by Russ Bliss (9/8/11)
 

It's that time of year (actually it's way past it, but I'm still getting in under the gun) when I put on that sometimes faulty prognostication cap and make my annual NFL Season Predictions.

So without further ado, here are my 2011 NFL Season and Playoff Predictions:


AFC East




NFC East



New England

11

5


Philadelphia

11

5

NY Jets

10

6


Dallas

10

6

Miami

6

10


NY Giants

7

9

Buffalo

5

11


Washington

5

11








AFC North




NFC North



Pittsburgh

13

3


Green Bay

11

5

Baltimore

11

5


Chicago

9

7

Cleveland

8

8


Detroit

9

7

Cincinnati

4

12


Minnesota

4

12








AFC South




NFC South



Houston

10

6


Atlanta

11

5

Tennessee

8

8


New Orleans

10

6

Indianapolis

7

9


Tampa Bay

8

8

Jacksonville

5

11


Carolina

3

13








AFC West




NFC West



San Diego

11

5


Arizona

9

7

Oakland

9

7


St. Louis

8

8

Kansas City

8

8


San Francisco

6

10

Denver

6

10


Seattle

3

13

 
AFC Playoff Teams: Pittsburgh, New England, San Diego, Houston, Baltimore, NY Jets

NFL Playoff Teams: Atlanta, Green Bay, Philadelphia, Arizona, New Orleans, Dallas

AFC Champion: New England

NFC Champion: Atlanta
 

Super Bowl Champion: New England

In what should be an entertaining game between the grizzled New England veterans and the young up and coming Falcons, Tom Brady will find a way to pull out some magic and return the Lombardi Trophy back to New England for the first time since 2004.



There we go; my 2011 NFL Season and Playoff Predictions are on the books. And just like last in my 2010 NFL Season and Playoff Predictions, I'll look back on this and wonder what the heck I was thinking. I encourage anyone who wants to blast me for my picks to feel free to post your own 2011 NFL Season Predictions in our fantasy football forums!