D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction 2013 NFL Predictions

September 04, 2013 | Luke Jones

With the Baltimore Ravens and the Denver Broncos kicking off the 2013 season on Thursday night, Drew Forrester and I looked into our crystal ball for our predictions on how the NFL division races will play out and who will be hoisting the Vince Lombardi Trophy at the end of Super Bowl XLVIII.

We’ve listed our records for the projected division-winning teams — without scientifically going through the schedule and picking each individual game — and an asterisk (*) denotes the teams earning wild card berths.

To hear the prediction segments on Wednesday’s edition of The D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction, click HERE for our NFC picks and HERE for the AFC selections.

DREW FORRESTER’S PREDICTIONS

NFC East
Dallas (10-6)
New York
Washington
Philadelphia

NFC South
Atlanta (12-4)
*New Orleans (11-5)
Tampa Bay
Carolina

NFC West
Seattle (12-4)
*San Francisco (12-4)
St. Louis
Arizona

NFC North
Green Bay (10-6)
Minnesota
Detroit
Chicago

AFC East
New England (11-5)
Miami
Buffalo
New York

AFC South
Houston (12-4)
*Indianapolis (10-6)
Tennessee
Jacksonville

AFC West
Denver (11-5)
Kansas City
San Diego
Oakland

AFC North
Cincinnati (11-5)
*Baltimore (10-6)
Pittsburgh
Cleveland

LUKE JONES’ PREDICTIONS

NFC East
Washington (10-6)
New York
Dallas
Philadelphia

NFC South
Atlanta (12-4)
*New Orleans (10-6)
Carolina
Tampa Bay

NFC West
San Francisco (12-4)
*Seattle (11-5)
St. Louis
Arizona

NFC North
Green Bay (11-5)
Minnesota
Detroit
Chicago

AFC East
New England (11-5)
*Miami (9-7)
Buffalo
New York

AFC South
Houston (12-4)
Indianapolis
Tennessee
Jacksonville

AFC West
Denver (12-4)
Kansas City
San Diego
Oakland

AFC North
Cincinnati (11-5)
*Baltimore (10-6)
Pittsburgh
Cleveland

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP PICKS

Drew Forrester
NFC: Atlanta over San Francisco
AFC: Houston over Denver

Luke Jones
NFC: Seattle over San Francisco
AFC: Denver over Houston

SUPER BOWL PICKS
Drew Forrester: Atlanta over Houston, 27-23
Luke Jones: Seattle over Denver, 26-23

LEAGUE MVP
Drew Forrester: Drew Brees
Luke Jones: Tom Brady

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  1. pgavin Says:

    Yawn, looks like every other “expert” picks. No imagination, just lazy analysis. Why not one “emerging” team picked? I expected better.

    (L.J. — Yawn, just like the email you sent Drew yesterday morning. I expected better as well.)

  2. pgavin Says:

    Better than what? Calling you guys out due to just picking Drew 10 out of 12 same teams as last year and Luke 10 out of 12 the same teams as last year. How many times has 10 out of 12 same teams make the playoffs the next year?. You could have made the segment interesting by going out on a limb, being creative and having some insight. Tells me that you are going through the motions.

    A imaginative analyst could make a case for a number of new shooters. So I will go out on a limb and make my predictions.
    AFC Miami,Tennessee, Baltimore, KC, Pittsburgh and Houston
    NFC St. Louis(emerging), SFran, NY Giants, Vikings, Carolina, Atlanta.

    (L.J. — Perhaps the imagination is that 10 out of 12 teams WILL make it this year? I chose Miami to make the playoffs and I fully acknowledged St. Louis as an emerging team playing in a tough division. I suppose I’m not allowed to actually say what I think — no one really knows what’s happening! — and I should just make it up.)

  3. pgavin Says:

    When you make PREDICTIONS that are VERY similar to everyone, it just smacks of laziness. When 10 out of 12 has never(rarely) happened, why would you not look to make BOLD picks? You can parse it any way you wish but HISTORY tells us that 10 out of 12 WILL NOT repeat as playoff teams , so little thought went into it. Teams change EVERY year, teams get better, teams get worse…. but you would never come to that conclusion looking at these “chalk” picks.

    Static analysis as opposed to dynamic analysis shows a lack of originality,inspiration ,vision and artistic flair.

    And as you say “no one really know’s what’s happening” so why go like the rest of the experts, that is why I am yawning! Could listen to lots of other shows for that lazy thinking.

    (L.J. — Artistic flair? Really? This isn’t ballet. And you’re right, you can listen to plenty of shows out there if you prefer not to be subjected to “lazy” thinking.)

  4. pgavin Says:

    Why so combative?, I listen to YOUR SHOW because I usually am not subjected to that kind of LAZY thinking. That is why I am shocked and awed by such chalky picks. Don’t go down that route by “kicking me off” or telling me to go elsewhere. I’d expect that from another of your staff for that kind of negative chatter.

    Years ago I went into a bar and the bartender said “I hate it when people come in here”. Chasing away customers is NOT a good business practice.

    (L.J. — You call it lazy, which is your opinion. That’s fine, but I’m not going to simply say nothing about that. I offered my opinions and you’re welcome to disagree with them, but you calling it lazy questions my professional integrity and I will defend that. And you were the one who brought up other shows, not me. Thanks for listening.)

  5. pgavin Says:

    A better term than lazy would be static. You are not lazy, but the thought that the same old same old is just static and not dynamic.
    I brought up the other stations(as a comparison) but YOU told me to go listen if I wished. That is a bush league, combative and odd position to take.

    (L.J. — No, I simply acknowledged what you had already brought up about other shows; that’s all. I never told you to listen to other shows, and I apologize if you took it that way. Again, thank you for listening and have a great day.)

  6. pgavin Says:

    Don’t parse you directive “you can listen to plenty of shows out there if you prefer not to be subjected to “lazy” thinking”. I say YOU USUALLY do not have static(lazy) thinking(and that is WHY I DO LISTEN)… but in this case you did. Own it.

    (L.J. — I said I’m sorry. I interpreted your comment about other shows as a threat to go elsewhere and I acknowledged that you have that option. That is not a directive. Let’s drop this, seriously. I value you as a listener — I truly do — but I will defend myself against criticism if I see fit. That’s all.)

  7. pgavin Says:

    Just remember what others do, the non apology apology. Never use a condition such as “I apologize if you took it that way”. We make fun(and deride) these public figures all of the time for that kind of language. I apologize for using the word lazy. I admire the backbone of defending the indefensible! Go get them and keep grinding.

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