Our experts' predictions for 2009

Originally Published: September 7, 2009
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Our experts have predicted the 2009 division winners, wild cards, individual award winners, conference champions and Super Bowl titlist.

NFL Season Predictions
  John Banks,
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Jeffri Chadiha,
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John Clayton,
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Tim Graham,
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AFC East New England New England New England New England
AFC North Baltimore Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pittsburgh
AFC South Houston Tennessee Indianapolis Indianapolis
AFC West San Diego San Diego San Diego San Diego
AFC wild cards Pittsburgh, Indianapolis Indianapolis, Baltimore Tennessee, Baltimore Tennessee, Baltimore
NFC East Philadelphia Philadelphia NY Giants Philadelphia
NFC North Green Bay Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota
NFC South Atlanta Carolina Atlanta Atlanta
NFC West Seattle Arizona Arizona Arizona
NFC wild cards NY Giants, Minnesota NY Giants, Dallas Green Bay, Philadelphia Green Bay, NY Giants
AFC champion San Diego Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pittsburgh
NFC champion Philadelphia Philadelphia NY Giants Philadelphia
SUPER BOWL CHAMPION San Diego Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pittsburgh
Coach of the year Norv Turner, San Diego Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh Mike McCarthy, Green Bay Andy Reid, Philadelphia
MVP Philip Rivers, San Diego Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Adrian Peterson, Minnesota
Offensive player of the year Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Adrian Peterson, Minnesota

Drew Brees, New Orleans Adrian Peterson, Minnesota
Defensive player of the year James Harrison, Pittsburgh Ed Reed, Baltimore DeMarcus Ware, Dallas DeMarcus Ware, Dallas
Offensive ROY Percy Harvin, Minnesota Beanie Wells, Arizona Mark Sanchez, NY Jets Percy Harvin, Minnesota
Defensive ROY Evander Hood, Pittsburgh Aaron Curry, Seattle Brian Orakpo, Washington B.J. Raji, Green Bay

NFL Season Predictions
  Jeremy Green,
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Paul Kuharsky,
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Matt Mosley,
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Len Pasquarelli,
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AFC East New England New England New England New England
AFC North Pittsburgh Baltimore Pittsburgh Baltimore
AFC South Tennessee Tennessee Indianapolis Tennessee
AFC West San Diego San Diego San Diego San Diego
AFC wild cards Baltimore, Indianapolis Indianapolis, Pittsburgh Baltimore, Miami Pittsburgh, Indianapolis
NFC East NY Giants NY Giants NY Giants NY Giants
NFC North Minnesota Green Bay Green Bay Minnesota
NFC South New Orleans Atlanta Atlanta Atlanta
NFC West Arizona Seattle Arizona Seattle
NFC wild cards Philadelphia, Atlanta Philadelphia, New Orleans Philadelphia, Minnesota Dallas, New Orleans
AFC champion Pittsburgh New England New England San Diego
NFC champion New Orleans Atlanta NY Giants NY Giants
SUPER BOWL CHAMPION Pittsburgh New England New England San Diego
Coach of the year Sean Payton, New Orleans Mike McCarthy, Green Bay Bill Belichick, New England Jeff Fisher, Tennessee
MVP Drew Brees, New Orleans Tom Brady, New England Tom Brady, New England Philip Rivers, San Diego
Offensive player of the year Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Tom Brady, New England Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Drew Brees, New Orleans
Defensive player of the year Jared Allen, Minnesota Haloti Ngata, Baltimore Justin Tuck, NY Giants DeMarcus Ware, Dallas
Offensive ROY Mark Sanchez, NY Jets LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Hakeem Nicks, NY Giants Percy Harvin, Minnesota
Defensive ROY Aaron Curry, Seattle James Laurinaitis, St. Louis Aaron Curry, Seattle Brian Orakpo, Washington

NFL Season Predictions
  Mike Sando,
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Adam Schefter,
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Kevin Seifert,
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James Walker,
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AFC East New England New England New England New England
AFC North Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pittsburgh
AFC South Indianapolis Indianapolis Tennessee Indianapolis
AFC West San Diego San Diego San Diego San Diego
AFC wild cards Tennessee, Baltimore Houston, Cincinnati Baltimore, Indianapolis Baltimore, Tennessee
NFC East NY Giants Dallas Philadelphia Philadelphia
NFC North Green Bay Green Bay Minnesota Minnesota
NFC South Atlanta Atlanta Atlanta Atlanta
NFC West Arizona San Francisco Seattle Arizona
NFC wild cards Philadelphia, Chicago NY Giants, Philadelphia Green Bay, Chicago NY Giants, Carolina
AFC champion New England San Diego Pittsburgh Pittsburgh
NFC champion Green Bay Green Bay Philadelphia Philadelphia
SUPER BOWL CHAMPION New England San Diego Pittsburgh Pittsburgh
Coach of the year Mike McCarthy, Green Bay Mike Singletary, San Francisco Mike McCarthy, Green Bay Andy Reid, Philadelphia
MVP Tom Brady, New England Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Tom Brady, New England
Offensive player of the year Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Drew Brees, New Orleans Tom Brady, New England
Defensive player of the year DeMarcus Ware, Dallas DeMarcus Ware, Dallas Mario Williams, Houston DeMarcus Ware, Dallas
Offensive ROY Mark Sanchez, NY Jets Mark Sanchez, NY Jets Knowshon Moreno, Denver Mark Sanchez, NY Jets
Defensive ROY Brian Orakpo, Washington Brian Orakpo, Washington Aaron Curry, Seattle Aaron Curry, Seattle

NFL Season Predictions
  Seth Wickersham,
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Bill Williamson,
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Matt Williamson,
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Pat Yasinskas,
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AFC East New England New England New England New England
AFC North Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pittsburgh
AFC South Jacksonville Indianapolis Indianapolis Indianapolis
AFC West San Diego San Diego San Diego San Diego
AFC wild cards Indianapolis, Cincinnati Tennessee, Buffalo Baltimore, Tennessee Baltimore, Tennessee
NFC East Dallas New York Philadelphia Dallas
NFC North Green Bay Minnesota Chicago Green Bay
NFC South Atlanta Atlanta Atlanta Atlanta
NFC West San Francisco San Francisco Seattle Arizona
NFC wild cards Philadelphia, NY Giants Carolina, Philadelphia New Orleans, NY Giants Carolina, Philadelphia
AFC champion San Diego New England Pittsburgh New England
NFC champion Dallas Atlanta Atlanta Dallas
SUPER BOWL CHAMPION San Diego New England Pittsburgh New England
Coach of the year Mike Singletary, San Francisco Mike Singletary, San Francisco Mike Smith, Atlanta Bill Belichick, New England
MVP Philip Rivers, San Diego Tom Brady, New England Matt Ryan, Atlanta Tom Brady, New England
Offensive player of the year Randy Moss, New England Matt Ryan, Atlanta Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Drew Brees, New Orleans
Defensive player of the year Patrick Willis, San Francisco Jared Allen, Minnesota DeMarcus Ware, Dallas Jared Allen, Minnesota
Offensive ROY Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia Mark Sanchez, NY Jets Percy Harvin, Minnesota Mark Sanchez, NY Jets
Defensive ROY Rey Maualuga, Cincinnati Larry English, San Diego Aaron Curry, Seattle Aaron Curry, Seattle