Four Downs

Offseason analysis of the NFL, division by division

Four Downs

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 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