NFL Expert Picks: Bandwagon filling up but can Bengals win it all?

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It is, as they say, go time. The NFL season officially kicks off Sept. 5 when the Broncos host the Ravens, and 159 days later, Super Bowl (Storm Bowl?) XLVIII will take place at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ.

To usher in the 2013 season -- and the ensuing five months of football -- the CBSSports.com crew predicts the division winners, the playoff teams and, ultimately, the Super Bowl champion.

A few notes:

* In news that surprises absolutely no one, the Jets were the unanimous choice to finish last in the AFC East.

* Despite the offseason spending spree, the Dolphins aren't expected to make the playoffs.

* All seven experts have the Bengals making the postseason (six experts have them winning the division).

* Chip Kelly won't magically fix the Eagles. Six of seven experts have them in the NFC East cellar.

* The Saints are back; all seven experts have them making it to the postseason.

* All the talk about this being the Rams' year? Only one expert has them playing in January.

As for the Super Bowl favorites … well, you'll just have to keep reading.

NFL Expert Picks
 

Jason
La Canfora


Pete
Prisco


Pat
Kirwan


Will
Brinson


Josh
Katzowitz


Ryan
Wilson


John
Breech

AFC East
1.
2.
3.
4.
AFC North
1.
2.
3.
4.
AFC South
1.
2.
3.
4.
AFC West
1.
2.
3.
4.
AFC Wildcards
 
 

 

 

 

   
 

Jason
La Canfora


Pete
Prisco


Pat
Kirwan


Will
Brinson


Josh
Katzowitz


Ryan
Wilson


John
Breech

NFC East
1.
2.
3.
4.
NFC North
1.
2.
3.
4.
NFC South
1.
2.
3.
4.
NFC West
1.
2.
3.
4.
NFC Wildcards
 
 

 

 

 

Super Bowl Picks

Jason
La Canfora


Pete
Prisco


Pat
Kirwan


Will
Brinson


Josh
Katzowitz


Ryan
Wilson


John
Breech

AFC Champion
NFC Champion
Super Bowl Champion
Super Bowl Score

24-10

31-30

27-24

35-28

34-20

34-20

21-17

CBS Sports Writer

Ryan Wilson has been an NFL writer for CBS Sports since June 2011, and he's covered five Super Bowls in that time. Ryan previously worked at AOL's FanHouse from start to finish, and Football Outsiders... Full Bio

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