What the NFL's Less-Fortunate Have to Be Thankful For

Having a Tough Season? Here's What the NFL's Less-Fortunate Have to Be Thankful For

11/30/13 in NFL   |   GFortier   |   520 respect

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Everybody has something to be thankful for. Even the Jaguars.

Not having the best season? There's always a silver lining. Excluding those who get to enjoy luxuries such as having Peyton Manning as their quarterback, Bill Belichick as their head coach, or Jamaal Charles as their workhorse, let's take a look at what the rest of us have to be thankful for. 

Jets: That d-line. Muhammed Wilkerson, Sheldon Richardson, Damon Harrison, Kenrick Ellis and Quinton Coples are going to be one of the most fearsome units in the NFL for years to come.

Dolphins: All's quiet on the Jonathan Martin-Richie Incognito front, for the moment. And they get to play the nosediving Jets on Sunday.   

Bills: EJ Manuel is starting to look like the guy the front office envisioned when they took him 16th overall.

Steelers: Le'veon Bell is not dead. 

Browns: Clearly came out on top in the Trent Richardson deal; they now have 2 first-round draft picks in a loaded draft, and Richardson is looking more and more like a bust.

Titans: With a strong o-line and d-line, the Titans are a couple skill players and a healthy Jake Locker away from being a good team.

Jaguars: Still the favorite to draft Teddy Bridgewater in 2014.

Texans: The Schaub-era is officially over, and having to choose between Keenum and one of the many stellar QBs of the 2014 draft class is a pretty good position to be in.

Chargers: Philip Rivers is back. 

Raiders: Between McGloin and Prior, there's more reason to be hopeful as a fan of the Black and Silver than in the past 10 years combined.

The Entire NFC East: Hey, at least they're all in this together.

Packers: He may currently be on the sideline, but at least the Pack's franchise QB is on their roster. More than the many of these other less-fortunate teams can say. 

Vikings: The trade deadline came and went, and Adrian Peterson is still a Viking. Now to dip into the 2014 QB draft class... 

Buccaneers: Mike Glennon could be the answer. 

Falcons: Harry Douglas has made huge strides in the absence of Julio Jones. The WR core should be as good as ever next year. 

Rams: If the season ended today, the Rams would hold 2 of the top 16 picks in the 2014 draft, one of them courtesy of the Skins. 

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12/5/13   |   kobe_lova   |   61292 respect

Falcons...should probably be Paul Worrilow and growing/hopefully smartening young secondary. Douglass has been good, he's just a 3rd opt so the nation didn't notice.

"The Entire NFC East: Hey, at least they're all in this together." Indeed, lol.