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WILD CARDS ARIZONA CARDINALS NEW YORK GIANTS WEST CHAMPIONS SEATTLE SEAHAWKS I know a lot of people would like Arizona to take the title again this season but I just dont buy into Carson Palmers health being great for 3 seasons in a row. Hes had way too much of an injury past for me to be comfortable picking them here and as he goes so go the Cardinals. Seattle still has tons of talent on both sides of the ball and their defense played exceptionally well in the 2nd half of the season. I see a hungry Seahawks team not playing a first place schedule by the way coming out of the gates hot this year and expect them to take the West. SOUTH CHAMPIONS CAROLINA PANTHERS Carolina had a dream season last year. If any experts predicted a 15-1 record from them Id bow down and shake their hands. Cam Newton was easily MVP and the defense is as good as it gets. Although teams typically dont have that same follow-up season and defenses seem to run hot and cold from year-to-year Id expect Carolina to still take this division with ease. Atlanta and the others just arent good enough to give Carolina a push and getting a healthy Kelvin Benjamin back to add to Newtons offense will only add a big boost. NORTH CHAMPIONS GREEN BAY PACKERS Green Bay had a sub par year by their standards in 2016. They started off with an awful preseason injury to their all-pro WR Jordy Nelson that really hurt their offense. Follow that up with multiple injuries to their RBs TEs and OL and its amazing that they finished where they did and still managed to win a playoff game. Their defense played much better down the stretch and I dont think Minnesota will catch nearly as many breaks this season with a first place schedule. EAST CHAMPIONS DALLAS COWBOYS TheCowboyshaveagood chance to be the 2016 version of Washington. They are flying under the radar getting Tony Romo back healthy at QB this season and have a ton of weapons on offense. Picking up Alfred Morris from the Redskins free agent pile was also a genius move. Behind that ridiculously good offensive line in Big D Morris should take tons of pressure off of the passing game. The Cowboys defense played inspired last year but overall do not have much talent on that side of the ball. While we expect the Giants to have a nice bounce back season we dont feel the same way about the Redskins. A first place schedule unproven starting QB with way more pressure on him this season and a suspect defense should help elevate the Cowboys to the East title. A F C CHAMPIONS NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS N F C CHAMPIONS S E A T T L E SEAHAWKS SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS www.flipmagazine.netFebrary2016 An unabashed Celtics fan Jay Schuster is Boston bred and raised and currently resides just north of the city. He is a Proposal Manager for a large company in downtown Boston and graduated from Salem State College in Salem MA. In his free time Jay loves playing and watching sports surprise surprise weightlifting and getting clobbered in both Monopoly and Clue by his daughter. N F C