NFL Rebuild Rankings: Which Teams Are In Best Shape For Next Season?

Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz , USA TODAY Sports Published 12:36 p.m. ET Jan. 24, 2017 |
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With the NFL’s conference championship games over, it’s time to look ahead to next year for the 30 eliminated teams.

Several organizations are poised for a rise in 2017, with the returning talent to make a playoff push. For several others, rebuilding could be a multi-year project.

Here’s our look at all of the eliminated teams (ahead of Super Bowl LI) ranked by potential success for next season.
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NFL Conference Championship QB Trust Power Rankings

Originally posted on The Sports Fan Journal
By Ron Hampston |

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Jan 14, 2017; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates a touchdown against the Houston Texans during the fourth quarter in the AFC Divisional playoff game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports USA TODAY Sports

Now that the Wild Card and Divisional rounds are complete, we are back at it with the quarterback trust rankings. Like last week’s list, there are some slight changes. To no surprise, some quarterbacks climbed near the top of the list. So let’s take a look at our third edition of the rankings of the quarterbacks playing in the AFC and NFC Championships.
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Ten bold predictions for NFL Divisional Playoffs

Originally posted on Sportsnaut | By Rachel Wold |
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Is it possible the red-hot Aaron Rodgers is primed for letdown performance against the Cowboys? Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

The elimination of four teams in last week’s Wild Card games leaves eight remaining to duke it out. With four teams that earned a bye set to take on the four squads that won last weekend, there promises to be a ton of drama unfold.

Some of this weekend’s divisional games are going to be quite tight to call. On the other hand, there is little trust that the Houston Texans will be able to compete with the top-seeded New England Patriots in the AFC.
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Anthony Lynn officially named head coach of Chargers

Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports
By Steve DelVecchio |
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Anthony Lynn has been officially named the new head coach of the Chargers. USA TODAY Sports

Less than 24 hours after officially announcing their move from San Diego to Los Angeles, the Chargers have hired a new head coach.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Anthony Lynn and the Chargers have agreed to a four-year deal.

Lynn was the offensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills last season before being named interim head coach when Rex Ryan was fired. There were initially reports that the Bills were intent on keeping him, but they decided to go in a different direction.
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NFL Wild Card Weekend Watchability Index

By Mike Tunison
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Trevin Wade of the New York Giants defends a pass intended for Jordy Nelson of the Green Bay Packers during a game at Lambeau Field on October 9, 2016. The Packers defeated the Giants 23-16. The two teams will meet again Sunday in the NFL Wild Card. Stacy Revere/Getty Images

During the regular season, we let you know how many times you could stand to get away from any given afternoon slate on Sunday. This isn’t the regular season; it’s the playoffs, when everything is ramped up to the Nth degree and whatever other high degrees you might be familiar with. So here’s where we lay out what ridiculous situation would have to play out for you to abandon watching any given postseason game.
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