NFL Teams Most Likely to Go from Worst to First in 2018

PackFan2005
For some teams, the 2017 season was brutal. Just ask the 0-16 Browns, or the Broncos, who went from 3-1 to a dismal 5-11. Of course, these teams worked hard in the free agency and the draft. So, from New York to San Francisco, we’re looking at the top NFL teams most likely to go from worst to first in 2018.

The Top Ten

1 San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers The San Francisco 49ers are a professional American football team located in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Hey you did it, you got a featured list! - htoutlaws2012

Belichick was so stupid to trade away Jimmy G. As amazing and dominant as Tom Brady is, he's got to retire at SOME point. Father Time is undefeated and Garoppolo would've been the perfect replacement for Brady. With Jimmy G at QB, an improving defense led by free agent acquisition Richard Sherman, and a promising young head coach in Kyle Shanahan, I can honestly see the Niners competing for the next decade. I see many NFC Championships against the Eagles, Packers, Vikings, Rams, and Saints in their near future. - phillysports

One of the biggest trades of the 2010’s was for Patriots backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. Suddenly, he brought the niners 5 wins and most of all, hope. With him, along with free agency acquisitions Richard Sherman and Weston Richburg, and draft picks Mike McGlinchey and Dante Pettis, this team has a wide open window for the super bowl. - PackFan2005

RIP ETAN THE JETS FAN

2 Houston Texans Houston Texans The Houston Texans are a professional American football team based in Houston, Texas. The team competes in the National Football League as a member club of the American Football Conference South division.

This was a promising team before outstanding rookie quarterback DeShaun Watson tore his ACL in November 2017. After, with Tom Savage and TJ Yates as their quarterbacks, they only won one game. However, Houston worked hard in the offseason. To get their defense back to shape, they signed former Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu, and with a healthy DeShaun Watson, along with defensive powerhouses JJ Watt and Whitney Mercilus healthy as well, they may be battling Jacksonville for the AFC South. - PackFan2005

Yeah Jimmy G is great and 49ers won five straight but I feel this team will be a tad better than the 49ers. Here are my reasons
1) Better defense. When healthy this d line is dangerous (JJ Watt, Vince Wilfork, Jadaveon Clowny) plus adding the honey badger to the defense
2) DeShaun Watson need I say more. He would have won offensive rookie of year had he not got injured he is just a freak athlete. I called it when he came out of college
3) Not as much holes to fill. With the Niners they have many holes to fill on the defense yes they added Sherman and they have Ruben Foster but he gets in trouble and it’s too risky. But that is it’s own topic for another time. The Texans are a more solid all around team than the Ninets Watson has more reliable talented weapons on his offense (Deandre Hopkins, Will Fuller, Lamar Miller) who do the Niners have for Jimmy G... That’s right they lost Carlos Hyde in free agency. Put all this together and I fell the Texans will have a better ...more - steelers1979

3 Denver Broncos Denver Broncos The Denver Broncos are an American football team based in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's American Football Conference West division.

Still not sure about the quarterback situation, as your projected starter is Case Keenum, who proved himself in Minnesota. They do need their defense to go back to the way it was when they won Super Bowl 50. Von Miller and Bradley Chubb could however actually accomplish that feat. But they’ll need a lot of help to go to first. - PackFan2005

4 New York Giants New York Giants The New York Giants are a professional American football team located in the New York metropolitan area.

Okay, hold up a little bit. Just because they drafted a star running back (who we don't even know will be good in the NFL yet) doesn't mean they'll make a huge turnaround. Derp Face Manning will always find a way to screw up their chances. - phillysports

If Eli Manning plays well this season, they could very well be a playoff contender. Just look at their offense. Manning, Odell Beckham, Sterling Shepherd, Evan Engram, and second overall pick Saquon Barkley. Also, Manning’s got Nate Solder protecting him. It’s just the defense that needs to step up to make the Giants playoff contenders again. - PackFan2005

5 Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns The Cleveland Browns are a professional American football team based in Cleveland, Ohio. The Browns compete in the National Football League as a member team of the American Football Conference North division. ...read more.

They really cannot get any worse...should be close to number 1 on turnaround

If lucky they can out beat Cincinnati at the very least, but no guarantees they go right away into the playoffs. - htoutlaws2012

They haven't won a game since 2016. It's 2018 or bust, baby! - thomwim

Indeed

Well they can’t get any worse... :P

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6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers

They’re a bump in the middle of the best division in football. But, just look at that defensive line. Gerald McCoy, Vita Vea, Jason Pierre-Paul, Noah Spence, and the list goes on. This may be one of the most dangerous defensive lines in the NFL in 2018. The offense is a concern. They need Jameis Winston to stay healthy, and more consistent play from Mike Evans. It’ll be hard to win the division, with the Saints and Falcons in the way (sorry, but Panthers are going to fall). - PackFan2005

7 Chicago Bears Chicago Bears The Chicago Bears are a professional American football team in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's National Football Conference North division.

It might take a while. The bears might have to wait a few years to be the best, but it will happen. They just need to give Mitch some more experience.

They are in full rebuilding mode, surrounding their sophomore quarterback Mitchell Trubisky with offensive weapons such as Allen Robinson and Trey Burton. Taylor Gabriel also provides a reliable wide receiver. And they also have first rounder Roquan Smith to strengthen their defense. With a new head coach in Matt Nagy, the Bears have a decent chance to win the division. But, powerhouses like Minnesota and Green Bay loom. - PackFan2005

8 Oakland Raiders Oakland Raiders The Oakland Raiders are a professional American football franchise based in Oakland, California. The Raiders began playing in 1960 as a member club of the American Football League; they have been a member club of the National Football League since the 1970 AFL–NFL merger.

So, you hire a successful head coach and sports analyst as a head coach. But they were too eager to get Jack Del Rio out of the way for Gruden. However, they’ve got a good receiving corps of Amari Cooper and newcomers Martavis Bryant and Jordy Nelson. Also, with a Khalil Mack defense, they could revert back to 2016 form. Assuming Derek Carr stays healthy. - PackFan2005

9 Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bills The Buffalo Bills are a professional American football team based in the Buffalo–Niagara Falls metropolitan area that competes in the National Football League. Buffalo Bills had the longest playoff drought of any team which came to an end in 2017.

The Bills weren’t awful in 2017, they went 9-7. So, they really shouldn’t be on this list. - PackFan2005

Indeed they did improve well, but with an unknown offensive set who knows if they go back to the playoffs or not. - htoutlaws2012

10 New York Jets New York Jets The New York Jets are a professional American football team located in the New York metropolitan area.

Nobody's won the AFC East other than a healthy Tom Brady since 2002. Nothing tells me that this trend is going to end in 2018. - phillysports

Josh McCown (or Sam Darnold) may have trouble in 2018. Robby Anderson is really the only truly reliable receiver on the team, and he’s had off the field issues. Terrelle Pryor isn’t much either. Also, Matt Forte has retired. So... what now? With an uncertain offense, their defense is looking better. Jamal Adams could lead their backfield to glory in 2018. - PackFan2005

J E T S JETS JETS JETS DARNOLD IS THE FUTURE BRADY RETIRES AFTER THIS YEAR

The Contenders

11 Indianapolis Colts Indianapolis Colts The Indianapolis Colts are an American football team based in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Colts compete in the National Football League as a member club of the American Football Conference South division.

They have Peyton and Eli manning tom Brady Kenton James and jack seagger

It’ll be really hard for the Colts to become winners in 2018. They’re in a division with the Jaguars, Titans, and Texans, three playoff contenders. And Andrew Luck’s shoulder. Will he play? And if he does, will he be the same? He’s got little depth at receiver and running back. Quenton Nelson should help protect him though. Still, with a modest offense, and defense too, it’s unlikely the Colts do anything worthwhile in 2018. - PackFan2005

12 Arizona Cardinals Arizona Cardinals The Arizona Cardinals are a professional American football franchise based in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

I believe they'll go from average to one of the worst teams in 2018. - htoutlaws2012

13 Washington Redskins Washington Redskins The Washington Redskins are a professional American football team based in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

With Alex Smith there is no chance they loose

There's good chance they lose more than win, but I'd be surprised if he were to transition well as a skin. - htoutlaws2012

14 Detroit Lions Detroit Lions The Detroit Lions are a professional American football team based in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's National Football Conference North division. ...read more.
15 Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers The Green Bay Packers are a professional American football team based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's National Football Conference North division. The Packers have won 4 super bowls and 13 NFL championships.

They may have had injuries last year but they will take all. Go pack go🤟

16 Miami Dolphins Miami Dolphins The Miami Dolphins are a professional American football franchise located in the Miami metropolitan area.
17 Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers The Pittsburgh Steelers are a professional American football team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, that competes in the National Football League. Pittsburgh Steelers have won the most Super Bowls with 6 which currently stands today.
18 Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles The Philadelphia Eagles are a professional football franchise based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's National Football Conference East division.

They have not won a game in 3 years

So you added the Eagles to this list. And the Steelers. I just have no words for that - PackFan2005

19 Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys
20 Carolina Panthers Carolina Panthers The Carolina Panthers are a professional American football team based in Charlotte, North Carolina, that competes in the National Football League.
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