This list is a continuation of a power rankings that just looked at teams 32-11, as seen here, http://www.bleacherreport.com/articles/420602-pre-training-camp-power-rankings-32-11.
This list is for the elite teams with serious Super Bowl potential. Feel free to leave comments on this list.
The Falcons just came off back-to-back winning seasons for the first time in team history.
Last season, they were 9-7 after going 11-5 two seasons ago. Michael Turner is fully healthy now and will be looking for another monster season.
Matt Ryan will need to improve, but he definitely has the potential to do so. They also added Dunta Robinson in the offseason, which should be a boost.
We seem to wonder when the Patriots will finally decline and there are some signs that it could be soon.
Wes Welker will miss the beginning of the season because of a torn ACL, and Brady's having contract issues.
With that being said, they still have a lot of talent across the board.
The Jets are probably the most over-hyped team this offseason.
There's no question they have talent, but the reality is that they were only 9-7 last season, and Mark Sanchez had a bad 63 QB Rating.
They also lost 1,400 yard rushers Thomas Jones and starting left guard Alen Faneca.
They added Antonio Cromartie, who didn't play that well last year, and also LaDainian Tomlinson, who's way over the hill but still an effective goal line runner.
The Jets also added Jason Taylor who should have very little impact. I think they'll win the AFC East, but Super Bowl?
I don't think so.
The Chargers are loaded with talent this season.
The only thing preventing a Super Bowl run are some pretty serious holes.
Vincent Jackson will miss the beginning of the season due to suspension and they lost cornerback Antonio Cromartie to the Jets.
Tomlinson is also gone, but I expect their running game to improve as a whole with the addition of Ryan Matthews. They will also beat up on a very weak division.
Brett Favre's not fooling anyone with his diva antics this offseason.
We know he's coming back, probably after the start of training camp so he doesn't have to workout.
The Vikings have almost the same team as last season. They added Lito Sheppard, but lost Chester Taylor.
I don't expect the same kind of magic that Favre saw last season, although he'll still be very good.
They'll be a contender but will not win the NFC North.
The Ravens went from having no receiving corps to having tons of weapons for Joe Flacco to play with.
Anquan Boldin will give the passing game a huge boost and their O-Line will pave the way for a big season for Ray Rice and company.
Look for the Ravens to get to the AFC Championship game.
The Cowboys can have one of the league's best running games if they can finally start giving Felix Jones the ball.
The addition of Dez Bryant will also be an added boost.
The defense will continue to look strong this season, but I do have one concern: Will Tony Romo take a step forward and become elite, or will he be a turnover machine and lose games for Dallas?
The Packers are absolutely loaded at almost every position this year.
The only thing preventing them from being No. 1 on this list is the offensive line.
I expect them to be better this season, but until it happens, they shall remain at No. 3.
Don't be surprised if Aaron Rodgers wins the MVP this season, and the Packers are playing in February.
The Colts lost nothing in the offseason and will continue to dominate.
The running game will have to get better if they want to catch the Saints. Barring injuries and declines with age, they will look to win 12 games for the eighth straight season.
The Saints won the Super Bowl last season, and not much has changed. They lost running back Mike Bell, but that will just increase the number of carries for Pierre Thomas, which is a good thing.
They added Alex Brown on the D-Line, but it will be hard for Will Smith to repeat his 13 sack campaign this year.
The defense could take a step back if Darren Sharper declines with age, but he has shown no signs of that so far.