Steve O's Fearless NFL Football Forecast for 2010
Well, well, well... here we are again boys and girls.... on the precipice of another season in the National Football League, or the NFL to you and me. And just like all offseasons, much has transpired.
We had one future Hall of Fame QB retiring (Warner) and another retiring and unretiring... again (Favre.) We also saw a two-time Super Bowl winning QB suspended for 6 games (reduced to 4) for his role in what may or may not have been a sexual assualt in a Georgia nightclub (Roethlisberger).
Of course here in Philly the QB position was front and center as the Eagles finally cut ties with Donovan McNabb. Obviously the jury is still out on both McNabb and his replacement, Kevin Kolb. Optimism abounds however as many an Eagles fan is bursting with visions of another playoff team dancing in their head. I'm not seeing that myself, but more on that in a bit.
In addition to my weekly column, The Morning After - my not so normal take on each Eagles game, and my weekly picks contest I have going with Dennis Bakay, Jesse Lorenz and my son Josh, I may also chime in from time to time on the state of the NFL as a whole.
It is under that guise that I give you my Fearless Football Forecast for the 2010-11 NFL season.
NFC Division Winners - Cowboys, Packers, Falcons, 49ers
NFC Wild Cards - Vikings, Saints
NFC Champion - Packers
AFC Division Winners - Jets, Ravens, Colts, Chargers
AFC Wild Cards - Steelers, Patriots
AFC Champion - Chargers
Super Bowl Champion - Chargers
As for the Eagles...
I've gone over the schedule ad nauseum and I just cannot see how they can go anything but 8-8 or 9-7... sorry not seeing it. Just like every season before it, this one will see them win a game they should lose and lose a game they should win. All seems to balance itself out when the dust settles, however.
But I just can't - in my right mind, predict them to win any more than 9 games.
Too much uncertainty surrounding Kolb plus it is a very young team which means we have no precedent as to how they will respond to pressure.
That's all for now... look for me in The Morning After following every Eagles game!
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