Kevin Lewis is a retired NFL linebacker.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Welll.... Crown'em!!!

SuperBowl XLIII race is under way. With the first quarter of the season already in the books, there are only a few teams that look like they are serious about the Lombardi Trophy. In the AFC, the NY Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Baltimore Ravens. The Jets came out of training camp as the AFC favorite. With the reermergence of LaDainian Tomlinson, they haven't slipped that far from the top. Even through the most tumultuous off-season in the NFL, the Pittsburgh Steeler's have shown resilience. They have been dominate without two-time Superbowl winning QB Ben Rothlisberger. After completing his NFL four game suspension for multiple accusations of sexual misconduct, Big Ben should make his team even better. The new front runner of the AFC is the Baltimore Ravens. Yes, they still have the #1 defense in the NFL, but that's not what's so impressive about this team. The Ravens are star studded and loaded in the passing game. Bolden, Heap, Mason and newly acquired TJ Houshmandzadeh give the Ravens the best receiving corp in the NFL. The NFC contenders are led by Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings and the Washington Redskins. The Skins are the biggest surprise because they were absolutely horrible last year. Now, with the genius of head coach Mike Shanahan and future Hall of Fame QB Donavan McNabb, they instantly become part of the race. The Green Bay Packers a shot at the title as well. They have the most dangerous passing attack in the league led by their ace Aaron Rodgers. Rounding off this esteemed list is know other than the Minnesota Vikings. Bret Farve had been reduced to any guy that could hand the ball off to Adrian Peterson until the arrival of Randy Moss. Not only does this make the Vikes instantly a contender, but this move bolts them into the lead as the favorite to win Superbowl XLIII.

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