The NFL is in for another exciting year of competition, but hopefully we are in for a bit more of a competitive Super Bowl than we saw last season.
You can find my regular season predictions for the NFL all throughout Chowder & Champions, but now it is time to take a look at how the upcoming NFL postseason will shake out based on our earlier premonitions.
AFC Wild Card Round
Indianapolis Colts over Baltimore Ravens
San Diego Chargers over Cincinnati Bengals
NFC Wild Card Round
Green Bay Packers over Carolina Panthers
San Francisco 49ers over Philadelphia Eagles
AFC Divisional Round
Denver Broncos over San Diego Chargers
New England Patriots over Indianapolis Colts
NFC Divisional Round
Green Bay Packers over Seattle Seahawks
New Orleans Saints over San Francisco 49ers
Denver Broncos over New England Patriots
Green Bay Packers over New Orleans Saints
Super Bowl XLIX
Denver Broncos over Green Bay Packers
Peyton Manning will get his revenge…somewhat. His Denver Broncos added more help on the defensive end, and are fully healthy along the offensive line. Assuming injuries don’t decimate this squad, they are almost a lock to get to the AFC Title game. The New England Patriots will be a formidable test for the Broncos, but Manning should lead his team to victory and back to the Super Bowl.
As for the NFC, the Seattle Seahawks will have massive targets on their backs and the Green Bay Packers are going a bit unnoticed entering the season. If there is any quarterback that can go into Seattle and win it’s Aaron Rodgers, and I believe that is what’s going to happen. The Packers and New Orleans Saints may meet in a really exciting NFC Championship game, but I look for the Packers to win a shootout in New Orleans and make it back to the big game for the first time in a few years.
Manning and the Broncos will have some extra motivation once they get to the Super Bowl, which makes them even more dangerous. John Fox and company will want that title badly and Manning may not have another shot at it after this season and will leave everything out on the field.