Sep
01
2014
mathieu
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Can you believe we are only a couple days away from meaningful NFL football?!? With that in mind I thought it was time to put on my fortune telling cap and channel my inner Nostradamus (or not) by making my 2014 NFL season predictions.

I am predicting the record for every NFL team, all 12 playoff teams every playoff round and of course my Super Bowl champion. I will also predict every NFL award and make some Cardinals specific predictions including how their top player will perform.

Without further ado here are my predictions for the 2014 NFL season

2014 Season Results:

NFC South: AFC South:

Saints 13-3 Colts 12-4

Falcons 9-7 Texans 6-10

Panthers 8-8 Jaguars 5-11

Buccaneers 7-9 Titans 4-12

NFC West: AFC West:

Seahawks 12-4 Broncos 14-2

Cardinals 11-5 Chargers 8-8

49ers 10-6 Chiefs 8-8

Rams 5-11 Raiders 3-13

NFC East: AFC East:

Eagles 10-6 Patriots 11-5

Redskins 7-9 Dolphins 9-7

Giants 6-10 Jets 7-9

Cowboys 6-10 Bills 7-9

NFC North: AFC North:

Packers 12-4 Steelers 10-6

Bears 10-6 Bengals 9-7

Lions 8-8 Ravens 8-8

Vikings 4-12 Browns 6-10

Playoff Predictions:

NFC Wildcard: AFC Wildcard:

Cardinals over Eagles Bengals over Steelers

Packers over Bears Patriots over Dolphins

NFC Divisional: AFC Divisional:

Saints over Cardinals Broncos over Bengals

Seahawks over Packers Colts over Patriots

NFC Championship: AFC Championship:

Saints over Seahawks Colts over Broncos

Super Bowl XLIX:

Saints over Colts

End of Season Awards:

MVP: Drew Brees

OPOY: LeSean McCoy

DPOY: Luke Kuechly

OROY: Kelvin Benjamin

DROY: C.J. Mosely

Comeback Player: Julio Jones

Coach: Sean Payton

Cardinals Season Stat Predictions:

Offense:

Carson Palmer: 4,726 yards, 32 TD’s, 19 INT’s

Andre Ellington: 951 rushing yards, 8 TD’s, 618 receiving yards 4 TD’s

Larry Fitzgerald: 1,150 yards, 82 catches, 7TD’s

Michael Floyd: 1,095 yards, 77 catches, 9 TD’s

John Brown: 752 receiving yards, 53 catches, 4 TD’s

Jaron Brown: 428 receiving yards, 38 catches, 3 TD’s

Defense:

Calais Campbell: 59 tackles, 10.5 sacks, 3 FF’S

Patrick Peterson 44 tackles, 5 INT’s, 18 pass deflections, 1 TD

Tyrann Mathieu: 67 tackles, 3 INT’s 3 sacks, 1 FF

Larry Foote: 118 tackles, 4 sacks, 1 INT

John Abraham 30 tackles, 8 sacks

Antonio Cromartie: 33 tackles, 5 INT’S, 2 FR’s

Pro Bowlers:

Larry Fitzgerald

Andre Ellington

Patrick Peterson

Tyrann Mathieu

Calais Campbell

There you have it. The Cardinals have their best season record wise since coming to Arizona in 1988 winning 11 games before losing to eventual Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints. Palmer has a Pro Bowl caliber season, although he doesn’t get the nod, Ellington and Fitzgerald make the Pro Bowl, Campbell reaches double-digit sacks for the first time in his career and Honey Badger doesn’t miss a beat.

Brees and the Saints high-powered offense dominate the league and use home field advantage to knock off defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks in the NFC Championship, while Andrew Luck vaults himself in the best QB in the NFL discussion by pulling off a huge upset win in Denver in the AFC Championship after Manning has another memorable season but comes up short.

It will be fun to look back at this in February and assuredly find out how far off I was. Let the 2014 NFL season begin!



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