Monday 19 March 2018 / 11:46 AM


While we all likely knew the inevitable end for the Carolina Panthers, the Denver Broncos locked up officially what no one could see coming from the start of the season: there will be no repeat champion from the AFC or NFC this season.

To put the icing on a crazy NFL regular season, the Broncos were knocked out of the postseason in their embarrassing loss to the Kansas City Chiefs characterized by abysmal defence.

Just a day earlier, it was the Panthers who would see their slim playoff chances erupt in a blowout loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

Neither team ever got going to the level they played a year ago, and just a season removed from 15-1 for the Panthers and the Super Bowl for the Broncos, both teams face glaring holes along their rosters and a rebuild in the future.

We know one thing for sure for this NFL season: we will have new champions.

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Austin is CBS' senior NFL and NBA analyst, bringing you commentary on everything between the lines and inside the hashes, from the film room to the scoreboard.

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