- Jon Gruden's Early Season Run Down -

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  1. Black Republican

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    Better late than never Madden heads! We enter the 2013 season with a few new faces and a new crop of rookies looking to repeate the success found by Andrew Luck, RG3, Bernard Pierce, Tannehill and Josh Norman to name a few!

    AFC EAST: winner BUFFALO BILLS 9-7
    Miami Dolphins stryder24
    New England Patriots MS8403
    Buffalo Bills KoG CHEESEDIP
    New York Jets Capt Crunch
    Last year Buffalo quietly ran away with the division. Brady, Flacco, Fitzpatrick, Sanchez/Tebow/Marshall.
    The Jets drafted last years highly publicized Ken Marshall adding him to the drama in NY. Someone's gotta go out of this trio, or maybe Tebow can finally make the move to TE or full time special teams player. The Patriots made a few key moves in free agency this year, bringing in the big power back L. Blount from Tampa. This team is high powered and will put up points with anyone. Can the Jets aging D keep up? Can the Fins young D weather the storm? Buffalo Bills surely can. This race should be a lot tighter this year. Look for Buffalo to still win the division but with much resistance from The Fins and the Pats. The Jets will hover slightly above .500. This division will spend most of the year beating one another up, allowing only one victor into the playoffs due to win-loss column!

    AFC WEST: winner OAKLAND RAIDERS 13-3
    Kansas City Chiefs dj illmatic 23
    Oakland Raiders Raidernation
    Denver Broncos CPU
    San Deigo Chargers CPU

    The toughest division in football last year got a little easier with coach Snozberriez8198 / Broncos accepting the bid to rebuild the Cardinals. May have been a good move because the Raiders had the Broncos' number last year kicking them around in 3 games. The Chiefs enter the year with new life at QB as Matt Cassel experiment has finally been canclled! Insert Mark Mallett, the rookie QB with a big arm and fleet feet! Mallett is a pre-season favorite for rookie of the year honors! The Raiders however are very familiar with the Chiefs, and both owners will beat up on the computer in 4 games, making it highly probable that both the Chiefs & Raiders make it in to the post season. The Raiders D is vastly improved with the free agent addition of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, the' number one sought after corner back in last years free agent bidding. We'll see what the Raiders do at the QB position with Carson Palmer set to be a free agent at years end. Will it be Terrel Pryor or rookie Drew Aldridge getting the snaps and dev points?

    AFC NORTH: winner PITTSBURGH STEELERS 12-4
    Baltimore Ravens Qui3tStorm
    Cleveland Browns recchem2000
    Cincinnati Bengals iTsIsiah
    Pittsburgh Steelers JrRawlins
    Arguably now the toughest conference in football. In come the Superbowl Champions B'More Ravens, Ray Rice and Ryan Tannehill. New challenges face the Ravens with a revamped offensive line, the loss of Hall of Fame veterans such as Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, Matt Birk, will the Ravens be able to repeate? Chances are no, the Ravens have a brutal schedule and are already hit with injuries. The Browns under new coach recchem2000 have top draft pick WR Clifton Faulk to throw the pigskin around to. With last years top rookie RB still carrying the rock in Trent Richardson. Brandon Weeden kept his job even though the new coach was looking hard at QB Rob Bell. The Bengals enter the black and blue division with a whole other game plan that what the Bengals are geared for. However Cinci did get one gem in FA with the signing of Reggie Bush. He will add a dynamic addition in the pass heavy game plan for the Bengals. Only problem is, he's in the AFC North, black and blue... How will the finesse approach work? We'll see but that cards are stacked. The Steelers are favored to win because of the solid play on both sides of the ball by coach JrRawlins. Big Ben has probably the meanest core of receivers in the game. And solid vets playing on D which will keep them in every game!​
    AFC SOUTH: winner INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 10-6
    Houston Texans DaveIV82
    Indianapolis Colts Jmustang1968
    Jacksonville Jaguars Gngsta4Lyphe
    Tennessee Titans Troy J.
    Maybe the second toughest division in football. The young Colts are geared up to make another post season run behind the arm of Andrew Luck and his array of playmakers at the skilled positions. The Texans addressed their need at QB with star Ryan McNeilly yet another dual threat athletic option. Each team in the south had the same mind set, load up on receivers! The Jaguars and Colts set aside their differences and the fact they play each other twice a year to work business, but that fell through and the Jags reached early with the drafting of Ross Lake. The Colts answered back by drafting yet another big receiver in Jaquante Wright. Not to be out done in the wide out madness the Texans paired Keyshawn Bouie with Andre Johnson. Hope you have some D Backs Troy J. Look for Ross Lake to be up there in the final rookie of the year voting along with Dezrick Johnson the RB. We all know the Jags do numbers, lets see if these numbers translate to a playoff birth rather than individual accolades.​
     
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  2. Black Republican

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    NFC in a bit...
     
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    NFC continued....


    NFC EAST winner NEW YORK GIANTS 9-7

    New York Giants BigTyme21
    Dallas Cowboys @Benjamin186
    Washington Redskins wigsplitter
    Philadelphia Eagles CPU

    Last year's division winning Eagles have been vacated after coach Big Rice returned to the college arena. Welcome newcomer wigsplitter as he's fully prepared to do just that... Get his wig split, hahhaa just kidding old coach. Wig inherits a solid team lead by RG3 @ Co.
    This divison is loaded at the QB position. Romo, Vick, Manning and Griffin. Which coach will manage each of these leaders will ultimately win the division. LeSean McCoy is hurt already and under computer control. The Giants return both Ahmad Bradshaw and David Wilson. Wilson should return as the RB#1 and will lead the division in rushing. Look for Cowboys rookie RB Julio Caulder to cut into Demarco Murray's touches. Each team also has a solid core of receivers with the edge going to the Giants followed by the Cowboys. The Boys missed with rookie TE K. Mask, but luckily they still have the vet Jason Witten. This will be a tight division race similar to the AFC EAST. They will all end up beating one another and only one team will make the final push come week 17.
    NFC WEST winner SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 10-6
    San Francisco 49ers CrackinBacks
    Seattle Seahawks The Richuation
    Arizona Cardinals @SnOZbeRrieZ0819
    St. Louis Rams CPU
    Another tough division battle to be played out west. Last year the 49ers dominated with stout D and a sick passing game. I don't foresee Alex Smith being able to duplicate last years success. The Cardinals drafted a QB finally! Ashton Martin enters the season as QB #1 but FA Matt Schaub has landed in Arizona after multiple stints in Green Bay. Martin has plenty of targets to hit in Arizona and judging from his numbers in Denver last year, he's gonna love Fitz & Floyd. The Seahawks will start a new QB this year after discovering the hidden potential in Matt Flynn. Let's hope the switch goes smoothly. Look for the Seahawks to sweep the 49ers and split with the Cards, and barring any SIM losses the Seahawks should get in the playoffs this year after being snubbed last year.​
    NFC NORTH winner Green Bay Packers 11-5
    Minnesota Vikings @TheDivineWaffle
    Chicago Bears @ReapYerSoul
    Detroit Lions @DirtySouthDan
    Green Bay Packers CTfromDC
    The Vikings got their man in QB Robb Bell the true #1 QB talent coming in from last years draft, he naturally beat out C. Ponder for the starting job and is looking forward to handing the ball of to A. Peterson this year. The Vikings went speed at receiver signing a few super fast guys to spread the field. The Vikings wont really be a surprise team but they will beat you. They may be slightly overlooked because of the drama pouring over from Green Bay and the stats the Lions put up. The Bears addressed their line issues with 2 out of 7 draft picks spent upgrading. This should help both Jay Cutler and Matt Forte find some holes. The Lions enter the season with last seasons MVP Matt Stafford. Will the new coach be as pass happy as he was last year? I'd say so with Megatron and back's like J. Best able to create mismatches. The Packers tried hard this past off season to secure a true every down back after the Reggie Bush plan failed last year. Now they are left with no Reggie and no Benson. What will they do, because judging from last year Aaron Rodgers can not throw the ball 30+ times a game an expect to win. Rodgers had a bad turnover problem last year resulting in the coach CT bringing in Matt Schaub as an motivational tool. The Pack also seem to be turning the page with talks of cutting safety Charles Woodson. Hopefully the new younger fudge packers can fill the void, or the predicted 11-5 season could turn in to a 8-8 season really fast.​
    NFC SOUTH winner Carolina Panthers 12-3
    Atlanta Falcons GMONEY 15
    Carolina Panthers Philstyle3005
    New Orleans Saints mmorgan184
    Tampa Bay Buccs CPU
    Last years Cinderella team the Atlanta Falcons took the NFC by storm winning out the last 8+ weeks to get a playoff birth then making it all the way to the NFC Championship where they met the Carolina Panthers. The Falcons return a very well rounded team with two stud WR's. The Saints went to town racking up on new defensive players in the 2013 NFL Draft. Acquring extra picks from the Ravens they wasted no time in upgrading to keep pace with the Panthers & Falcons. These rookies will be tested day one. Hopefully they each live up to the hype and get the rock back Drew Brees. The Panthers return pretty much the same team, but that's not a bad thing as this squad made it to the superbowl last year and racked up on picks for the 2014 NFL draft. Even still Cam Newton and the Panthers D will be tough, and will ravage most of their NFC opponents this year. Who can slow down Cam? Is he who will have the chance to beat the Panthers! ​
     
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    POST SEASON & AWARDS PREDICTIONS
    MVP: Andrew Luck QB COLTS
    Colts have quite a few tough games this year, look for them to go to the air often, and don't forget Luck's athletic ability to create plays with his legs.
    QB: B. Gabbert - Jaguars
    RB: R. Rice - Ravens
    WR: D. Heyward-Bey - Raiders
    TE: K. Rudolph - Vikings
    DL: J. Pierre-Paul - Giants / M. Williams - Bills
    DB: B. Flowers - Chiefs
    Rookie of the Year
    O: Robb Bell QB Vikings
    D: Josiah Smith CB Cardinals
    This year surprise team(s): AFC: Titans - NFC: Cowboys
    AFC PLAYOFF PICTURE:
    1. Raiders
    2. Steelers
    3. Colts
    4. Bills
    5. Ravens
    6. Chiefs

    NFC PLAYOFF PICTURE:
    1. Panthers
    2. Packers
    3. Seahawks
    4. Giants
    5. Falcons
    6. Cardinals
     
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  5. Raidernation

    Raidernation I can show you better than I can tell you

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    Damn ..... Ya doomed my Squad, great expectations, Ya got me goin out like Magwitch.
     
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    49ers over Seahawks... I hate to say it, but he kicked my ass last year.
     
  7. DaveIV82

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    haha so modest
     
  8. Philstyle3005

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    Solid write-up man, great content
     
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    like that im the suprise team, thanks for the love
     
  10. Brandon S.

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    No love for the Jags in the playoff predictions ? :(
     
  11. Black Republican

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    It'll be close, AFC West only has two user teams. They will have better records than most. And you have to knock off the Colts once this year. Every game counts, ppl will go 10-6 ,11-5 an get left out this yr.
     
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    Jags have something coming for the Colts this year. Watch out Jmustang1968 no more 52 point games. We went into OT our 2nd game. And AFC West will have better records than most ? Im going to hold you to that when playoffs come around. I think Colts and Jags will have better records than Chiefs and Raiders.
     
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    Good writeup Qui3t! I hope it works out . The Giants need some love around here.
     
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    Q all I can say is your ass is 100 on that write-up about me LOL. Man this is going to be a long season. ha ha ha. The old man is showing his age in so many ways :( but I love the game so that's all that matter ha ha ha.
     
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    Then this looks good for me since I was up 38-7 over crackinbacks before we "desynced" with 2 min left in the game
     
  16. Black Republican

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    How's Martin playing?
     
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    He played awesome when I was playing against crackinbacks and then we got "desynced" with 2 min left in the game and then he got hurt playing against CPU so Schaub finished it out. He isnt the most accurate passer yet....over throwing a simple hitch...or making wide open players dive etc. good feet in the pocket, but a work in progress.
     
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    Why do you keep quoting the desynced like that over and over?
     

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