5 Most Overrated NFL Teams Heading Into the 2019 Season

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The NFL is known for its parity. It seems like each and every season that there are new teams making the playoffs, while others with high expectations end up in the cellar of their respective divisions.

Here's a look at the five most overrated NFL teams that will likely fall short of expectations during the 2019 season.

5. Dallas Cowboys

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In a league where quarterback play is so vital to a team's success, it should be no surprise that "America's Team" is on the list of most overrated teams. The Dallas Cowboys are heavily reliant on Dak Prescott, who has been inconsistent throughout his young career. Beyond Prescott's limitations, the Cowboys have an aging offensive line and seem poised to have a let-down season after winning the NFC East in 2018.

4. New York Jets

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The New York Jets are a young team that took a big step forward with the offseason acquisition of Le'Veon Bell. But let's not forget that the Jets still play in the same division as the Patriots. While it looks like Gang Green is trending in the right direction, that they're being talked about as a potential playoff team seems like a bit of an over-statement at the moment.

3. Green Bay Packers

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The Green Bay Packers have relied on All-Pro quarterback Aaron Rodgers to cover up a number of glaring issues for years. This has resulted in a a roster that mustered just six wins in 2018 and has missed the playoffs in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 2005 and 2006. There seems to be a general belief that Rodgers will be able to right the ship with new head coach Matt LaFleur in the fold, but the Packers will have to prove it on the field if they want to shed the overrated tag.

2. Cleveland Browns

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The Cleveland Browns have quickly become a popular pick to win the Super Bowl after the team's acquisition of superstar wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., among others. Although they did have an impressive offseason and seem poised to succeed with second-year quarterback Baker Mayfield, the Browns haven't finished better than third in the NFC North since 2007. So maybe let them play a couple of games before we dub the Browns a Super Bowl contender.

1. Pittsburgh Steelers

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The Steelers missed the playoffs in 2018 for the first time since 2013 and much of the blame was placed on two players that are no longer with the team – Antonio Brown and the aforementioned Bell. Pittsburgh's historical success has led people to believe that the Steelers will have a bounce-back season in 2019. But when a team coming off a down year had an offseason headlined by the acquisition of Donte Moncrief, arguably one of the most overrated wide receivers in the NFL, it's safe to suggest that team itself is overrated as well.

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