The old adage about defense winning championships means the next two teams on my list have every opportunity to grab the Super Bowl crown. Chicago are dominant at every defensive level and specialize in taking the ball away, which is vital in today's NFL.
The shine has ever-so-slightly come off the Chargers in recent weeks but they are still a 12-win team led by an elite quarterback in Philip Rivers. With the Chargers facing one of the hottest clubs in the playoffs, I have worries about how far they can go... but there is definitely plenty of talent here.
Pedigree and experience alone means the Patriots will be much feared in the playoffs. But should they really have other teams quaking in their boots? I don't think this is a vintage Patriots team and they look very fallible indeed, particularly away from home. I don't see them as a Super Bowl squad.
I have concerns over the down-to-down reliability of quarterback Dak Prescott and his offensive line, which was once a real strength, now leaks far too many sacks. But there are areas where the Cowboys are elite, most notably at running back with Ezekiel Elliott and on a fast and aggressive defense.