2011 NFL season predictions

September 8th, 2011 - 12:56 pm

The 2011 NFL season is finally upon us after many concerns during a tumultuous offseason about whether it would start on time. The defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers will host the New Orleans Saints Thursday night. Like the rest of football nation, I have my thoughts on which teams are primed for playoff runs. Here’s a look at my annual season predictions.

AFC East
TEAM
W
L
New England
13
3
NY Jets
10
6
Buffalo
6
10
Miami
5
11
AFC North
TEAM
W
L
Pittsburgh
13
3
Baltimore
12
4
Cleveland
5
11
Cincinnati
4
12
AFC South
TEAM
W
L
Houston
8
8
Indianapolis
6
10
Jacksonville
6
10
Tennessee
5
11
AFC West
TEAM
W
L
San Diego
11
5
Kansas City
10
6
Denver
5
11
Oakland
5
11
NFC East
TEAM
W
L
Philadelphia
12
4
Dallas
9
7
NY Giants
8
8
Washington
7
9
NFC North
TEAM
W
L
Green Bay
11
5
Chicago
10
6
Minnesota
7
9
Detroit
6
10
NFC South
TEAM
W
L
Atlanta
12
4
New Orleans
12
4
Tampa Bay
9
7
Carolina
4
12
NFC West
TEAM
W
L
St. Louis
8
8
San Francisco
7
9
Seattle
6
10
Arizona
4
12

AFC Playoff Seeds

1. New England
2. Pittsburgh
3. San Diego
4. Houston
5. Baltimore
6. NY Jets

NFC Playoff Seeds

1. Philadelphia
2. Atlanta
3. Green Bay
4. St. Louis
5. New Orleans
6. Chicago

AFC Wild Card Round

San Diego over NY Jets
Baltimore over Houston

NFC Wild Card Round

Green Bay over Chicago
New Orleans over St. Louis

AFC Divisional Round

New England over Baltimore
Pittsburgh over San Diego

NFC Divisional Round

Philadelphia over New Orleans
Green Bay over Atlanta

AFC Conference Championship

Pittsburgh over New England

NFC Conference Championship

Philadelphia over Green Bay

Super Bowl XLVI

Pittsburgh over Philadelphia

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