Official 2012 NFL Predictions: Division and Award Winners

I’m a little late on this, but here are my official predictions for the 2012 NFL season.

AFC North:
1) Baltimore Ravens, 11-5 (4)
2) Pittsburgh Steelers, 8-8
3) Cincinnati Bengals, 6-10
4) Cleveland Browns, 5-11

AFC West:
1) Denver Broncos, 11-5 (3)
2) Kansas City Chiefs, 10-6 (5)
3) San Diego Chargers, 7-9
4) Oakland Raiders, 4-12

AFC East:
1) New England Patriots, 14-2 (1)
2) Buffalo Bills, 9-7
3) New York Jets, 8-8
4) Miami Dolphins, 2-14

AFC South:
1) Houston Texans, 11-5 (2)
2) Indianapolis Colts, 9-7 (6)
3) Tennessee Titans, 5-11
4) Jacksonville Jaguars, 5-11

NFC North:
1) Green Bay Packers, 12-4 (1)
2) Chicago Bears, 9-7
3) Detroit Lions, 7-9
4) Minnesota Vikings, 2-14

NFC West:
1) Seattle Seahawks, 11-5 (2)
2) San Francisco 49ers, 10-6 (6)
3) St. Louis Rams, 6-10
4) Arizona Cardinals, 3-13

NFC East:
1) New York Giants, 11-5 (3)
2) Philadelphia Eagles, 11-5 (5)
3) Washington Redskins, 8-8
4) Dallas Cowboys, 7-9

NFC South:
1) Atlanta Falcons, 11-5 (4)
2) New Orleans Saints, 10-6
3) Carolina Panthers, 8-8
4) Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 5-11

Postseason:
Denver 24 Indianapolis 17
Baltimore 13 Kansas City 9
Philadelphia 28 Atlanta 24
New York 23 San Francisco 17

New England 33 Baltimore 16
Denver 24 Houston 21
Philadelphia 31 Green Bay 27
New York 23 Seattle 20

New England 29 Denver 26
Philadelphia 24 New York 17

New England 27 Philadelphia 23 (MVP: Brady)

*These predictions have changed slightly since I tweeted and posted some picks in recent articles.

NFL MVP: Tom Brady (Aaron Rodgers, Michael Vick, Drew Brees)
NFL OPOY: Tom Brady (Aaron Rodgers)
NFL DPOY: Darrelle Revis (JJ Watt, Trent Cole, Nnamdi Asomugha)
NFL ROY: Andrew Luck (Robert Griffin III, Matt Kalil, Chandler Jones)
NFL DROY: Chandler Jones (Dont’a Hightower, Mychal Kendricks, Fletcher Cox)
NFL COY: Pete Carroll (Romeo Crennel)

Peyton Manning: 16 games, 3974 pass yards, 31 TD, 14 INT, 98.6 passer rating
Tim Tebow: 16 games, 7 starts, 1473 pass yards, 11 TD, 8 INT, 83.5 passer rating; 474 rush yards, 7 TD
Matt Ryan: 5303 pass yards, 37 TD, 11 INT, 107.1 passer rating
Julio Jones: 103 rec, 1774 yards, 14 TD

This article was written by Bryn Swartz, the top writer for the Philadelphia Eagles and a featured NFL columnist on Rant Sports. Bryn has written more than 1000 articles in less than two years as a member of Rant Sports. His blog, Eagles Central, was named the 2010 Ballhyped Sports Blog of the Year. You can follow Bryn on Twitter by clicking here and here. To read a portfolio of Bryn’s best work, click here.


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