2014 NFL Survey

Scout analysts, publishers and writers answer the burning questions in the NFL...

MVP (League)
Peyton Manning, DEN    37%
How many more years can he do it?

Super Bowl Champs
San Francisco      33%
Denver                26%
Denver looks for redemption against another NFC West foe.

NFC Champion
San Francisco      41%
Seattle                 33%
Could they be playing 3 epic games again to decide who goes to the Super Bowl?     

AFC Champion 
Denver                60%
Indianapolis        15%
The Broncos added pieces that could help get them back in the big game.

Sleeper Team 
St. Louis               26%
The Rams look to make a move in the NFC West

Most Improved Team
Houston               26%
Cleveland            15%
Many expect the addition of Clowney to an already loaded defense to allow the Texans to bounce back in ‘14.

Best Offseason        
Denver                33%
Tampa Bay          19%
The Broncos want to get back to the Super Bowl and made bold moves to ensure just that.

Best Rivalry              
Seahawks vs. 49ers 74%
Three years ago this wouldn’t have received a vote. Now it’s must see
TV two, maybe three times a year.

Toughest Division  
NFC West   82%
Not. Even. Close.

Hardest Place to Play  
Seattle        74%
The Thunder Dome that is Century Link Field combined with THAT defense makes Seattle a miserable place for opponents.

Best Storylines       
Johnny Manziel              48%
NFC West         33%
Young QBs       19%
Will Manziel be the next Joe Namath or Tim Tebow?

Best Draft   
St. Louis            26%
Houston           15%
Rams bolstered both Lines

Worst Draft              
Indianapolis    26%
Washington     15%
Limited draft picks hurt the Colts
                         
Rookie of the Year
Sammy Watkins,WR, Bills     33%
Jadeveon Clowney, DE, Texans        30%
Both players expected to make immediate impact

Rookie Bust
Blake Bortles, QB, Jags   19%
Johnny Manziel, QB, Browns            19%
Eric Ebron, TE, Lions     15%
First round QB’s a popular choice

Fantasy MVP               
Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB 30%
Rumors of a great offseason have made him a fantasy favorite

MVP (Offense)            
Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB 29%
Rodgers poised for a huge year
                                        
MVP (Defense)            
Richard Sherman, DB, SEA   37%
JJ Watt, DE, HOU     18%
Sherman has benefitted from his high-profile in the offseason

 

If you could have one player to start a franchise     
Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB 44%
Andrew Luck, QB, IND 33%
Last year’s clear #1 has some competition from Luck

Comeback Player of the Year                 
RGIII                        22%
The Redskins (and the NFL) need him to be healthy

Best Offense              
Denver                    74%
No other team got more than 2 votes

Best Defense              
Seattle                     78%
Again, no other team got more than 2 votes

Best Coach                  
Bill Belichick, NE     37%
Pete Carroll, SEA    15%
Guess you need to win a Super Bowl to get on the list

Hot Seat                       
Jason Garrett, DAL  33%
Mike Smith, ATL     19%
If Garrett’s seat gets any hotter....

Weakest Division     
AFC South               59%
When will the South rise again?

Favorite Stadium     
Green Bay                  37%
Dallas, Kansas City 15%
Who can resist the frozen tundra? 

Worst Stadium          
Oakland                   37%
Buffalo                     15%
How long can both franchises play in their current stadiums and compete?

Best Uniform             
San Diego                15%
Baby blues win again.
But no consensus pick.

Worst Uniform         
Jacksonville             30%
What’s up with the gold spray paint on the helmets?     

Most Hated Team     
Dallas                       41%
New England          19%
When you’re America’s team you’re bound to have those who resent it. Repeat offenders. Cowboys and Pats have been on top 5 years in a row.                                        

Time For an NFL D-League?          
Yes                           63%
No                            37%
The NFL is the only major sport without affiliated minor league organizations.          

Would you rather your team have a better offense or defense?
Offense                    18%
Defense                   82%
Defense is the new black.
Offense is so 2013.

Who would you pick first in the 2015 draft      
Marcus Mariota QB Oregon 60%
Maybe lots of teams looking for a QB in ‘15

Favorite Cheerleaders
Dallas    33%
Tampa Bay 15%
Hard to argue

 


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