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The masthead joins together and offers their predictions for the 2018 season.

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Tonight the NFL season gets rocking and rolling with the Falcons playing the Eagles. Before it begins and the 2018 season officially starts, here are our predictions for the upcoming season.

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2018 NFL Season Predictions

Prediction Matt Weston Mike Bullock Jeremy Brener Diehard Chris Capt Ron Kenneth Rivers McCown
Prediction Matt Weston Mike Bullock Jeremy Brener Diehard Chris Capt Ron Kenneth Rivers McCown
AFC West Denver Broncos Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs Los Angeles Chargers Los Angeles Chargers Kansas City Chiefs
AFC North Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers
AFC South Jacksonville Jagaurs Houston Texans Houston Texans Jacksonville Jagaurs Houston Texans Jacksonville Jagaurs Tennessee Titans
AFC East New England Patriots New England Patriots New England Patriots New England Patriots New England Patriots New England Patriots New England Patriots
WC 1 Houston Texans Jacksonville Jagaurs Tennessee Titans Houston Texans Jacksonville Jagaurs Baltimore Ravens Houston Texans
WC 2 Cincinnati Bengals Baltimore Ravens Jacksonville Jagaurs Los Angeles Chargers Kansas City Chiefs Houston Texans Miami Dolphins
NFC West Arizona Cardinals Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Rams San Francisco 49ers Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Rams
NFC North Green Bay Packers Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings Chicago Bears Minnesota Vikings Green Bay Packers
NFC South New Orleans Saints Atlanta Falcons Atlanta Falcons New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints Atlanta Falcons
NFC East Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles
WC 1 Minnesota Vikings Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers San Francisco 49ers Minnesota Vikings
WC 2 Atlanta Falcons Carolina Panthers New Orleans Saints Chicago Bears Los Angeles Rams Atlanta Falcons New Orleans Saints
Superbowl Saints Over Jaguars Vikings Over Patriots Packers Over Steelers Saints Over Patriots Texans over 49ers Vikings Over Jaguars Falcons Over Patriots
Off Player Drew Brees Kirk Cousins Tom Brady Drew Brees Jimmy Garoppolo Jared Goff Aaron Rodgers
Def Player Von Miller J.J. Watt Jadeveon Clowney Aaron Donald Khalil Mack Cameron Jordan Khalil Mack
Off Rookie Calvin Ridley Baker Mayfield Saquon Barkley Josh Rosen Saquon Barkley Saquon Barkley Saquon Barkley
Def Rookie Harold Landry Rashaan Evans Bradley Chubb Roquan Smith Derwin James Roquan Smith Bradley Chubb
Comeback Player Andrew Luck J.J. Watt Dalvin Cook Tyrann Mathieu J.J. Watt Carson Wentz David Johnson
Coach Of The Year Steve Wilks Mike Zimmer Bill O'Brien Sean Payton Kyle Shanahan Mike Zimmer Matt Nagy
MVP Aaron Rodgers Deshaun Watson Tom Brady Drew Brees Deshaun Watson Kirk Cousins Jared Goff

Matt Weston:

After reading and thinking about the 2018 season for a few weeks now, I’ve come to one really strong conclusion. There are only four teams I think are going to be absolutely awful: the Cleveland Browns, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, and I’m about 90% there on the Oakland Raiders since they traded Khalil Mack. The rest of the league? I can be talked into about anything. As a result, I see a wild and crazy season.

In the end, I see the Saints and Jaguars fulfilling the hero’s journey and meeting in the Super Bowl. The Saints have a top ten offense and defense, so they get their fingerprints all over that trophy again.

Mike Bullock:

AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: Patriots over Texans 44 - 41. Deshaun Watson puts the Texans on his back and goes toe-to-toe with Tom Brady, only to have a muffed punt return late in the game blow Houston’s chance at a Super Bowl appearance.

NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: Vikings over Rams 10 - 9. Hyped as an offensive shootout between two potent offenses, the two defenses clamp down, allowing only one touchdown in the whole game. Minnesota wins on a last second field goal, giving Vikings fans hope of finally erasing the 1998 curse 20-years later.

SUPER BOWL: Vikings over Patriots 31-30. Minnesota finally gets a Lombardi, ruining Tom Brady’s chance to ride off into retirement with an unprecedented 6 rings.

SUPER BOWL MVP: Harrison Smith. One forced fumble on a sack of Brady turns the game near the end after Smith snatches a pick-six earlier in the game.

Rivers McCown:

I think the Texans are one of about five teams playing for three AFC Spots (South and two WC). I think the schedule lined up best for them and Miami.

This is what we think. What do you got for the 2018 season?