Originally posted on Giants Football Blog  |  Last updated 12/27/11
Tier One: Elite 1. Packers (14-1) – Aaron Rodgers’ five touchdown performance against the Bears pretty much guarantees that he’ll be the MVP. But we already knew that. 2. Saints (12-3) – The Packers are the better team, but when the Saints and newly crowned yardage champion Drew Brees are playing in the dome, they are close to un-beatable. 3. 49ers (12-3) – I don’t think any of the NFC playoff contenders will be able to run the ball on this defense. Tier Two: Playoffs, Here We Come! 4. Lions (10-5) – Don’t look now, but Matt Stafford has quietly thrown himself into the discussion for the best NFC quarterback not named Rodgers or Brees. 5. Falcons (9-6) – They looked helpless against the Saints, but so has every other road team in New Orleans. Tier Three: Someone From The NFC East, By Rule, Must Make The Playoffs 6. Cowboys (8-7) – The final game of the NFL regular season is also the unofficial start of the playoffs. And even though it won’t be played in Dallas’ trillion dollar, platin
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