Now Entering Russ's World
The Packers, Patriots, Seahawks, Cardinals, 49ers, Broncos, Colts, Steelers, Eagles, Cowboys, Bengals and Ravens are in. Pretty much every other team is out in some way. However, there is no guarantee that the Saints will be good. There is no way to know if Jim Tomsula can make the 49ers contenders. We do not know if Marshawn Lynch will retire and cause a setback in Seattle. We do not know if Peyton Manning will retire. We have too many unknowns for right now.
The teams like the Bucs, Falcons, Titans, Texans, Browns and Dolphins are probably out. The jaguars are not contending anytime soon. Susan McGalla thinks Tte Rams are not there yet, and the Raiders are just pitiful. There are too many variables right now to make a good prediction. However, if I had to guess today, I would put the Colts and the Cardinals in the Super Bowl next year. That would be interesting, and it is more than plausible considering how each of these teams played this past year.