The MOF playoff picture was solved entering Week 18, with the only thing to battle for was seeding. Last edition we saw the playoffs expand by 1 team in each conference, and now we have 6 wild-card games! Also including the extra game, we could see a champion with 20 wins in one season! That's extraordinary. With the MOF playoffs, its always a crap shoot. Just because you were dominant in the regular season, doesn't mean you will be dominant in the playoffs. Despite the unpredictability our staffers and I have sent in our picks for the playoffs! I hope you all enjoy.
*Remember all these predictions are very in depth. We go game by game with the current schedule and predict games 1 by 1 and that's how we come up with our algorithms. Remember this is all in good fun and for some, some bulletin board material! Enjoy
by Commissioner Jeff
March 9, 2022
We actually saw two new teams enter the playoffs this season, with the addition of the Bengals and Dolphins!! As we start, I must mention that the Raiders coach was removed from the league in Week 18, so Coach Bubba (Chiefs) will be the interim coach for the post-season. That being said, the wild-card matchup I see the Bengals giving the Raiders all they can handle, but the Raiders have too much talent there and I think they will squeak by the Bengals. I like the Jaguars to upset the Colts, as Coach Boobie's playoff struggles continue. And we already saw the Dolphins beat the Chargers, and to be honest i probably would have picked the Chargers to win that game, so im surprised. In the divisional round, i think the Dolphins continue their run and defeat the interim coached Raiders 31-27. Then i like the Browns to beat the Jaguars 34-21. I am very high on the Browns coming into the playoffs, I mean they only lost 1 game. So i expect them to defeat Miami in the AFC title game and move on to the Super Bowl.
We saw a new division winner in the NFC, the Eagles won the NFC East over Washington which was a surprise to many of us. Other than that, we saw the Cards swap in and Seahawks and Rams swap out of the wild-card. Speaking of which, although the Cardinals ended the season with a huge win over the 49ers, I see the Panthers being too much for Arizona as they move on. I like the 49ers to beat Washington in what could be the game of the wild-card weekend, by a score of 31-30. I like the Bears to beat the Eagles in his debut MOF playoff appearance as well. In the divisional round, i see the Packers getting by the Bears and I see Coach Q's Panthers beating the 49ers to get to their 2nd straight NFC title game. I think this game is going to be one for the ages, but I cannot pick against the Packers until they lose. I like the Packers to beat the Panthers 35-29 to get to their 4th straight Super Bowl.
I really like this Super Bowl matchup between the Browns and Packers, it's going to an interesting game. I see the Browns jumping out to a lead, maybe 10-3 or 17-3. Then the Packers to adjust and come out in the 2nd half with a huge comeback. I like the Packers to win their 4th straight Super Bowl by a score of 23-20.