The Red and White’s NFL Post-season Predictions


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By ANDREW HOWE

Fifteen weeks have come and go in the 2018-2019 NFL Season and there is still some questions about who is going to win Super Bowl LIII, the NFL MVP, coach of the year and rookie of the year. All of these great awards can be won by many players that all put up unreal statistics this season and can all have an argument for why they should win.

Super Bowl LIII:

Super Bowl LIII is scheduled to take place on February 3, 2019. There are some clear candidates right now, but anything can happen in the playoffs as upsets can happen all the time. In 2009, the 9-3 New York Jets were set to play the 13-3 San Diego Chargers. The jets were a wild card team and the Chargers seemed nearly unstoppable. Two interceptions from Philip Rivers and only 24 rushing yards from LaDainian Tomlinson helped the Jets upset the Chargers, 17-14.

I believe this year that the Super Bowl will consist of the National Football Conference (NFC) champions, the Los Angeles Rams and the American Football Conference (AFC) champions, New England Patriots. This should be an interesting matchup that could go either way. The Rams are having an incredible season with a record of 11-3, led by quarterback, Jared Goff, and running back, Todd Gurley II, they have one of the best backfields in the NFL. The Patriots are having a down year with a record of 9-5, this is not a normal season for them where they usually seem unstoppable and have an easy path to the Super Bowl. Quarterback Tom Brady is having a good season once again and always seems to do well in the playoffs, which is why I think that they will make the big game. I feel that the Rams will dominate the Patriots the entire game and end the game with Jared Goff coming out as the Super Bowl MVP.

MVP:

The NFL MVP can only be won by one player and there are nine players I believe can win the prestigious award, quarterbacks, Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Jared Goff, Andrew Luck, Patrick Mahomes II, and Philip Rivers. Running backs, Todd Gurley and Alvin Kamara. I also believe the Defensive lineman Aaron Donald has a great chance to win. Out of these players, I believe that Patrick Mahomes II of the Kansas City Chiefs is going to be the NFL MVP. Through the first 4 games he threw 14 touchdowns and 1,230 yards. He is probably going to finish out the season with almost 5,000 passing yards and over 50 touchdowns which is more than deserving of the MVP.

Coach of The Year:

The coach of the year usually goes to the coach that has helped the team go from a losing season to a dominant season. Last year it was won by Rams Sean McVay and this year I believe it is going to be going to Andy Reid. Last season they were 10-6 which is not a losing record but so far they have only lost 3 games and they will more than likely make the AFC championship game and have a great playoffs run.

Rookie Of the Year:

The Rookie of the Year is a great award to give to the future of the NFL. Great players have won it and many have had successful careers after winning it. Saquon Barkley is going to be winning that award, he has reached 1,000 yards rushing and a little less than 1,000 receiving yards. It is pretty hard to get 1,000 yards in a season, especially during your rookie season. The last rookie to rush over 1,000 yards was Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott who had 1,631 rushing yards. But he did not win the award because quarterback Dak Prescott who also played for the Cowboys had an incredible season himself and got the award. Their have not been any other player who has impressed me more than Saquon, so I believe that he is going to win the award.