Monday, September 1, 2014

"NFL Picks" by Bojo and Dad


Well, to quote the great Jimmy Cannon, nobody asked us, but… Here are 2gensportsden’s picks for the upcoming NFL season.
Interesting that when we started this whole thing, we wrote that we would disagree about “nearly everything.”  Turns out that, for at least the two of us weighing in here, we agree on way more than we disagree. We’ll see in February how right we were, but for now, here’s how we’re calling things:

NFC

North
BOJO: Packers
Reason: Jay Cutler, Matt Stafford, and whoever ends up
taking the majority of snaps in Minnesota will never surpass the A-Rod of football.

DAD: A-gree.

East
BOJO: Giants
Reason: I am a homer/Giants fan.

DAD: Eagles
Reason: I love the Giants as much as my dad did and my sons do (there’s 3 gens), but they’ve stunk up the pre-season, despite the 5-0 record. Plus, it’s hard to argue against Foles and McCoy.

South
BOJO: Saints
Reason: Carolina and Atlanta both take a step back, and Tampa isn’t ready to take that step yet.

DAD: Agree here, too. Only better coach/QB tandem than Payton/Brees would be Belichick/Brady.

West
BOJO: Seahawks
Reason: 49ers fall apart this year, you heard it here first.

DAD: Love the Seahawks. They’ve reinvented team defense.


AFC

North
BOJO: Bengals
Reason: I think Andy Dalton steps up and shows he is at least as average as Joe Flacco, and is capable of playoff wins.

DAD: Steelers
Reason: Roethlisberger has become a sort of “way smarter than he looks” heir to Bradshaw.

East
BOJO: Patriots
Reason: What else is new.

DAD: Yup. Brady is still Brady and they’ve invested picks and free agent money (see "Dollars for Darrelle") revamping the defense.

South
BOJO: Colts
Reason: Tennessee might reel off a couple wins but this division is pretty weak.

DAD: Agree, although you can only go so far on Luck.


West
BOJO: Broncos
Reason: Peyton will find a way.

DAD: Agree here, too.  Bronco off season story is much like the Pats. Knowing they have a superstar QB with limited time left, they went out and bought a defense to round things out.

NFC CHAMP
BOJO: Seahawks

DAD: Absolutely. Love this team.

AFC CHAMP
BOJO: Patriots

DAD: Reluctantly, yes. Hate this team.

SUPER BOWL WINNER
BOJO: Seahawks

DAD: A big yes.

#1 NFC QB
BOJO: Aaron Rodgers

DAD: Agree.

#1 NFC RB
BOJO: Adrian Peterson

DAD: Yup. Year after year, you can’t top this guy.

#1 AFC QB
BOJO: Peyton Manning

DAD: Tom Brady

#1 AFC RB
BOJO: LeSean McCoy

DAD: Agree.

NFL MVP
BOJO: Russell Wilson

DAD: Yes, and I hope we’re right. There’s everything to like about this guy.