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1 Carolina Panthers Carolina Panthers 0-0
Even without Josh Norman, this is the most complete team in football. They wont go 15-1 again, but another first-round bye is likely.
2 Arizona Cardinals Arizona Cardinals 0-0
Carson Palmer turns 37 this December, and we’re still not quite sure what to make of him. This much is certain, though: He has to stay healthy for the Cardinals to matter in January.
3 New England Patriots New England Patriots 0-0
▲ 1
Jimmy Garoppolo could go 0-4 and the Pats would still win the division. Tom Brady and Bill Belichick have the AFC East on lockdown.
4 Seattle Seahawks Seattle Seahawks 0-0
▲ 4
After a 2-4 start last season, Seattle went 9-3 the rest of the way, playoffs included. This is a legitimate Super Bowl contender once more.
5 Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers 0-0
▲ 7
Jordy Nelson is back, and the schedule isn’t overwhelming. Aaron Rodgers should be salivating.
6 Denver Broncos Denver Broncos 0-0
▼ 3
If any team can withstand uncertainty at quarterback, it’s this one.
7 Cincinnati Bengals Cincinnati Bengals 0-0
▼ 2
You know the drill. The Bengals have the talent to win a Super Bowl; they just have to win a playoff game first.
8 Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers 0-0
▲ 1
The defense will be better, and the offense – even without Martavis Bryant – will be one of the league’s best.
9 Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs 0-0
▼ 3
With a strong defense, a strong running game, and steady Alex Smith under center, the Chiefs are a safe bet to make the playoffs for the third time in four years.
10 Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings 0-0
▼ 3
Last year wasn’t a fluke, and if the Vikings win the NFC North again, it won’t be a fluke this year, either.
11 Washington Redskins Washington Redskins 0-0
▼ 1
You like that?! I mean, yeah, kind of. Especially the skill-position talent.
12 Indianapolis Colts Indianapolis Colts 0-0
▲ 3
If Andrew Luck stays healthy, the Colts will be in contention. That will be the narrative in Indy for about the next decade.
13 New York Jets New York Jets 0-0
Ryan Fitzpatrick had better produce. Let’s just leave it at that.
14 Houston Texans Houston Texans 0-0
▼ 3
Brock Osweiler doesn’t need to be a Hall of Famer. He just needs to move the chains and limit turnovers.
15 Oakland Raiders Oakland Raiders 0-0
▲ 1
You’ve probably heard that they’re a sleeper in the AFC West. Well, they are.
16 New York Giants New York Giants 0-0
▲ 7
Tom Coughlin was the scapegoat in 2015. Ben McAdoo, the floor is yours.
17 Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bills 0-0
▼ 3
The Bills have won 17 games over the last two seasons – their highest two-year total since 1999-2000. Could the franchise’s first playoff appearance this century finally be upon us? Maybe. Probably not, but maybe.
18 Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville Jaguars 0-0
▲ 8
Expectations are sky high, but they shouldn't be. Jacksonville won five games last year. The playoffs are still a year or two away.
19 Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys 0-0
▲ 11
After missing 12 games last year and breaking a bone in his back in the preseason, Tony Romo is officially injury-prone, if he wasn’t already. Dallas should plan accordingly.
20 Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens 0-0
▲ 7
The Ravens started 4-8 last year. Average margin of defeat in those injury-plagued games? 4.3 points. That won’t happen again, right?
21 Miami Dolphins Miami Dolphins 0-0
▲ 3
The defense should be deeper, better and more versatile, but the Dolphins’ playoff hopes hinge on Ryan Tannehill taking the next step.
22 Detroit Lions Detroit Lions 0-0
▼ 5
Even without Calvin Johnson, Detroit’s no-huddle offense should put up plenty of points.
23 New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints 0-0
▼ 5
Drew Brees can throw for 5,000 yards and 40 touchdowns, but it won’t matter if the defense can’t stop anyone.
24 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0-0
▲ 1
Jameis Winston will need to start – and finish – better in his second season. If he does, the Bucs could flirt with .500.
25 Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Rams 0-0
▼ 5
The Rams scored 18 points or fewer nine times last season. Their record in those games? 0-9.
26 Atlanta Falcons Atlanta Falcons 0-0
▼ 7
Remember when the Falcons fell just shy of the Super Bowl in January 2013? They’ve since gone 18-30 and have missed the playoffs in three straight seasons.
27 San Diego Chargers San Diego Chargers 0-0
▲ 2
The Chargers have missed the playoffs in five of the last six seasons and last year went 4-12 – their worst finish since 2003. They’ll be better in 2016, but probably not by much.
28 Tennessee Titans Tennessee Titans 0-0
▲ 4
The Titans, who are 5-27 over the last two seasons, will almost assuredly finish with a losing record again, but the ground game with Marcus Mariota, DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry is definitely intriguing.
29 Chicago Bears Chicago Bears 0-0
▼ 7
Jay Cutler is still the quarterback. Everything else is irrelevant.
30 Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns 0-0
▲ 1
On paper, the Browns aren’t going to be very good. But if Hue Jackson could push the right buttons with Andy Dalton, there’s no reason he can’t do it with RG3.
31 Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles 0-0
▼ 10
This could get ugly. Like, really ugly.
32 San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers 0-0
▼ 4
Chip Kelly won 10 games in each of his first two seasons in Philly. That ain’t happening in San Fran.

Tony Meale is the author of The Chosen Ones: The Team That Beat LeBron. He lives in Chicago and won’t be mad if you follow him on Twitter @TonyMeale.

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