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AFC NFL Predictions

By:  Raymond “Big Play” Miller @BpRunSportsMenm (BP)

By:  Jason “Big J” Allen @UnSportsMenBigJ (Jay)

By: Maurice “Cool Reece” Thomas @CR_UnSportsMen (CR)

Consensus is that the AFC is the weaker of the leagues, and that may be true, but when it come down to one game for all the Chips and Dips anything can happen.  So here is the UnSportsMenMic Crew predictions for the AFC.

AFC East

BP: Patriots Jets Dolphins Bills-

As long as #12 is at QB, the division will go by way of New England.  Rex’s scheme don’t lie, Jets will be better than you think, especially if QB’s limit turnovers.  Spending money don’t get you rings Miami and Buffalo is on the rise but not there yet.

Jay:  Patriots Bills Dolphins Jets-

I think the Pats will not be dominate but the division is not tough.  The Bills I think will come along late when EJ Manuel gets his bumps.  Don’t believe the Dolphins to many questions, QB? WR? RB? Pass Rush?  Sorry BP, but Jets are a dumpster fire, hell I’m considering starting Freeman in fantasy on them.

CR:  Patriots Dolphins Bills Jets-

Of course New England always find a way to win.  Miami might be that boring team you don’t want to see on Monday night, the Bills might do something when EJ Manuel gets back.  The Jets can’t figure out who their Quarterback is (shout out to Mr. Miller).  The division will be dominated by the Patriots.

AFC North

BP:  Steelers Ravens Browns Bengals

Tomlin will have the Steelers ready; missing the playoffs 2yrs in a row ain’t happening.  The champs will be in the hunt, but you can’t always replace leadership with just talent alone.  Browns will be competitive and wouldn’t shock me if there in the hunt.  The Bengels’ will take a step back, and learn the meaning of Hard Knocks.

Jay:  Bengals Steelers Ravens Browns

Bengals should win this Division FINALLY! If they can’t then they wont for another 10 years.  Steelers rebound especially with Hailey and Big Ben working together.  Ravens only a slight tumble as Flacco feels the weight and pressure of being the man (no Ray Ray to deflect attention) and the Browns will compete their butts off but they are just not there yet.

CR:  Ravens Bengals Browns Steelers

I think Joe Flacco might light it up for the Ravens. I believe in their vertical game with Torrey Smith and Jacoby Jones. One of my next articles is going to be titled “Bombs over Baghdad or Bombs over B-more”.  Cincinnati will make the playoffs and probably lose the first round.  Browns will be Browns, and Pittsburgh might be considering a new head coach after another disappointing  season without making the playoffs.

AFC South

BP:  Texans Titans Colts Jaguars
This has to be the year for the Texans it’s now or never a healthy Cushing and Super Bowl experience of Ed Reed will get them over the hump.  The Johnson and Greene combination will take pressure off Locker by slowing down the game for him; hey it helped Sanchez.  No sophomore slump for Luck but his Defense will fail him and Jacksonville is just Jacksonville.

Jay:  Texans Colts Titans Jaguars

I don’t like the Texans make up, just feel like they fold under pressure and have so much talent, but the division can’t put up a fight.  The Colts are the Andrew Luck show, and I’m sorry I think Luck doesn’t regress, but wont pull as many last second wins as last year.  Locker and Gabbert, the cancer of both Franchises’.

CR:  Texans Colts Titans Jaguars

I Have Houston leading the division followed by Indy, Tennessee, and Jacksonville. Houston will win second seed while the other teams will be sitting at home during the playoffs (nothing new for J-ville). I’m wit Jay on this one, I don’t believe Indy will make all those come backs like last year, now they are the hunted.

AFC West

BP:  Broncos Chiefs Chargers Raiders
The name Peyton Manning is good enough for 10 wins alone so expect Denver to win 12-13 which is more than enough to win the West.  KC will be in the hunt for a playoff berth.  SD and Oak may need a year or two to compete on a playoff level.

Jay:  Broncos Chiefs Chargers Raiders

Old man Manning is still the best regular season QB to ever play the game.  No one can touch him in the regular season, and while the Chiefs will be much improved they wont dethrone the Broncos.  Chargers are a straight dumpster fire, Thank You Norv Turner.  Oakland, should just hope and pray Run DMC can play a whole season, that will be their Super Bowl.

CR:  Broncos Chiefs Raiders Chargers

I can strongly see Denver going 14-2, Kansas City is gonna be the sleeper team that gets hot. If Jamal Charles stay healthy  he would be key. I’m thinking Brian Westbrook numbers for Charles.  Who cares about Chargers and Raiders, but we know we will get another boring Thursday Night Football game between the two.

Playoffs

CR:  I want to go first here; Call me Mr. Cleo or some kin to Miss Cleo the physic because I have some bold predictions for ya. Call me crazy or I don’t know what I’m talking about,but everyone said the same thing to me last year when I was driving the Seahawk fan bus.  I call it THE RETURN OF ANDY REID!  Yes you read it here first. The Kansas City Chiefs are going to the Super Bowl!  This is how they get there.

CRWild Card– Ravens over Patriots Kansas City over Cincinnati

We know the Ravens can beat them and Flacco turns into a different QB in the Playoffs.  Also I think the wheels are starting to fall off of the Brady Wagon.  Too Much Andy Reid and Charles for Cincy to keep up, this could spell the end of Marvin Lewis.

CR: Divisional Rd– Kansas City over Houston Denver over Ravens

Alex Smith playing mistake free will force the Texans Offense to produce which, will produce turnovers that the Chiefs will capitalize on to win.  Peyton Manning’s revenge, and it will be sweet, I expect a rout and that Manning will exercise the demons at least for one game.

CR: AFC Championship–  Kansas City over Denver

I figure the Broncos will beat the Chiefs twice in the regular season and you know how hard it is to beat a team three times in one season.  On a side note I think Kansas City will take it because who has more too prove than Alex Smith and Andy Reid?  Has Andy Reid ever had an accurate Quarterback?  With Alex Smith running the west coast offense I think its gonna be huge for the Chiefs.  We all know how Reid coaches his Quarterbacks. If Vick can somewhat do it, than why not Alex?

BP: Wild Card– Steelers over Jets, Texans over Ravens

Big Ben makes the plays that the Jets QB’s can’t.  This game will be a defensive struggle.  Ed Reed picks off Flacco to seal the win for Houston (Where is Kendrick Lamar when I need him “That sounds like Poetic Justice”)

BPDivisional Rd– Patriots over Steelers, Texans over Broncos

Tom Terrific continues to own the Steelers, while a windy day in Denver raises questions about Archie’s…  I mean Peyton’s decision to sign in Denver.

BPAFC Championship– Texans over Patriots

Texans get there revenge over the team that has dominated them over the last two postseason and get to the Super Bowl.  Texans just don’t wear dumb ass lettermen jackets this time.

JayWild Card–  Patriots over Ravens Steelers over Bengals

I think the youth of the Ravens will get exposed by the Sith Lord and Apprentice.  Big Ben makes everyone remember why he has 1 1/2 rings (we all know he didn’t do nothing but tackle a guy in the 1st Super Bowl run, so half a ring), and reminds the Bengals that the Steelers still run that division.

JayDivisional Rd– Steelers over Denver Texans over Pats

Steelers give Manning flashbacks to his Colt days with an 1 and done after getting the bye.  Texans get the edge with a Ed Reed and the rookie Hopkins comes up big to beat the Pats.

Jay: AFC Championship– Steelers over Texans

Welcome back to the Super Bowl Mr. Tomlin.  This will be a tight game and I think the Steelers win on last second Field Goal.

Jay:  Then we finally get that 49ers Steelers Super Bowl that never happened.

Raymond "Big Play" Miller @bprunsportsmenm

Raymond “Big Play” Miller
@bprunsportsmenm

Jason "Big J" Allen  @UnsportsmenBigJ

Jason “Big J” Allen
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Maurice "Cool Reece" Thomas @CR_UnSportsMen

Maurice “Cool Reece” Thomas
@CR_UnSportsMen

 

 

By:  Raymond “Big Play” Miller

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Editors Note:This article is first a response to a tweet where I asked for people to tell me their teams and I would give them a reason to be optimistic about 2013.  @tylermoore614 tweeted back The Jets.  I then wrote an article about it and it was less then flattering to the JETS so Big Play a noted Jets fan has now written a serious proclaimation of why the Jets will be “better than we think/thought”.  – Jason “Big J” Allen

Awful!

Circus!!

Writing Checks they can’t cash!!!

Butt Fumble!!!!

Embarrassment!!!!!

Those are the words used by most when talking about the Jets and most of those words are from OUR own fans.  However, everything is not as bad as it seems.  I’m not predicting a Super Bowl appearance, but I do believe the Jets can compete for a playoff spot.  Why or How?  Well it all starts with Double R!  No not the Ruff Ryder Crew, but Rex Ryan, who always seems as if he can’t win for losing in the New York media market.  Before I begin let me get one thing off my chest NY media yall say Sanchez sucks and is protected or babied by Rex (has his number tattooed on him) and then when Rex gets tough on Sanchez and puts the media called “sorry QB” in the 4th qtr of a preseason game and now everyone rips Rex?  I digress.  Here are the 5 reasons the Jets will be better than you think:

1.  RR happens to excel in turning the attention away from his team and putting himself in the spotlight; whether it be mocking the media or running with bulls in Spain.  This will keep the pressure and expectations low for the Jets to excel.  RR is not the greatest head coach but he’s a damn good defensive coach and before last seasons 6-10 record most seemed to be okay with a defensive oriented head coach, especially in a league being run by offense.

2.  RR’s back is against the wall and when your back is against the wall you do what you do best, YOU GO BACK TO SQUARE ONE!. The “they take a swipe at one of ours, we’ll take a swipe at two of there’s”, and the K.I.L.L (Keep It Likeable and Learnable) approach.

3.  There’s a plan on offense with Marty Mornhinweg implementing the west coast offense (in his previous 2 offensive coordinator jobs 49ers[’97-00] and Eagles[’06-’12] his offenses averaged 10th in ranking), yes the QBs still have to execute, but they’ll still be million times better than whatever Sparano was doing.  Also Holmes will be back and his skills in catching and route running shouldn’t be overlooked especially in a West Coast system.  The offensive line will be better with the experience OT Austin Howard got last year.  The running game will improve with the acquisition of RB Chris Ivory and development of RB Bilal Powell.

4.  Mo Wilkerson is a beast!  The whole Defense will be tough to deal with on Sundays and with D. Harris in the middle and Cro on the back end expect a top 10 ranking.  See reason #3 for why our Defense will be better.

5.  Lastly the Jets always do good when “so called” experts expect the worst, except for those Rich Kotite years (won 4 games in two season [3-13 ’95 and 1-15 ’96]).

These are the reasons why they Jets will be “Better Than You Think in 2013!”  Watch Gang Green take over!

Raymond "Big Play" Miller @bprunsportsmenm

Raymond “Big Play” Miller
@bprunsportsmenm

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