Who's going to win the Super Bowl
Globe staffers makle their picks
AFC East: Indianapolis. Colts will trample this weakened division.
Central: Baltimore. Titans, Ravens, and Jaguars all have flaws and a chance, but Ravens are hungrier, and they're no fluke.
West: Oakland. Raiders missed playoffs by a foot - a kicker's foot. They have 255-pound Sebastian Janikowski to kick them into playoffs this time.
Conference champion: Indianapolis. The Colts won't be as ill-prepared for the playoffs as they were a year ago.
NFC East: Washington. When you pay $100 million you usually get something for your money, and the Redskins will get the division.
Central: Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers have one of the best defenses in football and an improved offense.
West: St. Louis. Rams are for real.
Conference champion: St. Louis. How do you beat the Rams' speed? You don't this year.
Champion: St. Louis. A repeat. Who'd of thunk it two years ago?
AFC East: Indianapolis. It'll be a tougher road for the Colts, but they're still too good.
Central: Baltimore. This year's emerging team.
West: Oakland. Talent abounds in all three areas of the game.
Conference champion: Baltimore. You can Bank(s) on it.
NFC East: Washington. Nobody comes close.
Central: Minnesota. Culpepper-to-Moss, Culpepper-to-Carter. You'll be reading it a lot.
West: St. Louis. Super Bowl champs shouldn't fall off much.
Conference champion: Washington. The first leg of the big prize.
Champion: Washington. Daniel Snyder buys a championship.
East: Indianapolis. One of few teams that can score points
Central: Tennessee. 1 yard short in '99; team's on the rise
West: Los Angeles. Silver and Black finally on way back
Conference champion: Tennessee. No miracles needed this time
East: Washington. Norv Turner won't be able to enjoy any of the good times
Central: Tampa Bay. Bucs have everything except the one thing to win it all - quarterback
West: St. Louis. NFL's most explosive team in NFL's joke of a division
Conference champion: Washington. And Norv's still not enjoying any of this.
Champion: Tennessee. Titans put Norv out of his misery
AFC East: Buffalo. This year's sleeper.
Central: Tennessee. Even better than a year ago.
West: Denver. Bounces back with Terrell Davis.
Conference champion: Buffalo.
NFC East: Washington. No opposition.
Central: Tampa Bay. Defense too tough.
West: St. Louis. Still the best team in the league.
Conference champion: St. Louis.
Champion: Buffalo. Bills go back to Tampa and make amends for Scott Norwood's miss against the Giants in 1990.
AFC East: Indianapolis. Sixteen game balls for Bill Polian.
Central: Tennessee. Jeff Fisher rules.
West: Oakland. Division not exactly a Group of Death.
Conference champion: Tennessee. No trick plays needed this time
NFC East: Washington. George Allen lives.
Central: Tampa Bay. Lombardi said it: Block and tackle better, and you'll win.
West: St. Louis. Will breeze to division title. Then bye-bye.
Conference champion: Tampa Bay. Keyshawn, and don't forget Shaun.
Champion: Tennessee. Best-balanced team; it's that simple.
AFC East: Buffalo. Doug locks Rob Johnson and Wade Phillips in a closet.
Central: Jacksonville. Tom Coughlin gets secret Titan-beating game plan from Dick Vermeil.
West: Oakland. Al Davis hires John Daly to watch over Sebastian Janikowski.
Conference champion: Jacksonville. Coughlin gets 'em to expand the stadium. Neighbors don't complain.
NFC East: New York. The new/old helmet logo brings back the glory days.
Central: Tampa Bay. Best short game this side of Tiger Woods.
West: St. Louis. If only the Rams were still in Los Angeles.
Conference champion: Washington. Spending more than Steinbrenner, wild-card 'Skins back in the big games.
Champion: Washington. In the Capital, a bigger celebration than the inauguration.