Quick picks: Predicting the NFL

In-depth analysis? No, but you might want to get a quick NFL fix and enjoy the rest of your Sunday. With that, we present predictions for the upcoming season.

In the coming weeks, media types from around the country will try their hand at predicting the fate of the NFL's 32 teams. In the end, injuries will play a big a role in who succeeds and who fails, but here is our stab at separating the wheat from the chaff in the NFL in 2010.


New York — Too many weapons on both sides of the ball to ignore.

New England — Brady, Moss and Welker make them dangerous, but defensive issues will have them fighting for a wild card spot.

Miami — The dark horse in the division, the Fins may surprise.

Buffalo — Double-digit losses seem almost inevitable.


Baltimore —
The addition of Anquan Boldin gives the Ravens more offensive weaponry at their disposal.

Cincinnati — Get your popcorn ready with Ochouno in the house.

Pittsburgh — If they can survive Big Ben's suspension, they're in the mix for the division title.

Cleveland — Betty White is the only thing that is hot in Cleveland.


Indianapolis —
12 wins for yet another straight year seems inevitable.

Tennessee — Will the real Titans please stand up. After a dismal start, they were as hot as anyone late in the season.

Houston — The Texans finally got past the 8-8 hump, now it's a matter of getting to 10 wins.

Jacksonville — A boring team lacking in offensive explosiveness.


San Diego —
Head and shoulders better than the rest of this weak division.

Oakland — Avoiding 10 losses should be good enough for second place.

Denver — Josh McDaniels has done more to hurt this franchise than he has to help it.

Kansas City — Between the Chiefs and Royals, fans should just move away.


Dallas —
This could be the Year of the Cowboys.

Philadelphia — Trading Donovan McNabb could be a mistake the Eagles regret.

New York — The Giants defense isn't as daunting as it used to be.

Washington — The Redskins could be .500 or above and still finish last in the division.


New Orleans —
They won't repeat, but will still be a team to beat.

Atlanta — The Falcons have a good chance of knocking the Saints off their perch.

Carolina — QB questions will prevent them from being a contender.

Tampa Bay — Woeful on both sides of the ball.


San Francisco —
9-7 could win this division.

Arizona — The loss of Kurt Warner and Anquan Boldin leave too big an offensive void.

Seattle — The once-mighty Seahawks continue to be in rebuilding mode.

St. Louis — The worst team in 2009 starting a rookie QB. All signs point to "Oy!"


Minnesota —
The Vikings will have to win 11 or more games to three-peat as division champs.

Green Bay — A playoff team, they will battle the Vikings down to the wire for the division title.

Chicago — The Bears made some key additions, but getting offense and defense to mesh is a tall order.

Detroit — Only a year or two away from being a legitimate contender.

The 2010 season is going to come down to some old rivals, as former AFL teams San Diego and the Jets battle it out for the AFC title and the Vikings and Cowboys butt heads for the NFC crown. Will this be the year the Vikings finally get back to the Super Bowl? Don't bet against it.

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