Seahawks over Giants
Buccaneers over Eagles
Packers over Buccaneers
Seattle over Falcons
Seahawks over Packers
This Seattle defense knows it probably has one last great run in them.
Steelers over Bengals
Chargers over Raiders
Patriots over Chargers
Steelers over Titans
Patriots over Steelers
Mike Tomlin has not been able to figure how to stop the Pats offense in years past when it wasn’t nearly as explosive as it is this year. Good luck.
Patriots over Seahawks
A rematch of one of the greatest Super Bowls ever played, capped off by one of the most heroic individual plays in Super Bowl history. If these two meet in Minneapolis, it’s probably a coin flip. I’ll stick with Brady and Bill.
Tom Brady — The team has too many weapons and the Patriots will be winning a lot of games. Those 2 factors should give Brady a slight leg up over Rodgers, Mariota, and Winston.
Joey Bosa — The “newest version of J.J. Watt” is what I recently read about the high-motor defensive end from L.A. He’s a lot like Watt and the Chargers defense, on the whole, should be aggressive.
Jameis Winston — A high-octane offense with speed all over the field will help Winston put up some very gaudy numbers.
Christian McCaffrey — The kid can line up in the backfield, out wide, in the slot. He’s going to be everywhere. And his numbers will reflect that.
Derek Barnett — The edge rusher has some tenacity and shouldn’t have too much difficulty disrupting opposing backfields.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Anthony Lynn — Close race between Lynn, Philly’s Doug Pederson, and Tennessee’s Mike Mularkey.
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