In the NFL the offensive attack and strategies placed are the first pieces to a scoring machine. Here are the five best offensive teams in the business,..
5. Chicago Bears
The Bears have arguably one of the best wide receiver groups in the entire NFL. Despite injuries at the quarterback position they finished 2013 eighth in total offense and second in scoring. The stability of the Bears will bring improvement to them in year two under head coach Marc Trestman.
Chicago’s trio of weapons include Brandon Marshall, Matt Forte and Alshon Jeffery together they are the best in the business.
Quarterback Jay Cutler won’t have to change the offense around for the first time since 2011 which might help him have a great and healthy season. The Bears offensive line was on top of the league last season they only gave up just 30 sacks a year ago and all five starter are returning so expectations will be high for this offense.
4. San Diego Chargers
Frank Reich in his first year as offensive coordinator and will be in control of an offense that has a tremendous amount of upside. On top of his stint with the Buffalo Bills in the early 90's, Reich was also on the coaching staff for the Colts from 2008-11 as an offensive assistant and a quarterbacks coach.
Quarterback Phillip Rivers is very high on Reich and it isn't a surprise since he is coming off probably the best season in his career throwing for 4,478 yards (third-highest of his career) and 32 touchdowns (second-highest of his career) to just 11 interceptions. Rivers tied the team record for a passer rating (105.5), while setting a team mark for single-season completions (378). As a result, Rivers was named to his fifth Pro Bowl.
The breakout season by rookie receiver Keenan Allen gave Rivers a go to guy not to mention his running backs in Ryan Matthews, Danny Woodhead, and now Donald Brown who are all great receiving running backs. Reich is hopeful to continue the success for this already high-powered offense.
3. Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles have a phenomenal head coach Chip Kelly to run the offense automatically each season becomes intriguing. Kelly always finds ways for his offense to score points and often. The have the NFL leader rusher last season in LeSean McCoy (1,607 yards) and also an up-and-coming star quarterback in Nick Foles who threw 27 touchdowns to just two interceptions a year ago.
The Eagles added another threat to the backfield with speedster Darren Sproles to provide some more spark to the offensive running game and receiving game as well since he's one of the best running back in that category. The team did lose DeSean Jackson, but returning veteran receiver Jeremy Maclin, a promising tight end with potential in Zach Ertz and rookie sleeper Jordan Matthews the Eagles offense will be very versatile and tough to defend.
2. New Orleans Saints
Lining up with Drew Brees and the Saints is a promising opportunity for any offensive playmaker. The Saints have plenty of playmakers now to provide for Brees including; rookie Brandin Cooks, Jimmy Graham, Marques Colston and company.
In 2013 Brees was incredible a signal caller throwing for 5,162 yards for 39 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. His 104.7 quarterback rating is impressive as well and give him another threat on offense like Cooks and you give defenses a nightmare.
Brees also became the first quarterback in NFL history to pass for over 50,000 yards within 183 games. With that record he also proclaimed another as the first quarterback in NFL history to throw for over 4,000 yards in eight consecutive seasons, and moved to within less than 900 yards from a record third consecutive 5,000-yard season (and fourth total).
This offense will more than likely be right behind Denver in yards and touchdowns, but they will be very close this season especially with the addition of Cooks.
1. Denver Broncos
Last season the best offense in football was the record breaking Denver Broncos. The 2013 Broncos scored 606 points in 2013, breaking the record of 589 set by the New England Patriots in 2007. Denver's 76 touchdowns beat the previous record of 75, also held by the 2007 Patriots.
The offense was led by the great Peyton Manning, who threw for 5,477 yards, one yard more than Drew Brees threw in 2011, the previous record. After some controversy, the NFL confirmed on January 1, 2014 that the record will stand. Manning finished with 55 touchdowns, shattering Tom Brady's record of 50 set in 2007. Denver did lose Eric Decker to the New York Jets in free agency this off season, but the team as always still managed to pick up former Pittsburgh Steelers wide-out Emmanual Sanders who had 67 receptions for 740 yards and six touchdowns in 2013. Sanders will be used more in Denver with their high powered passing offense.
Not to mention, Denver selected wide receiver Cody Latimer in the draft who projects to be a big time receiver in the NFL. The Broncos lost their running back in Knowshon Moreno, but Montee Ball who has already received some playing time due to Moreno's on-going injury issues. Can't help but to expect them to continue their dominance in 2014.
Follow Dedrick on Twitter @DC_Hendrix
Be sure to like us on Facebook at NFL Draft Insiders for your NFL and College football news and information daily.