2019 NFL Predictions – Vol 5
All Everything Entertainment brings you our 2019 NFL Predictions. We will have an 8 part series featuring predictions from our NFL writers and correspondents.
We will bring our predictions for each division winner, who will win and get in the playoffs as a wild card and ultimately win the Super Bowl. We also predict the winners of every major NFL award this coming season.
Let’s get into the predictions, with Brant Meeks (Washington Redskins)
AFC West: Kansas City Chiefs – The Chiefs are still the best team in their division. They even added another playmaker in Mecole Hardman to help. I think bringing in Shady McCoy is a savvy move because he has a good past with Andy Reid.
AFC East: New England Patriots – The Patriots are heads and shoulders above every other team in the division. Miami and Buffalo are still at least 2 years away from being relevant. The Jets might make some noise but Sam Darnold needs to take a big step in order for the Jets to challenge for the division.
AFC North: Cleveland Browns – I think the Browns take a step up and win the division. I don’t see the Ravens or Bengals being much competition in this division. I am very torn on the Steelers but think the Browns have the best shot at winning the division.
AFC South: Houston Texans – I might have chosen the Colts if not for the retirement of Andrew Luck. However, I am not sold on Jacoby Brissett as the new QB. Watson is the best QB in the division and has the weapons to win.
AFC Wild Card Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers, LA Chargers – The Steelers are still one of the best teams in the league and will make the wildcard game. There is too much talent with Big Ben, JuJu Smith-Schuster and James Connor. LA Chargers – The Chargers will challenge the Chiefs for the AFC West crown. I think the Chiefs are a little better and will take the division but the Chargers will still make the playoffs, even without Gordon.
NFC West: LA Rams – I don’t care about the injury to Gurley at all. This is one of the top teams in the NFC and will easily run away with this division. The Niners, Cardinals are not relevant at all this season but the Seahawks might be dangerous. I still think LA has too much offensive talent and Aaron Donald.
NFC South: New Orleans Saints – The Saints have won the previous 2 NFC South crowns and this year will be no different. Brees, Kamara and Thomas will lead this team into the playoffs.
NFC North: Chicago Bears – Chicago won the division last season for the first time since 2010 behind first-year coach Matt Nagy and quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. The defense will be better this season and the offense will keep improving.
NFC East: Philadelphia Eagles – The Cowboys won’t play up to their talent level and still have Dak as a QB. The Redskins are in flux with their QB, as are the Giants. So by default, the Eagles will win the division. This could change easily if Wentz goes down again with an injury.
NFC Wild Card Teams: Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers – They just traded for Clowney and have done a solid job this offseason. The wide receivers are still younger and are going to experience growing pains but this should be a good team. Green Bay Packers – This team will make a run again at the division crown. I like the new head coach, Matt LaFleur, and I think he will bring some magic to this stale offense.
Offensive Rookie Of The Year: RB Josh Jacobs – I think he is going to be the guy the entire season. Richard might take away some 3rd down work but Isaiah Crowell and Doug Martin are currently on the IR.
Defensive rookie of the year: LB Montez Sweat – He is a 6’6 260 lb linebacker that ran a 4.4 40 yard dash. He has all the tools to be successful at the NFL level. I see him easily making it to double-digit sacks as a rookie.
Coach Of The Year: Freddie Kitchens – He will take the Brown to the promised land and will get some recognition. Promise land meaning back into the postseason for the first time since 2002.
Comeback Player Of The Year: TE Hunter Henry – Phillip Rivers loves his tight ends and utilizes them well. I can see Henry ended up in the top 5 productions for the position. I think Wentz and Earl Thomas would be viable options here.
Offensive Player Of The Year: QB Baker Mayfield – I had to pick someone different than Kamara and Mayfield was that guy. He is going to grow in his leadership roles and will guide this team. His numbers are going to be really good this season.
Defensive Player Of The Year: DE Khalil Mack – He was a dominant force and will continue to be that. He causes turnovers and impacts games, as well as anyone, can in this league. Aaron Donald is another great option here.
MVP: RB Alvin Kamara – He is going to take a major step forward with Ingram leaving to Baltimore. He will be a huge reason the Saints will continue to have one of the most explosive offenses.
Super Bowl Matchup: Bears vs Patriots – The Patriots get an auto-placement into this until Brady retires. The Bears have the best defense in the league and this will be one hell of a game. I have the Bears winning a close one.
Super Bowl MVP: DE Khalil Mack – He will score a defensive touchdown and have 2 sacks in the Superbowl leading him to be the MVP.