3 Teams Most Likely to End Playoff Drought

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  1. Footballgod214

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    3 Most Likely Teams to End Their NFL Playoff Droughts in 2019

    The NFL Playoff picture has been mixed up quite a bit over the past few seasons, but there are a few teams who have failed to put together a postseason-worthy team in a while. However, this may be the season they reverse their fortunes.

    These are the three teams most likely to end their playoff droughts in 2019.

    3. San Francisco 49ers
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    The key to this 49ers team is health, which is a key that has not been on their side in recent seasons, including this preseason already. While the Los Angeles Rams look tough, we have seen how their injuries can dismantle them quickly, and the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals look beatable for the Niners. San Francisco gets its starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo back and have improved the supporting cast around him. This looks to be the first season coach Kyle Shanahan is able to do what he wants on offense, given the personnel he has available to him. The 49ers have the fourth-longest playoff drought, failing to make it the last five seasons.

    2. New York Jets
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    The Jets have missed the playoffs the last eight seasons, but there is reason to be optimistic going forward. They appear to have their quarterback of the future, in second-year quarterback Sam Darnold, and they have improved the offensive line and receiving corps around him. Jamison Crowder looks to give Darnold an easy underneath target, Robby Anderson can take the top off defenses, Chris Herndon works the middle of the field and they brought in Le'Veon Bell to essentially do everything else on offense. The workload for Bell reportedly could be historic, so this team may go as far as Bell is able to carry them, which could be the postseason.

    1. Cleveland Browns
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    The Browns are feeling dangerous, as is their mustache-wielding quarterback Baker Mayfield. Cleveland has made noise for all the right reasons this offseason, building what is expected to be an explosive, dangerous offense with Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry, Antonio Callaway, David Njoku, Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt. The Browns have missed 16-straight postseasons, with their last playoff appearance being the year of the "Gruden Bowl." Of all the teams looking to snap their streak of bad luck, some believe the Browns have the best chance to do it.

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    Apparently they haven’t heard about our cb crisis
     
  3. The Dark Knight

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    That list seems right. A healthy Jimmy G will definitely make the 49ers good. We know the Browns are solid and I think the Jets are too. Not saying Tampa Bay will make the playoffs, but I am interested to see what Bruce Arians does there. He is a good Head Coach and we know Todd Bowles was a good Defensive Coordinator before being hired by the Jets. They could surprise some people.
     
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    Don't see it for 49ers honestly. They are well behind Rams and Seahawks aren't slouch either. NFC is loaded so most likely they won't even be in wild card contention let alone make the playoffs.

    Browns have tons of talent but a new Head Coach. If new HC can keep the locker room under control then they have a chance. They have a better chance than 49ers or Jets.

    Jets are the wild card. Don't believe in my bogus hype about this team being 10-6 team etc. I think we will be somewhere between 7-9 and 9-7. If we are 3-3 after the first 6 game I think we are making the playoffs.
     
  5. BacktoQueens

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    I don't see if for the 49ers at all.
    They will get better defensively but I don't think that will be enough. I'm also not a believer in Garapollo.

    The Browns to me are the wildcard.
    Lots of talent, but lots of explosive personalities also. How will a rookie HC without even much coordinator experience manage all of that?

    I think the Jets actually have a decent shot at playoffs.
    Talent is there, they will be energized by new staff, and schedule lines up fairly well.
     
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    Yeah...gotta look at who they play.

    If we can just win the 1st Pats game...
     
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    Browns more than likely, but the other 2 doubtful
     
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    That's the spirit! :confused:
     
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    It's reality
     
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    Me and BacktoQueens basically said the exact same thing. You liked his post but didn't like mine. Am I seeing some Muslim hate here?
     
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    Jets CB's will be the team's bug-a-boo this year. With or without injuries we are weak at the position. Teams will attack us by air. We have a good team but one glaring need at CB, that will be our downfall. However I will remain positive....maybe we get lucky & Austin comes in and lights it up. I have total faith in our offense unlike past years it was the defense carrying the team. This year it will be the offense.
     
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    Nah...just some good old moderator hate.
     
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    Our secondary wont be ending any droughts for us...If we dont fix that mess somehow we will get picked apart.
     
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    Not so bullish about the 9ers either.

    But even with our "crisis" we have a QB who's about to take a big step forward. A legit good backfield with Bell/Powell/Montgomery/McGuire. Better O line. Better D line. Healthy safeties. And a divisional rival in Miami who beat us twice last year who is tanking this year. So yea, we could sneak in at 9-7
     
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    Honestly fascinating question (as much as killing this horrible offseason time can be)

    Except no one explained what “drought” actually means....

    I can see the Browns getting in hands down.

    But the Niners have a hard SOS, plus Jimmy now has an injury question mark.

    The Jets will have to win shootouts and they are the Jets so I have low confidence.

    I think the key is what does “drought” mean?


    For now these are my teams including SOS that will make it after missing out in 2018

    In NFC

    I could see panthers back
    I could see packers back

    In AFC

    I could see Steelers back
    I could see Jags back



    Let’s go Jets
     
  16. BudJet

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    9&7 won't get you a wild card. There are too many teams in the afc that will do better such as...Texans, Colts, Chargers, Chiefs, Browns, Steelers, Patriots, Jaguars,...I don't even know if 10 & 6 will get you there.
     
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    Just hope for the Jets with a new coach and a new era. Good luck!
     
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    Jets fans think our team has a lot of injuries? Check out the 49ers...

     
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    Put me down as skeptical about jimmy G and the 9ers. Not sure they even break .500 in the division
     
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    Detroit is a team that missed the playoffs last year and will get in this year
     
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