The Rams, 49ers, and Seahawks combined for a 13-35 record in 2008.
The result? Fresh starts all round as each franchise appointed a new head coach.
The Giants' defense, led by Steve Spagnuolo, had a real impact on the team's Super Bowl XLII victory.
Now Spagnuolo is charged with leading a Rams revival.
It might be a long term project in St Louis, with plenty of work to be done rebuilding the roster and finding an identity on both sides of the ball.
Spagnuolo is likely to build his team around the blue print in New York. Expect an emphasis on a strong ground game and a fearsome pass rushing defense.
The Seahawks named their successor to Mike Holmgren prior to the 2008 season.
Jim Mora has the difficult task of following the legendary coach and forcing a recovery from an unexpected 4-12 season.
Seattle GM Tim Ruskell has been aggressive in free agency and the draft, making key additions like T.J. Houshmandzadeh and Aaron Curry.
With an emphasis on 'win-now', the Seahawks will be hoping to make 2008 a distant memory.
The 49ers made a wise decision when they appointed Mike Singletary on a permanent basis after a strong end to 2008 - finishing 4-1 in their last five games.
For too long the Niners lacked a focus, a direction. That has changed with Singletary at the helm.
The team will be molded in their coaches image. Tough, outspoken, more perspiration than inspiration.
San Francisco might not be the most aesthetically pleasing team to watch in 2009 - but a fresh start under Singletary was just what this franchise needed.
Don't be surprised if the combined record of these three teams is much improved next season.