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5 NFL Teams Poised To Improve In 2014

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 @ 01:06 PM EDT - by Sam Spiegelman -

Sam Spiegelman is a native New Yorker covering sports in New Orleans. He likes Game of Thrones way too much. Tweet him @samspiegs.


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AntonJacik
AntonJacik

They list the Ravens at 8-8 but leave out the Steelers at 8-8, they should improve, the Vikings should improve from 5-10-1 for sure...  They listed the Bucs, they should do better too.

budg32
budg32

Sam you left out Browns who added to their top 10 defense and will win with Hoyer at QB. They won three in a row with Hoyer in last year. When he went down, Weeden went in and Weeden is horrble, thus they lost. NO MORE, CLE = 9 & 7 at least.

SoCal Chief
SoCal Chief

 Outside of poor last minute officiating in week 17, the Chiefs second stringers beat the Chargers to close out last season.  During their first meeting in Arrowhead, the Chiefs pass rush was injured-- something their press-man defense is entirely predicated on.  Not sure these two facts should give San Diego fans much comfort or over confidence facing KC twice this season.

It's also important to consider the further development expected when entering the 2nd year of a notoriously complex, Andy Reid coached offense.  Reports coming out of training camp are that KC's offense is night & day from last year; including the return of all their pass catching TE's who were also injured most of last year. 


I think people are sleeping a bit on the Chiefs and overvaluing their FA departures.   They sport one of the league's premier coaching staffs, top to bottom, and a Pro Bowl riddled roster of talent.


It's become trendy to carry low expectations for KC, but the opposite is true of the media who've been closely covering their OTA's and Minicamps.  The team is looking exponentially more polished and scheme comfortable than last year.

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