After a disappointing season that saw the Pittsburgh Steelers miss the playoffs, fans are wondering whether this is the year that the Steelers are able to reclaim their dominance and win a world championship. The Steelers undoubtedly have the talent to hoist Vince Lombardi’s Trophy this upcoming February. Unfortunately, the competition in the AFC Central division is fierce as division rivals Baltimore are coming off a thrilling Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers and the Cincinnati Bengals are a team that made the playoffs in 2012 before losing out in the Read the rest of this entry »
Fantasy football is a great way to let off steam, believe us. Some of the best fantasy players in the league are in the East and we’ve got the scoop on which teams to watch next year. Keep your Clearwire internet on during playoffs – you’re going to want to make notes.
Carolina Panthers: Everyone’s dream quarterback Cam Newton will be back next year for a fresh start. Averaging over 30 fantasy points a game Cam’s a great pick for anyone interested in flying under the radarNOT!
Atlanta Falcons: The Falcons have had a sloppy finish this year but that doesn’t mean they should be discounted. They’re likely to get a pretty good draft pick next year and they’re always a breeding ground for underreported talent so look out for a wide receiver or running back of note.
Tampa Bay Bucs: If Tampa Bay doesn’t move (kidding!) they’re going to have an uphill battle next year. The good news is that makes them an easy pick for fantasy players in the draft and when these boys are on they’re really, really on.
Since riding one of the best defenses in NFL history to a Super Bowl win in 2001, the Baltimore Ravens have been synonymous with bone-crushing defense. Although many of its standout players from the years since have come and gone, defense is still the Ravens’ hallmark, and there is enough left that the Ravens should still compete for a division title in 2011.
The soul of the Baltimore defense is linebacker Ray Lewis, entering his sixteenth NFL season. The brain of the defense is strong safety Ed Read the rest of this entry »
After a 2-14 season, the Carolina Panthers let go of the only coach that’s ever brought them to the Super Bowl, John Fox, and brought in head coaching rookie Ron Rivera. The team’s terrible record also gave it the top pick in the NFL draft, with which the Panthers selected Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton out of Auburn. Last year, Jimmy Clausen gave no indication that he’ll ever be a competent NFL starter, and the team also brought Read the rest of this entry »
Among residents of the football-crazy state of Florida, there is competition for bragging rights over which of the state’s three NFL teams is the best. Heading into 2011, the competition is close among the three, but hardly fierce. It’s not as if this is the state of Pennsylvania, where it looks as if both the Eagles and Steelers both have legitimate Super Bowl hopes. The Jacksonville Jaguars are coming off an 8-8 year, and the Miami Dolphins are coming off Read the rest of this entry »
People doubted the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when they drafted Josh Freeman in the first round of the 2009 NFL draft with the 17th pick. He had all the physical skills to be a great NFL quarterback but people doubted his ability to be a leader and manage an NFL game. The Tampa Bay coaching staff saw something in him that others did not and that intuition has paid off for them in spades since then. He had his first start against the Green Bay Packers in Read the rest of this entry »