We still haven't reached pre-season yet so any predictions are almost certain to be wrong. So hey, why not have some fun with it. We can update it before the season officially starts anyway. I want to hear some bold predictions for the season. It can be anything. Make them good and stand by them.
I'll start off with a few of my own. The only one I made this time last season that came true was Andy Reid getting fired in Philly. So here goes.
Seattle will surprise everyone around the world, by not making the playoffs.
Fresh off their success last year, and their moves this offseason, Seattle is ranked as one of, if not, the best team in the NFL. Unfortunately, their season ends in disappointment. Wilson is unable to recreate his magical rookie season. Harvin missing multiple games with injury doesn't help. Neither does the team's continued road woes. Not only does the team not make the playoffs, but they finish third in the division behind the 49'ers and the Rams.
Adrian Peterson tops 2000 again
No running back has ever ran for 2000 yards twice in their career. Peterson becomes the first by reaching the 2k mark, not only again, but for the second straight season. That is only one record Peterson sets this year, as he also breaks the single season record at the same time. Meanwhile, Chris Johnson has another mediocre season behind his improved offensive line. He blames the refs and the coaches this time.
The 3 AFC powerhouses crash to earth
New England's offense which has carried the team for some time now, struggles to sustain drives without Welker's free completions and several key injuries. The defense, poor again, means NE finds themselves clawing for a victory each week. Unfortunately Miami's early continuity struggles allow them to win the division.
Denver has one of the most impressive wide receiver cores in the NFL. Unfortunately for them, father time catches up to Manning who struggles to get the ball to them on a consistent basis. A strong running attack and Welker always being open for a 5 yard throw provides enough to allow them to scrape a division win.
Meanwhile, Houston takes the biggest fall by handing the division back to the Colts for the first time without Manning. Andre Johnson continues to decline and no one else really steps up on offense. Meanwhile, the defense, which was so strong, takes a surprising step backward thanks mostly to the offense's constant struggles.