1. New Orleans Saints
They addressed a few areas, but this is the same team that is clamoring for a chance at another Super Bowl title.
2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
They are going all in to win and getting QB Tom Brady on board will see to that. Assuming they’re in the playoffs who knows what will happen next.
3. Atlanta Falcons
Once again the offense is among the most talented in the league, but can the defense match that and stay healthy?
4. Carolina Panthers
Owner David Tepper believed enough in former Baylor head coach Matt Rhule to give him a 7-year $60 million dollar contract. Continue reading
They’re Fine, Relax
All the memes about how Tom Brady is an old man are pretty funny, but if you think for a moment that the New England Patriots won’t be contenders for the Super Bowl this year, you’re kidding yourself. Continue reading
Their First Test
By most observers the New England Patriots have had a rather easy ride to an 8-0 start. The only game that they were in any danger of losing was in Buffalo where the final score was 16-10. Continue reading
We have arrived at the halfway point of the NFL season. Here’s a brief rundown of who are contenders, outsiders and are planning for next season. Continue reading
1. Tampa Bay Lightning
They can’t have a repeat of last year and they shouldn’t.
2. Toronto Maple Leafs
This is a crucial year for this group to finally live up to their potential.
3. Boston Bruins
After coming up short in the Stanley Cup final, they’re still contenders once again.
4. Florida Panthers
They have a new goaltender and a Stanley Cup winning coach to go with their high powered offense.
5. Montreal Canadiens
The health of goalie Carey Price will determine their fate this season.
6. Buffalo Sabres
Once again they made a coaching change, but their talent pool is as deep as it’s ever been.
7. Detroit Red Wings
With Steve Yzerman now in charge it’ll be interesting to see how long it takes for them to be contenders.
8. Ottawa Senators
The long rebuild continues north of the border. Continue reading