NFL power rankings: Vikings, Saints strongest teams entering 2018

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 07: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints throws the ball during the NFC Wild Card playoff game aa"" at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 7, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 07: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints throws the ball during the NFC Wild Card playoff game aa"" at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 7, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

The Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl in February, but they might not be the strongest team entering the 2018 regular season.

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53. Until the Browns win a game, they have to be last here. You can’t go 1-31 over the last two seasons and place anywhere else.. 0-0. Previous: . Cleveland Browns. 32. team

team. 16. The Bills finally reached the playoffs last year, but the roster is in tough shape. Tough to see the Bills winning more than a quarter of their games.. 0-0. Previous: . Buffalo Bills. 31

30. team. 46. If Andrew Luck returns to form, the Colts could move up. That said, the roster around him won’t be doing Luck any favors.. 0-0. Previous: . Indianapolis Colts

Previous: . Miami Dolphins. 29. team. 59. Miami is in no man’s land. There aren’t enough stars to compete, but the roster is just competent enough to avoid a total rebuild. Not great.. 0-0

28. team. 48. Jameis Winston is suspended, Dirk Koetter is on the hot seat, and fan interest is never particularly high. Tough times in Tampa.. 0-0. Previous: . Tampa Bay Buccaneers

28. Let’s cut to the chase. The Jon Gruden era isn’t off to a great start.. 0-0. Previous: . Oakland Raiders. 27. team

32. Arizona could be better than this ranking, but it is pushed down by so much quality in the NFC. Can the Cardinals get a full year from Sam Bradford?. 0-0. Previous: . Arizona Cardinals. 26. team

0-0. Previous: . Denver Broncos. 25. team. 45. The Broncos upgraded at quarterback, but the rest of the roster has plenty of questions, including the head coach.

36. After years of being in Super Bowl contention, the Seahawks appear to be entering a rebuilding phase despite Russell Wilson being in his prime.. 0-0. Previous: . Seattle Seahawks. 24. team

23. team. 56. If the Bengals can’t make the playoffs this year, Marvin Lewis should do the right thing and resign. That said, this team could be sneaky.. 0-0. Previous: . Cincinnati Bengals

If Sam Darnold finally proves to be the answer at quarterback for Gang Green, this team can compete for the playoffs in the woeful AFC.. 0-0. Previous: . New York Jets. 22. team. 30

The only reason the Bears aren’t in the top half of these rankings is Mitchell Trubisky. He has to prove he can play like a top-tier starter.. 0-0. Previous: . Chicago Bears. 21. team. 57

Previous: . Detroit Lions. 20. team. 50. Detroit has the talent to be frisky, but the division is very good and the coach is in his first year. Tough combo.. 0-0

123. The Cowboys will actually lean on their defense to win the day, because the offense might resemble a pop gun.. 0-0. Previous: . Dallas Cowboys. 19. team

San Francisco 49ers. 17. team. 42. Everyone loves the 49ers and understandably so, but San Francisco might be a year away from making its power move.. 0-0. Previous:

team. 31. Look for the Giants to bounce back in a big way. New York could have one of the best offenses in football, and the secondary has ample skill to shut down opposing quarterbacks.. 0-0. Previous: . New York Giants. 16

35. Tennessee may have very well upgraded at head coach, all while unshackling Marcus Mariota. Now, Mariota has to step up and make it happen.. 0-0. Previous: . Tennessee Titans. 15. team

14. team. 87. Nobody is more overlooked than the Panthers. Carolina has the roster to make a serious move, but can Cam Newton regain his 2015 form?. 0-0. Previous: . Carolina Panthers

team. 26. Baltimore has barely missed the playoffs in each of the past two seasons. Look for the Ravens to make some noise with a quality defense.. 0-0. Previous: . Baltimore Ravens. 13

Kansas City Chiefs. 12. team. 124. The Chiefs are going to score a ton of points. The problem is they might give up a ton. Kansas City might have the biggest span of any team in the league.. 0-0. Previous:

team. 55. Why so low for Pittsburgh? The loss of Ryan Shazier is enormous, and the Steelers did nothing to address it. Plus, the offense is beginning to age.. 0-0. Previous: . Pittsburgh Steelers. 11

10. team. 52. Jacksonville has the best defense in the NFL, and it could ride it to the Super Bowl. The only question centers around Blake Bortles and a depleted receiving corps.. 0-0. Previous: . Jacksonville Jaguars

0-0. Previous: . Los Angeles Chargers. 9. team. 13. The Chargers are stacked on both sides of the ball. Can they finally, finally live up to their potential?

Previous: . Houston Texans. 8. team. 10. If Houston is healthy, the Texans might have the best roster in the AFC. That said, they have plenty of injury concerns in J.J. Watt, Tyrann Mathieu, Deshaun Watson and others.. 0-0

51. No team did more to upgrade their roster than the Rams. Does it equate to a Super Bowl in the City of Angels?. 0-0. Previous: . Los Angeles Rams. 7. team

47. The Patriots are the best team in the AFC until proven otherwise, but the roster isn’t what it was a year ago.. 0-0. Previous: . New England Patriots. 6. team

49. Aaron Rodgers is healthy, the Packers finally utilized free agency, and if the rookie corners are good, they will be a bear to handle.. 0-0. Previous: . Green Bay Packers. 5. team

team. 54. The Eagles aren’t being disrespected here, it’s just that Carson Wentz isn’t healthy, and the NFC is absolutely loaded.. 0-0. Previous: . Philadelphia Eagles. 4

3. team. 44. Atlanta might have the best roster in football. So why only third then? Because the Falcons have to prove that Steve Sarkisian isn’t a problem.. 0-0. Previous: . Atlanta Falcons

2. team. 15. New Orleans was a play away from the NFC Championship Game a year ago. If Drew Brees doesn’t finally slow down, look for the Big Easy to be rocking come January.. 0-0. Previous: . New Orleans Saints

0-0. Previous: . Minnesota Vikings. 1. team. 60. The Vikings are incredibly deep across the board, upgraded a 13-3 team at quarterback, and have a nasty defense. It’s a great opportunity to finally win it all.