My Way-Too-Early NFL Playoff and Super Bowl Predictions
The regular season isn't even over, so it's probably a little too early to make playoff predictions when the participants aren't even decided yet. So consider this a playoff participant and playoff results prediction all in one.
When looking at this bracket there are a few things to keep in mind.
1) I'm assuming the Eagles will have Jalen Hurts back for their week-18 game at home against the Giants, and because of that they'll win the game and hold onto the #1 seed in the NFC.
2) I'm assuming the Chiefs will win on Saturday night, making the Bills play a "must win" game against the Patriots on Sunday in order to hold onto the #1 seed in the AFC.
3) I'm assuming Tua Tagovialoa (concussion) and Teddy Bridgewater (broken finger) will both be unavailable for the Dolphins when they host the Jets on Sunday, forcing 7th-round pick QB Skyler Thompson to make his first NFL start, and that the Jets get the win because of that.
4) I'm predicting the Steelers will beat the Browns at home in week-18, and that the Patriots will be playing a Bills team that will be playing their starters and fighting hard for the win in order to fend-off the Chiefs from taking the #1 seed in the AFC and that because of that the Bills will prevail.
If the Chiefs lose on Sunday this bracket may change.
I'm also predicting that the Jets will beat the Dolphins and their 3rd-string QB.
Thus, the Steelers would win the last Wildcard spot in the AFC.
That could all certainly be Wishful Drinking.
So here it is.