It’s hard for me to even write this because the Patriots have the NFC East sewn up already. Who’s going to challenge them? Anyway, here we go:
New England Patriots – It wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Patriots go 16-0 again. Rubbing it in the face of the rest of the NFL the Pats have one of the easiest schedules in the league based on last years record. They also return every major player and a crop of promising rookies. This train just keeps rolling.
Buffalo Bills – Trent Edwards will be a better quarterback. Marshawn Lynch avoided major legal troubles and hopes to avoid a sophomore slump. The addition of Marcus Stroud and Spencer Johnson on the D line should help. The Bills will win 9 or 10 games and finish second in the NFC East
New York Jets – Eric Mangini went from genius to idiot last season. They face problems in 2008. An uncertain quarterback situation, no production from Thomas Jones, and a demanding fan base. Reaching 8-8 will be a challenge unless Mangini doffs the dunce cap again.
Miami Dolphins – No place to go but up right? Bill Parcells will push this team in a better direction but give it time. The Dolphins are shaky at QB. They’ll also be looking to work Ricky Williams into the backfield along with Ronnie Brown. Depending on Williams is a risky move. 5 games maybe.