The 2015-16 NFL season may be over, but the league’s top teams are still going strong.
Here are the 2016 NFL season’s most noteworthy stories.
The Cowboys are getting the most out of their star receiver, Dez Bryant, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.
Bryant is leading the league in receiving yards (1,962), touchdown receptions (34), and receiving yards per game (11.5).
Bryant has more touchdowns than any other receiver, and he’s now tied with Marvin Jones for third-most receiving yards by a receiver with at least 25 receptions.
Bryant’s production has been buoyed by a league-leading 82 catches for 1,919 yards and six scores.
The Ravens are the most consistent team this season.
The AFC North has been a top-10 division for most of the season, and it will be even more so in 2016.
The Baltimore Ravens have the NFL’s No. 1 defense and No. 2 scoring offense, and they have a healthy core of talent to lead them to the postseason.
Baltimore has a chance to make the playoffs with the help of a healthy Dez Williams, who has missed three games with a concussion.
The Vikings are poised to be a dynasty.
They’ve been to the playoffs four straight years.
They also have the best defense in the league, with seven wins in eight games.
They’re not likely to get a playoff bye this year, but they’re poised to finish in the top five of the league this year.
The Steelers are coming off a playoff berth that would’ve put them in the playoffs last year.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are set to be the best team in the AFC, thanks to a balanced offense and strong secondary.
The defensive front is anchored by Steelers linebacker James Harrison, who’s expected to be one of the best defensive players in football.
The Eagles are the only team in league history to win three Super Bowls.
They’ll be the first team since the Saints in 1970 to win four consecutive titles, and the first since the Bengals in 1984.
The Browns are poised for a big turnaround after a disappointing 2015 season.
Cleveland finished in last place in the NFL in total yards, touchdowns allowed, and points scored in 2016, but that should change after the Browns improved their offense.
Quarterback DeShone Kizer has shown that he can be a franchise quarterback, and wide receiver Kenny Britt has become a top wide receiver for the Browns.
The Seahawks have been dominant for the past two seasons.
They finished with the NFL lead in scoring in 2016 (29.1 points per game), and they also lead the NFL with the league-best defense (103.9 points allowed per game).
The Colts are set for a playoff push.
They had the best record in the NFC South, and quarterback Andrew Luck is expected to return for another season.
Seattle has the NFL, NFC, and AFC West division titles and a chance at the playoffs in the back half of the year.
The Giants are poised and should be one to watch.
The New York Giants are the team that helped put Eli Manning in a Super Bowl, and Eli is expected back this season after missing six games with an injury.
The defense and wide receivers have made huge strides, and their offense is expected for another big season.
The Raiders have been a dominant force this season, but their offense has been inconsistent and their defense has struggled.
Their offense has averaged 28.3 points per contest, which is second in the Super Bowl era.
The Broncos are a top team in their division and could make a big leap.
The Denver Broncos are set up for another run at a Super Cup.
They won the Superbowl in 2014 and have made the playoffs each of the past four seasons.
The Saints are set on another Super Bowl run after a rough 2016 season.
New Orleans won back-to-back Super Bowl championships in 2016 and will make the Superdome in 2017.
They are one of four teams in the National Football League with at or near a 100-win record.
The Rams are set at the top of the NFC West after a 10-2 start.
Los Angeles will make a run to the NFC Championship Game, but it’ll be a long one.
The St. Louis Rams have a young nucleus that will help them make a deep playoff run.
The Cardinals are the NFL MVP candidate.
Carson Palmer has been the league MVP in each of his first three seasons and will get his third chance to win it again this year after leading the NFL during a season-opening three-game winning streak.
The Jets are set, but can they keep it together?
After starting the season strong, the Jets fell off the pace and didn’t even make the postseason for the first time since 2008.
The Chiefs are set after a season that was the worst in franchise history.
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