Tuesday, September 3, 2019

2019 NFL Season Postseason Predictions

2019 NFL Season Playoff Predictions

NFC Playoff Seeding
1.      Dallas Cowboys (13-3)
2.      Los Angeles Rams (12-4)
3.      Minnesota Vikings (11-5)
4.      Atlanta Falcons (10-6)
5.      Chicago Bears (10-6)
6.      Philadelphia Eagles (10-6)

AFC Playoff Seeding
1.      Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4)
2.      San Diego Chargers (11-5)
3.      New England Patriots (10-6)
4.      Tennessee Titans (10-6)
5.      Cleveland Browns (10-6)
6.      Denver Broncos (10-6)

NFC Wild Card Matchups

Bears Vs Falcons
Eagles Vs Vikings

AFC Wild Card Matchups

Browns Vs Titans
Broncos Vs Patriots

NFC Divisional Matchups

Bears Vs Cowboys
Vikings Vs Rams

AFC Divisional Matchups

Chargers Vs Browns
Patriots Vs Steelers

NFC Conference Championship

Vikings Vs Cowboys

AFC Conference Championship

Chargers Vs Steelers

Super Bowl LIV

Cowboys Vs Chargers

Super Bowl Champ

Dallas Cowboys

Sunday, September 1, 2019

2019 NFL Season Predictions - NFC & AFC West

2019 NFL Season Predictions

NFC West

Los Angeles Rams (12-4)

The Rams are coming off of an awful showing in the Super Bowl and played their absolute worst football at the wrong time. A lot of teams carry that into the following season and have no idea how to recover, which translates to losses on the field. I believe the Rams are one of the few teams that will bounce back strong and once again be one of the teams to beat in the NFC. The roster is stacked on both offense and defense, and they all seem to have identified the mistakes from the Super Bowl to help them grow. Aaron Donald is coming off of a monster season and should continue the dominance on the defensive line this year. The Rams have made some minor tweaks in their roster to help them at depth if they suffer any injuries throughout the course of the season. I expect the Rams to come into this season with a bad taste in their mouth from last year and are ready to move on and make another run at a Championship!

Seattle Seahawks (9-7)

The Seahawks seem to keep freefalling every season because the defense has slowly fallen apart. They have tried their best to rebuild, but so far it has not worked out. They just traded for Jedeveon Clowney and it’s a good move, but I don’t think it makes them a much better team in general. On offense it’s all on Russell Wilson’s shoulders, which isn’t a bad thing since he is one of the best quarterbacks in the league, but homeboy has an awful offensive line, a very thin lineup at receiver, and nobody at running back. Have fun with that Russell! The Seahawks will be able to keep their heads above water just because of Wilson, other than that this team doesn’t have much of a shot at anything this season.

San Francisco 49ers (8-8)

I’m not sure how confident I am in Jimmy Garoppolo as a starting quarterback. He really hasn’t started that many games and he missed most of last season due to injury. In the preseason he was throwing some of the stupidest passes for easy interceptions, and I’m fully aware that preseason doesn’t count at all, but these throws were pretty awful. The 49ers are also very weak at both the wide receiver and running back positions which does not do him any favors. The defense is also questionable given that their first round pick Bosa has been injured since training camp and hasn’t played much at all. The 49ers have had nothing but injuries to multiple players the entire offseason and I have a feeling that theme will continue throughout the regular season.

Arizona Cardinals (4-12)

I am not sold on anything that involves the Cardinals! Kyler Murray does not excite me, Kliff Kingsbury is some-how a coach in the NFL when he failed in college, and the rest of the team is straight garbage. Well besides Larry Fitzgerald of course, but unfortunately for him the rest of his team will not make this an enjoyable season for him or Cardinals fans!

AFC West

Los Angeles Chargers (11-5)

I think the Chargers are going to pick up right where they left off last season. Towards the end of the season they really started to put things together and look like a solid team, but just came up short. Philip Rivers continues to play at a high level and seems to get more hungry every season because it seems most everyone forgets about him since he hasn’t done much in the postseason. The running back position is up in the air due to the ongoing contract dispute with Melvin Gordon, but I don’t think it’s a big deal if he ends up not playing this season. Don’t get me wrong he is a good running back, but Philip Rivers runs this offense and that’s obvious. Where the Chargers may surprise everyone will be on the defensive side of the ball. This year Joey Bosa is coming in healthy and ready to play, along with Melvin Ingram at linebacker it’s going to be a tough task for any offensive line to stop the both of them. I expect the Chargers to dominate the league this season and be one of the teams to beat in the playoffs!

Denver Broncos (10-6)

The Broncos are one of my sleeper picks that will make some noise this season. I think Joe Flacco is exactly the type of the quarterback they need for now. He has looked solid this preseason in the offense and seems to fitting in well with the rest of his team. I don’t expect him or the offense to light anyone up, but I think they will be able to hold their own and score when necessary. Where the Broncos will dominate will be on the defensive side of the ball. They have a new head coach whose specialty is on the defensive side of the ball. I expect him to take this already stout defense to another level. It’s going to be really difficult for any running back to break through the linebackers and Vonn Miller has continued to be a nightmare for any and all opposing quarterbacks and I expect him to thrive under Nick Fangio. The Broncos should make things interesting in the AFC this season.

Kansas City Chiefs (8-8)

I know this is definitely not going to be a typical take amongst everyone else on this upcoming season, but Andy Reid teams usually take a step back after a season in which they dominated. I fully expect that to happen to the Chiefs this season. The offense was not nearly as explosive after they cut running back Kareem Hunt last season and I don’t think they did anything to improve that aspect of the offense. The Chiefs signed LeSean McCoy, but I think he is way past his prime and probably won’t last the season without suffering an injury. The defense has also taken a step back from last season, and they weren’t even that good last year. They added in Tyrann Mathieu at safety and everybody is acting like this is some big deal and it may be if there were a few other halfway decent players on the defense with him, but there are none to be found. Andy Reid has consistently fallen short his entire coaching career, but for some reason he always gets brought up as some type of genius. I have never understood this because he has accomplished a whole lot of nothing when it comes to the postseason and I don’t see that changing this year!

Oakland Raiders (6-10)

Antonio Brown hasn’t even played a snap for the Raiders and he’s caused nothing but drama since his arrival. The rest of the team seems to be handling his diva behavior pretty well and I’m sure he will have a decent season for them on the field, but he is not going to help them grow as a team. The rest of the offense is fairly mediocre. Derek Carr has not been the same since he broke his ankle a couple seasons ago and the ground game remains a question with a rookie looking to take over the starting role this season. The defense is more than likely going to be a dumpster fire at this rate. They picked up Vontaze Burfict this offseason, but is that dude actually going to be able to stay on the field all season or go throw another temper tantrum and get suspended? Even if he doesn’t get suspended, he is not a difference maker on the defense. The Raiders are in a tough division and just aren’t that good, I expect another long season for the Raiders! Give Oakland the goodbye it deserves!

Friday, August 30, 2019

2019 NFL Season Predictions - NFC & AFC South

2019 NFL Season Predictions

NFC South

Atlanta Falcons (10-6)

The Falcons are a team that can be easy to forget because they don’t know how to win on a consistent basis. One year they’re in the Super Bowl then the next they’re trash. Last season they dealt with a lot of injuries from Week 1 on and it was difficult for them to find any rhythm. I expect them to bounce back this season and compete for the top spot in one of the toughest divisions in the league. On offense they have probably the best receiving core led by Julio Jones who continues to dominate any defense that attempts to cover him. Even if you triple cover him, if that ball is anywhere near Julio that dude is getting it! The Falcons have a solid offensive line and if Davonta Freeman can stay healthy he will add another layer to this offense. On defense they have a strong secondary, but the front line has some questions. If the Falcons are able to start the season off hot they will be difficult for the rest of the division to keep up with.

New Orleans Saints (10-6)

The Saints are a team you can’t count out as long as they have Drew Brees at quarterback and Sean Payton as the head coach. Brees continues to play at a high level and bring out the best in every player on the offensive side of the ball. Alvin Kamara will be taking over as the starting running back this season and will have to carry the load on offense. I believe he will shine in that role, but my only problem with the Saints is their offensive line. It’s mediocre at best and could end up being a problem in the long run for both Brees and Kamara. On the defensive side of the ball Cameron Jordan has the line on lockdown and has opposing quarterbacks running for their lives. The secondary has some holes and it will be interesting to see if they’re able to lock it down for four quarters or end up gassed towards the end.

Carolina Panthers (8-8)

The Panthers have not been the same since they lost the Super Bowl a few seasons ago. Cam Newton is a good quarterback and the offense looks good when he’s playing well, but unfortunately the dude hasn’t been able to stay healthy. Christian McCaffrey is a beast of a back, but I’m not sure he can carry the offense if there is no stability at quarterback if Newton keeps getting injured. The defense has fallen off the face the Earth and I expect that freefall to continue this year. I have a feeling it’s going to be an up and down season for the Panthers.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-10)

Jameis Winston has turned out to be a total bust so far for the Bucs. I’m honestly surprised they ended up keeping him this season because he’s been such a waste. I don’t believe that gamble will pay off for the Bucs and I wouldn’t be surprised if he gets benched at some point in the season due to poor play. Even if Winston wasn’t a garbage pile of a quarterback the offense, overall is trash and this team has no chance at anything other than a high draft pick in the 2020 draft!

AFC South

Tennessee Titans (10-6)

Some team has to win this shit division and the Titans have more promise with their entire team from top to bottom than everyone else in this horrible, awful, garbage can division. Starting with their coach Mike Vrabel, in comparison to the rest of the division he seems like he has the best grasp on his team. Derrick Henry is a beast of a back and will shoulder the load on offense, but outside of him the offense is pretty weak. Not much is going on with the defense either, but like I said this is a garbage division so a mediocre team can easily win this division.

Houston Texans (9-7)

The Texans are just garbage. The only reason why I’m giving them a halfway decent record is because their division is just the absolute worst and they should get some wins just for that reason alone. The Texans have never had any direction as a team, which is why they’re an epic fail year in and year out. It should be another classic snoozefest for Texans fans this year!

Jacksonville Jaguars (5-11)

The Jaguars kicked Blake Bortles ass to the curb and are now starting over at quarterback with Nick Foles. While Foles filled in quite nice at backup quarterback in Philly I’m intrigued to see how this is going to go for him as the starter in Jacksonville. I believe Foles was a product of the system in Philly and that will be exposed this season in Jacksonville. The only weapon he has on offense is the running back Leonard Fournette, who is a beast, but is also injury prone. The Jags defense used to be one of the best in the league, but fell off horribly last year, and I’m not sure they will be able to bounce back this season since they will have to carry the load for this team given the weak ass offensive situation. I’m not expecting much from the Jaguars this season except for a whole lot of losing!

Indianapolis Colts (3-13)

Prior to Andrew Luck’s retirement I had the Colts going to the Super Bowl, after he retired this team went from first to worst in the division! Luck was the engine that ran this train and now the Colts season has been derailed and I don’t believe they have enough time to recover. This season has started off horribly and I anticipate that’s how the rest of the season will go for them.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

2019 NFL Season Predictions - NFC & AFC North

2019 NFL Season Predictions

NFC North

Minnesota Vikings (11-5)

The Vikings are a team everyone is sleeping on because of how poorly they played last season, but I think a lot of that can be blamed on the injuries to key players who are now back this year. They have an explosive offense with two of the best receivers in the league with Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs and, if Dalvin Cook is able to stay healthy this season he can add an extra layer to this offense. Kirk Cousins isn’t a horrible quarterback and if all of the weapons on the offense are healthy he should be able to keep this offense rolling. On defense they are a bunch of no names the casual fan couldn’t point out, but they are physical and tough on the defensive side of the ball and should give any opposing offense nightmares. I think the Vikings are going to bounce back strong this season and make some noise during the playoffs.

Chicago Bears (10-6)

The Bears surprised everyone las season by absolutely dominating the regular season. I expect them to continue to build off of what they started last season. Starting with the defense and the beast that is Khalil Mack, he is a killer on the defensive line and has every quarterback he’s up against running for their lives! Right behind him there is a strong lockdown secondary that make it very difficult for any opposing receiver to get open. The Bears on offense are still pretty weak at the wide receiver position, but have a very strong offensive line which will help build the ground game. The Bears are a solid team and should have another strong showing this season led by their defense which will be one of the best in the league.

Green Bay Packers (8-8)

I’m always amused every season when the Packers are the supposed front runner as one of the top teams in the NFC, when they shouldn’t even be considered one of the top teams in their own division. Don’t get me wrong Aaron Rodgers is a great quarterback, but the problem for the Packers over the years has been they refuse to get him any help at all! They expect him to literally do everything on offense and that’s impossible! Going into this season this is shaping up to be Aaron Rodgers worst group of offensive weapons he could possibly receive. He has a new coach, he has no top wide receiver to be seen, his offensive line is garbage, and the running back position continues to remain a mystery. Aaron Rodgers is only getting older and seems to get beat up more and more every season, and from what I can see that won’t change this season. I have a feeling the Packers will have a tumultuous season with no consistency at all on offense or defense.

Detroit Lions (4-12)

The Lions have done a good job at wasting the career of Matthew Stafford. It’s been awhile since he’s had a decent receiver and it’s been an even longer while since he’s had a decent offensive line or a ground game to turn to. The defense is mediocre at best and I have a feeling the Detroit Lions of old who ruled the league as losers have come back for their crown!

AFC North

Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4)

I think a lot of people are sleeping on the Steelers because of what went down with Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown this offseason. I have the opposite thoughts and believe that getting rid of the both of them will be a blessing in disguise. It was already proven last season that the Steelers are fine without Le’Veon Bell because James Conner stepped in and dominated and, I only expect him to get better this season. Antonio Brown will not be missed. I always thought that dude was a total cunt! This new wave of player who has to arrive to training camp in some stupid “look at me” type of fashion has ALWAYS pissed me off and you are nothing but a diva cunt who is a cancer to your locker room. So, the loss of Antonio Brown is no loss at all because you’ve gained plenty by getting his stupid ass out of that locker room. The Steelers offense should do just fine, it’s the defense where there problems have been over the last couple of years. Their linebackers are stout and will be tough for any offense they’re up against. TJ Watt is coming off of a strong season last year and I only expect him to improve and take on more of a leadership role this season. The Steelers should dominate the AFC this season!

Cleveland Browns (10-6)

This the first time in pretty much ever that the Browns have actual expectations on them to be a good team. For me, the Browns ain’t shit until they have proven otherwise. They are building a solid nucleus with the additions through the draft, free agency and trades, but they have not proven a damn thing. They should be a good team this year, but I expect them to have some growing pains along the way. They are a young team with a new coach and no identity has taken shape as of yet and with all of that I can’t say they are a clear cut favorite to win their tough division. They should make some noise and compete for a spot in the playoffs.

Baltimore Ravens (9-7)

This year’s Ravens team will be the definition of mediocrity because they don’t have a lot going on with the offense or defense. Lamar Jackson looks like he has a promising future as a quarterback, but he’s going to have a tough time behind that offensive line this season. Then you take a look at his options at wide receiver and think who the fuck is this guy going to complete a pass to if he even gets the chance to throw up a prayer? Mark Ingram was a good addition to the ground game, but there’s always the question of whether or not he can stay healthy for an entire season. On defense they picked up Earl Thomas who is one of the best safeties in the game, but has also been having issues with injuries over the last couple of seasons. The Ravens come into this season with too many questions at too many positions which usually doesn’t translate well onto the field, especially in this division.

Cincinnati Bengals (1-15)

The Bengals are by far one of the worst teams in the league. I predict they will have the first pick in next year’s draft because they are going to have a difficult time finding any wins this season!