The team with a hypocycloid on their helmets! It is early, and a lot will depend on injuries. Contenders for a dance with Tiffany (the Lombardi Trophy) can not afford injuries to top players, especially their quarterback. In the NFC, my top contenders are the 49ers, Packers, and Giants. You can never count out the Giants no matter what their record, as long as they make the playoffs. Eli is a tremendous QB on the road. In the AFC, my contenders are the usual suspects -- Patriots, Ravens, and Steelers -- and also the Texans. The Texans likely would have made a deeper run into the playoffs last season, but for the loss of their QB. Atlanta and San Diego, I wonder about. They play this Sunday, and if one team wins impressively, I'd have to put them right there with the others I mentioned. Teams like the Cowboys, Jets, and Broncos appear to be quite unpredictable. So far they have played great at times and mediocre at other times.