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Will The Bears Win The NFC? NFL Execs Debate

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Could the Bears be facing the Patriots in this year's Super Bowl? (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Could the Bears be facing the Patriots in this year’s Super Bowl? (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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(WSCR) With kickoff for the 2012 NFL season just hours away, excitement for football has never been higher.

As a result, Daniel Jeremiah of NFL.com polled 20 different player personnel officials from 20 different NFL teams on a variety of questions concerning the upcoming season.

Check out the results below.

1. Who will win the AFC?

» New England Patriots (10 votes)
» Baltimore Ravens (6)
» Houston Texans (3)
» Pittsburgh Steelers

2. Who will win the NFC?

» Green Bay Packers (9 votes)
» New York Giants (4)
» San Francisco 49ers (3)
» Detroit Lions, Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys, Chicago Bears

3. Who will win the Super Bowl?

» Green Bay Packers (6 votes)
» New England Patriots (4)
» Baltimore Ravens (3)
» Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers, Detroit Lions, Houston Texans

4. Who will be the MVP?

» Aaron Rodgers (9 votes)
» Tom Brady (3)
» Eli Manning (2)
» Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Michael Vick, Matthew Stafford, Jay Cutler, Matt Ryan

5. Who will be the Offensive Rookie of the Year?

» Andrew Luck (13 votes)
» Russell Wilson, Doug Martin (2)
» Ryan Tannehill, Justin Blackmon, Matt Kalil

6. Who will be the Defensive Rookie of the Year?

» Luke Kuechly (6 votes)
» Bruce Irvin, Stephon Gilmore, Whitney Mercilus (2)
» Morris Claiborne, Shea McClellin, Chandler Jones, Derek Wolfe, Dre Kirkpatrick, Fletcher Cox, Mychal Kendricks, Mark Barron

7. Who will be Coach of the Year?

» Bill Belichick, Ron Rivera (3 votes)
» Gary Kubiak, Lovie Smith, John Harbaugh, Joe Vitt (2)
» Joe Philbin, Tom Coughlin, Greg Schiano, Andy Reid, John Fox, Pete Carroll

8. If you were starting a franchise tomorrow, which player would you choose?

» Aaron Rodgers (10 votes)
» Andrew Luck (7)
» Cam Newton (3)

9. If you were starting a franchise tomorrow, which coach would you choose?

» Bill Belichick (5 votes)
» Jim Harbaugh, Tom Coughlin (4)
» Mike McCarthy (3)
» John Harbaugh (2)
» Greg Schiano, Tony Dungy

10. You’re down four points on your own 20-yard line with less than two minutes on the clock. Which quarterback would you want leading the offense?

» Tom Brady (10 votes)
» Aaron Rodgers (5)
» Eli Manning (2)
» Ben Roethlisberger, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees

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