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The Patriots have started poorly last season, with two defeats in three games, but the team, as they have almost always recovered, won five straight games after a bad start and won their division again. In the playoffs, the team overcame the Chargers and Chiefs, reaching their 3rd consecutive Super Bowl and beating the Rams 13x3 in the decision, with Bill Belichick and Tom Brady's team winning their 6th championship. 

Current champions, the Patriots suffered major losses in the offseason, with the retirement of tigh end Rob Gronkowski, the departure of wide receiver Chris Hogan, right tackle Trenton Brown and defenders Trey Flowers, Malcom Brown and Adrian Clayborn. Defensive team coordinator Brian Flores also left, accepting the position of head coach of rivals Miami Dolphins. Except for veteran defensive end veteran Michael Bennett, the team made no major investments, bringing Mike Pennel of the Jets to try to improve defense against ground play and placing bets on wide receiver and tigh end positions in an attempt to replace Gronkowski and Hogan In the draft, the team selected N'Keal Harry, the wide receiver is a big target and could become Brady's main target in the red zone now that Gronkowski is not on the team. 







After not winning any games in 2017, the Browns showed a big improvement last season, especially after the resignation of head coach Hue Jackson in week 08, with the team going 5-3 W / L after the coach's departure. The defense was very strong and Baker Mayfield had a great freshman season, making Browns one of the teams with the highest expectations for this season. 

Prepared to compete for the playoffs following an excellent final stretch last season, the Browns hit a blockbuster with the Giants, bringing wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. and linebacker Olivier Vernon to bolster the team. The team also offered a big contract to DT Sheldon Richardson and signed with Kareem Hunt, dismissed from the Chiefs for extra-field problems last season and who will only be able to reinforce the team from week 9, being suspended for the league in the first eight games. In the draft, the focus was to bring depth to the defense, especially the linebacker group and the secondary, the team also selected a kicker, who will compete with. 



The Chiefs had the best AFC record last season and almost went to the Super Bowl. With an explosive attack led by young quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the team scored an average of 35.3 points per game, the league's top scorer. In the playoffs, the Chiefs easily beat the Indianapolis Colts in the Divisional Round by 31x13, but were defeated by the New England Patriots at the Conference Championship, a big match that ended in overtime with a 37x31 score for New England. 

Following an excellent campaign last season, GM Brett Veach's focus was on rebuilding the team's fragile defense last year. Starting with a new defensive coordinator, Steve Spagnuolo, starting with: Steven Nelson, Eric Murray, Justin Houston, Dee Ford, Allen Bailey and Orlando Scandrick and with the arrivals of Frank Clark, Tyrann Mathieu, Alex Okafor, Emmanuel Ogbah and Darron Lee. In the attack, the team lost an important member of the offensive line at center Mitch Morse, and dismissed the running back Kareem Hunt, with extra field problems. 




The Cowboys started poorly last season, but have won seven of their last games, starting for the NFC East title and consequent playoff qualification. In the playoffs, the team eliminated the Seattle Seahawks in the Wild Card, but was defeated by the Los Angeles Rams in the Divisional Series by 30x22. 

The Cowboys were not very active in the free agency, with the 2nd team spending less money on reinforcements. The franchise lost some important names in the attack, such as Cole Beasley and Geoff Swaim and the significant reinforcements were from veteran players who are no longer at the best of their careers, such as Robert Quinn, Randall Cobb, Alfred Morris and George Iloka. 






The Chagers lost two of their first three games last season, but then made an 11-2 W / L campaign, winning five of their last six matches and qualifying for the playoffs through the Wild Card. Attack and defense were evenly matched and the Chargers took advantage in part of having a not too difficult table but also won victories against good opponents like Steelers and Chiefs. In the playoffs, the team eliminated the Baltimore Ravens 23x17 in the Wild Card Round, but lost out against the New England Patriots, losing 41x28 in the Divisional Round. 

With a talented and well-balanced cast, the Chargers were not very active in the free agency, using most of their resources to renew contracts of their own. The team lost a few pieces, especially in defense, where they came out: Darius Philon, Jason Verrett, Jahleel Addae and Corey Liuget, while in attack Tyrell Williams signed a big deal with the Raiders. The reinforcements were modest, with quarterback Tyrod Taylor arriving to be a backup of Philip Rivers, Dontrelle Inman returning the team after being dismissed by the Patriots and veteran linebacker Thomas Davis. In the draft, the team focused in depth to replace the defensive losses and the Chargers' first four choices were defensive players. 






What is the NFL?

If we want to understand RedZone, we first have to learn a little about the NFL.

The acronym NFL stands for National Football League , a competition in which 32 teams face each other during a long and intense 17-week season.

It is an extremely popular sport in the United States, with about 18.6 million Americans watching football every Sunday night .

But with so many teams and matches at the same time, how do they keep up with what happens to the Americans?

This is where NFL RedZone comes in.

What is NFL RedZone?

NFL RedZone is an NFL channel where you can watch all the games simultaneously.

It is broadcast every Sunday and shows touchdowns, field goals, important plays and the most relevant data, so viewers are always seeing something interesting.

The name of the program "RedZone" comes from a term used in American football. The “Red Zone" is that space that set between the line of the goal and the line of 20-yard . That is, it is when one of the teams is more likely to score. 









The Redskins were 6-3 W / L until quarterback Alex Smith suffered a serious injury and the team won only one game for the remainder of the season, missing out on the playoffs. But despite the positive record until the quarterback was lost, the Redskins were no longer playing so well and probably would have had a bad straight end of the season anyway. 

Alex Smith is unlikely to ever play football again in life after his serious injury last year, so the Redskins went after a quarterback and made a switch to Case Keenum, who will start the season, and have selected Dwayne Haskins with the team's first round choice in the last draft. The team also invested heavily in safety Landon Collins, but the attack lost Jamison Crowder and Trent Williams demanded an exchange that has not yet materialized. In defense, the team had the departures of: Preston Smith and HaHa Clinton-Dix. 








The Titans ended with a positive campaign, but failed to repeat the qualification for the previous year's playoffs. Marcus Mariota was injured on week 16 and missed the decisive game against division rivals Indianapolis Colts on week 17, with the Titans defeated 33x17 to finish 3rd in the division.  

The Titans spent money on the free agency and brought reinforcements to the most troubled sectors of the team last year, such as the offensive line, the receiving group and the pass-rush. The team also made a switch to quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who will be a backup of Marcus Mariota, who is constantly injured. In the draft, the team selected Jeffery Simmons in round 1, but the player will not be available for this season due to an injury. In round 2, the team selected AJ Brown to give Mariota more targeting options. 






The Steelers had a rather rough off-season season, with the strike promoted by running back Le'Veon Bell and the fight between Antonio Brown and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. The team went well until the week, when the team was defeated by the Denver Broncos 24x17, this defeat split the team's season, which lost the next two matches and one more for the Saints in week 16, with the team being overtaken by the Baltimore Ravens and getting out of the playoffs, even with the positive campaign. 

With a lot of locker room problems, GM Kevin Colbert did a cleanup in the squad, but he had to get rid of a lot of talent, such as running back Le'Veon Bell, wide receiver Antonio Brown and tackle Marcus Gilbert, still in attack. Jesse James was also a team loss in the offseason. The Steelers did not make major investments, but rather focused on correcting the linebacker corps by bringing Mark Barron from runner-up Los Angeles Rams and picking Devin Bush in the first round of the last draft.






The Eagles experienced a Super Bowl hangover after winning the title in the 2017/18 season and the team began to swing in performance, however, the team won five of their last six games of the season and managed to qualify for the Wild Card playoffs. In the post-season, the team eliminated the Chicago Bears in a big game by the Wild Card Round, winning by 16x15, but the team ended up falling against the New Orlelans Saints in a well-contested game, losing by 20x14. 

Nick Foles won a Super Bowl for the franchise and was the team's quarterback in the final stretch and playoffs last season, but with Carson Wentz recovered from injury, the Eagles let Bellow out at the Free Agency. The team lost some defense pieces such as Jordan Hicks and Michael Bennett, but got replacements by signing with: Malik Jackson, Vinny Curry and Zach Brown, the team also deepened the secondary and brought in the veterans: DeSean Jackson and Jordan Howard to the attack.  






In Jon Gruden's first year with the team, the Raiders were one of the league's biggest disappointments, with the league's worst defense, averaging 29.2 points conceded per game and winning only four games, the only win against an expressive team came in week 14, when the team beat the Steelers by 24x21. The failure of the team motivated a major rebuild of the cast in the offseason. 

After last year's failure, the Raiders have a new general manager, Mike Mayock, he began by arranging an exchange with the Steelers for wide receiver Antonio Brown and made major investments in the free agency, bringing: Trenton Brown, Tyrell Williams, LaMarcus Joyner, Brandon Marshall, JJ Nelson, Isaiah Crowel and Vontaze Burfict. The team lost members of the offensive line in Kelechi Osemele and Donald Penn and got rid of several veterans, including running back Marshawn Lynch, cornerback Rashaan Melvin and wide receiver Jordy Nelson. The Raiders had three first-round picks in the last draft and the focus was on rebuilding the defense, which was the worst on average points conceded per game last season. 




For the second season in a row, the Giants were a disappointment, winning only 5 games and finishing last in NFC East, which motivated GM Dave Gettleman to make changes in offseason. 

The Giants retained the coaching staff, who were in their first season with New York last season, but the cast was reshaped and several team veterans left, with the team making an exchange that sent Odell Beckham, Jr. and Olivier Vernon to the Browns. , while Landon Collins signed with rivals Washington redskins. The team replaced some of the losses, bringing in veteran wide receiver Golden Tate and veteran safety Antoine Bethea. The team had three first-round picks in the last draft, selecting quarterback Daniel Jones, who is expected to be Eli Manning's reserve this year and two more defenders.  





The Saints had a strong season, which could have culminated in a Super Bowl appearance if the team received a lack of pass interference at the end of the Divisional Round against the Philadelphia Eagles. The defense made strides in restraining the ground game and Drew Brees had another great season, commanding one of the league's best attacks. 

The Saints lost some pieces in the attack with the departure of running back Mark Ingram and the retirement of center Max Unger. The team brought in some defense pieces, such as: Malcom Brown and Kiko Alonso, gave Drew Brees another target at tigh end Jared Cook and sought solutions for OL by choosing Erik McCoy in round 2 of the draft and signing with the guard. Nick Easton 









With a strong Deshaun Watson season, the Texans have won 11 games and won AFC South after winning just 4 games in the 2017/18 season. The team lost their first four games at the start of the season but overcame the bad start by winning 11 of the following 12 matches. In the playoffs, the attack did not work as well as in the regular season and the Texans were defeated in the Wild Card Round against division rivals Indianapolis Colts. 

It was a very busy offseason for the Texans, who remained active until the last day of August, making changes one day before the end of the preseason. The team lost important names in defense, such as Tyrann Mathieu and Kareem Jackson, and negotiated Jadeveon Clowney. The team, however, sought to correct the offensive line, their biggest difficulty in the last year, getting a trade-off for Larry Tunsil of the Dolphins and choosing Tytus Howard in the first round of the last draft. 






The Bengals are coming from another weak season when the team did not make it to the playoffs, ending with the worst AFC North campaign. The team started well with four wins in their first five games but suffered injuries the rest of the season and won just two of their eleven games remaining. Another weak campaign and locker room problems led to the resignation of head coach Marvin Lewis, who has been in office since 2003. 

Most of the team's free agency resources were spent to renew contracts with players already in the team last year. The Bengals strengthened little, with the main addition being former Bills guard John Miller, as well as the arrival of three Giants defenders, who worked with the now defensive Bengals coordinator Lou Anarumo on the New York team last year. In the draft, the team selected tackle Jonah Williams with their first round choice, but Williams was injured and will miss his freshman season. The team had ten choices in the last draft, which were spent on players from different positions of attack and defense. 






The Panthers started the season very well, going 6-2 through week 09, but Cam Newton suffered a shoulder injury and the team's production plummeted, with the team suffering a run of seven straight losses that pushed the team to 3 ° from NFC South. 


GM Marty Hurney concentrated his efforts to improve defense during the offseason, the team brought in: Gerald McCoy and Bruce Irvin and selected linebacker Brian Burns with his first-round draft pick. The offensive line was also strengthened with the arrival of center Matt Paradis and the choice of Greg Little in round 2 of the draft, while Chris Hogan arrives to replace Devin Funchess in the receiving group. 

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The attack was good last season, even though Ryan Tannehill was injured again and the team needed to use Brock Osweiler in some games, but a poor defense limited the potential of the Dolphins, who had season 2 in a row with more losses than wins, which culminated with the resignation of HC Adam Gase and a rebuilding of the cast with the departure of several veteran players from the team. 

The Dolphins spent little on free agency, with the team's main addition being second quarterback Josh Rosen, acquired through an exchange. The team let several veterans out and selected DT Christian Wilkins with the 13th overall pick of the last draft. General manager Stephen Ross has rebuilt the coaching staff and the team will now be led by Brian Flores , former defensive coordinator of the New England Patriots, who will be assisted by Jim Caldwell. 
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In Frank Reich's first year as head coach of the team, the Colts started 1-5 W / L, but were reborn after the return of wide receiver TY Hilton and won 9 of their next 10 matches, taking 2nd place at AFC South. and vacancy in the playoffs through the Wild Card. After the season, the team started well, dominating rivals Houston Texans in the Wild Card Round, but the defense collapsed the next match and the team was eliminated by the Kansas City Chiefs in Divisional Round, losing 31x13 away. 

The Colts suffered a big crash in the middle of the preseason, with quarterback Andrew Luck announcing his early retirement. Except for Luck, the team had no significant losses in the offseason and focused on reinforcing the team's weak sector defense last season, bringing veteran Justin Houston as a pass-through aid and selecting several defenders in the draft. Luck had gained new targets in: Devin Funchess and Parris Campbell, who will now be available to Jacoby Brissett, the team's new starter.




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The Lions are coming from a frustrating season, finishing last in the division when they were expected to evolve, the defense was again the team's big problem, but Matthew Stafford also produced less than usual and the attack was also disappointing.

After a poor season, GM Bob Quinn invested heavily in free agency, with the Lions being the 5th most spending team in the FA. The team brought: Trey Flowers, Justin Coleman and Mike Daniels to the defense, while reinforcing the attack with: Jesse James, Danny Amendola and CJ Anderson. In addition to the arrival of Jesse James, the team used their 1st round school at TJ Hockenson, giving Matthew Stafford another weapon.


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After going to the playoffs in the 2017/18 season, the Bills took a step back and won only six games last season, finishing third in the division. The defense still did well most of the time, but the attack felt the pains of newcomer Josh Allen's growth, and the team used four quarterbacks who started at least one game of the season. 

2018 was a transition year for the Bills, which began with rookie quarterback Josh Allen in most games, the coaching staff was maintained and GM Brandon Beane made big investments in the free agency, with Bills being the 3rd fastest team. spent in the period, 180.6 million dollars. The team focused on bringing reinforcements to the attack, especially on the offensive line, with the arrival of: Mitch Morse, Spencer Long and Cody Ford, drafted in round 2. The team also reshaped their group of recipients, bringing in the wide receivers: Cole Beasley and John Brown, as well as tigh end Tyler Kroft. With the 9th overall pick of the last draft, the team selected DT Ed Oliver.