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AFC Predictions

September 3rd, 2008

Here are my predictions for the AFC for the 2008 season.

AFC East

1. New England Patriots
No surprise picking the Patriots to win this weak division. They’ll probably win at least 13 games again this year.
2. New York Jets
Their moves in the off-season should improve their record, but they are still far from a playoff team.
3. Buffalo Bills
The Bills are a young up and coming team. But they are a bit too young. I think they could be a team to watch in 2009 or 2010, but not yet.
4. Miami Dolphins
This is one of the worst teams in the NFL.

AFC North

1. Pittsburgh Steelers
This division has no other playoff teams. Steelers shouldn’t have too much trouble winning this division.
2. Cincinnati Bengals
The Bengals aren’t good, but they are probably the second best team in this division.
3. Cleveland Browns
One of the most overrated teams in the league this year. I think they will be like the 2007 Saints, a trendy pick for the playoffs that won’t come close to it.
4. Baltimore Ravens
They are too young on offense and too old on defense. Not a good combination.

AFC South

1. Indianapolis Colts
Will as usual be one of the top teams in the AFC.
2. Jacksonville Jaguars
I don’t really like the Jaguars, but I can’t deny that they are going to win a lot of games and probably make the playoffs again.
3. Houston Texans
Earlier, I thought the Texans could make the playoffs this year, but not so much anymore. They should get close and hover around .500 though.
4. Tennessee Titans
They will probably be the best last place team in the league, finishing just below .500 as well.

AFC West

1. San Diego Chargers
This team is going to win a lot of games this year, but I don’t like their playoff chances.
2. Denver Broncos
Finally Mike Shanahan should lead this team back to the playoffs.
3. Oakland Raiders
They’ll win a few games, but they’ll still be one of the league’s lesser teams.
4. Kansas City Chiefs
Again, one of the worst teams in the league. Will be lucky to win 5 games.

Playoffs

The Colts go into Foxboro and beat the Patriots, a big stunner. The six playoff teams will be the Pats, Colts, Chargers, Steelers, Broncos, and Jaguars.

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