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Pigskin Predictions

A new season is here and it’s time to make some picks.

First off who do I think will go to the Superbowl. I have to take the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC. I think they will outduel my New England Patriots. The Patriots defense could be a problem this year.

I see a couple of really good teams in the NFC. I like Dallas and Arizona. Everyone seems to like Seattle. While the Seahawks are very good, I am going with Arizona to win that division. Dallas will be an elite team this year as well.

With that said I am picking the Colts to win the whole thing this year. Andrew Luck for MVP!

AFC Division winners are New England, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Denver. Wild card Pittsburgh and Miami

NFC Division winners are Dallas, Green Bay, Carolina, Arizona. Wild card Seattle and Minnesota

Week 1

Thursday Night

Pittsburgh 27 New England 30 – Patriots win a close one.


Indianapolis 24, Buffalo 16 – Bills defense is tough

Green Bay 28, Chicago 13 – Easy win for the Packers

Seattle 24, St. Louis 21 – A late field goal wins it

NY Jets 17, Cleveland 14 – Two teams going nowhere

Miami 23, Washington 14 – Dolphins should take it

Carolina 23, Jacksonville 7 – Carolina’s defense shines

Houston 34, Kansas City 31 – Not fond of either team

Arizona 27, New Orleans 21 – Saints aren’t what they used to be

Detroit 35, San Diego 34 – Chargers start season slow

Denver 45, Baltimore 34 – Denver starts season strong

Cincinnati 24, Oakland 21 – Bengals slightly better

Tennessee 17, Tampa Bay 13 – Not a great game

Dallas 34, NY Giants 24 – Division rivals

Monday Night Games

Atlanta 21, Philadelphia 24 – Fun game to watch

Minnesota 34, San Francisco 35 – 49ers edge it out at home