Expectations are high for the Cleveland Browns entering the 2021 NFL season, and rightfully so. Albeit a year later than most expected, the Browns’ roster lived up to the hype last season, ending their 18-year playoff drought, despite a third-place finish in the AFC North.
For what feels like the umpteenth season in a row, the Pittsburgh Steelers failed to live up to their potential in 2020. A super shaky 11-0 start was followed up by a 1-4 finish to close out the regular season. Then, their year ended with giving up nearly 50 points up at home to the Cleveland Browns in the playoffs.
Well, the post-Tom Brady era did not necessarily start off too well for the New England Patriots last year. The team went 7-9 and missed the playoffs for only the second time in the last 20 odd years. While the Patriot Way is to not make excuses, there were a fair amount of extenuating circumstances that held this team back a bit.
Entering the 2020 season, the newly named Washington Football Team was at a crossroads. However, between a weak NFC East division and a dominant defense led by Chase Young, Washington was able to win the division and make the playoffs with a 7-9 record.