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Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:01 am
Every National Football League regular season is filled with surprises , and the 2018 campaign won’t be any different. A team thought by many to be candidates to finish near the bottom of the overall standings will compete for a playoff spot. An advertised contender will enter a poor run of form and a losing streak that sees that club fall out of the race before Christmas time. Maybe this will be the year when quarterback Tom Brady is unable to guide the New England Patriots to the postseason, a letdown that leads to the end of an era for the league’s reigning dynasty; eh, probably not when you take everything into account. Odds are the AFC East will, once again , be dominated by the usual suspects. What about the AFC North, a division filled with plenty of uncertainty heading into the opening week of the season? Is there any chance that the team routinely in the basement of that division will climb enough to contend for meaningful January football contests for the first time seemingly since the day before forever? Are those high on that roster overrating it after a handful of solid preseason showings? Last but not least are the reigning Super Bowl Champions, a team that doesn’t appear to be all that close to avoiding the figurative hangover that follows title celebrations. The Seattle Seahawks were written off by plenty of doubters multiple times throughout the 2014 National Football League regular season. Every one of those individuals look silly at the start of Christmas week. Not only have these Seahawks been to the mountaintop before. They may actually be better than they were a year ago at this time. Best of luck to those NFC teams that will have to travel out west to play the Seahawks in Seattle next month. Those sides will need more than some good fortune, as the Seahawks are playing at as high a level as is any other team in the league.Elsewhere around the NFL , Tom Brady and the New England Patriots keep on winning. There is not a quarterback in the AFC one would choose to start a playoff game ahead of Brady, the Patriots have the best defense in the conference this holiday season, and the conference's road to the Super Bowl will be going through Gillette Stadium. New England has become an overwhelming favorite to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl for 2015. Is there anybody out there who wants to put actual money on the Patriots not advancing to the final game of the campaign?The worst teams in the NFL are happily looking forward to the end of lousy seasons. Some are already working toward acquiring talent in the 2015 NFL Draft, while others are hoping that they will not need to sign or draft quarterbacks during the upcoming offseason. There are some smart football people out there who are convinced that the next draft class does not have a franchise quarterback in it. That is awful news for more than a few franchises that are desperate for elite signal-callers.