Twelve from 32 NFL teams will make the play-offs every year, leaving twenty disappointed franchises watching on TV in January. Let’s take a look at three of those 20 with a live chance to make the post-season in 2017/18. Every year sees changes in the play-off line-ups, meaning January joy for fans of different outfits. Here are our three NFL play-off contenders to watch for next season:
NFL Play-Off Contender 1:Tampa Bay Buccaneers
With a top-tier quarterback and an impressive roster, the Buccs look destined for success sooner rather than later. A major obstacle in their route is the strength of the division. With the Falcons, Panthers, Saints and Buccs all vying for play-off spots, this is a tough group. Jameis Winston is key to Tampa’s success, and needs to maintain last years form. If he can do that expect the Buccs to take at least a wild-card spot next year.
NFL Play-Off Contender 2: Minnesota Vikings
The Vikings started like an express train last season, only to run out of steam after winning their first 5. Never has a bye-week come at a worse time than for the Vikes, as they only managed 3 more wins after their week 6 bye. A top-ranking front five makes Minnesota a live contender even with question marks over their QB. Bradford made for an able stand-in last year in the absence of the unfortunate Teddy Bridgewater. However, this year the fans will expect more as they look to take advantage of possible weaknesses in Green Bay.
TFL Play-Off Contender 2: Tennessee Titans
The football cognoscenti have been touting Tennessee’s chances for a couple of years now, without success to date. The AFC South has been one of football’s weakest divisions for years now, so surely the Titans can take advantage. With the Colts struggling to support Andrew Luck, the Texans QB issues and Jacksonville being Jacksonville, the opportunity is there. 10 wins could easily be enough to top this division, and that looks like a live prospect for the Titans. Marcus Mariota and DeMarco Murray need to show that they can perform at the next level and then a playoff spot is theirs for the taking.
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