New England Patriots (5-2) 27, New York Jets (1-6) 25
Jacksonville Jaguars (4-9) 27, Houston Texans (2-11) 20
Detroit Lions (7-5) 40, Green Bay Packers (5-6-1) 10
Minnesota Vikings (2-7) 34, Washington Redskins (3-6) 27
The air is crisp, the temperature has dropped a few degrees and sports bars everywhere are stocking up on chicken wings. What else could that mean but that the 2012 NFL Season has arrived. As we prepare to kick off the fist Sunday of football, here are the Sports with Balls Show AFC Predictions:
Each member of the SwBS staff submitted a ballot, which was tabulated to form consensus picks. Individual Division, Wild Card, Conference Champion and Super Bowl Champion picks for each staff member can be viewed at the bottom of the page.
An asterisk (*) denotes a consensus wild card winner.
1. New England Patriots – “There is little reason to believe that the Pats won’t dominate once again in the regular season. The offense should once again be scary good with the likes of Brady, Welker, Gronkowski & Hernandez returning along with the addition of Brandon Lloyd. Playoff success could very well depend on defense and its ability to improve with the additions of rookie DE Chandler Jones and LB Dont’a Hightower.” – Mike O