Second-year QB Kyle Boller must make a quantum leap for the Ravens to go deep into the playoffs.
If Philadelphia fails to reach the Super Bowl, it could mean the window of opportunity has finally slammed shut.
Watching Cleveland might be a little like swallowing a table spoon of castor oil at times in 2004.
If the Steelers don't get back to their running game roots, it could be another subpar compaign in Pittsburgh.
It is imperative that the Jets re-sign Chad Pennington, who is entering the final year of his contract.
Once again, the Saints believe this is the year they convert their talents into another postseason run.
The Bills are doing everything they can to end their playoff drought, which has now reached four seasons.
Entering year two under a new regime, the Jaguars hope to return to their old winning ways in '04.
If they play down to their chronological age, Tampa Bay could well be the worst team in the division.
Coach Dave Wannstedt and GM Rick Spielman could be the fall guys if the Dolphins fail miserably in '04.
Texans QB David Carr is now surrounded by a dramatically upgraded arsenal.
The Giants hope to get out of last place, an important step in coach Tom Coughlin's debut season.
The Redskins must show real signs of progress in '04 or risk another offseason overhaul by owner Daniel Snyder.
If Michael Vick starts all 16 games, the Falcons could be a surprise playoff team.
It might be easy to forget that Jake Delhomme enters the '04 season with just 20 career starts.
If Tom Brady were to suffer an injury that sidelined him for any considerable time, the Pats could be in trouble.