NFL 2017 Playoff Predictions

The following playoff predictions for the 2017 NFL football season from six outside experts with over 100 combined years of football watching experience.

… and, because people need to be held accountable when they make outlandish mid-season claims that they picked certain teams to do well. That is the actual purpose for posting these picks.

John Hankemeier
Superbowl: Seahawks vs. N.E. Patriots, Seahawks win 28-21 against Tom Brady’s backup.
NFC
West – Seattle Seahawks
North – Green Bay Packers
South – Atlanta Falcons
East – N.Y. Giants
Wildcard – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Wildcard – Detroit Lions
AFC
East – N.E. Patriots
South – Tennessee Titans
North – Pittsburgh Steelers
West – Oakland Raiders
Wildcard – Houston Texans
Wildcard – Denver Broncos

Wally Goodline
Superbowl – Patriots over Cowboys
NFC
East – N.Y. Giants
West – Seattle Seahawks
North – G.B. Packers
South – Atlanta Falcons
Wildcard – Dallas Cowboys
Wildcard – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
AFC
East – N.E. Patriots
West – Oakland Raiders
North – Pittsburgh Steelers
South – Tennessee Titans
Wildcard – K.C. Chiefs
Wildcard – Miami Dolphins

Dan Hankemeier
NFC
East – Philadelphia Eagles
North – Detroit Lions
South – Atlanta Falcons
West – LA Rams
Wildcard – Dallas Cowboys
Wildcard – Carolina Panthers
AFC
East – N.E. Patriots
North – Baltimore Ravens
South – Houston Texans
West – Denver Broncos
Wildcard – K.C. Chiefs
Wildcard – Oakland Raiders

Adam Leahy
Superbowl: “Patriots take it all by a blowout.”
NFC
East – Dallas Cowboys
North – Green Bay Packers
South – Atlanta Falcons
West – Seattle Seahawks
Wildcard – Detroit Lions
Wildcard – “Don’t Matter”
AFC
East – N.E. Patriots
North – Pittsburgh Steelers
South – “Don’t Matter”
West – Oakland Raiders
Wildcard – K.C. Chiefs
Wildcard – Denver Broncos

Mike Leahy
“Superbowl. Pats and Packers. Pats win. Brady gets sixth ring.”
NFC
East – Philadelphia Eagles
North – Green Bay Packers
South – Atlanta Falcons
West – Seattle Seahawks
Wildcard – Dallas Cowboys
Wildcard – Arizona Cardinals
AFC
East – N.E. Patriots
North – Pittsburgh Steelers
South – Houston Texans
West – Oakland Raiders
Wildcard – Kansas City Chiefs
Wildcard – Tennessee Titans

Justin Marcus
“Oakland beats Dallas in the highest scoring Superbowl in NFL history 45-42. Enjoy it!”
NFC
North – Green Bay Packers
East – Dallas Cowboys
South – Atlanta Falcons
West – Seattle Seahawks
Wildcard – Arizona Cardinals
Wildcard – Carolina Panthers
AFC
East – New England Patriots
West – Oakland Raiders
North – Pittsburgh Steelers
South – Tennessee Titans
Wildcard – Cincinnati Bengals
Wildcard – K.C. Chiefs

Rick Weber
NFC
Superbowl: Broncos over the 49ers
North – Green Bay Packers
West – Seattle Seahawks
East – Washington Redskins
South – Atlanta Falcons
Wildcard – Carolina Panthers
Wildcard – Arizona Cardinals
AFC
East – N.E. Patriots
West – Oakland Raiders
North – Tennessee Titans
South – Pittsburgh Steelers
Wildcard – Denver Broncos
Wildcard – Baltimore Ravens

Nate Wheeler
“I have strong opinions this year.” Superbowl: N.E. beats Dallas and Tommy retires – Patriots Win
NFC
North – Green Bay Packers
East – Dallas Cowboys
South – Atlanta Falcons
West – Arizona Cardinals
Wildcard – Carolina Panthers
Wildcard – Seattle Seahawks
AFC
East – N.E. Patriots
South – Tennessee Titans
North – Pittsburgh Steelers
West – Oakland Raiders
Wildcard – Houston Texans
Wildcard – Miami Dolphins

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