NFC West

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1. Arizona Cardinals

This will be their best chance to run the table in the NFC. Their depth is almost unmatched.

2. Seattle Seahawks

They are starting to become a pass first team, but then again who isn’t these days?

3. Los Angeles Rams

The Rams are back in LA and no one will seem to notice while they play at the Coliseum.

4. San Francisco 49ers

It will be interesting to see if the front office is more patient with Chip Kelly than they were with Jim Harbaugh or Jim Tomsula.

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NFC South

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1. Carolina Panthers

History doesn’t bode well for them getting back to the Super Bowl, but most teams didn’t have Cam Newton as their QB though.

2. New Orleans Saints

The defense last year was a disaster. It won’t be that bad this year.

3. Atlanta Falcons

They need to be more balanced on offense and try not to force the issue.

4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

If former head coach Lovie Smith was only given two years to turn this around, how long does Dirk Koetter have?

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NFC North

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1. Green Bay Packers

They weren’t Super Bowl contenders last year and that could be in large part due to the injury to WR Jordy Nelson.

2. Minnesota Vikings

The defense is right where it needs to be. They made some offensive upgrades that will keep them in contention with Green Bay.

3. Chicago Bears

2015 was a solid year for Jay Cutler and the Bears defense. Lets see if they can repeat that.

4. Detroit Lions

They will realize pretty quickly that not having Calvin Johnson will hurt more than they’re letting on.

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NFC East

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1. Dallas Cowboys

There’s far too much talent on this team for them not to win the division.

2. Washington Redskins

Things are starting to look better for them. Kirk Cousins looks like a legitimate franchise QB.

3. New York Giants

A big free agent investment on defense puts less pressure on the offense to score 30+ points per game.

4. Philadelphia Eagles

The Chip Kelly era is over. Even most die hard Eagles fans will give them a pass this year to undo everything.

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