78 days away from the opening kickoff to the NFL season, let's take a look at where each team ranks headed into training camp next month.
The rankings are based off free agent and draft moves.
1. Seattle Seahwaks- made the right moves to prepare for Russell Wilson's contract next offseason. An organization that's set the standard on how to win consistently in the league.
2. San Fransisco 49ers- the Niners were a Richard Sherman deflection away from being in the Super Bowl a second straight year. Added another threat at wide receiver in Stevie Johnson on a draft day trade with the Bills. Continued to add depth on defense through the draft.
3. Denver Broncos- reloaded on defense by adding DeMarcus Ware, Aqib Talib and T.J. Ward. Peyton Manning lost Eric Decker, but gained Emmanuel Sanders and Cody Latimer.
4. New England Patriots- added Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner in the secondary, as the defense should be much improved. Will look to get more out of second year wide receivers Kenbrell Thompkins and Aaron Dobson.
5. Indianapolis Colts- brought in Hakeem Nicks to an already dangerous wide receiving core, with hopes that Reggie Wayne comes back fully healthy. An offseason and a full training camp will help Trent Richardson next year.
6. New Orleans Saints- Drew Brees is still there, that's all that matters. But a much improved defensive campaign from last season should be even better by adding pro bowler Jairus Byrd and veteran Champ Bailey.
7. Arizona Cardinals- finished the season out 7-2 last year and missed the playoffs by one game. A late season win in Seattle, the only team to do so last year, should give them a lot of confidence heading into 2014.
8. Baltimore Ravens- added Steve Smith to the talented receiving core. The Super Bowl champs from the 2012-2013 season should be back in prime form on defense with the additions of Elvis Dumervil, Chris Canty and Daryl Smith. C.J. Mosley, the team's first round pick, should start right away and thrive in the Ravens system.
9. Green Bay Packers- still snuck in the playoffs last year after an injury plagued season. Julius Peppers adds an immediate impact off the edge and forms a great outside linebacker duo with Clay Matthews.
10. Cincinnati Bengals- another team that was hit with the injury bug last season but still managed to make the playoffs. Lost both coordinators, but Marvin Lewis will keep this team intact. This could be Andy Dalton's make or break season.
11. Philadelphia Eagles- added the hard hitting safety they've been looking for in Malcolm Jenkins. Have one of the most potent running back duos in LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles. The NFC East didn't get much better either.
12. Carolina Panthers- I had a struggle even putting them here after a 12-4 season. Lost their top four wide receivers and three fourths of their starting secondary. Not really sure what they were thinking this offseason. But they still have Cam Newton to run the show and Luke Kuechly to anchor down the defensive end.
13. Chicago Bears- brought in free agents Jared Allen and Lamarr Houston to offset the Peppers loss. Added key depth at corner by drafting Kyle Fuller, as Charles Tillman and Tim Jennings aren't getting any younger. Arguably one of the best wide receiver duos in Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery.
14. San Diego Chargers- a sneaky season for the Chargers last year as they made it to the Divisional round of the playoffs. Will hope to have a healthy receiving core next year to help Keenan Allen.
15. Kansas City Chiefs- just not buying another postseason visit for the Chiefs next season. Had a very favorable schedule last year and Alex Smith never looks to throw the ball over ten yards.
16. New York Giants- made big changes on defense as they said goodbye to sack leader Justin Tuck and Linval Joseph. Eli Manning will look to bounce back from an awful season.
17. Miami Dolphins- missed a golden opportunity at the end of last season as they needed to win just one of their final two games. Added Knoshown Moreno to help at the running back position..
18. Atlanta Falcons- need a healthy Julio Jones and upgraded on both the offensive and defensive lines. Expect them to bounce back in a big way this year and be a playoff contender.
19. New York Jets- adding Chris Johnson and Eric Decker can't be a bad thing. Rookie Calvin Pryor should be an immediate impact in the secondary under the aggressive defensive system they have.
20. Pittsburgh Steelers- not used to seeing the Steelers on the outside looking in, currently in a transition phase as their defense aged quickly and couldn't afford everybody.
21. Dallas Cowboys- lost DeMarcus Ware, Romo is coming off back surgery and Sean Lee is lost for the season. Just don't see much improvement from an 8-8 team last year. I'd expect something similar in 2014.
22. Detroit Lions- added more offense in Golden Tate and Eric Ebron. The secondary is a huge question mark against a division that can sling it in Green Bay and Chicago. The Lions will have some high scoring games this season.
23. St. Louis Rams- if they didn't play in the NFC West, I'd have them ranked much higher. Hopes to have a healthy Sam Bradford and first rounder Greg Robinson should help keep him upright. Their front four on defense is nasty.
24. Tennessee Titans- Jake Locker's make or break season, and head coach Ken Whisenhunt should be a great help. Bishop Sankey brings a new dynamic to the running back position as the Chris Johnson era is over.
25. Buffalo Bills- there's some optimism up in Buffalo that this might be a playoff season. They invested a lot to get playmaker Sammy Watkins and hope he'll be the difference. E.J. Manuel needs to stay on the field, as he missed six games last season.
26. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- should have a potent wide receiver duo with Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans. Doug Martin will be back and have Austin Sefarian-Jenkins to pair up with Timothy Wright at tight end. A lot of weapons for the quarterback, which will be decided in training camp between Mike Glennon and Josh McCown.
27. Cleveland Browns- Another QB battle to be decided in training camp between Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel. Will most likely have to deal with the suspension of Josh Gordon for the season, a crushing blow. An improved defense with Donte Whitner, Karlos Dansby and Justin Gilbert should keep the Browns competitive.
28. Washington Redskins- Robert Griffin III got another weapon with DeSean Jackson, and looks to improve after a dreadful second season. Tough to gauge what Washington will be next season.
29. Minnesota Vikings- a lot of questionable personnel moves the past few years for this team will have them as bottom dwellers in the NFC North again. They have Adrian Peterson which always helps, but that's not enough.
30. Houston Texans- not buying that Ryan Fitzpatrick is the starter. Andre Johnson wants out and Arian Foster can't seem to stay healthy. A lot of question marks heading into this season.
31. Oakland Raiders- Matt Schaub takes over the QB ranks and he seems to get worse every year. If Schaub couldn't do it in Houston, how can he do it in Oakland?
32. Jacksonville Jaguars- a team that got younger in the offseason, doesn't necessarily mean they got better. Not sure if Toby Gerhart is a feature back. A team still clearly in a transition phase.
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