Your Opinion On The 6 NFC Teams To Make Playoffs Next Year?

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  • Here are my thoughts (barring injury):

    1. New Orleans (I think they rebound big with Peyton back)
    2. Seattle (tough division to win top seed overall)
    3. Minnesota (came on strong at end of year, Ponder showing some promise)
    4. Washington (Cousins can keep us competitive until RGIII gets back)
    5. San Francisco (tough division for them to improve)
    6. St.Louis Rams (set to step it up another notch)

    I think Atlanta wins the SB this year, and has the hangover next year and just misses out on the playoffs. They and GB will be 9-7ish and on the outside looking in IMO.
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  • Seattle, GB, SF, WAS (unless RG3 isn't able to play. I'm not entirely convinced Cousins, despite a laudable game, can do it over a whole season his first full year starting), CHI, ATL
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  • I can't see St Louis winning more games than Green Bay or Atlanta
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  • hold on... has there EVER been a division that sent 3 teams to the playoffs ? both wildcard teams from the nfc west with the division winner ??
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  • I don't see Minnesota supplanting GB anytime soon. Peterson will have a big dropoff next year, and Ponder just isn't very good.

    Atlanta just have a better team than NO right now. If NO can fix that crappy defense somehow, then maybe, but the #1 seed? No.

    Redskins are going to find it tough next season. Cowboys have a lot of talent and if they can get the coaching staff to actually put those players in good positions, then they'll be up there. RGIII's health will obviously be a big concern - as he goes, so do the redskins. I can also see the Giants being more competitive next season.

    I'm confident in Seattle, and having SF come out as the division runner up seems about right. The Rams are definitely improving, but the NFC is just so brutal right now, not sure they make it over the East runner up or possibly a team from the South.

    Cool thread, though.
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  • djTOY2000 wrote:hold on... has there EVER been a division that sent 3 teams to the playoffs ? both wildcard teams from the nfc west with the division winner ??


    NFC East did it not too long ago.
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  • themunn wrote:I can't see St Louis winning more games than Green Bay or Atlanta


    I can definitely see 3 teams making it out of the NFC West next year (barring injury again). I mean St.Louis went from 2-14 to 7-8-1. They have two number 1 picks the next 2 years. If they don't improve it will be seen as a failure...especially with Fisher as their head coach.
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  • I think the Giants will have a better year than the Redskins. Therefore:

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  • No way we have 3 teams from NFC west, I think the Cowboys will make the playoffs over redskins. RG3 wont be the same and their D is old, their receivers are "nothing to worry about" - sherman and pumpkin face coach is too stubborn on making the right decisions.
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  • peachesenregalia wrote:I don't see Minnesota supplanting GB anytime soon. Peterson will have a big dropoff next year, and Ponder just isn't very good.

    Atlanta just have a better team than NO right now. If NO can fix that crappy defense somehow, then maybe, but the #1 seed? No.

    Redskins are going to find it tough next season. Cowboys have a lot of talent and if they can get the coaching staff to actually put those players in good positions, then they'll be up there. RGIII's health will obviously be a big concern - as he goes, so do the redskins. I can also see the Giants being more competitive next season.

    I'm confident in Seattle, and having SF come out as the division runner up seems about right. The Rams are definitely improving, but the NFC is just so brutal right now, not sure they make it over the East runner up or possibly a team from the South.

    Cool thread, though.



    I do see the NFC West as being what the NFC East once was...baptism by fire if you will. That's why I don't think Seattle will get the 1 seed, even though I would put you as the odds on favorite to get to the SB next year.

    Remember all those years in the 90s the 49ers won the NFC West easily but then got bounced from the playoffs by the Cowboys and Packers? I see that being true for whomever gets the 1 seed next year.
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  • RiggoReincarnated wrote:
    peachesenregalia wrote:I don't see Minnesota supplanting GB anytime soon. Peterson will have a big dropoff next year, and Ponder just isn't very good.

    Atlanta just have a better team than NO right now. If NO can fix that crappy defense somehow, then maybe, but the #1 seed? No.

    Redskins are going to find it tough next season. Cowboys have a lot of talent and if they can get the coaching staff to actually put those players in good positions, then they'll be up there. RGIII's health will obviously be a big concern - as he goes, so do the redskins. I can also see the Giants being more competitive next season.

    I'm confident in Seattle, and having SF come out as the division runner up seems about right. The Rams are definitely improving, but the NFC is just so brutal right now, not sure they make it over the East runner up or possibly a team from the South.

    Cool thread, though.



    I do see the NFC West as being what the NFC East once was...baptism by fire if you will. That's why I don't think Seattle will get the 1 seed, even though I would put you as the odds on favorite to get to the SB next year.

    Remember all those years in the 90s the 49ers won the NFC West easily but then got bounced from the playoffs by the Cowboys and Packers? I see that being true for whomever gets the 1 seed next year.


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  • RiggoReincarnated wrote:
    themunn wrote:I can't see St Louis winning more games than Green Bay or Atlanta


    I can definitely see 3 teams making it out of the NFC West next year (barring injury again). I mean St.Louis went from 2-14 to 7-8-1. They have two number 1 picks the next 2 years. If they don't improve it will be seen as a failure...especially with Fisher as their head coach.


    They'll improve no doubt, but they're also in a division with 2 of the best teams in the league.
    Their record this year is strengthened by their 4-1-1 division record, but they could quite easily go 2-4 or 3-3 in the division and 6-4 in games outside the division to go 8-8 or 9-7 and still fail to make the playoffs simply because the Seahawks and 49ers are winning 11+ games every year. Even if the Rams had won 10 games this year they might have failed to make the playoffs (depending on the extra 2, and assuming they'd beaten the 49ers)
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  • Without a #1 pick, it's going to be difficult for the Redskins to improve their defense. That's going to make it difficult for them next year when they're playing the NFC North and the odd year Giants. (Even year Giants are mediocre, odd years, they turn it on.) Don't think the Redskins can make it back to the postseason with a hurt RGIII. The defense just can't do it for the entire year.

    I think you're going to see GB, SEA, SF, NO, ATL, NYG.
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  • Sarlacc83 wrote:Without a #1 pick, it's going to be difficult for the Redskins to improve their defense. That's going to make it difficult for them next year when they're playing the NFC North and the odd year Giants. (Even year Giants are mediocre, odd years, they turn it on.) Don't think the Redskins can make it back to the postseason with a hurt RGIII. The defense just can't do it for the entire year.

    I think you're going to see GB, SEA, SF, NO, ATL, NYG.


    That seems about right to me. Possibly switching out the Giants with the Cowboys.
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  • 1. Green Bay
    2. New Orleans
    3. Seattle
    4. New York Giants
    5. San Francisco
    6. Atlanta
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  • I am hoping RG3 has a better recovery than I think he will. If not, while Cousins has proven he can play, I am not ready to say that the Skins can make the playoffs.

    I think the Niners and Hawks will once duke it out again for the West and that both teams make the playoffs. I still see them both improving with Seattle's ceiling being higher.

    I see STL improving but still falling short of the playoffs.

    GB wins the North
    If Griffin comes back healthy, I think the Skins at least make the playoffs with either them or NYG winning the division.

    I think Saints take the South, that Atlanta regresses with their first place schedule and misses the playoffs. So my pick for the playoffs are

    Saints
    Packers
    NYG
    Skins
    Seattle
    SF

    I have no idea about seeding, I want to say Seattle gets no less than the 2, but I don't think it matters, I think they will win games.

    I wouldn't mind seeing the Niners regress, but I am not holding my breath.
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  • Get back to me after FA and the draft. Half the NFC field won't be back next season.. this much we know.
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  • I know this will seem impossible but I wouldn't be surprised if GB, 'Boys, Giants, 'Skins all miss the playoffs next season.

    GB in particular I see as fading as their team is getting older and the me, me, attitude of their QB developes into a problem.

    I just don't see Jimmy Jones keeping his hands enough off the 'Boys for a coach to make them a winner. Giants too are getting older and its become clear that younger are rapidly beginning to rule.

    In our divison its going to be a dogfight cause one of those teams is going to get left out every year.

    Can Griffin carry the 'Skins on his back again next season? I'm a bit doubtful. I really like him but he is a nice kid being forced to do to much by a dumb assed coach.

    Who else will make it, not a clue. lol

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    Oh and the reason we won't be seeing 3 teams from our division is because like the old black and blue division we are going to beat up on each other and make that impossible.
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  • 1. Seattle
    2. GB
    3. NO
    4. WSH
    5. SF
    6. ATL
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  • I think the Redskins can do it again if their health improves and they stave of on the injuries, they were without Orakpo for a while and he is easily a top 10 pass rusher. They have some holes but a great pass rusher and QB can really make the difference. Really too bad they don't have a lot of early picks for a few years though.

    The Rams look to be tough next season along with another year of the niners, I can see anything happening to be honest with injuries, regression, ect. For instance, the Cardinals could get a QB all bets are off in the west. I'm more worried about St. Louis then the niners, they have a younger and deeper pass rush, a franchise QB, decent running backs and receiving options, and a lot of early picks to play with and acquire talent on the O-line which is their biggest weakness.

    I think Seattle with our QB, FS, LT, C, MLB, and CB have a lot of nice pieces in place and are young enough to expect improvement but an injury to Wilson or Thomas and next season could be rough in the west.
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  • San fran is gona roll atlanta... Atlanta wins superbowl? Haha no. Theyre prolly the worst team in the playoffs this year. We just made too many mistakes yesterday. San fran has been more consistant this year and we gave them the blueprint to beating atl in the second half. But i do agree atl will see a hangover next year bucs and new orleans will have some life next season.
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  • Also, Atlanta losing Gonzales if he does retire is a big loss for Ryan in the middle of the field. Our secondary did a good job on those WR, Trufant even played really well but Tony made some really crazy catches in this game.

    I don't think the Falcons are going to stop the running game from San Fran and be able to run against them like they did to Seattle. Really hope they can but I'm not going to be surprised if they roll them.
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  • 1. Green Bay
    2. Seattle
    3. New Orleans
    4. Dallas
    5. San Francisco
    6. Atlanta
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  • 1) GB
    2) ATL
    3) SEA
    4) DAL
    5) SF
    6) NY
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  • 1) SEA
    2) GB
    3) ATL
    4) WAS
    5) SF
    6) STL

    - Call me crazy but I see Seattle winning 13+ games next year...

    - #4 only holds up in RG3 can stay healthy. That division might be won with a 9 win team...

    - SF will win 11 games again next year, but it won't be enough to capture the division.

    - Anybody remember the Hershel Walker trade? It set up Dallas for their epic run in the 90's. STL didn't quite do that, but they did get a lot of juice from the RG3 trade. As long as they don't bust their entire draft class they are contenders in the division, let alone the NFL. I am more worried about STL in the years to come than I am about SF... of course I could be dilusional...
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  • Here's my prediction for 2013 in the NFC:

    1... Seattle 13-3
    2... Atlanta 12-4
    3... Green Bay 11-5
    4... NY Giants 10-6
    5... San Francisco 11-5
    6... New Orleans 10-6
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  • Sarlacc83 wrote:Without a #1 pick, it's going to be difficult for the Redskins to improve their defense. That's going to make it difficult for them next year when they're playing the NFC North and the odd year Giants. (Even year Giants are mediocre, odd years, they turn it on.) Don't think the Redskins can make it back to the postseason with a hurt RGIII. The defense just can't do it for the entire year.

    I think you're going to see GB, SEA, SF, NO, ATL, NYG.



    Hopefully Orakpo and Carriker stay healthy as well as our starting safeties. That should be an upgrade even if we get nothing in draft and FA. Hopefully we can be at least top 15 which I think should be good enough to get us in with our offense.
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