It’s my favorite season of the year again…NFL football season!!! Although I am a fantasy sports professional (a.k.a. fantasy addict) and play on a variety of fantasy web sites, my passion for fantasy sports all began with my love of football. The intensity, strategy and unexpected twists and turns that happen every season make each year unique and exciting. My love for the game has inspired me to observe trends and analyze stats over the years, so these days I like to throw my hat in the ring with the rest and make my own NFL predictions.
<b>Jason McCoy’s Top 5 NFL Predictions</b>
Feel free to agree or disagree with any of my predictions! As the season unfolds we will find out who REALLY had the best instincts and insight into the games.
<b>Prediction 1.</b> The NY Jets are going to win the AFC East.
<b>Prediction 2.</b> Adrian Peterson will score the most touchdowns in a season for a running back EVER.
<b>Prediction 3.</b> The San Francisco 49ers will win the NFC West.
<b>Prediction 4.</b> Drew Brees will break the NFL record for passing yards in a season this year.
<b>Prediction 5.</b> The San Diego Chargers will win the Super Bowl.
<b>6 Important Observations from Week 1 of the 2009 NFL Season</b>
Week one always provides some important insights into the rest of the season. Here are some week one details I noticed and consider valuable.
<b>Observation 1:</b> Brian Urlacher is out for the season. This is a serious blow to the Chicago Bears’ chances of winning the NFC North. I think Minnesota will win the NFC North, while Green Bay finishes 2nd with a chance to get a wild card spot.
<b>Observation 2:</b> Indianapolis Colts WR Anthony Gonzalez’s injury will seriously hurt the chances for the Colts to compete in the AFC South. Gonzalez was being counted on to be the 2nd WR for the Colts, a team that has a very “iffy” running game.
<b>Observation 3:</b> Philadelphia Eagles QB Donovan McNabb’s rib injury inspired the team to sign Jeff Garcia. Garcia, I believe, gives the Eagles a better shot at winning than Michael Vick. That is if McNabb actually misses any time. Don’t count McNabb out yet, he is a tough competitor and will play if he thinks he can tough it out.
<b>Observation 4:</b> The Detroit Lions and St. Louis Rams really, really “stink” and they will be competing for the 1st pick in next year’s NFL Draft.
<b>Observation 5:</b> Tom Brady looked a little hesitant in the first half of the Buffalo game but in the 2nd half, he looked great and with every snap he takes, his confidence will grow. This is not good news for the rest of the NFL.
<b>Observation 6:</b> Tony Romo got better and better as the game against Tampa Bay went on. The Cowboys are poised to be a very dangerous team in the NFC if Romo continues to play like this and the Cowboys’ running game fires on all cylinders. The Cowboys Defense is a half-full/ half-empty situation. On the half-full side, the secondary looks much improved over last year’s unit. On the half-empty side, the Cowboys’ pass rush (other than DeMarcus Ware) was almost non-existent. If this continues, teams will double or triple team Ware and the Cowboys could find it hard to put any real pressure on opposing Quarterbacks.
Well, I’m ready for the upcoming games! I’ve just got to grab some food, get a comfortable spot on the couch and call some friends. The best part about football happens now. Let’s watch the NFL saga unfold.
Source by Jason Mccoy