Four Downs

Offseason analysis of the NFL, division by division

Four Downs

Four Downs: AFC East
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Four Downs: AFC East

The Super Bowl champions need to boost their pass rush. Defense is also in demand in Miami and New York, while the Bills are looking for receivers to complement Sammy Watkins.

41 comments, Last at 13 May 2017, 5:27am by jeeny139
Four Downs: AFC North
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Four Downs: AFC North

The haves and the have-nots, an AFC North tradition at this point. The haves want wide receivers. The have-nots want ... everything.

27 comments, Last at 14 Mar 2017, 11:32pm by LionInAZ
Four Downs: AFC South
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Four Downs: AFC South

Welcome to the NFL's worst division, where every team has gaping holes at critical positions with no obvious answers in sight.

21 comments, Last at 22 Mar 2017, 4:09am by Bright Blue Shorts
Four Downs: AFC West
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Four Downs: AFC West

The Broncos and Chargers need more retooling along the offensive line, the Raiders could use some cornerbacks, and the Chiefs have some issues in the heart of their defense.

13 comments, Last at 07 Mar 2017, 11:40am by Noah Arkadia
Four Downs: NFC East
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Four Downs: NFC East

Dallas needs help in the secondary (as usual), the Giants need running backs, and Philadelphia needs receivers. As for Washington... well, that's complicated.

15 comments, Last at 03 Mar 2017, 8:17pm by Raiderjoe
Four Downs: NFC North
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Four Downs: NFC North

The Vikings and Lions need linemen, the Packers ponder secondary concerns, and the Bears look to finally move on from Jay Cutler.

21 comments, Last at 03 Mar 2017, 3:42pm by surlycooper
Four Downs: NFC South
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Four Downs: NFC South

The Panthers need tackles, the Saints need pass-rushers, the Bucs need a safety, while the conference champs need help on... offense?

5 comments, Last at 28 Feb 2017, 8:43pm by Parmenides
Four Downs: NFC West
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Four Downs: NFC West

Our postseason look at the biggest weakness on each team starts out west, where offensive (and kicking) talent has proven to be in short supply.

20 comments, Last at 28 Feb 2017, 9:41am by dryheat
Four Downs: NFC West
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Four Downs: NFC West

Our offseason Four Downs series ends with a look at the NFC West's biggest remaining holes and their most notable UDFA signings. The Rams and 49ers have to kick-start their passing games, Arizona's offense lacks a big dimension, and the Seahawks continue to rely on Russell Wilson's magic tricks.

12 comments, Last at 09 Jun 2016, 3:27am by Vincent Verhei
Four Downs: NFC South
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Four Downs: NFC South

Our offseason Four Downs series continues with a division-by-division look at each team's biggest remaining holes and their most notable UDFA signings. Does anyone in the NFC South have any pass rushers? Well, the Bucs might, but they still need more players to catch the ball.

7 comments, Last at 28 May 2016, 6:39pm by ansum