Most improved NFL team in the 2017 season

Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley II (Courtesy of
Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley II (Courtesy of

There are several NFL teams that have significantly improved from the 2016 NFL season. But which team is the most improved in 2017 and has a chance to win the Super Bowl?

The Los Angeles Rams only won four games a season ago but have greatly improved. Led by third-year running back Todd Gurley II, who is third in the NFL in rushing, and second-year signal caller Jared Goff, the Rams have already won 10 games and sit atop the NFC West. The team clinches the division with a win in either of their last two games.

The Jacksonville Jaguars were even worse last season, winning only three games in 2016, and are looking to complete a worst-to-first season. The greatly improved Jaguars are 10-4, good for first in the AFC South and have already clinched a playoff berth. On offense, the Jaguars are led by quarterback Blake Bortles and rookie running Leonard Fournette. But it is the stingy defense of Jacksonville, third-best in the National Football League, that has them in the playoffs.

The Rams and Jaguars have greatly improved, but our choice for the most-improved team of the 2017 season is the Philadelphia Eagles.

Philadelphia finished last in the NFC East a season ago, and have already clinched the division title, completing a worst-to-first season. But the Eagles have bigger goals for the 2017 NFL season. As the only 12-win team in the NFL right now, Philadelphia has already clinched a first-round bye in the playoffs, and aim to play two home games in the playoffs. The secret to the success of the Eagles is very simple: they are a balanced team with a good offense and defense, ranking in the top 6 in the NFL in both categories. The Eagles did suffer one significant injury recently in week 14, as quarterback Carson Wentz is out for the season with a torn ACL. With backup quarterback-turned starter Nick Foles, the Eagles have a capable player. How far can Foles lead the team? Perhaps to Super Bowl LII.

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