With the NFL season kicking off this Thursday with the Philadelphia Eagles opening up the defense of their Super Bowl LII title against the Atlanta Falcons, what better time to preview the season, especially now that rosters are mostly set after a mostly ignored preseason.
These previews are going to feature a quick look back at last season, any major personnel moves that may affect the upcoming season, and a prediction for how we think each division is going to play out. At the end of the week, we’ll post a separate post that combines them all and predicts the playoff participants, as well as who we think will be hoisting the Lombardi Trophy after Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta on February 3, 2019.
In our final divisional preview, we take a look at the AFC West. The division has had its share of success, with the Denver Broncos winning Super Bowl 50 after the 2015 season. And the Kansas City Chiefs have been the class of the division the past two seasons, going a combined 22-10, though they did lose after one playoff game each season. The
San Diego Los Angeles Chargers are settling into their new home in Los Angeles, and the Oakland Raiders are playing out the stretch in Oakland before moving to Las Vegas in a few years. It’s been a while since the AFC West sent three teams to the playoffs, and this year will most likely not be any different, but it will be fun to see how it all plays out and if the teams can live up to the preseason hype.
This is the second of two games tonight involving top-25 ranked teams, this time it’s a high-stakes showdown of PAC-12 royalty. Although early in the season this game could have definite implications for both the conference playoff and potentially a CFP birth. Especially after a horrendous bowl season last year where the PAC-12 actually set … Read moreLate Game Feature – USC vs. Stanford