32 to 1: FOX Sports Live counts down to the best NFL team for 2014
Can you feel it? The NFL season is approaching fast. To keep you company until kickoff, FOX Sports Live is counting down every NFL team from worst to first. Check it out.
Having trouble passing these final agonizing weeks before the NFL season begins? We've got just the remedy.
FOX Sports Live is previewing every team in the league in its own special way -- by counting down from worst to first. It all begins on June 30, when our panel of experts will reveal their No. 32 team. Tune in to FOX Sports Live each night to see where your team ends up.
The Super Bowl champion Seahawks took our No. 1 spot after a dominating season saw them cruise to a Super Bowl win over the Denver Broncos. Some of the other rankings may surprise you.
And if you do miss any, we'll keep track of all 32 right here in the table below. Come back each day to check out the latest.
Disagree with any of our rankings? Check out the rankings as voted on by the fans in the column at far right.
32 TO 1: YOUR NFL 2014 TEAM RANKING COUNTDOWN
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers
"This isn't a rebuilding process. This is a compete-now process, as the anointing of Josh McCown as the starter over Mike Glennon announced." Read the preview | Watch the video
"Jake Locker must now stay healthy and click with new coach Ken Whisenhunt, who has done fine work with some quarterbacks in recent years." Read the preview | Watch the video
"Mike Zimmer once told an owner in a head-coaching interview that 31 teams would regret passing over him. The Vikings certainly hope that's the case." Read the preview | Watch the video
"Oakland will rely on a bunch of veteran castaways from recently successful teams to try and bring winning ways back to the Raiders." Read the preview | Watch the video
"The signings of veteran defensive linemen should bring an immediate impact up front and Add in promising rookie wide receivers Allen Robinson and Marqise Lee and suddenly the rebuilding process doesn't seem as daunting." Read the preview | Watch the video
New York Giants
"There's no time to rebuild in the NFL anymore -- especially in the league's biggest market, with an aging coach and quarterback leading the way." Read the preview | Watch the video
"The Bills have begun to put the pieces in place, though head coach Doug Marrone has his work cut out for him if he is to break the playoff-less streak this year." Read the preview
"The way things went for the Dolphins last year, avoiding another full-blown public relations disaster would be considered progress." Read the preview
New York Jets
"The Cowboys just haven't had enough to get themselves over the hump and anywhere near the true competitiveness they displayed as a franchise in the 1990s." Read the preview | Watch the video
"It's going to be all about Johnny Football for the Browns this year, regardless of whether he's holding a clipboard or imaginary dollar bills during a post-TD celebration." Read the preview | Watch the video
"Caldwell, Detroit's new head coach, might not be the league's most recognizable face, but he certainly has a way with quarterbacks." Read the preview | Watch the video
"There are high expectations in Steel City and in the fortieth anniversary season of the 1974 team that won the franchise’s first Super Bowl, the fan base is looking for a much better result than 8-8 this time around." Read the preview | Watch the video
New York Giants
New York Jets
"General manager John Idzik was fiscally sound this offseason, signing a host of veterans who will contribute immediately while keeping the team out of future salary cap hell." Read the preview | Watch the video
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
"In the end, it'll be on Andy Dalton, who is playing with more on the line than he has in any of his previous three seasons." Read the preview | Watch video
"In a division with Super Bowl contenders Kansas City and Denver and much-improved Oakland, San Diego will need to be more than just a second-half team." Read the preview | Watch video
"Whether Cam Newton can take the Panthers to the heights they reached last year may come down to how much his new crop of receivers can exceed the low expectations being placed upon them." Read the preview | Watch video
"If the defense can play similarly to the way it did in 2013 and Alex Smith can come close to being the player he was a season ago, the Chiefs will again be competitive in a strong AFC West." Read the preview | Watch video
St. Louis Rams
"After eight straight years of missing the playoffs and loading up on young talent, the Rams not only could -- but should -- compete for a postseason berth in 2014." Read the preview | Watch the video
New Orleans Saints
"Sean Payton's squad appears more primed to make the push for another Lombardi Trophy than in any season since the 2009 Saints won Super Bowl XLIV." Read the preview | Watch video
"The Cardinals could field just as good a roster this year and still miss the playoffs for the fifth consecutive season. " Read the preview | Watch the video
"If the defense continues to improve as it did in the second half of last season, Philadelphia should repeat as division champion with the chance to make a deep postseason run." Read the preview | Watch the video
"Fortunately for the Bears, there is enough offensive firepower to outscore the opposition and reach the playoffs for the first time since the 2010 season if quarterback Jay Cutler stays healthy." Read the preview | Watch the video
"It took Peyton Manning six seasons to reach his first AFC Championship Game. Andrew Luck may be able to cut that time in half provided the 2014 Colts improve in the trenches." Read the preview | Watch the video
Green Bay Packers
"Packers general manager Ted Thompson didn't have to say anything publicly about the disappointing play of his defense in 2013. His offseason actions spoke loudly enough." Read the preview | Watch the video
San Diego Chargers
New England Patriots
"Getting the Patriots past that hump and into the Super Bowl remains Tom Brady's goal before all of the sand drains through the hourglass." Read the preview | Watch the video