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CAROLINA PANTHERS

The Panthers made the Super Bowl two seasons ago, but last season and finished the season at 6-10, which was last in the NFC South. They still have a lot of quality players and with a good draft, can make a push for the playoffs again...

CINCINNATI BENGALS

The Bengals finished 6-9-1 last season, snapping a streak of five consecutive playoff appearances for the Bengals. This also marks the first time the team has missed the playoffs in the Andy Dalton era.  Fans are hoping this down year was due to injuries to stars like Tyler Eifert...

CHICAGO BEARS

The Bears had a very underwhelming season in a very tough division. The Vikings, Packers and Lions were all solid teams last year and will probably continue that into next year...

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

The Jaguars went 3-13 last season and have had a very busy offseason within the front office. Tom Coughlin was hired to serve as the Executive Vice President of football operations. Coughlin was the first ever head coach in Jacksonville Jaguars history and led them to the AFC Championship Game...

TENNESSEE TITANS

2016 was a year of nearly’s for the team out of Tennessee. Missing out on the playoffs because of a poor divisional record will have left a sour taste in the mouths of Titans fans. Tennessee ranked 30th in pass defense last year...

NEW YORK JETS

The Jets had a veteran roster last season that failed to make the playoffs. They have shed some of the veteran players, as they look to rebuild a playoff contender, even though it will take a few years to achieve that...

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS

2017 will be a big year for the Los Angeles Chargers. To start, they are moving from 70,000-seat Qualcomm Stadium to 27,000-seat StubHub Center. They will be hoping that the move to Los Angeles will leave behind the disappointment of the 2016 season. Finishing with a 5-11 record and 1-5 against teams in their division, the Bolts will looking to rewrite the wrongs of 2016...

CAROLINA PANTHERS

The Panthers made the Super Bowl two seasons ago, but last season and finished the season at 6-10, which was last in the NFC South. They still have a lot of quality players and with a good draft, can make a push for the playoffs again...

BUFFALO BILLS

Buffalo is an interesting team for many reasons. They went 7-9 last year and ended the year going 1-4 in their last five games. While 6-5 was not a great record it was at least in contention for a Wild Card spot...

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

New Orleans finished the season at 7-9, missing the playoffs for the third straight season. The offense will always be good with Drew Brees and Sean Payton, but the defense has to improve to help this team get back to the playoffs...

ARIZONA CARDINALS

It is safe to say that the 2016 season was a major disappointment for the Cardinals. After losing in the NFC Championship the year before, they then went 7-8-1. Their offense and defense can both take blame for their significant drop-off...

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

The Eagles had a better than expected year last season, when they went 7-9 with rookie quarterback Carson Wentz at the helm. They played great at home, but only won one game on the road last season, which should improve this season...

BALTIMORE RAVENS

The Baltimore Ravens are upon us on day 15 of Draftmas. Summary The Baltimore Ravens were plagued by injuries for a second straight season, resulting in an 8-8 record...

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers showed vast improvement by going 9-7 in 2016 after going 6-10 in 2015. They started the season at 1-3, but their one win was against eventual NFC Champion Falcons. It may have started out rough, but Tampa Bay rebounded from that start to have a solid season...

DETROIT LIONS

Detroit faced their first year without Calvin Johnson and got themselves into the playoffs with a 9-7 record. They ended up losing to the Seahawks in the Wild Card round, but they exceeded expectations...

MIAMI DOLPHINS

The Dolphins started the season off poorly in 2016, going 1-4. They then went on a tear and only lost two more games the rest of the regular season to make Adam Gase’s first year as head coach successful. They did lose in the Wild Card round of the playoffs, but should be able to build off of last year’s success...

New York Giants 2017 Draft

NEW YORK GIANTS

There is a lot to be optimistic about if you’re a Giants fan. They finished last season 11-5 and will be in great position to compete for a divisional title this season. New York looked pretty bad in their Wild Card game against the Green Bay Packers when they lost 38-13...

OAKLAND RAIDERS

The Oakland Raiders had one of their best seasons since 2002. The 2017 Raiders went 12-4 but their postseason seemed to end for them before they even started. When Derek Carr went down in Week 16, Raider Nation and probably even the players and coaches knew their was no way to go far in the postseason....

Houston Texans

Last year the Houston Texans got to the playoffs yet again, but lost in the Divisional Round for the third time since 2011. They will be trying to build on that this season, but will have a hard time doing so without a franchise quarterback...

Seattle Seahawks

Seattle had a good season, but ended up losing to the Falcons in the Divisional Round of the 2016 NFL Playoffs. Their 10-5-1 record was solid, but they do have some things to address in the draft to get back to hoisting the Lombardi Trophy...

Kansas City Chiefs

2016 was much the same as 2015 for the Chiefs. They will be hoping that 2017 can be the year that they get past the divisional round in the playoffs. After finishing 2016 with a strong 12-4 record, Kansas City will be looking to repeat that same form and progress in the playoffs...

Green Bay Packers

Green Bay had an up and down season last year, losing four games in the middle of the season, then ripping off a streak of six straight wins to end the regular season. They ended up losing to the Falcons in the NFC Championship game, but are poised to have a great season again this year...

Pittsburgh Steelers

It’s day 28 of Draftmas and the Steelers will now be analyzed. Summary Pittsburgh went 11-5 last season, before losing to the Patriots in the AFC Championship. It was a successful season, but the Steelers will be looking for more in 2017. Ben Roethlisberger has decided not to retire and will be back to lead...

Atlanta Falcons

Atlanta had a terrific season last year, finishing with a regular season mark of 11-5. Unfortunately, all that will be remembered is the Falcons blowing a 25 point third quarter lead in the Super Bowl...

Los Angeles

The 2016 season was not kind to the Los Angeles Rams. No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff struggled behind an iffy offensive line (as did RB Todd Gurley) and the Rams limped through the year as NFL’s worst offense with just 14 points per game. The defense was just below league average, but they couldn’t work miracles. A better offense would lift some of the burden off the defense and likely result in better play...

Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings had a lot to deal with last season, as Teddy Bridgewater went down with a knee injury right before the start of the season. Sam Bradford was acquired and competed admirably, but Minnesota failed to make the playoffs at 8-8...