NFL Playoff 2019: Super Bowl Picks for AFC and NFC Teams
With just one week remaining to play, there is still much to be decided in the NFL regular season. The end of the season gets even more unpredictable with the division crowns, and wild-card spots that come to deny any chalk prediction. In AFC, the playoff looks more confused than in NFC. The situation can unfold in the most unpredictable ways. A playoff position in AFC is still available for multiple teams, while the wild-card spot is up to be claimed by a large list of contenders. In NFC, all winners of the four divisions are determined, but scenarios for seeding in the playoff remain a lot. Let’s get as close as a look at the possible picture of NFL playoff, here are the projections of a trusted computer model.
Last season, this computer model outperformed 95% of CBS experts from the Sports Office and showed awesome results on A-rated picks.
Now its main focus is on the NFL playoff. Dealing with the uneasy situation, and the plethora of possible scenarios in NFC, the computer model predicts that the defending Super Bowl champion, Eagles, will not reach the postseason games!
The backup quarterback, Nick Foles, who is at his peak performance, contributed a lot to the Philadelphia’s indisputable victories over the Rams and the Texans. But without his help the Eagles fall short of the playoff stage.
Even if preserving chances, they cannot make the playoff, by themselves. First, they need to beat the Redskins, in the Week 17, but also they need the Bears to claim a victory over the Vikings. If both conditions are met, the defending Super Bowl champion gets only 24.2% percent chance, by the computer model, of getting through to the postseason stage.
After 10,000 simulations of the AFC playoff round, the model predicts that the Colts will get the last team out position, following in the Titan’s footsteps that dropped into this spot last week.
The Titans host Indianapolis on Sunday Night Football, in Nashville. The Colts can claim the playoff spot, if they win the game, and the Jaguars knock off the Texans. If everything falls the needed way, the Colts get 44% chance of reaching the postseason. The Chiefs’ odds of owning the AFC division are extremely high. For that, they need to get a home win over the Oakland Raiders, in Week 17.
The computer model made a bold projection for the NFL Playoff, adding among the 12 teams with a guaranteed spot, a team, whose odds are longer than 30-1. Betting on this underdog binds you to some risk, but also gives you big chance to strike gold.
The 2019 Super Bowl, held in Atlanta, is fast approaching. Have you already decided who to support? To be in touch with the NFL playoff race, check out the standings below:
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NFC playoff picture:
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