– Kansas City Chiefs to win the AFC +400
– New York Giants
– Initial head coach to be fired: Mike Zimmer
The Chiefs defense acquired season to a small bad rap. Kansas City gave up a ton of yards, however, it was hard not to if the offense puts up 21 from the first quarter, which is something which seemed to happen on a normal basis.
New defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo attracts a fresh twist as Kansas City will go from a 3-4 to a front. Head coach Andy Reid should feel better about his shield though his was a fingertip call away from winning the AFC.
On offense, quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the remainder of the Chiefs were so successful a season ago, leading the NFL in points per game and total yards with almost 7,000 . Wide receiver Tyreek Hill was cleared to play, which should alone make Kansas City come close to setting up numbers that were similar.
Running back Damien Williams along with a cast of others will discuss time in the backfield, which may be better compared to having single danger Kareem Hunt (now a Cleveland Brown) in there.
Mahomes has plenty of weapons, and because Rob Gronkowski of those Patriots retired, Travis Kelce currently becomes the best tight end from the AFC and possibly in the NFL. Those two hooked up on passes of 20 yards??or more 18 times. That was one more time than Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger linked with Pro Bowl receiver Antonio Brown for 20-plus In other words statistic into perspective.
Kansas City has exactly the same special-teams players returning from??among the greatest units in the league. Mahomes is still what we believe he is and if the defense is slightly better, last year’s team could not be much better than Kansas City.
Prediction: AFC Championship Game: Chiefs 38, Patriots 35
Each NFC East team has outlying troubles. The Cowboys had the biggest difficulty from inking an extention using all the team on September 40, however, the Ohio State product set those worries to rest.
The Redskins has more pressure on them to succeed compared to Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz and have quarterback problems. With that said, why don’t you have a flyer on??the New York Football Giants.
The Giants were not as bad last year as critics made them out to be as they dropped five lost eight games points or not. The defense suspended in a lot of games but will need to be better since they just couldn’t stop teams late.
Two-time Super Bowl champ Eli Manning will have strong players such as Offensive Rookie.
The Giants signed veteran recipient Golden Tate (frozen for initial four games) and also have probably the most important part to the offense since the offseason trade of Odell Beckham Jr. in Sterling Shepard.
This really is the opportunity for Manning to produce massive amounts Shepard to spread his wings allow him. It’s Shepard who needs to have a breakout season to allow the Giants offense to blossom although barkley will receive his yards.
New York has over a few games against teams that were last year such as the Jets Buffalo, Detroit and Tampa Bay.
It will be intriguing to learn how much assurance mind coach Pat Shurmur will possess in Manning. He??got a terrible rap last year as he still had 10 more touchdown passes than interceptions. In fact Eli’s plus/minus ratio within the past five seasons is.
Eli can get things done for them is supposed to function better, and also the line which has been the problem. If Manning gets enough time to throw, the Giants could set up points and battle in matches. Annually this branch is overrated and is fair so you are receiving excellent value on a team which isn’t as poor as touted.
– New York Giants 9-7
– Dallas Cowboys??8-8
– Philadelphia Eagles??8-8
– Washington Redskins??5-11
Minnesota hired Mike Zimmer and signed up quarterback Kirk Cousins to win games and that has not been the outcome for either. There’s a whole lot of pressure on both as they are coming off a very unsatisfactory 8-7-1 season.
Some??reductions sting a bit more than others as the Vikings lost in the home as a 17-point preferred to Buffalo from 21 points and when the chips were all on the desk in Week 17 and a playoff berth at stake with a win, they stopped at home vs rival Chicago, that was in the playoffs and had nothing to play for. Zimmer and Cousins were a dreadful 1-6 against playoff teams.
As they re-signed tight end Kyle Rudolph, who is a red-zone magnet this group is loaded with weapons. Running rear Dalvin Cook is back healthy and they still have the duo of Thielen and also Diggs at wide receiver therefore there aren’t any excuses for the Vikings to replicate the nightmare of a season ago.
Minnesota has road games the Chargers. The Vikings front office was not afraid to fire offensive coordinator John DeFilippo year and it may be fewer games than that for Zimmer, when the Vikings do not get off to a fantastic beginning.
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