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

Jan 6, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) rolls out on a pass play during the second half of the NFC Wild Card playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks at FedEx Field. The Seahawks won 24-14. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY SportsAFC EAST
z-New England (13-3)
w-Miami (10-6)
Buffalo (4-12)
NY Jets (3-13)

AFC SOUTH
y-Indianapolis (13-3)
w-Houston (12-4)
Tennessee (6-10)
Jacksonville (3-13)

AFC NORTH
x-Pittsburgh (11-5)
Baltimore (7-9)
Cincinnati (7-9)
Cleveland (5-11)

AFC WEST
x-Denver (13-3)
Oakland (6-10)
Kansas City (5-11)
San Diego (5-11)

NFC EAST
x-Dallas (9-7)
Washington (8-8) 
Philadelphia (7-9)
NY Giants (6-10)

NFC SOUTH
y-New Orleans (13-3)
w-Atlanta (11-5)
Tampa Bay (5-11)
Carolina (5-11)

NFC NORTH
x-Green Bay (12-4)
Detroit (9-7)
Minnesota (8-8)
Chicago (4-12)

NFC WEST
z-San Francisco (14-2)
w-Seattle (11-5)
Arizona (6-10)
St. Louis (5-11)

z = 1st overall seed, 1st round bye
y = 2nd seed, 1st round bye
x = Division winner
w = Wild card


PLAYOFFS:

First round byes: New England, Indianapolis, San Francisco, New Orleans

Wild Card Round:
AFC:

Miami at Denver
Houston at Pittsburgh

NFC:
Atlanta at Dallas
Seattle at Green Bay

Divisional Round
AFC:
Houston at New England
Denver at Indianapolis

NFC:
Seattle at San Francisco
Atlanta at New Orleans

AFC Championship:
Denver at New England

NFC Championship:
Seattle at New Orleans

SUPER BOWL:
Seattle vs New England

Seattle Seahawks win the Super Bowl. Book it.
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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   |   34861 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   |   61941 respect

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

yes, lol

4/22/13   |   JenX63   |   32776 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   |   61941 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   |   337 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   |   32776 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   |   32776 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   |   13272 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   |   32776 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   |   34861 respect

I heart you today.

4/19/13   |   kobe_lova   |   61941 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   |   61941 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   |   32776 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   |   61941 respect

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