18. New England Patriots
-A healthy Cam Newton is a bad, bad man, but I haven’t seen him since he lost to the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl. Expecting Bill Belichick to revive him is a huge leap of faith, but never say never with this team.
You know the story on the Patriots and this is a team that is going to be led by the defense despite an entire offseason talking about the quarterback.
17. L.A. Rams
-Can Sean McVay adapt to Jared Goff being bad at football? He has done it before, so I tend to think that he can and now that the Rams don’t have to give touches to Todd Gurley they might be a better offense.
I think the season will be decided by whether or not that offense can put pressure on opponents and make them pass. If the Rams can get on top of teams and let Aaron Donald make life miserable for opposing quarterbacks while Jalen Ramsey capitalizes on that chaos, then this team could be a playoff team.
In fact, if they can get that done they have a good chance recreating their Super Bowl run because that was essentially the blueprint that season.