2012 NFL Season Predictions: Put Up Or Shut Up

The NFL regular season kicks off today and that means it is time for the Arrowhead Addict staff to turn in our predictions in our annual “Put Up or Shut Up” post.

This year, AA Senior Contributor Merlin will go for the three-peat. He narrowly edged our yours truly two years ago and last year he smoked all of us.

Ok. The game is just hours away. The time has come to put up or shut up. Here are our 2012 predictions!

Patrick Allen
(Senior Editor)

Merlin
(Defending Champ)
Randy Murawski
(Senior Staff)
AFC North  Ravens  Ravens Ravens
AFC South  Texans  Texans Texans
AFC East  Patriots  Patriots Patriots
AFC West  Chiefs  Chiefs Chiefs
NFC North  Packers  Packers Packers
NFC South  Falcons  Falcons Saints
NFC East  Eagles  Giants Giants
NFC West  49ers  49ers Seahawks
AFC Wild Cards: (2)  Bengals, Steelers  Steelers, Bills Broncos, Steelers
NFC Wild Cards:(2)  Lions, Saints  Eagles, Bears Eagles Bears
AFC Champion:  Ravens  Patriots Patriots
NFC Champion:  Falcons  Packers Packers
Super Bowl Champion:  Ravens  Patriots Patriots
Super Bowl MVP:  Ray Rice  Tom Brady Tom Brady
Coach of the Year:  Romeo Crennel  Chan Gailey Romeo Crennel
MVP:  Drew Brees  Aaron Rodgers Aaron Rogers
Offensive Player of the Year:  Jamaal Charles  Aaron Rodgers Dwayne Bowe
Defensive Player of the Year:  Jason Pierre-Paul  Jason Pierre-Paul Eric Berry
Offensive Rookie of the Year:  Andrew Luck  Robert Griffin III Andrew Luck
Defensive Rookie of the Year:  Luke Kuechly  Luke Kuechly Dontari Poe

 

Lyle Graversen
(Senior Staff)
Andrew Crocker
(Senior Staff)
Ladner Morse
(Senior Staff)
AFC North Ravens  Ravens  Bengals
AFC South Texans  Texans  Texans
AFC East Patriots  Patriots  Patriots
AFC West Chiefs  Chiefs  Chiefs
NFC North Lions  Packers  Packers
NFC South Saints  Falcons  Saints
NFC East Giants  Cowboys  Eagles
NFC West 49ers  Seahawks  49ers
AFC Wild Cards: (2) Broncos, Steelers  Bengals, Bills  Ravens, Chargers
NFC Wild Cards:(2) Cowboys, Packers  Giants, Bears  Bears, Cowboys
AFC Champion: Patriots  Ravens  Patriots
NFC Champion: 49ers  Giants  Bears
Super Bowl Champion: Patriots  Ravens  Patriots
Super Bowl MVP: Tom Brady  Ray Rice  Tom Brady
Coach of the Year: Jim Harbaugh  Gary Kubiak  Romeo Crennel
MVP: Tom Brady  Aaron Rodgers  Drew Brees
Offensive Player of the Year: Calvin Johnson  Aaron Rodgers  Aaron Rodgers
Defensive Player of the Year: DeMarcus Ware  Jason Pierre-Paul  Jason Pierre-Paul
Offensive Rookie of the Year: Doug Martin  Andrew Luck  Robert Griffin III
Defensive Rookie of the Year: Luke Kuechly  Luke Kuechly  Mark Barron

 

Nick Clayton
Senior Staff
Tony Rangel
Art Director
Natasha Sims
Senior Copy Editor
AFC North  Ravens  Steelers  Ravens
AFC South  Texans  Texans  Texans
AFC East  Patriots  Patriots  Patriots
AFC West  Chiefs  Chiefs  Chiefs
NFC North  Bears  Packers  Packers
NFC South  Saints  Falcons  Falcons
NFC East  Eagles  Giants  Giants
NFC West  49ers  49ers  49ers
AFC Wild Cards: (2)  Broncos, Steelers  Jets, Bengals  Jets, Steelers
NFC Wild Cards:(2)  Giants, Packers  Cowboys, Bears  Redskins, Bears
AFC Champion:  Patriots  Chiefs  Texans
NFC Champion:  Packers  Falcons  Packers
Super Bowl Champion:  Packers  Falcons  Texans
Super Bowl MVP:  Aaron Rodgers  Tony Gonzalez  Arian Foster
Coach of the Year:  Jeff Fisher  Romeo Crennel  Romeo Crennel
MVP:  Rod Gronkowski  Matthew Stafford  Ray Rice
Offensive Player of the Year:  Julio Jones  Cam Newton  Aaron Rodgers
Defensive Player of the Year:  Patrick Willis  Derelle  Revis  DeMarcus Ware
Offensive Rookie of the Year:  Andrew Luck  RG3  Robert Griffin III
Defensive Rookie of the Year:  Luke Kuechly  Morris Claiborne  Luke Kuechly

 

Miles Yi
(Junior Staff)
Franklin Cline
(Copy Editor)
Stacy Smith
(Junior Staff)
AFC North  Bengals  Bengals  Steelers
AFC South  Texans  Texans  Texans
AFC East  Patriots  Patriots  Patriots
AFC West  Chiefs  Chiefs  Chiefs
NFC North  Lions  Bears  Packers
NFC South  Falcons  Panthers  Saints
NFC East  Giants  Giants  Giants
NFC West  49ers  49ers  49ers
AFC Wild Cards: (2)  Ravens, Broncos  Steelers, Broncos  Ravens, Broncos
NFC Wild Cards:(2)  Packers, Saints  Saints, Packers  Eagles, Falcons
AFC Champion:  Texans  Patriots  Patriots
NFC Champion:  Giants  Bears  Packers
Super Bowl Champion:  Giants  Patriots  Patriots
Super Bowl MVP:  Manning  Brady  Brady
Coach of the Year:  Coughlin  Belichick  Belichick
MVP:  Manning  Newton  Rodgers
Offensive Player of the Year:  Manning  Newton  Brady
Defensive Player of the Year:  D. Johnson  Urlacher  Matthews
Offensive Rookie of the Year:  Griffin  RG3  Luck
Defensive Rookie of the Year:  Kuechly  Claiborne  Jones

 

Dave Thoman
(Junior Staff)
Andrew Gilbert
(Junior
Staff)
Tim Miller
(Junior
Staff)
AFC North  Ravens  Bengals  Steelers
AFC South  Texans  Titans  Texans
AFC East  Patriots  Patriots  Patriots
AFC West  Chiefs  Chiefs  Chiefs
NFC North  Packers  Packers  Bears
NFC South  Falcons  Falcons  Saints
NFC East  Eagles  Giants  Giants
NFC West  Seahawks  49ers  49ers
AFC Wild Cards: (2)  Broncos, Bills  Chargers, Ravens  Broncos, Ravens
NFC Wild Cards:(2)  49ers, Saints  Cowboys, Lions  Packers, Falcons
AFC Champion:  Broncos  Chiefs  Texans
NFC Champion:  Falcons  Packers  Falcons
Super Bowl Champion:  Falcons  Chiefs  Falcons
Super Bowl MVP:  Roddy White  Derrick Johnson  Matt Ryan
Coach of the Year:  John Fox  Mike McCarthy  Gary Kubiak
MVP:  Aaron Rodgers  Ray Rice  Matt Ryan
Offensive Player of the Year:  Chris Johnson  Aaron Rodgers  Ray Rice
Defensive Player of the Year:  Eric Berry  Jason Pierre-Paul  Eric Berry
Offensive Rookie of the Year:  Russell Wilson  Andrew Luck  Robert Griffin III
Defensive Rookie of the Year:  Morris Claiborne  Luke Kuechly  Luke Kuechly

 

Nathan Bramwell
(Junior Staff)
Chris Nance
(Social Media Manager)
Double D
(Senior Contributor)
AFC North  Ravens Steelers  Bengals
AFC South  Texans  Texans  Texans
AFC East  Patriots  Patriots  Bills
AFC West  Chiefs  Chiefs  Chiefs
NFC North  Packers  Packers  Packers
NFC South  Saints  Falcons  Falcons
NFC East  Eagles  Giants  Giants
NFC West  49ers  49ers  49ers
AFC Wild Cards: (2)  Steelers, Chargers  Broncos, Ravens  Patriots, Ravens
NFC Wild Cards:(2)  Giants, Bears  Saints, Eagles  Bears, Eagles
AFC Champion:  Ravens  Patriots  Texans
NFC Champion:  Packers  Packers  Falcons
Super Bowl Champion:  Ravens  Patriots  Texans
Super Bowl MVP:  Ray Rice  Tom Brady  Arian Foster
Coach of the Year:  Gary Kubiak  Bill Belichick  Gary Kubiak
MVP:  Aaron Rodgers  Aaron Rodgers  Matt Ryan
Offensive Player of the Year:  Aaron Rodgers  Aaron Rodgers  Matt Ryan
Defensive Player of the Year:  Von Miller  NdamukongSuh  Derrick Johnson
Offensive Rookie of the Year:  Andrew Luck  RG3  Trent Richardson
Defensive Rookie of the Year:  Luke Kuechly  Luke Kuechly  Dont’a Hightower

 

Victor Wishna
(Senior Contributor)

AFC North  Ravens
AFC South  Texans
AFC East  Patriots
AFC West  Chiefs
NFC North  Lions
NFC South  Saints
NFC East  Giants
NFC West  49ers
AFC Wild Cards: (2)  Bills, Broncos
NFC Wild Cards:(2)  Falcons, Bears
AFC Champion:  Texans
NFC Champion:  Lions
Super Bowl Champion:  Lions
Super Bowl MVP:  Matthew Stafford
Coach of the Year:  Romeo Crennel
MVP:  Matthew Stafford
Offensive Player of the Year:  Rob Gronkowski
Defensive Player of the Year:  Ndamukong Suh
Offensive Rookie of the Year:  Andrew Luck
Defensive Rookie of the Year:  Dontari Poe

 

Now it’s your turn.

Each year the AA readers also submit their predictions in the comments of this thread. Come February, we tally them up (an entry only counts if you pick all the same categories as the AA staff) and announce the winner.

Do you have what it takes to beat the staff and the other Addicts? Get your picks in by kickoff tonight!

Topics: 2012 NFL Predictions, Kansas City Chiefs

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  • SeahawksSuck

    My picks:
    AFC North Bengals

    AFC South Texans

    AFC East Patriots

    AFC West Chiefs

    NFC North Packers

    NFC South Panthers
    NFC East Eagles
    NFC West 49ers
    AFC Wild Cards: (2) Broncos, Titans
    NFC Wild Cards:(2) Lions, Giants
    AFC Champion: Chiefs
    NFC Champion: 49ers
    Super Bowl Champion: Chiefs

    Super Bowl MVP: Matt Cassel
    Coach of the Year: Romeo Crennel
    MVP: Cam Newton
    Offensive Player of the Year: Cam Newton
    Defensive Player of the Year: Eric Berry

    Offensive Rookie of the Year: RG3
    Defensive Rookie of the Year: Stephon Gilmore

    • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

      Love the SB pick. Hope you’re right!

    • natasha2marie

      Chiefs win the Super Bowl. That would be amazing.

  • Arrowhead Adventurer

    Yes I like the SB pick also. SEAHAWKS and ESPN could be right.

  • Danny W

    Randy some of your picks are funny. Bowe, Berry and Poe getting Player of the year accolades. Thats some kool aid chugging brother. :-) Cant fault you for it.

    Lyle you went with Doug Martin as the offensive rookie of the year and I don’t think anyone not in Tampa Bay or Idaho is thinking that. Pretty different man, doesnt he have to share the rock with Blount?
    Enjoyed it thanks everyone.

  • SlickGoldie

    Question – was it a homer prerequisite to pick KC winning the west?? I find it hard to believe that every single member of the staff would independently pick them to win the west. I’m high on the Chiefs this year too, but you’re telling me not 1 person thought the Denver Mannings would win the conference like it’s a forgone conclusion KC takes it? Like they’re as much of a sure thing as the Pats to win the East?? Come on man. Where is the journalistic credibility in a list like this?? Makes me actually look at your staff in a different light that not 1 of them can stop drinking the kool-aid for a minute to see elsewhere. Part of analyzing your favorite team is knowing how they stack up against the rest of the league.
    At least someone picked “Rod” Gronkowski for O-player of the year.

    • DoubleD

      Manning playing a full 16 games is highly iffy and there are reports that he is having trouble throwing to one side of the field. On top of that, they’re implementing a whole new offensive scheme built around Manning so there’s the learning curve thing there. Further, the Denver defense is notoriously porous. Denver, like KC, will be facing a murderers row of good QBs this season and I simply don’t believe Manning has it in him anymore to win a shoot out, week in and week out, in light of such a schedule and in light of Denver’s shortcomings on the defensive side of the ball. The acquiring Manning was a nice story to hype for a minute, but I simply don’t believe it will deliver them a division crown.
      My reason for picking the Chiefs to win the division is based on overall talent and potential on both sides of the ball, matchup strengths, and coaching.
      Notice I also did not automatically hand the Patriots another division title. Among other things, NE has a lot to prove on defense this year. Sanchez and the Jets will flop, again. Chan Gailey and the Bills are my darkhouse favorites there.

  • Justin R Groth

    As reigning needs to shut up addict of the year here are my
    picks that I hope are WAY better than last years.

    AFC East: New England Patriots

    AFC North: Baltimore Ravens

    AFC South: Houston Texans

    AFC West: KC Chiefs

    NFC East: NY Giants

    NFC North: Green Bay Packers

    NFC South: Saints

    NFC West: 49ers

    AFC Wild Cards: (2) Broncos, Steelers

    NFC Wild Cards: (2) Lions, Falcons

    Super Bowl champs: KC
    CHIEFS…(I JUST HAD TOO YOU KNOW)

    Super Bowl MVP: Charles

    Coach of the Year: Crennel

    MVP: Drew Brees

    OPOY: Brady

    DPOY: D. Johnson

    OROY: RG III

    DROY: Luke Kuechly

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