The NFL exhibition season or rather pre-season has been underway for a week and to be honest, the few games I've watched have been rather entertaining which is something that cannot be said generally about the NFL pre-season.
Hopefully that means we can get ready for a really interesting regular season which I'm ready to predict how I feel will turn out.
This could be a real dog-fight division.
Philadelphia found a quarterback last year in Nick Foles and thought they helped the team by getting Mark Sanchez from the Jets as a backup.
Sanchez no doubt is better off being out of the circus in New York but the Eagles better hope Foles stays healthy.
The Giants’ Eli Manning needs to turn around his season from last year if they are to be a factor.
R.G. III could well benefit from a coaching change and lead the Redskins to the top of this division.
Dallas continues to flutter under Tony Romo. Hopefully his back problems are fixed and maybe the fluttering will end.
My prediction for the winner of this division is the Eagles who seem to have the most offense of the bunch if Foles has another year like he did last year.
I feel New Orleans is ready to dominate the division as Drew Brees and company seem to have finally put their bounty troubles behind them.
Cam Newton and his Carolina bunch and Matt Ryan and the Falcons will have something to say about the Saints dominating the division. The Tampa Bay Bucs won't.
This used to be the Black and Blue Division of the NFL. It's mostly just blue now.
Green Bay, with Aaron Rogers, and Chicago, with Jay Cutler, are the division's best teams. But they rely more on offense than teams in the division used to.
Minnesota and Detroit don't know just what to rely on. Both teams seem to find ways to lose football games and I don't think this season will be different.
Rodgers and the Pack win the division.
This division may be the NFL's best because defending champ Seattle and San Francisco probably have the two best teams in the league.
With young quarterbacks Russell Wilson and Colin Kaepernick leading the way look for these teams to again be hard to handle.
These two teams are so good they overshadow St. Louis and Arizona, a pair of really decent teams led by Heisman winners Sam Bradford and Carson Palmer.
Seattle wins the division by a hair.
New England and Tom Brady again will be the class of this bunch.
Buffalo and the emerging EJ Manuel will be the division’s next best team while the Jets picked up Michael Vick which will add to their circus atmosphere.
The Dolphins were another circus last year and don't figure to improve this season.
Another division with a clear cut favorite. Andrew Luck is the real thing and he will lead the Colts to another division title.
Houston just can't seem to get a steady offense to challenge the Colts. Tennessee and Jacksonville can't seem to get a steady anything though things in Jax
could get interesting if former UCF star Blake Bortles gets a shot at the QB position.
Overall, maybe the league's most competitive division.
Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Cincinnati are all playoff-caliber teams with pretty good quarterbacks.
Ben Roethisberger, Joe Flacco and Andy Dalton all have, and are capable of, leading their teams to playoff status.
As good as all three are, they may take second to the division’s publicity circus if things go nutty in Cleveland with Johnny Manziel.
Roethisberger and the Steelers will tough their way to this division title.
Another division with some good quarterbacks. Peyton Manning is of course the best and that is why Denver wins the division again.
Andy Reid did quite a job in Kansas City and Alex Smith proved he belongs in the league last year.
Phillip Rivers is another QB that can find ways to beat you, making San Diego a factor.
Oakland can't seem to become a factor no matter what strings they pull.
My NFC picks are Philadelphia, New Orleans, Green Bay and Seattle as division champs. San Francisco and the Giants will be the wild card teams.
New England, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh and Denver will be AFC Division winners.
The division championship games will be the same as last year with different outcomes. This time around San Francisco, as a wild card, will clip the Seahawks and the Patriots will upend Denver.