NFL specialists predict the 2019 playoff bracket, Super Bowl LIV winner – ESPN

The 2019 NFL playoffs begin this weekend with 4 games en route to Super Bowl LIV

We asked 10 of our ESPN NFL specialists to submit a postseason bracket and predict the winners for each match, from wild-card weekend all the way through the Super Bowl.

Teams needed to get a bulk of our specialists’ votes to carry on to the next round, and we reset the bracket after each round. Here’s how the bracket wound up, with analysis from our group of specialists

Jump to a playoff round:

Wild card| Divisional

Conference title| Super Bowl LIV

Wild-card round

No. 3 New England Patriots vs. No. 6 Tennessee Titans

Our forecast: Patriots (8 votes) over Titans (2 )

Kevin Seifert, nationwide NFL author: The Titans franchise hasn’t won at New England considering that 1993, when the team was referred to as the Houston Oilers. Because then, the Oilers/Titans are 0-6 in the state of Massachusetts, including the playoffs. The Patriots are 19 -3 all time in the postseason at Gillette Stadium. And at least, this year’s Titans team is untried against good groups on the road. It played just one road challenger that completed the season with a winning record: the Houston Texans, who rested a number of their crucial players on Sunday in the Titans’ 35-14 success. While the Patriots have actually had some battles this season, and the Titans are 7-3 because raising quarterback Ryan Tannehill, there are plenty of reasons to suggest a success for the home group.

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