Let’s get this party started.
NFL football is back, and if you’re like me, it feels like Christmas morning.
Like each and every year, there’s no telling what will happen, which teams will dominate or surprise, and which players will rise and fall.
Okay, there are some things that won’t change.
The defending Super Bowl champion Broncos will still have an amazing defence, the Browns will still stink, and the Patriots will stroll to another AFC East title even though Tom Brady is suspended for the first four games.
But that won’t stop me from making my yearly bold predictions.
Like saying the Broncos won’t make the playoffs this season, primarily because Trevor Siemian is not the answer at quarterback and neither is Paxton Lynch.
The Giants will have the most potent offence in football in 2016. Spending $200-million dollars on free agents in the offseason has to have a positive impact, right?
Only six teams in each conference will have above .500 records, with two division winners going 7-and-9 or 8-and-8.
The Bengals will finally win a playoff game this season, two of them, and both on the road.
Buffalo’s Ryan brothers, head coach Rex and assistant Rob, will both be on the brink of being fired by Week 8.
How about the Jaguars winning the AFC South and the Raiders taking the AFC West?
Crazy, I know, but I’ll stick with them.
Enjoy the season.
AFC playoff seeds: 1. Steelers; 2. Patriots; 3. Jaguars; 4. Raiders; 5. Bengals; 6. Texans.
NFC playoff seeds: 1. Panthers; 2. Seahawks; 3. Packers; 4. Giants; 5. Cardinals; 6. Vikings.
AFC wild-card round: Texans over Jaguars; Bengals over Raiders.
NFC wild-card round: Packers over Vikings; Cardinals over Giants.
AFC divisional round: Steelers over Texans; Bengals over Patriots.
NFC divisional round: Cardinals over Panthers; Seahawks over Packers.
Conference championships: Steelers over Bengals; Cardinals over Seahawks.
Super Bowl LI: Cardinals 27, Steelers 20.