A Glimpse at the 2010 NFL Season according to a so-called expert

NFL Insider Lloyd Vance believes that the 2010 NFL season will be a big year for the Baltimore Ravens and their on-the-field leader Ray Lewis

Once again it is time for me to get out my crystal ball and see if I can prognosticate the upcoming NFL season. However as all of my friends can attest, I have never been totally right or wrong in my predictions.

I can already tell you now that I have never gotten the Super Bowl match-up or champion completely right. Because in the NFL, nothing has ever been won on paper and you always need to remember former NFL Commissioner Bert Bell’s famous line, “On Any Given Sunday”.  Our usual game keys of injuries, luck, preparation and pure want-to will all be huge factors as to who ends up playing at Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Super Bowl Sunday (February 6, 2011).

And please tell me who could have predicted in the 2009 NFL Season that the hard-luck New Orleans Saints would finally shake off their long history of failed seasons to win the Super Bowl.  Maybe this is my year to be the envy of my doubters (Big V, I am specifically talking to you).  However you know I will have to eat some crow later this NFL season for some of these predictions.

Of course, my NFL tea-leaf reading is all in good fun, so with the season ready to kickoff –Thursday September 9th with the defending Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints hosting the Minnesota Vikings in a 2009 NFC Championship Game rematch…. We can rejoice and say “Hallelujah” as the 2010 NFL Season is finally here.

NFC

NFC South

New Orleans Saints       11-5

Atlanta Falcons               10-6

Carolina Panthers            5-11

Tampa Bay Buccaneers    3-13

 

NFC North

Green Bay Packers      11-5

Minnesota Vikings     9-7

Chicago Bears            6-10

Detroit Lions             5-11

 

NFC East

Dallas Cowboys         12-4

Washington Redskins 10-6

Philadelphia Eagles      8-8

New York Giants          7-9

 

NFC West

SF 49ers                     10-6

Arizona Cardinals      9-7

Seattle Seahawks       5-11

St. Louis Rams           3-13

 

AFC

AFC South

Indianapolis Colts     13-3

Houston Texans         11-5

Tennessee Titans       8-8

Jacksonville Jaguars  3-13 

 

AFC North

Baltimore Ravens       12-4

Cincinnati Bengals     10-6

Pittsburgh Steelers    9-7

Cleveland Browns      4-12 

 

AFC East

New England Patriots 11-5

New York Jets              9-7

Miami Dolphins          7-9

Buffalo Bills                 2-14

 

AFC West

Denver Broncos            10-6

San Diego Chargers      8-8

Oakland Raiders           8-8

Kansas City Chiefs       4-12

 

Playoffs

NFC

Division Champions: Dallas Cowboys (Bye), New Orleans Saints (Bye), Green Bay Packers, SF 49ers,

NFC Wild Cards: Atlanta Falcons, Washington Redskins

NFC Wild Card Round: Green Bay Packers over Washington Redskins, Atlanta Falcons over SF 49ers

NFC Divisional Round: Dallas Cowboys over Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers over New Orleans Saints

NFC Championship: Dallas Cowboys over Green Bay Packers

AFC

Division Champions: Indianapolis Colts (Bye), Baltimore Ravens (Bye), New England Patriots, Denver Broncos

AFC Wild Cards: Houston Texans, Cincinnati Bengals

AFC Wild Card Round: Cincinnati Bengals over New England Patriots, Houston Texans over Denver Broncos

AFC Divisional Round:  Cincinnati Bengals over Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Ravens over Houston Texans

AFC Championship: Baltimore Ravens over Cincinnati Bengals 

Super Bowl XLV: Baltimore Ravens over Dallas Cowboys

Awards

NFL Coach of the Year: Marvin Lewis, Cincinnati Bengals

NFL Offensive MVP: QB Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

NFL Defensive MVP:  OLB DeMarcus Ware, Dallas Cowboys

NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year:  RB Ryan Matthews, San Diego Chargers

 **Also keep an eye on Detroit Lions RB Jahvid Best, Cincinnati Bengals TE Jermaine Gresham, and Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant

NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year: DT Ndamukong Suh, Detoit Lions

** Also keep an eye on Philadelphia Eagles DE Brandon Graham, Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry, and Oakland Raiders ILB Rolando McClain

NFL Comeback Player of the Year: WR Mike Williams, Seattle Seahawks

** Also keep an eye on Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler, Cincinnati Bengals Cornerback/Kick Returner Adam “Pacman” Jones and New England Patriots WR Wes Welker

Co-NFL Breakout Players:   RB Darren McFadden, Oakland Raiders and WR Johnny Knox, Chicago Bears

First Pick of the 2011 NFL Draft: University of Washington QB Jake Locker by the Buffalo Bills

 

 

Lloyd Vance is a Sr. NFL Writer for Taking It to the House and Sports Journey Network , who is also an award-winning member of the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA)

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