NFL Postseason Predictions
An inside look on Liberty student Donny Robinson's predictions
February 1, 2019
Senior Donny Robinson gives his NFL postseason predictions
Four teams left to battle it out for a trip to the Super Bowl
It’s that time of the year again when people are screaming at their TV for their favorite football team as the NFL playoffs are here. The race to the Super Bowl begins with 12 teams competing for the Lombardi Trophy but after the past two weekend it now stands at four teams remaining with the Houston Texans, Seattle Seahawks, Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts, Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Chargers and Philadelphia Eagles being eliminated.
This weekend will be the NFC and AFC Conference Championships, which will ultimately decide who goes to the Super Bowl, the biggest game of them all. The final four teams that will fight for a place in the Super Bowl are the New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams.
Both games are set for Sunday. The NFC championship between the Rams and the Saints is scheduled for 2:05 p.m. on Fox and the AFC game follows at 5:40 p.m. on CBS between the Patriots and Chiefs.
The NFL playoffs are quite the entertainment as it becomes almost like a story or a tale of the teams and players. So many people watch such as social studies teacher Mr. D’Antonio.
“I love the playoffs, especially wild card weekend and the divisional rounds. How great is it to have six hours of football on both Saturday and Sunday? Additionally, everyone lays it all on the line in the playoffs because it is win or go home. The playoffs are where legends are made. Take Nick Foles for example. He is an average QB but for whatever reason, when he is playing in the playoffs he has been phenomenal.”
So needless to say people enjoy watching the playoffs and the stories that they tell.
Super Bowl 53 – Rams vs Patriots: The Rematch
The Rams and Patriots are set to face off in a rematch from 2002
The biggest event of the year is almost hear being the Super Bowl with the Los Anglees Rams taking on the New England Patriots. The Patriots are returning to the Super Bowl for the third in a row losing last year to the Philadelphia Eagles and winning the year before that against the Atlanta Falcons in what was one of the most intense and entertaining showdowns of all time. The Rams lost in the Wild Card last year to the Atlanta Falcons but have since then become stronger making a return to the Super Bowl for the first time since 2002 in which they faced the same opponent that they face this year in the Patriots.
Tom Brady currently is 41 years old vs Jared Goff who is 24 years old. Tom Brady won his first ever Super Bowl against the Rams in Super Bowl 36 at 25 years old and his opponent Jared Goff was only 8 years old at the time. Tom Brady currently has a ring for each finger in 5 total Super Bowl wins and is tied currently with Charles Haley but is now looking for his 6th which would not only make him the NFL player with the most Super Bowl rings but would bring his team to a tie with the Pittsburgh Steelers for most Super Bowl wins at 6. Not many people can compare to Tom Brady’s accomplishments considering he has more Super Bowl wins than 28 other teams and he could make it 30 after his match with the Rams.
The Rams have only won 1 Super Bowl and that was in 2000 against the Tennessee Titans behind Hall Of Fame Quarterback Kurt Warner when they were still in St. Louis. A lot of people are disputing whether or not the Rams should be in the Super Bowl or not after the NFC Championship game against the New Orleans Saints after a blown call for either pass interference or helmet to helmet contact. But to be fair if the player would’ve turned around he would’ve intercepted the ball or swatted it away and the game probably would’ve ended in the same way. The NFC Championship game was full of bad officiating for both teams so to say the referees were working against the Saints would be wrong as the the Saints also missed some scoring opportunities.
The AFC Championship game also had missed calls as well but the argument for the calls being against the Kansas City Chiefs is pretty fair. Many people have claimed they are refusing to watch the Super Bowl this year but from the looks of it this looks to possibly be one of the most entertaining Super Bowl’s in history. The Super Bowl will go down on Sunday, February 3.
Prediction: Rams – 34 Patriots – 31