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Your 2014 NFL predictions?

The 2014 NFL season kicks off Thursday night, with the Super Bowl-winning Seattle Seahawks hosting the Green Bay Packers in the first of what should be many intriguing games in this wide-open league. What will happen this year? Read our experts' NFL preview, then cast your votes below!

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  • Which team will win the NFC East?

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  • Which team will win the NFC North?

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      72%
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      15%
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      9%
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      4%

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  • Which team will win the NFC South?

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      73%
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      16%
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      8%
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  • Which team will win the NFC West?

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      73%
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      20%
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      5%
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  • Which team will win the AFC East?

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      88%
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      6%
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      4%
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  • Which team will win the AFC North?

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      20%
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      56%
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      19%
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      5%

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  • Which team will win the AFC South?

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      87%
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      8%
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      2%
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      3%

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  • Which team will win the AFC West?

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      86%
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      5%
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      6%
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      3%

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  • Which team will finish with the NFL's best record (assuming there are no ties)?

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      38%
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      8%
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      22%
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      18%

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  • Which team will finish with the NFL's worst record (assuming there are no ties)?

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      28%
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      33%
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      7%
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      14%

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  • How confident are you feeling about your favorite NFL team heading into the 2014 season?

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      47%
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      39%
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      14%

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  • Who will win NFL MVP?

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      9%
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      10%
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      23%
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      19%
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      39%

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  • Which rookie will have the biggest impact in 2014?

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      19%
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      41%
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      7%
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      20%

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  • Which team will win the NFC?

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      14%
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      19%
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      13%
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      39%
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      15%

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  • Which team will win the AFC?

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      50%
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      11%
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      24%
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      15%

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  • Which team will win the Super Bowl?

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      23%
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      11%
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      12%
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      21%
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      33%

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The #NFLRank Top 10s are here, with Calvin Johnson leading the way on offense and J.J. Watt on defense. How do these players stack up overall? Click on the images below to set your rankings!

NFLRank Top Players

Geno Atkins

Geno Atkins

NFLRank -- Defense: 10

Tom Brady

Tom Brady

NFLRank -- Defense: 10

Drew Brees

Drew Brees

NFLRank -- Offense: 6

Jimmy Graham

Jimmy Graham

NFLRank -- Offense: 7

A.J. Green

A.J. Green

NFLRank -- Offense: 9

Calvin Johnson

Calvin Johnson

NFLRank -- Offense: 6

Luke Kuechly

Luke Kuechly

NFLRank -- Defense: 4

Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning

NFLRank -- Offense: 5

LeSean McCoy

LeSean McCoy

NFLRank -- Offense: 8

Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson

NFLRank -- Offense: 9

Patrick Peterson

Patrick Peterson

NFLRank -- Defense: 8

Robert Quinn

Robert Quinn

NFLRank -- Offense: 1

Darrelle Revis

Darrelle Revis

NFLRank -- Defense: 5

Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers

NFLRank -- Defense: 4

Richard Sherman

Richard Sherman

NFLRank -- Defense: 2

Ndamukong Suh

Ndamukong Suh

NFLRank -- Offense: 3

Earl Thomas

Earl Thomas

NFLRank -- Defense: 3

Joe Thomas

Joe Thomas

NFLRank -- Offense: 8

J.J. Watt

J.J. Watt

NFLRank -- Defense: 1

Patrick Willis

Patrick Willis

NFLRank -- Offense: 4

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Marshawn Lynch to hold out

Months after helping the Seattle Seahawks win their first Super Bowl, running back Marshawn Lynch said he will not participate in training camp. Instead he will hold out for a contract with more money up front, which could be a major blow for Seattle -- if you believe training camp to be important for a 28-year-old Pro Bowler.

How worried should Seahawks fans be about Marshawn Lynch's holdout from training camp?

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    24%
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    49%
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    27%

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  • Will Marshawn Lynch be the Seahawks' starting running back in Week 1?

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      79%
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      21%

    Discuss (Total votes: 22,660)

  • How important is NFL training camp to established veterans?

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      23%
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      61%
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      16%

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  • Where does Marshawn Lynch rank among NFL running backs?

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      4%
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      31%
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      15%

    Discuss (Total votes: 21,587)

  • What is the likelihood of a Seahawks Super Bowl championship repeat?

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      49%
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      35%

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Seahawks to win 2015 Super Bowl?

Yeah, OK, so we're barely more than a month removed from the most recent Super Bowl, and the NFL famously produces surprise champions. But with the Seattle Seahawks on Monday re-signing defensive end Michael Bennett -- thought by many to be the best free agent in this year's class -- and coming off such a comprehensive title-clinching victory over the Denver Broncos, it's impossible to avoid thinking of a repeat in the Emerald City -- even after Seattle lost Golden Tate to Detroit on Wednesday. What are your thoughts?

Right now, what is your pick for 2014-15 Super Bowl champion?

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    35%
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    65%

Discuss (Total votes: 28,314)

  • What is the likelihood of a Seahawks repeat?

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      16%
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      55%
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      29%

    Discuss (Total votes: 61,338)

  • Is Michael Bennett an elite defensive end?

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      39%
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      41%
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      20%

    Discuss (Total votes: 38,228)

  • How much will Golden Tate's absence hurt the Seahawks in 2014?

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      33%
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      67%

    Discuss (Total votes: 29,620)

  • Which of these teams has the best shot at unseating the Seahawks as Super Bowl champions?

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      47%
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      7%
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      9%
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      12%

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Brandon Browner treated fairly?

Former Pro Bowl cornerback Brandon Browner was reinstated by the NFL, but still must serve four more games of a suspension brought on by a violation of the league's substance-abuse policy. Browner, a free agent after spending the past three seasons with the Seattle Seahawks -- the last of which was cut short by injury, then his suspension -- was initially banned a year for marijuana use. He is a free agent and can sign with anyone as early as Tuesday. Did the NFL do right by Browner? Would you want your favorite team to sign him this offseason?

Has the NFL treated Brandon Browner fairly?

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    57%
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    43%

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  • Would you want your favorite team to sign Brandon Browner?

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      54%
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      46%

    Discuss (Total votes: 55,866)

  • In general, how do you feel about the way the NFL and teams punish their players?

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      30%
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      56%
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      14%

    Discuss (Total votes: 11,432)

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