15. Atlanta Falcons
The Falcons are set to boast one of the most prolific passing attacks in the NFL this season and there should be some cautious optimism about the offensive line that protects him. While some cracks popped up in the preseason, I still have hope those will get fixed.
Defensively, the Falcons are an aggressive, fast team that has the pass rushers to get to the quarterback. If they can not get buried by bigger teams and hold up in the passing game they should be in contention for a playoff spot.
14. Green Bay Packers
I have some serious concerns about the Green Bay Packers, namely that while everything sounds fine now it is a bad recipe to have a QB with all the power dealing with a young offensive head coach in his first year.
When the going gets tough, Aaron Rodgers can and will pull rank on Matt LaFleur and if the team doesn’t stay ahead of the .500 mark this thing could spiral in a hurry.
Defensively there are a lot of moving parts that could be great or that could be a non factor. If it is the latter then the Packers are going to struggle with the non-Chicago Bears teams in their division.