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vikings minnesoulija
09-17-2004, 03:33 PM
Given the benefit of Week 1 of the regular season for a glimpse of what we can expect, the fearless trio of Matt Romig, Brandon Funston and yours truly, Mike Harmon, return to offer their predictions on a range of topics.

We investigate some of the milestones in the sights of top fantasy players and look into the crystal ball for the NFL postseason. And as always, there's certainly a difference of opinions sure to spark debate.


Season Over/Under Predictions
PREDICTION ROMIG FUNSTON HARMON
Brett Favre Passing Touchdowns > 30 Under Under Under
Peyton Manning Passing Touchdowns > 30 Under Over Under
Brett Favre Over/Under 3,500 Passing Yards Under Over Under
Peyton Manning Over/Under 3,500 Passing Yards Over Over Over
Daunte Culpepper Over/Under 3,500 Passing Yards Over Over Over
Donovan McNabb Over/Under 3,500 Passing Yards Under Under Under
Trent Green Over/Under 3,500 Passing Yards Over Over Over
18 RB's topped 1,000 yards in '03. Do we go O/U that total in '04? Under Over Under
Priest Holmes Over/Under 20 Rushing TDs Over Over Over
Ahman Green Over/Under 20 Total TDs Under Under Over


Head-to-Head Season Totals
PREDICTION ROMIG FUNSTON HARMON
More TDs – Donovan McNabb or Daunte Culpepper? Culpepper Culpepper Culpepper
Deeper in the playoffs – Culpepper or McNabb? Culpepper Culpepper McNabb
More wins – Mark Brunell or Byron Leftwich? Brunell Brunell Leftwich
More rushing yards – Tiki Barber or Curtis Martin? Martin Martin Martin
Who will score more TDs – Jerome Bettis or Duce Staley? Staley Bettis Staley
Who will score more TDs – Antonio Gates or Tony Gonzalez? Gonzalez Gonzalez Gonzalez
Which team's offense will frustrate most in 2004? Saints Falcons Falcons
Which team's offense will suprise most in 2004? Texans Jets Jaguars


Week 2 Featured Matchup Predictions
PREDICTION ROMIG FUNSTON HARMON
More points in Week 2 – Culpepper or McNabb? Culpepper Culpepper Culpepper
More points in Week 2 – Onterrio Smith or Brian Westbrook? Westbrook Smith Smith
More points in Week 2 – Randy Moss or Terrell Owens? Moss Moss Owens


Week 2 Player Predictions: Over/Under
PREDICTION ROMIG FUNSTON HARMON
Jamal Lewis Over/Under 100 Rushing Yards vs. Pittsburgh Under Over Under
Quentin Griffin Over/Under 100 yards vs. Jacksonville Over Under Under
Priest Holmes Over/Under Rushing 2 TDs vs. Carolina Under Even Even
Marc Bulger Over/Under 2 Passing TDs vs. Atlanta Under Even Over
Brett Favre Over/Under 300 Passing Yards vs. Chicago Under Under Under
Marvin Harrison Over/Under 7 Catches, 1 TD vs. Tennessee Under Over Over
Tom Brady Over/Under 300 Passing Yards vs. Arizona Under Under Under
Carson Palmer Over/Under 200 Passing Yards, 1 TD vs. Miami Over Over Over
Miami RBs Over/Under 100 Rushing Yards vs. Cincinnati Over Over Under


Season Forecasting
PREDICTION ROMIG FUNSTON HARMON
Fantasy Comeback Player of the Year Warrick Dunn Corey Dillon Corey Dillon
Fantasy Rookie of the Year Larry Fitzgerald Julius Jones Michael Clayton
Fantasy MVP Randy Moss Priest Holmes Terrell Owens
Which AFC teams will make the playoffs? NE, Bal, KC, Ind, Ten, Den NE, Ten, Ind, Den, NYJ, Pit NE, Ten, KC, Den, NYJ, Pit
Which NFC teams will make the playoffs? Phi, Min, Car, Sea, StL, GB Phi, Min, Car, Sea, GB, Dal Phi, Min, Sea, StL, GB, Car
Which teams will play in the AFC Championship Game? NE vs. KC Ind vs. Ten KC vs. Ten
Which teams will play in the NFC Championship Game? Sea vs. Min Sea vs. Min Sea vs. Phi
Which teams will play in the Super Bowl? Min vs. NE Min vs. Ten Sea vs. Ten
Which team will win Super Bowl XXXVIII in Jacksonville? Patriots Titans Titans


The NFL season turns on a dime, and certainly we'll be watching as teams' offenses evolve and players' roles crystallize. To put it in perspective, road teams won 7 games in Week 1. What about following the credo "Protect this house!" Week 2 is on tap with several games tabbed as "Must Win" already. Game on!

whackthepack
09-17-2004, 04:39 PM
Thanks a lot, enjoyed reading it!