Found September 21, 2013 on Gridiron Grit:
PLAYERS: E.J. Manuel
TEAMS: Buffalo Bills
Nearly every season, we see a team in the National Football League rise from the basement to win a division title. It used to be an almost annual event in the NFC South. Last season, the Washington Redskins became NFC East champions after four straight last-place finishes. And Mike Shanahan’s club did it the hard way, opening 3-6 before closing 2012 with seven straight victories. Every Friday, we will take a brief look back and ahead when it comes to the eight teams that finished a year ago and rank them from worst to best. By season’s end, will one of these clubs claim a division championship? Time will have to tell. Photo Credit: 8. AFC South: Jacksonville Jaguars (0-2) Two weeks into the season, the Jaguars have already gone through two starting quarterbacks. And unfortunately for Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne, the duo has combined to lead their team to one touchdown. It’s also not a good sign when your team scores a total of 11 points and gives up 11 sacks in tw...

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E.J. Manuel looking to hush Jets' crowd early

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