With a jam-packed Week 18 roster spanning from Saturday through Sunday, the 2022 regular season comes to an end this weekend. Numerous things, such as the No. 1 seeds in the AFC and NFC, are still up in the air even with only one week left.
Here, we’ll take a look at a few daring predictions about how the rest of the regular season will turn out. In the next NFL draft, a Cowboys player will make history, a surprise club will climb to the top place, and there will undoubtedly be many changes to the playoff race.
The Browns Defeat The Steelers and End Playoff Chances
Going into Week 18, the Pittsburgh Steelers are still in the running for a postseason spot. Following a last-second victory over the Ravens on the road on Sunday, Mike Tomlin’s squad needs a victory in addition to defeats for the Patriots and Dolphins to move to the postseason. This is a possibility for Pittsburgh since New England and Miami, both are opponents in their Week 18 games. The Browns will make some noise by defeating them at Acrisure Stadium even if those pieces of the puzzle may fall together for them.
Bears Reserve The First Pick in The 2023 NFL Draft
The Chicago Bears will keep counting once the regular season is done because we believe they’ll secure the top pick in the draft 2023 NFL Draft. The Bears will move up to the first choice in this spring’s draft if the Houston Texans defeat the Indianapolis Colts and Chicago loses to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.
CeeDee Lamb Will Set a New Cowboys Receptions Record
For the Dallas Cowboys, Week 18 is extremely important. They might become the NFC East champs as well as the top seed in the NFC if the dominos fall in the right order. Mike McCarthy and company, which includes CeeDee Lamb, are sure to give this Week 18 showdown their all in light of this. The Cowboys wide receiver will have the chance to make history in Washington on Sunday in addition to trying to assist his team’s moves up in the NFC standings.
Packers Will Secure a Playoffs Spot
If the Packers defeat the Lions to grab a playoff spot as we forecast, it will be one of the most unlikely moves to the playoffs that we have ever witnessed. This isn’t the “daring” prediction of the five here. The calculations done by SportsLine indicated that after a 4-8 start to the season, Green Bay had a mere 1.1% probability of making the playoffs. To secure their spot, the Packers only need to win now.
Both The Titans and Jaguars Will Reach The Playoffs
The AFC South champion could be decided in the Titans & Jaguars game on Saturday night, but this does not mean the losing team will automatically be disqualified from postseason play. It’s even possible that both of these teams qualify for the playoffs, that’s what we believe will happen in Week 18.
The above statements are very strong predictions regarding week 18 of the 2023 NFL draft. But again, these are just predictions, they may vary from actual happenings in the coming week.