NFL 2015: My Predictions

Are you ready for some football? You still have time to purchase that new television! This is also a good time for my annual reminder to put new batteries in your remote control!

Please Note: I have written this column at a sixth grade level so Broncos, Raiders, and Chargers fans can understand it.

The NFL season kicks off Thursday night with the New England Patriots hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers. The game will be televised on NBC.

If you follow me on Twitter or read this blog very much, you know that I am a life-long Kansas City Chiefs fan. Last year we (Chiefs) missed the playoffs. I don’t know if head coach Andy Reid is the person to get the Chiefs to the promised land or not. Most folks, me included, don’t have the Chiefs making the playoffs this season. I think the Chiefs will be fortunate to get back to 9-7. Plus, the Chiefs gave up a home game to play in London. Freaking LONDON.

Now on to the predictions…

DISCLAIMER: I am a professional football watcher so be careful if you try this at home.

I have always been pretty bad at predicting who will win each division in the NFL, but in 2014 I did pick five of the six AFC playoff teams correctly. As for the NFC in 2014, I picked three of the six playoff teams correctly.

So I am feeling pretty good about this year’s predictions.

I did correctly pick last season’s Super Bowl winner – the New England Patriots.

So here goes – and this is not for the faint-hearted. I’ve read the stories, checked the schedules, read what the teams and the fans are saying and here are my predictions for the National Football League’s 2015 season:

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Thursday Numbers

It’s Thursday and the Super Bowl is this Sunday – is this a great country or what?

Notice: Some of today’s numbers may enable you to seem knowledgeable about the Super Bowl at your Super Bowl party.

In case you’re new around here, “Thursday Numbers” is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary and sometimes sarcasm.

This week I write about all things Super Bowl (winners, pay, MVPs, most wins & loses, players), TracFone, Apple’s money, State of the State speech, the most popular & hated NFL teams, marijuana, unemployment, Friendship Nine, and much more!

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Playoffs…PLAYOFFS?

For many people the fact that your NFL team’s season is over won’t set in until next week when your team is not playing.

For twelve teams, the journey continues.

The Patriots, Broncos, Steelers, Colts, Bengals, and Ravens made the playoffs for the AFC. The Seahawks, Packers, Cowboys, Panthers, Cardinals, and Lions made the playoffs for the NFC.

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NFL 2014: My Predictions

Are you ready for some football? The NFL season kicks off Thursday night with the Seattle Seahawks hosting the Green Bay Packers. One of these teams will play in the Super Bowl – read on to find out which team I pick.

Unfortunately, the Thursday game will be televised on KBGF (NBC in Great Falls) which is an analog low power television station. The only time I watch the local NBC station is when football is on because the picture is terrible.

If you follow me on Twitter or read this blog very much, you know that I am a Kansas City Chiefs fan.

Last year we (Chiefs) made the playoffs – and we blew a 28 point lead in the second half against the Colts. So, that makes me wonder if it’s better to not make the playoffs instead of getting in and losing like that. Discuss amongst yourselves. I am still hurting.

There is a ray of sunshine. The Great Falls (MT) Tribune Sports Editor, Scott Mansch, picked the Kansas City Chiefs and the Green Bay Packers to play in the Super Bowl – I hope he was not referring to Super Bowl I.

I have always been pretty bad at predicting who will win each division in the NFL. The last time I picked the division winners was for the 2011 season. There are eight divisions in the NFL. For the 2011 season I picked the winners in just three divisions.

So here goes – I’ve read the stories, checked the schedules, read what the teams and the fans are saying and here are my predictions for the National Football League’s 2014 season:

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2011 NFL Predictions: The American Football Conference

Growing up a Kansas City Chiefs fan let me have just a little excitement when Lenny Dawson led them to a Super Bowl victory way back in January 1970 – of course there were the “Marty Years” (1989-1998) in which we won a lot of games, put fans in the seats, but did not get to the Promised Land.  Last year there was some joy – the Chiefs contended and made the playoffs.

I guess the only big question left to be answered is which will come first: another Chiefs Super Bowl victory or my death?  This year the Chiefs reap the benefits of being the 2010 AFC West Champions – three primetime night games – and a much tougher schedule!

The AFC is where my heart is and my team is the Kansas City Chiefs. That will never change!  So this year I start off with my predictions for the American Football Conference.

Here’s hoping your team has a great year and you have something to talk about after Christmas…like the playoffs!  (more…)

Caught My Eye…

Hey – you’ve made it through another week and we made it through January! Congratulations! February will be much better and it’s one of my favorite months because it was the month in which I was born.

In this week’s “Caught My Eye” I take a look at an idiot, the Montana Legislature, I salute a former President, I check some of the e-mail from my political inbox, and I make my Super Bowl prediction! There’s more, so read on… (more…)

Super Bowl: More Info to Impress Your Friends

We’re getting closer! The big game is just three days away. Here are some other pieces of information about the Super Bowl just so you can impress your friends. Enjoy!

The Entertainment: (more…)

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Super Bowl: MVPs, Rushing, Receiving, and Trivia

It’s only Tuesday and the Super Bowl seems so far away. So to get you ready for the big game, here is another column with information about the Super Bowl. Today I take a look at the Most Valuable Players, rushing and receiving leaders. Plus there’s a piece of trivia at the end to impress those people at your Super Bowl party! (more…)

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Super Bowl: Teams, Attendance, Salaries

In getting ready for the Super Bowl XLV this Sunday, I have been surfing the internet and looking for information about the big game. I decided to share some of that information with my readers. Maybe you can use it for Super Bowl trivia at your party! (more…)

Super Bowl: QBs with Rings

With the Super Bowl coming up, it’s time to write about football again! It’s hard to mention the Super Bowl and not think about Joe Montana and the San Francisco 49ers. It’s also hard for me to think about Joe Montana and not think about the two seasons he played with the Kansas City Chiefs.

In the corner of my “man cave” is a 2’ x 3’ Sports Illustrated poster of Joe Montana…as a Kansas City Chief. Not too far from the poster, I have displayed a Fleer football card of Joe Montana…again as a Kansas City Chief.

Maybe Montana’s glory days were with the San Francisco 49ers (1979-1992), but he finished his playing days as a Chief (1993-94). Many people may remember that the town of Ismay, Montana, was unofficially renamed Joe, Montana, back in 1993.

The greatest game (in my humble opinion) Montana played for the Chiefs happened on Monday Night Football (MNF), October 17, 1994. Montana led the Chiefs to a victory over John Elway and the Denver Broncos. Elway had put the Broncos ahead with a little over a minute left, but too much time was left for Montana. Montana threw a TD pass with eight seconds left to give the Chiefs the victory. Right after the pass, MNF announcer Dan Dierdorf said, “Lord, you can take me now, I’ve seen it all.” (more…)

Published in: on January 27, 2011 at 1:51 pm  Comments Off on Super Bowl: QBs with Rings  
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