Four Downs

Offseason analysis of the NFL, division by division

Four Downs

Four Downs: AFC West
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Four Downs: AFC West

While the Broncos need linebackers, the Chargers need help on the offensive line, and the Chiefs need help in the secondary, it's fair to ask whether the Raiders should have done more to bring in competition for Derek Carr at quarterback.

13 comments, Last at 18 Jun 2019, 11:21am by Raiderjoe
Four Downs: AFC South
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Four Downs: AFC South

Coming out of the draft, the Texans and Jaguars could still use some big offensive playmakers, Tennessee needs more beef up front, and the Colts need more defensive stars to go along with Darius Leonard and Jabaal Sheard.

3 comments, Last at 02 Jun 2019, 10:47am by Theo
Four Downs: AFC North
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Four Downs: AFC North

While the Ravens and Bengals need defensive help (edge rushers and linebackers, to be specific), the Browns need offensive linemen, while the Steelers need a receiver to play across from Juju Smith-Schuster.

6 comments, Last at 05 Jun 2019, 11:38pm by LionInAZ
Four Downs: AFC East
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Four Downs: AFC East

It's all about the passing game in this division. The Bills and Patriots need players to catch passes. The Dolphins and Jets need defenders to hit the guys trying to throw them.

17 comments, Last at 05 Jun 2019, 8:46am by SandyRiver
Four Downs: NFC West
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Four Downs: NFC West

Heading into the offseason, the Cardinals needed offensive linemen, the Rams needed edge rushers, the 49ers needed corners, and the Seahawks needed help along the defensive line. Somehow, three months later, little of that has changed.

2 comments, Last at 22 May 2019, 8:51pm by Jimmy Oz
Four Downs: NFC South
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Four Downs: NFC South

If the Saints are going to repeat as division champs in 2019, they'll probably need to find another wide receiver to complement Michael Thomas. Defense is the order of the day for the rest of the division -- Atlanta needs corners, Carolina needs safeties, and Tampa Bay needs defensive linemen.

2 comments, Last at 21 May 2019, 5:06am by Andrew Potter
Four Downs: NFC North
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Four Downs: NFC North

The Bears, your reigning division champs, have a lot of defensive stars, but they'd be in big trouble if they lost a starter such as Khalil Mack or Leonard Floyd. Elsewhere, we find a lot of teams that need offensive help -- the Lions need linemen, while the Packers and Vikings need receivers.

8 comments, Last at 21 May 2019, 9:18pm by Dan
Four Downs: NFC East
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Four Downs: NFC East

The remaining needs in the division are clear coming out of the draft. Dallas and Washington need safeties. New York and Philadelphia need offensive linemen.

2 comments, Last at 17 May 2019, 11:32pm by RobotBoy
Four Downs: AFC West
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Four Downs: AFC West

Four Downs wraps up with a look at the AFC West. The Chiefs need a half-dozen new defensive starters, the Broncos and Chargers need to revamp their offensive lines, and the Raiders need to turn the Khalil Mack trade into the next Khalil Mack.

2 comments, Last at 13 Mar 2019, 8:58am by cstoos
Four Downs: AFC South
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Four Downs: AFC South

Everyone has passing needs down south -- the Jaguars need someone to throw them, the Colts need someone to catch them, the Titans need someone to pressure them, and the Texans need someone to cover them.

8 comments, Last at 09 Mar 2019, 6:16pm by Noah Arkadia