NFL power rankings: Vikings, Eagles top the board

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JANUARY 14: Stefon Diggs /
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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – DECEMBER 24: Quarterback Philip Rivers
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – DECEMBER 24: Quarterback Philip Rivers /

13. . . . Los Angeles Chargers. 10. team

2018 Key Additions: The Los Angeles Chargers won nine of their final 12 games following a 0-4 start this past year. And general manager Tom Telesco has been fairly quiet this offseason when it came to free agents. But the club grabbed veteran Center Mike Pouncey after he was released by the Miami Dolphins. Meanwhile, tight end Virgil Green, late of the Denver Broncos, gives the Bolts one of the best blocking tight ends in the league. And the team is certainly hoping that former Philadelphia Eagles kicker Caleb Sturgis proves to be a solution for a big problem area in recent years. One key departure of note was the decision not to bring back legendary tight end Antonio Gates, who remains a free agent.

Offseason Review: The Chargers used their first four picks in the draft to bolster a defense that could get after the quarterback and harass teams into mistakes. But only the Washington Redskins allowed more yards per game on the ground this past year. The AFC West appears to be in transition this year, with both the Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos making quarterback changes and the Oakland Raiders with a new head coach. All told, this club had a pretty drama-free offseason and went about its business. If Anthony Lynn’s squad can pick up where they left off a year ago, the team’s first division title since 2009 is a distinct possibility.