Nobody knows where the puck is. They just know that it didn’t go into the net, and it’s somewhere in the vicinity. So Alex Ovechkin, the greatest goal scorer on the planet, does the sensible thing.
He jumps into the pile headfirst. Chris Kunitz falls on him. Bryan Rust falls on him. And now the beauty of playoff hockey has devolved into this.
The Carolina Panthers need help in the secondary. Last season, opposing offenses shredded Carolina’s defense with ease, as the Panthers finished with the 29th-ranked pass defense. While the Panthers’ front seven, led by linebacker Luke Kuechly, is still one of the best in the league, the secondary is holding this defense back from returning to its 2015 form.
After signing DeSean Jackson in the offseason, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have one of the most explosive offenses in the NFL. Mike Evans and Jackson should be able to wreak havoc on opposing secondaries. Speaking of secondaries, the Buccaneers need playmakers in theirs. Tampa Bay surrendered 250.8 pass yards per game in 2016.
Lastly, as long as Drew Brees is lining up under center in the Big Easy, the New Orleans Saints will light up scoreboards. The only question concerning New Orleans is whether it can stop opposing offenses from lighting up the scoreboard. The team cut ties with safety Jairus Byrd over the offseason, which left a huge whole in the Saints’ secondary.
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