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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
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By: Jason “Big J” Allen

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“I like him, I like him too, I wish I could draft the best players in the world!”  Sorry Lil’ Wayne for butchering your song, but Fantasy Football has changed the Football fan.  Now, for better or for worse is your decision.  The new age fan has an allegiance to a team, but they are more aligned to the players they decide to draft.  Now NFL and football purist have trouble conceiving how you can root against your team or draft a player off a rival team.  Yet this is the new fan, “The Fantasy Football Loyalist”.

A perfect example of this fan is my one and only fiance Jess (What’s your Fantasy? Football Team Name), she is a huge college football fan (Go Noles!), but not so much NFL.  Hell she was dumb enough to be a Jets fan at first (Sorry Raymond “Big Play” Miller) when she chose a team, she thought Rex Ryan would be a cool coach to play under, once they got Tebow she jumped off the Jets and joined me in 49er paradise.  I tell you all this to say she had an immediate advantage in Fantasy Football over me, because she carries no “Heart picks”.  You know the pick you do with your love (for me it’s always been Frank Gore, now currently it’s Kaepernick) of players on your team.  Instead Jess picks players solely on the “Janet Jackson Rule” aka the “What have you done for me lately”, she cares less about who you play for and if you play against the 49ers.  The new fan “The Fantasy Football Loyalist”.

We are seeing more and more of these types of fans pop up and a lot of them live by the thought of “If MY team wins the Super Bowl, I feel great, but if my Fantasy Football team wins I GET PAID (or at least bragging rights in non money leagues)”.  So now you are seeing fans that have huge allegiance to players.  Not the teams.  Not the organizations.  Not the legacy of a franchise.  None of that, just the player and what he can produce, that’s where the fandom ends and “The Fantasy Football Loyalist” begins.

These type of fans bother the purist who believe in one team, one rooting interest, and one goal of Super Bowl Championships.  Some purist go as far as to say that “The Fantasy Football Loyalist” are ruining the game, but I beg to differ.  These fans are changing and uplifting the game.  These fans will watch the dreadful Jaguars when I wont because they need Cecil Shorts III to catch a touchdown.  These fans a lot of times know more about players and the league than the single minded “I only care about my team fan” (I have lived in D.C. [Pigskin fans], Pennsylvania [E-A-G-L-E-S, Steel Nation], and now outside the ATL [Dirty Birds] so I know a lot about single minded fans), and that is what grows the game.  Teams you won’t watch they will, and root for their fantasy player as loud and hard as you will for your team.  Lets be honest these type of fans are the reason for the NFL RedZone Channel.  Thank You “The Fantasy Football Loyalist”.

All my NFL purist just face the fact that “The Fantasy Football Loyalist” is here to stay.  They have made old dogs like me learn new tricks if I want to compete in the Fantasy Football landscape.  So yes “I like Him, and I like Him too”, and if Russell Wilson is on the board at a reasonable pick, I’m taking him.  When he plays the 49ers twice this year, I will hope for 300yds 3tds, but a 49er victory.  Does this make me a bad fan?  Probably so, but I have lost to my fiance in a Fantasy Football playoff round and hearing her brag is worse than any Super Bowl the 49ers could lose to the Ravens.  Damn You “The Fantasy Football Loyalist”!

Fantasy Furnace for real Fantasy Football advice.  I lost to my Fiance so you know I need help @fantasyfurnace

Jason "Big J" Allen  @UnsportsmenBigJ

Jason “Big J” Allen
@UnsportsmenBigJ

Birthday celebration week in the Boom Boom Room, birthday, it’s your birthday (2chainz voice).  We got shots of Crown Royal and Crown and cranberry cocktails on special.

The pressure of succeeding when you’re the second team in your own city, the Brooklyn Nets fired P.J. Carlesimo after his great run (35-19) and terrible game 7 finish as an interim coach.  It made me think if the Nets didn’t play in the same city as my Knickerbockers would P.J. be gone? heck would Avery Johnson be fired after being only (14-14)?  Would the White Sox be lovable losers, would the Clippers still have sellouts if they didn’t win 50 games?  I see it all the time in football. my Jets chase headlines because the G-Men own the city. They say you should never run your organization based on the fans and media, however all 2nd teams in big markets do.  Second teams trade for that player they shouldn’t have, signed a player to an extension they shouldn’t have, and etc etc. With the Russian billionaire wanting to overtake the Knicks it seems as they will possibly go the Jordan (Bobcat) route with coaching changes.
Onto my thoughts:

1. Ladies and Gents Craig Kimbrel is human 3 blown saves already (Happy day for the Mets, and Nats)
2. Matt “The Real Deal” Harvey is what I say THE REAL DEAL! The Mets have an ACE (Oh Happy Day Again)
3. Ryan Clark saying Tom Brady sees ghost is classic.  True statement, but remember what happened to Anthony Smith, who played for the Steelers, when he called out Brady (threw two touchdowns on him, so Nov. 3rd can’t come quick enough)
4. I love the way Joakim Noah plays, wish he was a Knick
5. Experts picking Grizzlies to make the finals.  I don’t know about that one
6. Safe to say Iman Shumpert is back!  What a DUNK (fun fact Shumpert and Rose had the same injury on the same day, I guess Shumpert is comfortable)
7. Charles Ramsey “I barbecued with the dude.  Should’ve known something was wrong when a pretty white girl runs to a black man”  True Statement, but at least Ramsey did the right thing.
8. A lot controversy around Geno and he ain’t even play a game yet. Good luck brotha
9. I don’t care if Peyton Manning can remember a play from college; can he remember how to throw the football in cold weather?
10. Tebow God Bless

 Once again its just my thoughts, right or wrong its how I’m feeling at the time.

 Ray “Big Play” Miller

@bprunsportsmenm

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