Chicago at Minnesota

Reasons for Optimism: Chicago Bears

In our end of season series, our writers will be looking at each franchise as they are eliminated from the playoff picture, and looking at three reasons for optimism heading into 2016. Here, Lead NFL Writer Andrew Symes looks at the future for the Chicago Bears following a 2015 season filled with highs and lows.

New York Jets v Buffalo Bills

Reasons for Optimism: Buffalo Bills

In our end of season series, our writers will be looking at each franchise as they are eliminated from the playoff picture, and looking at three reasons for optimism heading into 2016. Here, Lead NFL Writer Andrew Symes looks at the future for the Buffalo Bills following an inconsistent 2015.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Philadelphia Eagles

Reasons for Optimism: Philadelphia Eagles

In our end of season series, our writers will be looking at each franchise as they are eliminated from the playoff picture, and looking at three reasons for optimism heading into 2016. Here, Lead NFL Writer Andrew Symes looks at the future for the Philadelphia Eagles following a highly disappointing 2015.

San Diego Chargers v Baltimore Ravens

Reasons for Optimism: Baltimore Ravens

In our end of season series, our writers will be looking at each franchise as they are eliminated from the playoff picture, and looking at three reasons for optimism heading into 2016. Here, Lead NFL Writer Andrew Symes looks at the future for the Bsltimore Ravens following an injury decimated 2015.