Five Most Likely Super Bowl 53 Matchups

Five Most Likely Super Bowl 53 Matchups

Written by on February 3, 2018

Yes, we are well aware that Super Bowl LII betting action is around the corner, but given that we have exhausted just about every single angle on that game, we thought it might be fun to look ahead to this time next year to see which two teams we will be talking about ahead of Super Bowl 53. This really is nothing more than a little bit of fun, because the predictions made here are very much subject to change. The QB carousel has already begun, which could play a role in how teams perform next season, and we also still have the draft and free agency to look forward to. All of that said, let’s look at 5 possible match-ups for Super Bowl 53.

Five Most Likely Super Bowl 53 Matchups

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New England Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles

There is a distinct possibility that we could well see a repeat of this year’s Super Bowl combatants in 2019. Tom Brady will be 41 years old, but he has yet to give any indication that he is about to hit a wall of any kind. The Philadelphia Eagles made it all the way to the Super Bowl without their starting QB, so it stands to reason that they might well be able to get back again with Carson Wentz back under center. A rematch in sports is always fun, especially if the first meeting was a good one.

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Minnesota Vikings

There is no denying that the Steelers are the most offensively gifted team in football, yet they always seem unable to make that advantage count. It has to pay off at some point, so why not next year? The Minnesota Vikings defense is for real and saves for one awful game at the worst possible time, they could be in the Super Bowl. The question mark with this team is at the QB position. If they get that sorted out, they could go all the way.

Oakland Raiders vs. Dallas Cowboys

It was an off year for both of these teams, especially when you consider that a lot of folks had picked this as a potential Super Bowl match-up this season. Both of these teams are too good to continue to struggle, and I expect both to be active in the free agency market as they look to fill the holes that were exposed this season. While these two are among the most hated teams in the league, you cannot deny that this would be a fun Super Bowl match-up.

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Atlanta Falcons

How about a pair of teams from the south going head to head in the big game? It works for college football, so why not the NFL, too? The Jaguars came out of nowhere to get to the AFC Championship Game and got about as close to a Super Bowl as you can get without actually getting there. Jaguars-Falcons would be a great Super Bowl 53 matchup. It was a down season for the Falcons, but this is another team that is too gifted offensively to not be winning on a regular basis.

Houston Texans vs. San Francisco 49ers

Since we are having a little fun here, I thought it might be a good idea to pick a match-up that comes right out of left field. The Houston Texans saw their season turn for the better once DeShaun Watson took the field, and then saw it fall apart when he and JJ Watt went down for the year with injuries. The 49ers suddenly looked like a contender with the arrival of Jimmy Garoppolo from the Patriots. Here is a pair of talented teams that have seemingly found their franchise QB. Could they parlay that into a Super Bowl appearance next year?