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If the NFL has taught us anything over the years, it's to expect the unexpected.


Newly signed Nnamdi Asomugha is greeted by Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick on Sunday. Philly has added so many big names, Asomugha included, in the past week that they're comparing themselves to the Dream Team.


Rarely do preseason predictions prove prescient.
Pete Rozelle's Theory of Parity has long since been proven to be law. Worst-to-first leaps in the NFL are the rule rather than exception.
This year, though, looks different.
This year a few superpowers have emerged from the pack of contenders.
This year the NFL looks a lot like the SEC. There are a few bad teams, a cluster of good ones and a handful of bona fide, certified title contenders.
One week into the most hectic free agent period in history, the Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Falcons tower helmet and shoulder pads above the rest of the NFC.
Maybe the Cowboys finally will put it all together and fulfill their potential. Perhaps the Lions will mature more quickly than anyone expected. And the Bears, Giants, Seahawks and Cardinals have always proven to be dangerous.
But barring a barrage of injuries, it looks like a four-team race in the NFC.
The conversation starts with the defending champion Packers.
The Packers were the second-youngest team in the NFL last season. They also were one of the most unlucky. Sixteen players finished the season on injured reserve. And yet they still won the Super Bowl.
There's no reason to think they'll take a step back this season. The Packers don't look like team headed for a hangover. They look they're steam-rolling to the afterparty.

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Old 08-04-2011, 08:15 AM   #2
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We all know about the Lions and Kong Suh... so I'm going pick a different sleeper. I would not be surprised with Spags' Rams squad make a good run this year.
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Old 08-04-2011, 09:09 AM   #3
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I still fear all NFL teams ... remember the Browns game?
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Old 08-04-2011, 09:23 AM   #4
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They've jettisoned arguably three of their four biggest stars: Reggie Bush, Jeremy Shockey and Darren Sharper.

When did the Saints cut/release Sharper?
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Old 08-04-2011, 10:00 AM   #5
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We didn't cut or release him. His contract was expired. He was showing up to offseason practices so it is obvious he wanted to return to the Saints, but with all the new safeties we picked up it is obvious the Saints didn't feel the same way.
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Old 08-04-2011, 03:37 PM   #6
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So where is Sharper. I think we could use his vetern presence
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Old 08-04-2011, 04:04 PM   #7
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My sleepers in the NFC are....

1. Detroit Lions
Yes Papz. I hear whatcha saying.... but.... I think that people will look at the Lions as the "Same Ole Sorry A$$ Lions". Defense will win them a lot of games this year.

2. ST Louis Rams.
I really don't know what to tell about them other than "Watch Out NFL" the Rams are coming back.
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Old 08-04-2011, 05:16 PM   #8
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Bucs should be good..im predicting 2nd in the division behind us...the Falclowns will run out of luck this year...
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Old 08-04-2011, 05:39 PM   #9
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Bucs should be good..im predicting 2nd in the division behind us...the Falclowns will run out of luck this year...
Yeah, Failclowns are going to "unleash Matt Ryan" get him injured on Week 3, and hit the toilet. You heard it here first.
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Old 08-05-2011, 05:50 AM   #10
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So should the other 12 teams just forfeit right now?
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