The NFC is as wide open as it ever has been.
Case in point? Eleven different teams from the 16-team conference have made it to the playoffs in the past two years.
And with no dominant team in the NFC, anything can happen in 2009.
Still, this is the time of year when we trot out the stuff we think might happen. So for our latest SportingNews.com item, we rank a dozen contenders in the NFC, with the understanding that the difference between the top and bottom team on the list isn’t all that significant this year.