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4. St. Louis Rams (7-9)

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Robert Quinn powers a stout Rams defense

Inconsistency derailed the Rams in 2013, as impressive wins would be followed by two- or three-game losing streaks that simply killed any momentum that the season was building. In part, this was because St. Louis played more than half of the season without Sam Bradford, who will be back under center this year. And in part, this was due to the Rams being a young team, one that will be more seasoned in Jeff Fisher’s third year at the helm.


3. Atlanta Falcons (4-12 in 2013)

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With this trio healthy, the Falcons will bounce back

In the five seasons prior to last year, the Falcons had gone a combined 56-24. Then, a rash of injuries struck in Atlanta, and things got ugly quickly. While that may sound like an excuse, as every team has to deal with its share of challenges, winning 70 percent of their games over a five-year span previously suggests that losing Julio Jones, Roddy White and a host of others was the reason for the tailspin. Now (mostly) healthy, the Falcons are a Super Bowl contender again.


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  1. The Giants will be much better in their run game and offensive line, therefore the pass game should be much improved. The defensive backs this year are improved. The LB and DL are at worse the same, can’t see how one can’t pick them as a much improved team..

  2. Anonymous

    Buccaneers not only have a new look on offense, will also welcome the Tampa 2 with talent all over the field, with Levonte David as the anchor. FIRE THE CANNONS BABY!!!

  3. Lol at EC, sounds like a typical Giants fan. Saying “They’ll trample Washington” then follow it up with no reasons as to why shows why you know nothing about football. Your team got lucky to win 2 Siper Bowls. Y’all are too hot or too cold to win anything. With the retirement of Chris Snee your already abysmal run game will be even worse. Your defense is losing its identity as your pass rushers continue to age. Y’all are going to finish 3rd or 4th. Sorry buddy