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SI: Jets will win division, not Super Bowl

8/31/2010

Sports Illustrated predicts the New York Jets will win the AFC East, but won't claim the Lombardi Trophy.

The magazine's annual NFL preview issue hits newsstands and mailboxes this week.

Sports Illustrated senior writer Peter King forecasts the Jets and New England Patriots will finish 10-6, with the Jets winning the tiebreaker and the Patriots going into the playoffs as a wild card along with the Baltimore Ravens.

King pegs the Miami Dolphins at 9-7 and the Buffalo Bills at 2-14.

In the playoffs, he has the Jets and Patriots both advancing to the divisional round and then losing to the Steelers and Colts, respectively. The Super Bowl prediction has the Pittsburgh Steelers beating the Green Bay Packers.

When it comes to season awards (MVP, coach and rookie of the year, etc.) the only AFC East representative is Patriots receiver Wes Welker for comeback player.