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2008-09 NFL Projections - AFC South - No Surprise

Posted on: September 3, 2008 5:48 pm
Okay, so this can be addictive.  I can understand why Judge Clark and Pete Prisco do this, despite all the garbage they get from the readers.  But, in truth, it's fun.  Of course, I think I can get away with it because I don't get paid. 

So I've projected the New England Patriots to be the division leader of the AFC East.  I know, a no-brainer there right?  So as I go through the AFC South, I know, I'll have another no-brainer in chosing the Indianapolis Colts as the AFC South's division leader.

Well onto my projection for the AFC South.

#4 - Houston Texans - Although I see them progressing to having a winning season (though they're first lost will come in their season opener), I still see the Texans sitting at last place in the AFC South.  Only because this is one tough division and the Tennessee Titans will have just a tad better season. 

#3 - Tennessee Titans - Vince Young has yet to convince me with his accuracy.  Having been playing for a few years, teams are going to be able to stop a running quarterback and his aerial attack is questionable.  Sorry, before I see the Titans advancing up in the division, Young is going to have to convince me he can throw the ball better.

#2 - Jacksonville Jaguars - Jags are going to be neck and neck with the Colts, and seriously, I see the division going based on a tie breaker, which the Colts will hold.  Garrard shows he will be as consistent as he was last year and has some young weapons to throw to and the beefing up of their defense makes this call a difficult one.  I do see the Jaguars once again holding a wild card slot.

#1 - Indianapolis Colts - No, I didn't say this because my husband is a Colts fan.  Trust me, in this household during football season, gloves are off and the fun begins.  I see the Colts taking the division with a tie breaker against the Jaguars.  Despite Peyton Mannings injury and lack of practice time, it's not going to take anytime for him to get back into the swing.  Even with Jeff Saturday being down for the first few weeks of the season, Manning has the capability of the quick release to make up for the missing center.  Given a healthy Wide Receiver corp and the duo of Joseph Addai and Dominick Rhodes, the offense will be fine.  Colts have also  a beefed up defense and a healthy Bob Sanders, Dwight Freeney and Marlin Jackson

AFC South Division Champions - Indianapolis Colts

Since: Mar 1, 2007
Posted on: September 3, 2008 9:02 pm

2008-09 NFL Projections - AFC South - No Surprise

My prredictions are

Colts 12 - 4
Jags 10-6
Texans 9-7
Titans 5-11

Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: September 3, 2008 6:47 pm

2008-09 NFL Projections - AFC South - No Surprise

Welcome to sportsline Schaaf.  I think Mendenhall will be fine, just rookie nerves.  Very tough division for the Texans to be in.  Matt Schaub definitely improved the Houston offense 100% still, there's going to have to be some fine tuning with that team. 

Since: Aug 27, 2008
Posted on: September 3, 2008 6:43 pm

2008-09 NFL Projections - AFC South - No Surprise

I like the picks, I hope that Houston can improve enough to not finish last but it ain't gonna be easy. Vine young seems kinda like a bust, I hope Mendenhall doesn't turn out to be one. I'm worried about him holding onto the ball.

Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: September 3, 2008 6:38 pm

2008-09 NFL Projections - AFC South - No Surprise

Hopefully the Steelers will play hungry all year.  Of course I'll have a blog on my thoughts on the Texan/Steelers game...(aren't you glad football season has started so I can get away from all the talk about sex????).

Given that Indy is known to sit it's starters in the last game, it should have been no surprise that the Titans had a chance.  But I'm sure the Browns will use whatever motivation needed to get through the season. 

Since: Oct 19, 2007
Posted on: September 3, 2008 6:31 pm

2008-09 NFL Projections - AFC South - No Surprise

And who might the Texan's be playing week one that makes you think they will get beat?  Actually I hope the Texan's do lose.  After losing to Pittsburgh 9 straight times, Cleveland doesn't need Pittburgh coming into town too hungry. 

I'm still pissed at Indy laying an egg, not playing starters, or even calling all their time-outs in the season finale against Tennessee.  Tennessee won that game, and as a result made the play-offs and knocked out the Browns.  indy may win the division, but I know the Browns will give it their all to beat Indy seeking revenge for what happened.  Indy couldn't advance to the AFC Championship game last year, and may be beginning a slide.  I like Gerard too, and feel Indy will fall to 2nd. place.

Jacksonville   11-5

Indy     &
nbsp; 10-6

Tenn    7-9

Houston   5-11

  (Just realized it all has to add up to 500 in the end.  Hmmm.  That 8th division could be a little strange.)

Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: September 3, 2008 5:59 pm

2008-09 NFL Projections - AFC South - No Surprise

Thanks Fangs, is my excitement THAT obvious?  lol. 

Since: Jul 11, 2007
Posted on: September 3, 2008 5:54 pm

2008-09 NFL Projections - AFC South - No Surprise

mom another great post as usual, I could not have said it better myself. I know you are excited football season starts tomorrow.

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