Welcome back to full-fledged football.
Though we continue to struggle our way out of this pandemic, some signs of normalcy are returning. Fans in NFL stadiums getting to see all 32 teams is one of those signs.
Football hasn’t been the same in the last couple of years, but the format of this annual preview has been in place for over a decade now: I’ll go division-by-division and predict win-loss records for every team. I’ll do a brief overview of each team and explain the logic behind each prediction. Just be aware there’s a really good chance you’ll read some things you may not like about your favorite team. If I’m wrong, enjoy your bragging rights. But if I’m right, be sure to give me my props just the same.
Before delving into the predictions, here are some of the biggest factors affecting the 2021 NFL season.