The NFLs dandy dozen is put and truth be told. Nobodys perfect, and face. Even the Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, Atlanta Falcons and 49ers all have a bit more time to fix their defects after earning first round byes, even though theyll also must make sure that R&R they get this weekend doesn’t become rust and ruin when they suit up. Heres a look at the Achilles heel of every one of the 12 teams hoping to hoist that the Lombardi Trophy in New Orleans on Feb.3: AFC – Denver: Odd as it sounds, this season bounced the manner that was Broncos.
Theyre minus-1 in turnover differential. Trindon Holliday has two return TDs, but five fumbles. Knowshon Moreno was deactivated before replacing a Willis McGahee after coughing the ball up. After his fumble Sunday led pursuing a cornerback down, and rookie Ronnie Hillman didnt see the field. New England: The Pats are close to ideal as there is, but they have blemishes, such as RB Stevan Ridleys fumbles. Despite hurrying for a career high 1, 263 yards and 12 TDs in his next season, Ridley fumbled 4 times, placing him in line for one of mentor Bill Belichicks infamous rants. Houston: The Texans lost 3 of their last four and that the main culprit is 3rd down travails.
Theyve converted only 15 of 49 3rd down attempts at their last four games and their defense has been able to make stops. Baltimore: Surprisingly, that the Ravens weakness is their defense. Baltimore has long relied upon this particular unit to win, however this season theyve battled injuries, and Ed Reed is having an average year. And Lewis will pull off his No. 52 jersey for the last time following the Ravens lose or claim their next title. Indianapolis: Youth. Even the Colts hit that the road with that the worst turnover margin of any team in that the playoffs, the fewest takeaways and the least experienced team.
Over two dozen players, including Luck, will have the first taste Of the playoffs Sunday in Baltimore. Cincinnati: Andy Dalton. Even the young QB has made it at Cincinnati. Now, can he make it at his hometown? As a rookie seas onwards, he took that the Bengals to that the playoffs and faced that the Texans back in Houston he grew up in suburb Katy. He’d one of his worst games with 3 Interceptions, including one which J.J. Watt returned 29 yards to get a TD. NFC – Atlanta: Ground game.