2009 NFL Predictions

Will the Seattle Seahawks win the NFC West? Who will win Super Bowl XLIV? Has Walter Jones already played his last game in a 'Hawks uniform? The NorthwestFootball.net staff offers up their predictions for the 2009 NFL season.

 

Doug Farrar - Publisher

AFC Division Winners

AFC East: New England Patriots
AFC North: Baltimore Ravens
AFC South: Tennessee Titans
AFC West: San Diego Chargers

AFC Wild Card Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Jets

Division Winners - NFC

NFC East: New York Giants
NFC North: Green Bay Packers
NFC South: Carolina Panthers
NFC West: Arizona Cardinals

NFC Wild Cards: Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles

AFC Playoff Seeds
1. New England
2. Baltimore
3. San Diego
4. Tennessee
5. NY Jets
6. Pittsburgh

NFC Playoff Seeds
1. Green Bay
2. Carolina
3. NY Giants
4. Arizona
5. Minnesota
6. Philadelphia

AFC Championship Game: Baltimore over Pittsburgh
NFC Championship Game: Green Bay over Carolina

Super Bowl XLIV Winner: Green Bay
Super Bowl XLIV MVP: Greg Jennings, WR, Green Bay

Individual Awards

NFL MVP: Adrian Peterson, RB, Minnesota
NFL Offensive Player of the Year: Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay
NFL Defensive Player of the Year: Jared Allen, DE, Minnesota
NFL Coach of the Year: Rex Ryan, NY Jets
NFL Assistant Coach of the Year: Dom Capers, Green Bay
NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year: Donald Brown, RB, Indianapolis
NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year: Aaron Curry, LB, Seattle Seahawks
NFL Comeback Player of the Year: Tom Brady, QB, New England

Three Bold NFL Predictions for 2009

1. Brett Favre will be out for the year by Week 8. He will not return to the NFL next season, because he knows that the journalists that used to slobber all over him are now waiting in line to slobber over Tim Tebow.
2. The Cardinals will be the first team since the 2006 Seahawks to buck the Super Bowl Loser's Curse, because Matt Leinart is now a completely different quarterback.
3. The 2009 Denver Broncos will post the worst Total DVOA in the 15-year history of Football Outsiders' statistics.

Three Bold Seahawks Predictions for 2009   

1. Sadly, Walter Jones will never play another down for the Seahawks.
2. The team will squeak by with an 8-8 record, and Tim Ruskell will receive a three-year contract extension.
3. With the first overall pick in 2010 (thanks, Denver!), the Seahawks select Nebraska DT Ndamukong Suh, which angers every Seahawks fan because Suh is not a quarterback or left tackle.

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Brian McIntyre - Editor-in-Chief

AFC Division Winners

AFC East: New England Patriots
AFC North: Pittsburgh Steelers
AFC South: Indianapolis Colts
AFC West: San Diego Chargers

AFC Wild Cards: New York Jets, Tennessee Titans

NFC Division Winners

NFC East: New York Giants
NFC North: Chicago Bears
NFC South: Atlanta Falcons
NFC West: Seattle Seahawks

NFC Wild Cards: Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys

AFC Playoff Seeds

1. Pittsburgh
2. San Diego
3. Indianapolis
4. New England
5. NY Jets
6. Tennessee

NFC Playoff Seeds

1. NY Giants
2. Atlanta
3. Chicago
4. Seattle
5. Green Bay
6. Dallas

AFC Championship Game: New England over Indianapolis
NFC Championship Game: NY Giants over Chicago

Super Bowl XLIV Winner: New England
Super Bowl XLIV MVP: Randy Moss

Individual Awards

NFL MVP: Tom Brady, QB, New England
NFL Offensive Player of the Year: Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans
NFL Defensive Player of the Year: LaMarr Woodley, LB, Pittsburgh
NFL Coach of the Year: Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh
NFL Assistant Coach of the Year: Dean Pees, New England
NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year: LeSean McCoy, RB, Philadelphia
NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year: Aaron Curry, LB, Seattle
NFL Comeback Player of the Year: Tom Brady, QB, New England

Three Bold NFL Predictions for 2009

1. After a second player suffers a season-ending injury because of a do-over on a punt at the new Cowboys Stadium, the NFL will force Jerry Jones to move his big TV.
2. Jay Cutler will show those who criticized him for his 17-20 record as a starting quarterback in Denver how many wins he can lead a team to when he's supported by an NFL-caliber defense.
3. Adrian Peterson will not lead the NFC in rushing.

Three Bold Seahawks Predictions for 2009   

1. Deion Branch will play all 16 games, and the playoffs, catch between 45 and 55 passes and still won't be worth the 1st round pick and $39 million dollar contract the Seahawks paid to acquire him.
2. Leroy Hill will make his first Pro Bowl.
3. Walter Jones will return in October and start the remainder of the season; Chris Spencer will not.

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Scott Eklund – Draft Editor

AFC Division Winners

AFC East: New England Patriots
AFC North: Pittsburgh Steelers
AFC South: Tennessee Titans
AFC West: San Diego Chargers

AFC Wild Cards: Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins

NFC Division Winners

NFC East: New York Giants
NFC North: Minnesota Vikings
NFC South: Atlanta Falcons
NFC West: Arizona Cardinals

NFC Wild Cards: Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers

AFC Playoff Seeds

1. Pittsburgh
2. New England
3. San Diego
4. Tennessee
5. Indianapolis
6. Miami

NFC Playoff Seeds

1. NY Giants
2. Minnesota
3. Atlanta
4. Arizona
5. Green Bay
6. Dallas

AFC Championship Game: Pittsburgh over New England
NFC Championship Game: NY Giants over Atlanta

Super Bowl XLIV Winner: Pittsburgh
Super Bowl XLIV MVP: Ben Roethlisberger

Individual Awards

NFL MVP: Tom Brady, QB, New England
NFL Offensive Player of the Year: Adrian Peterson, RB, Minnesota
NFL Defensive Player of the Year: Jerod Mayo, LB, New England
NFL Coach of the Year: Mike Smith, Atlanta
NFL Assistant Coach of the Year: Dick LeBeau, Pittsburgh
NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year: Chris Wells, RB, Arizona
NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year: Aaron Curry, LB, Seattle
NFL Comeback Player of the Year: Osi Umenyiora, DE, NY Giants

Three Bold NFL Predictions for 2009

1. Norv Turner will take his team to the playoffs for the third straight season and will still lose his job.
2. Chad Ochocinco will still make an ass of himself, just not with his pre-planned touchdown dances. Why? Because he won't have that many
3. Terrell Owens will throw a temper tantrum on the sidelines because of poor QB play in Buffalo...oh you wanted bold? Well... then I would say that Brett Favre will cost Minnesota at least two games this season resulting in them not getting home-field advantage.

Three Bold Seahawks Predictions for 2009

1. Marcus Trufant will not play this season.
2. Walter Jones will retire once the season is over.
3. Tim Ruskell will no longer be the GM of the Seahawks after the team struggles this season.


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