The Saints "regress" to their record from three yaars ago but are still right there in the tournament with the Bucs. Taylor can help their big playmakers shine on one side, while Joey Bosa, Melvin Ingram, Casey Heyward and Derwin James now get help from Linval Joseph, Kenneth Murray and Chris Harris Jr on defense. It already changed the No. The Saints' run at division titles may end at three, but they're too talented and too movitated in what could be Drew Brees' final season to be denied one more crack at a second Super Bowl with him and Sean Payton. Even with some running back, wide receiver and tight end personnel issues to iron out, they should feel confident they can be at least two games better with Big Ben to make the playoffs another time with Mike Tomlin. After going roughly seven months without NFL football, we're now just hours away from the Texans and Chiefs kickstarting the NFL's 101st season with a showdown in Kansas City. But it's hard to buy too much into Rivers with some key skill change around him. Mahomes has a special winning quality that screams he will win several rings, even if the Chiefs fall short of Tyreek Hill's estimation. They are pretty much the team that finished last season on top of the world, only with rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire replacing Damien Williams with no Laurent Duvernay-Tardif up front. The Panthers found a good Newton replacement in Teddy Bridgewater, and there's optimism about the leadership and scheming of Matt Rhule, Joe Brady and Phil Show. But while John Harbaugh and Jackson foil their division rivals, the Bills get shocked when the Patriots take their rubber match in the playoffs with Stidham or Newton outplaying Allen. Most Notable Picks: New England Patriots: 5-11 “They had eight opt-out players and Cam is sharing snaps with no preseason. The Dolphins spent a lot of money trying to accelerate their rebuild and have tabbed Tua Tagovailoa as their near-future franchise quarterback. The Eagles and Cowboys limped in the division race last season. Earlier this year, no one was even sure if there would be an NFL season, but guess what, not only is it going to happen, but it's kicking off Thursday night. What that adds up to is a fine blend of familiar and fresh teams making the tournament for Super Bowl 55. In this article, I’m going to be giving you my predictions for which NFL team wins their respective division as well as who will make it to and win the Super Bowl. WEEK 1 NFL PICKS: Straight up | Against the spread, (Getty Images) Our experts must have spent a lot of time locked up in quarantine, because they made a few crazy predictions below, but you know what, that actually seems kind of fitting since it's been a crazy year. © 2004-2021 CBS Interactive. Wilson will be the new leader of the "old guard" soon with Brady, Brees and Roethlisberger near the end. There is plenty of buzz around Drew Lock and the Broncos after they changed up their offense to Pat Shurmur's and brought in a slew of extra playmakers, led by Melvin Gordon in the backfield and rookie receivers Jerry Jeudy and K.J. These are how the standings will shake up for the 2020-21 NHL ... 2020-21 NHL Standing Predictions. NFL Predictions 2020. The Chiefs might as well get started with No. Kyler Murray and Kliff Kingsbury are the headliners of their Year 2 offensive-related buzz with help from Hopkins, but the upgrades defensively, led by Isaiah Simmons, are also promising. The Buccaneers haven't been to the postseason since 2007, which is the longest playoff drought in the NFC. The offense needs more real balance vs. Dirk Koetter's pass-happy ways for Matt Ryan, something they need to get with better run blocking and the running of Todd Gurley. Darnold might save some face for them, but they're really not that good overall in relation to the other three. NHL. The Saints round it out by exacting overdue revenge on the Vikings for both the Minneapolis Miracle and last year's big wild-card upset. For one, all seven experts are picking the Chiefs to win the AFC West (That's the only division where everyone picked the same winner). The Cowboys get the last laugh on the Eagles when it counts more with Prescott edging Wentz in a classic. They don't have many personnel challenges or any schematic ones, but there's enough to allow the Seahawks to overtake them. By. The Ravens lost only vital player in the offseason, right guard Marshal Yanda to retirement. 1 overall pick, to build on his historic passing season at LSU in an offense tailored to his strengths. As for Brady, six of of our seven experts are predicting that the 43-year-old will lead Tampa Bay to the playoffs. History of Kansas City's big game appearances, When is the last time Buccaneers went to a Super Bowl? https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/62/cc/chiefs-super-bowl-081220-getty-ftr_1v7luambvrxkc1elo9avxcl4ak.jpg?t=-476926445&w=500&quality=80. (Getty Images) Do you really believe Adam Gase running the offense his way with his guys will yield much better results with Sam Darnold? Scoreboard.com provides NFL standings, fixtures, live scores, results and match details with additional information (e.g. Getting out of last place is just as important. Packers vs. Matt LaFleur's offensive identity with Aaron Rodgers won't catch up on anyone, and the Packers didn't improve as much as they needed to help Rodgers. One or two frustrating games for Anthony Lynn's team just keep them out of the playoffs. The 2020 NFL season might bring more predictability to the unpredictably of predicting the final records for every team in the league. This year, there are room for both teams in the playoffs in a more successful battle that's just as tight. The Titans went to the AFC title game with Ryan Tannehill and have their own good run-heavy formula for success with Derrick Henry. 2020 NFL Playoffs. In our picks and predictions for Week 17 of the 2020 NFL season, the Browns finally return to the AFC playoffs by getting past Pittsburgh and Green Bay knocks the rival Bears out in the NFC North. Our Week 17 NFL predictions against the spread have the answers for you. 2020 NFL season predictions: Picking the Super Bowl, playoff teams and final standings for all 32 teams The NFL writers here at CBS Sports have made their predictions for the 2020 season The Cowboys can remain prolific offensively with Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott and be more aggressive to make plays in a new defense. As for the playoffs, our panelists unanimously agreed that the following five teams would get into the postseason: Chiefs, Bills, Ravens, Saints, Cowboys. Featured Columnist November 16, 2020 Comments. 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The Vikings lost to the Packers twice last season to deny themselves a division crown, something they will enjoy for the first time in three seasons under Mike Zimmer. ... up with after several iterations of predictions. That's before getting to a new-look rebuilding defense that will take more lumps than make big plays. In a quarterback league, Mahomes vs. Wilson at the end is as good as it gets. They reinforced their running game with J.K. Dobbins and got more explosive options for their passing game, which is good extra support for reigning MVP dual-threat QB Lamar Jackson. Below you'll find our TDN Scouting Department's predicted 2020 divisional standings. Just ask Week 14 of the 2020 campaign. NFL Week 17 Picks and Predictions: Seattle Seahawks 27, San Francisco 49ers 24. 1 wide receiver, Stefon Diggs. Brady and the Bucs may fall in New Orleans in Week 1, but they will take the next two in Tampa, with Brady denying his teary contemporary Brees a last chance for a second ring. The season began with a 2-10 against the spread start over the opening four weeks. Defensively, in between Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey, there enough issues to limit L.A. to .500. But again, with the Chargers and Broncos having the same uptick and same challenges on the schedule behind the Chiefs, it points to the Raiders finishing in a dead heat resembling last season. (Getty Images) In the end, an added bonus: I’m … Watch for the Browns becoming a third playoff representative from this division, even with a .500 record. https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/54/7c/bill-obrien-090419-getty-ftrjpg_1mik7mh1aun0d1qdmf6v3g2k3f.jpg?t=-48853316&w=500&quality=80. Help: NFL standings on Scoreboard.com. We’re nowhere near the 2020 NFL season, and I don’t care. The NFC West is as loaded as ever and with the new playoff format implemented, many middling teams will have a legitimate shot at making the playoffs. The defense will still be a backbone, but the edges of their front three and the middle of tsecond four are concerns. The favorite teams and team odds for Superbowl LIV 2020 We’ve also included a few highlights that stick out from the numbers, plus some tips on how to interpret these predictions. The Eagles overcame injuries to win, while the Cowboys couldn't put enough together to scratch out a wild card in a top-heavy NFC. The Steelers will give the Ravens another typical division dogfight, but Harbaugh gets the better of Tomlin with Jackson's legs faring better than Roethlisberger's arm. The NFL schedule is out for 2020, though the season outlook remains uncertain. They won't as easily win the division, but the Ravens should enjoy a comfortable repeat. 2Day I Rank How Well NFL Teams Will Do In 2020. Welcome to Episode 19 of Bet Slippin’ Podcast, SportsbookWire’s sports betting podcast.This week, Geoff Clark and Esten McLaren break down the NFL’s Thanksgiving and Week 12 slate with their picks, predictions and best bets for each game by the odds and lines at BetMGM. (Getty Images) He's that good of a No. The NFL is unpredictable. Hamler. The official source for NFL news, video highlights, fantasy football, game-day coverage, schedules, stats, scores and more. Visit ESPN to view the 2020 NFL Standings. There were three divisions where our panelists couldn't agree on anything: Three of the four teams In the NFC North, NFC West and AFC South got at least one first place vote. The Seahawks were on the brink of beating out the 49ers for the division title and better playoff position in 2019. There's one more curve ball — the league expanding the playoff field from 12 teams to 14, with 7 teams each from the AFC and NFC instead of 6. With only the No. Photo Credit: arctic_whirlwind. For the predictors, there is less second-guessing. Bowls 2020-2021. The defense remains sturdy with Cameron Jordan, Demario Davis and a strong secondary. Follow your favorite team … He can lean on the mighty power running he once had with Marshawn Lynch, an element that's back again without Lynch. They remain a strong favorite to repeat in the AFC, despite the Ravens remaining on their heels. Still, here's our look at how it all might shake out. Watson remains the biggest game-changing Qb in the division. But the Chiefs kept themselves great for this rare opportunity with a generational talent. The Eagles can trust Carson Wentz to stay healthy and have more depth and youthful explosiveness around him. This division is tricky, given the Texans have won two consecutive titles but have seen the two runners-up, the Colts and the Texans, go farther in the playoffs in both years. Belichick's new coaching mission will be helping his team to grind out enough wins to simply make the playoffs. They can pound it and throw it deep at a high level offensively, and with their linebackers and secondary, are starting to have that old 'Legion of Boom' look defensively for Pete Carroll. (Getty Images) 2 right after getting No. The Steelers simply will deliver on the road, too, as the much better defensive team than the Texans. They finish the job in 2020 with Russell Wilson further raising his game with Tyler Lockett, DK Metcalf and now Olsen. (Getty Images) Defensively, with Myles Garrett up front and an improved secondary, Cleveland can find enough complementary success. The Falcons have faith in Dan Quinn and he's a well-organized coach who can help them get more out of their defense. Even the Bengals received at least one playoff vote. In other words, we have enough of an assessment to cast judgments on the future of the league based on the standings. Our panel didn't agree on much this year, but there were a few things they were in a unanimous agreement on. Brown, they seem rather limited in the passing game and their defensive overachieved under Mike Vrabel in their surprise run last season. The Bears are messy right from the top with their uninspiring QB competition between Nick Foles and Mitchell Trubisky. Hey Peeps, Welcome Back! Rivera's first job is cleaning up an organizational mess before he turns more attention to real improvement on the field in 2021. It doesn't get much more dramatic than Brady outdueling Jimmy Garoppolo to take down the reigning NFC champs, far away in the other Bay. 1 run defense with Ndmakung Suh and a booming pass rush led by Shaquill Barrett. They have more offensive pop around Derek Carr and their defense will be much better covering ground with Cory Littleton and Nick Kwiatkoski anchoring linebacker. (Getty Images) Brian Flores' team might have to take a one-game step back, however, before turning the corner to realize a brighter future. But this is Bill Belichick, who still has a deep secondary to lift the defense and the blockers and running backs to pound out enough complementary offense. Kevin Stefanski's offensive scheming and influence will be huge on Baker Mayfield, and so will having a more diverse, balanced and explosive attack. It would be surprise no one if all four teams were tighter around 10 or 9 wins and the order of finish being shuffled in one of the many other possible ways. Deshaun Watson is the biggest reason Houston is the pick for a three-peat, despite big offensive change minus DeAndre Hopkins and a defense breaking down behind J.J. Watt. The Bengals will compete harder with Joe Burrow to make this division arguably the best in the NFL. Atlanta has a feel of a classic up-and-down team, now dealing with two better all-around powers in its own division. Listen to Colin Cowherd predict the 2020 NFL standings for ALL 32 teams as Colin drops his final updates to his division projections. We now know when every team is playing almost every one of its games. Louie DiBiase’s full NFL regular season, playoffs, and individual predictions for the upcoming NFL season that is set to begin in less than two weeks. section: | slug: 2020-nfl-season-predictions-picking-the-super-bowl-playoff-teams-and-final-standings-for-all-32-teams | sport: football | route: article_single.us | These are my official NFL Standings Predictions. 1 pass rush. Check out our complete set of projections for the regular season standings and playoff matchups all the way through Super Bowl 55. We’ve made it to Thanksgiving weekend in NFL 2020, and we’ve encountered nothing but steep peaks and deep valleys along the way here in underdog corner. The jury's still out on Matt Nagy maximizing the playmaking from the rest of the offense. Don’t worry, we’ll go division by division, and then line up the standings by conference. by Dev Parikh January 4, 2021 ... Overwatch, Pokemon, Rocket League, Smite, Starcraft II, Fantasy Sports, MLS, EPL, MLB, NASCAR, NBA, NCAAB, NCAAF, NFL, NHL, and PGA. The Texans aren't getting any respect. They should have some better results in the running game with rookie D'Andre Swift and in pass defense with rookie Jeffrey Okudah to buoy Matthew Stafford, but in this top-heavy division it won't add up to enough wins to save Patricia's job. On the other end of the spectrum, all seven experts picked the Jaguars and Bears to finish in last place in their respective divisions. Everything is right in front of them to elevate from wild-card status and dethrone the Tom Brady-less Patriots. https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/a4/8f/russell-wilson-123019-getty-ftrjpg_p3pl9zxfh8q31fy00mlsee3bs.jpg?t=1478250223&w=500&quality=80. Covering the impact of coronavirus on the sports world. Get the latest NFL Football standings from across the league. All Rights Reserved. The next five weeks, though, all were winning ones as we were riding high with a 12-3 record over that span. NFL predictions 2020: Final standings, playoff projections, Super Bowl 55 pick sportingnews.com - Vinnie Iyer. Week 12 in the NFL begins with the annual three-game Thanksgiving Day slate. They also continued reshuffling the defense to an improved front seven. Do you really trust anything they have defensively under Gregg Williams without Jamal Adams? Bowl Pick’em Picks; Bowl Betting Picks; Bowl Odds; Bowl Schedule; Bowls Home; Betting. Predicting Every Team’s Record for the 2020 NFL ... finishes in the middle of the pack in this season’s projected standings. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. Commissioner.com is a registered trademark of CBS Interactive Inc. site: media | arena: nfl | pageType: stories | Tom Brady's decision to leave New England isn't going to work out so well for the Patriots, at least according to our experts. Even with the potential of no loud home crowd, Mahomes rewards the Chiefs for rewarding him with a return trip to the Super Bowl. 2020 NFL Predictions For the regular season and playoffs, updated after every game. Show our quarterback-adjusted Elo forecast QB-adjusted Elo forecast Show our traditional Elo forecast Traditional Elo forecast . Tweet Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Viking Logue 2020. Peter King looks ahead to the 2020 NFL season and makes his AFC, NFC and playoffs predictions in this week's Football Morning in America column. The 2020 NFL season might bring more predictability to the unpredictably of predicting the final records for every team in the league. The 2020 NFL Playoffs will be formatted differently from the past. They are another team who spent to upgrade defense, but it still has some transition concerns. But in order to see why we feel the way we do, find out our postseason predictions, learn some of the 2021 NFL Draft fits for each team, and read our in-depth analysis of each of the NFL's 32 franchises, click here to read our full 2020 NFL season preview guides for each team or click on your favorite team below! The Patriots get in because of Belichick's great coaching and adjusting, while Stefanski's strong Mayfield whispering ends up with a shot in the tournament. Belichick's fun will end when his team can't score enough against Mahomes and the Chiefs in Arrowhead. But even with A.J. There's bound to be a mild regression out of the playoffs. NFL Playoff Predictor (NFL Season Picker) lets you pick every game of the NFL Season via a season Schedule, and will show you the seeds for the AFC and NFC head-to-head stats, odds comparison). The offense will be more dynamic with Emmanuel Sanders and a healthy Alvin Kamara. They have found the ideal run-heavy offensive formula with Dalvin Cook to get the best passing from Kirk Cousins. September 9, 2020. Brady and Wilson meet again with an NFC title on the line after their classic Super Bowl, and the Hall of Fame QBs give us one more special passing treat before Carroll gets the better of his old West coaching foe Arians. NFL standings and team betting records for 2020-2021, including team moneyline, against the spread (ATS), and Over/Under records for this season. Despite winning the AFC South last season, only one expert picked the Texans to go to the playoffs this year. Not only will they they be predicting how each division is going to play out this year, but they'll also be predicting the playoff field along with their Super Bowl winner. With Jason Garrett taking over as offensive coordinator, the tempo and game plans under new coach Joe Judge will be vastly different from Shurmur. Week 17 NFL predictions: Sunday, January 3rd, 1:00 pm ET This year, there's room for only one playoff team from this weak division. The big questions are what kind of support they will get from Leonard Fournette in the running game and just how much will their sudden rebuilding (again) defense sputter. Here's how Sporting News predicts the order of finish in all eight NFL divisions and the playoff results leading up to a final, official Super Bowl pick. Arizona Cardinals: (7-9) Key Games: Wk 7 vs. SEA, Wk 13 vs. LA, Wk 17 @ LA. NFL gets set to take incoming campaign head-on. The Jaguars are seeing more of what Gardner Minshew can do and have loaded up with more gifted skill players and a better West Coast offensive tactician in Jay Gruden. The Packers' four-game regression is tied to their overachieving from last season and facing a tougher schedule this season. 2020-21 NFL Standings Predictions. Then comes the AFC championship game matchup one was denied last season, Mahomes vs. Jackson. There will be a total of 14 teams in the NFL playoffs for the 2020 season, up from 12 in previous seasons. There were eight teams that received exactly zero votes for the playoffs, and those teams were: The Jets, Dolphins, Jaguars, Raiders, Giants, Washington, Bears and Panthers. Mike Clay's favorite prop bets for the NFL conference championships 6-keys: media/spln/nfl/reg/free/stories, at The Chiefs won Super Bowl 54 and were able to avoid major personnel losses, paying Patrick Mahomes, Chris Jones and Travis Kelce in the process. To put that in perspective, the Lions, Cardinals and Broncos were all picked to go the playoffs by at least two experts. 3:59 pm ET, NFL Futures: Value Play To Win Super Bowl LV, sure to click here to see our picks for who will win all the major awards, Stafford done in Detroit: Lions look to trade QB, Report: Deshaun Watson reveals his trade wishlist, Texans to interview Leslie Frazier, could be next HC, Eagles considered Josh McCown for head coach. The Titans will be looking to wrap up the AFC South, and what a way to do it — facing a Texans team that has been dreadful all season. on. But Lock and the rest will take some lumps in the adjustment, while Vic Fangio's defense has a few more concerns around Von MIller. Below are the TeamRankings 2020 NFL preseason predictions, including projected win/loss records and standings, playoff odds and Super Bowl win odds for all 32 teams. https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/92/37/mahomes-hill-020320-getty-ftrjpg_1u9koxxfny7gk1sqh2mrb8k9we.jpg?t=167710736&w=500&quality=80. 2020-21 NHL Standing Predictions. Here are the 2020-21 NFL Record Predictions. It's not simply Brady magic; the Bucs are loaded with more in the passing game with Rob Gronkowski, return the No. All spread lines are provided by DraftKings and were correct at the time of writing. The Rams always are dangerous because of Sean McVay's coaching and their Super Bowl experience. https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/ef/2b/dalvin-cook-010520-getty-ftrjpg_1mdqdtem5jj311tcvpzq8vlg65.jpg?t=2008450095&w=500&quality=80. 1 with him. Sporting News' predictions for the 2020 NFL season are here. In an unusual year of change with a virtual offseason and a vacant preseason, in some ways, it's more difficult to project what teams will make the playoffs and what teams won't. They lost a lot of familiarity in the secondary and up front, but their constant investment in defensive depth will pay off in another strong complementary unit. https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/b3/1f/carson-wentz-122219-getty-ftrjpg_1iwniy5jt22601qf2xnah17tvz.jpg?t=808056671&w=500&quality=80. After winning the division for 10 straight years, five of our experts don't think the Patriots streak will be continuing. On the bright side, they can dominate the conversation to land Trevor Lawrence. Defensively, losing Eddie Goldman hurts and there remains liability in the secondary. When examining both sides of the ball, the Bills have the few questions of any roster in the division. The Chargers are bound to rebound with how much talent they have on defense and Tyrod Taylor restoring some stability to the offense after Rivers' shaky final season with the team. The Giants have some promise with Daniel Jones, but they are faced with a brutal schedule beyond facing the Eagles and the Cowboys twice each. From March Madness brackets to NFL Standings. https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/db/ab/bruce-arians-09222019-getty-ftr_1l3v9t5bwygz816pznd9v2hgsj.jpg?t=-349703496&w=500&quality=80. NFL Week 17 Picks and Predictions: Currently not listed on sportsbooks Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans. They are, of course, subject to change the closer we get to kickoff. By picking the winner of every NFL game this season, we “accurately” predict the final standings to determine which teams will make the 2020-21 NFL Playoffs by winning their division and who will earn a Wild Card berth. Buccaneers odds, predictions, betting trends for 2021 NFC championship game, Bills vs. Chiefs odds, predictions, betting trends for 2021 AFC championship game, Aaron Rodgers' playoff record: Postseason success, NFC championships and Super Bowl wins, How many Super Bowls have the Chiefs won? Tom Brady gets his sweet revenge in leading the Buccaneers to a five-game improvement and the division title. (SN Illustration/Getty Images) The Lions are under pressure to come through for coach Matt Patricia and Bob Quinn, given all their aggressive scheming and spending. The Raiders want to live it up in Las Vegas, but the relocation doesn't make them much better from 2020, evenly matched with the two other second- and last-place teams. Comprehensive National Football League news, scores, standings, fantasy games, rumors, and more Bruce Arians has guided multiple teams to the playoffs before and will make the right adjustments to lift Brady into another postseason. There will be room for only the Vikings in the playoffs. Find overall standings, NFL home/away tables, NFL 2020/2021 results/fixtures. 1 seed carrying the home-field edge also getting the advantage of a bye, the division and wild-card races will get a little wilder. The 49ers will have a mild Super Bowl hangover in sliding four games down but staying in NFC playoff position. More NFL:Every team’s Elo history. Washington doesn't have a team name or a chance to be all that competitive in the division with Ron Rivera revamping the defense and Dwayne Haskins adjusting to a new offense. So why are the Jets dropping to last? We rounded up seven of our experts and asked them to make some predictions on how each team is going to finish in 2020. NFL Playoff Picture Stay up to date on your favorite team's playoffs chances. Here are a few notes before we get to the predictions: For more expert predictions, be sure to click here to see our picks for who will win all the major awards in 2020, including regular season MVP, Super Bowl MVP and rookie of the year. The NFL released its full 2020 schedule Thursday evening. But now he must operate his offense without Gurley and Brandin Cooks, trying to find sources of explosiveness to boost a leveled-off Jared Goff. Cincinnati also invested to improve the defense, but that will remain its key liability. Of course, we can't start an NFL season here at CBSSports.com without making some predictions for the year, so that's exactly what we're going to do below. The Bills rewarded Sean McDermott for strong work with a defensive-minded team and there are now bigger offensive expectations with quarterback Josh Allen going into his third season with a new No. The quarterback theme of the playoffs continues with Wilson outdeling Prescott in a high-scoring, high-passing affair familiar to past Mike McCarthy disappointments. The Cardinals might be a stronger playoff contender in any other division, but the NFC West can claim the title of the best over the AFC North. But with familiars such as Newton, Greg Olsen, Ryan Kalil, Luke Kuechly, Thomas Davis, Julius Peppers and James Bradberry long gone, they are asking for the superstar power of Christian McCaffrey to carry a lot in a new offense. The Patriots, beyond Brady, also lost a lot defensively and still don't know whether Jarrett Stidham or Cam Newton will replace Brady. 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