NFC EAST

  1. Dallas….QB Dak Prescott is healthy and that means big things for Dallas.
  2. Washington…. This is a weak division so Washington has a chance under head coach Ron Rivera
  3. New York….It’s on the back of QB Daniel Jones as to where the Giants will land this season.
  4. Philadelphia….It appears to be a rebuilding process in Philadelphia.

NFC NORTH

  1. Green Bay….Everything will depend on whether Aaron Rodgers returns.
  2. Minnesota…. The Vikings could make a deep run in the playoffs.
  3. Chicago…. Will the Bears turn things over to rookie quarterback Justin Fields?
  4. Detroit…. Former Rams quarterback Jared Goff is hoping new scenery will help his career and get the Lions into the playoffs.

NFC SOUTH

  1. Tampa Bay…. Experts doubted Tom Brady last season and it turned out Brady got the last laugh.
  2. New Orleans…. No more Drew Brees. Now it is up to Taysom Hill or Jameis Winston.
  3. Atlanta…. A new coaching staff and a new system may help quarterback Matt Ryan.
  4. Carolina…. The Panthers need running back Christian McCaffrey to be healthy.

NFC WEST

  1. San Francisco…. The 49ers can win this division if they get the quarterback situation settled early.
  2. Los Angeles…. Matt Stafford couldn’t get it done in Detroit now he will try Los Angeles.
  3. Arizona…. The Cardinals have an excellent offense which may propel them into the playoff picture.
  4. Seattle…. Like most NFL teams, Seattle’s success will depend on the quarterback situation.

NFC PLAYOFF SEEDING

  1. Tampa Bay
  2. Green Bay
  3. San Francisco
  4. Dallas
  5. Washington
  6. LA Rams
  7. Arizona

WILD CARD

Green Bay defeats Arizona

San Francisco defeats Los Angeles

Washington defeats Dallas

DIVISIONAL ROUND

Tampa Bay defeats Washington

San Francisco defeats Green Bay

NFC CHAMPIONSHIP

San Francisco defeats Tampa Bay

PRE – SEASON POWER RANKINGS

  1. San Francisco
  2. Tampa Bay
  3. Green Bay
  4. Washington
  5. Arizona
  6. LA Rams
  7. Dallas
  8. Seattle
  9. Minnesota
  10. New Orleans
  11. Atlanta
  12. Chicago
  13. NY Giants
  14. Carolina
  15. Philadelphia
  16. Detroit