May 29, 2009

Power Rankings are for Douchers. Here's what will happen in the NFC in 2009.

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.

NFC West
Seahawks 10-6
Cardinals 9-7
49ers 6-10
Rams 2-14

NFC North
Vikings 9-7
Bears 8-8
Packers 7-9
Lions 2-14

NFC South
Saints 11-5
Falcons 10-6

Panthers 5-11
Bucs 4-12

NFC East
Eagles 11-5
Giants 10-6

Cowboys 9-7
Redskins 8-8

NFC Playoffs
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?


Bill McCready said...

I like your take, I would only suggest that the score of the Seattle/Saints game would be higher. They throw the ball all around the yard, and for them to be good enough to make the playoffs, they will get their opponents into a shoot out every week. Their D is nothing to write home about, so I'm thinking more like 36-30, along those lines.

But I think you've got the vibe of the year pretty clear, all injuries and unforseens aside.

bleedshawkblue said...

10-6 is ok for the team I actually care about, but I would say 12-4 and beat Philly in Seattle. Then pimp slap the Texans while getting a few officials fired for crappy calls in the Super Bowl.

Nice draft next year with a 3-13 pick from Denver....