Found October 04, 2013 on Football Nation:
October is here. Fall weather, the end of baseball season, the beginning of hockey season more rumors and speculation about the NFL.This is where playoff teams are established and dreams are either created or squashed.The Kansas City Chiefs keep winning, the Jaguars keep losing. Those are the breaks in this sport. And honestly, Mike Shanahan and Greg Schiano could be shown the door before the season ends.Here are the 10 storylines that will materialize in the next four months.10.  The Browns are for realThey may not make the playoffs but it appears Cleveland (yes, I said Cleveland) could make things very interesting in the AFC North. Three straight wins and a stingy defense had Rob Chuzinski and his staff thinking wild card berth.9. Tom Coughlin, Rex Ryan or both?This could be the year we see both New York coaches fired. It could also be a season where Coughlin retires and Ryan is fired. It really does not matter. Both teams are awful and the “he said, he said” differing of opinions...
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