The 2015 NFL regular season is just around the corner and after previewing all 32 teams, it’s time to make my overall predictions on who will be the two teams fighting for the Lombardi Trophy at Super Bowl 50. Whoever it is, they will have a hard time topping last year’s Super Bowl showdown between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks, which came down to the final seconds to decide a winner.

The one thing that makes the NFL so great, is that you just never know which teams are going to surprise and which teams are going to fail to live up to expectations. Last year was another prime example of this. Out of the 12 teams who made the playoffs in 2013, only half of them made it back to the postseason in 2014. However, of the 6 new playoff teams, 5 had at least a .500 record (8-8) the previous year. The only exception being the Detroit Lions, who went from 7-9 to 11-5. At the same time, the Carolina Panthers went from going 12-4 to just 7-8-1, yet still managed to repeat as NFC South Champions.

I don’t know about you but the 2015 regular season can’t come soon enough! Here’s a look at how I see all 8 divisions playing out this season, plus my prediction on who will be team celebrating at Levi’s Stadium (home of the San Francisco 49ers) on February 7.

AFC PREDICTIONS

AFC East

Projected Standings
Rank Team Record Division Odds AFC  Odds Super Bowl Odds
1st New England Patriots 11-5 -140 +390 +1000
2nd Miami Dolphins 10-6 +300 +1250 +2700
3rd Buffalo Bills 9-7 +450 +2000 +5500
4th New York Jets 6-10 +900 +2500 +6600

AFC North

Projected Standings
Rank Team Record Division Odds AFC Odds Super Bowl Odds
1st Baltimore Ravens 11-5 +170 +1000 +2300
2nd Cincinnati Bengals 10-6 +255 +1500 +3500
3rd Pittsburgh Steelers 9-7 +215 +1050 +2650
4th Cleveland Browns 5-11 +1125 +5500 +20000

AFC South

Projected Standings
Rank Team Record Division Odds AFC Odds Super Bowl Odds
1st Indianapolis Colts 13-3 -410 +400 +950
2nd Houston Texans 9-7 +450 +2000 +5500
3rd Jacksonville Jaguars 6-10 +2450 +9500 +40000
4th Tennessee Titans 4-12 +2500 +11000 +40000

AFC West

Projected Standings
Rank Team Record Division Odds AFC Odds Super Bowl Odds
1st Denver Broncos 10-6 -170 +520 +1500
2nd Kansas City Chiefs 9-7 +380 +1800 +4500
3rd San Diego Chargers 8-8 +440 +1500 +5000
4th Oakland Raiders 6-10 +3150 +10000 +35000

NFC PREDICTIONS

NFC East

Projected Standings
Rank Team Record Division Odds NFC Odds Super Bowl Odds
1st Dallas Cowboys 11-5 +120 +875 +1850
2nd Philadelphia Eagles 10-6 +150 +1100 +2400
3rd New York Giants 8-8 +415 +2050 +5250
4th Washington Redskins 7-9 +1500 +7000 +25000

NFC North

Projected Standings
Rank Team Record Division Odds NFC Odds Super Bowl Odds
1st Green Bay Packers 11-5 -300 +320 +550
2nd Minnesota Vikings 9-7 +700 +2500 +5100
3rd Detroit Lions 8-8 +615 +1600 +3800
4th Chicago Bears 5-11 +1550 +3800 +13500

NFC South

Projected Standings
Rank Team Record Division Odds NFC Odds Super Bowl Odds
1st New Orleans Saints 10-6 +205 +1800 +4300
2nd Carolina Panthers 9-7 +245 +1800 +4300
3rd Atlanta Falcons 7-9 +220 +2000 +4500
4th Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5-11 +775 +8000 +24000

NFC West

Projected Standings
Rank Team Record Division Odds NFC Odds Super Bowl Odds
1st Seattle Seahawks 12-4 -295 +285 +465
2nd St Louis Cardinals 10-6 +585 +2500 +7000
3rd Arizona Cardinals 9-7 +825 +1350 +2800
4th San Francisco 49ers 6-10 +1325 +2800 +6000

Playoffs Predictions

Wild Card Round

(3) Patriots defeat (6) Bengals
(4) Broncos defeat (5) Dolphins
(3) Cowboys defeat (6) Rams
(5) Eagles defeat (4) Saints

Divisional Round

(1) Colts defeat (4) Broncos
(2) Ravens defeat (3) Patriots
(1)  Seahawks defeat (5) Eagles
(2) Packers defeat (3) Cowboys

Conference Championship

(1) Colts defeat (2) Ravens
(2) Packers defeat (2) Seahawks

Super Bowl

Packers defeat Colts

Team Predictions