PFT’s 2018 season predictions

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The NFL season is upon us, and so it’s time once again for the PFT staff to tell you how the season is going to play out.

Spoiler alert: We’ll probably be wrong. Last year none of us had the Eagles winning the Super Bowl. Or getting to the Super Bowl. Or getting to the NFC Championship Game. Most of us didn’t even have the Eagles in the playoffs.

We won’t be alone. The reality when it comes to picking playoffs teams and Super Bowl champions in September is that teams will get better, teams will get worse. As the video attached to this blurb illustrates regarding the NFC teams, success or failure based on quality of early-season schedule also is a factor.

And it can have a huge impact. Playoff turnover each year is roughly 50 percent. Last year, the NFC had five new playoff times. Five. Out of six.

So here’s how we see this season going down, even if the only thing we really know at this point is that we’re very likely to be wrong.

Josh Alper

AFC

1. Patriots; 2. Chargers; 3. Steelers; 4. Texans; 5. Ravens; 6. Chiefs.

Wild card: Ravens over Texans, Chiefs over Steelers.

Divisional round: Pats over Chiefs, Chargers over Ravens.

Conference championship: Pats over Chargers.

NFC

1. Rams; 2. Saints; 3. Packers; 4. Eagles; 5. Vikings; 6. Falcons.

Wild card: Packers over Falcons, Vikings over Eagles.

Divisional round: Saints over Packers, Rams over Vikings.

Conference championship: Saints over Rams.

Super Bowl: Saints over Pats.


Curtis Crabtree

AFC

1. Patriots; 2. Chargers; 3. Steelers; 4. Jaguars; 5. Chiefs; 6. Jets.

Wild card: Steelers over Jets, Chiefs over Jaguars.

Divisional round: Patriots over Chiefs, Steelers over Chargers.

Conference championship: Steelers over Patriots.

NFC

1. Vikings; 2. Rams; 3. Eagles; 4. Saints; 5. Panthers; 6. Packers.

Wild card: Eagles over Packers, Panthers over Saints.

Divisional round: Vikings over Panthers, Eagles over Rams.

Conference championship: Vikings over Eagles.

Super Bowl: Vikings over Steelers.


Mike Florio

AFC

1. Patriots; 2. Ravens; 3. Texans; 4. Chiefs; 5. Steelers; 6. Jaguars.

Wild card: Texans over Jaguars, Steelers over Chiefs.

Divisional round: Patriots over Steelers, Ravens over Texans.

Conference championship: Ravens over Patriots.

NFC

1. Packers; 2. Saints; 3. Seahawks; 4. Eagles; 5. Vikings; 6. Rams.

Wild card: Seahawks over Rams, Eagles over Vikings.

Divisional round: Packers over Eagles, Saints over Seahawks.

Conference championship: Packers over Saints.

Super Bowl: Packers over Ravens.


Darin Gantt

AFC

1. Patriots; 2. Chargers; 3. Jaguars; 4. Steelers; 5. Texans; 6. Chiefs.

Wild card: Jaguars over Chiefs, Texans over Steelers.

Divisional round: Patriots over Texans, Jaguars over Chargers.

Conference Championship: Patriots over Jaguars.

NFC

1. Eagles; 2. Packers; 3. Falcons; 4. Rams; 5. Panthers; 6. 49ers.

Wild card: Falcons over 49ers, Rams over Panthers.

Divisional round: Eagles over Falcons, Packers over Rams.

Conference championship: Packers over Eagles.

Super Bowl: Packers over Patriots.


Michael David Smith

AFC

1. Patriots; 2. Steelers; 3. Jaguars; 4. Chargers; 5. Texans; 6. Chiefs.

Wild card: Chiefs over Jaguars, Texans over Chargers.

Divisional round: Patriots over Chiefs, Steelers over Texans.

Conference championship: Patriots over Steelers.

NFC

1. Rams; 2. Packers; 3. Eagles; 4. Saints; 5. Falcons; 6. 49ers.

Wild card: Eagles over 49ers, Saints over Falcons.

Divisional round: Rams over Saints, Packers over Eagles.

Conference championship: Rams over Packers.

Super Bowl: Rams over Patriots.


Charean Williams

AFC

1. Steelers; 2. Patriots; 3. Texans; 4. Chargers; 5. Jaguars; 6. Chiefs.

Wild card: Texans over Chiefs, Jaguars over Chargers.

Divisional round: Patriots over Jaguars, Steelers over Texans.

Conference championship: Steelers over Patriots.

NFC

1. Falcons; 2. Rams; 3. Vikings; 4. Cowboys; 5. Eagles; 6. Packers.

Wild card: Packers over Vikings, Eagles over Cowboys.

Divisional round: Falcons over Packers, Rams over Eagles.

Conference championship: Falcons over Rams.

Super Bowl: Falcons over Steelers.

156 responses to “PFT’s 2018 season predictions

  1. LOL!!!

    Notice how they can’t get away with not picking the Pats in the AFC, so they automatically pretend the NFC team would beat them in the SB, even though almost all of the NFC teams are top heavy rosters in cap hells.

    Depth is crucial, people. NE had no business in that SB last year.

  2. AFC – Jags, Patriots, Chargers, Texans, Steelers, Chiefs

    Jags over Patriots

    NFC – Rams, Packers, Saints, Eagles, Falcons, Vikings

    Packers over Vikings

    Packers over Jags

  3. Most of that wont happen. Not because the guys picked teams that can’t win. There are always a few surprise teams. There are always a couple teams who lose a key player or two and can’t overcome it.

  4. Off course the Pats will be number one. They are 6-0 before the season starts. With that weak Division the Patsies have a number one seat guaranteed.

  5. rjth2012 says:
    September 5, 2018 at 1:34 pm
    What about The Browns??? They have to be finalist… LOL!
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    rjth2012 have to be good english.

  6. It shouldn’t surprise me that the most reasonable PFT personality also is the only one who seems to realize that NFC East teams tend to not repeat as division winners.

  7. When you have a significantly improved roster but an all new coaching staff, it makes complete sense that the Titans aren’t picked to return to the playoffs this year. I get it. That said, here’s hoping that coaching staff proves to be legit.

  8. Haywood J Moderated says:
    September 5, 2018 at 1:40 pm
    Mahomes to the playoffs in his first year? That’s rich.
    ___________

    Well with not buying into the Broncos, and who knows what’s going on with Oakland especially on the Def side of the ball. I can see it as possible.

  9. The Packers are rated behind only the Browns in terms of first-round busts since 2000. As good as Rodgers is even he can only drag that sorry roster so far. With him they are at best a wild card team, 1 and done. Without him they are a 4 win team.

  10. The more I look at these picks, the more I realize no one stands out as a surefire pick. Lets face it, there’s reasons why all of the teams picked to make it to the post season could also miss it.

    Some are obvious (the Ravens, Chargers), others have QBs that are either coming back from an injury (Texans, Eagles), are playing for the first time on their respective teams (Vikings, Chiefs), or are Blake Bortles (Jags). As for the Steelers and Patriots, both could easily be bitten by drama or their QBs finally getting caught by father time (or the Patriots lack of a WR group or the Steelers lack of a secondary).

    If anything, it should be exciting, and most teams should be in it this year. And I definitely expect at least a third of the teams picked to not make it

  11. Having both the Ravens and the Cowboys in the playoffs, and the Ravens actually in the Super Bowl just proves you were simply picking names out of a hat.

  12. ariani1985 says:

    September 5, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    Packers already have the off season championship, why keep playing?
    —————–
    Don’t be surprised if that’s not on Goodell’s agenda.
    Then it would be back to the good old days where they just handed the trophy to the Packers. Aaron isn’t tackled. No injuries. And Kaepernick is in the front office.

  13. .
    Every prediction seemed rational and reasonable except one. Picking the Ravens to make the Super Bowl borders on lunacy. What unit on their team is exemplary? Are we expecting Lamar Jackson to take over at QB week 2 and go 12-3?
    .

  14. Please…please…please…don’t pick the Pack for anything. That’s an onus they don’t need.

    Listen to the Vike trolls here and choose the Vikings.

  15. ajuara says:
    September 5, 2018 at 1:45 pm
    Off course the Pats will be number one. They are 6-0 before the season starts. With that weak Division the Patsies have a number one seat guaranteed.

    Except they never go 6-0 or even 5-1 in the division

    Come up with yet another excuse

  16. The Packers are ALWAYS a Super Bowl favorite!
    And yet they have as many SB appearances over the past 7 seasons as Cleveland…ZERO!

    The Packers are THE MOST OVERRATED franchise in sports!
    Two titles in the past 50 seasons hardly makes them “Titletown”!

  17. Its crazy that they even censored my reference to how bad their picks were last year.

    No one got a single Championship game team that was not the Patriots.

  18. Making friends in Dallas, Charean?

    NFC –
    Cowboys @ Saints, Cowboys win.
    AFC –
    Steelers @ Patriots, Patriots win.

    Cowboys vs. Patriots, Cowboys win 6th title. You read it here first. BOOM

  19. EJ…
    Patriots, Chargers, Steelers, Titans, Bengals, Bills

    Steelers over Bengals, Bills over Titans
    Steelers over Patriots, Chargers over Bills
    Chargers over Steelers

    Packers, Eagles, Falcons, 49ers, Saints, Vikings

    Saints over Falcons, 49ers over Vikings
    Saints over Packers, 49ers over Eagles
    Saints over 49ers

    SB- Saints-45 over Chargers-38

  20. Curtis Crabtree; the Jets? No. And as far as everyone picking the Patriots would anyone really pick the Bills, Fins or Jets to win the division?

  21. Say datdude84, I bet Cowboys finish with a pretty good record. I take it that you are a Saints fan.

  22. This Viking fan says: It’s all Philadelphia until someone shows they can beat the champs.

    In what I see, they did not get weaker at any position and come back with Bennett and Wentz. Philly is in a strong position to repeat.

    Hope I’m wrong, but they have to be the favorites.

  23. cheeseisfattening says:
    September 5, 2018 at 1:52 pm
    The Packers are rated behind only the Browns in terms of first-round busts since 2000. As good as Rodgers is even he can only drag that sorry roster so far. With him they are at best a wild card team, 1 and done. Without him they are a 4 win team.
    //////////////////////////

    The Vikings are well overdue for one of their patented (and hilarious) melt-downs. They should’ve added to their all-time NFL record for one-and-done postseason appearances last year, if it weren’t for a never-happen-again luckiest play in the history of football.

    The Packers were fine last year with the exception of a very poor performing Hundley. He was terrible. The rest of the team is fine, and has gotten much better in the off-season.

    The Vikings are wishing, hoping, and praying……..as usual. I probably wouldn’t have even commented on this thread, except for a reaction to a typical Viking troll fight-picker with nothing better to do.

  24. any of these people look at the Texans roster.. I mean past washed up JJ never was Watson and Clowney, bad OL and running backs. spotty LBs and secondary… and one wide receiver lol…

  25. I can live with these predictions as they are always a crap shoot, although I really don’t think the Falcons are getting enough credit here.

  26. tajuara says:
    September 5, 2018 at 1:45 pm
    Off course the Pats will be number one. They are 6-0 before the season starts. With that weak Division the Patsies have a number one seat guaranteed.

    15 24 Rate This

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    Just like the ‘80s 49ers but one said a word then and there was no cap then so it was actually easier for SF.

    Enjoy!

  27. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    September 5, 2018 at 2:01 pm
    This is gonna be almost as good as Power Rankings. Let the butt-hurt begin
    —-
    You said this in every power ranking story each week last year when the Packers were ranked near the top…until Rodgers was hurt. After Rodgers’ injury and the Packers tanking you never came back into another power ranking story. How’s the weather over where you are? Pretty fair I imagine. LOL

  28. I’m not understanding the picks of the Packers in the Super Bowl. Yeah, they have the best QB in the NFC, but the rest of that roster is middle of the road at best. Meanwhile, there are at least four other teams in that conference (Rams, Eagles, Vikings, Saints) with better rosters, and pretty good QBs. It’s not like Rodgers was the NFC’s version of Tom Brady before he got hurt last year.

    Just as odd is the pick of the Steelers over the Patriots in the playoffs. Belichick owns Tomlin, especially in the playoffs. Yeah, I’d love the see the Steelers step up and defeat them for once, but this “rivalry” is staring to look like Lucy (Patriots) and Charlie Brown (Steelers).

  29. Can we just save playing the season and hurting players and have the Toilet Bowl instead with Washington v. Browns? Loser is the winner.

  30. you’ll need 10 wins maybe 11 to get in the nfc playoffs. it wouldn’t surprise me at all if an 8 win team made it in the afc.

  31. Josh Alper – Pats can’t be stopped, let me pretend and pick a team the Pats stomped in new Orleans last year during the Pats’ weak stretch

    Curtis Crabtree – The Steelers will beat Brady in Foxborough for the first time ever, where the closest game against Brady was a double digit loss.

    Mike Florio – A team that has never beaten the Patriots in Foxborough EVER in the regular season because they did it in the post-season a few years ago.

    Michael David Smith – I’m smart enough to know the Patriots will make the Super Bowl, but the Rams – the greatest show on turf? They were 2 Touchdown Favorites last time they met, how much has really changed since then?

    Charean Williams – I’ll pretend Mike Tomlin will get fired after losing to the Browns week 1. And then Chuck Noll’s cryogenic body will be unfrozen in google’s reverse cryogenic labs and he’ll coach the Steelers to their second post-season victory against the Patriots in 6 attempts. The one point victory when Kordell Slash Stewart broke a run on a busted play will go down as the greatest TD in Steelers history. At least the ball didn;t hit the ground on this one.

  32. codylaws says:
    September 5, 2018 at 2:02 pm

    If packers made super bowl I’ll suck my own potato. lol, I bet they don’t make the playoff.
    _________________________________________________

    Wow. Can you even spell your own name correctly?

  33. There are other predictions that must be made.

    Who will wind up on IR first? Dalvin Cook because he’s made of glass, or Cousins because he’s a stationary qb passing behind the worst offensive line in league history?

    When will the Vikings defense decide they know better than the head coach? This isn’t if, it’s when.

    How will the Vikings do when they have more injuries than they did last year?

  34. Just as an FYI

    The steelers have had more 6-0 season finishes in their division than the patriots in the last 12 years.

    Steelers 3 seasons when they went 6-0

    Patriots 2 seasons when they went 6-0

  35. 6ball says:
    September 5, 2018 at 1:59 pm
    .
    Every prediction seemed rational and reasonable except one. Picking the Ravens to make the Super Bowl borders on lunacy. What unit on their team is exemplary? Are we expecting Lamar Jackson to take over at QB week 2 and go 12-3?
    ———————————————————–
    The Ravens are going to filed a top five defense and the have great special teams – and the best kicker in the world. If the offense can be average they might surprise. I don’t know about getting to the super bowl, but they are a playoff caliber team

  36. The Ravens, Packers, and Chargers are all overrated. Don’t get me wrong – they’re good teams. I just don’t think they’re as great as the media keeps saying they are.

  37. cheeseisfattening says:
    September 5, 2018 at 2:20 pm
    The Almighty Cabbage says:
    September 5, 2018 at 2:01 pm
    This is gonna be almost as good as Power Rankings. Let the butt-hurt begin
    —-
    You said this in every power ranking story each week last year when the Packers were ranked near the top…until Rodgers was hurt. After Rodgers’ injury and the Packers tanking you never came back into another power ranking story. How’s the weather over where you are? Pretty fair I imagine. LOL

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~`

    You can’t make me love you. Get some help.

  38. magnumpimustache says:
    September 5, 2018 at 2:30 pm
    Just as an FYI

    The steelers have had more 6-0 season finishes in their division than the patriots in the last 12 years.

    Steelers 3 seasons when they went 6-0

    Patriots 2 seasons when they went 6-0

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    That’s because the AFC North is the “cream-puff” division in the NFL. When was the last time one of those teams beat the Patriots?

  39. tennesseeoilers says:
    September 5, 2018 at 1:48 pm
    When you have a significantly improved roster but an all new coaching staff, it makes complete sense that the Titans aren’t picked to return to the playoffs this year. I get it. That said, here’s hoping that coaching staff proves to be legit.

    ———

    Eh maybe, But some of the teams picked over them are laughable. Why are people so in love with the Texans? Watson played 5 games last year. Defense is meh.

  40. “I’m not understanding the picks of the Packers in the Super Bowl. Yeah, they have the best QB in the NFC, but the rest of that roster is middle of the road at best. ”

    Two years ago they made it to the NFC Championship game despite multiple injuries at WR, safety, etc. So with the addition of some veteran talent (Jimmy Graham and Davante Adams both had TDs in the double digits), some young speed at WR, and speed and youth on defense, GB has as good of a shot as anybody, IF they stay relatively healthy. They now have the best receiving TE in the league (Graham) and the best blocking TE in the game (Mercedes Lewis). When the GB offense has a dynamic TE, it tends to open up the rest of the field in the passing game and turn pretty prolific.

    They just need the defense to be top 10 or so to have a chance to make it.

  41. Since their last Super Bowl appearance, the Vikings fans had to deal with these things:

    Drew Pearson’s Hail Mary catch that was probably offensive pass interference.

    The Herschel Walker trade.

    Jerry Burns meltdown (this was Jim Mora before Jim Mora for those of y’all under 35).

    Darren Nelson dropping the ball on the goal line.

    Gary Anderson missed kick.

    41-0. To Kerry Collins and Jim Fassel!!??

    Mike Tice challenging his own players to fights.

    Zigi Wylf becoming the owner.

    Love Boat.

    Brett Favre to Tracy Porter.

    Brett Favre finally missing a game due to injury. Only in Minnesota.

    Metrodome’s roof collapsing like the US economy.

    Adrian Peterson beating his kid graphically bad.

    Birds dying because of USBank Stadium.

    Teddy Bridgewater’s knee.

    Sam Bradford being traded for like he’s 29 year old Tom Brady.

    38-7.

  42. Packers fans want to constantly point out how many playoff games the Vikings have “choked” away
    Well look in the mirror, Cheddar heads!

    Let’s look at these past 7 playoff seasons
    Packers had a Double digit 4th quarter lead at Seattle…LOST
    Had a double-digit 4th quarter lead at Arizona….LOST
    Got blown out at Atlanta

    Plus take into consideration that MN is about to have their 7th different opening day starter in the past 8 seasons
    Yet Green Bay has had the SAME QB, a future HOFer..

    With the SAME RESULTS! ZERO Super Bowl Appearances!

  43. vikingjack73 says:
    September 5, 2018 at 2:56 pm
    Packers fans want to constantly point out how many playoff games the Vikings have “choked” away
    Well look in the mirror, Cheddar heads!

    Let’s look at these past 7 playoff seasons
    Packers had a Double digit 4th quarter lead at Seattle…LOST
    Had a double-digit 4th quarter lead at Arizona….LOST
    Got blown out at Atlanta

    Plus take into consideration that MN is about to have their 7th different opening day starter in the past 8 seasons
    Yet Green Bay has had the SAME QB, a future HOFer..

    With the SAME RESULTS! ZERO Super Bowl Appearances!
    ///////////////////////////////

    Take a breath! Nobody is trying to pick a fight with you. It’s your trolls that start it, and innocent bystanders (like you) get upset when we end it. If you can’t take it, don’t dish it.

    Pass the word.

  44. fansince68 says:
    September 5, 2018 at 2:28 pm
    Not only will the Pack win it all, they’ll go 19-0 doing it. After all, Jordy (err..) Erin’s back, right? Slam dunk.
    //////////////

    Who?

  45. Eagles would NEVER lose a home playoff game. So anyone who’s got that in their picks is automatically dismissed.

  46. “the Eagles have about as much chance as they did last year”

    We all saw how that worked out, so don’t count them out this year. Can lightning strike twice to the same team? Probably not, but you just never know. I don’t think the Vikings are any better with Cousins at QB than they were with Keenum. Aaron Rodgers owns the Eagles when he plays them, but so did Tom Brady. There are a lot of things that can factor into who ends up in the big game. Once there, you’ve got a 50/50 chance of ending up with the Lombardi trophy.

  47. I seriously don’t get the obsession with the Packers.
    Last year showed they’re a 1 player team.
    And if he goes down….they’re done.
    Even if he doesn’t….while he’s talented enough to win any game, there’s not enough Team there to win the whole thing.

  48. To celebrate the new rules, I hope everyone goes 8-8 and playoff seeds are determined by the 12th tie breaker (coin tosses). It’ll be just like the World Cup.

  49. vikingjack73 says:
    September 5, 2018 at 2:04 pm
    The Packers are ALWAYS a Super Bowl favorite!
    And yet they have as many SB appearances over the past 7 seasons as Cleveland…ZERO!

    The Packers are THE MOST OVERRATED franchise in sports!
    Two titles in the past 50 seasons hardly makes them “Titletown”!
    —————————-
    This is hysterical coming from a Vikings’ fan.

  50. vikingjack73 says:
    September 5, 2018 at 2:04 pm
    The Packers are ALWAYS a Super Bowl favorite!
    And yet they have as many SB appearances over the past 7 seasons as Cleveland…ZERO!

    The Packers are THE MOST OVERRATED franchise in sports!
    Two titles in the past 50 seasons hardly makes them “Titletown”!

    ————————

    A guy with the word Viking in his username is making fun of a team for winning 2 superbowls in the last 50 years…That’s awesome. Let’s go back 57 years, can you name the team that has none during that timeframe?

  51. Take a breath! Nobody is trying to pick a fight with you. It’s your trolls that start it, and innocent bystanders (like you) get upset when we end it. If you can’t take it, don’t dish it.

    Pass the word.
    ——-
    The first packer/viking troll on this thread was
    minneanderthals says:
    September 5, 2018 at 1:38 pm
    but in dippy doo’s mind of “he started it” it was a viking troll. Then of course comes the patting himself on the back on puffing out his chest with the self proclaimed ” when we end it”. Oh the arrogance. Oh the delusion.

  52. Since their last Super Bowl appearance, the Vikings fans had to deal with these things:

    Drew Pearson’s Hail Mary catch that was probably offensive pass interference.

    The Herschel Walker trade.

    Jerry Burns meltdown (this was Jim Mora before Jim Mora for those of y’all under 35).

    Darren Nelson dropping the ball on the goal line.

    Gary Anderson missed kick.

    41-0. To Kerry Collins and Jim Fassel!!??

    Mike Tice challenging his own players to fights.

    Zigi Wylf becoming the owner.

    Love Boat.

    Brett Favre to Tracy Porter.

    Brett Favre finally missing a game due to injury. Only in Minnesota.

    Metrodome’s roof collapsing like the US economy.

    Adrian Peterson beating his kid graphically bad.

    Birds dying because of USBank Stadium.

    Teddy Bridgewater’s knee.

    Sam Bradford being traded for like he’s 29 year old Tom Brady.

    38-7.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Brings a tear to my eye going down memory lane. But you will have to admit, missing a 26 yard FG deserves to be on this list.

  53. Chareen Williams has the Cowboys winning the East. LOL. This directly contradicts what she said in her latest PFT appearances.

    As for the rest, I don’t get the love for the Packers and Chargers. Not saying they don’t have a chance, but A-ron can’t win games by himself. Chargers might want to start by not going 0-4 and having an East coat team occupy 80% of their stadium.

  54. Aaron Rodgers healthy….experts all auto playoff them. Another so called elite QB Russell Wilson healthy…..besides Florio, the Seahawks aren’t a playoff team. I guess we will find out what level of elite #3 is.

  55. Packers over Patriots…

    I’m not sure I could watch that after all the trains McCarthy has wrecked.

    The guy can’t beat Pete Carroll or Dan Quinn… you think he could out-coach The Master?

    Hide the women and children…………..

  56. Let’s look at these past 7 playoff seasons
    Packers had a Double digit 4th quarter lead at Seattle…LOST
    Had a double-digit 4th quarter lead at Arizona….LOST
    Got blown out at Atlanta
    =====

    The Packers only held the lead for about 5:00 of that Arizona game. Never by double digits. It took a desperation Rodgers heave just to get to OT.

    But by all means, carry on with other McCarthy truths.

  57. 1. Patriots; 2. Jaguars; 3. Steelers; 4. Chargers; 5. Texans; 6. Bengals.

    Wild card: Steelers over Benagals, Texans over Chargers.

    Divisional round: Patriots over Texans, Jaguars over Steelers.

    Conference championship: Jaguars over Patriots.

    1. Rams; 2. Vikings; 3. Eagles; 4. Saints; 5. Falcons; 6. Cardinals.

    Wild card: Eagles over Cardinals, Saints over Falcons.

    Divisional round: Rams over Saints, Vikings over Eagles.

    Conference championship: Vikings over Rams.

    Super Bowl: Vikings over Jaguars.

  58. PLEASE! Please have this prophecy become true!

    spikeit2times says:
    September 5, 2018 at 3:35 pm
    1. Patriots; 2. Jaguars; 3. Steelers; 4. Chargers; 5. Texans; 6. Bengals.

    Wild card: Steelers over Benagals, Texans over Chargers.

    Divisional round: Patriots over Texans, Jaguars over Steelers.

    Conference championship: Jaguars over Patriots.

    1. Rams; 2. Vikings; 3. Eagles; 4. Saints; 5. Falcons; 6. Cardinals.

    Wild card: Eagles over Cardinals, Saints over Falcons.

    Divisional round: Rams over Saints, Vikings over Eagles.

    Conference championship: Vikings over Rams.

    Super Bowl: Vikings over Jaguars.

  59. You know what’s always fun to do.. Screen shot these predictions and then look back at the end of the regular season, then again at The Super Bowl. It’s like looking through your high school year book and seeing how much things have changed..

  60. beardown502 says:
    September 5, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    You know what’s always fun to do.. Screen shot these predictions and then look back at the end of the regular season, then again at The Super Bowl. It’s like looking through your high school year book and seeing how much things have changed..
    ____________

    It’s pretty easy to look up. Everybody had the Packers as a #1 or #2 seed. How did that work out? Florio loved the Packers and Seahawks, but he was the only one to pick the Eagles to make the playoffs. Nobody picked the Vikings or the Jaguars to make the playoffs. Charean picked the Raiders over the Cardinals in the Super Bowl.

  61. Love my Niners but can’t see them making the playoffs this year. Roster not deep enough yet to withstand injuries. D line/pass rush not strong enough. And that division is just a bit too tough for us at present. 8-8 would be a decent year for us. Jimmy G looks the real deal and I expect him to throw a lot of TDs and maybe even more picks. We will be exciting to watch but we are not ready yet. Can’t understand why so many are overlooking/writing off the Seahawks. They are a well coached team and still have plenty of talent and experience on the roster. I still hate them of course ha ha. It would not surprise me to see them get a wild card spot behind the Rams.

    Surprise team of the year in the NFC may turn out to be the Bears, depending on Trubisky’s play. And in the AFC it would not surprise me to see the Ravens back in the thick of things.

    As for the Super Bowl choices. The Saints and Eagles look very good in the NFC, and who looks like they can really challenge the Pats in the AFC, the Jags again maybe???

  62. tinye67 says:
    September 5, 2018 at 3:09 pm
    I seriously don’t get the obsession with the Packers.
    Last year showed they’re a 1 player team.
    And if he goes down….they’re done.
    Even if he doesn’t….while he’s talented enough to win any game, there’s not enough Team there to win the whole thing.

    ——————–

    How hard is it to understand? They showed that they are a 1 man team, and that 1 man is healthy right now. You can’t make predictions based on him possibly being injured again, you make predictions based on his status right now. Rodgers has only had a top 10 defense once in his career, Packers won the superbowl that year. Mike Petine has had a top 10 defense every year he’s been the D-Coordinator…..So, you do the math. Is it going to happen? No one knows. But from an intelligent analysis standpoint, it seems like it’s somewhat of a safe bet.

    At least safer than betting on a team that has never won in 57 years, and got rid of the QB that’s taken them farther than any other qb in the last 20…

  63. Jaguars have a better roster under a now-second year coach and system. In a weak division with two new coaches and a monster defensive line with a much-improved offensive line. Dropping off? You guys are high. Ravens? Cheech and Chong on line 1.

  64. The AFC sucks and Brady and Ben WILL be visited by Father Time by week 8. Picking chalk in the NFC is BORING and won’t happen. Here’s how I see it…
    NFC
    1. Atlanta 2.Philly 3. Minny 4 Rams 5.Da Bears 6. Arizona (No Pack, No Saints as they don’t recover from the Vike playoff loss)
    1st Round Minny over Arizona, Bears over Rams (starting a choking trend)
    2nd Round: Atlanta over Bears, Philly over Minny
    Championship: Atlanta over Eagles

    AFC
    1. Cheaters 2. Houston 3. Chiefs 4. Cincy 5. Chargers 6. Tenne
    (No Pitt, Ben fades and Bell comes back, gets injured…No Jags, Bortle is why)
    1st Round: KC over Tenne, Chargers over Cincy
    2nd Round: Chargers over Cheaters, Houston over KC
    Championship: Houston over Chargers

    SB: Atlanta 52 Chargers 24

    Atlanta COULD have been 3 time SB champs had they not choked against the Cheaters or if Julio catches that pass at the end of the Eagles game. They are not given enough credit. I think they finally win it all. I am an Eagles and Chiefs fan and as much as I’d love to see another Philly Special it’s almost impossible to repeat and Andy has haunted me enough for 19 straight seasons now to know he’s never going to win a SB.

  65. cheesey is nothing but a Viking troll punk. He’s the coffee shop equivalent of an anonymous table-side hacker that thinks it’s fun to mess with you and generally be purposely annoying.That’s the truth. He’s said it himself.

    He’s the bottom of the troll barrel. He knows it. He’s proud of it. Packer fans are better than him. Not better than Viking trolls.

    Just him.

  66. The reason the Packers are at the top of most prognostications is due to Rodgers, but it’s hardly ONLY because of Rodgers. The Packers had a more than adequate team last year, but put in a pathetically under-qualified person to replace Rodgers (Hundley.) Hundley sucks. He can’t throw accurately and I believe he is in serious need of glasses.

    If Rodgers is “the entire team,” then I am anxious to see how they do with an improved team across the board to support him, because they made it pretty far in the postseason two out of the last three years, and the rest of the team got better since then. They’re anything but one-hit wonders, and don’t need wishes, hopes, and prayers and an all-expense paid “guarantee.”

    You do the math.

  67. The fans writing stuff like no way and the prediction should be discarded if my team isn’t predicted to do well enough crack me up. You clowns do realize these are just predictions and not gospel? It’s an educated guess, they even pointed out they were wrong last year about the super bowl champion philadelphia eagles! Keep your whining though, it’s s entertaining to me to see you all get super worked up over a prediction.

  68. vikingjack73, wow. Just how many Super Bowl trophies do the Vikings have in that trophy case? Zero. Zilch. Nada. Not a single one. Green Bay has four. All of them in the same time frame as the futility of the Vikings.

  69. I see most of the prognostications have 2 teams from the AFCW in the postseason. I doubt that this will occur because none of the 4 teams is much good with the Chargers probably the best of a mediocre lot. The division winner will probably have 7 to 9 wins and there will be no Wild Card entries.

    If the Raiders had gotten rid of Lynch & Penn and hadn’t hired Gruden (who decimated the roster) then they could’ve been in the thick of things.

  70. Hey vikingjack,

    Did you see in 2010 when the Packers won the SB with the most players on IR in the league and Rodgers was the MVP? Keep telling yourself Aaron Rodgers has 0 SB appearances though. We don’t want no facts to get in the way of a good insult.

  71. Glad to see the skol trolls are already triggered about the Packers’ upcoming 14th championship while their team chokes as usual, just like that jerk fan base deserves.

  72. vikingjack73, yep you are definitely a Vikings fan. Not too bright, you can’t even get the math right. The Packers have won four Super Bowls in the last fifty years. They won the first two, remember? If you go back to the year the Vikings came into the league, and add the NFL Titles before the Super Bowl you add two more. That is just in the time the Vikings and Packers have co-existed. They have won a total of 13 World Championships to the Vikings O. So, any way you count it, the Packers have them completely covered.

  73. billbrasky72 says:
    September 5, 2018 at 7:50 pm
    The Packers have the worst roster in the NFL. Change my mind.

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    No one can. Even if the Packers win the Super Bowl you’ll still believe this.

    However, the Packers will beat the Vikings at least once in the regular season, and again if they meet in the playoffs.

    Cousins can’t win in the playoffs.

  74. Still dont get no Respect Eagles Fans! winner of last years SB and only one of these fools has them at #1. Yet the losers of last years SB is at number 1 on all of these lists.. The vikings? seriously? Packers? wow

  75. Not only will the Pack win it all, they’ll go 19-0 doing it. After all, Jordy (err..) Erin’s back, right? Slam dunk.

  76. Steelers 3 seasons when they went 6-0

    Patriots 2 seasons when they went 6-0

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    2004?! 6-0 before the loss in Pittsburgh
    2007?!
    AND HOW ABOUT 2015?! 10-0 before the wheels fell off

  77. LOL..I’m loving it. Doubters once again. The Eagles are ready to shed the “underdog” label but the pundits must still think it’s last year model. Fact is, if heathly, this Eagles team is better than last years SB Champion. Doubt em if you want at your peril.

    SB LIII Eagles-Steelers

    Eagles, Back-to-Back!

  78. No ariani1985. The Packers beat the Browns last year. You know, the OT game where Matthews forced Kizer to throw an INT that set up the winning TD?

  79. The Packers have the worst roster in the NFL. Change my mind.
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    I’ll leave Rodgers out of this…

    Not much to speak of at RB.. and McCarthy won’t stick to the run, regardless…
    Davante Adams is the next great Packers receiver
    Cobb could go either way, certainly can’t just write him off
    They drafted 3 WRs, hands down the strength of this scouting staff the last 10+ years
    Not a Jimmy Graham fan, but he’s 2 years removed from a 900 yd season, 10 tds last year
    Bakhtiari might be the best LT in the League with Joe Thomas retiring
    Bulaga is a top 10 RT by any definition
    The interior line isn’t what it was with Sitton and Lang, but Linsley is no slouch

    D.. start with Mike Daniels.. name 10 better anchor lineman?.. *severely* underrated
    Kenny Clark was a hit last year
    I’m holding my breath on Wilkerson.. but he should be a player
    Solid depth on the line overall
    Blake Martinez was a machine last year
    Not a fan of either Matthews or Perry at this point.. but either can get 10+ sacks
    Tramon Williams graded out as a top 10 corner last year.. no Jalen Ramsey, but still..
    The rest of the secondary is young and hungry with serious boom potential

    Just stick with the Norris.. I do think the Vikes are better right now, top to bottom.. the Lions are a lot closer than they were 5 years ago.. but are they there yet? the Bears? C’mon.

  80. No ariani1985. The Packers beat the Browns last year. You know, the OT game where Matthews forced Kizer to throw an INT that set up the winning TD?
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    And the Browns going 0-16 last year……

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