2013 NFL season schedule and predictions

The schedule is out, so why not make some absurdly early predictions?

4/19/13 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Dec 30, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) rushes against the Green Bay Packers in the second quarter at the Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY SportsWeek 9
THU, OCT 31
Cincinnati at Miami

SUN, NOV 3
Pittsburgh at New England
Kansas City at Buffalo
San Diego at Washington
Atlanta at Carolina
Minnesota at Dallas
Tennessee at St. Louis
New Orleans at NY Jets
Tampa Bay at Seattle
Philadelphia at Oakland
Baltimore at Cleveland
Indianapolis at Houston

MON, NOV 4
Chicago at Green Bay

·Bye: Denver, Detroit, NY Giants, Arizona, San Francisco, Jacksonville

Week 10
THU, NOV 7
Washington at Minnesota

SUN, NOV 10
Seattle at Atlanta
Detroit at Chicago
Philadelphia at Green Bay
Jacksonville at Tennessee
St. Louis at Indianapolis
Oakland at NY Giants
Cincinnati at Baltimore
Buffalo at Pittsburgh
Carolina at San Francisco
Denver at San Diego
Houston at Arizona
Dallas at New Orleans

MON, NOV 11
Miami at Tampa Bay
 
·Bye: Cleveland, Kansas City, New England, NY Jets

Week 11
THU, NOV 14
Indianapolis at Tennessee

SUN, NOV 17
NY Jets at Buffalo
Baltimore at Chicago
Cleveland at Cincinnati
San Diego at Miami
Atlanta at Tampa Bay
Arizona at Jacksonville
Oakland at Houston
Washington at Philadelphia
Detroit at Pittsburgh
Kansas City at Denver
San Francisco at New Orleans
Minnesota at Seattle
Green Bay at NY Giants

MON, NOV 18
New England at Carolina

·Bye: Dallas, St. Louis

Week 12
THU, NOV 21
New Orleans at Atlanta

SUN, NOV 24
Denver at New England
Pittsburgh at Cleveland
Tampa Bay at Detroit
Minnesota at Green Bay
San Diego at Kansas City
Chicago at St. Louis
Carolina at Miami
NY Jets at Baltimore
Jacksonville at Houston
Tennessee at Oakland
Indianapolis at Arizona
Dallas at NY Giants

MON, NOV 25
San Francisco at Washington

·Bye: Buffalo, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Seattle

Week 13
THU, NOV 28
Green Bay at Detroit
Oakland at Dallas
Pittsburgh at Baltimore

SUN, DEC 1
New England at Houston
Jacksonville at Cleveland
Tennessee at Indianapolis
Denver at Kansas City
Chicago at Minnesota
Miami at NY Jets
Arizona at Philadelphia
Tampa Bay at Carolina
Atlanta at Buffalo
St. Louis at San Francisco
Cincinnati at San Diego
NY Giants at Washington
 
MON, DEC 2
New Orleans at Seattle

Week 14
THU, DEC 5
Houston at Jacksonville

SUN, DEC 8
Cleveland at New England
Indianapolis at Cincinnati
Carolina at New Orleans
Oakland at NY Jets
Detroit at Philadelphia
Miami at Pittsburgh
Buffalo at Tampa Bay
Kansas City at Washington
Minnesota at Baltimore
Tennessee at Denver
St. Louis at Arizona
NY Giants at San Diego
Seattle at San Francisco
Atlanta at Green Bay

MON, DEC 9
Dallas at Chicago

Week 15
THU, DEC 12
San Diego at Denver

SUN, DEC 15
New England at Miami
Washington at Atlanta
Chicago at Cleveland
New Orleans at St. Louis
Philadelphia at Minnesota
Seattle at NY Giants
Arizona at Tennessee
Houston at Indianapolis
San Francisco at Tampa Bay
Buffalo at Jacksonville
NY Jets at Carolina
Kansas City at Oakland
Green Bay at Dallas
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh

MON, DEC 16
Baltimore at Detroit

Week 16
SUN, DEC 22
New England at Baltimore
Miami at Buffalo
Minnesota at Cincinnati
Indianapolis at Kansas City
Tampa Bay at St. Louis
Cleveland at NY Jets
Chicago at Philadelphia
Dallas at Washington
New Orleans at Carolina
Tennessee at Jacksonville
Denver at Houston
Arizona at Seattle
NY Giants at Detroit
Pittsburgh at Green Bay
Oakland at San Diego

MON, DEC 23
Atlanta at San Francisco
 
Week 17
SUN, DEC 29
Buffalo at New England
Carolina at Atlanta
Green Bay at Chicago
Baltimore at Cincinnati
Philadelphia at Dallas
Houston at Tennessee
Jacksonville at Indianapolis
Cleveland at Pittsburgh
NY Jets at Miami
Detroit at Minnesota
Tampa Bay at New Orleans
Washington at NY Giants
San Francisco at Arizona
Kansas City at San Diego
St. Louis at Seattle
Denver at Oakland

Check out page 3 for the projected final standings.
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5/15/13   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

stygianstorm wrote:
People please stay awau from the crack, thewise you will make predictions like some of the ones above.

Or typos like the ones below.   yes

5/15/13   |   stygianstorm   |   1 respect

People please stay awau from the crack, thewise you will make predictions like some of the ones above.

4/24/13   |   Jess   |   34615 respect

tazztheangel wrote:
I think your over rating your  Sea Birds just a bit! lol

He's actually a Patriots fan, so they're not *his* Seahawks. They're mine...and I'm actually kind of nervous about this season with all the hype. The Seahawks seem to play better as underdogs with a chip on their shoulder. The "SB favorites" thing all over is going to be interesting to see how they respond. 

4/24/13   |   tazztheangel

I think your over rating your  Sea Birds just a bit! lol

4/22/13   |   kobe_lova   |   61506 respect

JenX63 wrote:
Yeah, just like last year.....indecision

yes, lol

4/22/13   |   JenX63   |   32618 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
Looking at your schedule, most of those games are probably gonna be too close for comfort. 

Yeah, just like last year.....indecision

4/22/13   |   kobe_lova   |   61506 respect

JenX63 wrote:
O M Gee, Doug's blah blah blah made me giggle (he's worried about dallas and the Giants) Denver has Eli (GOLD) Manning doesn't it) sheesh

hmmm ok then (wait just a minute, checking something) Skins go 12-4 and make the playoffs....

Looking at your schedule, most of those games are probably gonna be too close for comfort. 

4/20/13   |   jjh8857   |   326 respect

Pat wrote:
I made these predictions assuming that Griffin will miss significant time.

Tennessee will achieve the Perfect Season...0-16

4/20/13   |   JenX63   |   32618 respect

Pat wrote:
I made these predictions assuming that Griffin will miss significant time.

Yeah, as I am sure most of the "experts" did. I don't understand the lack of faith in Cousins, if he stays of course. I thought he did a great job last year. 

4/20/13   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

JenX63 wrote:
Really all depends if Griffin is back or not. I am comfortable with Cousins as my starting qb, but rumors are he wants to move on. The experts have us 9-7 this year while Pat gives the Skins a 8-8.. (and Pat, while Jess hearts you for this, after reading your predictions on page 3, I am not so much in heart with you) The Skins will do as well or better than they did last year. While they may not be SB Champs, they will make it into the playoffs. I see this team needing at least another year of working on the offensive lines.
Denver played well last year I thought, but every team needs some work.

I made these predictions assuming that Griffin will miss significant time.

4/20/13   |   JenX63   |   32618 respect

huskerdoug2009 wrote:
Denver should worry about those teams, especially since your most likely more talented and less injured than Denver's running backs.  McGahee was injured and Knowtalent Moreno has never put 2 successful seasons back to back. 

I agree do agree with Pat that on paper the Ravens might not be as good as they were last year, however the Broncos have shown that they simply don't play well against the Ravens. 

Really all depends if Griffin is back or not. I am comfortable with Cousins as my starting qb, but rumors are he wants to move on. The experts have us 9-7 this year while Pat gives the Skins a 8-8.. (and Pat, while Jess hearts you for this, after reading your predictions on page 3, I am not so much in heart with you) The Skins will do as well or better than they did last year. While they may not be SB Champs, they will make it into the playoffs. I see this team needing at least another year of working on the offensive lines.
Denver played well last year I thought, but every team needs some work.

4/20/13   |   huskerdoug2009   |   2790 respect

JenX63 wrote:
O M Gee, Doug's blah blah blah made me giggle (he's worried about dallas and the Giants) Denver has Eli (GOLD) Manning doesn't it) sheesh

hmmm ok then (wait just a minute, checking something) Skins go 12-4 and make the playoffs....

Denver should worry about those teams, especially since your most likely more talented and less injured than Denver's running backs.  McGahee was injured and Knowtalent Moreno has never put 2 successful seasons back to back. 

I agree do agree with Pat that on paper the Ravens might not be as good as they were last year, however the Broncos have shown that they simply don't play well against the Ravens. 

4/19/13   |   Dream_Machine   |   13216 respect

Oh Stop It Pat, You're Making Me Blush.

4/19/13   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

huskerdoug2009 wrote:
Kind of curious as to why ESPN has Denver's schedule ranked as easiest.  Road games against NFC East teams NYG(Manning Bowl) and Dallas as well as traveling to Indy,New England, San Diego and Houston would be tough enough.  Then throw in home games against Baltimore,Philly, Redskins and San Diego and I doubt 31 other teams can say their schedule is harder.  I have Denver winning 6 of their 8 home games, with losses to former coach Mike Shanahan's Redskins and to the Ravens.  On the road I see Denver winning 4 and losing in NY,Dallas, New England and San Diego to finish 10-6.

Those games at Indy, New England, and Houston might be tough, but I really don't think the Ravens, Chargers, Giants, Eagles, and Redskins are going to be that great (as you can see from where I have them finishing). I'm not sure Denver has the EASIEST schedule, but I don't think it's THAT hard either.

4/19/13   |   JenX63   |   32618 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
That's not a prediction, woman.

O M Gee, Doug's blah blah blah made me giggle (he's worried about dallas and the Giants) Denver has Eli (GOLD) Manning doesn't it) sheesh

hmmm ok then (wait just a minute, checking something) Skins go 12-4 and make the playoffs....

4/19/13   |   Jess   |   34615 respect

I heart you today.

4/19/13   |   kobe_lova   |   61506 respect

lol

4/19/13   |   RussellWilson3

GO HAWKS!

4/19/13   |   huskerdoug2009   |   2790 respect

Kind of curious as to why ESPN has Denver's schedule ranked as easiest.  Road games against NFC East teams NYG(Manning Bowl) and Dallas as well as traveling to Indy,New England, San Diego and Houston would be tough enough.  Then throw in home games against Baltimore,Philly, Redskins and San Diego and I doubt 31 other teams can say their schedule is harder.  I have Denver winning 6 of their 8 home games, with losses to former coach Mike Shanahan's Redskins and to the Ravens.  On the road I see Denver winning 4 and losing in NY,Dallas, New England and San Diego to finish 10-6.

4/19/13   |   kobe_lova   |   61506 respect

JenX63 wrote:
If the Skins do as well this year as they did last year, I'm a happy fan. Would like to see them in the playoffs again and winning this time!

That's not a prediction, woman.

4/19/13   |   JenX63   |   32618 respect

If the Skins do as well this year as they did last year, I'm a happy fan. Would like to see them in the playoffs again and winning this time!

4/19/13   |   kobe_lova   |   61506 respect

Pssh, Falcons 15-1 and SB Champs. Have a good day.