This is Chris Mueller from Yard Barker.
The NFL playoffs.
They're here, and they're going to be wide open.
New England's vulnerability, plus the overall strength of the NFC, is gonna combine to make this one of the most interesting post seasons in recent memory.
Of course, even in a wide open race, there are still favorites.
So here are the five teams most likely toe win.
It's the Tennessee Titans, and if you're surprised, don't be Ryan.
Tannehill has been the best quarterback in football during his 10 starts, and the Titans have a solid defense to go along with their versatile and newly explosive offense.
They've got a hard road ahead, but Tennessee has already beaten Kansas City, one of the teams they'll likely have to overcome in the regular season.
Coming in at number four, it's in San Francisco, 40 Niners.
Yes, the Niner said.
The NFC is top seed and they definitely earned their way.
They're beating Green Bay, going into New Orleans and winning over the Saints and then beating Seattle in a do or die for the division season finale.
However, while San Francisco has the most balanced team in the conference.
It's fair to wonder how Jimmy Garoppolo will perform when called upon in a big moment, because this is going to be his first ever postseason action in third.
It's the Baltimore Ravens.
This isn't that is a shot at Baltimore.
They've been the best team in football all year.
They have the obvious choice for N V P in the more Jackson, and they're the only team in the league to rank the top three in both scoring offense and defense.
There should be no expectation that the Ravens are going to choke in the playoffs, and a refreshed and ready to go Jackson could be devastating to opposing defense is still.
There's one reason I can't put them higher, but we'll get to that shortly.
Team with second best chance to win the Super Bowl is the New Orleans Saints.
Drew Brees has been superb since his return from injury recess 25 touchdowns, just two interceptions from Week eight onward and has 119.
4 passer rating during that span.
New Orleans doesn't have home field throughout the playoffs or even a buy, but they did go seven and one on the road this season, and they're on.
Loss away from the Superdome featured both Breezes, injury and a questionable call that swung the momentum of their game against the Los Angeles Rams team.
With the best chance, however, to win the Super Bowl is the Kansas City Chiefs.
Kansas City already beat Baltimore once this season, despite the final score.
It was a pretty convincing win and what Patrick Holmes had a rough patch in late November.
He appears to be rounding informant just the right time.
The Chiefs also have a bevy of weapons to throw at you with no homes on offense.
But that isn't the reason they're my top choice.
It's their defense.
Last year, Kansas City was 24th and scoring defense, second worst in the league and yards allowed this year.
Steve Spagnola is group seventh in the league in points allowed.
It's been a fast improvement.
In fact, Kansas City's have four of its five opponents under 20 points since their week 12 by they've won six in a row overall.
Ah, potential NFC title game rematch with Baltimore could be the NFL's game of the year.
But in the end, I expect Kansas City to take home the hardware for yard Barker.
I'm Chris Mueller.