I think Pittsburgh takes it. I think Cinncinnati was a one season wonder(2 years ago), although I have made respect for Chad Johnson, who i regard as one of the best. I think they take third. Cleveland is better, but not good enough. I think the Baltimore-Pittsburgh games will be split, with the Ravens being well balanced with the good d they always have and the addition of Mcgahee. I think the Steelers will play as they did in thier superbowl season, with almost all thier players back, Roethlisberger no longer injured from the bike, and a coach who has changed the system little. Yes, the loss of Porter is big, but Timmons and Woodley can fill the gap. What do you think?
After all, the Bengals only have one game in their schedule that should be at all difficult and Roethlisberger is still trying to put his brain back together. Browns should get a bit better and ravens will be shocked by teams that are actually competitive (chargers, pats, colts) this year. As long as Lewis can jerk his players' leashes a bit and keep them in line there is no question that they should come out on top based on schedule, draft, and past performances.
Cincinnati -- can they keep the off field off the field? The loss of Kelley WAshington is going to be bigger than imagined if (when?) TAb Perry gets hurt -- AGAIN! Plus Jonathan Joseph can't cover everybody!
Cleveland -- starting to emerge but too much youth and Kellen Winslow needs to keep hi smouth shut and play. Defense should be improved.
Pittsburgh -- I see a step back due to losing the intensity of Cowher more than Porter. Polamalu was hurt then exposed last year as a gambler, not a playmaker. Offense should be balanced through season but keep Roethlisberger of his bike.
Baltiomore -- everyone getting old but new spark in McGahee may rejuvenate the offense.. Just how much does Ray Lewis have left in the tank anyways?
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