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The Big Lead NFL Predictions for 2013

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The NFL is back tonight with Denver hosting Baltimore. Here are a few season predictions from everyone at the Big Lead. We start with a few close calls (according to the oddsmakers) on some interesting questions

BETTER RECORD, NEW ENGLAND OR DENVER

LISK – New England
McINTYRE – New England
DOUGLAS – Denver
KOSTER- Denver
CARDILLO – Denver
DUFFY – New England
SHAMBURGER – Denver
RYAN – Denver

BETTER RECORD, SAN FRANCISCO OR SEATTLE

Image (1) Jim-Harbaugh-rage.png for post 215933LISK – San Francisco
McINTYRE – Seattle
DOUGLAS – Seattle
KOSTER- Seattle
CARDILLO – Seattle
DUFFY – San Francisco
SHAMBURGER – San Francisco
RYAN – Seattle

AFC NORTH WINNER

LISK – Pittsburgh
McIntyre – Cincinnati
DOUGLAS – Cincinnati
KOSTER- Pittsburgh
CARDILLO – Baltimore
DUFFY – Pittsburgh
SHAMBURGER – Cincinnati
RYAN – Cincinnati

BETTER RECORD, ATLANTA OR NEW ORLEANS

Image (4) pigsplosion-week-9-saints-cheerleader.jpg for post 220233LISK – New Orleans
McINTYRE – New Orleans
DOUGLAS New Orleans
KOSTER- New Orleans
CARDILLO – Atlanta
DUFFY – New Orleans
SHAMBURGER – New Orleans
RYAN – New Orleans

NFC EAST WINNER

LISK – Washington
McINTYRE – Philadelphia
DOUGLAS – Washington
KOSTER- Washington
CARDILLO – Washington
DUFFY – Philadelphia
SHAMBURGER – Washington
RYAN – Dallas. No really, Dallas.

MOST LOSSES: JACKSONVILLE, OAKLAND, OR ARIZONA (OR OTHER)

LISK – Arizona
McINTYRE – Oakland
DOUGLAS – Jacksonville
KOSTER- Jacksonville
CARDILLO – Arizona
DUFFY – Jacksonville
SHAMBURGER – Jacksonville
RYAN – Jacksonville, naturally.

NFL MVP

Image (1) andrew-luck-colts-indianapolis-debut-300x199.jpg for post 202881LISK- Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay
McINTYRE – Andrew Luck, Indianapolis
DOUGLAS – Drew Brees, NO
KOSTER- Peyton Manning, Denver
CARDILLO – Tom Brady, New England
DUFFY – Drew Brees, NO
SHAMBURGER – Drew Brees, NO
RYAN – Peyton Manning, Denver

WILL ADRIAN PETERSON LEAD LEAGUE IN RUSHING YARDS?

LISK- No
McINTYRE – No (LeSean McCoy will)
DOUGLAS – Yes
KOSTER- Yes
CARDILLO – Yes
DUFFY – Yes
SHAMBURGER – Yes
RYAN – Nope (Keith Elias will)

OFFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

LISK- E.J. Manuel, Buffalo
McINTYRE – Eddy Lacy, Green Bay
DOUGLAS – Tavon Austin, St. Louis
KOSTER- DeAndre Hopkins, Houston
CARDILLO – E.J. Manuel, Buffalo
DUFFY – Tavon Austin, St. Louis
SHAMBURGER – E.J. Manuel, Buffalo
RYAN – Tyler Eifert, Cincinnati

DEFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Mathieu

LISK- Kenny Vaccaro, New Orleans
McINTYRE – Jarvis Jones, Pittsburgh
DOUGLAS – Barkevious Mingo, Cleveland
KOSTER- Tyrann Mathieu, Arizona
CARDILLO – Barkevious Mingo, Cleveland
DUFFY – Ziggy An…. Eric Reid, San Francisco
SHAMBURGER – Tyrann Mathieu, Arizona
RYAN – Jon Bostic, Chicago

FIRST HEAD COACH FIRED

LISK – Mike Munchak, Tennessee
McINTYRE – Jason Garrett, Dallas
DOUGLAS – Rex Ryan, New York Jets
KOSTER – Rex Ryan, New York Jets
CARDILLO – Rex Ryan, New York Jets
DUFFY – Rex Ryan, New York Jets
SHAMBURGER – Rex Ryan, New York Jets
RYAN – Bill Belichick, New England Patriots (Actually, I’ll go with Jim Schwartz)

AFC PLAYOFF PICKS

AFC Playoff Picks

NFC PLAYOFF TEAMS

NF

SUPER BOWL WINNER

Image (1) drew-brees-and-son-297x300.jpg for post 117861LISK – Washington over New England

McINTYRE – Seattle over Cincinnati

KOSTER – Denver over Seattle

DOUGLAS – Green Bay over Denver

CARDILLO – San Francisco over Denver

DUFFY – New England over New Orleans

SHAMBURGER – New Orleans over Denver

RYAN – Denver over San Francisco

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