This post is the complimentary to other post I’ve made about teams that I think will improve. Once again, this will be in order of most to least confident
This is more about Detroit not being anywhere close to their record last year. The amount of fourth quarter comebacks they had last year is not sustainable. Their defense is devoid talent and for them to win, their offense will have to continue to make comebacks. The law of averages says this won’t happen.
Dallas’s defense was not good last year and they’ve lost several players, meaning chances are they will be worse. This means their offense will have to carry them again. Now, their offense is super talented but I’m warry on a few different fronts. Firstly, they were pretty healthy last year. All it takes is an injury or two to a key person and it can go down hill really fast. Secondly, the strength of their team is their line. They have the three studs who are going to dominate. But with an offensive line your weakest link is just or even more so important than your strongest. If either of the two remaining spots do not work themselves out, it will be difficult for Dallas to dominate on the offensive front like last year. Lastly, I am concerned about Dak. He plaid amazing as a rookie last year. But now coaches have time to analyse what he’s good and struggles with. The game should become a lot harder for him. It would not surprise me if he turns the ball over more this year.
New York Giants
The New York Giants won games on their defense last year. But here is the odd thing. They had a terrible pass rush. This means they dominated in the secondary. And when they played Green Bay in the playoffs and had injuries to the secondary you saw what happened. DRC is a hugely important part of their secondary as he plays the slot in their nickel packages. I don’t believe that he will stay healthy. If their defense takes a step back their offense will have to pick up the slack. I really like the additional of Brandon Marshall but their line is still awful. I believe that is too big of a short coming to pick up the slack from the step that the defense will take back.
Quickly, I believe that Oakland and KC will also take steps back. I really like both teams but 12 wins is had to accomplish. The division will be tough as well as playing 1st and 2nd place schedules. Wins will be cannibalized