It's going to be a tough schedule this year and with nothing better to do in the offseason, writing and creating slide shows sure does help past the time. Now let's take a look at the schedule.
Leon Hall and Johnathan Joseph are one of the best young defensive back duos in the league. Rey Maualuga and Keith Rivers are also one of the best young linebacker duos in the league.
Jermaine Gresham and Jordan Shipley will bolster the Bengals passing attack, while Cedric Benson should have another good year running the ball.
Nobody knows when Welker will be back, and Moss can't take plays off against some of these young talented corners in the league. Hall and Joseph will be a problem in this game for us and the same goes for Maualuga/Rivers.
I can see Shipley starting right away in the slot and he might be a little too slippery for our defensive backs. We shouldn't have a problem with Gresham, and depending on whether or not our defense wants to tackle running backs this year is yet to be seen.
Should be trading punches in this game. Jets defense finished second overall last season and their team has improved significantly on paper, but we'll see how the unit plays together.
Our defense could potentially have a field day with Mark Sanchez's "ELITE" ability to throw interceptions. Sanchez could actually have a good sophmore season IF he learned anything from last season.
Santonio Holmes won't be playing in this game :), so this will definitely be a defensive game. The Jets defense will be hard to crack, but not impossible.
I'm worried about the offensive line picking up Rex Ryan's blitzes though, the offensive line struggled last season, and they may again this year unless Vollmer sees more playing time.
If Brandon Tate makes it through training camp this year without an injury, he could be dangerous in the slot along with rookie Taylor Price against the Jets' other defensive backs.
Moss vs. Revis Island: The big question is, will Moss make it off Revis Island or will he be stranded?
Sure C.J. Spiller has the speed to go the distance, but he does not have a good offensive line to open holes for him. Not much to worry about in this game, but Paul Pusluszny, Jarius Byrd, and Leodis McKelvin are players that we shouldn't test too much because they are smart players.
The combination of Chad Henne and Brandon Marshall bothers me. Karlos Dansby and Channing Crowder will be a formidable force. This will also be the game where we get to see how good Jared Odrick is, after passing up on him in the draft and giving him to the enemy on a silver platter.
Vontae Davis and Sean Smith are one of the best young defensive back duos in the league. Chris Clemons is a up and coming player, and Koa Misi will also be interesting to watch.
The Dolphins offensive line will cause trouble for our pass rush even though we don't have much of a pass rush right now.
Revenge Week, the Ravens have improved over the offseason with the addition of WR Anquan Boldin, and the drafting of Sergio Kindle and "Mount" Cody.
Ray Lewis and Ed Reed are still the best in the league at their respective positions. If "Mount" Cody starts right away our offense is in big trouble; Haloti Ngata paired with Cody will be big trouble for our offensive line, and will free up Ray Lewis to create havoc wherever he chooses.
Someone on our defense needs to deliver a big hit to Ray Rice and let him know that we mean business, and we won't let him run wild again. Our pass rush—whether it has improved or not—will be a factor in this game because of Baltimore's young talented offfensive line.
Phillip Rivers, Antonio Gates, and Vincent Jackson will present problems for us. Ryan Matthews has the potential to be a good RB in the league, but our defense should stop him. The Chargers do have a good offensive line and should open holes for Matthews, in which Mayo/Spikes/Merriweather need to fill.
Shawn Merriman hasn't produced a lot of sacks since he was busted for using steroids, he is a big talker on and off the field, but that hasn't gotten him wins last time I checked.
Our WR's should have a field day against their defensive backs and the Chargers front seven should contain our running game led by Stephen Cooper. Eric Weddle is a tackling machine, and should also be watched carefully.
The Vikings season as of right now is in the hands of Brett Favre, if he doens't come back, I can't see Tavaris Jackson winning them too many games.
Sure Percy Harvin, Sidney Rice, and Bernard Berrian have the speed to stretch the field, but if Favre surprisingly doesn't come back, all that speed won't matter.
Containing Adrian Peterson is no easy task by any means, I don't think we will be able to keep Peterson under 100 yards, but if we can get Peterson to fumble in key situations like he usually does, it would give our offense another chance to score.
The Vikings defensive line will most likely pour over our offensive line with the Williams' and Jared Allen. Chad Greenway and E.J. Henderson are tackling machines, and the Vikings front seven should shut down our running game, but the Vikings secondary is a different story.
Cedric Griffin and Antoine Winfield are both talented, but Welker should hopefully be back by now and with the deep talent we have at WR, the Vikings secondary should not give us a problem.
We beat the Titans last year 59-0 last year, and I think we could score more than that on the Browns. Jake Delhomme is a good QB, but he has less talent to work with than he did in Carolina.
With the exclusion of Joe Thomas, our defense should pour over the Browns offensive line. The Browns running game and passing attack should be picked apart by the defense. This would be a very good week to have Patriot players on your fantasy football team.
Eric Wright is a good corner and Haden is unproven in the NFL so far. Sheldon Brown has lost a step and should be playing safety because of his big hits, Moss should beat these DB's all game long.
Even with the addition of Marquis Pouncey, the Steelers offensive line woes are not fixed yet. Rashard Mendenhall is a big running back and he can do it all which makes him hard to bring down.
The Steelers don't have much at WR other than Mike Wallace and Hines Ward. Heath Miller is a troublesome TE that can do it all, and our defense needs to be wary of Miller.
The biggest problem in this game will be the Steelers D. We will be trading punches in this game, and it will be another defensive battle. Lamar Woodley and James Harrison coming off the edge will be hard to watch.
Unless Troy Polamalu is injured by this game, we should have no problem beating the Steelers D.
Juggernaut vs. Juggernaut...Both offenses are undoubtedly going to score so it's a matter of trying to confuse Manning at the line of scrimmage.
Indy has some young talented defensive backs in Jacob Lacey and Jerraud Powers. Indy also has a young talented stable of safeties in Antoine Bethea, Melvin Bullit, and Bob Sanders.
Dwight Freeny and Robert Mathis will be running around Matt Light and Nick Kaczur all game long.
Ndamukong Suh definitely improved the Lions defensive line and Louis Delmas is a up and coming player. Even with these players this game should be a blowout.
Our defense should have a fun time sacking Matt Stafford because of Detroit's weak offensive line. Calvin Johnson is one of the best WR's to come out of the draft since Andre Johnson. Johnson can take it to the house on any given day and Brandon Pettigrew is a big target for Stafford.
Jahvid Best has the speed to take it the distance, but with a less than superb offensive line, that won't likely happen.
Same as last Jets slide, unless injuries occur.
Julius Peppers will make a big difference for Chicago's defense. Peppers will create a lot of sacks, and help in run support. The front seven is the biggest concern in this game and it will be interesting to see how Major Wright from Florida transitions into the NFL.
Really not worried about Jay Cutler because he makes bad decesions. Devin Hester and Johnny Knox have blazing speed but outside of them, the Bears have no other receivers.
Greg Olsen is a great receiving TE and could cause problems. The Bears offensive line isn't what it use to be back when you saw them in a lot of commercials a while back.
Matt Forte had a really bad sophmore slump, and running behind a bad offenseive line doesn't help.
This game will be a slug fest as both teams have good offenses and defenses. The Packers defense is very talented: Charles Woodson can still make interceptions, but at this point in his career he is better suited for safety.
Clay Matthews would have been a excellent addition to our defense, but yet again we passed on another good player. B.J. Raji could be a force this year with one season under his belt now, and Atari Bigby can lay out some big hits.
Aaron Rodgers is one of the best QB's in the league now and Bryan Bulaga solidifies the Packers offensive line, and should start right away. Ryan Grant is a physical runner ,and will be hard to take down,
Greg Jennings and Donal Driver are solid receivers, Jordy Nelson is a up and coming player to watch out for.
Refer to last Bills slide
Same as last Dolphins slide