NFC Power Rankings

By Randy Inman
Jul. 18, 2016

The Seahawks are the best team in the NFC.
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Thanks for reading my NFC Power Rankings for the start of the 2016 NFL season. This was written in July before any injuries have taken place in training camp or preseason games. So this is how I see the NFC as of right now.

16 San Francisco 49ers

The 49ers didn't do much to make me think they will be improved over last year's 5-11 record. To me the 49ers are the worst team in the NFC.

15 New Orleans Saints

Brees has the Saints in cap Hades and I don't see much talent on their roster.

14 Detroit Lions

The Lions will miss Megatron and I think Stafford is in decline anyway.

13 Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles could bounce back now that Kelly is gone but I don't see much here.

12 Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons only showed heart in one game last year. I love Freeman and Julio but the rest of the team is lacking.

11 Dallas Cowboys

Can Romo stay healthy? I do love the rookie Elliott.

10 Washington Redskins

They won the division by default last season, Can Cousins sneak up on people again?

9 Los Angeles Rams

I like the Rams a little better this season than most people seem to.

8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Winston is the real deal and they have some pieces down there.

7 Chicago Bears

John Fox wins football games, he will do it in Chicago now.

6 New York Giants

I love the Giants to win the NFC East with a new coach breathing some fresh air into them.

5 Minnesota Vikings

I really like what the Vikings have done over the last couple of years.

4 Green Bay Packers

I could see the Vikings pass the Packers but am not willing to say that just yet. Not sold on Aaron Rodgers anymore, he could be in decline. I think it was more than injuries that made him double check last year.

3 Carolina Panthers

Sorry to my fellow Panthers fans but I think the loss of Josh Norman will be big especially early in the season.

2 Arizona Cardinals

I don't trust Carson Palmer in big games, one heck of a roster here though.

1 Seattle Seahawks

I think the Seahawks are the best team in the NFC right now. I think the Seahawks bounce back without the Marshawn Lynch drama. 

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