Originally Posted by TheSilentKiller
Bolded are Ws. The Lions are a high floor, low ceiling team. I would be shocked if they finished below 7 wins or above 10 wins. End up going 9-7 and miss out on the division title (stays with the vikings with 11 wins), finishing right ahead of the packers (8-8) and bears (6-10). 9 wins will have them falling just short of the wildcard. Patricia first year is met with criticism despite the tough divisional play. Offense is top 5 overall, but due to inconsistency from the front 7, their defense can't keep up.
The NFC continues to outperform the AFC in terms of depth (a good case could be made that 7 of the top 10 teams in the nfl next year will come from the NFC). Vikings vs Rams in the NFC Championship game, Jaguars vs Steelers in the AFC championship game, with a Rams and Jaguars superbowl.
- Lucks return is impressive and he ends up a clear cut top 10 qb, but not enough to truly compete in the AFC South with an upswing Jags and feisty Titans.
- Clearest evidence of a regression is seen from Brady, start to see the cracks of the dynasty in new england ending
- NFC East is a bloodbath, every team ends up between 6 and 9 wins. Predicting a fairly hefty slump for the reigning champs.
- Both Jared Goff and Todd Gurley are in mvp talks, but goes back to a familiar face in Matt Ryan.
Im doing ok. Lions prediction game by game has been bad, but I could see them ending 8-8 or 9-7. Prediction for the vikes and packers seems right on pace. Bears might get over 6 wins but not by much
Rams looking like true superbowl contenders, jags very much are not
- Luck has been good in his return despite a bad team around him
- Pats are succeeding, Brady is neither holding them back nor propelling them forward
- NFC East very much is a bloodbath, Eagles are struggling, but I overrated the Giants
- Goff and Gurley are both top 10 in MVP consideration, Matt Ryan is arguably top 5
Overall I'd say fairly solid picks. Biggest miss was not seeing the Chiefs being as successful as they've been