Only one game and two teams remain. For everyone else, the calendar (both in real terms and in the football world) has turned to 2014. Next season is now this season for 30 NFL franchises.
Thus, it’s time to start assessing where everyone stacks up heading into next year. Who will bounce back? Who will fall off? Who has made good hires? And who has made bad fires?
The regular season ended just three weeks ago, but the shape of the NFL landscape has already changed. Here’s how the cover32 editors see it shaping up as 2014 dawns:
9. Indianapolis Colts – Two straight playoff appearances have the Colts in the conversation for AFC supremacy. The defense will need some new pieces if they are to take the next step, while Andrew Luck needs some help from the running game. That said, the Colts are the South favorites for 2014.
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