2018 NFL Preseason Predictions for Every Team

2018 NFL Preseason Predictions for Every Team

Written by on August 7, 2018

Week 1 of the 2018 NFL Preseason is here. Check out these NFL betting predictions for every NFL Team!

2018 NFL Preseason Predictions for Every Team

AFC East

Buffalo Bills

QB A.J. McCarron will get fantasy football fans giddy after throwing the pigskin like Carson Wentz. Talk about starting rookie Josh Allen won’t exist.

Miami Dolphins

Neither Dolphins fans, nor coach Adam Gase, will know exactly who is Miami’s RB1, Frank Gore or Kenyan Drake.

New England Patriots

Wide receiver Phil Dorsett will be an NFL Preseason star…for what that’s worth.

New York Jets

Rookie QB Sam Darnold will play too well for coach Todd Bowles to not start him in Week 1.

AFC North

Baltimore Ravens

Rookie QB Lamar Jackson will play well enough for many Ravens fans to suggest Baltimore benches starter Joe Flacco.

Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals will go 3-1 SU in the NFL Preseason. It won’t matter anything in the regular season.

Cleveland Browns

Rookie QB Baker Mayfield will get everyone excited until he throws 3 interceptions on his first 3 drives.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh will only play QB Ben Roethlisberger for two, maybe three, drives. Antonio Brown will play four drives while Le’Veon Bell might sit on the bench the entire NFL Preseason.

AFC South

Tennessee Titans

RB Dion Lewis will play so well that new head coach Mike Vrabel declares him Tennessee’s RB1 heading into the regular season.

Indianapolis Colts

The Colts won’t give starting QB Andrew Luck many reps. The fear about his health remains.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Starting in NFL Preseason Week 2, Jacksonville’s defense will be in mid-season form.

Houston Texans

The Texans will be overly cautious with QB Deshaun Watson. That will lead to fantasy football fans wondering if he’s ready for the regular season.

AFC West

Denver Broncos

QB Case Keenum will look ultra-comfortable under center, leading to proclamations that GM John Elway is indeed a genius.

Kansas City Chiefs

QB Patrick Mahomes will look like the next great young quarterback in the NFL after the first 60-yard strike to WR Tyreek Hill.

Oakland Raiders

The Raiders will win only a single NFL Preseason game. Then, a lot of NFL analysts will jump to conclusions that the game’s passed by Jon Gruden.

Los Angeles Chargers

The Chargers won’t look great in their NFL Preseason home games. It’s impossible to in front of 10,000 fans at the stadium in Carson, CA.

NFC East

Are the Cowboys a safe bet in the 2018 NFL Preseason?

Dallas Cowboys

Ezekiel Elliott will show that, yes, he’s back to being one of the best RBs in the NFL.

New York Giants

The Giants revamped offensive line will struggle through some growing pains. It won’t be enough growing pains to get starter Eli Manning hurt.

Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles’ offense will look spectacular in NFL Preseason Week 2 and Week 3. It will look horrible in NFL Preseason Week 1 and Week 4.

Washington Redskins

QB Alex Smith won’t miss a beat. He’ll play so well in limited drives that Washington fans will ask, “Kirk Cousins who?”

NFC North

Detroit Lions

Matt Patricia’s defensive system won’t be as dominant as so many expect it to be. Why would it? It’s the NFL Preseason.

Green Bay Packers

Green Bay won’t unleash their new look rushing attack. That’s something they’ll save for the regular season.

Minnesota Vikings

Kirk Cousins will struggle under center. The pressure on the $85 million dollar man will be too much.

Chicago Bears

The Bears offense in NFL Preseason Week 2 and Week 3 will pull a Philadelphia Eagles, meaning that it will look as if Chicago will average 30 points per game during the regular season.

NFC South

Atlanta Falcons

Falcons rookie WR Calvin Ridley will get enough looks for many to declare that Ridley and Julio Jones make for the best wide receiver tandem in the NFL.

New Orleans Saints

Saints’ backup QB Taysom Hill will solidify his position as Drew Brees’ heir.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Rookie RB Ronald Jones II will electrify Buccaneers fans almost every time he touches the football.

Carolina Panthers

The Panthers offense will look fantastic in every NFL Preseason game.

NFC West

Los Angeles Rams

The Rams won’t target newly acquired WR Brandin Cooks that much. They’ll wait until the regular season.

Arizona Cardinals

The Cardinals will be ultra-careful with QB Sam Bradford. Also, rookie QB Josh Rosen will look great.

San Francisco 49’ers

RB depth is an issue. That means starter Jerrick McKinnon doesn’t get a ton of playing time.

Seattle Seahawks

The Seahawks will play rookie RB Rashad Penny in every game. His learning curve is too steep not to.