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Colin Cowherd Predicts Which NFL Teams Will Make the Playoffs Next Season

Watch Colin Cowherd reveal his 'Way-Too-Early' NFL playoff predictions for next season, with Colin picking the four division winners and three wildcards from both the AFC and NFC.


AFC East: Buffalo Bills 

AFC North: Cincinnati Bengals 

AFC South: Indianapolis Colts 

AFC West: Kansas City Chiefs 

Wildcard: Baltimore Ravens 

Wildcard: Jacksonville Jaguars 

Wildcard: Los Angeles Chargers 

Notable Exclusions: Dolphins, Texans, Jets, Browns, Steelers 

“Houston doesn’t make it, ‘WHAT!?’... Now they have to play with expectations, schedule is significantly harder, and oh, by the way – Anthony Richardson and Trevor Lawrence are both healthy again. That’s a team I like, and they won’t bottom out, but that will be a sophomore slump.” 
“I think Shane Steichen is as good an offensive coach as the league has had in years. They’ve got $60 million in cap space, and I like a lot of their young players. They almost got to the playoffs with Gardner Minshew. Anthony Richardson getting hurt in a weird way is a break because now he can learn from the sidelines. I have talked to Chris Ballard, they LOVE that kid.” 
“The Chargers lost seven games by three or less. Even with Brandon Staley, who was ‘MAN OVERBOARD!’ they were in a lot of games. Now Harbaugh gets his star quarterback.” 
“Nothing against Miami but Tua was completely healthy this year. Think that’s gonna happen against next year? Still don’t love their o-line.” 


NFC East: Washington Commanders 

NFC North: Green Bay Packers 

NFC South: Atlanta Falcons 

NFC West: Los Angeles Rams 

Wildcard: Dallas Cowboys 

Wildcard: Detroit Lions 

Wildcard: San Francisco 49ers 

Notable Exclusions: Eagles, Bucs, Saints, Vikings, Seahawks 

“Commanders have $75 million in cap space. Love Dan Quinn and Kliff Kingsbury as a staff. I think the Eagles and the Cowboys because of age and drama are vulnerable. We have a surprise team in the league every year. I think they get Drake Maye, I think Drake Maye is like Justin Herbert as a comp, and will be better than people think immediately. Last year’s surprise was CJ Stroud, this year I think it’s Drake Maye.” 
“I love the Packers’ young offensive personnel. They're kids and went into Dallas and HAMMERED the Cowboys. I thought LaFleur did his best job as a head coach.” 
“I think the Falcons land Russell Wilson or Kirk Cousins, top 5 offensive line, veteran pieces – I think they get a veteran QB there and Atlanta wins a weak division.” 
“Rams are the second-youngest team who made the playoffs to the Packers. They’ve got 11 Draft picks and about $30 million in cap space. I think the Rams are potentially in the ‘Super Bowl Bubble.’ 

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