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All-time underrated and overrated players for every team

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As we all anxiously await the start of the football season, the writers at NFL.com have compiled an all-time list of the most underrated and overrated players for every team.


NFC WEST

Arizona Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals are on the longest active championship drought in the NFL. Find out which players from their last championship team and the Super Bowl XLIII team make the underrated and overrated lists.

San Francisco 49ers

Running backs dominate the list of overrated and underrated 49ers. Check out the full lists to see which runners landed where, and whether Joe Montana is underrated ... or overrated.

Seattle Seahawks

The Seahawks have only been to one Super Bowl in their brief history, yet have countless cherished players. See who is overrated, and underrated, in the eyes of the Seahawks faithful.

St. Louis Rams

From Los Angeles to St. Louis, the Rams have had a litany of iconic and overrated players. Find out who makes the final list here.


AFC WEST

Denver Broncos

From Elway to Tebow, the Broncos have a history of memorable quarterbacks. Which ones are considered underrated and overrated? Check out our list.

Kansas City Chiefs

One of the most well-known quarterbacks in history appears on the Kansas City Chiefs' underrated list. Check out who it is and what other players made the list as well.

Oakland Raiders

In addition to the most underrated and overrated Raiders of all time, Adam Rank goes on a mini-tirade about a criminally underrated coach. Read the whole lists to see who made the cut.

San Diego Chargers

Lightning in a bottle? Which San Diego running backs were just a flash in the pan and which ones slid under the radar? Check out our list of underrated and overrated Chargers.


NFC NORTH

Chicago Bears

As one of the NFL's most storied franchises, the Chicago Bears have a deep history of revered players, including 33 Hall of Famers. Will any make the overrated or underrated lists?

Detroit Lions

Two current marquee players on the Detroit Lions made the final cut for our series. Who is overrated and underrated? Read on to find out.

Green Bay Packers

Being one of the most storied franchise in NFL history lends itself to a lot of unnecessary "hero worship." See who gets too much credit, and not enough, for the Green Bay Packers.

Minnesota Vikings

A few unsung heroes from the Purple People Eater days found their way onto the underrated list. Find out who, as well as the most overrated Minnesota Vikings player in franchise history.

AFC NORTH

Baltimore Ravens

The short history of the Baltimore Ravens has included two Super Bowl victories thanks to several marquee players and unsung heroes. Find out who are the most overrated and underrated of the bunch.

Cincinnati Bengals

An iconic Cincinnati Bengal ended up on our overrated list. Find out who it was, as well as which all-time greats still are too underrated.

Cleveland Browns

Cleveland rocks, but which former "Madden" cover boy makes the underrated and overrated list for the Browns?

Pittsburgh Steelers

Is Troy Polamalu overrated or underrated among the Steeler greats that have won an NFL best six Super Bowls? Read our full lists to find out.


NFC SOUTH

Atlanta Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons have had many great players in their 48-year history, but are they all rated fairly? Find out which Falcons cracked the Most Underrated and Overrated Players of All Time.

Carolina Panthers

A Pro Bowl Carolina Panthers quarterback landed on one of the underrated and overrated lists. Read the whole story to find out who, and where he landed.

New Orleans Saints

There are heroes and goats stretched across the early struggles of the Saints all the way to the glory days of the late 2000s. Find out who makes the cut as the most overrated and underrated Saints of all-time.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Buc stops here. Where will Keyshawn Johnson land on our list of the most overrated and underrated players of all time for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?


AFC SOUTH

Houston Texans

The Houston Texans have only been an NFL franchise for a mere 11 seasons, but that doesn't mean they haven't had their fare share of overrated and underrated players.

Indianapolis Colts

Will there be more Baltimore Colts, or Indianapolis Colts on the underrated and overrated lists? Take a read to get the scoop on which Colts deserved more, or less credit.

Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jacksonville Jaguars were the first expansion team in NFL history to make the playoffs in three of their first four years. See if any of the players from those teams made the underrated or overrated lists.

Tennessee Titans

The former Houston Oilers, now Tennessee Titans, have their share of underrated and overrated players. Check out which 2,000-yard rusher makes our list.


NFC EAST

Dallas Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo has had his fair share of ups and downs as the leader of "America's Team." But should he be considered underrated or overrated? Elliot Harrison has the answer.

New York Giants

Eli Manning has won two Super Bowls for the New York Giants. Does that make him underrated or overrated? Check out the full lists to find out.

Philadelphia Eagles

In unveiling the most underrated and overrated Philadelphia Eagles of all time, one player from the Buddy Ryan-era Eagles of the 1980s and '90s appears on both lists.

Washington Redskins

Two Hall of Famers made the Redskins underrated list, while a Super Bowl champion landed on the overrated side. Check out the full lists here.


AFC EAST

Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills famously made it to four straight Super Bowls in the 1990s, losing all four. See which players from those famous teams make it onto the team's all-time overrated and underrated lists.

Miami Dolphins

Only one player from the underrated list appeared in a Pro Bowl for the Dolphins. Find out who, as well as what two receivers were overrated for the 'fins.

New England Patriots

Paul Perillo of Patriots Football Weekly joins in on the fun to give the most overrated and underrated New England Patriots players of all time.

New York Jets

The Big Apple has had some big-time heroes and zeroes. Jason Smith recounts the most overrated and underrated of the bunch.
Most underrated/overrrated players of all time
June 17: Ravens | Bears
June 18: Bengals | Lions
June 19: Browns | Packers
June 20: Steelers| Vikings
June 24: Texans| Falcons
June 25: Colts| Panthers
June 26: Jaguars | Saints
June 27: Titans | Buccaneers
July 1: Bills | Cowboys
July 2: Dolphins | Giants
July 3: Patriots | Eagles
July 4: Jets| Redskins
July 8: Broncos| Cardinals
July 9: Chiefs| 49ers
July 10: Raiders| Seahawks
July 11: Chargers | Rams

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