Surprise the players, the teams and the storylines develop during each NFL season.
Some quarterbacks have a breakout in the first half. An unexpected team remains undefeated until September. A perceived contender falls to the ground face down.
With that in mind, Colin Cowherd provided five bold predictions for 2022 in Friday’s edition of “The Herd”.
Rams win SB LVII, Cowboys skip playoffs in Colin’s bold NFL predictions
Colin Cowherd reveals his bold predictions for the 2022 NFL season.
1. Vikings of Minnesota win the NFC North
Colin’s thoughts: “They’ve switched to an offensive manager who will support Kirk Cousins. Between Dalvin Cook, Justin Jefferson, Adam Thielen and a definitely worthwhile attacking line, I like their roster. It’s a shaky division. Kirk Cousins, like Tua, finally has a manager this one. supports that. I think it’s important when some of us have a boss who trusts us, respects us. I think Minnesota is about to explode.
“No team that wins eight close games the following year doubles it, and no team that loses eight close games, including two overtime losses, doubles it. I think Vikings win NFC North. I think they beat the Packers. in the opening, and they start moving away from Thanksgiving. “
2. Dallas Cowboy skip the playoffs
Colin’s thoughts: “Many areas worry me. I haven’t landed Von Miller and lost Randy Gregory. I don’t have a world-class passing run. That means you can double down Micah Parsons more often. They’ve had substantial losses on the offensive line, an aging offensive line there.” el Collins [and] Connor Williams [left]and Tyron Smith is a Hall of Famer, but he can’t stay healthy.
“The large receiving body isn’t that dynamic. CeeDee Lamb switches to one, but Cedrick Wilson is gone, Amari Cooper is gone, and Michael Gallup has an ACL tear. And the truth is, I don’t think he is. they have an elite coach, and I think that as the game has become more sophisticated, it’s no longer a luxury, it’s a necessity. “
3. Bill Belichick retires after the season
Colin’s thoughts: “He hasn’t named coordinators. He has guys on staff. The reality is that Bob Kraft and Belichick have always been in a bit of a rowdy relationship. Kraft was close to [Tom] Brady. In every book you read about New England, Kraft tolerated much of Belichick’s grumpiness. They were 28 passing through. DeVante Parker helps a little. I don’t think they’re close to Buffalo. Belichick doesn’t necessarily like what happened in the league where players have more power and defense isn’t that important, ”Cowherd said.
“I think Belichick will retire as the greatest coach of all time after another 9-8 year,” he later concluded.
4. Russel Wilson wins the MVP of the NFL
Colin’s thoughts: “I think between Brady and Tampa and [Matthew] Stafford to the Rams, when you come to a team and all they need is a catalyst, there is a certain energy that you bring to a team with hope. And let’s be honest, Aaron Rodgers has won two consecutive MVPs, played the best football of him with Nathaniel Hackett, who is now Russell Wilson’s manager. Now [the Broncos] have five prime time games and seven national televised games. I actually think it helps them. Create urgency, an energy around the program. I think they have the perfect youthful mix between their manager and some of their defensive and attacking players and solid veteran lads, ”said Cowherd.
“I think [Wilson] makes big numbers and wins the MVP because it is the best story, “he concluded.
Melvin Gordon on Russell Wilson: “He’s locked up”
Colin Cowherd asks Melvin Gordon about his impression of Russell Wilson, who joins Denver after being traded by the Seattle Seahawks. The Broncos RB describe Pro Bowl QB as “all about football”. The two also talk about expectations for the team and whether Gordon thinks they are strong competitors in AFC West.
5. The Los Angeles Rams repeat themselves as Super Bowl champions
Colin’s thoughts: “There is also room for improvement. The games have been close to the playoffs – San Francisco and Tampa Bay and the Cincinnati Super Bowl – and Stafford led the NFL in interceptions. There is room for improvement. The division is weaker. they improved in wide receiver with Allen Robinson, they switched to linebacker and leadership with Bobby Wagner, and let’s be honest: NFC is not that good, nor that deep, “Cowherd said.
“The NFC has some good teams at the top, but it’s not like AFC where you have to go through the Bills and the Chiefs and the Bengals and the Ravens and the Broncos,” he later said.
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