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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!

More: Predict: Over/unders | Your Power Rankings? | Rank: #NFLRank top 20

  • Which team will win the NFC East?

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  • Which team will win the NFC North?

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  • Which team will win the NFC South?

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  • Which team will win the NFC West?

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  • Which team will win the AFC East?

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  • Which team will win the AFC North?

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  • Which team will win the AFC South?

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  • Which team will win the AFC West?

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

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

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

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  • Who will win NFL MVP?

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  • Which rookie will have the biggest impact in 2014?

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  • Which team will win the NFC?

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  • Which team will win the AFC?

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  • Which team will win the Super Bowl?

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The #NFLRank Top 10s are here, with Calvin Johnson leading the way on offense and J.J. Watt on defense. How do these players stack up overall? Click on the images below to set your rankings!

NFLRank Top Players

Geno Atkins

Geno Atkins

NFLRank -- Defense: 10

Tom Brady

Tom Brady

NFLRank -- Defense: 10

Drew Brees

Drew Brees

NFLRank -- Offense: 6

Jimmy Graham

Jimmy Graham

NFLRank -- Offense: 7

A.J. Green

A.J. Green

NFLRank -- Offense: 9

Calvin Johnson

Calvin Johnson

NFLRank -- Offense: 6

Luke Kuechly

Luke Kuechly

NFLRank -- Defense: 4

Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning

NFLRank -- Offense: 5

LeSean McCoy

LeSean McCoy

NFLRank -- Offense: 8

Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson

NFLRank -- Offense: 9

Patrick Peterson

Patrick Peterson

NFLRank -- Defense: 8

Robert Quinn

Robert Quinn

NFLRank -- Offense: 1

Darrelle Revis

Darrelle Revis

NFLRank -- Defense: 5

Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers

NFLRank -- Defense: 4

Richard Sherman

Richard Sherman

NFLRank -- Defense: 2

Ndamukong Suh

Ndamukong Suh

NFLRank -- Offense: 3

Earl Thomas

Earl Thomas

NFLRank -- Defense: 3

Joe Thomas

Joe Thomas

NFLRank -- Offense: 8

J.J. Watt

J.J. Watt

NFLRank -- Defense: 1

Patrick Willis

Patrick Willis

NFLRank -- Offense: 4

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Thoughts on NFL draft 1st round?

After weeks of scouting and debating, the Houston Texans decided on the obvious choice at No. 1: Jadeveon Clowney, the South Carolina defensive end considered by most to be the top talent in the 2014 NFL draft. A few minutes later, the Jacksonville Jaguars made a splash at No. 3 by selecting quarterback Blake Bortles ahead of superstar Johnny Manziel. It all came as part of a dramatic first round, which ended with Teddy Bridgewater going 32nd to the Minnesota Vikings. What are your thoughts on the evening?

More: Johnny Manziel's fall? | Who will be a bust?

  • What is Jadeveon Clowney's NFL future (drafted first overall by Texans)?

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  • What do you make of the Texans taking Jadeveon Clowney No. 1 overall?

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  • What do you make of the Jaguars drafting Blake Bortles No. 3 overall?

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  • Which first-round quarterback will have the best NFL career?

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  • What do you make of the Bills giving their first- and fourth-round picks in 2015 to the Browns to move up from No. 9 to No. 4 to select WR Sammy Watkins?

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  • What do you make of the Cowboys drafting OT Zack Martin with Johnny Manziel still available?

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According to J.J. Watt, one young fan named Trey was having trouble proving to his schoolmates that he was friends with the Houston Texans' star defensive end. So Watt made this video:


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Jadeveon Clowney's NFL future?

Mel Kiper has been saying Jadeveon Clowney had a future as a No. 1 overall pick since Clowney's sophomore season that he stamped with his helmet-popping hit against Michigan in the 2013 Outback Bowl. So if it feels like we've been talking about his draft prospects for a long time, it is because we have. Naturally, during that time, draft experts and teams have had plenty of opportunity to pick apart his game. Is it all just blowing smoke or should we be concerned about his future as a pro?

What is Jadeveon Clowney's NFL future?

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  • Whom should the Houston Texans draft No. 1 overall?

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  • Whom will the Houston Texans draft No. 1 overall?

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  • What would be your biggest concern with Jadeveon Clowney heading into the NFL draft?

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  • Which of Todd McShay's top-rated positional prospects would you build a team around?

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