@Green 18. Did we not shut you down last season, and be the only team (of many great ones) to defeat the undefeated Green Bay Packers who were shattering records and looking like they become the second coming of the 1972 Dolphins.
1. Chiefs (11-5). The line is great as it is with improvements at C and RT (Hudson and Winston), along with elite players in Asamoah and Albert, and with a hopeful drafting of David DeCastro they'll have the best line in the league. Three great running backs, a very promising and talented receiving corps, and a decent game manager in Cassel. The defense is far and away the best in the AFC West, as well.
2. Broncos (9-7). They really just aren't a good team. They have an aging RB, Peyton Manning who may or may not play to an elite level (and he is very susceptible to a very serious injury due to his surgery), a raw and SEEMINGLY untalented receiving corps, a line that can only, run-block and a very overrated defense. The Tebow thing was just a gimmick, like the 2008 Dolphins and their wildcat. And look how Miami's doing.
3. Raiders (7-9). They lost a few good players in free agency (Routt and Wimbley), and the defense is getting old. Richard Seymour's great but still old, Carson Palmer is an aging QB (a good one however), Darren McFadden can't stay healthy and they don't have Bush to fall back on anymore. The receivers are fast but aren't anything special. The line's raw and young but has lots of room for improvement. They have a few good defensive players like Tommy Kelly and Tyvon Branch, but the fact that they essentially have no draft to rebuild doesn't help.
4. San Diego (7-9). Also declining. The line can't stay healthy, Rivers is too streaky, they lost their best receiver, the defense is never anything special. They do have Ryan Mathews who has recently decided to show up and be a very good player, but he has injury problems of his own and Tolbert is in Carolina now.