Way-too-early Saints 2020 season prediction including playoffs
With a 13-3 record and wins against the Vikings and 49ers, the team will not play in the 2020 Wild Card round like they did last year. They will end the season with the No. 1 seed in the NFC over the Packers.
In my playoff projections, the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Seattle Seahawks in the wild card round to make it to this round. They are the lowest seed to win so they get matched up with the No. 1 seeded Saints. Just like the regular season, I see the Eagles not able to keep up with New Orleans.
I think the Packers will beat the 49ers in the Divisional Round of the playoffs bringing them to a matchup with New Orleans in the Conference Championship. I think during the regular season, the Saints got a taste of what the Packers have and turn around and beat them this time.
I’m going to get a little optimistic here. I put the Chiefs as the home team because I think they will have a better record, but I think after seeing the Chiefs in the regular season and having time to rest and prepare that the Saints can truly pull this one-off.
It would be the second Super Bowl appearance in the team’s history and the second Lombardi trophy in the Drew Brees/Sean Payton era. This could very well be the last season that those two are together.