Six Super Bowl Contenders
As always, this list is compiled before the Sunday night game has finished. Adjust accordingly.
1.) New England Patriots – They’ve hit their stride and their biggest threats both took losses on Thursday and Sunday.
2.) New Orleans Saints – It’s strange to say, but the Saints’ offense goes as far as Alvin Kamara goes. If he can bounce back and stay healthy the remainder of the season, they’re the biggest threat in the NFC.
3.) Minnesota Vikings – Heartbreaking loss to the Panthers, but they’ll bounce back and likely win out the season, locking up the top seed in the NFC.
4.) Pittsburgh Steelers – They keep scrapping and clawing their way back into games and escaping with wins. At some point, their luck will run out. Most likely, in the game against New England that will decide home field advantage for the AFC.
5.) Philadelphia Eagles – The injury to Carson Wentz could derail the season. Hopefully it isn’t serious and they can continue to compete. However, if Wentz is out for the year, the Eagles’ hopes are gone.
28.) Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Officially eliminated from playoff contention and not another winnable game left on the schedule.