Talent is not necessarily a guarantee of success in the NFL, where injuries, bad luck and, yes, kickers can derail the hopes of even the most imposing preseason juggernaut. But while we continue to count down the days until the on-field chaos can be unleashed, let's consider what we know now, in June, and take a look at the 10 most talented teams overall.
2020 NFL playoff picture: Seven fringe teams I'm not counting out
Can Philip Rivers' Colts push their way into the playoffs? Will Kyler Murray's Cardinals stop their skid? Gil Brandt eyes fringe teams he's not counting out.
Three NFL teams better than their records -- and three that are worse
Gil Brandt eyes three teams that are better than their records -- and three that are worse. Where do Russell Wilson's Seahawks land?
Six players being asked to do too much in 2020
Do the Vikings even HAVE an offense outside of Dalvin Cook? Gil Brandt ranks six players being asked to do too much in 2020.
Best second-year pros in the NFL: DK Metcalf, Kyler Murray lead way
Gil Brandt ranks the 11 most impactful second-year pros of 2020 so far. Where does Seahawks star receiver DK Metcalf sit?
How Falcons, Texans can become competitive again
Should the Falcons hang on to Matt Ryan? How can the Texans maximize Deshaun Watson? Gil Brandt spells out paths to competitiveness for Atlanta and Houston.
Top five Defensive Player of the Year candidates so far
Gil Brandt lists his top five Defensive Player of the Year candidates through Week 4 -- and some fresh faces rank highly.
Ranking winless teams: Who rebounds? Who's toast?
Can the Eagles turn their season around? Will the Falcons shake two epic collapses? Gil Brandt ranks all seven winless teams.
Five NFL offenses that can never be counted out in 2020
Gil Brandt names five offenses that can never be counted out -- including Patrick Mahomes' Chiefs, Russell Wilson's Seahawks and Josh Allen's Bills.
Seven NFL players who will rebound from Week 1 stumbles
Don't write off Tom Brady, Saquon Barkley or Stephen Gostkowski just yet. Gil Brandt lists seven players who will bounce back from bumpy Week 1 performances.
2020 NFL season: Nine players poised to earn a big payday
Will Cam Newton get a major raise in 2021? Can Nick Chubb secure a serious extension? Gil Brandt lists nine players set to strike it rich with their 2020 play.
Ranking all eight divisions heading into the 2020 NFL season
Gil Brandt ranks all eight divisions. Do Russell Wilson's Seahawks push the NFC West into the top spot? What about the AFC West with Patrick Mahomes' Chiefs?