1. New England — Brady Bunch is back, hungrier than ever.
2. Green Bay — Under Mike McCarthy, Packers play smart, precise football.
3. Houston — Wade Phillips has worked wonders with this defense.
4. San Francisco — Nasty and physical on both sides of ball.
5. New York Giants — Defending champs always mount sturdy pass rush.
6. Pittsburgh — If Ben Roethlisberger stays healthy, look out.
7. Denver — Keeping Peyton Manning upright is Job 1.
8. Baltimore — Time running out for Ray Lewis and Ed Reed.
9. Dallas — Do Cowboys have what it takes to win in crunch time?
10. New York Jets — Tim Tebow will either push Mark Sanchez or replace him.
11. Atlanta — That seat under Mike Smith is getting a little toasty.
12. Detroit — Spent much of the offseason filling police blotters.
13. San Diego — Vincent Jackson and Kris Dielman represent key departures.
14. Carolina — Blessed with powerful line in front of dynamic Cam Newton.
15. Kansas City — This young defense has a chance to be special.
16. New Orleans — Absence of Sean Payton and Carl Nicks cripples record-setting attack.
17. Philadelphia — Only club in top 10 on each side of ball last season.
18. Chicago — Healthy Jay Cutler is key to NFC wild-card run.
19. Cincinnati — Passing tandem of Andy Dalton and A.J. Green will only get better.
20. Washington — Robert Griffin III will outshine fellow rookie Andrew Luck.
21. Tennessee — Time of possession was major problem in 2011.
22. Miami — Drab offense continues to torment Dolphins fans.
23. Buffalo — Addition of Mario Williams keeps hope alive in Western New York.
24. Arizona — Tough to beat when Cardinals don't beat themselves.
25. Seattle — Pete Carroll quietly building depth in Pacific Northwest.
26. Tampa Bay — Could feature eight new starters under first-year coach Greg Schiano.
27. Cleveland — Don't be shocked if Trent Richardson runs for 1,500 yards.
28. St. Louis — Jeff Fisher brings respectability to sideline.
29. Oakland — Late Al Davis wouldn't recognize this overhauled roster.
30. Minnesota — Double trouble: trapped in tough division with erratic passing game.
31. Indianapolis — Rebuilding intensifies for franchise used to contending for titles.
32. Jacksonville — Without Maurice Jones-Drew, this punchless club would go 0-16.