NFL Playoff Predictions and Awards: 2017

NFC

WILDCARD ROUND

Seahawks over Giants

Buccaneers over Eagles

DIVISIONAL ROUND

Packers over Buccaneers

Seattle over Falcons

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP

Seahawks over Packers

This Seattle defense knows it probably has one last great run in them.

AFC

WILDCARD ROUND

Steelers over Bengals

Chargers over Raiders

DIVISIONAL ROUND

Patriots over Chargers

Steelers over Titans

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP

Patriots over Steelers

Mike Tomlin has not been able to figure how to stop the Pats offense in years past when it wasn’t nearly as explosive as it is this year. Good luck.

SUPER BOWL

Patriots over Seahawks

A rematch of one of the greatest Super Bowls ever played, capped off by one of the most heroic individual plays in Super Bowl history. If these two meet in Minneapolis, it’s probably a coin flip. I’ll stick with Brady and Bill.

MVP

Tom Brady — The team has too many weapons and the Patriots will be winning a lot of games. Those 2 factors should give Brady a slight leg up over Rodgers, Mariota, and Winston.

DEFENSIVE MVP

Joey Bosa — The “newest version of J.J. Watt” is what I recently read about the high-motor defensive end from L.A. He’s a lot like Watt and the Chargers defense, on the whole, should be aggressive.

OFFENSIVE POY

Jameis Winston — A high-octane offense with speed all over the field will help Winston put up some very gaudy numbers.

OFFENSIVE ROY

Christian McCaffrey — The kid can line up in the backfield, out wide, in the slot. He’s going to be everywhere. And his numbers will reflect that.

DEFENSIVE ROY

Derek Barnett — The edge rusher has some tenacity and shouldn’t have too much difficulty disrupting opposing backfields.

COACH OF THE YEAR

Anthony Lynn — Close race between Lynn, Philly’s Doug Pederson, and Tennessee’s Mike Mularkey.

 

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Author: Brian Goodwin

An educator for 15 years. I have a passion for sports and a passion for writing about sports. I'm very excited to run this blog and have conversations with people about relevant topics, mostly pertaining to sports but also in all aspects of life.

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