18. Cleveland Browns
The Browns have an excellent roster, especially on defense. Four-time All-Pro edge rusher Myles Garrett is joined by former Packers Pro Bowler Za'Darius Smith. But for Cleveland to get back into contention, Deshaun Watson needs to improve on last year.
17. Minnesota Vikings
The Vikings are a tough team to predict. They went 13-4 last season but relied on winning one-score games. They have lost several veteran starters this offseason yet could still remain competitive in a wide-open NFC North.
16. New York Giants
Can the Giants build on their 2022 playoff season? They added pass-catching help for Daniel Jones this offseason, notably bringing in star tight end Darren Waller. It doesn't help that they play in the same division as the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys.
15. New Orleans Saints
The arrival of quarterback Derek Carr can help New Orleans' offense improve this season, but the Saints' biggest strength is their defense. The path is clear to win the NFC South, and once you make the playoffs, anything can happen.
14. Seattle Seahawks
Geno Smith is coming off a career year, and he has arguably the best receiving trio in the league, with Jaxon Smith-Njigba joining DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. The Seahawks also have an excellent backfield featuring Kenneth Walker III and rookie Zach Charbonnet.
13. Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh is a team to watch this year. A legit defense paired with a young offense with potential gives the Steelers the ingredients of a playoff team.