Jumbo’s 2012 NFC Predictions

NFC EAST

Team

Prediction

Last Year

New York Giants

11-5

9-7

Philadelphia Eagles

10-6

8-8

Washington Redskins

6-10

5-11

Dallas Cowboys

6-10

8-8

The Giants come into a season as the favorite in the NFC and that may be bad for them.  They get the NFC East, but that’s it.  The Eagles step up and get to the playoffs, but is it enough to safe Reid’s job.  I like the direction the Skins are going and I think RG3 will be a stud.  Cowboys will be trash this year and Romo and Garrett will be out next season.

NFC SOUTH

Team

Prediction

Last Year

New Orleans Saints

13-3

13-3

Atlanta Falcons

10-6

10-6

Carolina Panthers

6-10

6-10

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

5-11

4-12

I tried hard not to put the Saints in front, but I couldn’t do it.  They are too talented on offense and their D will move into the top 10 in the NFL with Spags.  I like the Falcons to score points but I think they will compare to the 2011 Lions.  Carolina will not step forward in Cam’s 2nd year and will not surprise anyone.  Greg Schiano will get the Bucs playing tough, but they will be a few years from getting back in NFC South contention.

NFC NORTH

Team

Prediction

Last Year

Chicago Bears

11-5

8-8

Green Bay Packers

11-5

15-1

Detroit Lions

9-7

10-6

Minnesota Vikings

3-13

3-13

I like the Bears this season to win the NFC North.  I think they will be healthy and will push the Pack for the division.  The Packers will take a step back, but will be dangerous in the playoffs.  The Lions did nothing to fix their holes and it will show.  The Vikings will struggle in the tough NFC and will contend for the #1 pick.

NFC WEST

Team

Prediction

Last Year

San Francisco 49ers

13-3

13-3

Seattle Seahawks

9-7

7-9

Arizona Cardinals

6-10

8-8

St. Louis Rams

4-12

2-14

The 49ers are the best team in a bad division and will win the West.  The Seahawks will impress many, but will come up short for the playoffs.  Arizona and the Rams will both struggle.  The Cardinals will have upside, but the Rams will not.  Bradford will regress more.

NFC Playoffs

  1. New Orleans Saints
  2. San Francisco 49ers
  3. Chicago Bears
  4. New York Giants
  5. Green Bay Packers
  6. Philadelphia Eagles

NFC Champion:  New Orleans Saints

If the playoffs go through the Superdome the Saints will roll.  I like the Saints/Packers in the NFC title game.

Super Bowl Champion:  New Orleans Saints

I don’t want to write a post where I pick my team, but the Saints will not be hurt by the loss of Payton.  Brees and the offense will score points and the defense will thrive.

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5 thoughts on “Jumbo’s 2012 NFC Predictions

  1. I agree with the Bears winning the North, but I would put the Eagles over the Giants. And I agree with all six playoff picks, just not in the same order.

  2. Interesting that the 10-6 Eagles and Packers will get the Wild Card over the 11-5 Falcons.

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