The predictions can give an understanding of how the matches will be played. For the first time in the nine years, the New England Patriots will not be starting the NFL playoffs with a first-round bye. However, falling to the Miami Dolphins in week 17 simply means that the Patriots will definitely host the Tennessee Titans in the Wild Card Round. Depending upon the contest, it headlines the four upcoming matchups on the opening weekend of the 2019–2020 post-season. However, on Sunday night the Seattle Seahawks hosted the San Francisco 49ers. The San Francisco gained a victory which means that Seattle will hit the road during Wild Card Weekend and challenge the Philadelphia Eagles. The playoff schedule has already been sorted out.
AFC Playoff Picture is Given Below
1. Baltimore Ravens (14-2)
2. Kansas City Chiefs (12-4)
3. New England Patriots (12-4)
4. Houston Texans (10-6)
5. Buffalo Bills (10-6)
6. Tennessee Titans (9-7)
NFC Playoff Picture is Suggested Below
1. San Francisco 49ers (13-3)
2. Green Bay Packers (13-3)
3. New Orleans Saints (13-3)
4. Philadelphia Eagles (9-7)
5. Seattle Seahawks (11-5)
6. Minnesota Vikings (10-6)
The Scenario of the Wild Card Round is Listed Below
- AFC: Number 5 Buffalo Bills at Number 4 Houston Texans
- January 4, Saturday at 4:35 P.M. ET by ABC
- AFC: Number 6 Tennessee Titans at Number 3 New England Patriots
- January 4, Saturday at 8:15 P.M. ET by CBS
- NFC: Number 6 Minnesota Vikings at Number 3 New Orleans Saints
- January 5, Sunday at 1:05 P.M. ET by NBC
- NFC: Number 5 Seattle Seahawks at Number 4 Philadelphia Eagles
- January 5, Sunday at 4:40 P.M. ET by Fox
The Baltimore Ravens will host the last remaining seed in the AFC. However, they have some potential opponents, which include the Titans, Bills, and Texans. However, until the AFC Championship Game, the Ravens would not play the Patriots and also New England would have to ensure that they win twice before then.
On the other hand, Kansas City will be taking on the better-seeded wild-card winner, on the basis of that priority goes over on the New England, Houston and then Buffalo. The Chiefs cannot play Tennessee in the divisional round as well. San Francisco’s possible opponents are namely the Vikings, Seahawks, and Eagles. Because of the Niners’ win, Green bay dipped to Number 2; the Packers will play the Saints, Eagles or Seahawks in this order.
Super Bowl 2020 Prediction
During the regular season, Baltimore got the victory against Patriots with 37-20 and destroyed the Texans with 41-7. However, the Ravens are always a better team than New England and Houston. Kansas City presents a massive challenge from the time when Baltimore lost a head-to-head matchup by 33-28. But it is necessary to mention over here that the matchup happened some weeks earlier with Lamar Jackson caught fire and the Ravens had become the NFL’s most powerful and defensive team.
Baltimore, however, deserves to be the nod as for the AFC’s representative. On the other hand, the Saints are waiting on the ground of analyzing whether they will host a wild-card or a divisional-round game. Most of all, New Orleans is 6–1 at home for the time being playoffs compared to a 0–5 road record during head coach Sean Payton’s tenure. Nevertheless, New Orleans has been guaranteed to miss the 49ers up until the NFC Championship Game. The Saints should be able enough to grasp a Minnesota/Green Bay combination as the No. 3 seed.
However, San Francisco had won 48–46 shoot-outs during the regular season in New Orleans. Baltimore would hold the edge on account of the defense in Super Bowl LIV. The Ravens had ended in the regular season by holding 11 straight opponents with around 21 points or fewer and New Orleans would then surely struggle to contain Jackson’s versatility.
The predictions are based on the assumptions that were analyzed depending on the Super Bowl future matches. However, the above assumptions are quite clear to understand about the upcoming matches.