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SI's 2002 NFL Preview

   Damian Strohmeyer
Sports Illustrated The 2002 NFL season is almost upon us. Gird yourself for all the gridiron action by checking out Sports Illustrated's comprehensive team-by-team previews. Click on any individual team to find a complete breakdown, including New Twists, Schedule Strength and Enemy Lines, a scout's inside look at each team. Who's headed to San Diego on Jan. 26, 2003 for Super Bowl XXXVII? Take a look below at the magazine's playoffs picks, and see where Dr. Z ranks all 32 teams.
 
NFC East Projected
  1   Eagles 11-5
  2   Cowboys 8-8
  3   Giants 7-9
  4   Redskins 7-9
NFC North  
  1   Packers 11-5
  2   Bears* 11-5
  3   Vikings 7-9
  4   Lions 5-11
NFC South  
  1 Buccaneers 13-3
  2 Falcons 7-9
  3 Saints 5-11
  4 Panthers 3-13
NFC West  
  1   Rams 12-4
  2   49ers* 11-5
  3   Seahawks 8-8
  4   Cardinals 6-10
AFC East Projected
  1    Patriots 10-6
  2    Dolphins* 9-7
  3    Jets 9-7
  4    Bills 9-7
AFC North  
  1    Steelers 11-5
  2    Browns 8-8
  3    Bengals 7-9
  4    Ravens 5-11
AFC South  
  1    Titans 11-5
  2    Colts* 9-7
  3    Jaguars 6-10
  4    Texans 3-13
AFC West  
  1    Raiders 10-6
  2    Broncos 7-9
  3    Chiefs 6-10
  4    Chargers 4-12
Wild-Card Playoffs
N
F
C
Packers over Bears A
F
C
Dolphins over Raiders
49ers over Eagles Patriots over Colts
Divisional Playoffs
N
F
C
Rams over Packers A
F
C
Dolphins over Titans
Buccaneers over 49ers Steelers over Patriots
Championship Games
NFC: Rams over Buccaneers AFC: Steelers over Dolphins
Super Bowl XXXVII
Rams 27, Steelers 24

How Dr. Z Ranks 'em
1   St. Louis Rams 17   New York Giants
2   Pittsburgh Steelers 18   Washington Redskins
3   Tampa Bay Buccaneers 19   Atlanta Falcons
4   New England Patriots 20   Seattle Seahawks
5   San Francisco 49ers 21   Cleveland Browns
6   Green Bay Packers 22   Minnesota Vikings
7   Chicago Bears 23   Cincinnati Bengals
8   Philadelphia Eagles 24   Jacksonville Jaguars
9   Miami Dolphins 25   New Orleans Saints
10   Tennessee Titans 26   Kansas City Chiefs
11   Oakland Raiders 27   Arizona Cardinals
12   Indianapolis Colts 28   Detroit Lions
13   New York Jets 29   Baltimore Ravens
14   Denver Broncos 30   San Diego Chargers
15   Dallas Cowboys 31   Houston Texans
16   Buffalo Bills 32   Carolina Panthers
 


 
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