Now a full year removed from their Super Bowl LI collapse, the Falcons are poised to retake the NFC South. Head coach Dan Quinn and his staff did a wonderful job keeping the team on track with a 2017 postseason berth instead of suffering from a Super Bowl hangover. Another year in offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian’s system will be a great help as well. The Falcons lost Taylor Gabriel and Dontari Poe in free agency, but they still have Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, Devonta Freeman, cheap nfl nike jerseys china Grady Jarrett, Deion Jones and Keanu Neal. Quinn and Co. can re-establish themselves with a statement game in the season opener against the Eagles in Philadelphia.
The Panthers’ decision to hire Norv Turner as offensive coordinator can be viewed as a desperate move by head coach Ron Rivera. Turner may be a known entity—his new team will face his old team when the Panthers open against the Dallas Cowboys—but he failed at his last two stops with the Browns and Vikings. nfl nike jersey cheap The game appears to have passed the 65-year-old coach by. How can anyone expect him to build a cutting-edge offense around Cam Newton, Christian McCaffrey, Greg Olsen, Devin Funchess and Curtis Samuel? The question provides the answer. Therein lies the problem for the 2018 Panthers.
New Orleans Saints
At one point last season, the New Orleans Saints looked like the NFL’s best team. They faltered in the playoffs, though, thanks to a Minnesota Miracle. Still, the Saints are among the NFC’s top units, and a Week 8 rematch against the Vikings could determine the conference’s best squad. A potential Falcons resurgence may cheap nike nfl jersey knock New Orleans down a peg, but Sean Payton’s squad has a chance to build upon last year’s outstanding draft class and remain in the Super Bowl mix throughout the 2018 campaign.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Buccaneers stumbled under expectations last season as a chic pick to become playoff contenders. Instead, the team fell to 5-11 overall. Tampa Bay has gotten better this offseason, particularly along the defensive line with the additions of Jason Pierre-Paul, Vinny Curry and Beau Allen. But the Bucs won’t force their way into the playoff mix unless Jameis Winston improves. Another subpar campaign could cost head coach Dirk Koetter his job, as he already sits on one of the NFL’s hottest seats. cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale Everyone will know exactly how good the Buccaneers are by the end of Week 6 since they open against three division winners (Saints, Eagles and Steelers) and then face the Bears and Falcons before the schedule gets a little easier.