THE TOO EARLY 2018 NFC PREDICTIONS

 

NFC EAST

  1. Philadelphia…. The Eagles are hoping quarterback Carson Wentz will be healthy when they defend their championship.
  2. Dallas…. No Dez Bryant or Jason Witten. The Cowboys still have Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott so there are still expectations in Dallas.
  3. New York….Eli Manning may not have much left in the tank for the Giants to be a serious contender.
  4. Washington…. Former Kansas City Quarterback Alex Smith won’t have enough around him to make a difference.

 

NFC NORTH

  1. Minnesota… Former Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins will look to help the Vikings make that next step to the Super Bowl.
  2. Green Bay…. The Packers must have a healthy Aaron Rodgers to compete in the NFC North.
  3. Detroit…. Matt Patricia takes over a good offense, but must fix Detroit’s bad defense.
  4. Chicago…. Matt Nagy is hoping to bring out the best in franchise quarterback Mitch Trubisky.

 

NFC SOUTH

  1. New Orleans…. Quarterback Drew Brees has a loaded roster that is primed for a run at the Super Bowl.
  2. Atlanta…. Quarterback Matt Ryan needs the Falcons’ offense to get back to its 2016 level.
  3. Carolina…. Quarterback Cam Newton and linebacker Luke Kuechly must stay healthy for the Panthers to be a serious playoff contender.
  4. Tampa Bay…. Getting out of the NFC South basement will be a huge climb for the Buccaneers.

 

NFC WEST

  1. Los Angeles…. The Rams made huge strides last season and now they have brought in big names to help them make the next step.
  2. San Francisco…. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo could be the answer for the 49ers in their return to the playoffs.
  3. Seattle…. This is not the same Seahawks football team that quarterback Russell Wilson took to the Super Bowl.
  4. Arizona…. The Cardinals have too many holes to be competitive in the NFC West. How long before quarterback Josh Rosen gets the call?

 

 

THE TOP SIX SEEDS

  1. Philadelphia
  2. Minnesota
  3. New Orleans
  4. LA Rams
  5. Atlanta
  6. Green Bay

 

 

WILD CARD

New Orleans over Green Bay

LA Rams over Atlanta

 

DIVISIONAL ROUND

Philadelphia over Los Angeles

New Orleans over Minnesota

 

NFC CHAMPIONSHIP

New Orleans over Philadelphia

 

PRE—SEASON POWER RANKINGS

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