Hawknballs wrote:IMO 49ers, Seahawks, Broncos could all be interchangeable at #1.
I don't include the patriots and falcons in that mix because they just don't scare me and I wouldn't favor them in any games with those top 3 teams on either teams home turf. The patriots will have to prove they can keep their TE"s healthy enough to compensate for NE's lack of weapons and mediocre defense; Tom Brady will be 36 to start the year.
The Falcons IMO have too many questions on defense and the addition of an older Steven Jackson doesn't really do much for me. They are a top 5 team for sure but not top 3.
The major problem with the Falcons, in my opinion, is that they're a superior team at home, but if they had played Seattle in that divisional round game in Seattle, they would have lost.
Patriots, I believe, CAN win playoff games on the road.
Seattle put up a quality road win in Washington, and almost pulled off a stunner in Atlanta. I think the mark of a really good team is being able to play as well on the road as you do at home.