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AFC Playoffs 2009-2010:
· Wild Card: Indianapolis over Baltimore. Houston over Miami.
· Division: San Diego over Indianapolis. Houston over New England
· AFC Championship: San Diego over Houston

Most recent update: June 19, 2009(will be continually updated)

This chart shows the 2009 range of expected wins (in green) and predicted wins (in yellow) for each team

AFC East

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1. New England Patriots Bill Belichick (since 2000)
2009 projected wins: 12
Record (2008): 11-5
Record (2007): 16-0, lost to New York Giants (17-14) in Super Bowl XLII
Record (2006): 12-4, lost to Indianapolis (38-34) in AFC Championship
Record (2005): 10-6, lost to Denver (27-13) in divisional playoff
Record (2004): 14-2, won Super Bowl XXXIX 24-21
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2. Miami Dolphins Tony Sparano (2008)
2009 projected wins: 10
Record (2008): 11-5
Record (2007): 1-15
Record (2006): 6-10
Record (2005): 9-7
Record (2004): 4-12
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3. New York Jets Rex Ryan (2009)
2009 projected wins: 8
Record (2008): 9-7
Record (2007): 4-12
Record (2006): 10-6
Record (2005): 4-12
Record (2004): 10-6, lost to Pittsburgh (20-17, OT) in divisional playoff
Keep in mind: Rex Ryan comes in. A good, tough choice..
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4. Buffalo Bills Dick Jauron (2006)
2009 projected wins: 6
Record (2008): 7-9
Record (2007): 7-9
Record (2006): 7-9
Record (2005): 5-11
Record (2004): 9-7
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AFC West

Division Snapshot.(flashback see 2008 predictions 2008 AFC).

1. San Diego Chargers Norv Turner (2007)
2009 projected wins: 10
Record (2008): 8-8
Record (2007): 11-5, lost to New England (21-12) in AFC Championship
Record (2006): 14-2, lost to New England (24-21) in divisional playoff
Record (2005): 9-7
Record (2004): 12-4, lost to NY Jets (20-17, OT) in wild card.
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2. Oakland Raiders Tom cable (2008)
2009 projected wins: 8
Record (2008): 5-11
Record (2007): 4-12
Record (2006): 2-14
Record (2005): 4-12
Record (2004): 5-11
Keep in mind: Tom Cable may not have exactly earned the right to be the official head coach after a 4-8 interim record. However he did finish the season 3-3 including 2 wins in a row at the end.
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3. Denver Broncos Josh McDaniels (2009)
2009 projected wins: 8
Record (2008): 8-8
Record (2007): 7-9
Record (2006): 9-7
Record (2005): 13-3, lost to Pittsburgh (34-17) in AFC Championship
Record (2004): 10-6, got crushed by Indianapolis (again) in wild card game 49-24
Keep in mind: Mike Shanaham had guided the Broncos since 1995 but that era is over, and with the loss of QB Jay Cutler, Denver really does seem to be starting over. However, nabbing McDaniels from the N.E. offence at least makes for a palatable transition, even if ultimately not successful as we suspect.
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4. Kansas City Chiefs Todd Haley (2009)
2009 projected wins: 6
Record (2008): 2-14
Record (2007): 4-12
Record (2006): 9-7, lost to Indianapolis (23-8) in wild card
Record (2005): 10-6
Record (2004): 7-9
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AFC North

Division Snapshot.(flashback see 2008 predictions 2008 AFC).

1. Baltimore Ravens John Harbaugh (2008)
2009 projected wins: 9
Record (2008): 11-5
Record (2007): 5-11
Record (2006): 13-3, lost to Indianapolis (15-6) in divisional playoff
Record (2005): 6-10
Record (2004): 9-7
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2. Pittsburgh Steelers Mike Tomlin (2007)
2009 projected wins: 9
Record (2008): 12-4
Record (2007): 10-6, lost to Jacksonville (31-29) in wild card
Record (2006): 8-8
Record (2005): 11-5, won the Super Bowl (21-10) ws Seattle
Record (2004): 15-1, lost to New England (41-27) in AFC Championship
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3. Cincinnati Bengals Marvin Lewis (2003)
2009 projected wins: 8
Record (2008): 4-11
Record (2007): 7-9
Record (2006): 8-8
Record (2005): 11-5, lost to Pittsburgh (31-17) in wild card
Record (2004): 8-8
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4. Cleveland Browns Eric Mangini (2009)
2009 projected wins: 7
Record (2008): 4-12
Record (2007): 10-6
Record (2006): 4-12
Record (2005): 6-10
Record (2004): 4-12
Keep in mind: Hmmm, hiring the Jets former head coach to turn things around?.
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AFC South

Division SnapshotThe AFC South is .(flashback see 2008 predictions 2008 AFC).

1. Indianapolis Colts Jim Caldwell (2009)
2009 projected wins: 10
Record (2008): 12-4
Record (2007): 13-3, lost to San Diego (28-24) in divisional playoff
Record (2006): 12-4, won Super Bowl XLI (29-17) over Chicago
Record (2005): 14-2, lost to Pittsburgh (21-18) in divisional playoff
Record (2004): 12-4, lost to New England (20-3) in divisional playoff
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2. Houston Texans Gary Kubiak (2006)
2009 projected wins: 10
Record (2008): 8-8
Record (2007): 8-8
Record (2006): 6-10
Record (2005): 2-14
Record (2004): 7-9
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3. Tennessee Titans Jeff Fisher (1994)
2009 projected wins: 9
Record (2008): 13-3
Record (2007): 10-6, lost to San Diego (17-6) in wild card
Record (2006): 8-8
Record (2005): 4-12
Record (2004): 5-11
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4. Jacksonville Jaguars Jack Del Rio (2003)
2009 projected wins: 9
Record (2008): 5-11
Record (2007): 11-5, lost to New England (31-20) in divisional playoff
Record (2006): 8-8
Record (2005): 12-4, lost to New England (28-3) in wild card
Record (2004): 9-7
Keep in mind: Jack Del Rio’s job, despite all his brilliance, could be on the line this season.
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