Everyone's "power rankings" are getting a lot of play during the NFL's excruciating downtime right now, but they're weak sauce, baby. Yeah, I've dabbled in these things before (good call on the Hawks at #3 before last season, huh?), but it takes almost no thought at all, and means next to nothing. Power rankings almost never take the schedule into account, for one thing...
So, here we go. I'll do this again before kickoff weekend, but here's a rough draft of what will happen in the NFL next season based on LOOKING AT EVERY SINGLE GAME of the 2009 regular season schedule.
Yes, I have no life. Today, the NFC. The AFC will be our next segment.
1st Round: Vikings 24, Giants 23; Seahawks 31, Falcons 19
Divisional: Seahawks 26, Saints 20 (OT); Eagles 38, Vikings 10
NFC Championship: Eagles 17, Seahawks 14
What do you think, sirs?