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Revisiting preseason concerns for all 32 NFL teams

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McVay has done wonders with the Rams (2:14)

Ryan Clark discusses the relationship he had with Rams coach Sean McVay when the pair were with the Redskins and how he's brought a great approach to the game in Los Angeles. (2:14)

NFL teams sell optimism all offseason. Reality can bite them harder than a December gust off Lake Michigan (nothing personal, Bears fans).

With the 2017 regular season down to its final four weeks, it's now clear which teams have fared best -- and worst -- in overcoming the worries NFL executives raised about all 32 teams just before the season began.


Predictions that make us look like psychics

Arizona Cardinals

The worry: The hits will keep coming for quarterback Carson Palmer, leaving him diminished come playoff time.

The reality: The hits kept coming, leaving Palmer with a broken arm that landed him on injured reserve after seven games.

Opponents pressured Palmer 82 times, the NFL's fifth-highest total this season for any QB through his team's first seven games. The players pressured more times -- Russell Wilson, Deshaun Watson, Jacoby Brissett and Tyrod Taylor -- had youth and mobility on their side.

Losing running back David Johnson to injury did not help Palmer.