My top 16 teams in the NFL, as of today: 1. Green Bay - IMO, they were the best team in the league last year and I think their defense will be closer to what it was in 2010 than it was in 2011. Offensively, they're an absolute machine. 2. New England - Best team in the AFC, and right in the same class as GB. 3. New Orleans - Losing Payton will hurt, but this team is still absolutely loaded. 4. NY Giants - Gotta put the defending champs in the top 5 somewhere. They're pretty good. 5. Houston - If Schaub stays healthy, they cruise to the division title and should give the Pats a run for #1 seed in the AFC. 6. Denver - There. I said it. Look at it this way: last year they had a pretty solid defense, an excellent running game, and top-notch special teams. And they still have all that, but they just upgraded at QB from Tim Tebow to Peyton Manning. They're going to be very, very good. 7. Philadelphia - It all depends on Vick's health. He stays healthy and productive, and this team will be tough. He goes down and they'll struggle, obviously. Unfortunately, he never can seem to stay healthy. 8. Pittsburgh - I know they have OL issues, but they have lots of weapons and their D is always excellent. 9. Baltimore - Should be a dogfight in the AFC North once again. Losing Suggs is a blow though. 10. San Francisco - I'm not as high on them as some folks are. I am still not a big believer in Alex Smith, though he will have some nice receiving help this year. I think their D is very good, but I don't know that it's as good as it played last year, which relied heavily on turnovers. Still, a good team for sure. 11. Atlanta - We know they're a good regular season team. Can they win in the playoffs? We'll see. 12. Detroit - Up and coming team won't sneak up on anyone this year. Still, if Stafford stays healthy, they're solid. 13. Chicago - If Cutler stays healthy, this team is dangerous. That's a big if, though, behind that OL. 14. Buffalo - I think Fitzpatrick is a decent QB and they have improved their team considerably. #2 team in the AFC East. 15. Dallas - Some years they're overrated, other years they're underrated. This is one of those underrated years. I think they can play. 16. Kansas City - The return of Jamaal Charles will be huge. I think this team will make a run at a Wild Card spot.