1) Seattle Seahawks: They're the champs and entering 2014 fully healthy.
2) Denver Broncos: Losing Wes Welker for the first 4 contests might sting but 3 of Denver's first 4 games will be at Invesco Field. Plus Peyton is full of weapons.
3) New England Patriots: Don't expect this team to be fully reliant on Tom Brady this season and embrace the old school Patriot way of running the football and tough defense.
4) Green Bay Packers: The emergence of Eddy Lacy last season allows the Packers to no longer be one dimensional and in fact makes Aaron Rodgers 10 times more dangerous.
5) New Orleans Saints: A bounce back 2013 with a much improved defensive system led by defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. Sean Payton is an elite coach and Drew Brees still hasn't missed a beat. 'Nawlins is a legitimate Super Bowl contender.
6) Cincinnati Bengals - The most balanced team in football but have questions at the quarterback position, mainly come postseason time. Is this Andy Dalton's year?
7) Indianapolis Colts - Not sure how to feel about this team from week to week but know that Coach Pagano needs to give Andrew Luck the keys to the offense. No more holding Luck back.
8) Chicago Bears - My dark horse (again) in the NFC. Possibly the best receiving duo in the league and a stacked deck on the offensive side of the ball. It's their horrific defense that gives me cause to pause.
9) San Francisco 49ers - Front office, arrests, suspensions and more highlighted this offseason which is why I have then ranked this low. However at full strength I am still convinced they are the 2nd best team in the league behind Seattle.
10) Philadelphia Eagles - Will be interesting to see if teams have caught up defensively on Chip Kelly's dynamic offensive scheme. Otherwise Philly remains an enigma in a deep NFC and weak NFC east.