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Sunday, September 2
Updated: September 3, 11:50 AM ET
 
ESPN experts' picks for 2001

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ESPN's NFL experts forecast who will end up in Super Bowl XXXVI and what else we can expect to see in the 2001 season. Check back because more predictions will be added as we count down to Sunday's season openers:


John Clayton
AFC
EAST: Colts
CENTRAL: Titans
WEST: Raiders
WILD CARDS: Ravens, Broncos, Dolphins

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

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

MVP: Brett Favre
ROOKIE: Andre Carter


Len Pasquarelli
AFC
EAST: Dolphins
CENTRAL: Titans
WEST: Broncos
WILD CARDS: Ravens, Raiders, Jets

NFC
EAST: Eagles
CENTRAL: Bucs
WEST: Rams
WILD CARDS: Vikings, Saints, Falcons

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

MVP: Warren Sapp
ROOKIE: Damione Lewis/Michael Bennett


Mark Cannizzaro
AFC
EAST: Jets
CENTRAL: Titans
WEST: Broncos
WILD CARDS: Raiders, Ravens, Colts

NFC
EAST: Eagles
CENTRAL: Vikings
WEST: Rams
WILD CARDS: Giants, Bucs, Saints

AFC CHAMP: Broncos
NFC CHAMP: Vikings
NFL CHAMP: Broncos

MVP: Eddie George
ROOKIE: LaDainian Tomlinson


Tom Oates
AFC
EAST: Colts
CENTRAL: Titans
WEST: Broncos
WILD CARDS: Dolphins, Ravens, Raiders

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

AFC CHAMP: Broncos
NFC CHAMP: Bucs
NFL CHAMP: Broncos

MVP: Peyton Manning
ROOKIE: Damione Lewis

 

Merril Hoge
AFC
EAST: Dolphins
CENTRAL: Titans
WEST: Raiders
WILD CARDS: Ravens, Seahawks, Colts

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

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

MVP: Fred Taylor
ROOKIE: LaDainian Tomlinson


Mel Kiper Jr.
AFC
EAST: Dolphins
CENTRAL: Titans
WEST: Raiders
WILD CARDS: Broncos, Ravens, Seahawks

NFC
EAST: Eagles
CENTRAL: Bucs
WEST: Rams
WILD CARDS: Giants, Saints, Vikings

AFC CHAMP: Raiders
NFC CHAMP: Rams
NFL CHAMP: Rams

MVP: Marshall Faulk
ROOKIE: Steve Hutchinson


Andrea Kremer
AFC
EAST: Colts
CENTRAL: Titans
WEST: Broncos
WILD CARDS: Ravens, Raiders, Dolphins

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

AFC CHAMP: Broncos
NFC CHAMP: Bucs
NFL CHAMP: Bucs

MVP: Brian Griese
ROOKIE: Damione Lewis/Koren Robinson


Mark Malone
AFC
EAST: Dolphins
CENTRAL: Titans
WEST: Broncos
WILD CARDS: Ravens, Raiders, Colts

NFC
EAST: Eagles
CENTRAL: Bucs
WEST: Rams
WILD CARDS: Giants, Saints, Vikings

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

MVP: Steve McNair
ROOKIE: Michael Bennett

 

Sal Paolantonio
AFC
EAST: Dolphins
CENTRAL: Titans
WEST: Broncos
WILD CARDS: Colts, Raiders, Chargers

NFC
EAST: Eagles
CENTRAL: Bucs
WEST: Rams
WILD CARDS: Giants, Packers, Vikings

AFC CHAMP: Broncos
NFC CHAMP: Rams
NFL CHAMP: Rams

MVP: Marshall Faulk
ROOKIE: Snoop Minnis


Sean Salisbury
AFC
EAST: Colts
CENTRAL: Titans
WEST: Broncos
WILD CARDS: Ravens, Raiders, Jets

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

AFC CHAMP: Broncos
NFC CHAMP: Rams
NFL CHAMP: Rams

MVP: Brian Griese
ROOKIE: LaDainian Tomlinson


Mark Schlereth
AFC
EAST: Jets
CENTRAL: Titans
WEST: Broncos
WILD CARDS: Colts, Raiders, Ravens

NFC
EAST: Eagles
CENTRAL: Vikings
WEST: Rams
WILD CARDS: Bucs, Saints, Lions

AFC CHAMP: Broncos
NFC CHAMP: Eagles
NFL CHAMP: Broncos

MVP: Brian Griese
ROOKIE: Snoop Minnis


Stuart Scott
AFC
EAST: Colts
CENTRAL: Titans
WEST: Broncos
WILD CARDS: Ravens, Raiders, Dolphins

NFC
EAST: Eagles
CENTRAL: Bucs
WEST: Rams
WILD CARDS: Saints, Giants, Vikings

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

MVP: Eddie George
ROOKIE: Michael Bennett

 

Joe Theismann
AFC
EAST: Dolphins
CENTRAL: Ravens
WEST: Raiders
WILD CARDS: Broncos, Titans, Seahawks

NFC
EAST: Eagles
CENTRAL: Vikings
WEST: Rams
WILD CARDS: Bucs, Giants, Saints

AFC CHAMP: Ravens
NFC CHAMP: Rams
NFL CHAMP: Rams

MVP: Jeff Garcia
ROOKIE: Chris Chambers


Mike Tirico
AFC
EAST: Colts
CENTRAL: Ravens
WEST: Broncos
WILD CARDS: Dolphins, Titans, Raiders

NFC
EAST: Giants
CENTRAL: Bucs
WEST: Rams
WILD CARDS: Vikings, Packers, Saints

AFC CHAMP: Raiders
NFC CHAMP: Bucs
NFL CHAMP: Raiders

MVP: Randy Moss
ROOKIE: LaDainian Tomlinson


Ed Werder
AFC
EAST: Colts
CENTRAL: Titans
WEST: Broncos
WILD CARDS: Ravens, Raiders, Dolphins

NFC
EAST: Eagles
CENTRAL: Bucs
WEST: Saints
WILD CARDS: Rams, Vikings, Giants

AFC CHAMP: Broncos
NFC CHAMP: Saints
NFL CHAMP: Broncos

MVP: Brian Griese
ROOKIE: Michael Bennett


Tom Jackson
AFC
EAST: Colts
CENTRAL: Titans
WEST: Broncos
WILD CARDS: Ravens, Raiders, Dolphins

NFC
EAST: Eagles
CENTRAL: Vikings
WEST: Rams
WILD CARDS: Bucs, Packers, Saints

AFC CHAMP: Broncos
NFC CHAMP: Rams
NFL CHAMP: Stay tuned

MVP: Randy Moss
ROOKIE: Michael Bennett

 
Joe Lago
NFL editor

AFC
EAST: Dolphins
CENTRAL: Titans
WEST: Broncos
WILD CARDS: Ravens, Raiders, Jets

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

AFC CHAMP: Broncos
NFC CHAMP: Rams
NFL CHAMP: Broncos

MVP: Brian Griese
ROOKIE: Andre Carter

Peter Lawrence-Riddell
Assistant NFL editor

AFC
EAST: Dolphins
CENTRAL: Titans
WEST: Broncos
WILD CARDS: Colts, Raiders, Ravens

NFC
EAST: Giants
CENTRAL: Packers
WEST: Saints
WILD CARDS: Rams, Vikings, Bucs

AFC CHAMP: Titans
NFC CHAMP: Saints
NFL CHAMP: Titans

MVP: Randy Moss
ROOKIE: Michael Bennett


Ron Jaworski
AFC
EAST: Colts
CENTRAL: Ravens
WEST: Broncos
WILD CARDS: Dolphins, Titans, Raiders

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

AFC CHAMP: Broncos
NFC CHAMP: Rams
NFL CHAMP: Rams

MVP: Marshall Faulk
ROOKIE: Michael Bennett


Mike Golic
AFC
EAST: Colts
CENTRAL: Titans
WEST: Raiders
WILD CARDS: Ravens, Dolphins, Broncos

NFC
EAST: Eagles
CENTRAL: Bucs
WEST: Rams
WILD CARDS: Saints, Giants, Vikings

AFC CHAMP: Raiders
NFC CHAMP: Rams
NFL CHAMP: Raiders

MVP: Marshall Faulk
ROOKIE: Michael Bennett





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