Every football fan has their favourite team and players. Based on some research among fans and those in the NFL industry here are the top ten teams to watch for to win the 2010/2011 Superbowl.
Baltimore Ravens. As a powerful defensive team the Ravens have given high-powered offenses all they can handle. Now that quarterback Ray Flacco has Anqoin Boldin as a receiver is should be interesting to watch. Powerful running back Ray Rice is consistent and looks to be among the top ten running backs this season.
Houston Texans. The Texans had a strong season with many close losses to strong opponents. Many fans expect them to improve in the upcoming season and make a strong run in playoffs. Both Quarterback Matt Schaub and receiver Andre Johnson had a great season in 2009 and should make a highlight reel pair again this year.
New England Patriots. With Bill Belichick at the helm the Patriots have been one of the NFL standards of excellence. The Patriots have an excellent quarterback in Tom Brady, star running back power with the likes of Laurence Maroney and receiver stars such as Randy Moss. Look for the Patriots to continue their strong play this year.
Dallas Cowboys. Quarterback Tony Romo is as solid as any in the league and will look to continue his passing success to Miles Austin. The Cowboys offense is balanced with their star defensive players such as DeMarcus Ware and Marcus Dixon holding opponents in check. The Cowboys have a well-rounded team and eccentric owner Jerry Jones will be sure to encourage the team’s success deeper into the playoffs this year.
San Diego Chargers. The Chargers often frustrate their fans with slow starts, but are rewarded with gutsy performances when it matters most. Quarterback Philip Rivers had an outstanding year in 2009/2010 and looks to maintain his status in the league. With the exit of LaDanian Tomlinson the door is open for strong players such as running back Darren Sproles to shoulder some of the offensive talent.
Washington Redskins. The acquisition of quarterback Donovan McNabb and head coach Mike Shanahan mark a new era for the Redskins. With excellent running backs such as Clinton Portis, Larry Parker and Willie Parker the Redskins running game should be great to watch.
New York Jets. The combination of flamboyant coach Matt Ryan and quality quarterback Mark Sanchez equal huge expectations for Jets fans. The addition of running back LaDanian Tomlinson and the passing threat of Santonio Holmes make the Jets a genuine threat for the ultimate title this year.
Indianapolis Colts. With Peyton Manning as quarterback the Colts are always a superbowl contender. A strong running game featuring Joseph Addai and passing receivers such as Austin Collie and Pierre Garcon will pose a formidable threat to opponents. To add to the list they also have one of the best defensive core in the league to contend with.
Minnesota Vikings. The question of superstar quarterback Brett Favre is one for Vikings fans to figure. There is no question that Adrian Peterson will be one of the top ten running backs in the league this year, backed up by a defence featuring Jared Allen and Husain Abdullah. Vikings fans are certain to be looking to improve upon the great finish of 2009/2010.
New Orleans Saints. The defending world champs definitely have something to prove for their loyal fans and the sporting world. Quarterback Drew Brees will be looking to continue an excellent season with a strong offensive line to support him. Reggie Bush as running back and Marques Colston as receiver look to continue their offensive prowess on opponents.