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Who will be the new NFC playoff teams in 2020?

Who are this year’s NFC candidates to make the playoffs after sitting at home last January?

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Earlier this week we asked you which 2019 playoff teams you thought would NOT make it back to the playoffs in 2020, and the voting was pretty conclusive, at least at the time I’m writing this. The Eagles (67% of the votes) are the hands-down favorites to miss the playoffs this year, with the Packers (15%) and Vikings (11%) rounding out the top three.

Which brings us to our question of the day: Which NEW teams do you expect to make the playoffs for the NFC this season?

The correct answer, of course, is “The Dallas Cowboys,” but as this is a Cowboys blog, I think it’s fair to say that the vast majority of readers would vote for the Cowboys to make the playoffs this year, so I’m not putting the Cowboys up for a vote. That leaves the following nine teams as candidates to make the playoffs in 2020 after failing to make the playoffs in 2019, ranked by their Super Bowl odds.

The Cowboys currently have 13-1 odds, the fourth best in the NFC behind the 49ers (7-1), the Tampa Bay Geriatric Club (11-1), and the Seahawks (12-1).

We’ll put all nine teams up for a vote below, even if the chances of some teams appear pretty slim. In previous years, 10 wins have usually meant a playoff berth, but with the expanded playoff field, nine wins may be enough. Though for many of the teams above, improving to nine wins will likely be quite a challenge, let alone making it all the way to the Super Bowl.

Who’s your pick to make it back to the playoffs this season after not making it last year?

Place your vote in the attached poll. If you can’t see the poll on your device, feel free to leave your take in the comments section below.


Which new teams do you expect to make the playoffs for the NFC this season?

This poll is closed

  • 57%
    Tampa Bay
    (415 votes)
  • 14%
    LA Rams
    (106 votes)
  • 3%
    (25 votes)
  • 1%
    NY Giants
    (10 votes)
  • 10%
    (74 votes)
  • 9%
    (68 votes)
  • 1%
    (12 votes)
  • 1%
    (8 votes)
  • 0%
    (3 votes)
721 votes total Vote Now

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