Has a conference ever been so deep? I mean you look at the AFC and there are some REALLY bad teams. The depth is all in the top 3-4 teams. In the NFC, the Eagles are honestly the only team i have 99% confidence and saying won't make the playoffs this year (who knows with the right coach and a good draft they could be right back in it next year)
Look at the NFC's non-playoff teams
The Lions were a playoff team a year ago and just need a better back 7.
Bears are playoff-caliber and just choked
The Rams took a big step forward and they have all the picks from RG3. Cardinals started off great and could be good with a nice QB.
Tampa looked like a playoff team midway through the season.
The Saints will have Peyton back.
Panthers could have easily been a playoff team this year with better late game play call.
Cowboys will be healthier
Giants won't have to deal with the toughest schedule in the league