NFL Predictions Thread

RedOctober3829

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AFC East
Z-Patriots 13-3
Jets 8-8
Bills 6-10
Dolphins 2-14

AFC North
Y-Steelers 10-6
X-Browns 9-7
Ravens 9-7
Bengals 4-12

AFC South
Y-Texans 10-6
Jaguars 9-7
Colts 7-9
Titans 7-9

AFC West
Y-Chiefs 13-3
X-Chargers 10-6
Broncos 6-10
Raiders 6-10

NFC East
Y-Cowboys 11-5
Eagles 9-7
Redskins 6-10
Giants 5-11

NFC North
Y-Packers 10-6
Bears 9-7
Vikings 8-8
Lions 6-10

NFC South
Z-Saints 12-4
X-Falcons 10-6
Panthers 8-8
Bucs 6-10

NFC West
Y-Rams 10-6
X-Seahawks 10-6
49ers 6-10
Cardinals 4-12

AFC Playoffs
Texans over Chargers
Steelers over Browns
Patriots over Texans
Chiefs over Steelers
Patriots over Chiefs

NFC Playoffs
Rams over Falcons
Packers over Seahawks
Saints over Rams
Packers over Cowboys
Saints over Packers

SB
Patriots over Saints

MVP: Patrick Mahomes
COY: Matt LaFleur
DPOY: Khalil Mack
ROY: Josh Jacobs

Who leads Pats in receptions? Edelman, 96

Who leads Pats in rushing touchdowns? Michel, 12

Who leads Pats in receiving touchdowns? Gordon, 9

Who leads Pats in interceptions? Jackson, 6

Average PPG? 28

Average PPG given up? 17
 

mauf

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Normally, I’d consider a 13-3 prediction to be evidence of rampant homerism, but the schedule lines up nicely for the Pats. I’m predicting 12-4, but 13-3 is certainly reasonable.

I don’t think the Steelers or the Falcons will make the playoffs, and I like the Jaguars over the Texans and the Eagles over the Cowboys, but the OP’s predictions seem very well thought out.
 

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That six game stretch of Browns, Ravens, Eagles, cowboys, Texans, Chiefs is going to be tough.

In picking my playoff teams I considered that on average only half the teams that make the playoffs one year make it back the next.

AFC: Patriots,Steelers, Texans, Chiefs - Wild Cards: Browns and Jags.

NFC: Eagles, Vikings, Saints, Rams
-Wild Cards: Packers and Falcons.
 

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In the "LOL wut?" category....cbssports' initial power rankings here:


Number 1? The Green Bay Packers. Yep. The team that went 6-9-1 last year is at the top and why? "The Matt LaFleur-Aaron Rodgers relationship will be fine. The new-look offense will be fun and that defense is going to be much improved."

Holy crap.

Anyway, my predictions...

AFCE: (1) NE (13-3)
AFCS: (4) Jax (10-6)
AFCN: (3) Pit (10-6)
AFCW: (2) LAC (12-4) - wins tiebreaker over KC
WC: (5) KC
WC: (6) Cle

NFCE: (2) Phi (12-4)
NFCS: (1) NO (12-4)
NFCN: (4) Min (10-6)
NFCW: (3) LAR (11-5)
WC: (5) Atl
WC: (6) Sea

WC Round
Pit over Cle
KC over Jax
Sea over LAR
Atl over Min

Div Round
NE over KC
LAC over Pit
NO over Sea
Phi over Atl

CC Round
NE over LAC
NO over Phi

Super Bowl
NE over NO
 

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Normally, I’d consider a 13-3 prediction to be evidence of rampant homerism, but the schedule lines up nicely for the Pats. I’m predicting 12-4, but 13-3 is certainly reasonable.

I don’t think the Steelers or the Falcons will make the playoffs, and I like the Jaguars over the Texans and the Eagles over the Cowboys, but the OP’s predictions seem very well thought out.
I see you’ve caught the Jaguars infection.
 

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I see you’ve caught the Jaguars infection.
Lol. That’s part of it.

But if you’re bearish on the Texans (as I am), where else is there to go? The Colts were the obvious pick, but i think they’re done without Luck. Picking the Titans would require having more confidence in Marcus Mariota than the Titans’ organization does.

So that leaves Jacksonville. If their defense is, say, split the difference between what it was last year and what it was in 2017, and Foles starts 16 games and is fringe-average, I think that’s the best team in the division.
 

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I did this week by week and ended up with results I don't think are likely but I had fun on: https://playoffpredictors.com/
AFC East
1) Patriots 15-1
Bills 8-8
Jets 5-11
Dolphins 2-14

AFC North
3) Steelers 13-3
6) Browns 10-6
Ravens 7-9
Bengals 2-14

AFC South
4) Texans 9-7
Colts 8-8
Titans 7-9
Jags 3-13

AFC West
2) Chiefs 13-3
5) Chargers 13-3
Broncos 7-9
Raiders 3-13

NFC East
1) Eagles 15-1
Cowboys 11-5
Washington 3-13
Giants 3-13

NFC North
4) Bears 11-5
Packers 11-5
Vikings 9-7
Lions 3-13

NFC South
2) Falcons 13-3
5) Saints 13-3
Panthers 5-11
Bucs 5-11

NFC West
3) Seahawks 12-4
6) Rams 12-4
49ers 5-11
Cardinals 0-16

AFC Playoffs
Steelers over Chargers
Texans over Browns
Patriots over Texans
Chiefs over Steelers
Patriots over Chiefs

NFC Playoffs
Saints over Bears
Seahawks over Rams
Eagles over Saints
Falcons over Seahawks
Eagles over Falcons

SB
Patriots over Eagles

MVP: Carson Wentz
COY: Freddie Kitchens
DPOY: A-a-ron Donald
ROY: Josh Jacobs

Who leads Pats in receptions? Edelman, 85

Who leads Pats in rushing touchdowns? Michel, 9

Who leads Pats in receiving touchdowns? Gordon, 7

Who leads Pats in interceptions? Gilmore, 4

Average PPG? 28.6

Average PPG given up? 19.2
 
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PC Drunken Friar

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Thanks for the simulation. I think you mean Texans in the playoffs instead of Titans, right?

I think it's highly unlikely that 2 teams go 15-1 though! Also, its curious to note that there is only one (slight...a 5 seed Saints over a 4 seed Bears) upset in the entire playoffs. Much like the NCAA tournament, that's not how it ever plays out.
 

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I think there have been only 8 15-1 teams in NFL history so yeah the chances of two in one year are slim. But SMU did say he didn’t think the outcome was likely.
 

j-man

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i did this on my broncos page

update
AFC East 1 NE 12-4 2 BUFF 7-9 3 NYJ 6-10 4 MIA 1-15
North 1 Pitt 10-6 2 cle 9-7 3 balt 8-8 4 ciny 3-13
south 1 tenn 9-7 2 jax 8-8 3 hou 6-10 4 indy 5-11
west 1 kc 12-4 2 den 9-7 3 lac 9-7 4 oak 7-9

wild card 5 cle 6 den

nfc
1 philly 11-5 2 dal 10-6 3 nyg 6-10 4 wash 4-12
1 chi 12-4 2 minn 10-6 3 gb 9-7 4 det 6-10
1no 12-4 2 atl 9-7 3 car 8-8 4 tb 7-9
1 sea 10-6 2 rams 9-7 3 sf 8-8 4 zona 4-12

wc 5 dal 6 minn

wild card weekend
afc
1 ne bye 2 kc bye 3 pitt 4 tenn 5 cle 6 den
den over pitt
cle over tenn
ne over den
kc over cle
ne over kc

nfc 1 no 2 chi 3 philly 4 sea 5 dal 6 minn
philly over minn
sea over dal
chi over philly
no over sea
no over chi

SB NO OVER NE
MYP R WILSON
COY VIC FANIGO
DPY VON MILLER
ROY K Murray

who leads pats in catches edelman 90 Who leads Pats in rushing touchdowns? michael 10 Who leads Pats in receiving touchdowns? Dthomas 9 leads pats in ints gilmore 3 Average PPG? 31-1
Average PPG given up? 16-5

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SMU_Sox

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I think there have been only 8 15-1 teams in NFL history so yeah the chances of two in one year are slim. But SMU did say he didn’t think the outcome was likely.
Yeah, I was just having fun picking each game each week. I ended up with a result that is not going to happen. I was surprised the Packers didn’t win the North, the Falcons came out 13-3, the Lions only had 3 wins, the Steelers were too high at 13 wins, and I think the Texans should be better than 9-7. Also, yes, I absolutely meant the Texans and not the Titans. Will edit that.