This division was pathetic last season, but we aren’t here to talk too much about 2009. The Cardinals won the division last year, and look to be the front runners for taking the title in 2010 as well. The 49ers will probably be able to provide the most competition of any other team in this division, but again, top to bottom this is the worst division in the NFL. Let’s continue looking deeper to find out if there is a silver lining anywhere in this great cloud of the NFC West.
The AFC South has long been dominated by the Indianapolis Colts, but the rest of the division is quickly making up ground. This division put up 38 wins in 2009, the most of any division by far, making the AFC South one of the NFL’s premier divisions. While the Colts may still be the cream of the crop down south, I wouldn’t be too surprised to see both wildcard’s come out of this division. However, with great strength, comes cannibalism as each team’s schedule gets markedly more difficult as each division opponent improves. Let’s find out what makes this division so powerful.
The NFC South is home to the Defending Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints, but don’t think that gives them any advantages heading into the 2010 season. This division is fairly solid top to bottom, meaning that there aren’t any “gimme’s” on anybody’s schedule. There are really only two contenders in this division, which isn’t nearly as potent as it was last season. This is still the Saint’s division to lose, however, but whether anyone will step up to take it from them remains to be seen.
Will the Bengals be able to repeat as AFC North Champions in 2010? Did anyone even remember that the Bengals won it last year? These questions and more will be answered as we delve into the AFC North 2010 Previews.
Our journey through each of the NFL’s divisions lands us in the frozen regions of the NFC North where the Minnesota Vikings saw resurgence with Brett Favre under center and the Lions had yet another woeful season. This season kicks off with the usual hoopla surrounding Brett “I’m Unretired” Favre and some high hopes for the Packers led by one time Favre backup Aaron Rodgers. The competition in this division is about as cold as a Lambeau Field bleacher in December, and quite frankly, there isn’t a whole lot to get excited about from this division – but somebody has to win it and we will find out who.
The NFC East, which was once the cream of the NFL crop in 2009 has seen a lot of aging and not enough upgrades. While none of the teams from the NFC East will be contending for a Super Bowl spot this season, there is still enough hatred amongst the fans of this division’s teams to make the NFC East title race an exciting one to watch.
Gambling has officially hit the NFL, and it’s not what it appears. I’m not talking about Sunday betting or over/unders – I’m talking about the latest trends of NFL General Managers and Players taking huge gambles in terms of their team and their careers.
As you prepare to enter your first ever fantasy football draft, pay special attention to these tips and knowledge bits and you could find yourself competing with the veterans.
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New looks create a lot of buzz in the entertainment world. Cutting your hair, wearing something crazy, or bleaching your skin (like Sammy Sosa did) really equate to nothing more than attention getters. And since athletes and franchises are the “celebrities” of the sport’s world, you can bet that sports fans across the nation will turn their attention to any new looks that come down the pike.