As promised, here is part two of this NFL playoff picture, which will detail the top two seeded teams in the NFC. The NFC’s playoff picture is a bit more complicated. As a result, it can be harder to determine the top teams because there are some pretty even top-seeded teams. But in the end, only two can make it to the NFC title game. While Chicago stands out, they also have demonstrated that they can make some bad game time decisions, and that they are not nearly as consistent as we – or they for that matter – would like them to be. So Chicago aside, here are the two teams to watch out for in the NFC this year.
The Atlanta Falcons are finally back and on their feet once again, and seemingly have been able to recoup from their losses to Mr. Vick a few years back. Their quarterback, Matt Ryan, is looking as good as he ever has before and has a consistent 90+ quarterback rating in the 2010/2011 season. But it is unwise for the hawks to pen in a guaranteed NFC championship title just yet, as they will most assuredly have to best the defending Super Bowl champs, the New Orleans Saints, in order to get there.
The New Orleans Saints, led by one of the most prolific passers of all time, Drew Brees, are poised to make a back-to-back Super Bowl run this year. They have all of the weapons, provided that Reggie Bush stays healthy enough to play in the post season this year (he is recovering from a broken fibula, but should be healed in time for the post season), and they have the best arm in the league. Brees drops impossible passes right into the open arms of his wide receivers, and he looks damn good doing it. However, even if the Saints are able to make it to the NFC title game, they will still have a big fight in front of them before they earn a trip to a second Super Bowl.