At the midpoint of the 2017 NFL season, our analysts refresh their predictions on the major individual awards, the entire playoff field and Championship Sunday/Super Bowl LII outcomes.
Charley Casserly: Vikings. The best defense in the division will win it for Minnesota, despite questions at QB.
Steve Wyche: Seahawks. They hit their stride a little early, although the lack of a running game is still a potential pitfall.
Adam Rank: Rams. This one is going to be close. Obviously, I'm a huge believer in McVay and Goff. But Wade Phillips has that defense coming around, and they can limit some of those high-powered offenses in the NFC.
NFC WILD CARD 1
Jeffri Chadiha: Los Angeles Rams. Sean McVay would be Coach of the Year if it weren't for Doug Pederson.
Maurice Jones-Drew: Atlanta Falcons. This team will get back to the playoffs. Then anything can happen.
Steve Wyche: Rams. With solid offensive and defensive lines and playmakers at nearly every skill spot, this could be a dangerous team in postseason.
Heath Evans: Rams. They fall off a bit, handing the division to Seattle, but they are still good enough to secure a wild-card spot.
NFC WILD CARD 2
Jeffri Chadiha: Dallas Cowboys. They'll have to prove themselves while facing a tough second-half schedule.
Maurice Jones-Drew: Seattle Seahawks. They aren't as good as they've been with this core group, but they're still good enough to represent the NFC in the postseason.
Steve Wyche: Atlanta Falcons. They struggled early, but there is too much talent to totally face-plant.
Charley Casserly: Falcons. Atlanta's balance of offense and defense helps them edge out Carolina for the last wild-card spot.