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2009 NFL Season Preview: AFC East and AFC North

PITTSBURGH - MAY 01:  Head coach Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers watches practice during rookie training camp at the Pittsburgh Steelers Practice Facility on May 1, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
Tyler PollardCorrespondent IJuly 3, 2009

As Training Camp fastly approaches here is my 2009 NFL Season Preview

 

AFC EAST:

1. New England Patriots: 12-4 

Reason: With Tom Brady comeing back and the addition of Fred Taylor this should give the Patriots enough to win the divison. They won't be where they were in 2007, but a Bill Bellicheck coached team always find a way to win.

2. Miami Dolphins: 10-6

Reason: With the addition of Jason Taylor playing along with Joey Porter look for the Dolphins to be better on defense. The bottom line is that the Dolphins have a tough schedule to win the divison but look for the Dolphins to give the Patriots a serious run.

3. Buffalo Bills: 6-10

Reason: I don't like them signing T.O, it won't solve any of thier problems that they showed last year. Geting a player like T.O wont see changes right away but maybe adding a player like Marvin Harrison might help.

4. New York Jets: 5-11

Reason: The New York Jets are in a rebuilding process, Merk Sanchez wont help right away, considering he only played one year of collage but look for these guys to be contenders in maybe three years.

                                          AFC East Awards:

MVP: Tom Brady/ Prediction: 4,460 yds/35 TD's

Defensive Player: Joey Porter /9 Sacks/  3 INT's

Offensive Player: Randy Moss /1300 yd's/13 td's

Rookie Of Year: Mark Sanchez /2100 yd's/ 9 TD's

                            

                                                    AFC North

1. Steelers: 13-3

Reason: The defending champ's are the most complete team in the NFL, they will again have the best defense in the NFL and easily win the AFC North.

2. Ravens: 11-5

Reason: .Look for Joe Flacco to step up as a leader this year and lead the Ravens to a Wild Card win. Also loseing Rex Ryan will also take a big toll on the defense.

3. Cleveland Browns: 9-7

Reason: The Eric Mangini hiring is a good move for the Browns. Brady Quinn will win the starting job over Derrick Anderson and have a season where he is consistant and going to start all 16 games. Look for the Browns to be the dark horse to win the Wild Card.

4.Cincinnati Bengals: 4-12

Reason: Carson Palmer will only play six games, Chad Ochocino will be unhappy that he is not getting the ball. Flooded by injuries the Cincinnati Bengals will have another bad season.

AFC North:

MVP: Willie Parker/ 1300 YD's/ 14 TD's

Defensive Player: Troy Pollamalu/ 4 Sacks/ 75 Tck's/ 8 Int's

Offensive: Joe Flacco/ 3,600 yd's/18 TD'S

Rookie Of the Year:  Andre Smith

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