Ranking the NFL's Top Super Bowl Contenders as Playoffs Near

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Ranking the NFL's Top Super Bowl Contenders as Playoffs Near
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As the 2013 NFL playoffs approach, there is much shuffling going on throughout the conference seedings. The biggest potential shift will be addressed this Sunday, when the New Orleans Saints will play on the road against the Carolina Panthers for the No. 2 seed in the NFC.

Another key divisional matchup will take place in Week 17, as the Philadelphia Eagles will try to secure the NFC East title against the Dallas Cowboys.

There are a ton of tiebreakers and loads of luck needed for some of the teams toward the bottom of the totem pole, but for the teams near the top, a steady path with minimal mistakes is all that will be needed for a Super Bowl berth. 

It's hard to determine which teams are most poised for a Super Bowl run because, let's face it, there is always that "any given Sunday" dynamic. But when you break down each squad, it's not hard to see which teams are the most prepared.

 

 

*All stats courtesy of Pro Football Reference, unless otherwise noted.

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