Monday, July 31, 2006

Phil's AFC North Breakdown

What else can be said that hasn't already been said, except for the fact that this is a division plagued by injuries. My synopsis is kinda late because I have been busy. But I will give you a short rundown.

Pittsburgh Steelers
The Steelers haven't really been hit hard by free agency or retirement besides the fact that Bus is now gone, and Randle El is a Redskin. He won't be missed as much as many think because he did play out of the slot and only had 35 catches and a touchdown. You won't be let down this year, unless you thought he was cute, because Ben Roethlisberger should be able to return to his old form and redirect the Steelers back to glory.

Cincinnati Bengals
There progress clearly relies on the progress of Carson Palmer, period. If somehow Carson can be ready in time, then expect the Bengals to become early contenders for the title. Well, I don't think he will be, so they may fall to the bottom of the class.

Baltimore Ravens
The Ravens will have the best chance to knock off the Steelers.Ray Lewis and Ed Reed are finally healthy, and Steve McNair is a huge plus. Add big Haloti Ngata to stuff up the middle, and this is one of the more feared defenses in the league.

Cleveland Browns
Romeo Crennel will have this defense screamin'. They could've had a chance to be good, but since LeCharles Bentley is out, scratch that. Kellen Winslow is back and he is better at 90% than other people are at 100%.

Heres how they finish:
Pittsburgh Steelers: 11-5
Baltimore Ravens: 9-7
Cincinnati Bengals: 5-11
Cleveland Browns: 5-11


Blogger Situ said...

whoa, you give so much credit to LeCharles Bentley. how sweet of you.

9:49 PM  

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