These power rankings employ a balanced approach, because even the cream of the NFL crop still has room for improvement, and even the most hopeless gang of misfits out there must have something to be happy about.
Plus, by now, we all know that any football team in the world can beat any other any day of the week if the conditions are just right (the entire city of Las Vegas is quietly snickering right now), so nobody should be placing too much emphasis on these precious little lists of ours in the first place.
The good news for the NFL this week is that ticket prices for the 2014 Super Bowl in the Meadowlands are already expected to be the most expensive we’ve ever seen.
The bad news?
Fans will probably still be battling February blizzard conditions, single-digit temperatures and absolute madness at the airport in order to get there.