2013 NFL Preseason Predictions: Playoffs and Super Bowl XLVIII (Beazley)

If you haven't had a chance to read my divisional predictions, you can read them here before you proceed to the playoff predictions:

AFC Playoff Seeds:

  1. Denver Broncos: 11-5
  2. New England Patriots: 11-5
  3. Baltimore Ravens: 11-5
  4. Tennessee Titans: 10-6
  5. Houston Texans: 10-6
  6. Cincinnati Bengals: 9-7

NFC Playoff Seeds:

  1. San Francisco 49ers: 11-5
  2. Green Bay Packers: 11-5
  3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 10-6
  4. New York Giants: 10-6
  5. Seattle Seahawks: 10-6
  6. Atlanta Falcons: 10-6

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Wild Card Round

Three out of the four games are division games!

#3 Baltimore over #6 Cincinnati
The Super Bowl champs have little problem beating the Bengals at home. Ravens win 31-14

#5 Houston over #4 Tennessee
The surprise Titans season comes to an end with a home loss against the Texans 23-20 OT

#6 Atlanta over #3 Tampa Bay
It's tough to beat a team three times in one season. The Bucs sweep regular season, lose 27-17

#5 Seattle over #4 NY Giants
Beast Mode too much for the G-men. Seattle wins 24-16

Divisional Round

#1 Denver over #5 Houston
Peyton Manning has a great game as the Broncos roll 38-20

#2 New England over #3 Baltimore
Seems like these teams play every year. This year Brady shines 20-17

#1 San Fransisco over #6 Atlanta
49ers ground attack puts up 250 yards in win 26-21

#5 Seattle over #2 Green Bay
On a last play Hail Mary....kidding, last-minute Lacy fumble costs the Packers. 27-23

Championship Round

#2 New England over #1 Denver
Brady vs. Manning again. Brady leads a 4th-quarter comeback and they win in a shootout 41-37

#5 Seattle over #1 San Francisco
Defense all over the place in this one. Seattle wins 16-12

Super Bowl XVLIII - New England over Seattle

I love the Patriots this year. The Aaron Hernandez situation is in the past. They have two young WRs Kembrell Thompkins, and Aaron Dobson who will pick up the slack there. Danny Amendola, if he stays healthy, is a better version of Wes Welker, and the Patriots defense has been beefing up for the past 2-3 seasons and will finally be the reason why they get back to the big dance and win it all.

Patriots 26, Seahawks 16

Super Bowl XVLIII MVP: Tom Brady

All of our contributors will make their division and Super Bowl picks and we will track those on this centralized predictions page.

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