2011 NFL Predictions: Put Up Or Shut Up

 

The NFL season is upon us and things will get kicked off on Thursday night when Aaron Rogers and the Green Bay Packers  clash with Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints.

As we do every year, each AA staff member will “Put Up Or Shut Up” with their thoughts on how the NFL season is going to play out. Once the season is finished, we’ll compare these predictions to see which staff member gets bragging rights for the offseason. Last year’s winner was Merlin. He narrowly edged out yours truly by one point. This year, I’m out for blood.

Don’t think you’re getting off the hook either Addicts! We expect you to make the very same predictions in the comments. At the end of the year, we’ll crown a reader champion.

Patrick Allen (Senior Editor)

AFC East:New England Patriots

AFC North:Baltimore Ravens

AFC South:Indianapolis Colts

AFC West:San Diego Chargers

NFC East:Philadelphia Eagles

NFC North:Green Bay Packers

NFC South:Atlanta Falcons

NFC West:Arizona Cardinals

AFC Wild Cards: (2) Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns (the Browns are this year’s Chiefs)

NFC Wild Cards:(2) New Orleans Saints, Dallas Cowboys

AFC Champion:Baltimore Ravens

NFC Champion:Green Bay Packers (Rogers is out of his mind)

Super Bowl Champion:Green Bay Packers (repeat)

Super Bowl MVP: Aaron Rogers

Coach of the Year:Pat Shurmur

MVP:Aaron Rogers

Offensive Player of the Year:Philip Rivers

Defensive Player of the Year:Eric Berry

Offensive Rookie of the Year:Mark Ingram

Defensive Rookie of the Year:Phil Taylor (groan)

Merlin (Senior Editor, 2010 Prediction Champion)

AFC East: New England

AFC North: Baltimore

AFC South: Houston

AFC West: San Diego

NFC East: Philadelphia

NFC North: Green Bay

NFC South: New Orleans

NFC West: St. Louis

AFC Wild Cards: (2) NY Jets, Pittsburgh

NFC Wild Cards:(2) Atlanta, Detroit

AFC Champion: New England

NFC Champion: New Orleans

Super Bowl Champion: New Orleans

Super Bowl MVP: Drew Brees

Coach of the Year: Jim Schwartz

MVP: Drew Brees

Offensive Player of the Year: Drew Brees

Defensive Player of the Year: Ndamukong Suh

Offensive Rookie of the Year: Julio Jones

Defensive Rookie of the Year: Nick Fairley

Double D (Senior Staff Writer)

AFC East: Patriots (The machine stays in tune)

AFC North: Steelers (A relatively light schedule all but guarantees it plus the Browns aren’t there yet)

AFC South: Texans (A Peyton-less Colts in Week 1 will be just enough to decide this division)

AFC West: Chargers (The new kick-off rule keeps the Bolts’ special teams from losing important games)

NFC East: Eagles (OL is suspect but a solid D combined with a mobile Vick and top shelf weapons take them deep)

NFC North: Packers (This year’s model is even better than last year’s)

NFC South: Falcons (Matty Ice achieves elite status, edges out Saints)

NFC West: 49ers (Rams are the popular pick here and they have a good defense but their offense can’t keep them off the field and their special teams can’t keep them out of the hole)

AFC Wild Cards: Jets, Ravens (2)

NFC Wild Cards: Saints, Lions(2)

AFC Champion: Steelers (Chargers simply can’t hang in the post season at this level)

NFC Champion: Eagles (They grind it out with the Falcons and emerge with the conference title)

Super Bowl Champion: Eagles

Super Bowl MVP: DeSean Jackson (DJax assumes command of the light switch at The Big Show)

Coach of the Year: Jim Schwartz

MVP: Michael Vick

Offensive Player of the Year: Matt Ryan

Defensive Player of the Year: James Laurinaitis (Solid LB skills finally translate into break out year)

Offensive Rookie of the Year: Derek Sherrod Randall Cobb (Many a GM will regret overlooking this guy)

Defensive Rookie of the Year: Phil Taylor Akeem Ayers (A disruptive SAM who’ll give Manning and Schaub some sore ribs and sleepless nights)

Jeremy Hanson (Senior Staff Writer)

AFC East: Patriots

AFC North: Ravens

AFC South: Colts

AFC West: Chargers (Ugh!)

NFC East: Eagles

NFC North: Packers

NFC South: Falcons

NFC West: Rams

AFC Wild Cards: (2) Steelers, Chiefs

NFC Wild Cards:(2) Bears, Saints

AFC Champion: Patriots

NFC Champion: Falcons

Super Bowl Champion: Patriots

Super Bowl MVP: Tom Brady (Geesh!)

Coach of the Year: Steve Spagnuolo (Rams)

MVP: Tom Brady

Offensive Player of the Year: Tom Brady

Defensive Player of the Year: Tamba Hali

Offensive Rookie of the Year: Cam Newton

Defensive Rookie of the Year: Jerell Powe !

Randy Murawski (Senior Staff, Arrowhead Corespondent)

AFC East: New England

AFC North: Steelers

AFC South: Indianapolis

AFC West: KC Chiefs

NFC East: Eagles

NFC North: Packers

NFC South: Atlanta (ugh)

NFC West: St Louis

AFC Wild Cards: (2) Jets, Ravens

NFC Wild Cards:(2) Dallas , New Orleans

AFC Champion: New England

NFC Champion: Green Bay

Super Bowl Champion: New England

Super Bowl MVP: Tom Brady

Coach of the Year: Bill Belicheck

MVP: Aaron Rogers

Offensive Player of the Year: Aaron Rogers

Defensive Player of the Year: Ndamukong Suh

Offensive Rookie of the Year: Mark Ingram

Defensive Rookie of the Year: Von Miller

Big Matt (Senior Staff Writer)

AFC East: New England (Waters for Maneri.  I think its obvious at this point that Pioli was really the brains behind the Patriots)

AFC North: Baltimore

AFC South: Houston

AFC West: Kansas City

NFC East: Philadelphia (free agency is stupid!)

NFC North: Green Bay

NFC South: New Orleans

NFC West: St Louis (Best fans in the country, bro.  Football too.)

AFC Wild Cards: (2) New York, San Diego

NFC Wild Cards: (2) Tampa Bay, Atlanta

AFC Champion: New England

NFC Champion: Philadelphia

Super Bowl Champion: New England (I apologize for this boring answer)

Super Bowl MVP: Brady (you think I wanted this?)

Coach of the Year: Belichick.  He’s pretty clearly better than everyone else.

MVP: Matt Ryan

Offensive Player of the Year: Thomas Jones

Defensive Player of the Year: Suh (if he can get over the pesky fact that defensive linemen are never good until their third year, right guys?)

Offensive Rookie of the Year: Julio J0nes

Defensive Rookie of the Year: Von Miller

Andrew Crocker (Staff Writer)

AFC East: New England Patriots 15-1, New York Jets 13-3, Buffalo Bills 8-8, Miami Dolphins 3-13

AFC North: Baltimore Ravens 12-4, Pittsburgh Steelers 12-4, Cleveland Browns 5-12, Cincinnati Bengals 1-15

AFC South: Houston Texans 9-7, Jacksonville Jaguars 9-7, Indianapolis Colts 8-8, Tennessee Titans 6-10

AFC West: San Diego Chargers 13-3, Kansas City Chiefs 7-9, Denver Broncos 6-10, Oakland Raiders 5-11

NFC East: Dallas Cowboys 11-5, Philadelphia Eagles 10-6, New York Giants 10-6, Washington Redskins 2-14

NFC North: Green Bay Packers 14-2, Detroit Lions 9-7, Chicago Bears 7-9, Minnesota Vikings 6-10

NFC South: New Orleans Saints 14-2, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9-7, Atlanta Falcons 8-8, Carolina Panthers 1-15

NFC West: St. Louis Rams 8-8, Arizona Cardinals 7-9, Seattle Seahawks 5-11, San Francisco 49ers 3-13

AFC Wild Cards: (2) Jets, Steelers

NFC Wild Cards: (2) Eagles, Giants

AFC Champion: Chargers

NFC Champion: Packers

Super Bowl Champion: Packers

Super Bowl MVP: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

Coach of the Year: Jim Schwartz, Detroit Lions

MVP: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

Offensive Player of the Year: RB Felix Jones, Dallas Cowboys

Defensive Player of the Year: NT B.J. Raji, Green Bay Packers

Offensive Rookie of the Year: WR Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons

Defensive Rookie of the Year: DT Marcell Dareus, Buffalo Bills

Nick Rodgers (Staff Writer)

AFC East: NY Jets

AFC North: Pittsburgh Steelers

AFC South: Indianapolis Colts

AFC West: San Diego Chargers

NFC East: Philadelphia Eagles (unless Vick gets busted for cock-fighting)

NFC North: Green Bay Packers

NFC South: Atlanta Falcons

NFC West: St. Louis Rams

AFC Wild Cards: Baltimore Ravens, New England Patriots

NFC Wild Cards: Detroit Lions, New Orleans Saints

AFC Champion: NY Jets

NFC Champion: Atlanta Falcons

Super Bowl Champion: Atlanta Falcons

Super Bowl MVP: Matt Ryan

Coach of the Year: Bill Belichick (inexplicably after Patriots lose in 1st round)

MVP: Michael Vick (if he doesn’t get arrested for water-boarding baby seals)

Offensive Player of the Year: Jamaal Charles

Defensive Player of the Year: Ndamukong Suh

Offensive Rookie of the Year: Julio Jones

Defensive Rookie of the Year: Akeem Ayers

Victor Wishna (Staff Writer)

AFC East: New England Patriots

AFC North: Baltimore Ravens

AFC South: Houston Texans

AFC West: San Diego Chargers

 

NFC East: Philadelphia Eagles

NFC North: Green Bay Packers

NFC South: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

NFC West: St. Louis Rams

 

AFC Wild Cards: New York Jets, Kansas City Chiefs

NFC Wild Cards: Chicago Bears, New York Giants

AFC Champion: Jets

NFC Champion: Eagles

Super Bowl Champion: Jets

Super Bowl MVP: Santonio Holmes

Coach of the Year: Raheem Morris (Buccaneers)

MVP: LeSean McCoy

 

Offensive Player of the Year: Sam Bradford

Defensive Player of the Year: Tamba Hali

 

Offensive Rookie of the Year: Mark Ingram

Defensive Rookie of the Year: Robert Quinn

 

Lyle Graversen (Staff Writer)

AFC East: New England

AFC North: Pittsburgh

AFC South: Houston

AFC West: San Diego

NFC East: Philadelphia

NFC North: Green Bay

NFC South: New Orleans

NFC West: St. Louis

AFC Wild Cards: New York & Baltimore (2)

NFC Wild Cards: Atlanta and Dallas(2)

AFC Champion: Pittsburgh

NFC Champion: New Orleans

Super Bowl Champion: New Orleans

Super Bowl MVP: Drew Brees

Coach of the Year: Steve Spagnuolo

MVP: Aaron Rodgers

Offensive Player of the Year: Dwayne Bowe

Defensive Player of the Year: DeMarcus Ware

Offensive Rookie of the Year: Mark Ingram

Defensive Rookie of the Year: Patrick Peterson

Ladner Morse (Junior Staff)

AFC East: Patriots

AFC North: Ravens

AFC South: Texans

AFC West: Chiefs

 

NFC East: Cowboys

NFC North: Bears

NFC South: Falcons

NFC West: Cardinals

 

AFC Wild Cards: (2) Chargers and Jets

NFC Wild Cards:(2) Packers and Eagles

AFC Champion: Chargers

NFC Champion: Falcons

Super Bowl Champion: Falcons

Super Bowl MVP: Roddy White

Coach of the Year: Pat Shurmur

MVP: Aaron Rogers

 

Offensive Player of the Year: Arian Foster

Defensive Player of the Year: Darrelle Revis

 

Offensive Rookie of the Year: Julio Jones

Defensive Rookie of the Year: Patrick Peterson

 

Nicholas Clayton (Junior Staff Writer)

AFC East: New England

AFC North: Baltimore

AFC South: Houston

AFC West: San Diego

NFC East: Dallas

NFC North: Green Bay

NFC South: New Orleans

NFC West: St. Louis

AFC Wild Cards: Kansas City, Pittsburg

NFC Wild Cards: Philadelphia, Detroit

AFC Champion: Baltimore

NFC Champion: Green Bay

Super Bowl Champion: Green Bay

Super Bowl MVP: Aaron Rodgers

Coach of the Year: Mike Shanahan

MVP: Aaron Rodgers

Offensive Player of the Year: Aaron Rodgers

Defensive Player of the Year: Ndomakong Suh

Offensive Rookie of the Year: Mark Ingram

Defensive Rookie of the Year: Jimmy Smith

Taylor Green (Junior Staff Writer)

 

AFC East: New England Patriots 13-3, New York Jets 13-3, Buffalo Bills 8-8, Miami Dolphins 4-12

AFC North: Baltimore Ravens 12-4, Pittsburgh Steelers 12-4, Cleveland Browns 6-10, Cincinnati Bengals 2-14

AFC South: Houston Texans 9-7, Indianapolis Colts 9-7, Jacksonville Jaguars  7-9, Tennessee Titans 5-11

AFC West: San Diego Chargers 10-6, Kansas City Chiefs 9-7, Oakland Raiders 7-9,Denver Broncos 5-11

NFC East: Philadelphia Eagles 10-6, Dallas Cowboys 9-7, New York Giants 9-7, Washington Redskins 4-12

NFC North: Green Bay Packers 13-3, Detroit Lions 9-7, Chicago Bears 9-7, Minnesota Vikings 6-10

NFC South: New Orleans Saints 12-4, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10-6, Atlanta Falcons 9-7, Carolina Panthers 3-13

NFC West: St. Louis Rams 9-7, Arizona Cardinals 7-9, Seattle Seahawks 5-11, San Francisco 49ers 3-13

AFC Wild Cards: (2) Jets, Steelers

NFC Wild Cards: (2) Buccaneers, Lions

AFC Champion: Baltimore

NFC Champion: Packers

Super Bowl Champion: Packers

Super Bowl MVP: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

Coach of the Year: Jim Schwartz, Detroit Lions

MVP: Phillip Rivers, San Diego Chargers

Offensive Player of the Year: QB Phillip Rivers, San Diego Chargers

Defensive Player of the Year: NT Ndamukong Suh, Detriot Lions

Offensive Rookie of the Year: WR Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons

Defensive Rookie of the Year: OLB Von Miller, Denver Broncos

 

Now it is your turn Addicts! Post your full predictions below in the comments. After the season, we’ll crown one of you the AA Reader Champion. You must predict all categories to be eligible.

Put up or shut up!

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