NFL predictions: Who’s making it to Super Bowl 55 this year?

Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images) /

Which two NFL franchises will make it to Super Bowl 55 this February?

The 2020 NFL season begins this week, as the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs will host the Houston Texans on Thursday Night Football. All 32 franchises are playing in Week 1 with eight of them playing in standalone primetime games. At this time, it’s only fitting to predict things that will surely be wrong like who’s going to the Super Bowl and winning MVP.

The Fantasy Footballers have picked their Super Bowl matchups, the league MVP candidates and the guy not named Joe Burrow who will win Offensive Rookie of the Year. While there is some overlap with what the guys are thinking, you’ll be interested to see where they decide to go out on a limb with these three on-record predictions from each of the them.

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For their Super Bowl matchups, Mike Wright likes the Pittsburgh Steelers over the New Orleans Saints, Jason Moore likes the Baltimore Ravens over the Saints and Andy Holloway likes the Buffalo Bills over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Though Moore’s matchup feels like the safest bet, yours truly is going with the Chiefs over the Buccaneers down in Tampa in Super Bowl 55.

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In terms of who will win NFL MVP, Wright thinks a 40-something Drew Brees will win his first, Moore believes Patrick Mahomes will make it two in three seasons and Holloway has spent too much time tailgating with Bills Mafia, as he’s going with Josh Allen. I would go with Mahomes as my first choice, Russell Wilson as my runner-up and Kyler Murray as my dark horse contender.

Now for Offensive Rookie of the Year, we all believe it’s Burrow’s to lose. For runner-up, Wright likes Antonio Gibson of the Washington Football Team, Moore likes Jonathan Taylor of the Indianapolis Colts and Holloway likes Clyde Edwards-Helaire of the Chiefs. If I were to do a top-three, it’s Burrow followed by his college teammate Edwards-Helaire followed by Taylor.

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What is consistent here across all of our predictions is offensive continuity will be key to any team’s success this year. Any team pushing for a Super Bowl berth will give us our quarterback MVP that we desire. And if it’s not going to be Burrow to win Offensive Rookie of the Year, try a rookie running back on for size you feel confident about becoming his respective team’s RB1.