On the way to the Super Bowl in Miami, NFL teams will have to make the playoffs. With a mere seven games left in the season it’s time to take a look at the most likely contenders for sunny Florida. It’s a useless exercise I admit, since the Wild Card option seems to be playing out well in recent years. But let’s try it anyway.
New Orleans Saints – While the Saints seem to have a lock on the NFC South, it’s difficult to be optimistic about a Super Bowl after watching them play for the last few weeks. Still, they have the best offense in the NFL and if the defense can hang together, they’ve got a date in Miami.
Minnesota Vikings – Can Brett Favre really do this? Probably not but Adrian Peterson can. Overall, the Vikings ma be the most balanced team in the NFL and have been free of major injury.
Indianapolis Colts – While the Colts will always be in the mix with Manning on board, winning a Super Bowl is the ultimate goal. Injuries to the defense could hinder they’re cause bit the Colts will be in the playoffs.
New England Patriots – The Patriots looked ill early in the season but have regained some for. Except on defense. I don’t think this D is as good as past teams but with Brady on board, and Big bill calling the shots, you can never dismiss the Patriots.