Early in the preseason, every fan of every NFL team feels like this is the year their team is winning the Super Bowl. Some fans are happy just to have a winning record. Some fans clamor for the playoffs. Others expect and demand a trip to the "Big Game."
Only one team can hold up the Lombardi Trophy, and last year, that team came from the NFC. As a matter of fact, four out of the last five Super Bowl champions have been from the NFC.
Every year in the NFL, there is a surprise team or two that comes out of nowhere to make the playoffs. Two seasons ago, the Green Bay Packers were the No. 6 seed in the NFC and did not even win the NFC North. Yet they went on a magical run and won the Super Bowl.
Pundits and fans were calling for New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin’s head in 2011 after his team lost four straight to sit at 6-6. The Giants won three out of their last four games to win the NFC East and then got hot to win the Super Bowl.
Here is the list of my predictions in terms of each team's regular-season record and if that record will be good enough to get it into the playoffs.