6. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-1)
It is overly simplistic, but if you take Alvin Kamara off of the New Orleans Saints and Mike Evans off of the Bucs, I think that the Saints and the Bucs are incredibly similar.
Fragile quarterbacks sitting behind solid offensive lines with a key weakness that win in large part because of what their defense is able to do week in and week out. I can’t stop seeing this and right now I am going to say that the Bucs are built to handle the playoffs a little bit more than the Saints.
5. Seattle Seahawks (+1)
If the Colts have slowly transitioned from a team that wins on defense to a team that wins because of a dynamic offense, then the Seahawks are the exact opposite. Russell Wilson and the Seahawks offense seems to win less and less frequently against good teams while the defense seems to be much better than the sum of its parts.
Russ is going to get back on track, and if he can do that while this defense is playing well like this, it is going to be trouble for the rest of the NFC.