For just a little while, there there be kickoffs and touchdowns and the illusion of a level playing field.

Tonight, it's time for the National Football League's 2007 regular season to begin. ful.

So, here's how we think it'll go.

In this preview, each division's teams are ranked in order of their predicted finish from first to last. Then, musical acts from each NFL team's area are presented in the same order. Read that over again before reacting: we're not ranking the music, just the NFL teams.

And you? Agree? Disagree? Confused? That's what the comment section is for. Let's talk. We can suss this out.

Please note, there will only be bands from New Jersey representing the "New York" franchises due to the NJ location of Giants Stadium at The Meadowlands. Simple as that.

Image of wintry goalposts via "General view of goal posts during a snowy Monday Night Football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks at Qwest Field in Seattle, Washington on November 27, 2006. Photo by Kirby Lee /WireImage"

As always, all predictions are guaranteed by American Football Spectacular to have been made with the best of intentions, and no real surety.

O, football; we're glad that you're back. The predictions commence after the jump.