Check out my NFL previews at my football blog, "PIGSKIN ASSASSIN" by The Sportz Assassin.
In there, I breakdown each division and what I think will happen. Here, I will rank my playoff teams as how I see fit. For further reasons why I picked what I did....please refer to the links at the bottom of this post.
NFC PLAYOFF SEEDS
1-Seattle: They will win the West easily and are just better than everyone else
2-Carolina: Tough schedule, but this could be the Super Bowl rep
3-Dallas: In a dog-eat-dog division, the Boys come out on top
4-Chicago: Someone must win the North.
5-Washington: The Skins defense now has an offense to work with.
6-Tampa Bay: Sneak in barely over the New York Giants.
Dallas over Tampa Bay
Washington over Chicago
Seattle over Washington
Carolina over Dallas
Carolina over Seattle
AFC PLAYOFF SEEDS
1-Indianapolis: Easy schedule again puts them at the top
2-New England: They aren't that great...but they get Bills and Jets twice each
3-Cincinnati: Bengals could be best team. They just have unfortunate road
4-Denver: Broncos slide a bit, but still will be tough
5-Pittsburgh: Hey, Steelers don't mind being a wildcard
6-Miami: If they stay healthy. They have a tough Chargers team to deal with too.
Cincinnati over Miami
Pittsburgh over Denver
Indianapolis over Pittsburgh
Cincinnati over New England
Indianapolis over Cincinnati
SUPER BOWL XLI
Carolina over Indianapolis