2020 NFL Regular Season Standings
* - Wildcard berth
Arizona finishes ahead of Philadelphia and Dallas because of head-to-head victories.
Kansas City finishes ahead of Indianapolis because of conference record.
Buffalo finishes ahead of New England because of series sweep.
Cleveland finishes ahead of Pittsburgh because of conference record.


NFC East
Record
NFC North
Record
NFC South
Record
NFC West
Record
11-5
9-7
14-2
12-4
9-7
7-9
13-3
11-5
8-8
5-11
6-10
9-7
4-12
3-13
2-14
5-11


AFC East
Record
AFC North
Record
AFC South
Record
AFC West
Record
11-5
12-4
13-3
13-3
11-5
10-6
9-7
8-8
4-12
10-6
7-9
7-9
3-13
4-12
1-15
5-11


2020 NFL Regular Season Results
Home team in CAPS

These were used to determine my projected records above when I compiled my 2020 NFL Season Previews individually.


Week 1:
Thursday, Sept. 10
CHIEFS 38, Texans 31

Sunday, Sept. 13
49ERS 17, Cardinals 10
BENGALS 13, Chargers 10
BILLS 24, Jets 13
Seahawks 28, FALCONS 27
GIANTS 20, Steelers 17
Colts 31, JAGUARS 6
LIONS 23, Bears 20
Raiders 27, PANTHERS 24
PATRIOTS 27, Dolphins 13
RAMS 30, Cowboys 27
RAVENS 30, Browns 17
REDSKINS 23, Eagles 20
Buccaneers 24, SAINTS 23
VIKINGS 31, Packers 24

Monday, Sept. 14
BRONCOS 24, Titans 16


Week 2:
Thursday, Sept. 17
BROWNS 24, Bengals 17

Sunday, Sept. 20
BUCCANEERS 31, Panthers 3
CARDINALS 24, Redskins 17
Chiefs 28, CHARGERS 10
COLTS 24, Vikings 17
COWBOYS 34, Falcons 27
Bills 20, DOLPHINS 17
EAGLES 23, Rams 13
Giants 20, BEARS 17
49ers 20, JETS 6
PACKERS 30, Lions 23
TEXANS 23, Ravens 20
SEAHAWKS 20, Patriots 17
STEELERS 17, Broncos 13
TITANS 23, Jaguars 3

Monday, Sept. 21
RAIDERS 30, Saints 27


Week 3:
Thursday, Sept. 24
Dolphins 24, JAGUARS 16

Sunday, Sept. 27
BILLS 13, Rams 3
Buccaneers 23, BRONCOS 20
BROWNS 31, Redskins 23
CARDINALS 27, Lions 24
CHARGERS 17, Panthers 16
COLTS 26, Jets 13
EAGLES 24, Bengals 16
FALCONS 20, Bears 12
49ers 23, GIANTS 20
PATRIOTS 24, Raiders 10
SAINTS 34, Packers 17
SEAHAWKS 38, Cowboys 20
STEELERS 24, Texans 16
Titans 20, VIKINGS 17

Monday, Sept. 28
RAVENS 27, Chiefs 24


Week 4:
Thursday, Oct. 1
Broncos 20, JETS 17

Sunday, Oct. 4
49ERS 23, Eagles 20
Colts 20, BEARS 10
BENGALS 30, Jaguars 10
BUCCANEERS 24, Chargers 3
CHIEFS 27, Patriots 13
COWBOYS 27, Browns 24
Seahawks 30, DOLPHINS 23
Saints 31, LIONS 24
Cardinals 23, PANTHERS 20
RAIDERS 13, Bills 10
Giants 20, RAMS 17
Ravens 34, REDSKINS 10
Vikings 23, TEXANS 20
TITANS 20, Steelers 17

Monday, Oct. 5
PACKERS 34, Falcons 31


Week 5:
Thursday, Oct. 8
Buccaneers 24, BEARS 0

Sunday, Oct. 11
49ERS 34, Dolphins 10
Colts 27, BROWNS 24
COWBOYS 30, Giants 27
Cardinals 24, JETS 23
CHIEFS 30, Raiders 16
FALCONS 38, Panthers 24
PATRIOTS 20, Broncos 17
RAVENS 34, Bengals 23
REDSKINS 13, Rams 10
SEAHAWKS 34, Vikings 31
STEELERS 27, Eagles 17
TEXANS 31, Jaguars 17
Bills 13, TITANS 10

Monday, Oct. 12
SAINTS 27, Chargers 13


Week 6:
Thursday, Oct. 15
Chiefs 24, BILLS 17

Sunday, Oct. 18
49ERS 27, Rams 16
BRONCOS 31, Dolphins 17
BUCCANEERS 34, Packers 20
CHARGERS 9, Jets 3
COLTS 34, Bengals 17
EAGLES 24, Ravens 21
GIANTS 26, Redskins 23
Lions 27, JAGUARS 13
PANTHERS 20, Bears 17
STEELERS 23, Browns 16
Texans 24, TITANS 23
Falcons 27, VIKINGS 24

Monday, Oct. 19
Cardinals 33, COWBOYS 30


Week 7:
Thursday, Oct. 22
EAGLES 24, Giants 20

Sunday, Oct. 25
Browns 30, BENGALS 27
Chiefs 23, BRONCOS 20
BUCCANEERS 34, Raiders 17
Seahawks 26, CARDINALS 20
Chargers 17, DOLPHINS 13
Lions 28, FALCONS 27
JETS 16, Bills 13
PATRIOTS 23, 49ers 20
RAVENS 23, Steelers 20
Cowboys 34, REDSKINS 17
SAINTS 48, Panthers 10
Packers 27, TEXANS 24

Monday, Oct. 26
RAMS 17, Bears 16


Week 8:
Thursday, Oct. 29
Falcons 30, PANTHERS 13

Sunday, Nov. 1
Saints 26, BEARS 10
Titans 24, BENGALS 17
BILLS 20, Patriots 17
BROWNS 26, Raiders 20
CHARGERS 20, Jaguars 0
CHIEFS 38, Jets 24
Rams 23, DOLPHINS 20
EAGLES 34, Cowboys 31
Colts 27, LIONS 17
PACKERS 26, Vikings 23
SEAHAWKS 21, 49ers 17

Monday, Nov. 2
Buccaneers 30, GIANTS 23


Week 9:
Thursday, Nov. 5
49ERS 30, Packers 20

Sunday, Nov. 8
Seahawks 20, BILLS 17
Saints 34, BUCCANEERS 31
CARDINALS 30, Dolphins 23
Raiders 24, CHARGERS 20
CHIEFS 52, Panthers 17
Ravens 24, COLTS 20
Steelers 31, COWBOYS 21
Broncos 24, FALCONS 21
Texans 30, JAGUARS 13
Giants 34, REDSKINS 23
TITANS 16, Bears 14
VIKINGS 27, Lions 17

Monday, Nov. 9
Patriots 24, JETS 3





Week 10:
Thursday, Nov. 12
Colts 24, TITANS 17

Sunday, Nov. 15
BROWNS 23, Texans 17
Bills 17, CARDINALS 16
DOLPHINS 20, Jets 17
GIANTS 27, Eagles 24
LIONS 27, Redskins 20
PACKERS 34, Jaguars 10
Buccaneers 41, PANTHERS 17
PATRIOTS 23, Ravens 20
RAIDERS 23, Broncos 16
Seahawks 27, RAMS 24
SAINTS 31, 49ers 28
STEELERS 34, Bengals 16

Monday, Nov. 16
Vikings 16, BEARS 14




Week 11:
Thursday, Nov. 19
Cardinals 30, SEAHAWKS 27

Sunday, Nov. 22
BRONCOS 17, Chargers 10
BROWNS 23, Eagles 20
COLTS 31, Packers 28
JAGUARS 16, Steelers 14
PANTHERS 23, Lions 20
Chiefs 35, RAIDERS 17
RAVENS 26, Titans 16
Bengals 28, REDSKINS 17
SAINTS 38, Falcons 35
Patriots 19, TEXANS 16
VIKINGS 30, Cowboys 24

Monday, Nov. 23
BUCCANEERS 27, Rams 10


Week 12:
Happy Thanksgiving
COWBOYS 38, Redskins 27
Texans 27, LIONS 23
STEELERS 23, Ravens 20

Sunday, Nov. 29
Giants 27, BENGALS 24
BILLS 27, Chargers 7
BUCCANEERS 33, Chiefs 30
COLTS 19, Titans 17
FALCONS 24, Raiders 23
Browns 33, JAGUARS 13
JETS 27, Dolphins 17
PACKERS 23, Bears 20
PATRIOTS 23, Cardinals 16
49ers 24, RAMS 10
SAINTS 27, Broncos 17
VIKINGS 27, Panthers 13

Monday, Nov. 30
EAGLES 34, Seahawks 31


Week 13:
Thursday, Dec. 3
RAVENS 38, Cowboys 27

Sunday, Dec. 6
BEARS 23, Lions 20
Rams 23, CARDINALS 20
Patriots 24, CHARGERS 0
CHIEFS 23, Broncos 13
Bengals 31, DOLPHINS 24
Saints 36, FALCONS 23
Raiders 23, JETS 17
Eagles 34, PACKERS 27
SEAHAWKS 28, Giants 27
STEELERS 28, Redskins 17
Colts 24, TEXANS 20
Browns 27, TITANS 17
VIKINGS 27, Jaguars 0

Monday, Dec. 7
49ERS 16, Bills 9





Week 14:
Thursday, Dec. 10
Patriots 21, RAMS 17

Sunday, Dec. 13
49ERS 27, Redskins 14
Texans 38, BEARS 17
Cowboys 27, BENGALS 23
BILLS 16, Steelers 13
BUCCANEERS 26, Vikings 20
Chiefs 41, DOLPHINS 24
EAGLES 27, Saints 24
Chargers 20, FALCONS 17
GIANTS 24, Cardinals 17
Titans 30, JAGUARS 13
LIONS 31, Packers 27
Broncos 30, PANTHERS 17
RAIDERS 24, Colts 23
SEAHAWKS 31, Jets 13

Monday, Dec. 14
Ravens 27, BROWNS 20


Week 15:
Thursday, Dec. 17
RAIDERS 20, Chargers 10

Sunday, Dec. 20
Bills 13, BRONCOS 10
CARDINALS 27, Eagles 24
COLTS 20, Texans 14
COWBOYS 26, 49ers 20
DOLPHINS 17, Patriots 13
FALCONS 27, Buccaneers 24
GIANTS 28, Browns 24
PACKERS 31, Panthers 16
Jets 16, RAMS 13
RAVENS 48, Jaguars 14
REDSKINS 30, Seahawks 27
SAINTS 38, Chiefs 34
TITANS 24, Lions 21
VIKINGS 31, Bears 17

Monday, Dec. 21
Steelers 28, BENGALS 17


Week 16:

Sunday, Dec. 27
49ers 24, CARDINALS 23
Broncos 12, CHARGERS 9
CHIEFS 49, Falcons 24
COWBOYS 37, Eagles 34
Bears 13, JAGUARS 10
Browns 27, JETS 20
Buccaneers 40, LIONS 14
Titans 27, PACKERS 24
Dolphins 28, RAIDERS 24
Giants 27, RAVENS 24
REDSKINS 24, Panthers 10
SAINTS 34, Vikings 17
Rams 28, SEAHAWKS 24
STEELERS 16, Colts 13
TEXANS 33, Bengals 24

Monday, Dec. 28
Bills 13, PATRIOTS 10


Week 17:
Sunday, Jan. 3
Seahawks 23, 49ERS 20
BEARS 20, Packers 17
Ravens 34, BENGALS 26
BILLS 27, Dolphins 7
BRONCOS 24, Raiders 13
BROWNS 24, Steelers 21
BUCCANEERS 31, Falcons 13
CHIEFS 24, Chargers 16
COLTS 44, Jaguars 10
EAGLES 31, Redskins 17
GIANTS 38, Cowboys 35
Vikings 27, LIONS 24
Saints 52, PANTHERS 6
PATRIOTS 17, Jets 7
Cardinals 20, RAMS 13
Titans 20, TEXANS 17


2020 NFL Playoff Predictions - Wildcard Round



7. Arizona Cardinals (9-7) at 2. San Francisco 49ers (12-4)
There likely will be multiple teams with second-year quarterbacks that reach the playoffs. The Cardinals will be able to do so, as an improved Kyler Murray will have much more success with DeAndre Hopkins at his disposal. However, the 49ers are too imposing in the trenches on both sides of the ball for the Cardinals to prevail. Murray will keep this close, but San Francisco will be the first No. 2 seed to win in the opening round of the new NFL playoff format.

49ers 23, Cardinals 17



6. San Francisco 49ers (11-5) at 3. New York Giants (11-5)
The two strengths of the 49ers are their defensive line and running game. They can bully teams that can't block well or stop the rush. With that in mind, it seems as though the Giants match up well against them. New York really bolstered its offensive line, while the defense is terrific at defending ground attacks. Meanwhile, a much-improved Daniel Jones figures to have success against San Francisco's questionable secondary.

Giants 23, 49ers 20



5. New Orleans Saints (13-3) at 4. Minnesota Vikings (9-7)
Will the Saints' poor fortunes against the Vikings in the playoffs finally end? They paid for their poor karma from the Brett Favre Bountygate loss with two postseason defeats, so there can't possibly be a third, right? Right!?

Vikings 28, Saints 27



7. Pittsburgh Steelers (10-6) at 2. Indianapolis Colts (13-3)
It's the battle of the 2004 NFL Draft class quarterbacks! This might be the final time that two of them clash in the postseason, especially with Eli Manning retired. There's a better chance that Philip Rivers plays well this year than Ben Roethlisberger, given Roethlisberger's injury concerns. Rivers will find it nice to get good blocking behind his offensive line versus Pittsburgh's stellar pass rush.

Colts 17, Steelers 13



6. Cleveland Browns (10-6) at 3. Baltimore Ravens (12-4)
Will Lamar Jackson finally succeed in the playoffs? He'll have his work cut out for him in this matchup, given how great Cleveland's defensive line can be with Myles Garrett returning from suspension. However, Baker Mayfield will be tasked to battle Baltimore's incredible secondary, which should put the Ravens over the top in this game.

Ravens 20, Browns 17



5. New England Patriots (11-5) at 4. Buffalo Bills (11-5)
The Bills have suffered two heartbreaking opening-round playoff losses in the past three years. Perhaps they'll finally get over the hump, though battling Bill Belichick will be difficult. However, the Bills seem to have a nice matchup edge versus the Patriots, as their secondary will smother New England's horrible receiving corps.

Bills 20, Patriots 13



2020 NFL Playoff Predictions - Divisional Round


4. Minnesota Vikings (9-7) at 1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (14-2)
The Vikings were able to beat one NFC South team, but they have a history of success against the Saints. This Buccaneer team is a different animal. Tom Brady is the quarterback, and he's well protected with a plethora of dynamic weapons. Meanwhile, Tampa Bay's defensive line is stellar, while the defensive backs and linebackers are expected to make a big leap this year. This should be a blowout.

Buccaneers 38, Vikings 17



3. New York Giants (11-5) at 2. Seattle Seahawks (12-4)
Russell Wilson deserves so much credit for constantly getting his team to the playoffs despite being surrounded by a meager supporting cast. Now, it seems as though the Seahawks have a great roster. The offensive and defensive lines are question marks, but they have young players in those areas who can potentially make a big leap. Meanwhile, their receiving corps and secondary are both top notch. The Giants could've pulled the upset before the Jamal Adams trade, but Seattle is now too strong.

Seahawks 27, Giants 17



4. Buffalo Bills (11-5) at 1. Kansas City Chiefs (13-3)
The Bills have the defense to frustrate Patrick Mahomes. They'll be able to generate pressure on him without blitzing, and they'll be able to cover his receivers fairly well. Josh Allen, meanwhile, will move the chains well against Kansas City's mediocre stop unit. Things will look good for the Bills in the first three quarters, but that's when Mahomes will take over and will his team to victory, just like he did in the Super Bowl.

Chiefs 21, Bills 20



3. Baltimore Ravens (12-4) at 2. Indianapolis Colts (13-3)
This figures to be a close game, and if the Ravens had the offensive line from last year, they might be projected to be the winner. However, Marshal Yanda's retirement will allow DeForest Buckner to dominate in the trenches, which will make life very difficult for Lamar Jackson. Conversely, Philip Rivers will be shielded well behind his elite offensive line, so when Baltimore's constant blitzes don't get there, Rivers will be able to pick apart the defense.

Colts 20, Ravens 17



2020 NFL Playoff Predictions - Championship Sunday


2. Seattle Seahawks (12-4) at 1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (14-2)
The Seahawks can get to the NFC Championship if some of their young offensive and defensive linemen don't make big leaps forward, but this matchup is too daunting if that doesn't happen. The Buccaneers have one of the best defensive fronts in football, so they'll likely be able to put tons of pressure on Russell Wilson. Tampa also protects Tom Brady very well, so Brady should have enough time to beat the Seahawks despite the Jamal Adams trade.

Buccaneers 24, Seahawks 20



2. Indianapolis Colts (13-3) at 1. Kansas City Chiefs (13-3)
There's no stopping Patrick Mahomes when he gets hot in the second half, so the opposing quarterback must be perfect. Jimmy Garoppolo, Ryan Tannehill and even Deshaun Watson could not play this way during last year's playoffs. Perhaps Philip Rivers could do this if he were still in his prime, but that's not the case anymore. The Colts should have a lead at some point - maybe even one by double digits - but Mahomes will go crazy, and Indianapolis' secondary won't be able to stop him.

Chiefs 38, Colts 31



2020 NFL Playoff Predictions - Super Bowl LV at Tampa Bay


Kansas City Chiefs (13-3) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (14-2)
No team has ever hosted the Super Bowl before, but there's a first time for everything. The stars have aligned for the Buccaneers, who were able to recruit the greatest quarterback in NFL history to join a team already packed with tons of talent on both sides of the ball.

Brady is on a mission. He's out to prove that he can win a Super Bowl without Bill Belichick, so he'll be doing everything in his power this offseason to make sure he's able to accomplish his goal. He'll be able to reach the Super Bowl, but can he out-duel Patrick Mahomes to win his seventh ring?

As mentioned earlier, quarterbacks must be perfect against Mahomes in the second half when the league's current best signal-caller gets hot. Brady is one of the few players who can do that. In fact, we saw him do so in the 2018 AFC Championship. Had Brady not engineered a spectacular drive to begin overtime, the Patriots would have lost. Now with better weapons around him, Brady can have that perfect fourth quarter.

This Super Bowl should be one for the ages. Either team could win in a very high-scoring affair. However, Tampa Bay's defense is better than Kansas City's, and the Buccaneers' defensive line can harass the opposing quarterback better than Kansas City's can. That's the tie-breaker in this matchup, as the Buccaneers claim the Lombardi in front of the home crowd.

Buccaneers 41, Chiefs 38


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