Sorting out the NFC: Contenders and Pretenders

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Sorting out the NFC: Contenders and Pretenders

The New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks are the early leaders in the race to make the playoffs in the NFC. San Francisco doesn’t look far behind.

But what about some of the other NFC teams sitting with three or four wins? Come January, which of those teams will bust into the postseason? Which teams will resign to busting out the bean dip?

In examining eight of these "borderline" NFC teams, four jumped out as contenders, three seem destined for mediocrity and one team, which everyone is ignoring, may turn some heads by snagging a wild-card spot.

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