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St. Petersburg Times staff predictions

Staff picks
Gary Shelton John Romano Rick Stroud Stephen F. Holder Joe Smith
NFC
South Falcons Falcons Saints Falcons Falcons
North Packers Packers Packers Packers Packers
East Eagles Eagles Eagles Eagles Eagles
West Rams Rams Rams Rams Rams
Wild cards Cowboys, Bucs Saints, Bears Falcons, Cowboys Saints, Giants Saints, Lions
Wild-card playoffs Bucs over Rams, Falcons over Cowboys Saints over Rams, Falcons over Bears Falcons over Rams, Saints over Cowboys Eagles over Giants, Saints over Rams Saints over Rams, Eagles over Lions
Division playoffs Eagles over Bucs, Packers over Falcons Saints over Packers, Eagles over Falcons Falcons over Packers, Saints over Eagles Eagles over Falcons, Packers over Saints Packers over Saints, Falcons over Eagles
Championship Packers over Eagles Saints over Eagles Saints over Falcons Eagles over Packers Falcons over Packers
AFC
South Texans Texans Texans Colts Colts
North Steelers Steelers Steelers Ravens Ravens
East Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots
West Chargers Chargers Chargers Chargers Chargers
Wild cards Jets, Colts Ravens, Jets Jets, Ravens Steelers, Jets Jets, Steelers
Wild-card playoffs Jets over Texans, Chargers over Colts Jets over Steelers, Ravens over Texans Jets over Texans, Steelers over Ravens Ravens over Jets, Steelers over Colts Jets over Colts, Steelers over Chargers
Divisional playoffs Steelers over Jets, Patriots over Chargers Jets over Chargers, Patriots over Ravens Chargers over Jets, Patriots over Steelers Patriots over Steelers, Ravens over Chargers Jets over Patriots, Ravens over Steelers
Championship Patriots over Steelers Patriots over Jets Chargers over Patriots Patriots over Ravens Jets over Ravens
Super Bowl Packers over Patriots Patriots over Saints Chargers over Saints Patriots over Eagles Jets over Falcons
Bucs record 10-6 9-7 9-7 9-7 9-7
Bucs MVP QB Josh Freeman RB LeGarrette Blount QB Josh Freeman QB Josh Freeman QB Josh Freeman
NFL MVP Packers QB Aaron Rodgers Saints QB Drew Brees Chargers QB Philip Rivers Packers QB Aaron Rodgers Falcons QB Matt Ryan
First coach fired Marvin Lewis, Bengals Marvin Lewis, Bengals Chan Gailey, Bills Tony Sparano, Dolphins Tony Sparano, Dolphins
Last team to win a game Bengals Panthers Panthers Bengals Bengals
Last team to lose a game Patriots Patriots Chargers Eagles Patriots
Biggest surprise Lions 49ers Texans Lions Lions
Biggest disappointment Giants Colts Colts Chiefs Cowboys

St. Petersburg Times staff predictions 09/09/11 [Last modified: Monday, September 12, 2011 11:15am]
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