Four Downs

Offseason analysis of the NFL, division by division

Four Downs

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 Mountain Time ---- formerly Ninjalectual
Four Downs: AFC North
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Four Downs: AFC North

Why yes, come to think of it, the Browns could use a good quarterback. Baltimore and Cincinnati need help on offense too, while Pittsburgh's secondary could use a boost.

Four Downs: AFC East
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Four Downs: AFC East

This division needs to go shopping for meat and potatoes -- except for the Jets, who need a quarterback and have the money to go get one.

15 comments, Last at 03 Mar 2018, 3:20am by Theo
Four Downs: NFC South
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Four Downs: NFC South

Everyone in this division needs defensive help -- everyone, that is, except the Panthers, who have been in desperate need of wide receivers since Steve Smith was at his peak.

4 comments, Last at 03 Mar 2018, 10:00pm by LionInAZ
Four Downs: NFC West
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Four Downs: NFC West

For the umpteenth year in a row, the Seahawks need offensive linemen. The 49ers and Rams also need help in the trenches, while Arizona needs to figure out what to do after Carson Palmer's retirement.

17 comments, Last at 01 Mar 2018, 10:53am by jtr
Four Downs: NFC North
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Four Downs: NFC North

Who will be Minnesota's quarterback? Mitchell Trubisky is QB1 in Chicago, but who's catching the ball? Can the Lions ever find a running back again? Finally, the Packers could use an upgrade at edge rusher, but this may be the wrong draft to do so.

36 comments, Last at 03 Mar 2018, 5:04pm by LionInAZ
Four Downs: NFC East
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Four Downs: NFC East

Your reigning Super Bowl champs look well-prepared to defend their title, while Dallas, New York, and Washington are in dire need of defensive help. Plus: Each team's impending free-agent losses, including the subject of the hottest bidding war ever.

21 comments, Last at 25 Feb 2018, 6:01pm by Mountain Time ---- formerly Ninjalectual
Four Downs: NFC West
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Four Downs: NFC West

The Seahawks have dominated this division for years despite a subpar offensive line, a weakness that seems to have spread to their rivals in California. Then there's the Cardinals, who will soon face life without Carson Palmer.

20 comments, Last at 05 Jun 2017, 7:37am by evilgenius
Four Downs: NFC South
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Four Downs: NFC South

The Saints need a pass-rusher, and the Panthers and Bucs need defensive backs. Meanwhile, in Atlanta, the league's best offense needs ... more offense?

17 comments, Last at 21 May 2017, 7:15pm by Theo