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Your 2014 NFL predictions?

The 2014 NFL season kicks off Thursday night, with the Super Bowl-winning Seattle Seahawks hosting the Green Bay Packers in the first of what should be many intriguing games in this wide-open league. What will happen this year? Read our experts' NFL preview, then cast your votes below!

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  • Which team will win the NFC East?

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      71%
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      9%
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      10%
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      10%

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  • Which team will win the NFC North?

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      72%
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      15%
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      9%
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      4%

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  • Which team will win the NFC South?

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      73%
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      16%
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      8%
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      3%

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  • Which team will win the NFC West?

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      73%
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      20%
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      5%
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      2%

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  • Which team will win the AFC East?

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      88%
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      6%
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      4%
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      2%

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  • Which team will win the AFC North?

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      20%
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      56%
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      19%
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      5%

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  • Which team will win the AFC South?

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      87%
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      8%
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      2%
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      3%

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  • Which team will win the AFC West?

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      86%
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      5%
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      6%
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      3%

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  • Which team will finish with the NFL's best record (assuming there are no ties)?

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      38%
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      14%
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      8%
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      22%
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      18%

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  • Which team will finish with the NFL's worst record (assuming there are no ties)?

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      18%
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      28%
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      33%
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      7%
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      14%

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  • How confident are you feeling about your favorite NFL team heading into the 2014 season?

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      47%
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      39%
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      14%

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  • Who will win NFL MVP?

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      9%
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      11%
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      23%
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      19%
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      38%

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  • Which rookie will have the biggest impact in 2014?

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      19%
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      40%
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      7%
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      13%
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      21%

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  • Which team will win the NFC?

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      14%
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      19%
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      13%
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      39%
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      15%

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  • Which team will win the AFC?

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      50%
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      11%
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      24%
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      15%

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  • Which team will win the Super Bowl?

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      23%
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      11%
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      11%
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      21%
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      34%

    Discuss (Total votes: 10,175)

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Should Redskins change name?

The Washington Redskins have faced constant, if not always heavy, pressure to change their name in recent years. This week, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office canceled the team's trademarks on the basis that the name is "disparaging to Native Americans." The ruling is being appealed and affects only trademarks registered between 1967 and 1990, meaning the current logo is still protected. Still, it's another example of the growing movement against this long-standing moniker.

Should the Redskins change their name?

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    36%
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    64%

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  • Will the Redskins change their name?

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      32%
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      23%
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      45%

    Discuss (Total votes: 63,065)

  • If you were a Redskins fan, would a name change negatively affect the way you support the team?

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      28%
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      21%
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      51%

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DeSean Jackson joins Redskins

DeSean Jackson's time on the unemployment line ended rather quickly as the star wide receiver has signed a 3-year deal with the Redskins after being unceremoniously released by the Eagles days earlier. It could be a risky move given Jackson's reported off-field issues, not to mention that the Redskins are being guided this season by a first-year NFL coach in Jay Gruden. Will this add up to disaster or will it be one of the shrewdest moves off the offseason?

  • What do you think of the Redskins signing DeSean Jackson to a 3-year, $24 million deal with $16 million guaranteed?

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      66%
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      34%

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  • How worried should Redskins fans be about the pairing of DeSean Jackson and a first-time head coach in Jay Gruden?

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      14%
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      45%
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      41%

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  • Which of DeSean Jackson's previous seasons will most closely mirror his first season with the Redskins?

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      18%
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      60%
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      22%

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  • Which of these NFC East QB-WR combos would you most like to have?

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      41%
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      37%
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      22%

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  • Which team will win the NFC East?

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      45%
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      15%
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      14%
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      26%

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  • What is your opinion of DeSean Jackson?

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      39%
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      22%
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      39%

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Redskins hire Jay Gruden

The Redskins didn't waste much time finding a replacement for Mike Shanahan, reportedly hiring Jay Gruden as their next head coach. Gruden, the brother of former head coach and current ESPN analyst Jon Gruden, helped bring the Bengals to the playoffs in each of his three seasons as the team's offensive coordinator, although they had difficulty translating their high-powered offense to the postseason. Gruden's task is clear, if difficult: help Robert Griffin III regain his 2012 form and turn Washington into a team that contends for -- and wins -- Super Bowls.

  • What do you make of the Redskins hiring Jay Gruden as their head coach?

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      66%
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      34%

    Discuss (Total votes: 130,733)

  • Will Robert Griffin III ever be an elite NFL quarterback?

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      39%
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      61%

    Discuss (Total votes: 29,794)

  • Which team will win the NFC East next season?

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      13%
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      58%
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      13%
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      16%

    Discuss (Total votes: 7,979)

  • Will the Redskins ever win a Super Bowl with Jay Gruden and Robert Griffin III?

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      23%
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      77%

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Redskins fire Shanahan

The Mike Shanahan era is over in Washington. The Redskins fired their coach after the team plunged from NFC East champions to the division basement and lost their final eight games. While many will blame Shanahan's departure on his testy relationship with quarterback Robert Griffin III, it's worth noting that he went 24-40 in four seasons in Washington and posted the same winning percentage as his two predecessors, Steve Spurrier and Jim Zorn. It remains to be seen if the next coach -- the eighth hired by owner Daniel Snyder in his 15-year tenure -- will turn things around.

  • What do you think of the Redskins firing coach Mike Shanahan?

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      77%
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      23%

    Discuss (Total votes: 10,774)

  • Who bears the most responsibility for the Redskins' struggles in 2013?

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      33%
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      29%
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      38%

    Discuss (Total votes: 138,285)

  • Does Mike Shanahan deserve another shot at coaching an NFL team?

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      62%
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      38%

    Discuss (Total votes: 10,047)

  • Should Robert Griffin III be the Redskins' franchise quarterback?

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      64%
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      36%

    Discuss (Total votes: 9,977)

  • Which of these factors do you think played the biggest role in the Redskins firing Mike Shanahan?

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      33%
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      45%
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      22%

    Discuss (Total votes: 9,314)

  • Which NFL head coaching vacancy is the most appealing?

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      4%
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      12%
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      29%
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      49%
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      6%

    Discuss (Total votes: 54,315)

  • Will the Redskins make the playoffs in 2014?

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      13%
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      87%

    Discuss (Total votes: 9,120)

  • Of the NFC East teams that missed the playoffs, which will win the most games in 2014?

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      44%
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      48%
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      8%

    Discuss (Total votes: 9,147)

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