The NFL Super Bowl kicks off on February 3rd, 2019. Super Bowl brackets are searched by the millions Americans. Online brackets are so popular our team has decided to offer the sports bettors what they want. Easy to edit and print printable brackets help you keep track of the playoffs. In just a few days we will crown a Super Bowl champion. Will the New England Patriots offense prove too much? Or will the Los Angeles Rams defense prove to be the difference maker?
Super Bowl LIII
A Los Angeles – New England Patriots match up will feature two of the most explosive offenses not only in 2018, but in the history of the NFL. Patriots QB Tom Brady is the front-runner for the league MVP. The Rams are not the same team as they were at the beginning of the season, but somehow they managed to make it to the main stage.
For the past seven seasons, New England has played in the AFC title game. In each of the last two years, they have won the AFC championship. They would have to face the Chiefs at Arrowhead, which is a tough place to play. The Patriots beat the Chiefs, one of just four losses for K.C., earlier in the season. It was a back-and-forth match up that New England won 43-40 on a last-second field goal. Beating a team twice in a season is tough and doing it away from home is even tougher.
In the NFC, all signs point to a Saints-Rams rematch. The two teams met at mid-season and New Orleans came away with a 45-35 win at home. The Saints play better run defense and have a better ground game. Besides, in 2009 New Orleans went 13-3. Their three losses that year were to Tampa Bay, Dallas, and Carolina. Guess who they lost to in 2018? The same three teams. This is fate. New Orleans to the Super Bowl.
Wild Card Round
The first weekend of the NFL playoffs features four wild card games. In the NFC, the Eagles backed into the postseason thanks to their opponent, Chicago. The Bears beat Minnesota in Week 17 to allow Philadelphia to sneak into the playoffs. The Chicago defense will reign supreme over a very good Nick Foles.
Seattle and Dallas both like to run the football, but the likely difference in their wild card game could be each team’s third-down defense. The Cowboys are 7-1 at home this season, but they haven’t won a playoff game since 2014. The Seahawks are primed to pull the upset on Saturday.
In the AFC, Indianapolis and Houston meet for the third time this season. The home team lost both games in the regular season, but this time around that advantage will mean something. A healthy Lamar Miller will help the Texans win.
It’s another rematch in the other AFC wild card game. The Ravens and Chargers played just a few weeks ago in a game that the Baltimore defense dominated. The Chargers have avenged two previous losses this season and, if they can overcome the Baltimore defense, could do it again. It will be a huge upset.
The Divisional Round
A Houston win over Indianapolis coupled with a Chargers’ upset of Baltimore would send the Texans to New England and Los Angeles to Kansas City. Houston began the 2018 season with a 27-20 loss to the Patriots, a loss that was part of the Texans’ 0-3 start. Houston did force three New England turnovers and Miller rushed for 98 yards, but it wasn’t enough to beat the five-time Super Bowl champs. Houston won’t be able to do it again either.
The Chargers and Chiefs would play for the third time this season. Los Angeles lost the season opener to the Chiefs but rebounded later in the season for a dramatic 29-28 win. That victory was at Arrowhead Stadium, which would be the site of this divisional round game. The Chiefs did lose two of their last three games, but don’t expect them to lose at home again. Kansas City was 7-1 at home this season.
In the NFC, a Seattle upset sends the Seahawks to top-seeded New Orleans. Seattle is simply no match for the Saints, who finished 13-3. They are one of the top scoring offenses (31.5 ppg) and have one of the best run defenses in the NFL.
Chicago’s wild card victory would send them to Los Angeles for a rematch with the Rams. Not many teams have been able to slow down the Rams this season. Chicago is one. Roughly a month ago, the Bears held Los Angeles to just 214, forced four Jared Goff interceptions, and sacked the Rams QB three times. The result was a 15-9 victory. That game was at home at Soldier Field. Could Chicago do it again? Yes, but It’s hard to beat a team twice in one season. Plus the Rams are at home.