Still, provided he doesn't break his throwing hand by punching another helmet, Vince Young should be that much better and more confident than last year. Albert "The Stomper" Haynesworth looks to be healthy again and Jeff Fisher is about as blue chip as a coach can get. My guess is that, even without Pacman, the end result will be similar to last year, just a little more consistent.
So there's the AFC — as in the past few years, the most likely source of the champ. If I were going to bet on a single team it would be the Jags simply because of all the teams with a legit shot, they have the highest odds. The fact that the Pats are so scary the odds are less than 2-1 means a bet on them is not worth the risk. Also note that the odds makers say both the Pats and the Chargers are more likely to win than the Colts are to repeat — interesting. If you want to play a real long shot, drop some money on the Browns at 125-1, they have a better chance than some of the teams in double digits.
Wild Cards: Jags, Broncos
My gut instinct is we come down to yet another Pats/Colts final, this one featuring a sideline interview with Bridget Moynihan and her infant son Peyton.
Coming soon, the NFC.