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NFL Expert Picks and Predictions for the 2015-16 Season

NFL Expert Picks and Predictions for the 2015-16 Season

The 2015-16 NFL Season is just around the corner, which means its time to take a look at what the experts have to say before kickoff. Find out which teams are the hottest picks at becoming division champions, conference champions and – most importantly – the winner of Super Bowl 50. Let the some of the best football gurus found across the internet be your guide as we give you the experts’ picks for the upcoming NFL season.

Get to an even hotter start to your football betting action this season. Check out our complete picks for Week 1 of the 2015 NFL Season as well as the hottest Week 1 Sleepers.

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Experts Picks and Predictions for the 2015-16 NFL Season

FOX Sports

AFC North Bengals
AFC South Colts
AFC West Broncos
AFC East Patriots
AFC Champions Patriots
NFC North Packers
NFC South Panthers
NFC West Seahawks
NFC East Eagles
NFC Champions Eagles
Super Bowl 50 Champions Patriots

FOX Sports’ Peter Schrager made some pretty safe picks, pegging mostly favorites to win their divisions. One pick stood out, though; Schrager didn’t just pick the Philadelphia Eagles to win NFC East, but also make a Super Bowl appearance as well.

[sc:NFL240banner ]Chip Kelly finally has the pieces that he wanted after back-to-back 10-6 seasons. He has Sam Bradford at quarterback and a one-two punch of DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews sharing the backfield.

The Eagles’ defense should also be better this time around, so we should expect great things from the team this season. Philadelphia is priced at +400 to win the NFC Championship.

USA Today

AFC North Ravens
AFC South Colts
AFC West Broncos
AFC East Patriots
AFC Champions Colts
NFC North Packers
NFC South Panthers
NFC West Seahawks
NFC East Eagles
NFC Champions Seahawks
Super Bowl 50 Champions Seahawks

Nate Davis of USA Today Sports is high on the Indianapolis Colts this season. He has them winning the AFC, beating out perennial favorites Denver and New England along the way. The Colts will once again benefit greatly from playing in the league’s weakest division. The Texans, Jaguars and Titans all figure to have losing or otherwise mediocre records and performances this year.

Chuck Pagano and Andrew Luck should have plenty of success with their new offensive weapons en route to the Super Bowl. But the offensive line and the defense remain questionable.

And here come the Seattle Seahawks as well. Fresh off a last-second goal-line interception in Super Bowl XLIX, Seattle is ready to wreak havoc another time around.

The Seahawks still have their Legion of Boom intact that’s headlined by cornerback Richard Sherman, as well as an elite pass rush with Michael Bennett (seven sacks in 2014) and Bruce Irvin (6.5 sacks) in the front seven. Last year’s runners-up will also benefit aplenty with the arrival of tight end Jimmy Graham, who should be a solid red zone target for quarterback Russell Wilson. Graham has 51 touchdowns through his first five seasons in the NFL.

There’s plenty of action to be had in the football season ahead. Create a betting account now and don’t miss out on the fun.

NFL.com

Expert AFC North AFC East AFC South AFC West NFC North NFC East NFC South NFC West AFC Championship Game NFC Championship Game Super Bowl 50
Judy Battista Ravens Patriots Colts Broncos Packers Cowboys Panthers Seahawks Colts over Ravens Packers over Seahawks Packers over Colts
Jeffri Chadiha Bengals Patriots Colts Chiefs Packers Cowboys Panthers Seahawks Colts over Patriots Seahawks over Packers Colts over Seahawks
Brian Billick Ravens Bills Colts Broncos Vikings Eagles Panthers Seahawks Ravens over Colts Seahawks over Eagles Ravens over Seahawks
Michael Silver Bengals Bills Colts Broncos Packers Cowboys Buccaneers Seahawks Colts over Bengals Packers over Seahawks Packers over Colts
Colleen Wolfe Steelers Patriots Colts Broncos Packers Eagles Falcons Seahawks Colts over Patriots Packers over Cowboys Colts over Packers
Steve Wyche Bengals Bengals Colts Chiefs Packers Cowboys Saints Seahawks Steelers over Colts Seahawks over Vikings Seahawks over Steelers
Gil Brandt Ravens Patriots Colts Chiefs Packers Cowboys Panthers Seahawks Patriots over Ravens Packers over Cowboys Packers over Patriots
Adam Schein Ravens Patriots Colts Broncos Packers Eagles Saints Seahawks Colts over Patriots Packers over Seahawks Packers over Colts
Charley Casserly Steelers Patriots Colts Broncos Packers Eagles Saints Seahawks Colts over Steelers Eagles over Packers Eagles over Colts
Elliot Harrison Steelers Patriots Colts Chiefs Packers Cowboys Panthers Seahawks Colts over Steelers Packers over Seahawks Packers over Colts
Marc Sessler Steelers Patriots Colts Broncos Packers Eagles Saints Seahawks Colts over Patriots Eagles over Seahawks Eagles over Colts
Dave Dameshek Steelers Dolphins Colts Chiefs Lions Eagles Falcons Seahawks Colts over Bills Seahawks over Lions Seahawks over Chiefs
Bucky Brooks Steelers Dolphins Colts Chiefs Vikings Eagles Saints Seahawks Colts over Chiefs Seahawks over Eagles Seahawks over Colts

The experts over at NFL.com are split down the middle on who would win the trivial NFC South. Colleen Wolfe and Dave Dameshek both picked the Falcons to win with perhaps the best quarterback in the division, Matt Ryan; Michael Silver made a wild Buccaneers pick; and the remaining 10 experts were split between the Saints and Panthers.

Steve Wyche notes that New Orleans has the best offensive line in the division, which should help establish a strong running game. Bucky Brooks agrees, noting that the Saints have a strong rushing offense behind running back Mark Ingram, who had 996 yards and nine touchdowns last year.

Meanwhile, Judy Battista notes that Carolina wide receiver Devin Funchess and tight end Greg Olsen should cushion the blow of missing Kelvin Benjamin for the season. The Panthers’ strong defense should help lead them to victory; they ranked 10th in the league last season, allowing 339.8 total yards per game. Gil Brandt also agrees that that defense should give Carolina the NFC South title, but also notes that Cam Newton should have the best season of his career.

NFL.com also has plenty of Packers supporters and not just to win the NFC, but win Super Bowl 50 as well. While the Packers will miss last year’s leading receiver Jordy Nelson, the experts believe that quarterback Aaron Rodgers can work his magic on Green Bay’s other receivers. Rodgers should be able to lift the games of Davante Adams, who finished third with 446 yards receiving and three touchdowns last season, and rookie Ty Montgomery. The Packers are +700 to win Super Bowl 50.

Over in the AFC, the experts are riding high on Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts. 10 of the 13 analysts from the panel picked the Colts to make the Super Bowl, but only two of them pegged the defending AFC South champs to win it all. The Colts still have some holes in the offensive line and defense, as the team focused on signing free-agents wide receiver Andre Johnson and running back Frank Gore to give Luck some weapons instead. And yet, the Colts are still the favorites to win the AFC at +300.

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