The Jaguars will not win Super Bowl XLVIII: NFL 2013 Predictions

The 2013 NFL season begins Thursday night. Here are predictions for the entire season. Photo: AP

LOS ANGELES, September 2, 2013 — It is time for the 2013 NFL season, which means predictions on what will happen this season. The AFC will have the Denver Broncos finish with the best record in football. Yet the AFC will also have six teams finish at 3-13 or worse.

Jacksonville at 2-14 will have the top pick in the draft next year, edging out Tennessee. The NFC will have 13 of 16 teams finish at 8-8 or better, with only Chicago falling apart to 4-12. The Saints will be the only team to start 8-0, making it to 11-0 before losing. Jacksonville will be the last team to win.


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This list contains some very controversial suggestions that will outrage loyal fans.

The Atlanta Falcons will miss the playoffs. They will go 10-6, tied with the Arizona Cardinals. Atlanta is at Arizona during the regular season. Arizona wins that game and the tiebreaker. Arizona will be the most vastly improved team in the NFL as Bruce Arians wins coach of the year. They will be this year’s surprise team, missing out on the division by losing at home in the finale to San Francisco.

The Giants will go 13-3 and the Redskins will go 9-7. Both Washington and Dallas miss the playoffs. The Giants are not better than Washington. They just have a much easier schedule.

The Seahawks and 49ers are the two best teams in the NFC, but they have much tougher schedules, leading to them having lower seedings in the playoffs. This is why they play in the wildcard game instead of the NFC Title Game. The Saints will want revenge on the entire league after losing last season to Bountygate, and they will get it.

This analysis was not simply looking at each team and seeing how they looked. The records were compiled by looking at every single game and then even at the tie-breakers. The top seed tie-breaker in the NFC will come because Green Bay will go on the road and defeat the Giants during the regular season. In the NFC West, the division goes to the 49ers over the Seahawks because of a better division record. Yet Seattle can still go on the road and get playoff wins.

With that, here are the predictions for the NFL 2013 season.

Regular Season:

AFC North

Baltimore Ravens     12-4

Pittsburgh Steelers   11-5

Cincinnati Bengals      7-9

Cleveland Browns     5-11

AFC South

Indianapolis Colts     10-6

Houston Texans         9-7

Tennessee Titans      2-14

Jacksonville Jaguars  2-14

AFC East

New England Patriots 13-3

New York Jets           6-10

Miami Dolphins          3-13

Buffalo Bills               3-13

AFC West

Denver Broncos         14-2

San Diego Chargers     8-8

Kansas City Chiefs     3-13

Oakland Raiders        3-13

NFC North

Green Bay Packers    13-3

Minnesota Vikings        8-8

Detroit Lions                8-8

Chicago Bears            4-12

NFC South

New Orleans Saints    13-3

Atlanta Falcons          10-6

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6-10

Carolina Panthers       5-11

NFC East

New York Giants         13-3

Washington Redskins    9-7

Dallas Cowboys            8-8

Philadelphia Eagles       8-8

NFC West 

San Francisco 49ers    11-5

Seattle Seahawks       11-5

Arizona Cardinals        10-6

St. Louis Rams             8-8

Playoffs: 

AFC

1) Denver Broncos 14-2

2) New England Patriots 13-3

3) Baltimore Ravens 12-4

4) Indianapolis Colts 10-6

5) Pittsburgh Steelers 11-5

6) Houston Texans 9-7

Wildcards: Texans at Ravens, Steelers at Colts

Divisionals: Ravens at Patriots, Steelers at Broncos

AFC Title Game: Patriots at Broncos

AFC Champion: Broncos

NFC

1) Green Bay Packers 13-3

2) New Orleans Saints 13-3

3) New York Giants 13-3

4) San Francisco 49ers 11-5

5) Seattle Seahawks 11-5

6) Arizona Cardinals 10-6

Wildcards: Cardinals at Giants, Seahawks at 49ers

Divisionals: Giants at Saints, Seahawks at Packers

NFC Title Game: Seahawks at Saints

NFC Champion: Saints

Super Bowl XLVIII Champion: New Orleans Saints

Peyton Manning and Drew Brees have their rematch from the 2009 season. Brees wins again because he has more offensive weapons, Sean Payton directing, and the entire team with a chip on its shoulder.

 

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Eric Golub is a politically conservative Jewish blogger, author, public speaker, and comedian. His book trilogy is “Ideological Bigotry,” “Ideological Violence,” and  “Ideological Idiocy.” 

He is Brooklyn born, Long Island raised, and has lived in Los Angeles since 1990. He received his Bachelors degree from the University of Judaism, and his MBA from USC. A stockbrokerage professional since 1994, he began blogging on March 11th, 2007, the three year anniversary of the Madrid bombings and the midpoint of 9/11. He has been inflicting his world view on his unfortunate readers since then. He blogs about politics Monday through Friday, and about football and other human interest items on weekends.

 

 

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