2019 NFL Predictions- Volume 1
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 you our predictions for each division winner, who will win 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, starting with Matt Tracht (Los Angeles Rams).
AFC WEST: Chiefs – Bold prediction, last game of season LAC@KC will be for the division title. Chiefs win it at home but their D makes me nervous even with such an explosive offense.
AFC NORTH: Steelers – 2/3 of the killer B’s and a ton of drama are gone but what remains is a damn good team that I see winning the North.
AFC EAST: Patriots – This is a no brainer. Tom Brady (check), Bill Belicheck (check) another division title,(check) another SB title?
AFC SOUTH: Texans – With Luck’s sudden retirement Houston is the best team in this division now when healthy IMO and will win it.
AFC Wild Card: Chargers, Browns – With or without RB Melvin Gordon this is a high octane offense as long as #17 Phillip Rivers is throwing the ball. Playoff contender is still there for the powder blue in so cal. The Browns Should be a fun and explosive team and a tough out for anyone in the regular season, and the postseason.
NFC EAST: Cowboys – The D is a real force now and I believe they will get Zeke on the field soon to help lead Dallas to a division title.
NFC NORTH: Bears – I got the Bears repeating in the North. The defense is fierce and I think QB Mitch Trubisky and the offense get better in year 2 of Nagy’s system. Plus it is always a huge benefit that the bear’s defense has Khali Mack.
NFC SOUTH: Saints – Still the best team in this division and hell maybe the entire NFL. With devastating ends to the previous two postseasons, the Saints will be looking at 2019 as Super Bowl or bust. Quite possibly Redemption!
NFC WEST: Rams – The Rams are still stacked on both sides of the ball, however, Gurley’s health and an SB hangover could prevent a 3rd straight division title. I don’t see that happening though. The addition of DB Eric Weddle will give this defense an edge in our defensive backfield.
NFC Wild Card: Eagles, Falcons – The Eagles could have an SB contender if QB Carson Wentz can be the 2017 MVP version of himself before getting hurt and tearing his ACL. No more insurance backup QB Nick Foles in case Wentz gets hurt. Atlanta’s offense will put up huge numbers while the defense and OLine improve enough to get in. Getting this Atlanta running game back to what it was from 2016-2017 should be the main concern for this offense. Returning RB Devontae Freeman will provide the help that this team desperately needed last year.
Coach of the Year: Sean McVay – McVay leads Rams to 3rd straight division title.
Comeback player: RB Devontae Freeman – Freeman has a big bounce-back year in a high powered Falcons offense after a very disappointing and injury-filled 2018.
Rookie of the Year (O): RB David Montgomery – He Should be good, impactful season from start for versatile back in Nagy’s offense
Rookie of the Year (D): DT Ed Oliver – High impact player from day one. I have Oliver edging out Q. Williams for this honor.
Offensive Player of the year: RB CMC – I truly see CMC having one of those all-time great years for an RB. I expect him to have the same year as David Johnson had in 2016. 1,000 yards rushing and 1,000 yards receiving.
Defensive Player of Year: DT Aaron Donald – The best player in the NFL plain and simple. He will win his 3rd straight DPOY Award.
MVP: QB Drew Brees – How has Drew Brees never won an MVP? This year he gets it with another monster year, as he will eventually pass Peyton Manning as the All-Time leader in passing touchdowns in the history of the NFL.
Super Bowl LIV: The New Orleans Saints will reclaim the Lombardi trophy since 2009, and they will beat the New England Patriots.
Super Bowl MVP: QB Drew Brees– This will be his second super bowl MVP.