Tuesday, September 4, 2012

AFC North Preview

AFC North Preview
Baltimore Ravens Best Offensive player Ray Rice Best Defensive Player Haloti Ngata

The Good the Ravens locked up multipurpose back Ray rice, Rice can run 1,364 yards and 12 tds and can catch 76 catches 704 yards and 3 ds in 2011. Joe Flacco seems to be coming into his own and ready to put his name up there with the best qbs in the NFL. Speedster Torrey Smith had a good rookie year with numbers just below fellow rookies A.J Green and Julio Jones, Smith looks to become Flacco's first legit number 1 wr.The Ravens again had a top 5 defense lead by Haloti Ngata Ed Reed  Ray Lewis and Ladarius Webb is the team’s best cornerback since Chris McAllister.

The Bad Ed Reed and Ray Lewis are both near the end of their hall of fame careers, can their body endure the hits to make 1 more super bowl run. With Defensive player of the year Terrell Suggs likely to miss the whole year who makes up for his 14 sacks? The Loss of guard Ben Grubbs hurts an already shaky offensive line.
At Worst 9-7
At Best 12-4
Realistically 11-5

Pittsburgh Steelers Best Offensive player Ben Roethlisberger Best Defensive player Lamar Woodley

The Good Ben is one of the best qbs in the NFL and has the dynamic wr duo of the best deep threat in the NFL Mike Wallace and the versatile Antonio Brown. The Steelers again had the number 1 defense in the NFL and have player makers like Woodley Harrison Timmons and future hall of famer Troy Polamalu. Mike Tomlin is one of the best and most respected head coaches in the NFL.

The Bad Age the Steelers are one of the oldest defenses in the NFL with starters James Harrison Troy Polamalu Ryan Clark and Ike Taylor all in their thirties. The Offensive line even all pro center Maurkice Pouncey this line is still a subpar unit. The Cornerback position has been a weak spot for the Steelers for years and with match ups against Nicks and Cruz Maclin and Jackson Bryant and Austin and two showdowns against the dynamic A.J Green this unit could get exposed again this year. Rashard Mendehall will miss some games as he recovers from his ACL injury.
At Worst 8-8
At Best 11-5
Realistically 10-6

Cincinnati Bengals Best Offensive Player A.J Green Best Defensive Player Geno Atkins

The Good A.J Green is the real deal and will soon put his name in the discussion for best wr in the NFL. Andy Dalton had a great rookie year to help the Bengals into the playoffs. Geno Atkins led all defensive tackles in sacks last year with 7 and a half. Jermaine Gresham was a prow bowl tight end last year.

The Bad Leon Hall is coming off a torn Achilles so it might take him some time to get back his form/ Terrence Newman is a terrible corner at this point in his career. The NFC North the Bengals where 0-4 against the Steelers and Ravens the big dogs of the division. Can the Bengals handle success or are they still the same old Bengals.

At Worst 7-9
At Best 10-6
Realistically 9-7

Cleveland Browns Best Offensive Player Joe Thomas Best Defensive Player Dqwell Jackson

The Good Joe Thomas is one of the premiers Left tackles in football/ Dqwell Jackson is one of the best inside linebackers in football and Joe Haden is an elite talent who should turn into one of the top 5 corners in the league.

The Bad the Browns are expecting rookies Brandon Weeden and Running back Trent Richardson to contribute immediately. The Browns where 30th against the run last season. The Browns should again be the punching bag in the NFC North

At worst 2-14
At best 5-11
Realistically 3-13

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