With the 2017 NFL season over, capped by the Super Bowl LII win by Nick Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles over the dynastic New England Patriots on Sunday, most football fans are now left wondering how things would transpire in the next season. To be more specific, people are beginning to think which team will win the Super Bowl in 2019.
The Eagles have not even made their parade downtown with their first-ever Vince Lombardi trophy, but it’s never too early to look at the NFL’s crystal ball. Football is a 24/7, 365 days of love-hate relationship for its fans after all. So who do we think will make it to next year’s Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta?
Well, maybe it’s not that crazy to say that the Patriots are going to make their way back to the grandest stage of professional football. Tom Brady is not yet ready to retire, which he should not even though he has nothing left to prove. What’s there, however, is plenty of juice in his arm. Brady just led the NFL in passing yards with 4,577 along with 32 touchdowns and just eight interceptions His performance in the Super Bowl was astounding: 505 yards, three touchdowns, and zero interceptions. Those are not the kind of stats that scream retirement right at our faces. The football Gods what Brady to stay, so he will stay. So long as Brady plays this way, and that Bill Belichick runs the team, the Pats are always going to be a Super Bowl contender.
As for their opponents, let’s just say straight up that it’s going to be the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams were tripped by the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC wild-card round, but they will return next season still with Sean McVay as their head coach, Jared Goff as their starting quarterback, and Todd Gurley as the team’s top tailback. No one expected the Rams to play as good as they did in 2017 when they topped the NFC West with an 11-5 record, and it would be foolish to underestimate them once again. They play in a division that has the declining Seahawks, and the rebuilding Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers (although the 49ers are almost listed in the top ten NFL sportsbook odds to win the 2019 Super Bowl).
Writer’s (Ryan Simpson) Early Super Bowl LIII Prediction: New England 24, Los Angeles, 21.
Top Ten Odds to Win the Super Bowl in 2019
New England Patriots +500
Philadelphia Eagles +800
Green Bay Packers +1000
Pittsburgh Steelers +1000
Minnesota Vikings +1200
Dallas Cowboys +2000
Atlanta Falcons +2000
Los Angeles Rams +2000
New Orleans Saints +2000
Houston Texans +2000
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