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2013 Season Predictions v 2.0

I’ve decided to stop trying for the ESPN job as of right now since I’m still in self-exiled shame. I have made some modifications to my original predictions (as well as the monkeys finally gave me their predictions), so here are the final predictions for the 2013 season.

AFC

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My Playoff predictions:

Round 1: Cincinnati and Houston have bye weeks. Patriots beat Miami. Denver beats Indianapolis.

Round 2: Houston beats the Pats. Cincinnati beats Denver.

AFC Championship: Cincinnati beats Houston.

Monkey Playoff predictions:

Round 1: Denver and Miami have bye weeks. Houston beats Baltimore. Indianapolis beats Cincinnati.

Round 2: Denver beats Houston. Miami beats Indianapolis.

AFC Championship: Denver beats Miami.

NFC

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My Playoff predictions:

Round 1: Atlanta and SF have bye weeks. St. Louis beats Green Bay, Seattle beats Washington.

Round 2: SF beats Seattle, St. Louis beats Atlanta.

NFC Championship: SF beats St. Louis.

Monkey Playoff predictions:

Round 1: Seattle and New Orleans have bye weeks. SF beats Green Bay, Dallas beats Atlanta.

Round 2: Seattle beats SF, Dallas beats New Orleans.

NFC Championship: Dallas beats Seattle.

Superbowl: Denver beats Dallas.

Now, my overall predictions.

1. Cincinnati makes it to the Super Bowl for the third time. For the third time, they meet San Francisco there. For the third time, they lose. The kicker: Cincinnati will be favored.

2. San Francisco will be considered "overrated" due to some poor performances and "lucky" wins late in the season. Each of the playoff games will be nail-biters, and most in the media will forget they are playing division rivals, and thus will add that to the "overrated" designation. Add that Kaep will be going through a "slump" through the final three weeks and you have the makings of a first-game loss being predicted by many in the playoffs. Heh, suckers.

3. The NFC West will be considered the best division in the NFL.

4. Rex Ryan gets fired 2/3rd of the way through the season. The Jets try a QB carousel, and Sanchez comes up with another memorable moment that rivals the "butt-fumble".

5. Pittsburgh plays some real close games, but age and injuries catch up to them.

6. Percy Harvin and Michael Crabtree come back near the end of the season. Harvin does too little too late, and Crabtree doesn’t become a major factor until the NFCCG.

7. Alex Smith continues to improve.

8. There will be no ties and only 9 overtime games during the regular season.

9. Tim Tebow will have to play a few series for the Patriots. He will show much improvement, but any media "is there a controversy about QB’s" will be squashed by Belichick, the master of media handling. (Who wants to bet that Harbaugh watches tape on him?)

10. Off the wall prediction: I have no idea who OPY or DPY will be, but ROPY will be Quinton Patton. He will shine next to Q, and will be the factor that wins a few of those "lucky close games".

There is a heavy dose of NFC West (particularly the 49ers) in my predictions, and the reason is this: predict what you know so you can be that much more made fun of. No slight is meant to any other player/team (well, except Sanchez…Jets fans deserve better).

Author's note: Does anyone else have issues trying to make a fanpost using IE?

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors.

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