Here are my top five teams in the NFL. These teams have been in the NFL power rankings for most of the season. I can see all five of these teams in the playoffs and one of them being a Super Bowl Champion.
The Seahawks are currently 8-2 and are second place in the NFC West. The only team that they are currently behind in the division in the San Francisco 49ers. But here is the kicker, the 49ers have one loss and you know who that is to, the Seattle Seahawks. The reason they have had such a good season to this point is Russell Wilson. The Seahawks defense has not been that good. They currently rank 24th in all of the NFL. On the flip side, they are fourth in offense. The reason is because of Russell Wilson, whether he is doing it with his arms or his legs. Wilson’s completion percentage is 68.5. He has made rookie wide receiver D.J. Metcalf look great. One of his major weapons, Tyler Lockett, is currently injured. The Seahawks play in the loudest stadium in NFL. Come playoff time it will be a major factor.
4) New Orleans Saints
The Saints are currently 8-2 and first in the NFC South. This is a team on a mission of revenge because of bad missed calls last year in the NFC Championship game. It cost them an appearance in the Super Bowl. The Saints are getting it done on both sides of the ball. Their defense ranks sixth in the NFL and the offense is 14th overall. The offense has sure ballot Hall of Famer Drew Brees. Brees has missed some games this year and the Saints have lost once since he got hurt. This how strong this team is. The weapons they feature on offense are Teddy Bridgewater, Alvin Kamara, and Michael Thomas just to name a few. This is a complete team that is favored to go back to Super Bowl this year. They will be a tough opponent down the stretch for anyone. Look for them to be in Miami.
The Packers are 8-2 and first in the NFC North. They have one of the best in the business at quarterback in Aaron Rodgers. ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith calls him “a bad man.” I agree with that. In fact, many thought he would have issues with first-year head coach Matt LaFleur. Well, that doesn’t seem to be a problem at all. Just like all the teams on this list, they are tough to play at home. Outside of the San Francisco 49ers and Minnesota Vikings, the rest of the schedule will be easy. The game this week against the 49ers will be huge for the playoff picture in the NFC. I can see the Packers going 14-2 or 13-3 by season’s end. They have a solid team and will be in the thick of it come playoff time.
The Patriots are 9-1 and first in the AFC East. I have one word why they are on my list and that word is defense. The Patriots defense is best in the league. This has been one of the reasons or maybe the only reason the Patriots are where they are. The offense, led by the greatest quarterback ever in Tom Brady, has not found its rhythm yet. This is how the Patriots have done for over a decade by showing up when it counts. They have the GOAT at quarterback and the GOAT as a head coach in Bill Belichick. Their only loss is to the Baltimore Ravens who I can promise Belichick will have a game plan to defeat them. Remember the Patriots were the number two seeded team and they won the Super Bowl from that position. I have them in Miami in the end.
The Ravens are 8-2 and first in the AFC North. The reason they have been winning is possible MVP, Lamar Jackson. He leads the second overall offense in the NFL. He has been unstoppable for most teams. Even though their defense ranks 14th overall, they are good enough to be in Miami. Look for them to have a rematch with New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game. Now many will scratch their heads with their loss to the Cleveland Browns. The Browns are scuffling. Look for Jackson to continue to improve as he has to become an overall quarterback. If the Ravens can beat the Patriots again, they might be bringing home the Lombardi Trophy back to Baltimore.