2019 NFL Season Predictions

Well, it’s that time of year again.

The preseason is over, and we’re finally on the verge of some good old, all-american football.

If you remember, last year I went through every NFL game, predicting the record of each team in the NFL, compiling that into standings, and then from there, made some playoff predictions.

The good: I correctly predicted the Patriots to win the Super Bowl, and got 4 out of the 6 teams to make the playoffs in the AFC

The bad: I completely bombed the NFC, only correctly guessing the Rams and Eagles would make the postseason.

6 out of 12 ain’t too bad, but this year, I’m looking to do better.

This is how I see the NFL shaking out this season (bonus, I’ll do awards too!)

AFC

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Will Le’veon Bell help propel the Jets to the playoffs for the first time since 2010? (Credit: newyorkjets.com)

AFC East

  1. New England Patriots: 13 – 3
  2. New York Jets: 10 – 6
  3. Buffalo Bills: 6 – 10
  4. Miami Dolphins: 2 – 14

AFC North

  1. Pittsburgh Steelers: 11 – 5
  2. Cleveland Browns: 10 – 6
  3. Baltimore Ravens: 8 – 8
  4. Cincinnati Bengals: 4 – 12

AFC South

  1. Houston Texans: 10 – 6
  2. Tennessee Titans: 9 – 7
  3. Indianapolis Colts: 7 – 9
  4. Jacksonville Jaguars: 6 – 10

AFC West

  1. Kansas City Chiefs: 12 – 4
  2. Los Angeles Chargers: 9 – 7
  3. Denver Broncos: 7 – 9
  4. Oakland Raiders: 4 – 12

*Cleveland holds the tiebreaker over the New York Jets (head-to-head)

NFC

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I’m predicting that Carson Wentz has a huge season, putting the Eagles in Super Bowl contention (Credit: WPVI-TV)

NFC East

  1. Philadelphia Eagles: 12 – 4
  2. Dallas Cowboys: 10 – 6
  3. New York Giants: 4 – 12
  4. Washington Redskins: 3 – 13

NFC North

  1. Minnesota Vikings: 9 – 7
  2. Chicago Bears: 9 – 7
  3. Green Bay Packers: 8 – 8
  4. Detroit Lions: 6 – 10

NFC South

  1. New Orleans Saints: 11 – 5
  2. Atlanta Falcons: 10 – 6
  3. Carolina Panthers: 8 – 8
  4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 4 – 12

NFC West

  1. Los Angeles Rams: 12 – 4
  2. Seattle Seahawks: 11 – 5
  3. San Francisco 49ers: 6 – 10
  4. Arizona Cardinals: 3 – 13

*Los Angles holds the tiebreaker over Philadelphia (better record in common games)

**Dallas holds the tiebreaker over Atlanta (better record within the conference)


Awards

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Without OBJ, expect a strong done of Saquan on a weekly basis (Rich Graessle/Getty Images)

MVP: Carson Wentz, Eagles

Offensive Player of the Year: Saquan Barkley, Giants

Defensive Player of the Year: Aaron Donald, Rams

Coach of the Year: Doug Pederson, Eagles

Offensive Rookie of the Year: David Montgomery, Bears

Defensive Rookie of the Year: Devin White, Buccaneers

Comeback Player of the Year: Hunter Henry, Chargers


Playoffs

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Will Tom Brady win a 7th Super Bowl this season? (Credit: ESPN)

Wild Card Round

AFC

(3) Pittsburgh Steelers vs. (6) New York Jets; Pittsburgh wins

(4) Houston Texans vs. (5) Cleveland Browns; Houston wins

NFC

(3) New Orleans Saints vs. (6) Dallas Cowboys; New Orleans wins

(4) Minnesota Vikings vs. (5) Seattle Seahawks; Seattle wins

Divisional Round

AFC

(1) New England Patriots vs. (4) Houston Texans; New England wins

(2) Kansas City Chiefs vs. (3) Pittsburgh Steelers; Kansas City wins

NFC

(1) Los Angles Rams vs. (5) Seattle Seahawks; Seattle wins

(2) Philadelphia Eagles vs. (3) New Orleans Saints; Philadelphia wins

Conference Championship Games

AFC Championship Game (Sunday, January 19 at 3:05 PM EST)

(1) New England Patriots vs. (2) Kansas City Chiefs; New England wins

NFC Championship Game (Sunday, January 19 at 6:40 PM EST)

(2) Philadelphia Eagles vs. (5) Seattle Seahawks; Philadelphia wins


Super Bowl LIV

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This would be the third time these teams have faced off in the Super Bowl since 2004 (Credit: Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports)

Sunday, February 2, 2020 at Hard Rock Stadium

(1) New England Patriots vs. (2) Philadelphia Eagles; New England wins


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