Everyone is wondering- Who will be the team to beat in 2010? Well, here's my personal opinion.
You may be wondering, "Why did you pick a top 6? And not a top 5, or top 10?"
Well, this is my first article, and I don't want to follow the usual order of things. Everyone does Top 5's and Top 10's. But nobody does top 6's!
Teams are picked by Consistency, coaching staff, team talent, roster changes, and last year's record.
Teams are put in reverse order.
Before we get into the really dangerous teams, let's have fun pounding a couple of teams that constantly suck.
Where to begin? Their Owner stinks. Their players stink. Their coaches stink. Their stadium stinks (Even though my Uncle payed for a lot of it) Their hometown stinks. All they have is Johnson, Stafford, and Suh. Maybe Sims. Maybe.
The Rams were a powerhouse in the late '90s, and early 2000's but now, they're even worse than the Lions. Is that even possible? Worse than the Lions?! That hilarious!
I could go on all day, but you didn't come here to see me hammer a bunch of innocently terrible teams. So here we go...
Rodgers has been incredible during his first two years as a starter, and the Packers defense didn't disappoint either. The only thing the Cheeseheads could whine about? Their mediocre offensive line. But after the addition of Brian Bulaga, the Packers are prone to become one of the best NFC teams in 2010.
12-4, eliminated in NFC Championship.
They have a solid, young, quarterback in Mark Sanchez. But what really will propel the Jets is their powerhouse defense. Ranked number 1 defensively in 2009, these AFC finalists are in for a great 2010. The Addition of LaDanian Tomilson couldn't hurt, either!
12-4, Eliminated in Divisional Playoffs.
Romo's boys have never looked better. Ranked by many as one of the best NFC teams, the 'Boys are my choice as the NFC champions.
13-3, NFC Champions
The Pats have had a rough couple of years- Brady missing 2008, and finishing only 10-6 in 2009, but I believe the curse is over.
13-3, Eliminated in Divisional Playoffs
Even though New York signed LT, the Chargers are still a great team. With Ryan Mathews as their new halfback, and Phillip Rivers under center, The Chargers are one of the best teams in the NFL.
14-2, Eliminated in AFC Championship.
Yes, I think the Colts are the best team in the NFL. Where to even begin? They have the best Quarterback, Peyton Manning, who shows no sign of aging. They have an elite pass rusher, Dwight Freeney. They have a solid Half Back, Joseph Addai... I can just go on and on.The Defending AFC Champions will avenge their loss against New Orleans, and Manning will win his second ring.
14-2, Superbowl Champions.
Now, I don't want to recieve a million messages asking why I didn't include some "elite" teams. So, here's a couple of popular top picks, and why I didn't include them.
Injuries sabatoged the 2008 Champions' season, causing them to make the playoffs. They could have an improvement in 2010, but they're going to face a major setback. Ben Roethlisburgr is suspended until Game 7. Who knows? Maybe they can pull an Chad Henne, and surprise everyone with a fantastic backup. Only problem is, Chad Henne went 7-9 last season.
11-5, Eliminated in Wildcard.
Peterson showed his butterfingers in the 2010 NFC Championship game, recording over 3 fumbles. Jared Allen is getting kind of old... even though I'm sure he could still beat the junk out me. But a lot of the Viking's 2010 relies on 1 player. You guessed it! Brett Favre. If he comes back for 2010, the Vikings are one of the best NFC teams. If he retires, the Vikings are in for a rough season.
With Favre, 13-3
Here's the average reaction I expect to receive.
"Are you KIDDING ME? The SAINTS NOT ON THIS LIST? The Superbowl CHAMPIONS NOT ON THIS LIST? The BREES NOT ON THIS LIST? The BUSH not on this list?!"
Well the answer to those questions are No, Yes, Yes, Yes, and Yes.
If you so called "Fans" actually payed attention to the Aints' previous records, you would notice that not only are they incredibly inconsistent, they stink. The only superstar players they have are Drew Brees, Marquis Olsten, and Reggie Bush, who is overrated to the breaking point. The Saints will once again miss the playoffs, and will once again earn their spot of mediocrity. Right next to the Bucs, Lions, Browns, and Rams.
Here's a few ridiculous questions that I don't feel like answering.
Q- Which is your favorite sports team?
A- The Chicago Bears are my favorite. I love the Indianapolis Colts, though. I kind of like the Lions, too, even though they're hopelessly terrible.
Q- Where are you from?
A- North Illinois.
Q- How old are you?
A- Okay, are you a child mollester or something?
That's it for me. I hope you found this article interesting. If not, leave me a hate comment. They amuse me.