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Football Season is About to Start: The 2017-18 Predictions

The 2017-18 Predictions

As we approach the start of the NFL’s 2017-2018 season, history tells us that there will always be surprises. Some teams will come out of nowhere to overperform and make the playoffs. Others will struggle with injuries and underperform. But here’s how things are expected to shake out in the regular season:

NFC EAST

The Dallas Cowboys are the favorites here, behind their powerful offense led by Dak Prescott. The New York Giants should finish in second place, with Washington nipping at their heels. The Eagles should come in last place.

NFC NORTH

This is the year the Green Bay Packers are dethroned in the North, as the Minnesota Vikings take the division crown behind their strong defense and a steady year from quarterback Sam Bradford. Green Bay manages to hang onto second place over the Lions, while the Bears bring up the rear in last place.

NFC SOUTH

In the South, Atlanta Falcons repeat as division champions, their Matt Ryan led offensive juggernaut proving to be too much for the resurgent Carolina Panthers, who finish in second place. The Saints come in third, and Tampa Bay has a disappointing season and a last place finish.

NFC WEST

Out west, the Seattle Seahawks’ swarming defense and dominant home field advantage will carry them to first place. The Los Angeles Rams edge out the disappointing Arizona Cardinals for second place, while the 49ers continue to rebuild in last place.

AFC EAST

No one is stopping the New England Patriots from running away from the pack to another division title. The Miami Dolphins, however, have a strong year with 2nd year coach Adam Gase. The Bills and the Jets are in a battle of underperforming teams for third place, and the Bills are just slightly better than the Jets.

AFC NORTH

The Baltimore Ravens fend off the Pittsburg Steelers for first place in the North, with Joe Flacco finding the kind of form that made him a Superbowl champion in 2013. Cincinnati will outperform the Browns to take third place, while Cleveland will look for moral victories in last place.

AFC SOUTH

Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans take the next step in ascending the NFL ranks, winning the South. Houston will take second place, with Jacksonville making progress as a team but finishing third. The Colts will struggle with Andrew Luck dealing with injuries in last place.

AFC WEST

Out West, the Oakland Raiders will win this extremely competitive division, with Denver taking the second spot over the slightly disappointing Chiefs. San Diego brings up the rear here.

PLAYOFF PICTURE

NFC

Byes for: Seattle, Dallas
Division winners: Minnesota, Atlanta
Wild Cards: Green Bay, Carolina
Winner: Seattle over Atlanta

AFC

Byes for: New England, Oakland
Division winners: Tennessee, Baltimore
Wild Cards: Denver, Miami
Winner: Oakland over New England

SUPERBOWL

Oakland defeats Seattle.

PeeWee Football

Helping Your Child with Football Tryouts

Helping Your Child with Football Tryouts

Football tryouts are associated with some great names; the very names that have already made it in the industry. However, what many parents do not understand is that you can helping your child with football tryouts and there are various benefits to that. In this piece, we shall look at some of these exciting perks.

Building Careers

Football players are some of the most revered sportsmen in this time and age. Their mention alone attracts a degree of awe even from those who are neither fans nor fanatics of the game. For this reason, it wouldn’t break a bone to help your child with football tryouts for you never know; you may be helping the next Tom Brady or Payton Manning.  When he has carved himself a successful career on the field, you will not only command respect as the parent but will definitely also be smiling all the way to the bank.

Talent Exploitation

If you do not spend some quality time with your child, you may never discover the wealth of talent that is kept hidden within him. However, helping your child with football tryouts is a great way of discovering such talents [if in case he is talented in this area]. While you are at it, take note of how much of an interest your child has in the game. Does they understand the game and do most of the moves come naturally? These could be some of the strongest indications of a child that’s talented in football but you will never discover these if you do not take some time to help your child with the tryouts.

Bond Forming

As a parent, there are various activities you can undertake with your child to foster some parental bonding and football tryouts with your child is indeed one such activity. Because you can hardly afford enough time to spend some quality time with your child, it becomes necessary to take advantage of noble activities such as football tryouts to try and forge unbreakable bonds with them.

The general rule here is to make the session as interactive as possible, perhaps by taking turns. Take turns in penalty shootouts, in goal-keeping etc.

Killing Boredom And Bad Behavior

Activities such as playing football help your child to spend his spare time constructively. Such activities are known to manage bad behavior as well as kill boredom. Therefore, helping your child in their football tryout will not only ensure they gain some skills but will also serve as a means of preventing bad behavior as well as encouraging constructive utilization of pastime. Even better, you may also help your child deal with some of the worst children-related addictions of modern times such as PS and computer games.