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NFL experts predict the 2019 playoff bracket, Super Bowl LIV winner

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Booger: Watson, Watt must show up in playoffs (1:46)

Booger McFarland contends that Deshaun Watson and J.J. Watt need to play to their potential in order for the Texans to succeed in the playoffs. (1:46)

The 2019 NFL playoffs kick off this weekend with four games on the way to Super Bowl LIV.

We asked 10 of our ESPN NFL experts to fill out a postseason bracket and predict the winners for each matchup, from wild-card weekend all the way through the Super Bowl.

Teams had to receive a majority of our experts' votes to move on to the next round, and we reset the bracket after each round. Here's how the bracket ended up, with analysis from our group of experts

Jump to a playoff round:
Wild card | Divisional
Conference title | Super Bowl LIV

Wild-card round

No. 3 New England Patriots vs. No. 6 Tennessee Titans

Our prediction: Patriots (8 votes) over Titans (2)

Kevin Seifert, national NFL writer: The Titans franchise hasn't won at New England since 1993, when the team was known as the Houston Oilers. Since then, the Oilers/Titans are 0-6 in the state of Massachusetts, including the playoffs. The Patriots are 19-3 all time in the postseason at Gillette Stadium. And at the very least, this year's Titans team is untested against good teams on the road. It played only one road opponent that finished the season with a winning record: the Houston Texans, who rested many of their key players on Sunday in the Titans' 35-14 victory. While the Patriots have had some struggles this season, and the Titans are 7-3 since elevating quarterback Ryan Tannehill, there are plenty of reasons to suggest a victory for the home team.