Seattle will win the NFC
Speaking of Seattle, the Seahawks have an unfortunate path to New Orleans with the prospect of three road games, starting in the District of Columbia before moving on to the division round and then the NFC championship before they can even whiff the gumbo. That's what happens when you have the No. 5 seed.
But methinks, despite the odds, Seattle is destined for a private tour in the French Quarter and the inner canals of the Superdome. Their route is one that will be paved with hard wins against opponents they match up well against, including the 49ers, Packers, and Vikings.
The Seahawks went 3-0 against each team—yes, that includes the infamous "Fail Mary" 14-12 victory over Green Bay—and Seattle is certainly capable of throttling the lower-rated Falcons.