1. Minnesota Vikings– The way they’ve started was something that none of us had expected. We all thought they would be struggling right now without Adrian Peterson, but it’s been the complete opposite and Mike Zimmer has this Vikings team off to their best start since 2009 when they were the two seed in the NFC and a game away from the Super Bowl. I think what’s even more impressive is how Sam Bradford was traded to the Vikings a week before the season started and he’s shown great chemistry with his receivers because that usually takes some time to get on the same page with your guys.
2. New England Patriots– Since Tom has been back, they’re 2-0 and the offense is firing on all cylinders. The offensive line can play a lot better and so can the secondary that’s been giving up quite a few big plays this season. Now, they get to face a Steelers team without Ben Roethlisberger who’s out with a knee injury. Right now, they are the favorites to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl barring any injuries.
3. Dallas Cowboys– How impressive have they been? We saw how much they struggled without Tony last season so what’s been the difference this season? Two words: Ezekiel Elliott. With that offensive line and the way he’s ran the football, it’s no shocked at all the Cowboys are atop the NFC East. We can’t forget Dak Prescott either and how well he’s played. The Cowboys beating Green Bay last week and not just beating them but how they did it really says a lot about this team.
4. Seattle Seahawks– The defense is still one of the best in the league, there’s no question about that. The offense has come around and when the game is on the line, Russell Wilson has truly developed that clutch gene. He has 15 game winning drives since being drafted in 2012, the second most in the league in a four-year span.
5. Atlanta Falcons– That was a tough loss last week in Seattle and there was a very questionable and awful call that pretty much decided the game. Right now, the NFC South is their’s for the taking especially with Carolina struggling the way they have this season. Matt Ryan has thrown for 2,075 yards this year, the most in Falcons history through the first six games.