Four Downs

Offseason analysis of the NFL, division by division

Four Downs

Four Downs: AFC West
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Four Downs: AFC West

There's a serious need for defensive help in Kansas City, Los Angeles, and Oakland. In Denver, meanwhile, the Broncos must determine whether or not Case Keenum can really be a long-term solution at quarterback.

17 comments, Last at 30 May 2018, 12:27pm by theslothook
Four Downs: AFC South
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Four Downs: AFC South

The Jaguars and Titans both won playoff games last year. Are the days of this division being the NFL's laughingstock over? Maybe not -- all four clubs failed to address critical weaknesses in the draft.

14 comments, Last at 03 Jun 2018, 7:11pm by The Ninjalectual
Four Downs: AFC North
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Four Downs: AFC North

While the Steelers need pass-rushers, everyone else in this division needs more blockers. The Browns in particular face the difficult task of replacing a Hall of Fame left tackle in Joe Thomas.

9 comments, Last at 24 May 2018, 8:59am by JimZipCode
Four Downs: AFC East
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Four Downs: AFC East

Biggest post-draft holes all reside on offense in the AFC East, except for the Pats who could still use a real edge rusher.

76 comments, Last at 01 Jun 2018, 3:33pm by SandyRiver
Four Downs: NFC West
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Four Downs: NFC West

While the Rams added gobs of talent to their interior line and secondary, do they have enough pass-rushing to win a Super Bowl? The 49ers also need pass-rushers, while the Cardinals need a corner and the Seahawks -- as always -- need offensive linemen.

4 comments, Last at 15 May 2018, 4:08am by Bryan Knowles
Four Downs: NFC South
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Four Downs: NFC South

The Panthers need blockers, the Saints need a tight end, and the Bucs need safeties (as usual). In Atlanta, meanwhile, the players seem to be in place, but can the coaching staff overcome struggles of the past?

4 comments, Last at 17 May 2018, 5:16pm by Jonrd
Four Downs: NFC North
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Four Downs: NFC North

While most of the teams in this division could use better blockers and/or receivers, the Bears remain in dire need of playmakers in the defensive backfield.

17 comments, Last at 11 May 2018, 10:38am by justanothersteve
Four Downs: NFC East
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Four Downs: NFC East

With the draft behind us, NFL rosters won't see many big changes between now and opening day. We start our look at each team's biggest remaining need in the NFC East, where Dallas needs offense, New York and Washington need defense, and Philly needs a punter.

11 comments, Last at 11 May 2018, 1:28pm by HildonCarrapito
Four Downs: AFC West
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Four Downs: AFC West

If you are an unemployed defensive player, you would be wise to send your resume to the Chiefs, Chargers, or Raiders. As for Denver, they will try to replace Peyton Manning for the third year in a row.

10 comments, Last at 14 Mar 2018, 5:59pm by BaldColumbian
Four Downs: AFC South
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Four Downs: AFC South

No longer a laughingstock, this division last year produced two teams that won playoff games and the league's most exciting rookie passer, and now the Colts are getting Andrew Luck back. Here's where each club needs to get better in 2018.

15 comments, Last at 09 Mar 2018, 3:56pm by The Ninjalectual