PFF’s 2014 Predictions

PFF analysts give their predictions for league awards, playoff winners, and the top spot in next year's draft.

| 1 year ago
2014-predictions

PFF’s 2014 Predictions


2014-predictionsIt’s the start of September and the season is about to kick off, so, naturally, fans everywhere are looking down the road a few months to see where things might end up. If you know us, you know we’re all about review and the crystal ball isn’t our thing, but predictions are just too much fun to pass up.

So, like we’ve done in the past we’ve gathered some of the team and have locked in our picks for the league’s various titles and awards and invite you to post along with us.

Agree with any of us? Are we all nuts? Let us know in the comments below.

  Ben Gordon Khaled Nathan
AFC East: NE NE NE NE
AFC North: CIN BAL CIN CIN
AFC South: JAX TEN JAX HOU
AFC West: DEN DEN DEN DEN
NFC East: PHI PHI PHI PHI
NFC North: GB GB GB GB
NFC South: NO NO NO NO
NFC West: SEA SEA SEA SEA
AFC Wildcards: MIA, KC CIN, IND IND, SD MIA, SD
NFC Wildcards: ARZ, DET SF, TB SF, DET DET, SF
AFC Champs: DEN DEN NE DEN
NFC Champs: NO SEA SEA NO
Super Bowl: NO DEN SEA DEN
1st Pick in 2014: HOU BUF OAK CLE
MVP: Aaron Rodgers Peyton Manning Aaron Rodgers Drew Brees
OPOY: LeSean McCoy Adrian Peterson Aaron Rodgers Peyton Manning
DPOY: Gerald McCoy Gerald McCoy Gerald McCoy J.J. Watt
OROY: Blake Bortles Blake Bortles Kelvin Benjamin Mike Evans
DROY: Aaron Donald Jadeveon Clowney Calvin Pryor Jadeveon Clowney
Comeback POY: Percy Harvin Robert Griffin III Geno Atkins Geno Atkins
Coach of Year: Gus Bradley Lovie Smith Gus Bradley Chip Kelly

 

  Neil Rick Sam Steve
AFC East: NE NE NE NE
AFC North: PIT CIN CIN CIN
AFC South: IND IND IND IND
AFC West: DEN DEN DEN DEN
NFC East: PHI PHI PHI PHI
NFC North: GB GB GB GB
NFC South: NO NO NO NO
NFC West: SEA SEA SEA SEA
AFC Wildcards: CIN, BAL BAL, KC SD, NYJ SD, BAL
NFC Wildcards: CHI, TB DET, ARZ SF, CHI CHI, SF
AFC Champs: NE NE DEN NE
NFC Champs: NO PHI PHI GB
Super Bowl: NE NE DEN NE
1st Pick in 2014: OAK HOU JAX OAK
MVP: Tom Brady Tom Brady Peyton Manning Aaron Rodgers
OPOY: Adrian Peterson LeSean McCoy Matt Ryan Aaron Rodgers
DPOY: J.J. Watt J.J. Watt J.J. Watt Gerald McCoy
OROY: Blake Bortles Derek Carr Blake Bortles Jeremy Hill
DROY: Jadeveon Clowney Jadeveon Clowney Jadeveon Clowney Jadeveon Clowney
Comeback POY: Rob Gronkowski Rob Gronkowski Aaron Roders Rob Gronkowski
Coach of Year: Lovie Smith Chip Kelly Rex Ryan Marc Trestman

 

 

Follow the team on Twitter: NeilBenSamKhaled, Steve, Nathan, Gordon, and Rick … and the main account as well: @PFF

 


 

  • Geeves

    Way to go out on a limb, gang.

  • habesha4live

    Jax AFC South Champs? DROY Pryor? Good lord… Never ever

    • Anthony

      Pryor has a strong chance to win DROY based on how he played in preseason. But those AFC south picks are in fact ridiculous. You can’t not pick Indie.

      • bobrulz

        Honestly, Luck is good and has the potential to take a step forward, but the Colts roster is littered with holes and it could catch up to them this year. The Titans, Texans, and Jaguars all look mediocre on paper, but a surprise quarterback breakout, good coaching, just plain ‘ol good luck, or some combination of the 3, could easily elevate one of them to the top.

  • davathon

    LOL @ AFC South picks!

    • CJ

      This is what I was about to post, word for word lol

  • http://twitter.com/objectivebiased Objectively Biased

    Denver is not getting back to the Super Bowl.

    • Chris

      Tall about an unbiased opinion.

  • YallAreHigh

    After reading this, I’ve made the decision to not give these people any money.. JAX to win the AFC South – and more than one person picked them as well. LOL.

    • Chris

      Dumb idea to make your decision based on that, but thanks for letting us know.

  • atyler2011

    It would be nice to see the past “record” to take anything like this seriously. So are the statisticians are as good in the “soothsaying” business as the bookies? It is so funny that people are talking about the “historical” perspective about the challenge of repeating. But the fact of the matter is SB losers have had “worse” historical record in getting back to the SB and the playoffs.

    • Scott@Seattle

      Stats are for losers, if the stats really told them anything they would make money sports betting not making a website.

    • bobrulz

      Nobody can predict the NFL, there’s just too much variation year-to-year. But when you’re getting paid to talk about the NFL, you’re getting paid to make predictions, too.

  • Dee Esjey

    Not buying. Eagles are good, will win the division but will not be NFC champs.
    Watch out for a guy called Corey Washington of the NY Giants… OROY.

    • Chris

      That’s a fascinating story. You mind telling it again but this time without the ending – I’m anxiously awaiting the movie and I don’t want anyone to spoil it.

  • PaulK2

    I was 12-4 on my published picks of the week last year, versus the spread. You should have picked me up when I volunteered 21 months ago, Khaled.

  • Barron Buc

    It’s great to see that PFF knows just how dominant Gerald McCoy can be

  • Shizzle Dawg

    I’m surprised no one predicted ILB C.J. Mosley as DROY

  • Barron Buc

    I don’t think that people can wrap their heads around the fact that Jacksonville is an improving team

    • Scott@Seattle

      I think everybody knows this. There is nowhere to go but up.

  • Mick VV

    Publishing this makes readers much less likely to pay for premium content.

    • Tim Lynch

      Aww, poor wittle Seahawks fan maybe? :)

  • Lincoln

    Green Bay across the board apparently… I’m a homer, but I think the Bears have a decent shot at that division.

    • Derek

      I think so, too. But every one of them probably thought Green Bay had more of a chance. If every one of them thought that GB was a 60% likelihood to win, then it would look like GB across the board even though that’s not how they think the odds break down.

    • Ryan

      The Bears D is just too bad for them to compete for the division.

      • Lincoln

        Is the Packers D much better? The Bears had everybody hurt last year, including multiple Pro-Bowlers (Briggs, Tillman, Melton)

        • Ryan

          Sorry to be the one to inform you, but Briggs is done, and Tillman is very close. Also, Melton was highly overrated, prior to him being hurt, he was having his worst year as a pro. Melton’s production went down when Peppers mailed it in.

      • bobrulz

        The Packers D is massively overrated and has been for years. They won’t even miss Raji because he’s played as if he hasn’t been on the field for years now anyway.

        • Ryan

          The Packers D is hot garbage, they’d still be bad with Raji, just slightly less though.

  • CJ

    3/8 have the 49ers missing the playoffs. A week ago or so when they ranked every offense and defense, the 49ers were 1 of 4 teams to have both units ranked in the top 7. The other 3 (DEN, SEA, NE) were unanimously picked to win their division by these guys. Odd.

  • Dan

    So your telling me Oakland got worse with all the off-season moves they made? You guys are clueless

    • Brooks Rogers

      Maybe they are just telling you that Oakland is Oakland.

  • Jimbo El Bimbo

    this place stinks from desperation….

  • Mike

    I like the ballsy-ness of some of these picks. Takes guts to actually put those up there. Good stuff

  • DrAWNiloc

    I’m with Nathan. My only major quibble is that OROY will be a nobrainer: Bishop Sankey.

  • WrestlePop

    this is a joke website