NFC North

1. Green Bay Packers

Aside from a shortage of reliable pass-rushers, this team doesn’t have many flaws with Aaron Rodgers at the helm.

2. Minnesota Vikings

A full offseason with Sam Bradford will do wonders for some cohesiveness on offense.

3. Detroit Lions

As long as Matthew Stafford stays on his feet, the Lions can’t be counted out of winning games.

4. Chicago Bears

With everything that went wrong last year, there’s still some hope that with a little luck they could get to that .500 mark. Continue reading “NFC North”

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NFC East

1. Dallas Cowboys

Last year wasn’t a fluke and if they can stay somewhat consistent on defense, they’ll repeat as division champs.

2. New York Giants

Their defense is the best in the division. Now they just need Eli Manning to throw less than 16 INTs.

3. Philadelphia Eagles

Carson Wentz had some bumps in the road last year, but with a better supporting cast things should be easier this year.

4. Washington Redskins

If there’s no balance on offense, eventually opponents will figure out how to stop Kirk Cousins. Continue reading “NFC East”

AFC West

1. Oakland Raiders

They are a top choice to contend with the Patriots and Steelers for the AFC crown.

2. Denver Broncos

With a new coaching staff the defense won’t be tampered with, but the offense will need some work.

3. Kansas City Chiefs

There isn’t enough depth/talent at key positions for them to stay in contention.

4. Los Angeles Chargers

A change in scenery will have them flying under the radar, but they are talented enough to finish near the .500 mark. Continue reading “AFC West”

AFC South

1. Tennessee Titans

They nearly got into the playoffs last year. This is their leap year with Marcus Mariota.

2. Houston Texans

Without question their defense will be the reason why they’ll be in contention.

3. Indianapolis Colts

The health of Andrew Luck hangs over their chances of taking this division from everyone else.

4. Jacksonville Jaguars

With Tom Coughlin back in charge of the front office, it’ll take a bit longer for the Jaguars to return to contention. Continue reading “AFC South”

AFC North

1. Pittsburgh Steelers

A full season with Le’Veon Bell and Martavis Bryant will do wonders for their Super Bowl aspirations.

2. Cincinnati Bengals

With a bit more balance on offense, the Bengals should be Wild Card contenders this year.

3. Baltimore Ravens

The defense is missing playmakers while there are still questions about the offense surrounding Joe Flacco.

4. Cleveland Browns

Another season of lowered expectations, but back-to-back years of strong drafts has Cleveland remaining optimistic. Continue reading “AFC North”