The New Orleans Saints’ season ended as it has for the previous three seasons – in disappointment. This looked like one of their best, and final, shots to get back to the Super Bowl. Alas, it isn’t happening, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be heading to Lambeau Field instead.
The Jaguars had their worst statistical season ever, with only one win and fifteen losses. Interestingly, it’s the franchise’s first time since its inception in 1995, that it will have the first overall pick in the NFL Draft. Before the season started, the Jaguars were written off by most analysts and were the team most likely to “Tank for Trevor”, a trope that exemplified the possibility of a 0-16 season.
The Carolina Panthers came into the 2020 season rebuilding the team after a change in the coaching staff and the release of the star quarterback, Cam Newton. The Panthers finished the 2019 season 5-11 and were definitely looking to improve upon that in the 2020 season. Unfortunately, Carolina finished the 2020 season with the same record as the year before.
After getting knocked out of the first round of the 2019 playoffs by the Tennessee Titans, the Baltimore Ravens were primed to get back to the playoffs and prove they can be a successful playoff team with Lamar Jackson. Not only did they get a chance to return to the playoffs, but the Ravens also got just what they wanted, another shot at the Titans.
The Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2020 season was an emotional rollercoaster. They surged to an 11-0 start before losing to the nameless Washington Football Team, followed by losses to the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals. They pulled off a miracle comeback win in Week 16 against the Indianapolis Colts but lost to the Cleveland Browns to conclude a 12-4 regular season.
Much like previous seasons, the 2020 season for the Minnesota Vikings could have gone several ways. However, a roster with talent at nearly every position and many young and new faces left many wondering just what the 2020 season would become.
Entering year two of the Kyler Murray and Kliff Kingsbury, the Arizona Cardinals made a splash move, trading for DeAndre Hopkins. Despite a nontraditional offseason, the Cardinals started the 2020 season 6-3 with a Hail Mary catch by Hopkins to secure the 32-30 win over the Buffalo Bills in Week 10.