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Which teams fall and which teams rise?

Rontzeeez

Registered Member
I think this year it's time for Oakland to make the playoffs and i think Jacksonville will be really good. I think the chiefs or Bengals will most likely be fighting for a wildcard spot. the NFC is a bit harder to predict. Vikings as a Surprise? Redskins? It should be a good season! thoughts?
 

willge87

Registered Member
I'll go through all 32 teams and judge whether I see them going up or down.

+ = going up
- = going down
x = maintaining a level similar to past

(Not necessarily in order of predicted finish)

NFC East

Dallas: x (No Tony Romo = not much better than last year)
Washington: - (I had a dream that Kirk Cousins suffered a significant injury, but I have a feeling that this team overachieved last year, but might still be good enough to win the division)
New York: x (The offence will still be good, but will the defence do enough to get them over .500 +/- a few games
Philadelphia: - (Growing pains with Wentz are a distinct possibility)

NFC North

Green Bay: + (Bridgewater injury almost defaults them the division title)
Minnesota: - (I hope Bradford can hold the fort)
Chicago: x (see New York Giants)
Detroit Lions: - (Megatron out means the curse of Bobby Layne continues)

NFC South

New Orleans: x (see Chicago & New York)
Atlanta: x
Carolina: - (I don't see them repeating 15-1)
Tampa Bay: + (intrigued to see what Winston does in next step; potential surprise team)

NFC West

San Francisco: - (things aren't going to get better before they get worse)
Los Angeles: x (growing pains for Goff most likely though Gurley could take ton of pressure off of him)
Seattle: x
Arizona: x

AFC East

New England: x (still the best team in the division)
Buffalo: x
Miami: x
New York: x

The status quo here pretty much.

AFC North

Pittsburgh: + (like the talent on this team)
Cincinnati: x (always think they'll slip and they don't)
Baltimore: -
Cleveland: x (same old Browns)

AFC South

Indianapolis: + (I think they get back on track this year)
Houston: x (Osweiler is the Wild Card; potential surprise team)
Jacksonville: + potential surprise team
Tennessee: + (Mariotta is a good QB I think, but team will still have issues to overcome)

AFC West

Denver: - (I guess QB didn't matter last year, but still...)
KC: x
Oakland: + (could this be the year)
San Diego: x (feel sorry for Phillip Rivers)
 

BourneofDarkness15

Registered Member
Teams that will go down this season: Niners, Jaguars, Ravens, Broncos, Cowboys, Chargers.

Teams that will go up: Falcons, Chiefs, Raiders, Dolphins, Steelers, Bucs
 

EdgeHead

Registered Member
I think this year it's time for Oakland to make the playoffs and i think Jacksonville will be really good. I think the chiefs or Bengals will most likely be fighting for a wildcard spot. the NFC is a bit harder to predict. Vikings as a Surprise? Redskins? It should be a good season! thoughts?
I would've put the Vikes as a surprise if Teddy Bridgewater didn't go down with that torn ACL this week. I got no idea how Sam Bradford will do as their QB but that's a huge opportunity for him.

I also think that Jacksonville could surprise a lot of teams. I thought Blake Bortles played pretty good last year and he could shine big this season.
 

Rontzeeez

Registered Member
Teams that will go down this season: Niners, Jaguars, Ravens, Broncos, Cowboys, Chargers.

Teams that will go up: Falcons, Chiefs, Raiders, Dolphins, Steelers, Bucs
I agree with a lot of your predictions. i'm sure a dark horse will pop out of nowhere to win a division. in my opinion
 
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