||Why these teams won't win the NFC title:
'Skins: Too much Tony Banks
Giants: Too much Kerry Collins
Bucs: Overrated D, mediocre O
Saints and Eagles: Streaky QBs, consistently sloppy on both sides of the ball -- I can't figure out either team for the life of me
49ers: The Rams proved you can shut them down with a competent defense (mainly because Owens is their only WR)
Bears: Kind of a poor man's version of the 2000 Ravens -- very good defense, trouble scoring points, tough at home -- but that won't work in January unless they can somehow steal homefield advantage away from the Rams
Packers: Too much Favre, not enough help.
Round One: Philly (No. 3 seed) beats the Bucs (No. 5) as the Bledsoe/Parcells Watch in Tampa officially kicks off; San Fran (No. 4) outlasts Green Bay (No. 5) in a classic QB shootout.
Round Two: The Rams (No. 1) blow San Francisco out of the water; Chicago (No. 2) wins its token home playoff game (an old-fashioned, Facenda-esque 13-10 brawl with Philly).
Round Three: St. Louis demolishes the Bears at home. Yawn.