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Pre-Preseason Playoff Predictions

Discussion in 'NFL Football Forum' started by Terry Rode, May 14, 2018.

  1. Clayton

    Clayton Well-Known Member

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    I think Washington will have a top 6 pick next year and Minnesota will be a favorite to win the Super Bowl but I am a Chiefs fan so I'll admit I'm biased.
     



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    Skins won 7 games last year and hot better imo but anything is possible
     
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    AFc
    Pats
    steelers
    jags
    chargers
    broncos
    bengals

    NFC
    Philly
    Minny
    ATL
    NO
    Rams
    detroit
     
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  4. Terry Rode

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    Great analysis man.

    I don't see any team in the AFC East challenging the Patriots as long as Tom Brady is the QB and Belichick is the coach. I can see Darnold working out but I think McCown starts the year off and maybe Darnold gets starts towards the end of the year. The end of the Jets schedule is the toughest. 3 of their last 6 games are against the Patriots and Packers.

    Only reason I have the Ravens as a 10 win team is because they have a seemingly easy schedule. I have their lock losses against the Saints, Panthers, Falcons and at least 1 against the Steelers.

    I would like to have Houston winning more games but I just don't know how Watson is gonna perform and I just don't think they've improved very much in the offseason. I like the additions of Honey Badger and Justin Reid but idk if it's enough. Luck coming back improves the Colts but I don't see him getting back to his regular self.

    I like the addition of Jordy Nelson, I like Oakland's draft and I really think Carr improves this year. For the Chiefs, I think Mahomes will be good, but you gotta be hesitant about "rookie" starters. Especially when he only had 1 year to learn behind Alex Smith and Smith sucked the last half of the year.

    I like the Eagles. Their running game isn't impressive without Blount but Ajayi could be good, Jones is a decent backup and I like the addition of Mike Wallace. I don't see Washington being any better than last year. Yes, Alex Smith is now the QB but he had a great first half of 2017 that turned into a mediocre second half of 2017. I'm still not impressed with their running game or receiving corps.

    I have the Bears at 4 wins because of 2 reasons. I don't think Trubisky is ready to be a starter and their schedule is tough on paper. Packers and Vikings are gonna be tough, New England, Rams and Seattle are my other lock losses for Chicago as well.

    To me, the NFC South is the best division. For me, it was last year and seems to be that way too. I don't see a decline for the Falcons and Saints and I like the additions from Carolina. I really like all 3 teams.

    I can't see the Seahawks being contenders this year. Too many losses and not enough additions. I like Jimmy G and the 49ers but I don't think its the year for the 49ers to just turn it all around. I don't think Bradford in Arizona is gonna amount to anything so the Rams are the team for me.

    I hope this isn't the matchup either. I'd love to see someone other than the Patriots in there but I don't think that's reality lol.
     
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  5. Terry Rode

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    To me, their schedule screams no playoffs. Lets say the Chargers split their divisional games. They still have to play the Rams, Steelers and Ravens. That's 6 losses right there. In my opinion, the Titans, 49ers and Seahawks might all be losses too. After their bye week last year, they were really good but look who they played during the last 5 games. Cleveland, Washington, Buffalo, the Jets, Oakland. Pretty easy matchups last year.
     
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    Im not reading all that
     
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    Mahomes 4500 yards 40 Touchdowns

    :dhd:
     
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    Every team in the division plays those teams lol
     
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    The only difference in schedules is chiefs play NE and Jacksonville , Chargers play Titans and Bills, Oakland plays Miami and Indy, Denver plays Houston and Jets. Otherwise all the AFCW teams play each other, NFCW and AFCN. So when you list all those teams as possible losses for LA they're all just as big as possible losses for KC, DEN and Oak.
     
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    Well, that's true and not true. The real tricky part here is everyone in the division is playing the Cardinals, Browns, and Ravens. That's a shit ton of potential variance with the QB position.
     
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    True and there's road VS home considerations but my point is in the NFL schedules for teams in the same division are pretty similar largely.
     
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    Yeah, I am just pointing out how that may actually be a dangerous assumption with the AFCW this year. Heck, there's the Jets and Colts still with potential weirdness. Some will say the Bills, but we know they suck so they don't count.
     
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    Who do you think he is.... Foles part 2?
     
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    More like Aaron Godgers

    :dhd:

    In all seriousness I am not too sure, but I expect the output to be good.
     
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    You're right. That's the only difference in the schedule but there's a lot of difference in the talent on the team and the way they play together. LA has not been able to come together and put it all together all season long for a while now. Miami/Indy and Houston/Jets are easier wins in my opinion than Titans/Bills and NE/Jacksonville. I just don't have the confidence in the Chargers that I do in the Raiders to bounce it back. In my opinion, Oakland is one of the most improved teams this year. The NFL is about momentum and I don't see anywhere on their schedule where the Chargers can get momentum like they did last year. Maybe the last 4 games? MAYBE? I can see 8 wins at most for the Chargers but the additions they made don't automatically, to me, make them the 2nd best team in the AFC.

    The schedules may have the same teams in it but it all about road and home games also who you play back to back. I don't see momentum on the Chargers side. I don't see talent on the Chargers side and I don't see them putting it together this year like they've been unable to do the last few seasons.
     
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    Blount had a nice start and a few highlights in the play offs, but for much of the regular season he did not do much. Also, Clement might be better than we thought, and be a more than capable replacement, based on what he showed last season.

    And for goal line situations we now have Mailata ;).
     
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    Year 9 Sam Bradford and Year 1 Rosen might actually be the same person.

    I had a good movie moment for those two meeting each other in the locker room but I cant seem to find an animated gif.

    Then again, the Cardinals might be using their 3rd stringer at some point for all we know.
     
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    Not in order...

    NFC

    Dallas
    Minnesota
    Atlanta
    LA Rams

    WC

    Philly
    Green Bay


    AFC

    New England
    Picksburgh
    Houston
    Oakland

    WC

    Tennessee
    Denver



    NFC 'ship

    Minnesota over Atlanta

    AFC 'ship

    New England over Tennessee

    Super Bowl

    New England over Minnesota
     
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    ditto
     
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    Would not surprise me at all if that is what Rosen ends up being to be honest.