Looking back at my Playoff Predictions: Were They Right?


Nick Ashak (9th), Reporter

As we approach, at the time of writing this, week 14 of the NFL season, the playoffs will be starting soon. Now is the time to check if my predictions are basically correct.

I did not make an AFC article prediction, but I have the predictions themselves. They were Chiefs, Ravens, Bills, Titans, Colts, Steelers. Raiders.  WOW. This is not even a bad prediction to be quite honest, just bad placement. The CORRECT standings are Chiefs, Steelers, Bills, Titans, Browns, Dolphins, Colts. Not awful, but in terms of standings, pretty awful.

Anyways in the NFC, since I made an article about this previously, this will be a longer recap.

The #1 seed I had in the NFC were the New Orleans Saints, and i was CORRECT. Even with their starting QB out, they have clinched a playoff spot at 10-2 and are currently the number 1 seed in the NFC. 

The #2 seed I had in the NFC were the Seattle Seahawks. A few weeks ago, they were one of the best TEAMS in the league but they have been collapsing. They just lost to another team I will mention later, but they went from #2 to #5 currently as of now. 

The #3 seed I had in the NFC were….. just……oh no. The DALLAS COWBOYS. Hey, this team looked GREAT on paper. But 70 percent of their free agent acquisitions have not played well or have been released, and MOSTLY all of the stars they had on their team are injured or not playing well too. I had them going like 11-5, and they are 3-9. With how bad their division is right now, they can still make the playoffs but most likely will not.

I HATE being a bears fan. I had them getting the 4th seed this year, and we even had the 1st seed when we were 5-1. Now we are 5-7…. yeah…..we collapsed hard and we can still make the playoffs but we most likely cannot and will not. Ugh……

For the wild card spots, the #5 seed I had were the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They are currently the 6th seed but this team looked so much better on paper. I cannot really say anything besides that. The 6th seed I had were the San Francisco 49ers, injuries and poor play have made them 5-7 on the year after going 13-3 last year. Downfall, we go!

The NFL recently added a 7th seed into every playoff conference so I had the Green Bay packers there. Well as a bears fan….. They are 9-3 and the 2nd seed, Aaron Rodgers is insane. That is all I have to say. 

Oh well, those were my trash predictions. Hopefully things change by the end of the season, but I doubt it.