Here is my 2014 NFL Year in Review

(7-3 for the postseason, 170-85-1 for the regular season)

With the Super Bowl fast approaching, it’s time for a look back on the NFL season that was.

AFC East

  • Patriots (12-4) – Division winner, AFC Champion, just another great season.
  • Bills (9-7) – Great defense, Kyle Orton at QB, but ultimately falling short.
  • Dolphins (8-8) – Mediocre all around, going nowhere with Tannehill.
  • Jets (4-12) – Terrible offense, Rex Ryan moves on, questions at every position.

AFC North

  • Steelers (11-5) – A nice offensive year, but the Pitt D is no longer a scary unit.
  • Bengals (10-5-1) – An up-down-season, an early postseason exit; what else is new.
  • Ravens (10-6) – The best team in the division, but couldn’t get past the playoff Pats.
  • Browns (7-9) – Started surprisingly well, but Manziel is not the long-term answer.

AFC South

  • Colts ( 11-5) – The dominant division winner, but also couldn’t get past the Patriots.
  • Texans (9-7) – An average year, but could be headed up, assuming they find a steady QB.
  • Jaguars (3-13) – Terrible, just terrible, in every phase of the game.
  • Titans (2-14) – The worst team in the AFC and with no strong future outlook.

AFC West

  • Broncos (12-4) – Won the division easily, but Peyton’s weaknesses were exposed.
  • Chiefs (9-7) – A strong D, but nothing else special, a team that’s middling at best.
  • Chargers (9-7) – Someday people will realize that Phillip Rivers isn’t a superstar.
  • Raiders (3-13) – They showed spurts of promise, but will start over with a new HC.

NFC East

  • Cowboys (12-4) – The best season in a long time for the Boys, but ultimately a letdown.
  • Eagles (10-6) – Neither Foles nor Sanchez is the answer here, look for Chip to draft a QB.
  • Giants (6-10) – This team is a long cry from the Super Bowl winners of a few years ago.
  • Redskins (4-12) – RG3 is officially a bust, and so is Jay Gruden for that matter.

NFC North

  • Packers (12-4) – Great once again, only to lose a heartbreaking giveaway game in the playoffs.
  • Lions (11-5) – Surprisingly stingy defense, and surprisingly absent offense.
  • Vikings (7-9) – A team with their arrow pointing up, with Bridgewater at the helm.
  • Bears (5-11) – What a horrible season for Cutler and an offense that was supposed to produce.

NFC South

  • Panthers (7-8-1) – The division winners by default in a 4-team agreement to suck.
  • Saints (7-9) – A whatever-can-go-wrong season with a defensive performance to forget.
  • Falcons (6-10) – Time for a new coach in Atlanta, as Mike Smith proved incapable.
  • Buccaneers (2-14) – The worst team in the NFC, but now they have the #1 pick.

NFC West

  • Seahawks (12-4) – The Champs are back in the Super Bowl after another great year.
  • Cardinals (11-5) – Stellar defense but awful injuries that they couldn’t overcome.
  • 49ers (8-8) – Harbaugh jumps ship after a year that seemed half-hearted.
  • Rams (6-10) – A team that will not be good until they realize Sam Bradford doesn’t have it.

By ochippie

Writer, Critic, Dad Columbus, Ohio, USA Denver Broncos, St. Louis Cardinals Colorado Avalanche, Duke Blue Devils