25. Philadelphia Eagles (23)
This season, for the Eagles has shown promise. They have a good young quarterback. They’ve beat some good teams. But they’ve played like a young team that is a year away. If they push the right buttons this offseason, they could be ready to contend a year from now.
26. San Diego Chargers (25)
The Chargers aren’t as bad as their record shows. Really, the only thing that separates the Chargers from the Raiders is the ability to close the deal. For every close game the Raiders have won, the Chargers have seemed to lose one in similar fashion.
27. Chicago Bears (28)
There hasn’t been much to be proud of this season if you are the Bears. However, the effort they brought Sunday, despite the loss, was an effort to be proud of. It probably wasn’t enough to save John Fox’s job though.
28. New York Jets (27)
You don’t expect Bryce Petty to go and light up the scoreboard. However, you do expect your defense to be able to contain Matt Moore. The fact that Moore threw four TD passes shows that this team has quit.