The 2006-2007 National Football League season officially kicked off last week with 31 teams looking to de-throne the Pittsburgh Steelers as Super Bowl champions. The grueling four-month season is bound to separate the contenders from the pretenders. Here is a quick preview of what football fans should expect in the upcoming season.
(Teams listed by projected finish)
New England Patriots
New York Jets
The Patriots will once again be the team to beat in the AFC East with Pro-Bowl quarterback Tom Brady and coaching guru Bill Belichick leading the way. The only weakness for the Patriots will be their depth at the receivers position as they traded away former Super Bowl MVP Deion Branch to Seattle following Branch’s holdout. The loss of Mr.. Cluth