The sports gods have answered our prayers and brought NFL football back to us mortals. Huzzah! It’s only preseason action but it’s better than nothing. These early practice games are great because they give us a chance to see the team for the first time. Naturally, many questions will bubble to the surface about each squad. Will this rookie make an impact? Will this player stay healthy? Who will win the starting the job? There is tons of buzz out there but these are the big questions facing each NFL team. Find your favorite franchise below and see what they are dealing with.
Browns – Can RGIII stay on the field for 16 games and be the QB Cleveland needs to move forward?
Steelers – Can this team stay healthy and out of jail?
Ravens – Will the defense improve enough to make them competitive again?
Bengals – Can Andy Dalton be the guy who takes them deep into postseason? Or just win one single playoff game?
Patriots – Can New England survive Tom Brady’s four game suspension under Jimmy Garoppolo and still win the division?
Dolphins – Will this squad ever play up to their potential?
Bills – How will Tyrod Taylor fare under center in his second year?
Jets – With Fitz back at QB, can the Jets score enough points to win games?
Colts – Which Andrew Luck will we see? 2014 or 2015?
Jaguars – Is this the season everyone wakes up and believes in the Jags passing attack?
Titans – Tons of new pieces, how will they all work together?
Texans – Is Brock Oswieler really the guy?
Broncos – Will Mark Sanchez butt-fumble in Denver?
Chiefs – How long will Jamaal Charles last?
Chargers – Can anyone on the team stay off Injured Reserve?
Raiders – Can the Raiders finally get out of their own way?
Lions – Can the o-line hold up so Stafford finally has some time?
Packers – Is Eddie Lacy too fat?
Bears – Why is Jay Cutler still there?
Vikings – Can AP carry them to another division title?
Cowboys – Who will get hurt first: Tony Romo or Dez Bryant?
Giants – Is Eli Manning still good?
Eagles – What is the identity of this team? Seriously. And don’t say Sam Bradford.
Skins – Can Kirk Cousins keep up his play from the end of last year?
Saints – Does Drew Brees have any tricks left up his sleeve?
Panthers – How does Cam respond to losing the Super Bowl? Is there any hangover?
Falcons – Can the defense figure out how to stop anyone?
Buccaneers – Bucs took a kicker in the 2nd round of the draft, how many misses before fans freak out?
Cardinals – Is David Johnston really all that? And a bag of chips?
Niners – How much of a mess will the offense be under Chip Kelly?
Seahawks – Is this the year they start throwing Jimmy Graham the ball?
Rams – Can Todd Gurley keep up his dominance? Or will opposing defenses finally figure out how to stop him?
Real-deal NFL games are only a few weeks away. So close, I can almost taste it. The regular season starts Thursday, September 8th. Until then, let’s enjoy the rest of the preseason and hope no one gets badly injured. Leave any questions you may have in the comments.
Are you ready for some football?