NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS - As the 1 seed out of the AFC, they have a legitimate shot at the Super Bowl.
DENVER BRONCOS - Contender
PITTSBURGH STEELERS - Pretenders - The chances of them beating both New England and Denver in back to back games = almost none.
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS - Pretenders - The Colts were slaughtered by the Patriots and if they win the wild card game - they will visit Gillette.
CINCINNATI BENGALS - Pretenders - I'd rate the chance of the Bengals representing the AFC at near ZERO
BALTIMORE RAVENS - Contenders - They've won it and can win it again.
SEATTLE SEAWHAWKS - Contenders - and my favorite to win it all.
GREEN BAY PACKERS - Contenders. Rodgers is playing the best QB in the league.
DALLAS COWBOYS - Contenders - However, they have the toughest road to the Super Bowl - Most likely will have to visit Green Bay AND Seattle. Tough sledding.
CAROLINA PANTHERS - The very definition of pretenders.
ARIZONA CARDINALS - Pretenders. They are playing a third string QB.
DETROIT LIONS - Suh is suspended for their one and done game in Dallas - Pretenders.