2021 NFL bold predictions

friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Thu, Sep 9, 2021 7:09 PM

Everyone’s favorite annual thread. Get ‘em in.

1. Neither the Chiefs nor Buccaneers will be in the super bowl

2. Bengals finish ahead of the Ravens in the division (god please let this happen)

3. AFC North team makes it to super bowl 


Ironman92 Administrator
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Thu, Sep 9, 2021 8:04 PM

No team will reach 14 wins or finish with fewer than 3

The Cowboys will win a playoff game

Tyreke Hill gets in trouble and misses half of the season

Chargers are one of the top teams to watch play and become media darlings….then lose first round of playoffs 

Cee Dee Lamb is a top 5 receiver

Out of nowhere playoff contender: Falcons

A team goes exactly .500 

BR1986FB Senior Member
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Thu, Sep 9, 2021 8:31 PM

Mike Tomlin has his first sub .500 season as a head coach

Both Jimmy G & Andy Dalton are traded before the deadline.

Both Ja'Marr Chase and Penei Sewell are underwhelming as rookies.

Mac Jones will be the best rookie QB leading the Pats back to the playoffs.

Browns over Rams in the SB

Ironman92 Administrator
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Thu, Sep 9, 2021 8:54 PM
posted by BR1986FB

Mike Tomlin has his first sub .500 season as a head coach

Both Jimmy G & Andy Dalton are traded before the deadline.

Both Ja'Marr Chase and Penei Sewell are underwhelming as rookies.

Mac Jones will be the best rookie QB leading the Pats back to the playoffs.

Browns over Rams in the SB

Steelers have the toughest schedule and a 50 year old QB….so not real bold, but not all of mine were either 


sportchampps Senior Member
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Thu, Sep 9, 2021 8:58 PM

Najee Harris leads RBs in all purpose yards as a rookie


Herbert doesn’t match his performance from last season


Jalen Hurts loses his starting position 


Dolphins are the sleeper


Antonio Brown leads the league in Recep 

BR1986FB Senior Member
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Thu, Sep 9, 2021 9:04 PM
posted by Ironman92

Steelers have the toughest schedule and a 50 year old QB….so not real bold, but not if mine were either 


I get it but it will be a big deal if Tomlin has his first sub .500 season. Depending on who you listen to, they are either a SB contender (most assuming past performance equals the present) or their local affiliates (Fillipponi) are up on the ledge as to how bad that O-Line will be.

BR1986FB Senior Member
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Thu, Sep 9, 2021 9:07 PM
posted by sportchampps

Najee Harris leads RBs in all purpose yards as a rookie


Herbert doesn’t match his performance from last season


Jalen Hurts loses his starting position 


Dolphins are the sleeper


Antonio Brown leads the league in Recep 

As to your comment on Herbert, I'd say the same with Josh Allen. With the accuracy issues he had coming out of college, jumping 10 percentage points in a season in completion % is VERY rare. I don't expect him to drop back into the 50's but I certainly don't expect it to be almost 70%.

I'd also like to add that I think Lamar Jackson will  be exposed this year as a one dimensional player if his running game isn't there.

33,369 posts 121 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Sep 9, 2021 9:10 PM

Godwin scores first TD of the season.

Ironman92 Administrator
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Thu, Sep 9, 2021 9:25 PM
posted by BR1986FB

I get it but it will be a big deal if Tomlin has his first sub .500 season. Depending on who you listen to, they are either a SB contender (most assuming past performance equals the present) or their local affiliates (Fillipponi) are up on the ledge as to how bad that O-Line will be.

I can see a rough season 6-10-1 to maybe a 10-7 season ….really don’t know what to think. But the Steelers and Ravens have been very resilient to have bad seasons. I assume both will be pretty good until they aren’t.


Ironman92 Administrator
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Thu, Sep 9, 2021 9:26 PM
posted by BR1986FB

As to your comment on Herbert, I'd say the same with Josh Allen. With the accuracy issues he had coming out of college, jumping 10 percentage points in a season in completion % is VERY rare. I don't expect him to drop back into the 50's but I certainly don't expect it to be almost 70%.

I'd also like to add that I think Lamar Jackson will  be exposed this year as a one dimensional player if his running game isn't there.

I’m strongly with you on Lamar. I don’t feel he’s very smart and I think he’ll try to do too much and smart defense coordinators will trick him


Ironman92 Administrator
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Thu, Sep 9, 2021 9:28 PM
posted by sportchampps

Najee Harris leads RBs in all purpose yards as a rookie


Herbert doesn’t match his performance from last season


Jalen Hurts loses his starting position 


Dolphins are the sleeper


Antonio Brown leads the league in Recep 

I want to say the Dolphins are a big underachiever but they feel like an 8 win team every year

Agree with Hurts…doesn’t feel bold to me

I think Herbert is top 5 MVP or big regression…I leaned the positive route 

Would love Najee to dominate 


friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Thu, Sep 9, 2021 9:43 PM

Want to just keep this the NFL season thread as well? Good.

Dallas offense looking good besides the kicker. 

Ironman92 Administrator
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Thu, Sep 9, 2021 9:54 PM
posted by friendfromlowry

Want to just keep this the NFL season thread as well? Good.

Dallas offense looking good besides the kicker. 

I told my wife to take Zuerline as her fantasy kicker as Boys will score a shit ton and he’ll kick on turf most games…..but on flip side I told her Cee Dee Lamb’s going big this year.


friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Thu, Sep 9, 2021 9:59 PM
posted by Ironman92

I told my wife to take Zuerline as her fantasy kicker…



You’re getting divorced now.
Ironman92 Administrator
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Thu, Sep 9, 2021 9:59 PM

And AB looks great. I’m very happy for him, not because he was a Steelers player but because he was the most messed up guy in and out of the league and was the talk of craziness all over sports talk and social media….and then Covid hit. Sounds like Brady has really went out and helped him get back to where he is. AB seems way more able to control himself…..we’ll see how it goes if he gets big again (and it looks like he might)

I love when guys hit bottom and rebound to be better people…..I always rooted for Josh Gordon too.

Ironman92 Administrator
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Thu, Sep 9, 2021 10:08 PM

Uh….Brady just threw the ball 65 yards in the air


Wow. I mean that’s 46 year old Nolan Ryan hitting 94 mph 

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Thu, Sep 9, 2021 10:26 PM

The Jets will suck. Oh, you said BOLD?

Ironman92 Administrator
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Thu, Sep 9, 2021 10:47 PM

Brady playing chess 

BRF Senior Member
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Thu, Sep 9, 2021 11:04 PM

My annual prediction:

Browns win the Super Bowl!

Ironman92 Administrator
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Thu, Sep 9, 2021 11:26 PM

Arians and Brady gonna tighten up the fumble ship….might cost them the game 

mhs95_06 Senior Member
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Thu, Sep 9, 2021 11:38 PM
posted by Ironman92

Arians and Brady gonna tighten up the fumble ship….might cost them the game 

And the catchable passes bobbled up in the air for INTs!

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