I agree...I thought the Bengals were for real this year until losing the last two games, both in OT, and, to me, good teams need to win those games. and Denver could be in trouble without Manning for sure, but the way they blew the playoff game last year to the Ravens, I'm not sure about them with or without Manning. the Pats are always a threat because of Brady but I don't think there is a clear cut team to beat in the AFC
in the NFC, the Saints look good but it appears they need to get home field advantage to advance as they are 5-0 at home, but only 2-2 on the road this year...maybe the Panthers ARE the team to beat
Michael J. Donovan, Sr.