As the playoffs draw closer, the list of legitimate Super Bowl contenders diminishes on a weekly basis.
At the beginning of training camp, each team and fanbase was filled with optimism because parity is king in the NFL.
Now that 15 weeks are in the books, over a dozen teams have been eliminated from playoff contention. Seven teams have clinched postseasons berths, but a couple of those teams appear destined to be bounced out of the playoffs early on.
At this point in the season, we could safely assume that we have seen what the majority of teams are made of. That being said, the last two Super Bowl champions were No. 6 seeds upon entering the playoffs.
The truth is, the team that gets hot in the playoffs tends to wind up hoisting the Lombardi Trophy in February.
Based upon current form, the following teams are the favorites to be world champions.