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The NFC North has two clear-cut favorites, and two interesting teams. The Packers and Vikings should be fighting for the division title, but don’t underestimate the Bears and an improved Lions team. They used the No. 1 pick in 2009 on a promising quarterback, and their 2010 No. 2 pick on a defensive playmaker.
They are young, but they have the talent to surprise. The division might be more open than a quick glance at the teams makes you think.
The NFC East will have several interesting story lines this season, the biggest arguably coming with the intra-division trade of Donovan McNabb. The Eagles will face their former star quarterback twice, and are looking to improve despite trading McNabb and cutting Brian Westbrook. The Cowboys are looking to repeat their division title, and the Giants are looking to bounce back from a disappointing 8-8 finish after a promising 5-0 start.
We saw a lot of shakeups in the NFC West in this offseason. The Seahawks have a new coach – again – in Pete Carroll. Jim Mora only lasted one year, and we will see how long Carroll will stick around. He did great at the college level, but has struggled in his NFL coaching career.
The AFC West seems like the most lopsided division in the NFL. Who is going to beat out the Chargers for the division title? The Broncos probably have the best shot, but there are many uncertainties surrounding the team.
The Tennessee Titans had a great run last year to come back after losing their first six games. Vince Young started his first game of the season in Week eight and let the team to an improbable 8-8 record despite the slow start.
The AFC North will be an interesting division. The Bengals showed last year that they are back, the Ravens added some new weapons to their team, and the Steelers will miss Ben Roethlisberger for the first six games. The Browns got rid of Brady Quinn, but have a bunch of quarterbacks on their roster. It will be interesting to see who gets to start in Cleveland.
The AFC East will be a great division to follow. The Jets have been the big spender and are looking to go all the way this season. The Patriots have improved and want back into the top ranks of the league.
This weekend’s Wyndham Championship offers great opportunities for betters. In a weekend that will not see any of the usual suspects like Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson vying for the win, the tournament offers a wide open field and plenty of great options. The tournament begins at the Sedgefield Country Club in North Carolina on Thursday, August 16, at 7 AM EST.
Manchester United hosts Newcastle United on Monday as both teams kick off their 2010-2011 campaigns. Kick off is at 3:00 PM EST at Old Trafford. After finishing second to Chelsea by only one point last season, the Red Devils are once again a favorite for the championship. Wayne Rooney will be looking to build off of the best season of his career, and the Newcastle defense does not have enough to prevent Rooney from picking up where he left off at the end of last season. Along with returning most of the first team from 2009-2010, Manchester will also depend on several strong off-season acquisitions. In addition to the already established offense, the addition of young players like Mexican striker Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez will improve what was already one of the most devastating attacks in the Premiership.