Can They Do It?
Can the Cleveland Browns actually clinch a playoff spot? For the first time since 2002 and for only the second time since their return in 1999. This year will be the third time since 1999 that they have had a winning record.
1. Green Bay Packers
Yes, they were 13-3 last year, but they overachieved. As long as QB Aaron Rodgers stays healthy they will remain contenders.
2. Minnesota Vikings
The defense has been overhauled with many departures, but head coach Mike Zimmer has a good scheme that has stood the test of time.
3. Chicago Bears
Even if they decide at some point to make a change at QB they won’t be any better than a .500 team.
4. Detroit Lions
Head coach Matt Patricia hasn’t improved this team since being hired 3 seasons ago and GM Bob Quinn won’t survive either with another losing season.