Thursday, August 25, 2016

ST920 Madden 17 Simulator: '16 Predictions

AFC North:
Cincinnati Bengals 11-5*
Baltimore Ravens 6-10
Cleveland Browns 5-11
Pittsburgh Steelers 5-11

AFC South:
Jacksonville Jaguars 11-5*
Tennessee Titans 10-6*
Houston Texans 9-7
Indianapolis Colts 5-11

AFC East:
New England Patriots 13-3*
Buffalo Bills 11-5*
New York Jets 5-11
Miami Dolphins 4-12

AFC West:
San Diego Chargers 11-5*
Kansas City Chiefs 10-6
Oakland Raiders 8-8
Denver Broncos 4-12

NFC North:
Green Bay Packers 9-7*
Minnesota Vikings 9-7
Detroit Lions 9-7
Chicago Bears 2-13-1

NFC South:
Carolina Panthers 8-7-1*
Atlanta Falcons 8-7-1
New Orleans Saints 6-10
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6-10

NFC East:
Washington Redskins 12-4*
Dallas Cowboys 10-6*
New York Giants 6-10
Philadelphia Eagles 5-9-2

NFC West:
Seattle Seahawks 12-4*
Arizona Cardinals 11-4-1*
San Francisco 49ers 6-10
Los Angeles Rams 6-10

NFL Awards:
MVP: Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots
Coach of the Year: Jay Gruden, HC, Washington Redskins
AFC OPOY: Blake Bortles, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars
NFC OPOY: Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks
AFC DPOY: Melvin Ingram, LB, San Diego Chargers
NFC DPOY: Junior Galette, LB. Washington Redskins
AFC OROY: Paxton Lynch, QB, Denver Broncos
NFC OROY: Jared Goff, QB, Los Angeles Rams
AFC DROY: Reggie Ragland, LB, Buffalo Bills
NFC DROY: DeForest Buckner, DT, San Francisco 49ers

Playoff Results:

Wild Card:
Titans over Jaguars 35-28
Cowboys over Packers 33-14
Chargers over Bills 13-10
Panthers over Cardinals 35-0

Patriots over Titans 38-10
Cowboys over Redskins 28-20
Bengals over Chargers 41-21
Seahawks over Panthers 24-13

Bengals over Patriots 31-27
Cowboys over Seahawks 41-13

Super Bowl LI:
Bengals over Cowboys 34-17

ST920 2016 NFL Predictions: NFL Playoffs

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

ST920 2016 NFL Predictions: AFC West

Oakland Raiders (10-6): This might finally be the year I've been waiting for the Raiders to turn things around and have a winning season for the first time in 2002. They have an easy schedule the first half of the season and need to get off to a hot start to get to the post season.

Denver Broncos (10-6): The division won't be as easy as it's been for them in the past few seasons, and their QB situation doesn't look good. That being said their defense is out for blood and will carry them to return to the post season in 2016.

Kansas City Chiefs (9-7): It was impressive when the Chiefs won 11 games straight after Charles was lost for the season. This year they can only hope to repeat that magic as they need to be on point to even have a punchers chance in this division.

San Diego Chargers (5-11): Well the years of the Chargers being contenders has come and gone, their roster isn't as talented as the rest of the division. Last year proved that they can not ride on the shoulders of the aging Rivers anymore.

ST920 2016 NFL Predictions: AFC South

Houston Texans (10-6): Now that the Texans have a halfway decent QB in Osweiler and a RB that hopefully can stay healthy, maybe now they will have an offense that can compliment their defense that has been carrying the team for years.

Indianapolis Colts (9-7): Andrew Luck may be healthy but he might continue to struggle a bit learning a new playbook. Besides that as we all know their division is not the cakewalk that it had been.

Jacksonville Jaguars (8-8): They Jaguars are going to be looked over this year. After Bortles had an awesome year in 2015, they hope that he and the rest of the young talent on both sides of the ball can mature and contend for a playoff spot.

Tennessee Titans (4-12): I don't think that the Titans are going to look as bad as their record will be, but they are not up to par with the other teams in their division plus they have some tough games at home this year too.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

ST920 2016 NFL Predictions: AFC North

Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4): As banged up as they were last year and how tough their schedule was, it was amazing the Steelers won 10 games last season. So not a big deal the Bell will be suspended the first three games, all the Steelers will have to do is stay healthier than they did in 2015.

Baltimore Ravens (10-6): The Ravens will look to rebound after losing 20 players to injured reserve last year. Since Harbaugh has been the head coach they have only missed the postseason two times, I look for a healthier Ravens team to bounce back.

Cincinnati Bengals (10-6): We all know the Bengals can make it to the post season, but can Andy Dalton break through and actually give Marvin Lewis his first career playoff win?

Cleveland Browns (5-11): RGIII will look to get back to his rookie year form and Hue Jackson may be the right coach for the job, however this teams is a few years away from making big turnarounds.

Monday, August 22, 2016

ST920 2016 NFL Predictions: AFC East

New England Patriots (11-5): The Patriots will survive the suspension of Tom Brady and continue their dominance of the AFC East. Maybe it will create a QB controversy in 2017?

Buffalo Bills (9-7): They are looking to finally end that playoff drought and it looks like its coming soon, but as for this year they might stumble a bit during their 5 road games in a 7 game stretch, and barley miss the mark.

Miami Dolphins (8-8): Adam Gase is handed the keys to a talented roster that always seems to underachieve. With how he ran things in Chicago, I don't see too much changing with his new ball club.

New York Jets (7-9): Now that the Fitzpatrick issue finally got settled and barley missing the playoffs last year, the Jets and Fitzy put the chip all in for 2016. Too bad they are going to stumble out of the gate with the first 6 games looking to be very tough for them.


Sunday, August 21, 2016

ST920 NASCAR Pick 'Em Standings after Bristol Night

1. Monson: 747pts 2 wins, 11 top fives, 16 top tens -7pts (#2,#19) 
2. Lucas: 729pts 4 wins, 7 top fives, 14 top tens -18pts (#2,#14,#22,#48)   
3. Anna: 717pts 2 wins, 8 top fives, 12 top tens -30pts (#20,#78)       
4. Jimmie: 715pts 1 win, 6 top fives, 14 top tens -32pts (#18)       
5. Big Al: 682pts 2 wins, 6 top fives, 12 top tens -65pts (#2,#18)   
6. Goodsie: 680pts 2 wins, 8 top fives, 12 top tens -67pts (#2,#41)          
7. Goody Sr: 657pts 2 wins, 6 top fives, 13 top tens -90pts (#4,#48)     
8. Rudy: 649pts 2 wins, 5 top fives, 11 top tens -98pts (#4, #18)      
9. Goody: 608pts 2 wins, 5 top fives, 9 top tens -139pts (#11,#20)
10. Dusty: 605pts 1 win, 5 top fives, 10 top tens -142pts (#18)
11. Fan Pick: 556pts 0 wins, 4 top fives, 8 top tens -191pts
12. Flo: 529pts 1 win, 3 top fives, 8 top tens -218pts (#19)

ST920 2016 NFL Predictions: NFC West

Arizona Cardinals (13-3): This roster is stacked. The Cardinals bring back their #1 ranked offense lead by Palmer and David Johnson. As far as the defense they made it even more potent by trading for Chandler Jones in the offseason.

Seattle Seahawks (11-5): So far in the preseason the offense is sputtering, however the Legion of Boom will carry this team into the playoffs in 2016.

San Francisco 49ers (6-10): Chip Kelly takes over a team that really lacks talent and has a tough division and schedule ahead. That being said, all he has to worry about is coaching the team and I think he fits this team better than in Philly. They won't struggle as bad as most expect.

Los Angeles Rams (4-12): A team that is going through multiple transitions, from a new city to a new rookie QB, this team won't be coming to LA with the typical Jeff Fischer 7-9 team.

ST920 2016 NFL Predictions: NFC South

Carolina Panthers (11-5): The Panthers won't repeat the regular season success that they had last year. Their offense will get a boost with Benjamin returning however their defense may take a step back after losing Norman during the offseason.

Atlanta Falcons (8-8): Dan Quinn will look to repeat what he did with the team in the first half of the year last season before their 2-7 collapse in the 2nd half. I don't see that happening but this young and upcoming team will be more consistent.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-9): Jameis Winston looks to be just what the Buccs were looking for. The Buccs look to go the way the Falcons are going and they hope to show that they will contend for the division in years to come.

New Orleans Saints (6-10): Even though the Saints offensively are still strong, there defense is god awful. The Saints are in rebuild mode and it's about time they move on from Drew Brees and look to the future.

ST920 2016 NFL Predictions: NFC North

Green Bay Packers (12-4): With the addition of Cook and getting Nelson back, the Pack's offense looks to be back to vintage form. On the other side of the ball the defense looks to have a lot of depth and was a saving grace for them last season.

Minnesota Vikings (10-6): The Vikings are still a very good and young team. Zimmer looks to keep their defense tough and as for the offense Bridgewater will continue to have to manage to offense and hand the rock to Adrian Beat-a-son.

Chicago Bears (8-8): Chicago wants their defense looks to return to the Monster of the Midway to return after going to a 3-4 defense last year, and I believe they will improve. However what will hold them back is going to be the offensive side of the ball.

Detroit Lions (6-10): They were one of the hottest teams in the league in the 2nd half of the season last year, but now without Calvin Johnson, I find it hard that they can build off of that momentum.