Originally Posted by thecoylewis
Smith missing the first 2 games does suck but overall, I don't think it will hurt them that bad.
St. Louis is in dissarray behind the scenes right now. Their owner died last year and the race is on to who claims the team. There are rumblings about them being moved and things don't look good. I see the Rams being .500 at best.
Minnesota on the other hand will be a powerhouse . . . when they get a decent QB. Tavaris Jackson has to be one of the worst quarterbacks to start in the NFL. This guy couldn't be a star in NFL Europe in my opinion. He's like Michael Vick without the wins or legal problems. If Minnesota can realize that and get a QB before all their other talent goes to waste, look for a very strong team from them.
Baltimore won a SUper Bowl with a horrible QB so it could happen. That division is weak and 9-7 could take it. I don't see the Vikes doing it but it could happen.
I'm going Cincinnati. I think they have a legit shot at 11-5 and winning their division. If the offense is 100%, the defense can give up 30 a game because the offense can put up 40 easy.