* – Division Winner
+ – Wild Card Winner
1. San Francisco 49ers
It’s a make or break year for this team with the unveiling of their new stadium.
2. Seattle Seahawks
Everything has to go right for them to have a chance of defending their title.
3. Arizona Cardinals
An improved offensive line could do wonders for a 10-win team that didn’t make the playoffs last year.
4. St. Louis Rams
With Sam Bradford injured again, it could be a down year at the worst possible time.
1. New Orleans Saints
An offensive juggernaut is also becoming a defensive one at the same time.
2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
This team shouldn’t have any excuses playing for a guy like Lovie Smith.
3. Atlanta Falcons
They should get back to .500 with a healthy Julio Jones and a different attitude on defense.
4. Carolina Panthers
Amazing the turnover they had with the offensive line and receiving corp after a 12-win season.
1. Green Bay Packers
Finally, a running game worthy of playing with Aaron Rodgers.
2. Chicago Bears
It will be tough, but the Bears are playoff worthy with the improvements on defense.
3. Detroit Lions
A new coaching staff should get this talented team back on track.
4. Minnesota Vikings
This is probably the most desperate team in need for a stable quarterback in the NFL.
1. Philadelphia Eagles
A few tweaks to the defense should keep them ahead of the curve in a winnable division.
2. New York Giants
This is a make or break year for Eli Manning if you can believe it.
3. Dallas Cowboys
Too many unknowns on defense with all that talent on offense going to waste.
4. Washington Redskins
A year to reset will do them a lot of good.