NFC predictions: Playoff seeding
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Green Bay Packers
- Los Angeles Rams
- Dallas Cowboys
- San Francisco 49ers
- Philadelphia Eagles
- New Orleans Saints
Any one of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Green Bay Packers, or Los Angeles Rams could secure the top seed. There isn’t much between the three teams.
Tampa Bay gets the edge based on its division. The Buccaneers should get four victories over the Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Falcons.
The New Orleans Saints are 4-0 against the Bucs under Brady, so this is something they will need to overcome.
Tampa Bay’s schedule isn’t easy, but many of its toughest games (Kansas City Chiefs, Packers, Rams, Cincinnati Bengals) will be played at home.
The Packers will be in the mix for the top seed, but it won’t be easy to replicate their achievement from the past two seasons, especially with road games against the Buffalo Bills, Buccaneers, and Philadelphia Eagles coming up.
The Rams could have the best team in the conference, but they play in a tough division. They are bound to slip up along the way. They also have to play the Buccaneers, Packers, and Chiefs on the road in 2022.
I predict that the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, and New Orleans Saints will secure wild-card berths, ensuring there will be no easy playoff games.