Preseason Power Rankings
The Jets will likely settle in on the back page of every newspaper in New York this season - bad news for them, but good news for the Mets.
31. Cleveland Browns
I hope we get to see DeShone Kizer this season.
30. Chicago Bears
They're going nowhere this year. Oh, you're a fan of the Bears? Tell me more about 1985. Please.
29. San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers could surprise some people this year.
28. Jacksonville Jaguars
Blake Bortles will be out of a job before the season is over.
27. Buffalo Bills
That Sammy Watkins trade has me thinking the Bills are tanking this year.
26. Los Angeles Rams
What do the Rams and the Post Office have in common?
They both don't deliver on Sundays.
25. Cincinnati Bengals
The “will they, won't they” saga of firing Marvin Lewis has gone on for too long. It's time to make some changes.
24. Arizona Cardinals
This is the end for Carson Palmer in Arizona.
If Redskins' management wrote a book it would be called, “How to ruin your chances at signing a Franchise Quarterback to a long-term deal.”
22. Miami Dolphins
You really think they're going anywhere with Jay Cutler playing QB?
21. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
What did the Buccaneer say one year after his 79th birthday? Aye Matey.
20. New Orleans Saints
Drew Brees is going to join Peyton Manning and Brett Favre as the only Quarterbacks to ever throw 500 touchdowns later this season. #BreesHOF
19. Baltimore Ravens
I can't believe I'm saying this, but John Harbaugh is on the hot seat.
18. Detroit Lions
The Matthew Stafford contract situation might get ugly this year. #MoMoneyMoProblems
A lot of other writers are pegging the Chargers as a sleeper team in the AFC. I get it, but I'm not sold on them just yet.
16. Indianapolis Colts
When Andrew Luck is healthy this team is tough to beat.
15. Houston Texans
J.J. Watt's return should be exciting but I'm more interested to see if Tom Savage gets the nod over Deshaun Watson.
14. Denver Broncos
Who's going to be playing Quarterback for Denver in week one?
13. Minnesota Vikings
Dalvin Cook is a star in the making. #FantasyFootball
12. Philadelphia Eagles
The last time the Eagles went four straight seasons without making the playoffs was back in the 1980's. They missed the postseason from 1982 to 1987. The following season they turned things around under Buddy Ryan and made the playoffs. They lost in the divisional round against the Chicago Bears, led by Mike Ditka, in what became known as the Fog Bowl. #FunFactsWithHolly
11. Carolina Panthers
Which Cam Newton will show up this season? The 2015 MVP Cam or the 2016 Cam who completed just 53% of his passes?
10. Tennessee Titans
Tennessee is my sleeper team to win it all this year.
9. Kansas City Chiefs
Andy Reid will find a way to get Kansas City in the playoffs.
What's the over/under on Odell Beckham Jr. marriage proposals to kicking nets this season? Whatever it is, I'll take the over.
7. Oakland Raiders
I hope the Raiders win a Super Bowl in Oakland before they leave for Las Vegas.
6. Dallas Cowboys
Assuming Ezekiel Elliott's suspension is reduced to four games I think the Cowboys will be in running for an NFC East title.
5. Pittsburgh Steelers
A stinging loss to the Patriots in last year's AFC Championship game should motivate this team to perform up to the level of expectations they put on themselves every season. Super Bowl or bust for the Steel City again this year.
They open up with Seattle and Atlanta this year. I think we'll learn a lot about who the Packers are this year early on.
3. Atlanta Falcons
Super Bowl hangover? Unlikely in my opinion.
Seattle comes in at number two for me because I think they'll run away with their division this season and challenge for a first round bye. It would be their fifth division title under Pete Carroll.
1. New England Patriots
It was hard not to put them at number one.
So basically my above rankings will have the playoffs looking like so: