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20 bold predictions for the 2014 NFL season

By Mike Batista

Let the (real) NFL games begin.

The 2014 preseason is over. In less than a week, we'll actually recognize most of the players we're watching.

What does the upcoming season have in store? Who will be this year's surprise playoff teams? Which rookies will become instant stars? Which records will be broken? The only thing that we can safely predict is that we'll be shocked on more than one occasion.

So why bother playing it safe with our predictions? Let's go out on a limb with 20 bold predictions for the 2014 NFL season.


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