Well yesterday’s AFC Preview got everyone talking, of course it was more about The Busket Boys than football but what the hell. We’ll see what can happen with the NFC Preview.
1. Green Bay
Green Bay will be fine without Favre. Not 13-3 fine but good enough to win the division. Everyone is riding high on the Vikings. I agree they’ll be good but AP gets hurt a lot, Tavaris Jackson would lose his starting job to Alex Smith and as good as the defense was against the run last year (first in the NFL) they were just as bad against the pass (last in the NFL). The mare fact Sports Illustrated picked them to go to the Super Bowl, is reason enough not to like their chances. Detroit takes third place in the division by default since Chicago will play the season without a quarterback.
1. New Orleans
3. Tampa Bay
Atlanta finishing fourth is easier to predict than who will win in a swim race between Michael Phelps and, well, anybody. The Saints make it back to the top of the division. They started last year just horrible and it cost them. Not again. They are by far the most talented team in the division. Carolina is better simply because their quarterback this year isn’t on social security. Tampa still has Jeff Garcia, among 15 other quarterbacks, and no way does he do what he did last year this year.
4. New York Giants
By far the toughest division in the NFL. Cowboys have to be the favorite and after that it’s a toss up. I debated over the positions of the other three for some time. In kept me up at night last night. I could find reasons to not like the Giants and Eagles but the only reason I found for the Redskins was because Griag likes them and their players die midseason. So since those aren’t great reason, I’ll take them to finish second. Phily is the same Phily team for the last few years; wildly inconsistent. They could be good if McNabb and Westbrook stay healthy. Then again, they could suck if McNabb and Westbrook are healthy. It’s are so hard to know what they’ll do. The Giants simply won’t catch the breaks they did last year. You can’t win 9 games in a row on the road or whatever it was.
2. St. Louis
4. San Francisco
By far the weakest division in the NFL. It makes the NL West look strong. Seattle wins because, really, who else are you going to pick. The team with a quarterback who has the ugliest wife in football who is six years past his prime and can barely hold on to a football but still good enough to beat out a first-round pick? Or the team with a quarterback who’s name sounds like the bar the Boondock Saints drank at, who has played in five games and thrown less passes in his career than Tom Brady does in a half, but is good enough to beat out a once number-one over all pick? Or the team that barely won three games last year? Yeah, I’d say it’s Seattle’s division.
New England over New Orleans