NFL free agency came along and hijacked the headlines from March Madness, the NBA stretch run and MLB spring training.
Now everyone—from fantasy owners to oddsmakers—is scrambling to get a handle on the revamped football hierarchy.
The Eagles know all too well the crush of inflated expectations. Flying largely under the radar this offseason, Philadelphia has the talent to jump right back into the title hunt.
The Bears were mentioned as title contenders before injuries crippled them last season. Chicago has added elite wideout Brandon Marshall and removed delusional coordinator Mike Martz, which will have Cutler and crew competing with Green Bay for the division and a bye.
Anything but a Super Bowl will be a failure in New England, where the window is quickly closing on the Belichick and Brady era.
Let's take a look at the "Top 10 NFL Power Poll" in this edition of Bleacher Report Spotlight.