Mike thinks the Washington Redskins will surprise people this year.
Lance thinks Kirk Cousins will leave the Redskins after the season, but Mike believes Kirk is one of the top young guns and will get top money from the Redskins for the long-term.
Biggest weakness for the Redskins is their run defense, giving up almost 4.0 yards per rush last year.
Moving on to the Giants.
Key pick up: Brandon Marshall. Both fellas agree.
Mike can't trust Eli Manning, though.
Strength: Mike picked the cornerbacks, though since the selection was made this unit has had some serious injury issues. Lance picked the passing game for the giants strength, even though he also doesn't trust Eli Manning.
Weakness: Lance says the team's scoring is a weakness. Mike picked the receivers and the offense in general.
Key Players: Mike and Lance both selected Alshon Jeffery.
Biggest strength: defensive line for Lance and Mike took the quarterback group. Eagles have one of the better backup units in the league.
Biggest weakness: Mike - safeties. It is a nameless unit with zero recognition. Lance picked all defensive backs because of the same reason.
Key pickup: Both fellas selected Taco Charlton because they like the player and the name.
Biggest strength: Both Mike and Lance picked the offensive line. It's an amazing group.
Biggest weakness: Mike listed the quarterbacks as the weakness. He's expecting a sophomore slump, and the backup QBs leave a lot to be desired. Lance wasn't specific with his selection (as is his habit) and picked leadership as the team's weakness.
Lance says the Dallas Cowboys aren't making the playoffs!! What a rube moment.
4. Washington Redskins 4. Philadelphia Eagles
3. Dallas Cowboys 3. New York Giants
2. Philadelphia Eagles 2. Washington Redskins
1. New York Giants 1. Dallas Cowboys
Tampa Bay Buccaneers:
Key pickup: Lance can't pick just one person. Holding true to form he does the same here so that later he can say he was right. Playing the percentages here. Mike selected DeSean Jackson.
Biggest Strength: running back, Mike believes they have the best depth in the league. Lance listed "overall new weapons". Sheesh.
Biggest weakness: Lance selected special teams. Mike picked coaching. He is not a Dirk Koetter fan, and believes he is going to sink the franchise. Prediction made that he will be terminated late in the season.
Key pickup: Dontari Poe was Mike's selection. Great young player. Lance went with the offensive coordinator.
Biggest strength: Lance named offensive firepower as the team's biggest strength. Mike was a little more specific with the team's passing game.
Biggest weakness: Mike believes the super bowl monkey may hinder the team's performance. Lance said the team's defense is the team's most glaring weakness.
Key pickup: Mike went with Captain Munnerlyn who finally joined a top notch defense with top notch coaching. Lance loves Christian Macaffery. The Stanford product has a great chance to be a game-changer.
Biggest strength: Lance picked the team's offensive versatility. Mike went with the defense.
Biggest weakness: the wide receivers are weak, according to Mike. Not enough weapons to maximize Cam's potential. Lance has the offensive line because the team signed Matt Kalil, who was a turnstile last year in Minnesota.
New Orleans Saints:
Key pickup: Adrian Peterson. Both fellas agree. His impact and use is in question, but undeniably he is the key move from the offseason.
Biggest strength: Lance has the passing game as the biggest strength. Mike has Drew Bree's specifically.
Biggest weakness: Defense. Hands down.
NFC South Predictions:
4. New Orleans Saints 4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Koetter)
3. Carolina Panthers 3. New Orleans Saints
2. Atlanta Falcons 2. Carolina Panthers
1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1. Atlanta Falcons