Nick Saban berated the media for loving Alabama too much. Was he really mad, or just looking to light a fire under the Crimson Tide.
The 49ers look poised to run away with the West, while the Rams and Cardinals have little hopes of good seasons. Seattle could play the spoiler.
The NFC East has the talent to be the best division in football, but its teams must live up to the hype. And survive brutal schedules.
In the NFC South, every team faces pressing questions. How well they answer those will determine if this division has multiple playoff participants.
Three bona fide playoff contenders with softer schedules than the rest of the conference could lead to some impressive records in the NFC North