The NFL offseason has now run its course. The draft concluded 10 days ago, while free-agent signings have slowed down considerably with offseason workouts right around the corner. That can only mean one thing—followers of the NFL now look to the season that lies ahead.
Every year, each NFL team has certain expectations attached to its organization.
In 2012, most expected the New York Giants to challenge for another Lombardi Trophy after winning the Super Bowl in 2011. Others predicted the Carolina Panthers to turn into instant playoff contenders because of Cam Newton's impressive rookie season the year before.
However, the NFL rarely follows through on the public's expectations because of parity. There are always new contenders from one season to the next, making the 32-team league one of the hardest to predict on an annual basis.
Let's examine the eight NFL teams under the most pressure to win in 2013.