From: United Federation of Planets
Time for my bold, straight out of my ass predictions for the 2019 season.
I will begin with the AFC on this post and follow with the NFC on my next post.
New England Patriots – OK show of hands, who thinks this isn’t the Patriots division to lose? Seriously, They’ve only not won it once since 2001.
Miami Dolphins – they’re trying I tell you, trying really hard to get better, but do they have enough?
Buffalo Bills - they’re trying I tell you, trying really hard to get better, but do they have enough?
New York Jets – They’re…well….kind of trying….they did hire a new head coach that already failed miserably in this divison….so there’s that…
Patriots will once again win the Division and the only question is whether they get the first or second seed.
Jacksonville Jaguars – They acquire fools gold, aka Nick Foles to pilot their moribund offence. Their D should be pretty good though. So maybe that’s enough.
Indianapolis Colts – Aren’t they Lucky? PUN INTENDED. So their Franchise QB up and retires just over a week before the season starts, Their defense should be pretty good, but Brissett? ****ed.
Houston Texans – If they stay healthy they could be good. But once defenses figure out to isolate Hopkins and sellout to keep Watson in the pocket…they are going to struggle.
Tennessee Titans – Feeling a sleeper pick here.
Pittsburgh Steelers – They’ve unloaded talented but cancerous players Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown. Did they replace them at all? Methinks the Steelers are going to struggle. Smithschuster is going to get doubleteamed a whole lot more now and wont be as effective. Thinking they might miss playoffs again.
Cincinnati Bengals – Dalton is not liked. Team is under new management. Rebuilding is the name of the game. Bottom dwelling is my prediction.
Baltimore Ravens – I am unconvinced Jackson can lead this team to the promised land. Mobile QBs don’t often last long and in this division I think he’s going to get killed eventually. That being said, if he stays upright they have a good shot at the Division considering my feelings on the Steelers and Bengals.
Cleveland Browns – loaded with talent. On both sides of the ball, the real question is are they ready to take the next step. This is the darling team among the pundits. I think they make the playoffs, but I think it is a year too soon.
Kansas City Chiefs – I think this team is the team to beat in the AFC, but only until a good defense stifles them and everyone else follows suit. They will score a lot. But can be beat.
Los Angeles Chargers – (that still feels odd to type) – Rivers is getting long in the tooth and this may be his last hurrah. Should be a fun team to watch. But they just miss the playoffs.
Oakland Raiders – last year in Oakland this will be a circus. It will be fun to see this team implode as the season wears on.
Denver Broncos – Still a decent D. Is Flacco enough? Methinks not.
Wild card round
Baltimore Ravens host Tennessee Titans (WC) Titans win
Jacksonville Hosts Browns (WC) Jags squeak out a win ending a magical Browns season.
Tennessee goes to New England and gets pounded by the juggernaut
Jax goes to KC and shocks everyone by stifling the KC offense.
Hate to say it but New England wins again.
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