At season’s beginning it felt legitimately possible that the Dallas Cowboys would find themselves playing for football’s ultimate prize in Super Bowl LV. That dream ended for all intents and purposes when Dak Prescott was hurt in Week 5, but the hilarity of the NFC East kept things alive, and mathematically America’s Team was finally eliminated on Sunday.
Sunday night finally put an end to the division’s mediocrity as a champion was finally crowned in the Washington Football Team (shout out to the tanking by Doug Pederson... thankfully we didn’t have to go through that!). As division winners, they will host a playoff game, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are likely very excited, and we will of course root for them to lose.
On the subject of rooting interests, though, we all obviously have them. While the Cowboys are the team that we want to see win more than anything there are some people who somewhat like other teams or at least are less bothered by some than others.
The reality of sports and the National Football League is that somebody is going to win the Super Bowl. Since we now know that it won’t be the Cowboys, who do you want it to be?
With the Dallas Cowboys officially not in the playoffs, who do you want to see win the Super Bowl?
There are a couple of cases to make for non-Cowboys team bathing in confetti next month. A number of players who spent time in Dallas now play for other clubs so it would be nice to see them experience the greatest feeling that this sport offers (Anthony Hitchens, Damien Wilson, Morris Claiborne, and Charvarius Ward all experienced this with last year’s Kansas City Chiefs).
Cole Beasley is currently part of the Buffalo Bills, and Dez Bryant is a member of the Baltimore Ravens. On a coaching level, Matt Eberflus is the defensive coordinator for the Indianapolis Colts. Maybe none of that means anything to you and you like a different team for a different reason.
NFC Playoff Teams
- Green Bay Packers (13-3)
- New Orleans Saints (12-4)
- Seattle Seahawks (12-4)
- Washington Football Team (7-9)
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers (11-5)
- Los Angeles Rams (10-6)
- Chicago Bears (8-8)
AFC Playoff Teams
- Kansas City Chiefs (14-2)
- Buffalo Bills (13-3)
- Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4)
- Tennessee Titans (11-5)
- Baltimore Ravens (11-5)
- Cleveland Browns (11-5)
- Indianapolis Colts (11-5)
Wildcard Round Matchups
- Bears at Saints
- Rams at Seahawks
- Buccaneers at Washington
- Colts at Bills
- Browns at Steelers
- Ravens at Titans
This year will feature the first playoff field with seven teams on each side. There will be a total of six games in next week’s Wildcard Weekend which means that there will be a lot of action from start to finish.
Speaking personally, I want to see the Bills win the Super Bowl. They’re easy to not be threatened by historically as the Cowboys beat them in two Super Bowls themselves, they have the Cole Beasley factor, and overall they are a very fun team to watch and root for. Josh Allen had one of the greatest seasons of anyone this league and it would be awesome to see them finish this whole thing off. Everybody loves an underdog story and that’s who the Bills are as a franchise.
What about you? Who do you want to see win the Super Bowl? Or who would bother you the least?