The NFL kicks off tonight (Sept. 4th) with the Seattle Seahawks facing off against the Green Bay Packers. To celebrate, three of us at Other League are publishing our NFL predictions for the 2014 season for all to see and ridicule.
Jack Conness, Cale Finta and Colby Rogers have recorded our choices below. Though these predictions tend to be an exercise in futility, we hope that you’ll enjoy our picks and that you’ll join in the conversation in the comments section below.
Without further ado, here are the picks.
|AFC North||Cincinnati Bengals||Cincinnati Bengals||Cincinnati Bengals|
|AFC East||New England Patriots||New England Patriots||New England Patriots|
|AFC South||Indianapolis Colts||Indianapolis Colts||Indianapolis Colts|
|AFC West||Denver Broncos||Denver Broncos||Denver Broncos|
|AFC Wild Card||San Diego Chargers||Jacksonville Jaguars||Baltimore Ravens|
|AFC Wild Card||Houston Texans||San Diego Chargers||San Diego Chargers|
|NFC North||Chicago Bears||Chicago Bears||Green Bay Packers|
|NFC East||Philadelphia Eagles||Philadelphia Eagles||Philadelphia Eagles|
|NFC South||New Orleans Saints||New Orleans Saints||New Orleans Saints|
|NFC West||San Francisco 49ers||Seattle Seahawks||Seattle Seahawks|
|NFC Wild Card||Seattle Seahawks||Green Bay Packers||Chicago Bears|
|NFC Wild Card||Green Bay Packers||San Francisco 49ers||Carolina Panthers|
|AFC Conference Champ||New England Patriots||Denver Broncos||Indianapolis Colts|
|NFC Conference Champ||Green Bay Packers||New Orleans Saints||Seattle Seahawks|
|Super Bowl Champ||New England Patriots||New Orleans Saints||Seattle Seahawks|
|MVP||Russell Wilson||Peyton Manning||Andrew Luck|
|Offensive POY||Calvin Johnson||Drew Brees||Drew Brees|
|Defensive POY||J.J. Watt||J.J. Watt||Von Miller|
|Offensive ROY||Kelvin Benjamin||Jake Matthews||Kelvin Benjamin|
|Defensive ROY||Jadeveon Clowney||Anthony Barr||Jadeveon Clowney|
|Comeback POY||Tyrann Mathieu||Julio Jones||Percy Harvin|
|Coach of the Year||Mike McCoy||Chip Kelly||Chuck Pagano|
The unanimity worries me quite a bit as the NFL tends to be a very volatile league. Surely some of our division projections will be wrong with the AFC North, AFC South, and NFC North the most likely to deceive at this point.
Let us know what you think below.