The Cohen’s Corner 2018 NFL Predictions

My grandfather always used to say: “I may not always be right…but I’m never wrong.” In the case of my season-long (and weekly football picks), unfortunately that isn’t the case. Last year I picked the Patriots to run the table at 19-0…and then they lost Week 1 to the Chiefs. This year I’ll hold off on the bold predictions but below you’ll find my picks for every NFL game during the 2018-19 season. My Super Bowl champion is somewhat under the radar at 11-1 odds…can I actually get it right this year?
First, the regular season matrix with picks for all 256 games:

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Projected Regular Season Standings:

AFC EAST
New England Patriots: 13-3**
New York Jets: 5-11
Buffalo Bills: 4-12
Miami Dolphins: 3-13

AFC NORTH
Pittsburgh Steelers: 13-3**
Baltimore Ravens: 10-6*
Cincinnati Bengals: 5-11
Cleveland Browns: 4-12

AFC SOUTH
Jacksonville Jaguars: 12-4**
Tennessee Titans: 11-5*

Houston Texans: 9-7
Indianapolis Colts: 4-12

AFC WEST
Los Angeles Chargers: 11-5**
Kansas City Chiefs: 8-8
Denver Broncos: 6-10
Oakland Raiders: 6-10


NFC EAST
Philadelphia Eagles: 11-5**
Dallas Cowboys: 8-8
Washington Redskins: 6-10
New York Giants: 5-11

NFC NORTH
Minnesota Vikings: 13-3**
Green Bay Packers: 11-5*
Chicago Bears: 8-8
Detroit Lions: 5-11

NFC SOUTH
New Orleans Saints: 10-6**
Carolina Panthers: 9-7
Atlanta Falcons: 9-7
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 5-11

NFC West
Los Angeles Rams: 11-5**
San Francisco 49ers: 10-6*
Arizona Cardinals: 6-10
Seattle Seahawks: 5-11


Playoff Predictions – AFC:
(5) Tennessee Titans over (4) Los Angeles Chargers
(6) Baltimore Ravens over (3) Jacksonville Jaguars

(1) Pittsburgh Steelers over (6) Baltimore Ravens
(5) Tennessee Titans over (2) New England Patriots

(1) Pittsburgh Steelers over (5) Tennessee Titans

Playoff Predictions – NFC:
(5) Green Bay Packers over (4) New Orleans Saints
(3) Philadelphia Eagles over (6) San Francisco 49ers

(1) Minnesota Vikings over (5) Green Bay Packers
(2) Los Angeles Rams over (3) Philadelphia Eagles

(1) Minnesota Vikings over (2) Los Angeles Rams

Super Bowl LIII
Minnesota Vikings 30, Pittsburgh Steelers 27

Super Bowl MVP: Kirk Cousins (Vikings QB)


Awards and Superlatives
MVP: Antonio Brown (Steelers)
Offensive Rookie of the Year: Saquon Barkley (Giants)
Defensive Rookie of the Year: Roquan Smith (Bears)
Coach of the Year: Kyle Shanahan (49ers)
Passing Yards Leader: Philip Rivers (Chargers)
Rushing Yards Leader: Leonard Fournette (Jaguars)
Receiving Yards Leader: Antonio Brown (Steelers)

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