 4, 2013 9:59 PM

    All the so called experts will be wrong, and yet still have their jobs, Damn I need a job where I can be wrong as much as you guys…

  51. smillr58 says: Sep 4, 2013 9:59 PM

    Basically all the same teams…

  52. wearethesteelers says: Sep 4, 2013 10:07 PM

    Anyone who isn’t picking the Steelers is getting it wrong.

  53. partyboy1114 says: Sep 4, 2013 10:07 PM

    I hope the Seahawks go 4-12 and Pete Carroll gets arrested for running a PED (adderall) clinic. They only made it to the playoffs because if the fail Mary and the only reason they beat the skins was because rg3 played with half of a leg. So over it.

  54. cags777 says: Sep 4, 2013 10:08 PM

    A bold (and reasonable) prediction would be to NOT include the Packers in this year’s playoffs. Whether Packers fans will acknowledge this fact or not, they are due for a bad season and this is the year it happens. Good luck to all the teams this year. It should be a blast!

  55. lionsdraftguy says: Sep 4, 2013 10:12 PM

    Im by far the biggest Lions fan there is, but there is no chance the Lions make it to the NFC Championship.

  56. bcajun says: Sep 4, 2013 10:12 PM

    Falcons? Really?

  57. themagicman1223 says: Sep 4, 2013 10:15 PM

    @bucsfan5000 This doesn’t show who has football knowledge whatsoever, football is such an unpredictable sport. You could ask any guy with NFL knoledge to make his predictions and chance are he will get most of it wrong.

  58. jokendave says: Sep 4, 2013 10:16 PM

    What, no one picked the Vikings to make the playoffs??? How could this be??? According to all their fans on here, they’re practically locks for the Super Bowl!
    _______________________
    Then so is every team in the NFL.
    But you can keep them and a few other teams under the radar. (Again)

  59. natijim235 says: Sep 4, 2013 10:20 PM

    maybe bengals won’t get to SB this year but they will get there within 2-3 years

  60. themagicman1223 says: Sep 4, 2013 10:21 PM

    @harleybros Right, that O-line should really keep A-rod straight against the Seahawks. Not to mention that tremendous defense you guys have. Did I mention you also have a great running game? Truly Green Bay is a powerhouse /sarcasm

  61. naednek80 says: Sep 4, 2013 10:21 PM

    Lions over 49ers?
    LOL LOL LOL LOL
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH

    ok

    no I’m not done

    AHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHA

  62. osiris33 says: Sep 4, 2013 10:22 PM

    “Seahawks will lose to Green Bay in any scenario. That’s a lock.”

    Snork…

  63. tattooit says: Sep 4, 2013 10:22 PM

    This is the year Peyton turns it around in the playoffs!!!

    Where have I heard this one before? Oh, yea. EVERY YEAR AROUND THIS TIME. #yawn

  64. spunhead73 says: Sep 4, 2013 10:23 PM

    Better watch out for the Browns,they are the team to beat in the North.

  65. stoopidfool says: Sep 4, 2013 10:26 PM

    fruitcakes

  66. kremis says: Sep 4, 2013 10:28 PM

    The Chiefs, hahaha, these guys must be from the Kansas City psycho ward.

  67. justintuckrule says: Sep 4, 2013 10:33 PM

    Lots of so-called experts riding hard on sf and seattle’s jock. You all realize that you’re picking 2 qbs with a grand total of about 20 games under their belts over, oh, say, 4 or 5 qbs on the fast track to the hall of fame…right????

    These teams are in for a rude awakening when de’s start annihilating these hot shot, arm kissing, one read qbs. Can’t wait.

  68. siggtacular says: Sep 4, 2013 10:33 PM

    Ravens back to back

  69. mrwalterisgod says: Sep 4, 2013 10:34 PM

    The NFC should just concede to Seattle.

  70. gotampabay52 says: Sep 4, 2013 10:34 PM

    Go Bucs period

  71. darthcraig says: Sep 4, 2013 10:34 PM

    Boys shored up the o line today. Watch them have a great year if the injury bug doesnt bite too hard.

  72. SparkyGump says: Sep 4, 2013 10:35 PM

    But will Jerry Jones find that glory hole with his forty year old brain?

  73. rabbi187 says: Sep 4, 2013 10:37 PM

    I’m a Texan’s homer, but the fact that one of you have the Colts winning the AFC South and one of you having the Texans missing the playoffs is laughable. Judging by points scored vs points against, the shouldn’t have even been a .500 team and had the benefit of playing a 4th place schedule. They’d be lucky to reach 8-8 and Houston will have at least 10 wins. Hope you guys repost these “expert predictions” at the end of the year.

  74. gotampabay52 says: Sep 4, 2013 10:38 PM

    Koolbreese whatever # watch yourself just saying and oh dem is not a word nor is dat so don’t type cajun idiot

  75. ramitbaby says: Sep 4, 2013 10:40 PM

    Texans missing the playoffs. Good one, fool.

  76. ndnut says: Sep 4, 2013 10:41 PM

    Lions are just plain wrong. I don’t know that my Vikes will make the playoffs, but they are still better than the Motor City Kitties. I’d put the Bears in the playoffs way before Detroit.

  77. wafflestomp says: Sep 4, 2013 10:48 PM

    natepalmer1 says: Sep 4, 2013 8:35 PM

    If the Seahawks get home field advantage through the playoffs, it’s over…
    ——————————————————————————————

    Only if Lance Easley will be calling the games.

  78. 4d9erdynasty says: Sep 4, 2013 10:49 PM

    Hahaha @ 1 pick. Florio-Detroit lions over niners in divisional round bahaha. Detroit wont even make the playoffs.

  79. jetsmmt says: Sep 4, 2013 10:51 PM

    Florio need to be drug tested asap!

  80. cnote94 says: Sep 4, 2013 10:54 PM

    Beauty of it is, does the “chalk” ever work out in the NFL?

  81. darthcraig says: Sep 4, 2013 10:55 PM

    Skins are gonna be a one hit wonder. One hit, and we will be wondering if RG3 is going to play again !

  82. travy9276 says: Sep 4, 2013 10:55 PM

    Not one prediction with Chicago making the playoffs… Epic Fail… Write that one down.

  83. j0esixpack says: Sep 4, 2013 10:57 PM

    That’s some nice Patriots love – especially since Brady is without any proven WRs – and the defense looks a bit shaky.

    Of course playing in a division with the Jets helps pad the record nicely.

    So it appears that the Jets drought continues. The last time they were in a Super Bowl, Man had yet to step foot on the moon.

  84. soldyou says: Sep 4, 2013 10:58 PM

    you gotta love this time of year, everybody is optimistic about their team going to the playoffs.

    Go NFL!

  85. casualcommenter says: Sep 4, 2013 11:02 PM

    Colts as the #3 seed? Lol.

  86. denverwally says: Sep 4, 2013 11:03 PM

    Wow, I thought the Patriots were going to be horrible this year…

  87. ravc82 says: Sep 4, 2013 11:04 PM

    To all my Steeler friends who constantly come on our threads to talk about how your boys are so great and going to thrash Flucco and co….. Apparently n o b o d y thinks that……

  88. whitecastleisafoodgroup says: Sep 4, 2013 11:05 PM

    Jumping on the Idiot Train …

    NFC: Falcons over Saints.
    AFC: Bengals over Broncos.
    SB: Falcons over Bengals.

  89. fievel03 says: Sep 4, 2013 11:17 PM

    Florio’s pickin’ the Lions to go deep! I am now souring the internet to find a Florio wall poster to replace the David Hasselhoff poster I am about to take down from my bedroom wall. My new hero!

  90. fievel03 says: Sep 4, 2013 11:17 PM

    *scouring

  91. ivanpavlov0000 says: Sep 4, 2013 11:20 PM

    Hilarious!

  92. n001363 says: Sep 4, 2013 11:21 PM

    Typical. Going out on a limb PFT. Where’s the turnover?

  93. touchdownroddywhite says: Sep 4, 2013 11:23 PM

    Well done, Gantt. I like your style. To the rest of you? You could all learn something from this young man!

  94. hines86for6 says: Sep 4, 2013 11:23 PM

    I love how the hipster interns picked the Seahawks to win the SB.

  95. joerevs300 says: Sep 4, 2013 11:24 PM

    Anyone picking the Seahawks to win the Super Bowl should be forced to sit through “One Direction: This is Us” for 12 hours straight while having Justin Bieber music playing in the background.

    Also, I think the Falcons are WAY overrated and the Saints, now with Sean Payton back and a chip on their shoulder, are going to surprise a lot of people. If they get home field advantage, I don’t see Atlanta (then as a WC) or Seattle going in their and winning.

    So out of the NFC, I’ve got either GB, SF or NO winning.

    In the AFC, woo boy. A little more wide open.

    Arguments can be made for Baltimore, Cincinnati, New England, Denver and Houston for the Super Bowl. That’s ultimately going to come down to who gets home field as well.

    I don’t know if a “repeat” SB has ever happend (I know the Cowboys/Steelers played twice but not in back to back years), so you can throw that out. Not happening.

    My best guess for the Super Bowl: GB vs. DEN, at this stage of the proceedings.

  96. floridaslonechargersfan says: Sep 4, 2013 11:29 PM

    No one even wanted to throw the Chargers in just as a joke?

    Seriously I would like to see a little more “out-on-a-limb” picks. You know there will be some turnover from the previous year. Kudos Florio for picking the Lions (LOL!).

    It’s real easy to pick the same teams that made the playoffs last year!

  97. seabronco says: Sep 4, 2013 11:29 PM

    The bengals in the superbowl!!!! Or the steelers in the championship game?!!?? What?

  98. pariseinminnesotabichez says: Sep 4, 2013 11:33 PM

    No Vikings?!?!? The team has IMPROVED this offseason…..lol

  99. braceyourselffor12 says: Sep 4, 2013 11:35 PM

    MDS and Mike Wilkening are the only two who fall withing a yard of reason.

    Lions over Niners?! WTF Florio?!

  100. slobmykolb says: Sep 4, 2013 11:38 PM

    Koolbreeze said;

    Y’all better stop doubting dem Saints!!!

    Why?

  101. lks311 says: Sep 4, 2013 11:38 PM

    I think it’s awesome that Florio stuck his neck out. It’s either the greatest call of the decade or a fabulous miss.

  102. bsizemore68 says: Sep 4, 2013 11:42 PM

    A dark horse will show up and upset all the so call experts, there will be crow to eat. Bill

  103. shadowcell says: Sep 4, 2013 11:45 PM

    I’d like to hear the reasoning for some of these picks, like the Lions going all the way to the NFC championship game.

  104. teek77 says: Sep 4, 2013 11:45 PM

    I’ll be surprised to see the Seahawks in the playoffs. No weapons other than Wilson and Lynch.

  105. lowlifenebula says: Sep 4, 2013 11:45 PM

    I’m just excited that someone thinks the Cowboys will make the playoffs

  106. icelovinbrotha215 says: Sep 4, 2013 11:48 PM

    I predict that the first team to go undefeated in the playoffs will win the SuperBowl. Take it to the bank.

  107. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Sep 4, 2013 11:50 PM

    None of you picked the Vikings to make the playoffs? Good, that means they’ll probably go undefeated.

  108. jasonsgotafever says: Sep 4, 2013 11:52 PM

    There’s no way the colts will best the Texans, there’s been a changing of the guard in the AFC South. Luck is just gonna have to wait his turn! Texans vs San Fran.

  109. steelcurtainn says: Sep 4, 2013 11:59 PM

    Glad to see some of these guys counting out the Steelers. That’s when they do their best work. Its the usual pick the same teams last year until proven otherwise….

  110. markus3603 says: Sep 5, 2013 12:04 AM

    LOLOLOLOL At some of these predictions… Wowzers

  111. steelers4385 says: Sep 5, 2013 12:12 AM

    Seahawks? Rlly. Niners have a better squad.

  112. eg2099 says: Sep 5, 2013 12:13 AM

    lame.. pretty confident niners get back to SB and take it this time.. too much talent.. great coaching.. its either them or seahawks.. defense wins championships.. NFC west is where its at.. either niners or seahawks will win it all

  113. bramz720 says: Sep 5, 2013 12:18 AM

    The Eagles….haha what a joke. The worst team in the division.

  114. stvang says: Sep 5, 2013 12:31 AM

    Silly Vikings fans playoffs are for teams with real quarterbacks.

  115. torontofalcon says: Sep 5, 2013 12:47 AM

    Seahawks have one good season and all off a sudden everyone’s picking them to win a championship lol these “experts” need to chill. Yeah Seattle is good but Russ is still young they have no WRs (Harvin is hurt) and they will be missing their pass rushers. The best teams in the NFC are still SF and Atlanta

  116. chi01town says: Sep 5, 2013 12:56 AM

    Every one of these idiots had the Packers going to the playoffs. ITS NOT HAPPENING!!
    1. the O-line is the worse in the NFL.
    2. They dont have a #1 WR on that team.
    3. expecting the packers to run the football is just plain stupid. McCarthy will go with what he knows and thats to pass the ball.
    4. the packers defense is Weaker than it was last season and fat Jolly will find out its NOT preseason against this schedule.
    5. The 49ers will expose green bay bad in the first game.

  117. donth8thehorns says: Sep 5, 2013 1:01 AM

    Seriously! I’m a die hard Viking Fan, and only knuckleheads on here think the Vikings are a Playoff team!
    Our squad is improving but, we have some glaring holes! Our secondary is improving but young, our O-line has zero depth! They are a top unit unless injury happens! AD can run for 2500 yards , but if he does, Ponder is who we thought he is, the Worst QB in the league! My guess, we are a 5-11 or 6-10 team, I hope, we are a 2-14 team, and secure Teddy Bridgewater in the upcoming draft! If we have a franchise QB, we will be contenders for the next 5 years!!!

  118. duwaynebaird says: Sep 5, 2013 1:02 AM

    Please explain Florio’s logic where he has the Lions beating the 49ers in Candlestick. Will Reggie Bush magically become Adrian Peterson?

  119. silentcount says: Sep 5, 2013 1:45 AM

    Sorry, but Drew Brees is not through yet. It’s his turn to win another Superbowl. Sean Payton deserves another one too, after being falsely accused and harshly punished with no evidence to back it up. Even Tagliabue thought it wasn’t right.

  120. redskinsrt says: Sep 5, 2013 2:02 AM

    Eagles winning the NFC-E Wilkening? I can see the Giants and even understand the Cowboys hype machine will likely never die but come on.

  121. phloorioisanarcissist says: Sep 5, 2013 2:43 AM

    A lot better than the recent power rankings on NFL.com…

    Of course, a guy could have drawn those picks out of a hat and been more accurate.

  122. aprilwalker2013 says: Sep 5, 2013 3:55 AM

    Florio, I’m shocked YOU have my Redskins ranked the highest of all guys that picked!! Shocked I tell you!! But of course, you had us losing the first game!! Just had to comment and say when you do good, cause us usually killing us!! But dag, most of the rest don’t even have us in!! And this just makes me pull for the HAWKS to lose more than I usually do!! HTTR

  123. lagg1 says: Sep 5, 2013 6:48 AM

    The AFC is much more wide open than the NFC. Even with that said, there will always be a surprising team from either conference to make the playoffs. Last year it was Indy, Washington and to a degree Seattle. This year I will go with Patriots, Texans, Ravens, Broncos, Chiefs and Bengals in the AFC and Cowboys, Saints, Niners, Packers, Seahawks and Falcons in the NFC. Naturally, not all of these teams will make it.

  124. hellawaitsusall says: Sep 5, 2013 6:59 AM

    Did I see an idiot pick the Eagles to win the NFC East? What a loser

  125. lofty99 says: Sep 5, 2013 7:42 AM

    Lol no one on Steelers side.

  126. thelastbesthope says: Sep 5, 2013 7:42 AM

    Steelers will be 6-10 this year.
    Lions will be 8-8.

  127. stewart09 says: Sep 5, 2013 8:55 AM

    lol these guys are just afraid to be wrong with super predictable but probably wrong predictions because on average half the playoff teams from the year before dont make to the playoffs the next year (florio even mentions this fact at the top) but these guys have 9-11 playoff teams returning in their predictions.

    no one in their right mind would of picked the cardinals to play the steelers in the superbowl at the start of 08 so lets just relax and realize that atleast 20-25 teams have a decent chance to make a run in the playoffs and make it to the superbowl.

  128. captnmatt56 says: Sep 5, 2013 9:53 AM

    And the The Browns shocked the world!

  129. chestchestwell says: Sep 5, 2013 10:14 AM

    I’d really enjoy seeing Detroit play Denver in the Super Bowl. I enjoy watching those teams play and think it would be a nice match up.

  130. finallythevoiceofreason says: Sep 5, 2013 10:54 AM

    I don’t know if a “repeat” SB has ever happend (I know the Cowboys/Steelers played twice but not in back to back years), so you can throw that out. Not happening.

    Cowboys beat the Bills 2 years in a row in the 1990s.

  131. mnrube23 says: Sep 5, 2013 12:04 PM

    Bold to go with Lions all the way to Conference Championship. Could be put in to PST!

  132. gbmickey says: Sep 5, 2013 1:20 PM

    Wow how can this be after all the chest beating and the self proclamation of the 3rd straight offseason championship the PFT crew is not buying in either viking fans? You continue to litter every Packer article on how dominant you will be this year lets see the intellect come out again and start the insults to these guys and their prognostications.

  133. titans4evr says: Sep 5, 2013 3:46 PM

    Funny to watch everyone flame the predictors without posting their own, with the exception of the die hard rah rah my team only fans.

    Let’s face it, anyone worth their salt in predicting either sports or stocks or whatever isn’t doing it publicly, they’re hanging back making a bundle at home.

  134. rajbais says: Sep 5, 2013 5:44 PM

    Peyton: Fraud
    Stafford: Overrated

  135. taintedsaints2009 says: Sep 5, 2013 6:10 PM

    I’m pretty sure florio picks the packers to go to the Super Bowl every year.

    The bengals one was pretty funny.

    I don’t understand this fascination with the Atlanta falcons. But I also said that about the ravens last year…

  136. ipitydafu says: Sep 6, 2013 1:33 AM

    It’s funny to me that a lot of these guys are so high on the Chiefs.

    Yes, they’re roster is improved, but it’s a new system, a new coach, and a new QB.

    All those picking the Chiefs are praying for a hail mary for their legitimacy.

    The same goes for the Eagles picks.

    Pathetic.

    You guys aren’t analyzing the NFL. You’re playing fantasy.

  137. rajbais says: Sep 6, 2013 11:26 AM

    AFC Picks:
    North: #Steelers
    South: #Colts
    East: #Patriots
    West: #Broncos
    WC1: #Texans
    WC2: #Browns

    AFC Champ: #Patriots, Denver sucks!!!

    Also, Mike Lombardi rules!!!

    A sub package player like Shaun Phillips can’t replace an every down player like Dumervil!!!

    NFC Picks:
    North: #Packers
    South: #Falcons
    East: #Redskins
    West: #49ers
    WC1: #Seahawks
    WC2: #Bears

    NFC Champ: #49ERS, sorry Russell Wilson.

  138. overkil2 says: Sep 6, 2013 1:38 PM

    Wow, really? I understand no one picking the Dolphins to make the playoffs, but picking the Browns and/or the Chiefs to make it instead? Wow, I guess Ricky Williams wasn’t the only one smoking week before going to work!!

  139. cobaltdriver says: Sep 6, 2013 6:02 PM

    No Vikings?!?!? The team has IMPROVED this offseason…..lol

    Cuz NOBDOY cares…IRRLEVANT …next..

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