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NFL Predictions 2012: SB Nation New York Staff Picks

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Eli Manning and the new York Giants earned the 2012 Lombardi Trophy. Who will earn it this time around? (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Eli Manning and the new York Giants earned the 2012 Lombardi Trophy. Who will earn it this time around? (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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The 2012 NFL season kicks off Wednesday night with the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants hosting the Dallas Cowboys (8:30 p.m. ET, NBC) in an NFC East match-up. With the season here, that means it is prediction time.

Here is a look at the predictions by SB Nation New York for division winners, wild cards and the Super Bowl. A hint: don't go bet the mortgage on what we think. Just read it.

Jeff Freier

AFC East: Patriots
AFC North: Ravens
AFC South: Texans
AFC West: Broncos
Wild Cards: Steelers, Chiefs

NFC East: Giants
NFC North: Packers
NFC South: Falcons
NFC West: 49ers
Wild Cards: Bears, Lions

Super Bowl Matchup: Packers vs. Patriots
Super Bowl Winner: Packers

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Chris Celletti

AFC East: Pats
AFC North: Steelers
AFC South: Texans
AFC West: Broncos
Wild Cards: Jets, Ravens

NFC East: Giants
NFC North: Packers
NFC South: Saints
NFC West: 49ers
Wild Cards: Eagles, Bears


Super Bowl Matchup: Patriots vs. Packers
Super Bowl Winner: Packers

Jared Smith

AFC East: Patriots
AFC North: Baltimore
AFC South: Texans
AFC West: Broncos
Wild Cards: Bills, Steelers

NFC East: Eagles
NFC North: Packers
NFC South: Falcons
NFC West: 49ers
Wild Cards: Giants, Lions

Super Bowl Matchup: Broncos Vs. Packers
Super Bowl Winner: Packers

Ryan Jones

AFC East: Patriots
AFC North: Steelers
AFC South : Texans
AFC West : Broncos
AFC Wild Cards : Ravens, Chiefs

NFC East : Giants
NFC North : Packers
NFC South - Saints
NFC West : Seahawks
NFC Wild Cards - Lions, Panthers

Super Bowl Matchup: Packers vs. Texans
Super Bowl Winner: Packers

Ed Valentine

AFC East: Patriots
AFC North: Ravens
AFC South: Texans
AFC West: Broncos
Wild Cards: Steelers, Bills

NFC East: Giants
NFC North: Packers
NFC South: Saints
NFC West: 49ers
Wild Cards: Eagles, Bears

Super Bowl Matchup: Packers vs. Patriots
Super Bowl Winner: Packers

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