NFL Teams Most Likely to Make the Playoffs in 2018

People have been predicting which of our 32 NFL teams will make the 2018-2019 playoffs since Super Bowl LII capped off the 2017 playoffs. There are some obvious contenders that are in the playoffs every year, but some are seldom seen in the postseason. We’re looking at the top ten NFL teams most likely to make the playoffs in 2018.
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The Top Ten NFL Teams Most Likely to Make the Playoffs in 2018

1 New England Patriots The New England Patriots are a professional American football team based in the Greater Boston region. New England Patriots are one of the few teams to have 5+ wins in the Super Bowl.

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Division: Win against LAC 41-28
Conference: OT win against KC 37-31
Super Bowl LIII: Win against LAR 13-3 - TheAwesomeDude54

Their team has been solid for years and they haven't missed the playoffs for years so I would be the least surprised if they make it - Mcgillacuddy

It's easy to make the playoffs every year when the rest of your division has been awful for over five years now. There's only about two or three teams in the AFC with any shot to make the Super Bowl while the NFC is filled with surprises and change-ups each year. - phillysports

In less than a decade, they won 5 Super Bowls. Need to say more? - Not_A_Weeaboo

2 Philadelphia Eagles The Philadelphia Eagles are a professional football franchise based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's National Football Conference East division.

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Wild Card: Win against CHI 16-15
Division: Loss against NO 20-14 - TheAwesomeDude54

The Eagles have two of the best QBs in the division and are scary on both sides of the ball. They have some good offensive weapons to threaten any defense and a good defense to threaten any offense. Could the Eagles be the next dynasty? Only time will tell - Randomator

I do not think they will make the playoffs

SUPER BOWL CHAMPS!

3 Jacksonville Jaguars The Jacksonville Jaguars are an American professional football franchise based in Jacksonville, Florida.

Not with the way they have been play kinda disappoints me how good we were then just to deflate like a balloon they got me starting to believe Last year was a fluke. Come on Jags - BreakFastBeast2005

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Dang that fluke

Time to prove last year wasn't a fluke, Sacksonville. - phillysports

4 Pittsburgh Steelers The Pittsburgh Steelers are a professional American football team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, that competes in the National Football League. Pittsburgh Steelers have won the most Super Bowls with 6 which currently stands today.

This is probably the last season that the Steelers can truly compete for a Super Bowl. Big Ben is getting up there in age, injuries are striking them everywhere, and there's a toxicity around this team that will always distract from the play on the field. Nobody's going to challenge them for the division for a while, though. The Ravens will be in a slide as they transition from Joe Flacco to Lamar Jackson. The Bengals are a hopeless organization that renewed the contract of a coach who can't control his team or win games that actually matter. And the Browns are...the Browns. God bless the lack of parity in the AFC. - phillysports

This season is it. Last chance Steelers. Ben is aging and declining. Bell is more cancerous than ever. The locker room is so egotistical and toxic, but Tomlin doesn't do a damn thing about it. At least we got rid of Haley, Mitchell, and Bryant. Hated all of them. But with this offense, we should be good. Just see how the defense does. Good luck! - Buddyd123

They need to show hustle in there and be aggressive.Because I know that because I did not put hustle and lost 13 games

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5 Minnesota Vikings The Minnesota Vikings are an American football team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings joined the National Football League as an expansion team in 1960, and first took the field for the 1961 season.

Lets do what we did when we played the dolphins for the rest of the season

We have a better chance than the Patriots.

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Vikings are the GOAT

6 Los Angeles Rams The Los Angeles Rams are a professional American football team based in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

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Division: Win against DAL 30-22
Conference:.OT win against NO 26-23
Super Bowl LIII: Loss against NE 13-3 - TheAwesomeDude54

Hopefully all this hype and all these off-season acquisitions won't turn them into the second coming of the 2011-2012 "Dream Team" Eagles. - phillysports

Man did they go all out in free agency. That’s either going to be a good or bad thing. Only time will tell - Randomator

I can’t name a single draft pick from the Rams, which shows their draft was okay at best. But free agency, just wow. They went all out. They got Aaron Donald a partner in Ndamukong Suh and armored up their CB’s with Marcus Peters, Aqib Talib, and Sam Shields. Todd Gurley is a threat in rushing and pass-catching, and they’ve got reliable wide receivers for Jared Goff in Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp, and free agent acquisition Brandin Cooks. Those combined should propel the Rams to the playoffs. - PackFan2005

7 New Orleans Saints The New Orleans Saints are a professional American football team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints currently compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's National Football Conference South division.

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Division: Win against PHI 20-14
Conference: OT loss against LAR 26-23 - TheAwesomeDude54

The reason I think this is because they are the superior compared to the other teams of course

Beat the last undefeated team in the league no question that aren't going to make the playoffs

Hard to argue the Saints not going to the playoffs. Always have a solid lineup. - Redmond

8 Los Angeles Chargers The San Diego Chargers are a professional American football team based in San Diego, California. The Chargers compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's American Football Conference West division.

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Wild Card: Win against BAL 23-17
Division: Loss against NE 41-28 - TheAwesomeDude54

"Derp Face" Manning might have stumbled his way to two rings, but Rivers has been the better QB in every conceivable way. - phillysports

Chargers have amazing potential this season. With Rivers as the Quarterback, the Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler Running Back combo, Keenan Allen, Travis Benjamin, Virgil Green, and J.J. Jones all on the offense, the defensive line consisting of Joey Bosa (when he returns), Melvin Ingram, and Brandon Mebane, the CBs such as Hayward and King, and Caleb Sturgis as their kicker, they are likely to make it far this season. And hopefully, they do. Let’s go Chargers! - Blizzard

Out of the 2004 quarterback draft class, Philip Rivers is the only one today who is still consistently good. Losing Hunter Henry to a torn ACL sucked for them, but if they bring back Antonio Gates, maybe he and Rivers could finally win a Super Bowl together. They also have a defensive backfield run by Casey Hayward, and an elite defensive line consisting of Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram. It’s likely they’ll make the playoffs in 2018. - PackFan2005

9 Green Bay Packers The Green Bay Packers are a professional American football team based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's National Football Conference North division. The Packers have won 4 super bowls and 13 NFL championships.

This will be a huge year for the Packers. With a NFC now being fronted by a batch of fresh contenders, they need to prove that they're a team that can adapt to the changing times and not just a relic from five years ago. Aaron Rodgers and Mike McCarthy honestly should have multiple Super Bowl rings by this point in their careers considering the talent that has been on the Green Bay roster for the last decade. We don't a repeat of what happened to Brett Favre's Packer teams that only won one championship. - phillysports

If Rodgers and Graham can connect like he did with Jordy Nelson they will likely contend however they need to get a good defense - Randomator

At long last they got rid of the relic Capers on D!

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10 Atlanta Falcons The Atlanta Falcons are a professional American football team based in Atlanta, Georgia. The Falcons compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's National Football Conference South division.

I have a feeling that 28-3 will haunt this franchise forever. They will never get a better shot at winning the Super Bowl than they did in Super Bowl LI. - phillysports

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They surprised us all last season and beat the Rams in the wild card round and nearly beat the Eagles in the divisional round. They’re now coming back stronger. While they lost Taylor Gabriel at wide receiver, they drafted another Alabama wide receiver in Calvin Ridley. They like SEC receivers. Him combined with Julio Jones could mean trouble. They’re complete at running back with two reliable backs, and their defense can really benefit them as well. All keys to the postseason, and the Falcons have a chance of making it there. - PackFan2005

The Super Bowl team is still intact can they keep playing at the level they’ve been at and return to the playoffs again - Randomator

The Contenders

11 Denver Broncos The Denver Broncos are an American football team based in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's American Football Conference West division.

6-6 still 4 more games left still a chance

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It depends if Case Keenum can play as good as in Minnesota and if their orange crush defense can go back to Super Bowl 50 form. - Randomator

The other question is Royce Freeman going to be the long term back they can rely on consistently than maybe there can be something said that this team is in the right direction. - htoutlaws2012

12 Dallas Cowboys The Dallas Cowboys are a professional American football team based in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. The Cowboys compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's National Football Conference East division.

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Wild Card: Win against SEA 24-22
Division: Loss against LAR 22-30 - TheAwesomeDude54

17 maybe a bit high for Dallas, Granted they have a great offensive line, and two good players in Dak & Zeke, but what else is there? The defense is not elite Demarcus Lawrence on the other hand is the man, but who will step up? Unlikely they get 1st place, but their range is from 2nd to yes last in the east lot of question marks with this team. - htoutlaws2012

They beat the saints and eagles twice

Beat saints though

13 Carolina Panthers The Carolina Panthers are a professional American football team based in Charlotte, North Carolina, that competes in the National Football League.

Here's how it went for these guys.

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Cam Newton is amazing!

The Panthers Went 15-1 In 2015,2016 Sucked Because It Was The Year After The Super Bowl Loss,Which Sucks,But It Was To Set Up The Comeback Year,2017,The Super Bowl Is In The Past,Just Like 2015,The Were Starting To Have Fun Again,But They Were Still Recovering From The [You Know What] But This Year It Will Be An Even Less Of A Recovering Year,The Farther Away The Super Bowl Is In Their Heads And In Years,The Better They Will Become.

14 San Francisco 49ers The San Francisco 49ers are a professional American football team located in the San Francisco Bay Area.

I mean they are a good team and has potential but looking at their record I'm not sure if they are going to the playoffs

I mean this team has the potential to do what the eagles did last year.

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Jimmy G was 5-0 after he joined San Fran, and those wins were against teams that maid the playoffs. Need I say more?

15 Kansas City Chiefs The Kansas City Chiefs are a professional American football team based in Kansas City, Missouri. The Chiefs compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's American Football Conference West division.

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WHY ARE THE JAGUARS IN THE TOP 10! CHIEFS ARE MAKING THE PLAYOFFS

16 Houston Texans The Houston Texans are a professional American football team based in Houston, Texas. The team competes in the National Football League as a member club of the American Football Conference South division.

With Watson back, anything can happen. Reason for their early season losses with Watson last season was because they were playing road games against the Patriots and Seahawks. And he nearly won those, so imagine him this season - PackFan2005

Assuming that Watson and Watt come back and stay healthy I could see playoffs in Houston. Watson was solid before his injury and JJ Watt is one of the best defensive players in the league. If they play to that level again then they are in for sure

I think they can rebound strong from their disappointing season. - htoutlaws2012

17 Chicago Bears The Chicago Bears are a professional American football team in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's National Football Conference North division.

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Wild Card: Loss against PHI 15-16 - TheAwesomeDude54

The Chicago bears will beat the green bay packers then stomp the saints and win the super bowl

I wish, but probably not... - KingSlayer93316

18 Baltimore Ravens The Baltimore Ravens are a professional American football team based in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens compete in the National Football League as a member club of the American Football Conference North division.

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Wild Card: Loss against LAC 17-23 - TheAwesomeDude54

God tier defense

I think they have a shot at maybe sneak in the playoffs considering they have a wild card in Lamar Jackson who may change this offense if his given playing time if Joe Flacco does do poorly this season. - htoutlaws2012

19 Tennessee Titans The Tennessee Titans are a professional American football team based in Nashville, Tennessee. The Titans compete in the National Football League as a member club of the American Football Conference South division.

Need to give the offense more freedom, especially Mariota to clinch a playofd spot. It's gonna be a tough division with the Jags and Texans hungry for a spot. - Buddyd123

20 Buffalo Bills The Buffalo Bills are a professional American football team based in the Buffalo–Niagara Falls metropolitan area that competes in the National Football League. Buffalo Bills had the longest playoff drought of any team which came to an end in 2017.

After giving Tyrod to the Browns? I doubt it - TheInsomniac

21 Oakland Raiders The Oakland Raiders are a professional American football franchise based in Oakland, California. The Raiders began playing in 1960 as a member club of the American Football League; they have been a member club of the National Football League since the 1970 AFL–NFL merger.

Guess what, we didn't. Here's how 2018 went.

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22 Detroit Lions The Detroit Lions are a professional American football team based in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's National Football Conference North division. ...read more.
23 Washington Redskins The Washington Redskins are a professional American football team based in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
24 Miami Dolphins The Miami Dolphins are a professional American football franchise located in the Miami metropolitan area.
25 Cincinnati Bengals The Cincinnati Bengals are a professional American football franchise based in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bengals currently compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's American Football Conference North division.
26 Seattle Seahawks The Seattle Seahawks are a professional American football franchise based in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's National Football Conference West division.

They have a 50/50 shot at the postseason this year, because they’re talent depleted. - PackFan2005

I mean, if their OL is league average they can sneak in as a WC spot. Russell Wilson almost carried this team to a WC spot with a weak defense and an OL made of dust, imagine what he could do with reinforcement. - Satire

Well his reinforced defense is gone now he pretty much established himself last season as a top 5 or 6 QB in this game. Seattle gonna be heavily by him now than ever. Will the make the playoffs I'm not sure yet, but it would be pretty close to a very competitive team unlike the Cardinals. - htoutlaws2012

27 New York Jets The New York Jets are a professional American football team located in the New York metropolitan area.
28 New York Giants The New York Giants are a professional American football team located in the New York metropolitan area.
29 Tampa Bay Buccaneers The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a professional American football franchise based in Tampa, Florida. The Buccaneers currently compete in the National Football League as a member team of the National Football Conference South division.

LOL bet people are realizing this list is wrong when they see the Bucs at #26. - Blizzard

Come on the Bucs are by far the best team. They always have a winning record, they run the ball just fantastic, and they protect Jameis better than any other O-line. Browns Colts and Jets should most certainly be higher too

30 Cleveland Browns The Cleveland Browns are a professional American football team based in Cleveland, Ohio. The Browns compete in the National Football League as a member team of the American Football Conference North division. ...read more.

Why is this 21? This team is the least likely to make it to the playoffs. - AliciaMae

Ha, yeah if there lucky to achieve that which based on coaching is very unlikely even casual fans realize how bad the franchise is, but than again they did get some decent pieces in free agency their draft looks like another wasted blunder however. Can they get more than 5 wins is the question? - htoutlaws2012

Lol. The Cleveland Clowns are going to go to the Super Bowl 0-16. Just kidding. No - KingSlayer93316

It is weird this is nearly halfway up the list. - PackFan2005

Should be under the Warriors lol
UPDATE: Now they ARE under the warriors. what - TheInsomniac

They are so bad that every team in every sport can beat them, lol - KingSlayer93316

31 Arizona Cardinals The Arizona Cardinals are a professional American football franchise based in the Phoenix metropolitan area.
32 Indianapolis Colts The Indianapolis Colts are an American football team based in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Colts compete in the National Football League as a member club of the American Football Conference South division.

Haha, ironic - foostare