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Insider: Meaningless 2012 NFL Predictions

Now that the 2012 NFL regular season is upon us it's time for meaningless predictions. Taking note that there hasn't been a repeat Super Bowl champion in almost eight years and there are an average of five different playoff teams each year here is how we see things playing out.



Division Champs



AFC East- New England Patriots



AFC North- Baltimore Ravens



AFC South- Houston Texans



AFC West- San Diego Chargers



AFC Wildcards- Pittsburgh Steelers, Denver Broncos



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NFC East- New York Giants



NFC North- Green Bay Packers



NFC South- Atlanta Falcons



NFC West- San Francisco 49ers



NFC Wildcards- Dallas Cowboys, Chicago Bears



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AFC Championship- Pittsburgh over Houston



NFC Championship- Green Bay over Chicago



Super Bowl- Green Bay over Pittsburgh



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Awards



MVP- Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons



Defensive Player of the Year- DeMarcus Ware, Dallas Cowboys



Offensive Rookie of the Year- Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts



Defensive Rookie of the Year- Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers



Most Improved- Blaine Gabbert, Jacksonville Jaguars



Comeback Player of the Year- Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos



Charlie Bernstein is the NFL Insider for SportsTalkFlorida.com and ESPN 1080 and 1040 in Orlando/Tampa and Editor-in-Chief of Sports Media Interactive, covering the National Football League, NCAA, and National Basketball Association. Charlie covers the Jacksonville Jaguars for FoxSports and has been featured on the NFL Network and Sirius NFL Radio. Charlie is also a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. You can follow Charlie on Twitter @nflcharlie



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