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I am a 32 year old freelance NBA journalist and basketball handicapper. Basketball is life. Follow me on Twitter @BDRHoops

Seattle Seahawks 2014-15 Team Preview

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The Seattle Seahawks took the 2014 Superbowl, but fall to a T-3rd in the Bovada futures for the 2015 title. The Seahawks return most of its key players from last year’s team, but did lose two offensive starters and two defensive starters in cost saving moves. Marshawn Lynch is due to decline. QB Russell Wilson, […]

San Francisco 49ers 2014-15 Team Preview

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San Francisco has narrowly struck out on a championship for three straight seasons, and it just seems that this team is about to eventually win one. Frank Gore is entering a contract season, and the team will look to younger options in the backfield like Marcus Lattimore and rookie Carlos Hyde. The 49ers face a […]

Cleveland Browns 2014-15 Team Preview

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Johnny Manziel was all set to be the biggest attraction in a city desperately in need of one. Then came the signing of prodigal son LeBron James, and now Manziel is nearly an afterthought in the wake of the Cavaliers emergence in the NBA. But let’s ignore that for now. The Browns are likely to […]

Minnesota Vikings 2014-15 Team Preview

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The Minnesota Vikings are by all means a rebuilding team. Its incumbent quarter back, starter Matt Cassel, is 32 and on his way out. First round pick Teddy Bridgewater figures to have a long successful career after being the fourth QB selected in the first round, 32nd overall. The Vikings feel that the coaching tandem […]

Detroit Lions 2014-15 Team Preview

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The Detroit Lions would have a tough time blaming QB Matt Stafford for its struggles the past few seasons. The Lions lost six of their final seven games last season, and fired head coach Jim Schwartz. Jim Caldwell took his place, and that’s another reason to expect even more from Stafford, along with the additions […]

Chicago Bears 2014-15 Team Preview

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The Chicago Bears haven’t made the playoffs since 2010, but this could be their opportunity with an improved and reconstructed defense. The defensive line features entirely new faces; and half of the secondary is gone, too. The Bears still have a lot of question marks in the defense though, and pass rushing has been ineffective. […]

Green Bay Packers 2014-15 Team Preview


Aaron Rodgers has certainly followed in the footsteps of Brett Favre in Green Bay: five of six seasons in the postseason and a Super Bowl Champion. The Green Bay Packers will hope for another ring, something Favre couldn’t even deliver. The Packers have had trouble returning the team to its dominant peak, but the Packers’ […]

Baltimore Ravens 2014-15 Team Preview

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The Baltimore Ravens failed to make the playoffs for the first time in six seasons last year after going .500. The team finished third in the AFC North behind the Bengals and Steelers, after typically finishing 1st or 2nd. The offense is revamped and QB Joe Flacco should have better options this season. With a […]

Cincinnati Bengals 2014-15 Team Preview


The Cincinnati Bengals just can seem to get it right. The Bengals have made the postseason three years straight, but each was a bitter disappointment, a first-round loss. The Bengals will have their work cut out for themselves to win back-to-back division titles, and are given the same odds as the Pittsburgh Steelers to win […]

Pittsburgh Steelers 2014-15 Team Preview

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The Pittsburgh Steelers finished 8-8 last season, missing the playoffs for the second consecutive season. The Steelers started the season 0-4, but finished 6-2 over the final eight games. If not for a couple tough losses caused by late game miscues, the team easily could have finished with eight consecutive wins. Will that momentum carry […]

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