I think Tampa Bay could get into the playoffs. They played decent in the second half of last season. They have talent and a good O line. Players seem to like playing for Lovie Smith.. Carolina has 'Regress' written all over them, and not sold on ATL. Let's see how Matt Ryan looks without safety valve Tony Gonzalez, AKA Greatest Tight End Ever.
- Carolina to miss the playoffs. Season win total came out at 8. Even if they get 9 they probably miss out. They are going through changes on offense, no more Steve Smith, Brandon La'fell, or Dominic Hixon,, entirely new receiving corps. Cam Newton is coming off of Ankle surgery and will get limited time this off season to build any chemistry with the new wide-outs.. Ron Rivera had a horrible record in close games up until last season, not sure 1 good year completely changes who he is.