Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky
A bit more on our predictions.
Here’s a page with our consensus team-by-team expectations.
And here’s the big grid that outlines all of our predictions for division winners, playoff teams, Super Bowl matchup/winner and award winners.
I’ve got New England beating Atlanta in an MVP season for Tom Brady with Haloti Ngata emerging as defensive player of the year and helping the Ravens overtake the Steelers in the AFC North, though I believe Pittsburgh will be in the playoffs.
Please keep in mind my standard prediction disclaimer: Its incredible unpredictability is the single-biggest reason the NFL is as popular as it is.
I’ve lost a season-long pick-against-the-spread-pool to a coin flip, and I am not ashamed to admit it. These are my educated gut feelings. Many of them will likely turn out to be wrong. This will mean they ultimately resemble those of 95 percent of the football-following population.