Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The 2012-2013 NFL Season Predictions Sure to be Wrong...

Hey, guys!!!  Long time, no write!  I know, I know, but grad school is a bummer.  All summer toiling away has made DianaDishes a dull girl.  I will admit that I haven't been following the NFL as closely as I have my Educational Psychology text or Foundations of Educations or Common Core Standards...Anyway, I digress...

It has been a bit of a downer when it comes to this NFL season.  Who would have thought that Vince Young (incompetence?), Shawne Merriman (injuries), Chad Johnson (basketball wife), Lofa Tatupu (injuries), and Kellen Winslow (dishonorable discharge) would be joining the ranks of the unemployed?  Then, the news that I knew was coming someday, but I didn't really want to believe.  My favorite, Mr. Tony Gonzalez, says that he is 95% certain that he is going to retire at the end of the year.  Could it really be possible that I could lose Chipper Jones and Tony Gonzalez at the end of the year?  Say it ain't so...

There a few people out there who are predicting some good things for my Kansas City Chiefs.  Matt Cassel is getting another chance to make a better impression, and this year he has his weapons, Tony Moeaki and Jamaal Charles back.  Dwayne Bowe is back in the fold.  Romeo Crennel has the job as head coach, and he is getting Tamba Hali (although he is going to miss the first game due to a suspension by the league), Derrick Johnson, and Eric Berry.  If everyone can stay healthy, I don't see why the Chiefs can't wreck a little havoc on the AFC West.

Well, enough of that let's just get to the picks shall we...I really have no rhyme or reason for my choices.  I haven't read anything, except Kate Chopin's The Awakening which aside from being totally boring will not help me with my picks in the least.  Ah, well, we will know by Thanksgiving that I'm completely out of my realm, but here we go...

AFC East-New England Patriots
AFC South-Houston Texans
AFC North-Baltimore Ravens
AFC West-Kansas City Chiefs

Wildcards-Pittsburgh, Denver

AFC Champion-Houston Texans

NFC East-New York Giants
NFC South-Atlanta Falcons
NFC North-Green Bay Packers
NFC West-San Francisco 49ers

Wildcards-Chicago, New Orleans

NFC Champion-Atlanta (now or never Falcons. Y'all saw through that right?)

Super Bowl Champions-Houston Texans (Yeah, I'm way out on this limb)

My Dream Matchup-The Kansas City Chiefs and the Atlanta Falcons (how awesome would that be!)

Now for this week's action:
Wednesday, September 5
Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants-New York (although New York always starts slow, I hate Da 'boys)

Sunday, September 9
Indianapolis Colts at Chicago Bears-Chicago (good Luck, Andrew...you're gonna need it!)
New England Patriots at Tennessee Titans-New England (doesn't matter who is tossing for the Titans)
Buffalo Bills at New York Jets-Buffalo (Mark, please play well.  I can't take the Tim Tebowing all season)
Washington Redskins at New Orleans Saints-New Orleans (even without Sean Payton, do your job Jimmy Graham!!)
Jacksonville Jaguars at Minnesota Vikings-Minnesota
Atlanta Falcons at Kansas City Chiefs-Kansas City (in what may be Tony Gonzalez's last trip to Arrowhead as a player.  Y'all know I'm already tearing up, right?)
Philadelphia Eagles at Cleveland Browns-Philadelphia
St. Louis Rams at Detroit Lions-Detroit
Miami Dolphins at Houston Texans-Houston
San Francisco 49ers at Green Bay Packers-San Francisco
Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals-Arizona
Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Carolina
Pittsburgh Steelers at Denver Broncos-Pittsburgh (I'm not ready to trust Peyton, just yet.  Oh, and I hate the Broncos.)

Monday, September 10
Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens-Baltimore
San Diego Chargers at Oakland Raiders-San Diego

Well, Love 'em or hate 'em, them's m'picks...Lady Katie is a calling...gotta see what old Edna is up to.  Until next time, “Everything tells me that I am about to make a wrong decision, but making mistakes is just part of life.” ― Paulo Coelho


  1. Cowboys must crush the giants they have too nobody cares after this game what happens. haha (Your favorite Cowboy fan)

  2. I wish you could have joined the radio show tonight. I was taking predictions on the upcoming seasons. I think GB and NE will make it back. As much as I'd like to go with another couple, I can't justify going out on a limb and picking anyone else.

    As for my Boys, I think they're looking at another 8-8 season. That December schedule, once again, is brutal! I think the matchmakers get a kick out of that. And, they're one of two teams that start the season with two road games, so it's an uphill battle for a team that hasn't proven to be mentality tough.