by Russ Bliss (8/28/12)


It's that time of year when I put on that sometimes faulty prognostication cap and make my annual NFL Season Predictions.

So without further ado, here are my 2012 NFL Season and Playoff Predictions:
 

AFC East




NFC East



New England

11

5


NY Giants

10

6

Buffalo

8

8


Philadelphia

10

6

NY Jets

7

9


Dallas

9

7

Miami

6

10


Washington

7

9








AFC North




NFC North



Baltimore

12

4


Green Bay

12

4

Pittsburgh

10

6


Detroit

9

7

Cincinnati

8

8


Chicago

8

8

Cleveland

4

12


Minnesota

5

11








AFC South




NFC South



Houston

11

5


Atlanta

11

5

Tennessee

9

7


New Orleans

10

6

Indianapolis

6

10


Carolina

7

9

Jacksonville

3

13


Tampa Bay

6

10








AFC West




NFC West



Denver

10

6


San Francisco

10

6

San Diego

9

7


Seattle

7

9

Oakland

7

9


Arizona

6

10

Kansas City

5

11


St. Louis

4

12

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

NFL Playoff Teams: Green Bay, Atlanta, NY Giants, San Francisco, Philadelphia, New Orleans


AFC Championship Game: Baltimore vs. Houston

AFC Champion: Baltimore


NFC Championship Game: Green Bay vs. Atlanta

NFC Champion: Green Bay


Super Bowl Champion: Baltimore Ravens

Joe Flacco takes the step up necessary to get the Ravens back to the Super Bowl and while Aaron Rodgers probably has better numbers in the game, it will Baltimore who finishes on top.

There we go; my 2012 NFL Season and Playoff Predictions are on the books. And just like last in my 2011 NFL Season and Playoff Predictions, I'll probably 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 2012 NFL Season Predictions in our fantasy football forums!