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SCOUTING REPORTS

Sept. 07, 2009
Sept. 07, 2009

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Sept. 7, 2009

LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
NFL PREVIEW
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SCOUTING REPORTS

PETER KING'SPREDICTIONS

This is an article from the Sept. 7, 2009 issue

SI senior writerPeter King forecasts the 2009 season

AFC EAST
Patriots 13--3
Dolphins 8--8
Jets 7--9
Bills 6--10

AFC NORTH
Steelers 11--5
Ravens* 9--7
Bengals 7--9
Browns 2--14

AFC SOUTH
Texans 10--6
Colts* 10--6
Titans 9--7
Jaguars 6--10

AFC WEST
Chargers 11--5
Chiefs 8--8
Broncos 5--11
Raiders 4--12

NFC EAST
Giants 12--4
Cowboys 10--6
Eagles 9--7
Redskins 6--10

NFC NORTH
Bears 11--5
Vikings* 10--6
Packers* 10--6
Lions 3--13

NFC SOUTH
Falcons 10--6
Panthers 9--7
Saints 7--9
Bucs 4--12

NFC WEST
Seahawks 9--7
Cardinals 9--7
49ers 6--10
Rams 5--11

*Wild-cardteam

PLAYOFFS
(Number in parentheses is playoff seed)

WILD-CARDTEAM

AFC
(3) Steelers 20, (6) Ravens 17
(5) Colts 26, (4) Texans 13

NFC
(5) Vikings 30, (4) Seahawks 17
(6) Packers 23, (3) Falcons 20

DIVISIONALROUND

AFC
(1) Patriots 23, Colts 17
(2) Chargers 17, Steelers 16

NFC
Packers 20, (1) Giants 17
(2) Bears 27, Vikings 25

CHAMPIONSHIPGAME

AFC
Patriots 27, Chargers 20

NFC
Bears 16, Packers 13

SUPER BOWLXLIV
Feb. 7, 2010 | Dolphin Stadium, Miami
PATRIOTS 30, BEARS 27

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PHOTOPhotograph by BOB ROSATOMOWING HIM DOWN If last December's run-in was any indication, the Steelers and the Titans will get the 2009 season—and the race to Miami for Super Bowl XLIV—off to a smashing start on Sept. 10. Pittsburgh wide receiver Hines Ward had a clump of turf stuck in the top bar of his face mask until Cortland Finnegan came along to remove it for him.PHOTOKIM KLEMENT/US PRESSWIRE (MOSS)Randy MossPHOTOJOHN BIEVER (URLACHER)Brian Urlacher