Race to the Super Bowl in the AFC Runs Through New England but will the Saints, Packers, or 49ers Claim Home Field in the NFC?

Bill Enright

With a two game lead on the rest of the conference, the Patriots have a leg up on home field advantage in the AFC playoffs but who will claim the number one seed in the NFC? Albert Breer and Jim Cramer weigh in.

Super Bowl Predictions at NFL Midway Point

There's roughly three-and-a-half months before Super Bowl LIV but that's not stopping our crew on Bull Market Fantasy from making Super Bowl predictions. MMQB's Albert Breer joined Jim Cramer and I to talk about which teams are making a run for home field advantage during the NFL playoffs and who will eventually meet in the Super Bowl.

In the AFC, the clear favorite for the number one seed is the New England Patriots. The Reigning Super Bowl Champions are 8-0 and have a two game lead on several 5-2 teams including the Colts, Ravens, and Bills and have a three game lead on the Chiefs (5-3). Heading into the season it looked like Kansas City was the only thing standing in the Patriots way of their fifth Super Bowl appearance in six years. But with Patrick Mahomes' injury it looks like the Patriots will lock up home field advantage (again).

The NFC has a much different picture. The Packers and Saints both boast 7-1 records while the 49ers are 8-0. With 6-2 records, the Vikings and Seahawks are still very much in the mix as well. 

Of the NFC teams mentioned above, only the Saints had home field advantage during last year's playoff but fell short of the NFC Championship Title after losing to the Rams in New Orleans last January. It looked like another let down season when Drew Brees injured his thumb in Week 2 but backup quarterback Teddy Bridgewater led the team to five straight wins. Breer points out Brees' five game absence may have been a blessing in disguise as it gave the 40-year-old passer more than a month off from wear and tear on his body, The Sports Illustrated senior reporter went on to say that may help Brees from breaking down toward the end of the season and during their impending playoff run. 

Who do you think will earn the top spot in the AFC and NFC? Leave your predictions in the comments below.