100 Hot Takes for 2019

By Big Man Mike

Big Man Mike here with my hot takes of the season. While these takes are pretty spicy, they are actually takes that I can reasonably see happening during the 2019 season. If you want to argue them, agree with them, or tell me my thoughts are stupid, throw them down in the comments below.

Playoff Hot Takes

NFC playoff teams will be 1. Saints 2. Rams 3. Redskins 4. Bears 5. Cowboys 6. Falcons

AFC playoff teams will be 1. Chargers 2. Colts 3.Patriots 4. Browns 5. Chiefs 6. Texans

NFCCG will be Saints vs. Falcons

AFCCG will be Chiefs vs. Chargers

Super Bowl will be Saints vs. Chiefs, with the Saints winning 31-27

Rams completely collapse in the Divisional round, losing to the Bears 27-10

Patriots also lose their Divisional round matchup to the Colts 24-21

Bears vs. Cowboys ends as the lowest scoring game of the season

Player Hot Takes

Lamar Jackson fails to throw for 2,500 yards, but rushes for over 1,000 yards

Patrick Mahomes will throw for 400 yards and 3 touchdowns 6 times in the season

Ezekiel Elliott leads the league in rushing with 1,600 yards and 12 TDs

Julio leads the league in receiving with 1,900 yards and 7 TDs

Patrick Mahomes and Matt Ryan both throw for 5,000 yards

Saquon Barkley marks 1,000 yards rushing and receiving

Antonio Brown fails to break 1,000 yards receiving

Once reinstated, Josh Gordon averages 90 yards per game

Leonard Fournette averages 3.5 yards per carry and still breaks 1,000 yards rushing

Travis Kelce and George Kittle both break 1,300 yards, are the only TEs to break 1,000 yards

Nick Foles fails to break 3,500 yards, but manages to throw 24 TDs

Only one of the rookie RBs breaks 1,000 yards, and it isn’t Josh Jacobs

Tom Brady puts up numbers outside the top 10 at QB

Matt Stafford rebounds for 4,200 yards and 27 TDs to only 11 interceptions

Matt Ryan wins the MVP again

Brandin Cooks, Robert Woods, and Cooper Kupp all break 1,000 yards receiving

Jameis Winston has a 2.5:1 TD to interception ratio

Andy Dalton fails to impress, throwing for 3,400 yards for 20 TDs and 13 interceptions

Le’Veon Bell fails to reach 1,000 yards rushing, but has 1,700 yards from scrimmage

Sterling Shepard breaks 1,100 yards receiving

JJ Watt leads the NFL in sacks with 18.5

Ronald Jones rushes for 1,000 yards

Devonta Freeman rushes for 1,300 yards

Eric Ebron leads the league in receiving TDs

Todd Gurley fails to reach 800 yards rushing

Mecole Hardman wins OROY

Kyler Murray is the most sacked QB in 2019

Russell Wilson fails to break 3,500 yards passing

Dalvin Cook plays all 16 games and rushes for 1,200 yards

Khalil Mack records 3 TDs off of fumble recoveries

Stephon Gilmore leads the league with 10 interceptions, wins DPOY

Derrick Henry breaks 1,000 yards, but 800 of those yards come in 5 games

Justin Tucker does not miss a kick all season

Harrison Butker hits a 61 yard field goal in Mexico City

Earl Thomas only records 3 interceptions all season

Mitchell Trubisky throws for 4,000 yards, 35 TDS and rushes for another 600 yards and 5 TDs

7 teams finish with an 8-8 record

Noah Fant records 1,000 yards receiving

Dak Prescott throws for 4,000 yards and 24 TDs

Division Hot Takes

NFC East

Dak Prescott is the best performing QB in the NFCE

Carson Wentz starts all 16 games

Colt McCoy, Case Keenum, and Dwayne Haskins all make starts this year

No team in the NFCE breaks 9 wins

Eagles finish with a losing record

Redskins make the playoffs at 9-7

Daniel Jones starts at some point in the season

Amari Cooper has the most receiving yards in the division

NFC South

Saints and Falcons both finish with 11 wins

Panthers finish last in the division

Panthers do not have a single 1,000 yard receiver or rusher

Buccaneers lose 2 games due to kicker issues

The Saints sweep the division

The Buccaneers have a 1,000 yard rusher

The Panthers finish with a top 5 pick

The Buccaneers start 3 kickers throughout the season

NFC North

The Vikings allow the most sacks in the NFL

The Packers finish with a losing record for the second straight year

The Bears finally solve their kicking problem, but the defense regresses

Davante Adams and Adam Thielen are the only receivers to finish above 1,000 yards

No tight ends in the division finish above 500 yards

Lions finish with a top 5 pick

Packers and Lions fire their head coaches at the end of the season

NFC West

Russell Wilson remains efficient, but the Seahawks have a losing record

The Rams have a Super Bowl hangover and start the season 3-3

No Cardinals receiver finishes above 800 yards

Jimmy Garoppolo performs averagely, but the defense carries them to wildcard contention

Only the Rams finish above .500

The Cardinals pick again in the top 5

AFC East

Ryan Fitzpatrick starts more games than Josh Rosen

Julian Edelman is the only receiver in the division to reach 1,000 yards

The Bills finish 8-8 and are in the playoff race until week 17

Frank Gore finishes with more rushing yards than LeSean McCoy

The Dolphins are dreadful early on, but make a late push to get themselves out of the top 10 picks

Rob Gronkowski unretires during the season and catches 2 TDs in the playoffs

AFC South

The Jaguars win the division while scoring the second least amount of points in the division

Andrew Luck puts up better numbers than 2018, but the team surrounding him regresses heavily

Ryan Tannehill starts more games than Marcus Mariota

Deandre Hopkins has more receiving yards than the top two Titans receivers combined

Every AFCS team has a top 10 scoring defense

Tennessee Titans end up with the first overall pick

AFC North

Three teams make the playoffs from the AFCN

Baker Mayfield leads the AFCN QBs in virtually every passing statistic

The Ravens have two 1,000 yard rushers, but no receiver over 600 yards

JuJu leads the AFCN in receiving yards with 1,400 yards

Jaylen Samuels has more yards from scrimmage than James Conner

The Bengals are in contention for a wildcard spot until week 14

AFC West

Two teams finish above 10-6, and two teams finish below 6-10

The Chiefs lose the division in week 17 in OT against the Chargers

AFCW is the only division where every QB starts all 16 games

Chiefs have the second best defense in the division

Chargers start the season out with 10 straight wins

Raiders fire Jon Gruden at the end of the season

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