Now that fantasy drafts have been completed (I think), I can get down to prognosticating the final win-loss records for all 32 NFL teams for 2014.
People continue to warn me against posting such predictions, since it only opens one up to ridicule come December.
All of this is true. But what is the fun of not making educated guesses and a writer putting his or her rear end on the line? Weather forecasters make a living off this daily.
As OTAs are winding down for NFL teams we’re starting to get a better picture of what each roster will look like this fall. With that in mind, here our ranking of the 10 best position groups in the league. Some of them have been helped out by free agency and the draft, while others have been dominant for several years.
The NFL’s Vice President of Officiating, Dean Blandino, has now officially come out and said that Broncos receiver Wes Welker’s hit on Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib during the AFC Championship Game was legal, and there will be no discipline for the matter.
Eight hundred and fifty-nine points.
That is nearly 27 points per team from a record-setting Week 14. That number is specially amazing considering one game was played in a freak blizzard and four others were played on snow covered fields, and that doesn’t even count the Arctic conditions in Denver and Chicago.
Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos enter the 2013 NFL season as the AFC West favorites.
At the same time, this is pro football’s weakest division. Therefore, the Broncos will be expected to dominate game after game against their AFC West rivals. Because of those expectations, it’s reasonable to anticipate the rest of the division bringing their A-game when facing Manning and co.