Complete NFL Predictions for 2018

The NFL is as unpredictable as any sports league out there. And I’m probably wasting my time doing this but in the off chance I’m anywhere in the ballpark I want to have it in writing so I can tell you all what a GENIUS I am in February.

AFC

AFC East

Patriots: 12-4 (z)

Jets: 7-9

Dolphins: 6-10

Bills: 4-12

AFC South

Jaguars: 11-5 (y)

Texans: 10-6 (x)

Titans: 7-9

Colts: 6-10

AFC North

Steelers: 11-5 (y)

Ravens: 9-7 (x)

Browns: 5-11

Bengals: 5-11

AFC West

Chargers: 10-6 (y)

Broncos: 7-9

Chiefs: 6-10

Raiders: 4-12

NFC

NFC East

Eagles: 12-4 (y)

Giants: 9-7

Cowboys: 8-8

Redskins: 4-12

NFC South

Saints: 11-5 (y)

Falcons: 10-6

Panthers: 9-7

Buccaneers: 3-13

NFC North

Vikings: 12-4 (z)

Packers: 10-6 (x)

Lions: 7-9

Bears: 7-9

NFC West

Rams: 11-5 (y)

Seahawks: 10-6 (x)

49ers: 7-9

Cardinals 6-10

Playoffs Seeding

AFC:

  1. Patriots 2. Steelers 3. Jaguars 4.Chargers 5. Texans 6. Ravens

NFC:

  1. Vikings 2. Eagles 3. Saints 4. Rams 5. Packers 6. Seahawks

Playoffs

Wild-Card Round

Jaguars over Ravens

Chargers over Texans

Seahawks over Saints

Packers over Rams

Divisional Round

Jaguars over Steelers

Chargers over Patriots

Vikings over Seahawks

Packers over Eagles

NFC/AFC Championship

Chargers over Jaguars

Vikings over Packers

Super Bowl

Vikings over Chargers

NFL Awards

MVP: Russell Wilson (Seahawks)

Offensive Player of the Year: Alvin Kamara (Saints)

Defensive Player of the Year: Aaron Donald (Rams)

Offensive Rookie of the Year: Saquon Barkley (Giants)

Defensive Rookie of the Year: Derwin James (Chargers)

Coach of the Year: Mike Zimmer (Vikings)

Comeback Player of the Year: Deshaun Watson (Texans)

This article would be about a 30 min read if I had to give an explanation for every team’s record and playoff win. I will say this though, many fans, pundits and “experts” have the Seahawks missing the playoffs and finishing with 6-8 wins. Let me make myself very clear:

THE SEAHAWKS ARE NOT FINISHING WITH LESS THAN 10 WINS THIS SEASON.

(Provided Wilson stays healthy) I can’t stress this enough. The Seahawks scraped to nine wins last season without a running game, an offensive line that ranked dead last and a kicker that cost them three wins. Those issues, on paper, appear to be rectified. Tom Cable was fired, Chris Carson is healthy, Rashaad Penny was drafted and the Seahawks acquired Sebastian Janikowski.

Many people are pointing to the loss of Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor and others on the defense as a reason why the Seahawks will fall off, but let me remind you that this team minus many contributors on defense defeated the eventual Super Bowl Champion Eagles convincingly in December. This unit is still comprised of Bobby Wagner, K.J. Wright, Frank Clark and (hopefully) Earl Thomas. I am willing to die on the hill of Seahawks over 9 wins in 2018.

If you have any questions/predictions of your own, tweet back (@stevebolen22), reply on Facebook or comment below! I’d love to discuss!

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