2020 NFL Predictions Hub

The season starts today with the Chiefs and the Texans squaring off in Kansas City. To share my vast excitement, here are my full predictions for this NFL season!!

Standings

AFC East

Buffalo Bills (#4)9-7
New England Patriots6-10
Miami Dolphins6-10
New York Jets3-13
The Bills are the clear favorite. I was a little harsh to the Pats, but their COVID opt-outs will hurt.

AFC North

Baltimore Ravens (#1)13-3
Pittsburgh Steelers (#5)11-5
Cleveland Browns (#6)10-6
Cincinnati Bengals 4-12
The most competitive division in the AFC. Don’t sleep on the Steelers.

AFC South

Indianapolis Colts (#3)10-6
Tennessee Titans (#7)9-7
Houston Texans8-8
Jacksonville Jaguars2-14
The late addition of Jadeveon Clowney gives the Titans an edge, but I like the Colts just a bit more.

AFC West

Kansas City Chiefs (#2)12-4
Los Angeles Chargers8-8
Denver Broncos 8-8
Las Vegas Raiders5-11
AFC West? More like Chiefs’ territory.

NFC East

Dallas Cowboys (#3)11-5
Philadelphia Eagles8-8
New York Giants6-10
Washington Football Team2-14
Schedule and injuries will be tough in Philly. The Cowboys CAN’T fail this year.
Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay (23) walks off the field before their NFL game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Ford Field in Detroit, on Sunday, September 15, 2019. (Mike Mulholland | MLive.com)

NFC North

Chicago Bears (#4)10-6
Green Bay Packers9-7
Minnesota Vikings8-8
Detroit Lions5-11
The Vikings and Packers both lost a step, so I have the Bears returning to power.

NFC South

New Orleans Saints13-3
Tampa Bay Buccaneers11-5
Atlanta Falcons9-7
Carolina Panthers3-13
The hype in “Tompa Bay” + the stacked Saints = a fun division.

NFC West

Seattle Seahawks (#2)11-5
San Francisco 49ers (#6)11-5
Arizona Cardinals (#7)10-6
Los Angeles Rams7-9
Here’s the best division in the NFL. Anyone could realistically win it.

Playoffs

*Winner indicated in bold

AFC

Wild Card:

#2 Kansas City Chiefs v.s. #7 Tennessee Titans

#3 Indianapolis Colts v.s. #6 Cleveland Browns

#4 Buffalo Bills v.s. #5 Pittsburgh Steelers

Divisional:

#1 Baltimore Ravens v.s. #5 Pittsburgh Steelers

#2 Kansas City Chiefs v.s. #3 Indianapolis Colts

Conference Championship:

#1 Baltimore Ravens v.s. #2 Kansas City Chiefs

NFC

Wild Card:

#2 Seattle Seahawks v.s. #7 Arizona Cardinals

#3 Dallas Cowboys v.s. #6 San Francisco 49ers

#4 Chicago Bears v.s. #5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Divisional:

#1 New Orleans Saints v.s. #6 San Francisco 49ers

#2 Seattle Seahawks v.s. #5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Conference Championship:

#1 New Orleans Saints v.s. #5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

SUPER BOWL PREDICTION: New Orleans Saints beat Baltimore Ravens 24-21

Awards

MVP: Kyler Murray

OPOY: George Kittle

DPOY: Myles Garrett

OROY: Joe Burrow

DROY: Isaiah Simmons

Comeback: Cam Newton

Coach: Kevan Stefanski

Mock Draft

*Order based off my standings predictions

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars – Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson
  2. Washington Football Team – Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State
  3. Carolina Panthers – Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State
  4. New York Jets – Ja’Marr Chase, WR, LSU
  5. Cincinnati Bengals – Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon
  6. Detroit Lions – Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State
  7. Las Vegas Raiders – Dylan Moses, LB, Alabama
  8. Miami Dolphins – Gregory Rousseau, Edge, Miami
  9. New York Giants – Marvin Wilson, DT, Florida State
  10. New England Patriots – Jaylen Twyman, DT, Pittsburgh
  11. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Los Angeles Rams) – Pat Freiermuth, TE, Penn State
  12. Denver Broncos – Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama
  13. Minnesota Vikings – Christian Barmore, DT, Alabama
  14. Miami Dolphins (from Houston Texans) – DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
  15. Los Angeles Chargers – Alex Leatherwood, OT, Alabama
  16. Philadelphia Eagles – Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech
  17. Green Bay Packers – Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama
  18. Atlanta Falcons – Shaun Wade, CB, Ohio State
  19. Tennessee Titans – Quincy Roche, Edge, Miami
  20. Buffalo Bills – Tyson Campbell, CB, Georgia
  21. Arizona Cardinals – Creed Humphrey, IOL, Oklahoma
  22. Cleveland Browns – Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue
  23. Chicago Bears – Wyatt Davis, IOL, Ohio State
  24. Dallas Cowboys – Hamsah Nasirildeen, S, Florida State
  25. Indianapolis Colts – Paulson Adebo, CB, Stanford
  26. San Francisco 49ers – Trey Smith, IOL, Tennessee
  27. Pittsburgh Steelers – Samuel Cosmi, OT, Texas
  28. New York Jets (from Seattle Seahawks) – Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota
  29. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson
  30. Kansas City Chiefs – Josh Myers, IOL, Ohio State
  31. Baltimore Ravens – Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan
  32. New Orleans Saints – Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida

So there you have it, my standings, playoffs, awards, and draft predictions for football. It’s gonna be a fun year. Cheers to football season!!

-Sam

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