2019 NFL Playoff Preview
2019 NFL Playoff Preview
By Cameron Buford, whatsgoodinsports.com
Years ago, the NFL set out to have parity within the league. Meaning they wanted each team to have a similar opportunity for success. An indication that this goal is being achieved is in their 29 consecutive seasons streak of having at least four teams have qualified for the playoffs, which was not in the postseason the previous year. Even in this season’s playoffs, 7 of the 12 teams that made the playoffs were not in the playoffs last season. This is great for fans, as each team does seem to have an opportunity to compete for that historic Lombardi Trophy. Providing the organization is ran proficiently.
As the NFL’s regular season has weeded out the pretenders from the contenders; only the contenders enter the playoff with the opportunity to hoist that Lombardi trophy and being crowned Champion of the National Football League. This article will show my preseason prediction in contrast to the actual playoff contenders while previewing the upcoming playoffs.
For your comedic pleasure, below are my preseason predictions. You will not see the Seahawks or Cowboys, Colts, Chargers or Ravens. However, one half of my Superbowl prediction is still alive and just so happens I picked that team to win all. Let’s go Saints!
WGS Pre-Season Playoff Predictions
Playoff Teams (Wild Card Winners)
Steelers, Chargers, Chiefs, Texans (Patriots & Jaguars)
Packers, Saints, Eagles, Panthers (Rams & Vikings)
Jaguars & Saints (Yes, I picked the Jaguars)
Super Bowl Predictions
Saints over Jaguars…
NFL WILD CARD PLAYOFFS
Saturday, January 5, 2018
AFC: 1:35 PM (ET) Indianapolis at Houston (ABC)
The Colts have a better offense led by Andrew Luck and a better defense regardless of the names on the uniform. Though these teams split their season series, I have the Colts winning this game in a hard-fought match up.
NFC: 5:15 PM (ET) Seattle at Dallas (FOX)
This should be a classic hard-hitting football game! The Seahawks have established themselves as the #1 rushing team in the NFL, the Cowboys have emerged as the #7 rush defense in the league making for an awesome match for football fans! Though the Cowboys will have the home field advantage the combination of Pete Carroll and Russell Wilson will be tough for the Cowboys to overcome. Seahawks win.
Sunday, January 6, 2018
AFC: 10:05 PM (ET) Los Angeles Chargers at Baltimore (CBS)
The formula for winning playoff football is run the ball and stop the run! The Ravens are #2 in rushing and #1 in defense, normally I would pick the team that runs the ball and stops the run… however, I expect the more experienced Chargers to be smarting from their previous loss to the Ravens and pull out the victory in this game.
NFC: 1:40 PM (ET) Philadelphia at Chicago (NBC)
This is a tough game to pick. We have the defending champions matched up against a rejuvenated Bears defense and a young athletic quarterback. The Eagles have played their way into the playoffs and the Bears have been surprising teams all season long. I must rely on the formula to pick a winner for this game, the Bears are #11 in rushing and #3 in defense and will, therefore, end the championship reign of the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Chiefs will face the lowest remaining seed in the AFC as the Saints will face the lowest remaining seed in the NFC that following week. The Rams will face the highest remaining seed in the NFC as the Patriots will face the highest remaining seed team in the NFC. and have earned first round a bye in the playoffs.
Thought the league seeks parity, these NFL playoffs promise to be even more exciting. We will have the best of the best competing for that championship which could cement their legacy’s in the game forever. I still have the Saints winning the Super Bowl, likely over the Chiefs. Wouldn’t it be fun to see a New Orleans Chiefs vs Kansas City Chiefs indoors for the Superbowl? Please let me know your thoughts on my playoffs predictions and share your Super Bowl predictions by commenting in the comment section of this article on www.whatsgoodinsports.com or reaching out to us on twitter @whatsgoodinsports.