Aug 28, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) on the sidelines during the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Predictions: Playoffs & Super Bowl

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

AFC Championship

Denver Broncos over New England Patriots

NFC Championship

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.

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