KICKOFF ’09: NFL season predictions

After an action-packed offseason, free agency madness, trades, the draft, minicamps, plus unprecedented news around Brett Favre, Michael Vick, Plaxico Burress and Donte Stallworth — the 2009 season is set to kick off … are you ready?

Can the Steelers repeat?

Are the Cardinals a fluke?

Are Tom Brady and the Patriots ready to take the league over again?

Our expert panel chimes in, as each hands out his division, playoff and Super Bowl winners.

ALSO SEE:

  • NFL on FOX: 2009 season preview podcast
  • Schein: Behind my season picks | The Scheiner awards
  • Billick: 20 questions | VIDEO: Debut of “Coach Speak”
  • Top 10: Games to decide the season
  • Previews: Team-by-team | VIDEO: Countdown to Kickoff


    Jay
    Glazer

    Alex
    Marvez

    John
    Czarnecki

    Adam
    Schein

    Peter
    Schrager

    Adrian
    Hasenmayer

    NFC East

    Eagles Giants Giants Giants Giants Giants

    NFC North

    Packers Packers Packers Packers Bears Vikings

    NFC South

    Falcons Falcons Falcons Saints Saints Falcons

    NFC West

    Seahawks Cardinals Cardinals Cardinals Seahawks Cardinals

    NFC Wild-card No. 1

    Vikings Eagles Eagles Cowboys Eagles Eagles

    NFC Wild-card No. 2

    Giants Bears Bears Eagles Vikings Packers

    AFC East

    Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots

    AFC North

    Steelers Steelers Ravens Ravens Steelers Steelers

    AFC South

    Titans Titans Colts Texans Colts Colts
    AFC West

    Chargers

    Chargers Chargers Chargers Chargers Chargers

    AFC Wild-card No. 1

    Texans Ravens Steelers Jets Ravens Titans

    AFC Wild-card No. 2

    Dolphins Dolphins Titans Steelers Titans Ravens

    NFC Champ

    Eagles Cardinals Packers Packers Bears Giants

    AFC Champ

    Steelers Chargers Chargers Patriots Steelers Patriots

    Super Bowl

    EAGLES CARDINALS CHARGERS PATRIOTS STEELERS PATRIOTS

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