Originally written on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 12/14/14
With the 2014 NFL regular season opener just three weeks ago fans across the country are thinking about football and ultimately Super Bowl XLIX. Today we look at the AFC hopefuls in our odds for 2015 Super Bowl which will take place in Glendale, Arizona. A season ago the Denver Broncos represented the AFC but were on the wrong end of a lopsided 43-8 decision. Will they return in 2015 or will another AFC team step forward? As long as Tom Brady is suiting up for the New England Patriots they will be a Super Bowl contender. Coming off a modest season for Brady the Patriots were still 12-4 finishing first in the AFC East. Even with some offensive additions in New York and Buffalo the Patriots figure to have their way with a division which they have reigned supreme of since 2009. The AFC North is very much a mystery. The Cleveland Browns drafted Johnny Manziel in the first round and while he may bring excitement to a town void of championships since 1964 they will struggle to reach .500 ...
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