Once again, I dedicate some thought and space to a sport I care less and less about.
Improved defense and receivers that can’t be less healthy than last year. Even with an older Brady, this is a good team.
I’m a believer for no real reason. Manuel struggled, Watkins is hurt already, and the secondary is struggling. Yet here we are.
On paper this team should be much better, but a tough schedule and lack of offensive playmakers makes me wonder where the wins will come from.
Predicting a bit of a collapse. The Jets were the luckiest team in the NFL last year and I doubt that repeats.
This team probably isn’t as good as they were last year, but the run game should be effective and they’ve developed bona fide pass catchers beyond AJ Green. I believe.
Should have made the playoffs last year, and will contend this year. Expecting Wheaton and Shazier to make an immediate impact.
Could win three more games than this if everything breaks right, but luck averages out so I’ll have them be average, too.
This team is better than this but their QB situation is unsettled and their receivers aren’t impressive. The defense is very good, but it won’t be enough. This team can surprise, but it can’t contend.
The defense won’t be as lucky as last year, and the lack of a run game will be an issue. I also wonder if Luck will keep improving – he’s already playing well.
Counting on Locker to be healthy and accurate is risky, but this team has quietly built a great offensive line, a decent receiver corps, and good platoon pieces at TE and RB. The secondary is shallow which will be a problem all year.
An improving team but I think they’re a year away from threatening. Very young roster that will be better and deeper next year.
They’re not as bad as their 2-14 record last year, and the defense can be downright scary, but QB is unsettled and all skill positions are shallower than last year. I say the struggle big time.
Counting on Montee Ball and lacking Wes Welker for a while, the Broncos can probably still run away with this division.
A very good offense and very good defense and a tough schedule. They could go a couple of wins both ways.
They need more playmakers in the passing game to threaten, but with Charles and that defense, they’ll contend.
Looks like another tough year for the Raiders. They’re still early in the talent cycle and it’ll show.
Chargers over Steelers
Bengals over Colts
Patriots over Chargers
Broncos over Bengals
Patriots over Broncos
Super Bowl: tomorrow, with the NFC preview.