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Wednesday, August 27
Updated: September 2, 5:30 PM ET
 
ESPN experts' picks for 2003

ESPN's NFL experts forecast who will end up in Super Bowl XXXVIII and what else we can expect to see in the 2003 season:


John Clayton
AFC
EAST: Dolphins
NORTH: Steelers
SOUTH: Colts
WEST: Raiders
WILD CARDS: Titans, Chiefs

NFC
EAST: Eagles
NORTH: Packers
SOUTH: Bucs
WEST: Rams
WILD CARDS: 49ers, Saints

AFC CHAMP: Colts
NFC CHAMP: Rams
NFL CHAMP: Rams

COACH: Tony Dungy
OFFENSIVE MVP: Peyton Manning
DEFENSIVE MVP: Ray Lewis
ROOKIE: Terence Newman
Cowboys record: 6-10


Len Pasquarelli
AFC
EAST: Pats
NORTH: Browns
SOUTH: Titans
WEST: Chiefs
WILD CARDS: Dolphins, Bills

NFC
EAST: Eagles
NORTH: Packers
SOUTH: Falcons
WEST: Rams
WILD CARDS: Bucs, Seahawks

AFC CHAMP: Titans
NFC CHAMP: Bucs
NFL CHAMP: Titans

COACH: Bill Belichick
OFFENSIVE MVP: Ricky Williams
DEFENSIVE MVP: Ray Lewis
ROOKIE: Terence Newman
Cowboys record: 6-10


Joe Theismann
AFC
EAST: Pats
NORTH: Steelers
SOUTH: Titans
WEST: Chiefs
WILD CARDS: Raiders, Dolphins

NFC
EAST: Eagles
NORTH: Packers
SOUTH: Bucs
WEST: Rams
WILD CARDS: Giants, Falcons

AFC CHAMP: Pats
NFC CHAMP: Bucs
NFL CHAMP: Patriots

COACH: Mike Martz
OFFENSIVE MVP: Steve McNair
DEFENSIVE MVP: Jason Taylor
ROOKIE: Charles Rogers
Cowboys record: 6-10


Merril Hoge
AFC
EAST: Dolphins
NORTH: Steelers
SOUTH: Titans
WEST: Broncos
WILD CARDS: Chiefs, Ravens

NFC
EAST: Giants
NORTH: Packers
SOUTH: Bucs
WEST: Rams
WILD CARDS: Falcons, Eagles

AFC CHAMP: Titans
NFC CHAMP: Giants
NFL CHAMP: Titans

COACH: Jeff Fisher
OFFENSIVE MVP: Steve McNair
DEFENSIVE MVP: Michael Strahan
ROOKIE: Andre Johnson
Cowboys record: 5-11

 

Mike Golic
AFC
EAST: Dolphins
NORTH: Steelers
SOUTH: Titans
WEST: Raiders
WILD CARDS: Pats, Colts

NFC
EAST: Eagles
NORTH: Packers
SOUTH: Bucs
WEST: Rams
WILD CARDS: 49ers, Panthers

AFC CHAMP: Titans
NFC CHAMP: Eagles
NFL CHAMP: Titans

COACH: Jeff Fisher
OFFENSIVE MVP: Ricky Williams
DEFENSIVE MVP: Jevon Kearse
ROOKIE: Onterrio Smith
Cowboys record: 5-11


Mel Kiper Jr.
AFC
EAST: Bills
NORTH: Ravens
SOUTH: Titans
WEST: Chiefs
WILD CARDS: Raiders, Dolphins

NFC
EAST: Giants
NORTH: Vikings
SOUTH: Bucs
WEST: Rams
WILD CARDS: Seahawks, Falcons

AFC CHAMP: Chiefs
NFC CHAMP: Rams
NFL CHAMP: Chiefs

COACH: Dick Vermeil
OFFENSIVE MVP: Priest Holmes
DEFENSIVE MVP: Ray Lewis
ROOKIE: Andre Johnson
Cowboys record: 5-11


Andrea Kremer
AFC
EAST: Pats
NORTH: Steelers
SOUTH: Colts
WEST: Raiders
WILD CARDS: Dolphins, Chiefs

NFC
EAST: Eagles
NORTH: Packers
SOUTH: Bucs
WEST: Rams
WILD CARDS: Giants, Seahawks

AFC CHAMP: Pats
NFC CHAMP: Bucs
NFL CHAMP: Bucs

COACH: Mike Holmgren

OFFENSIVE MVP: Donovan McNabb
DEFENSIVE MVP: Jason Taylor
ROOKIE: Terrell Suggs
Cowboys record: 7-9


Randy Mueller
AFC
EAST: Patriots
NORTH: Steelers
SOUTH: Titans
WEST: Chiefs
WILD CARDS: Dolphins, Raiders

NFC
EAST: Eagles
NORTH: Packers
SOUTH: Bucs
WEST: Rams
WILD CARDS: Saints, 49ers

AFC CHAMP: Patriots
NFC CHAMP: Eagles
NFL CHAMP: Patriots

COACH: Bill Belichick
OFFENSIVE MVP: Marshall Faulk
DEFENSIVE MVP: Ray Lewis
ROOKIE: Byron Leftwich
Cowboys record: 6-10

 

Sal Paolantonio
AFC
EAST: Dolphins
NORTH: Ravens
SOUTH: Titans
WEST: Chiefs
WILD CARDS: Broncos, Pats

NFC
EAST: Eagles
NORTH: Packers
SOUTH: Bucs
WEST: Rams
WILD CARDS: Giants, 49ers

AFC CHAMP: Dolphins
NFC CHAMP: Bucs
NFL CHAMP: Bucs

COACH: Jon Gruden
OFFENSIVE MVP: Priest Holmes
DEFENSIVE MVP: Derrick Brooks
ROOKIE: Kyle Boller
Cowboys record: 5-11


Sean Salisbury
AFC
EAST: Dolphins
NORTH: Steelers
SOUTH: Titans
WEST: Broncos
WILD CARDS: Pats, Raiders

NFC
EAST: Giants
NORTH: Packers
SOUTH: Bucs
WEST: Rams
WILD CARDS: Saints, Eagles

AFC CHAMP: Titans
NFC CHAMP: Rams
NFL CHAMP: Titans

COACH: Jeff Fisher
OFFENSIVE MVP: Steve McNair
DEFENSIVE MVP: Ray Lewis
ROOKIE: Troy Polamalu
Cowboys record: 5-11


Mark Schlereth
AFC
EAST: Pats
NORTH: Steelers
SOUTH: Titans
WEST: Chiefs
WILD CARDS: Raiders, Bills

NFC
EAST: Eagles
NORTH: Packers
SOUTH: Bucs
WEST: Seahawks
WILD CARDS: Giants, Panthers

AFC CHAMP: Titans
NFC CHAMP: Eagles
NFL CHAMP: Titans

COACH: Jeff Fisher
OFFENSIVE MVP: Steve McNair
DEFENSIVE MVP: Dwight Freeney
ROOKIE:


Ron Jaworski
AFC
EAST: Pats
NORTH: Ravens
NORTH: Titans
WEST: Chiefs
WILD CARDS: Colts, Raiders

NFC
EAST: Eagles
NORTH: Packers
SOUTH: Bucs
WEST: Seahawks
WILD CARDS: Giants, Rams

AFC CHAMP: Titans
NFC CHAMP: Bucs
NFL CHAMP: Bucs

COACH: Mike Holmgren
OFFENSIVE MVP: Mike Hasselbeck
DEFENSIVE MVP: Rosevelt Colvin
ROOKIE: Kyle Boller
Cowboys record: 7-9

 

Chris Berman
AFC
EAST: Pats
NORTH: Steelers
SOUTH: Titans
WEST: Raiders
WILD CARDS: Bills, Chargers

NFC
EAST: Eagles
NORTH: Packers
SOUTH: Bucs
WEST: 49ers
WILD CARDS: Rams, Seahawks

AFC CHAMP: Bills
NFC CHAMP: 49ers
NFL CHAMP: TBD (in February)

COACH: Jeff Fisher
OFFENSIVE MVP: Donovan McNabb
DEFENSIVE MVP: Julius Peppers


Trey Wingo
AFC
EAST: Dolphins
NORTH: Steelers
SOUTH: Titans
WEST: Chiefs
WILD CARDS: Jets, Browns

NFC
EAST: Eagles
NORTH: Vikings
SOUTH: Bucs
WEST: Rams
WILD CARDS: Panthers, Giants

AFC CHAMP: Titans
NFC CHAMP: Rams
NFL CHAMP: Titans

COACH: John Fox
OFFENSIVE MVP: Kurt Warner
DEFENSIVE MVP: Julius Peppers
ROOKIE: Terrell Suggs
Cowboys record: 7-9


Tom Jackson
AFC
EAST: Pats
NORTH: Ravens
SOUTH: Titans
WEST: Chiefs
WILD CARDS: Steelers, Dolphins

NFC
EAST: Eagles
NORTH: Packers
SOUTH: Bucs
WEST: Rams
WILD CARDS: Seahawks, Saints

AFC CHAMP: Titans
NFC CHAMP: Bucs
NFL CHAMP: Bucs

COACH: Jeff Fisher
OFFENSIVE MVP: LaDainian Tomlionson
DEFENSIVE MVP: Ray Lewis
ROOKIE: Terrell Suggs
Cowboys record: 4-12


Eric Allen
AFC
EAST: Dolphins
NORTH: Steelers
SOUTH: Titans
WEST: Raiders
WILD CARDS: Colts, Ravens

NFC
EAST: Eagles
NORTH: Packers
SOUTH: Bucs
WEST: Rams
WILD CARDS: Saints, 49ers

AFC CHAMP: Steelers
NFC CHAMP: Bucs
NFL CHAMP: Bucs

COACH: Mike Sherman/Dave Wannstedt
OFFENSIVE MVP: Marshall Faulk
DEFENSIVE MVP: Ray Lewis
ROOKIE: Nick Barnett
Cowboys record: 9-7

 
Peter Lawrence-Riddell
NFL editor

AFC
EAST: Pats
NORTH: Steelers
SOUTH: Colts
WEST: Broncos
WILD CARDS: Bills, Raiders

NFC
EAST: Eagles
NORTH: Packers
SOUTH: Bucs
WEST: Rams
WILD CARDS: Falcons, Seahawks

AFC CHAMP: Bills
NFC CHAMP: Bucs
NFL CHAMP: Bucs

COACH: Gregg Williams
OFFENSIVE MVP: Donovan McNabb
DEFENSIVE MVP: Julius Peppers
ROOKIE: Charles Rogers
Cowboys record: 6-10

James C. Black
Assistant NFL editor

AFC
EAST: Patriots
NORTH: Steelers
SOUTH: Colts
WEST: Raiders
WILD CARDS: Titans, Chiefs

NFC
EAST: Eagles
NORTH: Packers
SOUTH: Bucs
WEST: Rams
WILD CARDS: Giants, Saints

AFC CHAMP: Raiders
NFC CHAMP: Eagles
NFL CHAMP: Raiders

COACH: Dick Vermeil
OFFENSIVE MVP: Peyton Manning
DEFENSIVE MVP: Ray Lewis
ROOKIE: Byron Leftwich
Cowboys record: 5-11

Russell S. Baxter, NFL Research Coordinator
AFC
EAST: Pats
NORTH: Steelers
SOUTH: Titans
WEST: Chiefs
WILD CARDS: Ravens, Raiders

NFC
EAST: Giants
NORTH: Vikings
SOUTH: Bucs
WEST: Rams
WILD CARDS: Panthers, Falcons

AFC CHAMP: Pats
NFC CHAMP: Bucs
NFL CHAMP: Pats

COACH: John Fox
OFFENSIVE MVP: Tom Brady
DEFENSIVE MVP: Ray Lewis
ROOKIE: Terrell Suggs (defensive), Byron Leftwich (offensive)
Cowboys record: 6-10

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