We are at the halfway point of the NSFL 2015 season, the SGO analysts refresh their predictions for individual awards, the playoff race, and Super Bowl predictions.
The Buffalo Bills look to hold sitting atop of the AFC East at 5-2 led by CJ Spiller and their rushing attack. While the New York Jets are right behind them. The Jets are 4-3 with their young defense allowing the fewest yards this season, by any team, led by Muhammad Wilkerson with his 6 sacks. This division is looking like it will come down to those final games, however, the two meet again in week 9, where the Jets seek revenge after a heartbreaking loss to the Bills in week 2, 17-10.
Predicted Division Winner: Buffalo Bills
This is the toughest division by far this season with the biggest surprise being the San Diego Chargers at 7-1 this season. After a forgettable year last year the Chargers look to sit on top of the hill fighting off the beasts of Kansas City led by their very own RB Jamal Charles and Denver’s high powered offense both at 5-2. Let’s not forget about last season’s biggest surprise, the Oakland Raiders who made the playoffs last season who sit at a mediocre 3-4.
Predicted Division Winner: Too early for this analyst to lay down his reputation, complete toss up!
A confident Indianapolis Colts team that seems to walk into the playoffs every season has competition this season in the Jacksonville Jaguars. Both have 5-2 records, looking to come away with another win this week to prove they deserve to be on top. Colts linebacker Robert Mathis has 7 sacks on the season showing us time and time again what the veteran can do. Mathis led the league in sacks last year at this time, seems like he hasn’t let the defense skip a beat. The Jaguars are led by their running back Jonathan Stewart, this will be his second season with the team, who was acquired last season via trade—which seems to be working out quite nicely. Stewart has 633 yards and 6 touchdowns.
Predicted Division Winner: Indianapolis Colts
Last Year’s Super Bowl Champs, Cleveland Browns, are off to an average start with their 5-3 record, however, the rest of the division has not taken advantage, the next best record belongs to the Pittsburgh Steelers at 3-5, who just can’t seem to find anything that works for them offensively. The Steelers defense is the only reason why they are still in the race led by their longtime veteran, Troy Polamalu, who has 3 interceptions this season.
Predicted Division Winner: Cleveland Browns