Heading into the 2011 NFL Football season there are many questions that need to be answered about the pending labor situation. However, once it is settled and play begins there appear to be several teams in the NFC which could compete for the conference championship and a trip to the Super Bowl.
Going into the 2011 season the favorite to win the NFC will have to be the Green Bay Packers. In 2010 the Packers finished just 10 and 6 and snuck into the playoffs but then went on a dominating run in the playoffs to make and win the Super Bowl. The Packers bring back all of their core players, which include Aaron Rodgers, Clay Matthews, and Charles Woodson, so they should have a great chance at winning the NFC.
Standing in the Packers way will be the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons had a great regular season in 2010 by going 13 and 3, which was the best record in the NFC. The Falcons are led by young QB Matt Ryan who seems to get better every year. This year fans should expect Ryan to lead the Falcons to another great record and a potential playoff berth.
Many other experts predict that the Philadelphia Eagles will make a run for the NFC. Last season the Eagles went 10 and 6 and won the NFC East division. Their quarterback Michael Vick again proved to be one of the best players in the league. Vick, along with wide receiver DeSean Jackson, will be tough to stop each and every week.
While the Eagles, Falcons, and Packers look tough to stop, a number of other teams could compete for the conference title as well. Last season the Chicago Bears were one win away from heading to the Super Bowl and the New Orleans Saints are just a few years removed from their most recent Super Bowl victory. Both of those teams should end the season with very strong records.