2. Green Bay Packers
I was very tempted to put these guys at the top of the list, but there’s a big question mark on how the defense will be able to adapt after the departures of AJ Hawk, Tramon Williams, Davon House and Brad Jones.
Still, the Packers still have the one of the league’s best offenses.
Eddie Lacy appeared in every game for the last year and the 240 pound workhorse should continue to be a consistent player in the backfield. Aaron Rodgers is coming off his second MVP campaign and continues to dominate opposing defenses with his rocket arm and ability to get out of trouble in the pocket. Rodgers will once again be throwing to All Pro receivers Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb who ranked 2nd and 7th in receiving yards last year. Behind one of the best offensive lines in football, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers should yet again be Super Bowl contenders this season.
1. Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks somehow found a way to become even better over the offseason. Seattle gained considerable help on a defense that was already one of the league’s best with the additions of cornerbacks Will Blackmon, Cary Williams and hardworking veteran nose tackle Ahtyba Rubin.
All-Pro tight end Jinmmy Graham will give quarterback Russell Wilson a reliable option in the red zone, something that Wilson hasn’t had in any of his first three years in the league. Marshawn Lynch is coming off one of the best seasons of his career and will continue to be one of the NFL’s top power backs.