Top 5 Super Bowl Contenders in NFL
The NFL preseason has just started, so it is the perfect time to make some prediction. Every team has dreams of winning the Super Bowl, but there are truly only a few strong contenders this year. These are the five best NFL Picks to win the Super Bowl in the 2017-18 season.
New England Patriots
The reigning Super Bowl champions arguably only made their team stronger in the off-season. The addition of Brandin Cooks gives the Patriots a speed threat at wide receiver that they have not had in a long time. Stephon Gilmore should also help improve an already talented defense. If Tom Brady can continue to stay healthy, then the Patriots are huge favorites to return to the Super Bowl again this season.
Green Bay Packers
It is hard to pick against the Green Bay Packers when they have the best quarterback in the league right now. Green Bay had a disastrous start to their season last year, but they still managed to make it all the way to the NFC Championship Game. The only thing that can hold back the Packers is their questionable defense. While they made a few key additions in the off-season, the secondary will likely struggle throughout the season. Aaron Rodgers may have to win every game on his own again, but that has never stopped him in the past.
The Dallas Cowboys may have lost several important players in the off-season, but they still have the foundation to win a lot of football games. The offensive line remains the best unit in the league, which will only help Ezekiel Elliot and Dak Prescott get better in their sophomore seasons. The revamped defense only has to do an adequate job because the excellent rushing offense will put up a lot of points while also controlling the time of possession.
The Oakland Raiders were the laughing stock of the NFL not too long ago, but they are now legitimate Super Bowl contenders. Adding Marshawn Lynch, Jared Cook and Cordarrelle Patterson will only make their great offense more explosive. An improved defense will ensure that the offense is not forced to score 30 points to win every game. The only thing that will hold the Raiders back this year is another injury to their franchise quarterback Derek Carr.
Russell Wilson was forced to run for his life on nearly every play last year, and the Seahawks still managed to win 10 games. The additions of Luke Joeckel and Oday Aboushi will ensure Wilson gets a lot more protection this year. Seattle has quietly built one of the best offenses in the league while also keeping their great defense intact. If the new offensive line gives Russell Wilson time to read his progressions, then the Seahawks may be unstoppable.