Afc EAST.1.New England Patriots: 12-4
Last year Pats weakness were their Wide reiceivers. This Off-season, they added Donte Stallworth,Randy Moss,Wes Walker,Kelley Washington.Well, we all know Moss isn't the WR that he used to be in his prime time(Back in with the Vikings) But that could change, with a QB such as "Mister Clutch" Tom Brady .Donte Stallworth..He's a good WR, but he's still an injury prone.As for Welker and Washington they were Depth moves(#3-5WR.)You look at that defense, They have so much depth.Linebackers?Thomas,Vrabel,Bruschi,Colvin.That's a hell of a group if you ask me, But the 2middle guys, are getting older(33 and 35..) And both of them, Are getting less effective...Overall, the Pats Offense/Defense are very good, and this team are definately a Contender for the Superbowl..Wouldn't surprise me.2.New York Jets: 9-7
Humm...I always thought, last year Jets were a lucky team.They had an easy schedule, and they still managed to win 10games with a ranked 20defense-20Offense, .This year..They won't have a chance for it, Just look at the schedule, .The loss of Kendall on the O-line will be reflected, (Redskins got a good trade..) still, the Jets got better by getting Thomas Jones,Darelle Revis(Via Draft.)They've got a good O-line, Good RB's , Good Wr's, but again, their D-line is still a question, and same goes for Chad Pennington..Last year, He had a 17tds-16ints season..That's decent, not the best one.His arm is less stronger, but he still has a Good accurancy.Overall, they play in a tought division, controlled by the Pats, and with a tought schedule..9-7 seems realistic.3.Buffalo Bills: 6-10
Ouch.Thats the word to describe Bills off-season.They lost Fletcher,Clements,McGahee,Spikes for... Poluszny,Lynch...Now their Defensive is unproven, their Linebackers are still a question since the lost of Spikes and Fletcher, same goes for the O-line...Losman proved some times he was the QB..And some times, he didn't.THis season will be a break-out season for him..
Too many losses during their Off-season ..With a difficult season..6-10 seems ok.4.Miami Dolphins: 6-10
Humm ok..There were lot of questions during the Dolphins Off-season.They passed on Quinn for Ginn Jr(I still think Ginn Jr is an amazing Punt/Kick returner and decent WR..)They draft Johny Beck out of BYU, Lorenzo Booker out of Florida St(To help Brown as his Back-up)..And after they Trade up for Trent Green...I mean, the guy is out of it, he isn't that QB back in Chiefs days, .You take a look at that O-line, and wonder why Culppepper got sacked so many times..That's a weak O-line, and with Defenses such as Baltimore,Pittsburgh,Pats(2times),ect..Ronnie Brown hasn't shown so far , a Good season...This might be a difficult year for the Dolphins Offense, ...Their defense is still among the best units in the NFL...Capers is a very good D-Coordinator, You have as your Line-Backers: Crowder,Porter,Thomas,...Taylor/Holliday/Roth as your D-line, and their Secondary is Decent.
Overall..Miami Defense might be the only thing that the Miami fans will enjoy this upcoming season..AFC NORTH1.Baltimore Ravens: 11-5
Ravens Defense even with the loss of Thomas, is still one of the best, They have an agressie secondary with Rolle,McCalister,Ed Reed,Lawdry(?)And Lewis is still there to captain the guys..They have a young and talented O-line, and with the additiob of Willis McGahee they have finnally a RB that has versality, ( can catchs passes,Lewis was weak in that section..) McNair has still his weapons to throw to: Mason,Heap,Clayton..And with a talented RB in McGahee..They have all the weapons to win the AFC North divison...2.Pittsburgh Steelers 10-6
The key this year,will be Big Ben.If he can regain his form from his first 2years in the NFL, excellent.The Pittsburgh O-line is still a weakness , they accored for about 46sacks last year(Wonder why Big Ben had to force the play all time?)But still, Willie Parker showed to the fans, he was the real feature back, with 1.4k yards, 10tds..The Steelers lost Porter, and replaced him by Timmons/Woodley, which is a good thing, since Joey play's wasn't good last season..You have a new system,new coach,new philosophy.The new OC ,Bruce Arians, will use more Heath miller/Matt Spaeth as Receivers than blockers, and there'll be more WR'S formation.That defense is healthy and talented.Hampton,Farrior,Polamalu.3.Cincinnati Bengals 9-7
They have one of the best Offenses in this league, but again, Their defense is still weak, with the suspension of Odell Thurman(Will he play in the Nfl..WILL HE??!?!)The return of some O-liners(Levi Jones ect..) Might help Palmer/the running game....The Bengals again, have too much distaction out of the field(Chris Henry suspension,Thurman suspension..) Wonder when Lewis will finnaly say: "THERE ARE NO PLAYERS WHO ARE SUSPENDED IN MY TEAM"!!!4.Clevelend Browns 5-11
They have Brady Quinn...Fine, but he won't get any starts for the 7first games..The Browns plays 5-6 top 10 ranked Defense last year, Thats not the way you want to start your Rookie QB..The Browns O-line might improve with Joe Thomas, but their D-line is very weak,(Todd Washington is 39!)And having Charlie Frye as your Starting Qb, isn't confident....An other gloom and doom year for the Browns fans.
(I'll do the other Divisions later..I have to go ;()
Edited by TravisZajac, 03 September 2007 - 12:27 PM.