NFL Playoff Predictions
By Rishi S.
The NFL playoff bracket is very complicated, so this should clear some things up. There are two conferences in the NFL. They are each made up of four divisions which are made up of four teams. The four division winners in each conference get seeded from one through four, they get seeded from best to worst based on their season records. There are two wild cards per conference, they are seeded five and six and are both awarded a spot in the wild card game, the conference quarter finals. The fifth place team plays the fourth place team in the the wild card game and the third and sixth place team play. The winner between the fourth and fifth place team plays the first place team in the divisional game which is the conference semi finals. The winner between the third and sixth place team plays the second place team. The winners of these games will compete in the conference finals. This winner plays in the Super Bowl. This applies to both of the conferences. So in the AFC I think the first seed will be the New England Patriots. I think the second seed will be the Denver Broncos. The third seed will most likely be the Cincinnati Bengals. The last of the division winners will be the Indianapolis Colts. The fifth seed wildcard will be the Pittsburgh Steelers. In my opinion the sixth seed will be the Kentucky Chiefs. The Pittsburgh Steelers will probably beat the Colts. The Bengals will definitely beat the Kentucky Chiefs. Since I predict that the Patriots will be first seed in the NFC I think they will definitely beat Pittsburgh. The Broncos will lose to the Bengals and the Bengals will lose to the Patriots. That leaves the NFC. I think first seed will be Green Bay Packers. Second seed will be the Arizona Cardinals. Third seed will be the Carolina Panthers. Fourth seed will likely be the New York Giants. The two wildcard teams will be the San Fransisco 49ers in fifth seed and the saints as sixth seed. The 49ers will beat the Giants and the Panthers will lose to the Saints. The 49ers will most likely lose to the Packers and the Saints will win against the Cardinals. In the NFC finals I think the Packers will win against the saints. Finally I think the New England Patriots will lose to the Green Bay Packers.