NFL tickets are bringing us ever closer to the ultimate payoff which is of course the chance to get into the playoffs and maybe, just maybe, end up in the Super Bowl. Home field advantage is a real thing but there have been enough teams taking the Wild Card route to the Super Bowl to make us think that any team has a chance. Any team.
Carolina Panthers – The Panthers may be the surprise team of the NFC. They’ve come back from nowhere, beaten the New Orleans Saints, and now hold the cards in the NFC South. They have their weakness but somehow they seem to find a way to win.
Seattle Seahawks – The concensus best team in the NFC, the Sehawks have merely to win next week and they’ll lock down the #1 seed in the NFC. That dangerous. Any team that has to travel to Seattle is in trouble.
New England Patriots – Once again the Patriots own the AFC East. They’ve overcome injury and controversy to get there. Together, Brady and Belichick make for a dangerous combination.
Denver Broncos – Peyton Manning continues his record setting season. As long as Manning is under center the Broncos are a good bet for a Super Bowl.
Cincinnati Bengals – Finally the Bengals give their fans an AFC North title. They’ve got a huge mountain to climb though, with Denver and New England waiting.
Indianapolis Colts – The Colts took advantage of a weak AFC South but they haven’t been consistently good. Up and down is the name of the game. Andrew Luck will have to carry the team.Eric Drouant