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Thursday, August 29
Updated: September 5, 1:32 PM ET
 
ESPN experts' picks for 2002

ESPN's NFL experts forecast who will end up in Super Bowl XXXVII and what else we can expect to see in the 2002 season:


John Clayton
AFC
EAST: Jets
NORTH: Steelers
SOUTH: Titans
WEST: Raiders
WILD CARDS: Dolphins, Pats

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

AFC CHAMP: Steelers
NFC CHAMP: Rams
NFL CHAMP: Rams

COACH: Jon Gruden
MVP: Marshall Faulk
ROOKIE: Jeremy Shockey


Len Pasquarelli
AFC
EAST: Jets
NORTH: Steelers
SOUTH: Titans
WEST: Broncos
WILD CARDS: Colts, Pats

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

AFC CHAMP: Jets
NFC CHAMP: Rams
NFL CHAMP: Rams

COACH: Herman Edwards
MVP: Marshall Faulk
ROOKIE: Andre Gurode/Jeremy Shockey


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

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

AFC CHAMP: Steelers
NFC CHAMP: Rams
NFL CHAMP: Steelers

COACH: Bill Cowher
MVP: Kurt Warner
ROOKIE: Antwaan Randle El


Merril Hoge
AFC
EAST: Patriots
NORTH: Steelers
SOUTH: Titans
WEST: Chiefs
WILD CARDS: Bengals, Colts

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

AFC CHAMP: Steelers
NFC CHAMP: 49ers
NFL CHAMP: Steelers

COACH: Dick LeBeau
MVP: Jeff Garcia
ROOKIE: Jeremy Shockey

 

Mel Kiper Jr.
AFC
EAST: Dolphins
NORTH: Steelers
SOUTH: Titans
WEST: Broncos
WILD CARDS: Jets, Pats

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

AFC CHAMP: Steelers
NFC CHAMP: Packers
NFL CHAMP: Steelers

COACH: Bill Cowher
MVP: Ahman Green
ROOKIE: Antwaan Randle El


Suzy Kolber
AFC
EAST: Jets
NORTH: Steelers
SOUTH: Titans
WEST: Broncos
WILD CARDS: Colts, Pats

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

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

COACH: Herman Edwards
MVP: Steve McNair
ROOKIE: Jeremy Shockey


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

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

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

COACH: Tony Dungy
MVP: Peyton Manning
ROOKIE: Clinton Portis


Mark Malone
AFC
EAST: Patriots
NORTH: Steelers
SOUTH: Titans
WEST: Broncos
WILD CARDS: Colts, Jets

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

AFC CHAMP: Steelers
NFC CHAMP: Rams
NFL CHAMP: Rams

COACH: Mike Martz
MVP: Marshall Faulk
ROOKIE: Jeremy Shockey

 

Sal Paolantonio
AFC
EAST: Jets
NORTH: Steelers
SOUTH: Titans
WEST: Broncos
WILD CARDS: Colts, Pats

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

AFC CHAMP: Titans
NFC CHAMP: 49ers
NFL CHAMP: 49ers

COACH: Steve Spurrier
MVP: Terrell Owens
ROOKIE: Brian Westbrook


Sean Salisbury
AFC
EAST: Dolphins
NORTH: Steelers
SOUTH: Colts
WEST: Broncos
WILD CARDS: Browns, Titans

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

AFC CHAMP: Steelers
NFC CHAMP: Rams
NFL CHAMP: Rams

COACH: Butch Davis
MVP: Peyton Manning
ROOKIE: Clinton Portis


Mark Schlereth
AFC
EAST: Pats
NORTH: Steelers
SOUTH: Titans
WEST: Chiefs
WILD CARDS: Colts, Dolphins

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

AFC CHAMP: Steelers
NFC CHAMP: Eagles
NFL CHAMP: Steelers

COACH: Tony Dungy
MVP: Donovan McNabb
ROOKIE: Antwaan Randle El


Ron Jaworski
AFC
EAST: Jets
NORTH: Steelers
SOUTH: Colts
WEST: Raiders
WILD CARDS: Patriots, Chiefs

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

AFC CHAMP: Steelers
NFC CHAMP: Rams
NFL CHAMP: Rams

COACH: Herm Edwards
MVP: Peyton Manning
ROOKIE: T.J. Duckett

 

Joe Theismann
AFC
EAST: Jets
NORTH: Steelers
SOUTH: Titans
WEST: Raiders
WILD CARDS: Broncos, Dolphins

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

AFC CHAMP: Steelers
NFC CHAMP: Rams
NFL CHAMP: Rams

COACH: Jeff Fisher
MVP: Marshall Faulk
ROOKIE: Antwaan Randle El


Trey Wingo
AFC
EAST: Jets
NORTH: Steelers
SOUTH: Titans
WEST: Broncos
WILD CARDS: Colts, Pats

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

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

COACH: Jeff Fisher
MVP: Donovan McNabb
ROOKIE: Joey Harrington


Ed Werder
AFC
EAST: Dolphins
NORTH: Steelers
SOUTH: Colts
WEST: Broncos
WILD CARDS: Raiders, Titans

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

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

COACH: Jon Gruden
MVP: Kurt Warner
ROOKIE: T..J. Duckett

 
Peter Lawrence-Riddell
NFL editor

AFC
EAST: Pats
NORTH: Steelers
SOUTH: Colts
WEST: Raiders
WILD CARDS: Dolphins, Jets

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

AFC CHAMP: Pats
NFC CHAMP: Rams
NFL CHAMP: Rams

COACH: Tony Dungy
MVP: Terrell Owens
ROOKIE: Dwight Freeney

James C. Black
Assistant NFL editor

AFC
EAST: Dolphins
NORTH: Steelers
SOUTH: Titans
WEST: Raiders
WILD CARDS: Colts, Jets

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

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

COACH: Mike Tice
MVP: Terrell Owens
ROOKIE: Randy McMichael

Russell S. Baxter, NFL Research Coordinator
AFC
EAST: Jets
NORTH: Steelers
SOUTH: Titans
WEST: Broncos
WILD CARDS: Bengals, Pats

NFC
EAST: Eagles
NORTH: Packers
SOUTH: Falcons
WEST: Rams
WILD CARDS: 49ers, Cowboys

AFC CHAMP: Jets
NFC CHAMP: 49ers
NFL CHAMP: Jets

COACH: Dick LeBeau
MVP: Terrell Owens
ROOKIE: Randy McMichael, Roy Williams






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