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2018-19 NFL Season Preview


By picking the winner of every NFL game this season, we “accurately” determine which teams will make the NFL Playoffs by winning their division and who will earn a Wild Card berth.

I say “accurately” because picking the winners in any given week is nearly impossible, let alone the entire season before the season even kicks off. However, this is a much better way than just randomly saying the Patriots will win 14 games.

By picking the 14 teams they will defeat, those other teams already start with one or two (Jets, Bills, Dolphins) losses.

Together with Kevin and Richard, we each went through all 256 games to pick winners and losers and created our own predictions. We then merged them together to get the following playoff picture:

*Broncos, Chiefs, Ravens Texans, Titans all had 9 wins

Read through each division’s preview to see how we predict the NFL Playoffs will play out and who will win Super Bowl LIII.

2018-19 NFL Season Preview

AFC East

Patriots 14-2
Dolphins 4-12
Jets 2-14
Bills 2-14

In The Division
The Patriots are 5-1 vs the Jets, winning four in a row over the last three years
4-2 vs the Bills, sweeping the 2017 series
4-2 vs the Dolphins, splitting ’17

The Jets are 3-3 vs the Bills and Dolphins over the last three seasons, splitting 2017

The Bills are 4-2 vs the Dolphins since 2015, sweeping in 2017

2018-19 NFL Season Predictions - AFC East

AFC South

Jaguars 13-3
Texans 9-7
Titans 9-7
Colts 4-12

In The Division
The Jaguars are 4-2 against the Colts over the last three seasons
Jacksonville swept the Texans last year after losing six straight
They have split the last six against the Titans

The Texans were swept by the Colts last year, after winning three in a row
Houston has nine wins in their last 12 contests with Tennessee

After losing 11 in a row to the Colts, the Titans swept Indy in 2017

2018-19 NFL Season Predictions - AFC South

AFC North

Steelers 12-4
Ravens 9-7
Bengals 7-9
Browns 2-14

In The Division
The Steelers are 3-3 vs the Ravens since 2015, winning three in a row
6-0 vs the Bengals, 9-1 in their last 10
6-0 vs the Browns and are 26-4 against them since their ’02-’03 AFC Wild Card Matchup

The Ravens are 2-4 vs the Bengals over the last three years
They have won five straight against the Browns

The Bengals have won 12 of their last 15 matchups with the Browns

2018-19 NFL Season Predictions - AFC North

AFC West

Chargers 10-6
Broncos 9-7
Chiefs 9-7
Raiders 5-11

In The Division
The Chiefs have won their last eight contests vs the Chargers
Five of their last six games against the Broncos
Eight of their last 10 games against the Raiders

The Broncos have split the last two seasons with the Chargers and Raiders

The Chargers swept the Raiders last year after losing four straight

2018-19 NFL Season Predictions - AFC West

NFC East

Eagles 13-3
Cowboys 7-9
Giants 6-10
Redskins 6-10

In The Division
The Eagles and Cowboys have split their season series the last three years
Philly is 3-1 in their last four against the Giants, seven wins in their last eight matchups
They swept the Redskins last year after losing five in a row

Dallas swept New York last year and have won seven of the last 10 games
The Cowboys have won four in a row against the Redskins and six of their last seven H2H

New York and Washington have split their last three season series

2018-19 NFL Season Predictions - NFC East

NFC South

Saints 13-3
Panthers 11-5
Falcons 10-6
Buccaneers 1-15

In The Division
The Saints and Bucs have split the last three season series
New Orleans has won three in a row against Carolina
They have lost three of four to the Falcons

Carolina has lost four of their last five contests with Atlanta
The Panthers are 8-2 over the last 10 vs the Bucs

Atlanta is on a three-game win streak against Tampa Bay, after losing three straight

2018-19 NFL Season Predictions - NFC South

NFC North

Vikings 12-4
Packers 11-5
Lions 8-8
Bears 4-12

In The Division
The Vikings have won three in a row against the Bears and six of their last seven
Minnesota and Detroit have split their last six contests
They swept the Packers last year and won four of the last five H2H

Green Bay has won four in a row against Chicago and eight of their last nine
After winning four of five, the Packers were swept by the Lions in 2017

The Lions have won nine of the last 10 matchups with the Bears, including three in a row

2018-19 NFL Season Predictions - NFC North

NFC West

Rams 12-4
49ers 9-7
Seahawks 8-8
Cardinals 5-11

In The Division
The Rams swept the Cardinals last year after splitting back-to-back seasons
LA split with SF after losing three in a row
They split with Seattle in the last two years after sweeping 2015

San Fran has not defeated Seattle since 2013
They have dropped six straight to the 49ers

The Seahawks are 3-2-1 against the Cardinals over the last three years

2018-19 NFL Season Predictions - NFC West

Super Bowl LIII Champions

We envision a Hollywood themed Super Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA on February 3rd, 2019.

The Los Angeles Rams and Chargers will have a tough path to get there, but we love what the Rams did in the offseason and believe it’s finally time for Philip Rivers to topple Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger and the AFC.

Los Angeles Rams 28 – Los Angeles Chargers 21

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