12. Cleveland Browns (+3)
I have no idea if the Browns are good, but I know that they have enough talent on this roster for a few of them to be good each night and have the chance to take over a game.
Let’s not rehash the same story over and over again, but this team will go as far as ask Baker Mayfield takes them. Last week the Browns showed that they had the depth on the offensive line to throttle teams in the run game even when they don’t have a guy like Jack Conklin.
This team has a chance to win every single game and they can be as dangerous as they want to be, but that is all on the QB.
11. Buffalo Bills (-2)
I’m sorry, your telling me that someone taught Josh Allen how to pass now and he isn’t just a wildcat QB? Now the Bills are ready to really push for the AFC East throne.
All jokes aside, how can the Bills not be viewed as the favorites in the AFC East and probably a team who should be thinking about 10 or 11 wins at this point? They are coached very well and have been for the last few years, and unlike Sam Darnold, Josh Allen is actually developing as a player on the field and not just in the dreams of beat writers.
Add in one of the best defenses in the NFL (even if they aren’t especially splashy) and you should have a foil for the high powered offenses of Kansas City and Baltimore, but aparently a team that can also put up 30+ if they need to.
Now, to get into the top-10, I am going to require you to beat someone other than the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins. Until then it is time to stay behind the velvet rope.