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Old 07-24-2005, 01:26 AM   #10
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Default Re: Preseason rankings: AFC

Originally Posted by Go_Cats
1. NE

No Comment needed

2. Kansas City Chiefs

They beat the Colts last season with the pourous defense, think how well they will do after handing out over 100 million dollars of contracts to the defense.

3. NY Jets

Face it Steeler fans they beat you last year, plain and simple, just a bad kick costed them a win and a first round exit to you. They drafted a kicker to solve that, plus they got even better with the acquisition of L. Coles.

4. Jacksonville Jaguars

A good young defense, coupled with an offense who has added Matt Jones and T. Henry, and you got a team that can compete for a superbowl

5. Cincinnati Bengals

The most deadly offense if the league, just got better with the adittions of C. Henry, and return of C. Perry to a full bill of health. The defense will also be better with M. Williams coming on strong, and new play makers O. Thurman and D. Pollack.
I think the Jets will be worse this year than last year - their grinding, no risks offence spared their defence from spending too much time on the field - but when they were - they were vunerable.
Im not sure Jacksonville have done anything to justify such a high ranking - they are a fashionable pick for sure but Matt Jones is a total wild card at this stage and if the T.Henry you mentioned is Travis - then he signed for the Titans....not the Jags.

I suppose it was to be expected that the Bengals would find their way magically into this seasons top5 list - what with you being a fan and all.
I think your rookies WILL improve your D - mainly as it couldn't get alot worse - but it will still be a long way short of 'good'.
How do you define the 'most deadly offence in football'? Points scored? TD's scored? Likelyhood of shooting the oppositions D-coach?

Its all guess work at this stage of course - but pre-season is the best time for predctions.

By the way, the same magic that landed the Bengals at 5 somehow erased the Steelers ALTOGETHER from your top 5 - still...this is Harry Potter season


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