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    2014 Official NFL Thread

    Boyzzzz!

    With the season opener only a little over a week away, it seems like a good time to start the thread. Keep it nice and cordial to your fellow posters and ZERO personal insults. Like a former Mod always said "Insult the team and players, NOT each other!"

    It looks to be a great season and hopefully some local favorites like the Cowboys/Bills/Jets and Raiders will all have good seasons and the hated cheaters from boston will fade off into the sunset. (sorry to you SK, my friend)

    Joe.t, please do continue making those great picks, ALL OF THEM, not just the ones we see on here but the behind the scenes picks you always share with me you overall made me enuf for almost 2 hours with a lady of my choice last season, Merci Beaucoup Mon Ami

    GO COWBOYS!

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    Alright boys, the NFL season has arrived and it's time for MERB's resident football expert(Me) to start making some serious money for myself and you guys, my predictions-

    AFC East-

    1. New York Jets(the dual quarterback system that Rex Ryan is going to implement will be exciting to watch as well as very productive, expect lots of wild cat formations that will confuse the hell out of the opposition).

    2. Miami(solid, solid team from top to bottom, this team will go as far as Tannehilll will take them, if he can take it to the next level look out).

    3. Buffalo(my second favorite team, this is a good team despite the troubles of Manuel, If he can work out the cobwebbs this team can win the division, it all depends on EJ).

    4. New England(sadly this team is a shell of it's former self, they have an aging 37 year old qb on the decline with an overrated, ugly wife, they lost their best defensive player(Talib) and now did a blunder of a move by trading one of their best players Logan Mankins who has been a bedrock at the tackle position(terrible move by the arrogant Belichick, one that will cost the Patriots dearly), this is a terrible team that has clearly seen it's best days and will not make the playoffs.

    MVP- Matthew Stafford.

    Surprise team - The New York Jets, Oakland Raiders.

    Super Bowl - Detroit over Denver.

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    You had me until you chose Detroit to win it all...THAT my friend is one I am willing to bet the preverbial farm on!

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    Iggy, listen to me and you will be rewarded just like you were last year.

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    I will bet you a 4 hour dinner date (ok, 3hours and 59 mins in bed and a quick snack) with Maria Star that Detroit wont even make the super bowl let alone win it. I agree tho, you made me some nice cashola last season as well as the one before so keep on keepin on Mon Ami!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lgna69xxx View Post
    I will bet you a 4 hour dinner date (ok, 3hours and 59 mins in bed and a quick snack) with Maria Star that Detroit wont even make the super bowl let alone win it. I agree tho, you made me some nice cashola last season as well as the one before so keep on keepin on Mon Ami!
    Well at least you have the balls to make picks/predictions iggy, I can't wait for Merlot's picks, oh never mind, I think I know where he is right now.

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    Here are mine:

    1) Patriots
    2) Miami
    3) Bills
    4) Jets

    I can't see the Lions & Raiders making the playoffs. I do agree with Joe T's views re: Gisele.

    I also can't wait to see our buddy Merlot's unbiased predictions.

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    I actually picked seattle to win it the year they got robbed by Falcons with that FG, next year they cleared that mistake up fast. anyhoo

    My pick this year
    1) Chiefs - KC- Alex SMITH!!
    2) Seattle - hopefully if Lynch wakes fuck up and shows up to work
    3) Hometeam Clutch player- but I heard his arms gone and he's blind now - NYG - Manning - all that fucking Dunkin Donut Money..
    4) Denver...

    PATRIOTS AND Packers (always a threat)

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    BOYZ,

    I thought of starting this thread many times. But it's always fun watching Joe.t set up another 100% wrong pack of crazy predictions. He never disappoints. Thanks for the laughs Joe.

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Holliday View Post
    Here are mine:

    1) Patriots
    2) Miami
    3) Bills
    4) Jets

    I can't see the Lions & Raiders making the playoffs.

    I also can't wait to see our buddy Merlot's...predictions.
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...nayoung-49ers/

    The New England Patriots have the longest set of consecutive winning seasons (13) since the 49ers (16) and are 3rd in the history of the NFL. They acquired two lock down corners, another steady TE who was good with a bad team, and key players like Volmer, Mayo, especially Gronkowski are returning. Trading Mankins because of cap space will hurt, but still everyone is picking them to win the division by a big margin simply because the other teams are so weak. Many such has the Buffalo Bills own Fred Smerlas on WEEI are picking the Patriots as most likely from the AFC to go to the Super Bowl. I've also been a fan since the Patriots drafted Jim Plunkett in 1971.

    With all that I'd have to be as unconscious as Joe.t to pick anyone else in the division.

    I'm not surprised the Patriots traded quarterback Ryan Mallett. The frequent information on him was he was not making any real progress at all. Meanwhile rookie quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo out of Eastern Illinois, who "broke Tony Romo's school records for career passing touchdowns, yards and passing touchdowns in a season. He also won the Walter Payton Award that season, which goes to the best offensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision" has shown some real promise in athletic skills and decision-making. Not that anything to do with that choke artist Romo is a plus, but Garoppolo is looking good. I was surprised the Patriots drafted him because of other needs, then again not too surprised because Mallet didn't seem to be progressing to where he should have been by now. Too bad because Mallet at 6'6" 245 would seem to have a great advantage in size and strength. Still, just ask Joe.t about the MEGA-BUST the big JaMarcus Russell turned out to be. Do you still think he'll be MVP Joe, like you predicted for Michael Vick too. BWAH!!!

    Well Doc, as least you showed you want to keep your money, unlike Joe.t who is too fond of his hate for the Patriots to the point where he doesn't care about blowing money and chances to to be with the babes. Damn that's nuts! Or maybe he does love his money, at least enough not to put any faith in his own Raiders. I'd love to bet him but we all know that's a waste of time...even though there's no risk of me losing.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation/po...on-predictions

    ESPN Preseason Picks:

    NFC EAST

    Eagles (11-5): There are reasons to predict a less successful record for the Eagles: The rest of the division is working to improve; that first-place schedule is a bit more difficult. But there's no reason to believe Chip Kelly isn't a smart, effective NFL head coach. I just don't see him taking a step back. -- Phil Sheridan

    Cowboys (8-8): Nothing says history like a fourth consecutive eight-win season. The Cowboys' offense should be among the NFL's best. The defense could be among the NFL's worst. It all adds up to .500. Again. -- Todd Archer

    Giants (7-9): Give them a 3-3 division record, home wins against Atlanta and Houston and road wins in Jacksonville and Tennessee, and that makes seven. I think Tom Coughlin can coach his way to an eighth win, but they'd need a lot of breaks and a lot of offensive players to exceed that total. -- Dan Graziano

    Redskins (7-9): Robert Griffin III's development will lead to highs and lows, but as long as he finishes strong, there's definite hope for the future. The defense could be fine if it limits big plays (and gets help from special teams and fewer turnovers by the offense). But the big question remains durability for a unit that has five potential starters who are 30 or older. -- John Keim

    NFC WEST

    Seahawks (13-3): Thirteen wins should be good enough to win the NFC West. And this team has the best chance to win consecutive Super Bowls since the Patriots did it 10 years ago. -- Terry Blount

    49ers (12-4): This is a loaded, veteran team with few major flaws. The Super Bowl is the focus. They know wins must be piled up in the regular season to make that happen. -- Paul Gutierrez

    Cardinals (9-7): The defense, although decimated by losses to three of its starters from a year ago, is still a solid unit, especially in the secondary. And the offense has improved and is strong enough to carry the team to at least nine wins. -- Josh Weinfuss

    Rams (6-10): Losing QB Sam Bradford takes this team from the type capable of making a playoff run if things fall right to one that's probably 8-8 only under ideal circumstances. The Rams will be competitive with Shaun Hill under center, but it's going to be difficult for them to take the leap they'd hoped to make against a brutal schedule with a backup quarterback. -- Nick Wagoner

    NFC NORTH

    Packers (12-4): From 2009 to 2012, the Packers averaged 11.75 wins per season. They likely would have hit that mark -- or higher -- last season had quarterback Aaron Rodgers not broken his collarbone in Week 9 and missed the next seven games. If Rodgers stays healthy this year, they will reach that total and be set up for a deep playoff run. -- Rob Demovsky

    Bears (10-6): This year's edition of the Bears isn't a rebuilding project. They're built to win now, which is why the team overhauled the X's and O's of the scheme with proven veterans and other players set to hit the sweet spot of their careers. I'm expecting at least 10 wins -- 11 or 12 if everything falls right. -- Michael C. Wright

    Lions (8-8): With questions at receiver and in the secondary, with a new coaching staff and with a rough second-half schedule, Jim Caldwell goes 8-8 in his first year. The Lions -- and yes, this will sound familiar -- start off strong with a rough second half due to the schedule and lack of depth at certain positions. -- Michael Rothstein

    Vikings (7-9): It wouldn't shock me to see Mike Zimmer -- who has fared well against Tom Brady and Rodgers in the past -- steal a game from the Patriots or Packers. Zimmer's defense should improve as the year goes on and with more stability on offense, 7-9 would have to be viewed as a step in the right direction. -- Ben Goessling

    NFC SOUTH

    Saints (11-5): I'm a little more conservative because of those one or two off days that always sneak up. But the Saints are absolutely in the mix for the NFC's top seed and are the clear favorites in the NFC South. -- Mike Triplett

    Panthers (10-6): With the entire front seven returning from the league's second-ranked defense, Carolina will be in most games. And the roster turnover at wide receiver, which seems to influence most opinions about the offense, won't be a factor if Kelvin Benjamin plays like he did in the preseason. -- David Newton

    Falcons (9-7): I see the Falcons going 9-7, which won't be good enough to win the NFC South. With help, maybe they'll be in contention for one of the two wild-card berths. Then again, the NFC wild-card teams had double-digit wins last season. -- Vaughn McClure

    Buccaneers (8-8): The Bucs' defense is good enough to keep them in just about any game. If the offense produces, the Bucs could be better than .500. -- Pat Yasinskas

    AFC EAST

    Patriots (12-4): The Patriots remain the class of the AFC East and should once again be in the playoff mix, posting double-digit wins in the regular season. Then the question becomes whether they're healthy and built to last in the playoffs. This team has Super Bowl potential. -- Mike Reiss

    Jets (9-7): Except for the secondary, they should be better at every position. If quarterback Geno Smith slashes his interception total by a third (21 to 14), they will finish with nine wins. -- Rich Cimini

    Dolphins (8-8): The Dolphins are better in some areas, but it will be a struggle to overcome their tougher strength of schedule and major weaknesses, such as linebacker and the offensive line. -- James Walker

    Bills (7-9): The Bills probably aren't ready to be serious contenders, but they're not at the bottom of the barrel either. This team won six games last season with a carousel at quarterback and no Sammy Watkins at receiver. -- Mike Rodak

    AFC WEST

    Broncos (12-4): The schedule is daunting with road games against five playoff teams from a year ago. The Broncos are deep, they have Peyton Manning in an offense that may have improved, and they won 13 games last year despite five defensive starters being on injured reserve by the time they went to the Super Bowl. -- Jeff Legwold

    Chargers (10-6): If San Diego remains healthy, the defense should be better than last year's unit, which played pretty well in the backstretch of 2013, helping the Chargers make a surprising postseason run. San Diego has several playmakers on offense and should put up enough points each week for this team to compete with Denver for the top spot in the AFC West. -- Eric D. Williams

    Chiefs (8-8): A win total somewhere between seven and nine sounds about right for the Chiefs. They aren't as good as their 9-0 start from last season and not as bad as their 2-6 finish. A difficult schedule dictates a lesser win total than in 2013. -- Adam Teicher

    Raiders (6-10): The veteran leadership the team acquired should help late in the season. The talent on the roster is much improved, but I'm not sure if it translates to many more victories with such a killer schedule. Still, the Raiders should be able to make progress in the win column. -- Bill Williamson

    AFC NORTH

    Steelers (10-6): The good news is an offense that averaged just fewer than 28 points per game in the final eight games of 2013 is poised to be even better this season. And a defense that has been overhauled the past few years is considerably faster, though cornerback could be a problem after the Steelers didn't do much to try to upgrade that position. -- Scott Brown

    Bengals (10-6): After watching new offensive coordinator Hue Jackson at work in training camp and preseason games, I think the Bengals can get to 10 wins. Andy Dalton and A.J. Green should take this team to the playoffs again. -- Coley Harvey

    Ravens (9-7): It's not out of the question to think the Ravens can get six wins playing the AFC South and NFC South, two of the weaker divisions in the NFL. If the Ravens split in the AFC North, that will put them in playoff contention. -- Jamison Hensley

    Browns (6-10): The Browns are a team with major needs at receiver, and without playmakers at that position, they become a much easier team to defend. Combine that with a serious lack of depth, the transition to new systems, uncertainty at the most important position (quarterback) and a brutal early schedule, and getting more than six wins would be reason for celebration. -- Pat McManamon

    AFC SOUTH

    Colts (11-5): The Colts will win at least five games in the AFC South. They've got to find a way to go at least 3-1 while linebacker Robert Mathis is serving his four-game suspension at the start of the season. Indianapolis could have one of the best offenses in the league if the line blocks. -- Mike Wells

    Texans (8-8): A combination of the Texans being better, recovering key players who were injured for half of last season (Brian Cushing, Arian Foster) and the lighter schedule will help the Texans. Unless the Texans get very unlucky; there were too many losses by a touchdown or less for a repeat of last year, or anything close. -- Tania Ganguli

    Titans (7-9): The Titans are playing in a weak division and against a schedule that won't be as difficult as last year's. They have better coaching and playcallers than they had when they went 7-9 in 2013. The roster has not changed dramatically. I think they will be right in the middle of the pack. -- Paul Kuharsky

    Jaguars (6-10): Even with the tough opening stretch, two games against Indianapolis and the game in London against the Dallas Cowboys, the Jaguars should surpass the four victories they got in 2013. The defense should be better and there are more offensive weapons than the past several years, including second-round pick Marqise Lee and a healthy Marcedes Lewis. -- Michael DiRocco

    Good luck all,

    Merlot

    PS: My best prediction is Iggy will kiss Joe's butt all year long. See next post.

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    Well Joe, you win again and were only off by 1 day, not bad! I will honor my loss like you did when I took that $20 from you for the habs playoff game and pay you in a couple days my friend.

    When it comes to sports, Football is just kinda Meh to me these days, Hockey is where it is at for me, that and baseball and watching Ms. Bouchard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe.t View Post

    MVP- Matthew Stafford.

    Surprise team - The New York Jets, Oakland Raiders.

    Super Bowl - Detroit over Denver.
    Did someone hack your account or are you yanking my chain? This would really be something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe.t View Post
    Detroit is a good team, this is the year they come together and win at least 10 games, they have the best receiver in the NFL, the best tight end in the draft and one of the best QB's in the NFL throwing to them, if the defense can come together watch out!!!.
    I drafted Megatron, Joique Bell, Eric Ebron, and the Lions defense for my Fantasy team. I couldn't get Stafford at QB but I got the 37 y.o. guy with the ugly GF. If what you say is true, I should win my fantasy league as well.

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    ROFL!!!!!! I dont know which one of them should trade up, the OLD guy or the UGLY gf lol.
    Quote Originally Posted by hungry101 View Post
    I couldn't get Stafford at QB but I got the 37 y.o. guy with the ugly GF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lgna69xxx View Post
    ROFL!!!!!! I dont know which one of them should trade up, the OLD guy or the UGLY gf lol.
    I'll keep the ugly GF. I got Phillip Rivers and Joe Flacco too. Problem is I can only start one so I am going with Brady for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hungry101 View Post
    I drafted Megatron, Joique Bell, Eric Ebron, and the Lions defense for my Fantasy team. I couldn't get Stafford at QB but I got the 37 y.o. guy with the ugly GF. If what you say is true, I should win my fantasy league as well.

    Not a bad team hungry101, it will be fun watching Johnson and Ebron this year, I just hope that Brady doesn't kill your team, it's the only bad pick that I can see on your team.

    For the record for my league I drafted Eli Manning(two time Super Bowl MVP), Lesean Mccoy(lead the league in rushing last year), AJ Green, Jordy Nelson(both finished in the top ten in receiving last year) and my defense is Denver.

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