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(The Big Lead)   For 10 straight years, an NFL team has gone from DFL to 1st place in its division. This year's candidates: Bills/Jets, Browns, Jaguars, Chiefs, Eagles, Lions, Panthers/Saints/Bucs, Cardinals   (thebiglead.com) divider line 90
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2013-08-14 12:19:51 PM  
That's great, but who are the Chefs?
 
2013-08-14 12:24:17 PM  
They're a new expansion team out of Wyoming

/bored
 
2013-08-14 12:25:32 PM  

AtticusFinchEsq: That's great, but who are the Chefs?


They are a new team out of Sweden.
 
2013-08-14 12:26:35 PM  

AtticusFinchEsq: That's great, but who are the Chefs?


l.wigflip.com
 
2013-08-14 12:46:09 PM  

AtticusFinchEsq: That's great, but who are the Chefs?


great googly-moogly.

From the above list, my money has to be on the Saints.
 
2013-08-14 12:48:25 PM  

AtticusFinchEsq: That's great, but who are the Chefs?


Who own the Chiefs?

/Owns
//Owns
 
2013-08-14 12:52:43 PM  
C'mon Lions!
 
2013-08-14 01:01:01 PM  
as long as it's not the Eagles.

I'll root for the Chiefs here.
 
2013-08-14 01:08:06 PM  
If Brandon Weeden plays half as well as he did in the first preseason game, the Browns could take the North.
 
2013-08-14 01:46:51 PM  
Saints or the Browns probably have the best chance.
 
2013-08-14 02:04:54 PM  
I was totally shocked the Bills won a game.
 
2013-08-14 02:13:32 PM  

CavalierEternal: If Brandon Weeden plays half as well as he did in the first preseason game, the Browns could take the North.


Go ahead and kick it, Charlie. This time Lucy will REALLY keep it there for you.
 
2013-08-14 02:14:56 PM  

Speaker2Animals: CavalierEternal: If Brandon Weeden plays half as well as he did in the first preseason game, the Browns could take the North.

Go ahead and kick it, Charlie. This time Lucy will REALLY keep it there for you.


Between a soft schedule and the fact that the Ravens and Steelers are likely at the lowest point either team has been in the past decade, this is the year to do it if they're going to do it.
 
2013-08-14 02:32:20 PM  
As an Eagles season ticket holder I assure you I am not putting money aside for a pre-Christmas playoff ticket invoice.
 
2013-08-14 02:32:38 PM  

Deep Contact: I was totally shocked the Bills won a game.


I wasn't. EJ Manuel looks like the real deal. And I like Marquis Goodwin, I think he'll surprise a lot of people.
 
2013-08-14 02:34:15 PM  

CavalierEternal: Speaker2Animals: CavalierEternal: If Brandon Weeden plays half as well as he did in the first preseason game, the Browns could take the North.

Go ahead and kick it, Charlie. This time Lucy will REALLY keep it there for you.

Between a soft schedule and the fact that the Ravens and Steelers are likely at the lowest point either team has been in the past decade, this is the year to do it if they're going to do it.


Yup -- there's a different reason for optimism every year, and 2013 is no different. I was at Browns-Colts 1964 and don't expect I will live long enough to see another title in Cleveland.
 
2013-08-14 03:20:48 PM  
The Chiefs upgraded their QB from "firebomb of horrendousness" to "competent". They also got - even with all of Reid's faults - a much better coach. Not that I see them finishing ahead of Denver, but those by themselves could get them hovering around .500.
 
2013-08-14 03:40:13 PM  
The Bills all the way. Lead by the fark first names crowd of EJ Manuel and CJ spiller.
 
2013-08-14 03:40:58 PM  

FreakinB: The Chiefs upgraded their QB from "firebomb of horrendousness" to "competent". They also got - even with all of Reid's faults - a much better coach. Not that I see them finishing ahead of Denver, but those by themselves could get them hovering around .500.


They have a favorable schedule again this year (though that can always change once the season gets going.) It's been far too long since the Chargers were the basement dweller in the division, so I'm playing the under on them and the over on KC.
 
2013-08-14 03:41:55 PM  
If I had to pick a division, I'd obviously go with the NFC South. It's nice to have three teams to choose from AND a division with a history of a lot of worst-to-first finishes.

If I had to pick a team, I'd probably go with the Lions or Chiefs. I have no idea what's up with the Lions and it's possible that their season from two years ago better represents their capabilities than last year. I wouldn't go crazy and expect them to win the Super Bowl, but it's not crazy to think that the Packers might have issues due to not fielding a defense and that Minnesota probably isn't going to get 2000+ yards out of Peterson again and the Bears still have Cutler, so they'll always be middling.

The Chiefs have talent (see Pro Bowl rosters), they upgraded at QB and at HC, and their division sucks except for one team, which is relying on an old QB and are basically f*cked if he goes. The Cardinals would have the same thing with the talent, upgrades at QB and HC...but their division is not going to let them have anything.

I'd like it to be the Bills but I think they're a year or two away.

/if they cut my boy Brandon Kaufman then f*ck the Bills and I hope they lose =D
 
2013-08-14 03:41:56 PM  
I'd put money on the Saints, followed by the Lions (in a tough division).
 
2013-08-14 03:43:27 PM  
Saints, with Payton back, would be my pick.
 
2013-08-14 03:43:39 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: As an Eagles season ticket holder I assure you I am not putting money aside for a pre-Christmas playoff ticket invoice.


If they win 6 games this year, and avoid getting blown out in half the losses, it should probably be considered a success.
 
2013-08-14 03:43:50 PM  
The Saints are the strongest bet now that Malcolm in the Middle is back coaching.
 
2013-08-14 03:44:13 PM  
I also wouldn't mind seeing the Jets win the East for the lulz. Especially if they get to the Super Bowl.

That'd be three AFCCGs and a Super Bowl in five years for Rex as a coach and people would STILL say he sucks if they lost the Super Bowl. WITH MARK SANCHEZ AS HIS QB AND HOMELESS PEOPLE AT WR.
 
2013-08-14 03:45:05 PM  
Well, the Bills and Jets' prospects are looking up now that Brady went dAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA sorry, couldn't get through that. Pats still walk even if Brady's done.
 
2013-08-14 03:45:23 PM  

IAmRight: If I had to pick a division, I'd obviously go with the NFC South. It's nice to have three teams to choose from AND a division with a history of a lot of worst-to-first finishes.

If I had to pick a team, I'd probably go with the Lions or Chiefs. I have no idea what's up with the Lions and it's possible that their season from two years ago better represents their capabilities than last year. I wouldn't go crazy and expect them to win the Super Bowl, but it's not crazy to think that the Packers might have issues due to not fielding a defense and that Minnesota probably isn't going to get 2000+ yards out of Peterson again and the Bears still have Cutler, so they'll always be middling.

The Chiefs have talent (see Pro Bowl rosters), they upgraded at QB and at HC, and their division sucks except for one team, which is relying on an old QB and are basically f*cked if he goes. The Cardinals would have the same thing with the talent, upgrades at QB and HC...but their division is not going to let them have anything.

I'd like it to be the Bills but I think they're a year or two away.

/if they cut my boy Brandon Kaufman then f*ck the Bills and I hope they lose =D


Lions are the sixth seed in the NFC playoffs this year.  Book it.
 
2013-08-14 03:46:43 PM  
The Saints would be the strongest bet if it weren't for the fact that Atlanta is a great regular-season team that just improved this offseason in their running game.
 
2013-08-14 03:47:22 PM  
Saints and Falcons will be trading places each year for the next few years.
 
2013-08-14 03:48:04 PM  

Wadded Beef: Lions are the sixth seed in the NFC playoffs this year.  Book it.


I'm not going to book it because it's between them and every other non-division winner (since both Seattle and San Francisco are making it again).

/and either the Saints or Falcons will probably have a pretty darn good record too.
 
2013-08-14 03:49:39 PM  
media.nola.com
 
2013-08-14 03:50:36 PM  

IAmRight: The Saints would be the strongest bet if it weren't for the fact that Atlanta is a great regular-season team that just improved this offseason in their running game.


Did they, though? I'm of course privy to nothing, but I often hear on sportstalk that their run-blocking is terrible and that Steven Jackson, being on the downside of his career (not that THAT's subjective), is in line to be Michael Turner 2.0 when he fizzled.

That said, Falcons winning the South would shock no one.
 
2013-08-14 03:52:22 PM  

Wadded Beef: IAmRight: The Saints would be the strongest bet if it weren't for the fact that Atlanta is a great regular-season team that just improved this offseason in their running game.

Did they, though? I'm of course privy to nothing, but I often hear on sportstalk that their run-blocking is terrible and that Steven Jackson, being on the downside of his career (not that THAT's subjective), is in line to be Michael Turner 2.0 when he fizzled.

That said, Falcons winning the South would shock no one.


Well, it's just preseason, but Jackson had pretty much no holes and went for 2, 4, and stuffed in the backfield twice IIRC.  Hope that actually continues when it counts.
 
2013-08-14 03:53:27 PM  

IAmRight: Wadded Beef: Lions are the sixth seed in the NFC playoffs this year.  Book it.

I'm not going to book it because it's between them and every other non-division winner (since both Seattle and San Francisco are making it again).

/and either the Saints or Falcons will probably have a pretty darn good record too.


Actually, as soon as I hit 'add comment' I realized I spaced the resurgent Saints. I figure in the NFC that the East and North will only be the division winners with the wild cards coming from the South and West.

Still, I proclaimed with a chest-thump that the Lions are #6 so I gotta stay with it.
 
2013-08-14 03:53:56 PM  

IlGreven: Well, the Bills and Jets' prospects are looking up now that Brady went dAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA sorry, couldn't get through that. Pats still walk even if Brady's done.


Thought that was a joke, then I went to PFT.  I'm gonna blame Tebow.
 
2013-08-14 03:55:15 PM  

Wadded Beef: IAmRight: If I had to pick a division, I'd obviously go with the NFC South. It's nice to have three teams to choose from AND a division with a history of a lot of worst-to-first finishes.

If I had to pick a team, I'd probably go with the Lions or Chiefs. I have no idea what's up with the Lions and it's possible that their season from two years ago better represents their capabilities than last year. I wouldn't go crazy and expect them to win the Super Bowl, but it's not crazy to think that the Packers might have issues due to not fielding a defense and that Minnesota probably isn't going to get 2000+ yards out of Peterson again and the Bears still have Cutler, so they'll always be middling.

The Chiefs have talent (see Pro Bowl rosters), they upgraded at QB and at HC, and their division sucks except for one team, which is relying on an old QB and are basically f*cked if he goes. The Cardinals would have the same thing with the talent, upgrades at QB and HC...but their division is not going to let them have anything.

I'd like it to be the Bills but I think they're a year or two away.

/if they cut my boy Brandon Kaufman then f*ck the Bills and I hope they lose =D

Lions are the sixth seed in the NFC playoffs this year.  Book it.


Ya thats not happening.

They have no line on either side of the ball.
 
2013-08-14 03:55:46 PM  
Saints are the easy pick. Eagles or Browns next on the list.

No skin in the game, but I'd like to see the Browns win the division, just out of pity.
 
2013-08-14 03:55:52 PM  
I'd take the Lions.

I won't count out the Eagles just because that division ends up with all four teams between 6 and 9 wins half the time anyway.
 
2013-08-14 03:56:11 PM  
Have to agree with the majority here, Saints.  Although, I think the Chefs have the potential for biggest improvement, they won't be able to overcome the Broncos, who will not win 13 again, but 10 or 11 is probably enough.
 
2013-08-14 03:57:03 PM  

IAmRight: Wadded Beef: Lions are the sixth seed in the NFC playoffs this year.  Book it.

I'm not going to book it because it's between them and every other non-division winner (since both Seattle and San Francisco are making it again).

/and either the Saints or Falcons will probably have a pretty darn good record too.


This is my problem. The Giants need to win the division because one of those two is getting a wild card spot, and the NFC East is probably going to do their usual thing where they beat up on each other and nobody ends up with a spectacular record.
 
2013-08-14 03:58:00 PM  

IlGreven: Well, the Bills and Jets' prospects are looking up now that Brady went dAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA sorry, couldn't get through that. Pats still walk even if Brady's done.


I had to go to twitter after reading your post to see what you are talking about. Man, if ever there was a team that had a shiatty offseason it is New England
 
2013-08-14 04:01:38 PM  

p the boiler: IlGreven: Well, the Bills and Jets' prospects are looking up now that Brady went dAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA sorry, couldn't get through that. Pats still walk even if Brady's done.

I had to go to twitter after reading your post to see what you are talking about. Man, if ever there was a team that had a shiatty offseason it is New England


PS - it's Tim Tebow's birthday today.

* cue "Ave Satani" *
 
2013-08-14 04:02:19 PM  

Wadded Beef: I'm of course privy to nothing, but I often hear on sportstalk that their run-blocking is terrible and that Steven Jackson, being on the downside of his career (not that THAT's subjective), is in line to be Michael Turner 2.0 when he fizzled.


Homie ran with the Rams O-Line for the past half-dozen years. Pretty sure he's familiar with sh*tty lines (though of course NOW they have a decent line that's getting better).

/still an upgrade from Turner
//give Quizz more time!
 
2013-08-14 04:03:04 PM  

justtray: Wadded Beef: IAmRight: If I had to pick a division, I'd obviously go with the NFC South. It's nice to have three teams to choose from AND a division with a history of a lot of worst-to-first finishes.

If I had to pick a team, I'd probably go with the Lions or Chiefs. I have no idea what's up with the Lions and it's possible that their season from two years ago better represents their capabilities than last year. I wouldn't go crazy and expect them to win the Super Bowl, but it's not crazy to think that the Packers might have issues due to not fielding a defense and that Minnesota probably isn't going to get 2000+ yards out of Peterson again and the Bears still have Cutler, so they'll always be middling.

The Chiefs have talent (see Pro Bowl rosters), they upgraded at QB and at HC, and their division sucks except for one team, which is relying on an old QB and are basically f*cked if he goes. The Cardinals would have the same thing with the talent, upgrades at QB and HC...but their division is not going to let them have anything.

I'd like it to be the Bills but I think they're a year or two away.

/if they cut my boy Brandon Kaufman then f*ck the Bills and I hope they lose =D

Lions are the sixth seed in the NFC playoffs this year.  Book it.

Ya thats not happening.

They have no line on either side of the ball.


It blows me away that with the D-line talent they've drafted  they're middle-of the-league at best in sacks and rush D last year.
 
2013-08-14 04:05:54 PM  

justtray: Ya thats not happening.

They have no line on either side of the ball.


Neither do most of the teams in the division.
 
2013-08-14 04:05:56 PM  

robsul82: p the boiler: IlGreven: Well, the Bills and Jets' prospects are looking up now that Brady went dAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA sorry, couldn't get through that. Pats still walk even if Brady's done.

I had to go to twitter after reading your post to see what you are talking about. Man, if ever there was a team that had a shiatty offseason it is New England

PS - it's Tim Tebow's birthday today.

* cue "O Fortuna" *


Derrrr.
 
2013-08-14 04:23:12 PM  
The Saints were a rudderless team with an awful DC, and still managed to win 7 games (would have been 8 if not for those replacement refs). But Payton is back. The only other coach I'd consider as cunning and ruthless is Belichick.

The defense (now a 3-4 with Ryan) has to improve only modestly for the Saints to be a threat deep in the playoffs. The offense is so reliable that you could set a watch to it, so we don't even need to discuss that. We've terrorized the league with a bend-don't-break defense before, and I can almost promise you that will be the case this year.

/homer
 
2013-08-14 04:28:43 PM  
Aren't the Lions pretty much always rated DFL? Or is it just my years of rooting for them and being perennially disappointed?
 
2013-08-14 04:32:20 PM  
I know I'm a fan, but the Saints are the easy pick.  I mean, technically they were "last place"... because they were 7-9 and tied with the three non-Atlanta teams for last.  Also means they were second place.  And 2012 was a completely lost season.
 
2013-08-14 04:37:32 PM  
Browns or Bucs, though if it's the Bucs no one in Tampa will know because of the TV blackout rules.
 
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