My Playoff Power Rankings and Predictions
Wild Card Weekend is here! Who will advance into the Divisional? Who will win the Super Bowl? Find it all here!!!
As we enter the Wild Card Round of the playoffs, the 49ers and the Ravens are the two best teams in the league according to my positional assessments. Both secured the top seeds in their conferences, so they won’t be playing this weekend. But we may get to see a rematch of their Christmas Day showdown in which Brock Purdy threw four interceptions and lost his lead in the narrative race for the MVP award.
Position by Position
The Houston Texans have the best coaching staff in the league in the 2023-24 season. Head coach DeMeco Ryans presided over a strong defense as the 49ers’ coordinator before taking over the Texans. Offensive coordinator Bobby Slowik coached with Ryans on the Niners and helped build their strong passing game as passing game coordinator. Together, they have gotten rookie C.J. Stroud playing like a seasoned veteran.
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Special Teams/Field Pos is determined by the statistical average of each team’s starting field position on the average drive. That incorporates punting, kicking, offensive success at moving the ball, and turnover magic.
FG is a measure of each team’s field goal success rate divided by 10.