NFL Playoffs

Well, we are heading into the final weeks of the 2018 season. This season has seen many ups and down across the season. From Green Bay struggling to Los Angeles Rams looking like the teams of the Kurt Warner era. The Chicago Bears are back in the NFC Central and has New England come back to earth with the most recent loss to the Miami Dolphins.

NFC

The Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints have taken control of the NFC, and the Saints will most likely will lock up home field advantage throughout the playoffs. So if you were looking for bad weather to help out your defense, then don’t look for the Saints as they play in the dome and the Rams are out in sunny LA. The Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys have emerged as contenders again and as long as their defenses can hold up they may have a chance to knock off the powerhouses.

With only two teams mathematically eliminated currently, even the lowly Detroit Lions can still make the playoffs. Sitting at 5-8 with games remaining against Buffalo, Minnesota and Green Bay, they are poised to win out making them 8-8 but one slip up and they are eliminated. The strongest on the outside to get in, has to be the Washington Redskins, whose week 17 game against the Tennessee Titans could lead up to an eventful week 18 game between the Philadelphia Eagles.

AFC

Consistently the New England Patriots have found ways to get it done and once again they are marching on into the playoffs currently sitting as the #3 seed. With the resurgence of Phillip Rivers in LA and rising star in Kansas City Quarterback Patrick Mahone, the experience of Tom Brady may still be able to overcome the jitters of playing on the biggest of stages.

With the loss against the Los Angeles Chargers, the Kansas City Chiefs fan base destroyed Head Coach Andy Reid last week. Showing that while they are putting up a historic season, the fans are not believing. Something the Chargers and Patriots fans have been doing.

Predictions NFC

Bears over Redskins 20-14

Cowboys over Seahawks 28-10

Saints over Bears 35-17

Rams over Cowboys 24-10

Rams over Saints 35-31

Predictions AFC

Chargers over Steelers 31-13

Texans over Ravens 17-3

Chargers over Chiefs 24-14

Patriots over Texans 42-14

Patriots over Chargers 45-28

Conclusion

In the end the New England Patriots will survive and win the Super Bowl again giving Tom Brady and Bill Belichick 6 rings thus eliminating any discrepancy of who is the GOAT.

By Benjamin Ringman

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