The Kansas City Chiefs have all the talent in place to win back-to-back Super Bowl titles, but they won’t be the only title contenders residing in the AFC. On Tuesday, NFL Network analyst Kurt Warner revealed two “sleeper” teams to watch this year.
One of the teams that Warner has his eyes on resides in the AFC North, but it’s not the Baltimore Ravens. Instead, the Hall of Famer is intrigued by the Pittsburgh Steelers. They should be much improved on offense now that Ben Roethlisberger is back.
“A couple of other teams that I’ve got my eyes on are the Pittsburgh Steelers for one,” Warner said on NFL Network. “We know that defense in that division, they play the Ravens tough every time they play them, and oh yea, now they’ve got their Super Bowl quarterback in Big Ben Roethlisberger back. So this is a team that I’m looking forward to see them play this year now that they’ve got that offensive firepower with that quarterback.”
Warner then revealed his second “sleeper” team to watch this year, the Indianapolis Colts. The front office made a big splash by signing Phillip Rivers to a one-year deal.
“I’m going to keep my eyes on Philip Rivers and the Indianapolis Colts. This was a team that beat the Chiefs, held them down, they’re going to be able to control the line of scrimmage and run the football. Philip Rivers is an upgrade there at the quarterback spot, so that’s another team I’ve got my eye on.”
— NFL GameDay (@NFLGameDay) September 9, 2020
Both teams that Warner mentioned aren’t receiving nearly as much attention as the Chiefs, Ravens or Texans. However, they should make some noise this fall.
The only concern with the Colts and Steelers is that both franchises need their aging quarterbacks to play well. There’s no guarantee they’ll be able to keep up with a Patrick Mahomes or Deshaun Watson.
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