by Nick Ferraro
1. Indianapolis Colts
The Colts let history pass for a healthy run at the title. I think they could have had both.
2. San Diego Chargers
The Chargers are playing as well as anyone in the league. The fact that they didn’t have to think about resting people may provide them with the edge they need to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl.
3. Philadelphia Eagles
If the Eagles can upend the Cowboys Sunday in Dallas, they will enter the playoffs as the favorite to come out of the NFC.
4. Minnesota Vikings
I’m not as worried about the Vikings as most people are. They can put it back together in time to make a serious championship run.
5. New Orleans Saints
Resting people or not resting people, you shouldn’t lose at home to the Bucs.
6. New England Patriots
I think we will see an upgrade in the Pat’s level of play once the postseason starts. It’s debatable as to whether it will be enough.
7. Green Bay Packers
The Packers are the best suited of the potential wild cards in the NFC to make a run playing on the road.
8. Dallas Cowboys
The Cowboys are finally getting the defensive play they should have had all season.
9. Cincinnati Bengals
The Bengals struggled at home in a division clinching game against the Chiefs. I don’t like much about the way this team has been playing.
10. Arizona Cardinals
The Cardinals are the forgotten team in the NFC postseason. We will see if they can remind people who they are.