#5 An Uncertain AFC
The AFC isn’t going to be a cake walk, but it certainly won’t be as strong as it was last season. With teams likely not being able to retain all their key free agents, it looks as if AFC will be getting weaker – on paper.
Media outlets and fans will attempt to give their own take on how their teams will perform during the season. But it’s difficult to predict the outcomes of each team, especially with free agency and the draft coming up soon and the impact it can have on a team’s success.
Outside of the Denver Broncos (Granted they figure out their QB situation), Pittsburgh Steelers, and their division rival New York Jets (Yes, the Jets are a playoff team), the Patriots should be able reach the playoffs at the very least.