NFC East – Where do the Cowboys stand with Zeke Elliott / Dak Prescott situations? Can Carson Wentz stay healthy, as the backup QB situation for the Philadelphia Eagles is a mess. The New York Giants lost several key pieces in Landon Collins, Odell Beckham Jr. Olivier Vernon, can Danial Jones and Saquon Barkley carry the team? Washington’s quarterback room is a mess and a half, but Adrian Peterson is in the best shape of his life.
NFC West – Arizona Cardinals got their guy in Kylar Murray, what kind of magic can they produce? The Los Angeles Rams rotated some players, losing Lamarcus Joyner & Ndamukong Suh, and adding Eric Weddle & Clay Matthews, is it enough to keep pace? The Seattle Seahawks lose Frank Clark, but gain Ziggy Ansah, and add DK Metcalf, are they a division contender? Will the San Francisco 49ers stay healthy enough, and get a big enough boost with Dee Ford to fight in a tough NFC West?
NFC South – Can the Atlanta Falcons stay health and return to superbowl contender form? Are the Carolina Panthers better on the offensive line without the Kalil brothers? The New Orleans Saints have no glaring roster holes, and seemed to only get better. Are they the superbowl favorites? The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a new coach, Ndamukong Suh, and some fresh young talent. How close are they to being competitive again?
NFC North – The Chicago Bears defense is unlikely to see the same success as 2018, can it do enough to maintain their division title? The Detroit Lions reloaded with talent at many levels, and Matt Stafford is still playing well. Are they in for a surprise season? The Green Bay Packers lost several pieces, and have had a few recent injuries. Will a new headcoach be able to overcome these obstacles? The Minnesota Vikings return a defense largely intact and add weaponry to the offense. Will the tick-tock cycle under zimmer prove true with a bounce back year into the post-season?
Playoff seeding prediction and Championship Game participants
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