1. New England Patriots (15-1)
MVP – QB Tom Brady
Player to watch – WR Brandon Lloyd
Dave Barr - Did the Patriots do enough on defense in the offseason to get back to the Super Bowl?
Nick Athan - Will the golden arm of Quarterback, Tom Brady, finally run out of magic?
2. Buffalo Bills (11-5)
MVP- WR Steve Johnson
Player to watch – DT Marcel Darius
DB - Can the addition of Mario Williams put the Bills defense over the top?
NA - Is Head Coach Chan Gailey capable of guiding the Bills to the top of the division?
3. New York Jets (7-9)
MVP – RB Shonn Green
Player to watch – QB Mark Sanchez
DB – Is there more substance in Gotham than hype?
NA- Will Tim Tebow send Head Coach Rex Ryan to the unemployment line at seasons end?
4. Miami Dolphins (5-11)
MVP – RB Reggie Bush
Player to watch – QB Ryan Tannehill
DB- Is there a roster in the NFL was less talent than this one?
NA - When will former Chiefs GM, Carl Peterson take over this rudderless ship?
1. Baltimore Ravens (14-2)
MVP – RB Ray Rice
Player to watch – LB Ray Lewis
Dave Barr - Can the “old” guys on defense give it one more run with the NFL’s most difficult schedule?
Nick Athan - Is this the year that Quarterback Joe Flacco becomes a candidate for AFC MVP?
2. Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4)
MVP – QB Ben Roethlisberger
Player to watch – CB Keenan Lewis
DB - Can the Steelers overcome early injuries and can new offensive coordinator Todd Haley and Roethlisberger coexist?
NA - Yeah what Dave said!
3. Cincinnati Bengals (8-8)
MVP – WR A.J. Green
Player to watch – RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis
DB - Can the young Bengals avoid a sophomore slump?
NA - Don’t you think its time the city of Cincinnati deserves gets another NFL winner?
4. Cleveland Browns (2-14)
MVP – OL Joe Thomas
Player to watch – QB Brandon Weeden
DB – Can the rookies come through?
NA -Can any Browns fan dispute the fact the team is officially on the clock?
1. Houston Texans (11-5)
MVP – WR Andre Johnson
Player to watch – LB Bradie James
Dave Barr – Is Matt Schaub the signal-caller who can take the Texans to the Super Bowl?
Nick Athan - Are the Texans really a Super Bowl contender?
2. Tennessee Titans (6-10)
MVP – RB Chris Johnson
Player to watch - QB Jake Locker
DB – Can first-year starter Locker take advantage of the weapons around him?
NA - Will the Titans miss former head coach, Jeff Fisher?
3. Jacksonville Jaguars (4-12)
MVP – RB Maurice Jones-Drew
Player to watch – WR Justin Blackmon
DB – Can Blaine Gabbert make a huge step up after subpar rookie campaign?
NA - How much longer until this team packs their bags for Los Angeles?
4. Indianapolis Colts (4-12)
MVP – WR Reggie Wayne
Player to watch – QB Andrew Luck
DB– How quickly can the Colts rebuild post-Peyton Manning?
NA - What impact will last years fire sale have on the long term re-building efforts in Indy?
1. Kansas City Chiefs (10-6)
MVP – LB Tamba Hali
Player to watch – RB Peyton Hillis
Dave Barr – Can the Chiefs run the ball effectively enough to get Matt Cassel back to 2010 numbers?
Nick Athan - Will the best 53 man roster in the division deliver the goods come January?
2. San Diego Chargers (9-7)
MVP – QB Phillip Rivers
Player to watch – WR Robert Meachem
DB – Can the Bolts avoid another slow start with half of first games within the division?
NA - How many NFL Nine Lives does Norv Turner have left?
3. Denver Broncos (9-7)
MVP – QB Peyton Manning
Player to watch – WR Eric Decker
DB – Is there enough on offense to surround Manning?
NA - Will Peyton Manning face the Chiefs in November?
4. Oakland Raiders (5-11)
MVP –RB Darren McFadden
Player to watch – QB Carson Palmer
DB – Can McFadden finally finish a season healthy?
NA - Is there still too much of an Al Davis stamp on the Raiders?
AFC division winners – New England Patriots, Baltimore Ravens, Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs
AFC wildcards – Pittsburgh Steelers, Buffalo Bills
AFC champion – New England Patriots
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