2023 playoff bracket dropped: Bills beat Eagles in Super Bowl LVII as we expect every postseason game

it’s time. The 2022 NFL regular season is over, and it’s time to begin the process of crowning a new champion. the Kansas City Chiefs And Philadelphia Eagles He earned first-round honors in the AFC and NFC, respectively. Will you help them? It certainly didn’t help Green Bay Packers And Tennessee Titans Last year, both were knocked out of the divisional round.

Which team is ready to run deep, and which team gets upset early? Will Josh Alan make us believe it? Buffalo bills Destiny team? Can Brock Purdy shock the NFL world with a Super Bowl? Below, we’ll attempt to predict the entire NFL playoff arc, game by game. We’ll update this every week as we go more and more into the postseason. Let’s jump.

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Super Wild Card Weekend

Saturday, 4:30 p.m. ET (Fox)

Featured game | San Francisco 49ers vs Seattle Seahawks

This will be a rainy game, so Christian McCaffrey, Elijah Mitchell and Kenneth Walker will be the main weapons in the attack. These division rivals, of course, played twice in the regular season, and the 49ers won both games. They defeated the Seahawks in Seattle by 8 points, and at home by 20 points.

This year was actually the first time since 2011 that San Francisco swept Seattle. Since 1970, there have been 23 cases in which a team played 2-0 in the regular season against an opponent, then met for the third time in the playoffs. The team that went 2-0 is 14-9 in that third meeting. The Seahawks entered the postseason by whipping their beak, and I wouldn’t take them for upsetting the 49ers in the first round.

Pick: Seahawks +10
Expected result: 49ers 17-13

Saturday, 8:15 p.m. ET (NBC)

Featured game | Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Los Angeles Chargers

Here’s a rematch from Week 3 of the regular season, where the Jaguars destroyed the Chargers in Los Angeles, 38-10. Austin Eckler had a season low in touchdowns, while Keenan Allen did not play. Last week, Brandon Staley, for some reason, played his start deep in the second half in a meaningless game against a team Denver Broncos, and saw injuries to Mike Williams and Joey Bossa. I expect both of them to play this weekend, but too bad Rashaun Slater won’t be there.

I’m not surprised the Chargers are favored in this matchup, but I go with the underdog. It was almost weird to see them have a home advantage against the Titans in Week 18. It also turns out that the defense won the Jacksonville game when the offense wasn’t exactly pressing on all cylinders.

Pick: Jaguar +2.5
Expected result: Jaguars 27-20

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (CBS)

Featured game | Buffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins

Tua Tagovailoa is out. Without Twa, how would you pick out dolphins? These two teams split the season series, with the home team winning every game. Miami has lost four straight games, each by at least 17 points! It is the first franchise in NFL history to lose four straight games by 17 points each.

Pick: Bills -13
Expected result: Bills 35-17

Sunday, 4:30 p.m. ET (Fox)

Featured game | Minnesota Vikings vs New York Giants

This match probably isn’t a ‘must watch’ game of Super Wild Card Weekend, but I’m glad it worked out that way. The Giants and Vikings gave us an entertaining game in Week 16, as Greg Joseph kicked a 61-yard field goal. Justin Jefferson and TJ Hawkinson exploded, and combined for 242 yards and three touchdowns. However, it is worth noting that Adoree’ Jackson and Xavier McKinney missed that match. They are in the top two on the team in completion percentage allowed among defensive running backs this season.

I’m going to take the anger out here. Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley have longed for this stage, and it must be a bit of a relief to be playing with a team you just faced a few weeks ago. Minnesota’s defense will make New York’s offense look better than it does, as the Vikings defense ranks fifth in the lowest points per game (25.1), yards per game (388.7) and yards per game (5.9) allowed this season.

Pick: Giants +3
Expected result: Giants 24-21

Sunday, 8:15 p.m. ET (NBC)

Featured game | Cincinnati Bengals vs. Baltimore Ravens

It is said that Lamar Jackson You face an uphill battle to play on Sunday, so the Bengals will win this game. They have momentum, while crows do not. Cincinnati just defeated Baltimore, 27-16, last week. I take a Bengal to cover the spread too.

Pick: Bengals -8.5
Expected result: Bengals 28-13

Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Featured game | Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Dallas Cowboys

Tom Brady is 7-0 against the Cowboys, while Dallas is 4-5 as a playoff favorite since 1996. Additionally, Brady is 7-3 when Vegas makes the mistake of being listed as a postseason underdog. Everything seems to be lining up in favor of the Buccaneers, but I’ll go with whoever I think is the better team.

Perhaps the Buccaneers found something to attack with that win over Carolina Panthers In week 17, but I have more confidence in Tony Pollard and Sir Lamb. Notice I didn’t say Dak Prescott, who finished the regular season tied for the NFL lead in interceptions with Davis Mills despite missing five games.

I expect the Buccaneers to jump out to a 10-0 lead, before the Cowboys take control of the second half and pick up the win. I totally understand the lack of faith in the Cowboys, but you could say the same about the Buccaneers – even if they had the greatest times as both quarterbacks.

Pick: Cowboys -2.5
Expected result: Cowboys 23-20

Partition tour

(4) Jacksonville Jaguars at (1) Kansas City Chiefs

Here’s a rematch from November, when the Chiefs defeated the Jaguars, 27-17. Trevor Lawrence played well with 259 passing yards and two touchdowns, but his defense struggled to hold off Patrick Mahomes, who threw for 331 yards, four touchdowns and an interception. Congratulations to the Jaguars for making it this far, but I don’t see them upsetting the AFC’s top seed down the road.

Expected result: Chiefs 30-21

(3) Cincinnati Bengals at (2) Buffalo Bills

The last time these two teams played, we all witnessed the unfortunate devastation of Hamlin. It looked like we were in for a great showdown before this terrifying event happened. Honestly, this might be a little like the Bills-Chiefs AFC matchup in the Divisional Round last year.

Joe Borough will be 4-1 in his playoff career if he makes it to the divisional round. The Bengals have already declared themselves a dangerous playoff team, going 4-0 ATS last postseason – they even covered the gap in losing the Super Bowl. However, I think their run against the bill ends here. Buffalo has been a Super Bowl favorite all year, and Hamlin’s situation certainly gives the Bills some extra motivation. Buffalo gets a close win in the divisional round.

Expected result: Bills 28-24

(6) New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles (1)

Another section, the postseason game. In December, the Eagles outscored the Giants by 26 points, then Davis held Webb close in the regular season finale, losing 22-16. Philly would be swinging, and Jalen Hurts would score three total points for touchdowns. I’d be interested to see how popular this game gets, but I’m not going to take the Giants to beat the Eagles outright. There’s a reason they swept the series this year.

Expected result: Eagles 27-20

(5) Dallas Cowboys at (2) San Francisco 49ers

It’s deja vu in a way, except for this Cowboys-49ers game that’s going to be played in California. The key to this game for the 49ers is containing Ezekiel Elliott and Pollard. In last year’s playoffs, the two fullbacks combined for just 45 yards. In a strange way, I have more faith in this Purdy offense than I do in Jimmy Garoppolo, as his chemistry with George Kittle and Brandon Aiyuk continues to develop. Aiyuk is broad, underrated and hard to contain. Jerry Jones is enraged, as Purdy defeats Prescott.

Expected result: 49ers 23-21

Sunday championship

(2) San Francisco 49 at (1) Philadelphia Eagles

Sunday, January 29, 3:05 p.m. ET (Fox)

Purdy’s selection to upset the Eagles in Philly will be a fashionable pick heading into the championship on Sunday. The 49ers defense would hold Hurts, but in the end, the Eagles would end the game in the fourth quarter, again advancing to the Super Bowl.

Expected result: Eagles 20-16

(2) Buffalo Bills at (1) Kansas City Chiefs (neutral site)

Sunday, January 29, 6:40 p.m. ET (CBS)

Remember that this game will take place in a neutral location. Well, having both top seeds in every conference making the Final Four is definitely chalky, but here we get the crunch again. Mahomes threw two interceptions in a four-point loss against Buffalo earlier this season, and I expect he threw two interceptions in a three-point loss in the AFC Championship Game.

Devin Singletary rushed for 85 yards on 17 carries (5.0 yards per carry) against the Chiefs earlier this season, helping balance the offense, but all three touchdowns came through the air. The Chiefs, on the other hand, only rushed for 68 yards, but Isiah Pacheco wasn’t much of a part of the offense early in the season. I expect this rematch to be more like a regular season game than the January 23rd game last year. There won’t be a total of 78 points scored, because Buffalo’s defense will be up to the task of containing Travis Kelce and the Chiefs’ wide receivers. Super Bowl bills.

Expected result: Bills 29-26

Super Bowl LVII

(2) Buffalo Bills at (1) Philadelphia Eagles

Sunday, February 12, 6:30 p.m. ET (Fox)

In a way, it feels like we’ve been riding this year all year. In the first part of the 2022 season, the Bills were the best team in the AFC, then the Eagles in the NFC. Opinions may have fluctuated after Allen’s elbow and Hurts’ shoulder injury, but cream rises to the top, and that’s what happens here.

Allen has played for the Eagles only once in his career, losing 31-13 in 2019. The Philly running backs combined for three touchdowns, while Allen threw for just 169 yards and two touchdowns. This would be the Hurts’ first time playing for Buffalo.

So, what will this game end up being? I expect a bad first half to be followed by a high scoring second half. This game goes into overtime, with Buffalo kicking a game-winning field goal on their second drive of the extra period. The Bills fulfill the “Team Destiny” listing.

Expected result: Billings 33-30 in OT

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