decent set of picks for division winners...kinda hard to imagine no NFC wildcard team from the North, though. Detroit and Chicago (with a healthy Jay Cutler) are going to be forces to be reckoned with. 3 NFC East teams making the playoffs...yeah, to quote Mary J, ain't gon' happen.
Pats oughtta have a relatively e-z walk in the AFC, though.
Detroit has clear holes on defense, even worse than last year, and they didn't do anything to fix it in the Draft. Chicago has no offensive line, Cutler is made of glass, and their defense is aging fast. I'm not a believer in Chicago at all.
In regards to the NFC East, the champion Giants replaced Manningham with arguably the biggest steal of the Draft in Reuben Randle from LSU. For as good as their defense was last year, you have to remember that they were brutally banged up all year, with multiple corners and safeties going down for the season in training camp last year. You have to think the injury bug won't strike as bad as they did last year. They will be in. Dallas made the splash of the draft in trading up to grab Morris Claiborne, which addresses a glaring need in the secondary. He was the best corner in the draft and props to Dallas for grabbing him. DeMarco Murray will get a full season of reps and if Miles Austin stays healthy, watch out. Everyone remembers how atrocious the Eagles were last season, but no one remembers how well they played at the end of the season, when they really seemed to put it all together and play as a team. I expect them to realize their potential and make the playoffs next season. There aren't as many holes there as there are in the NFC North.
Ohh, and the Madden Curse. Watch out, Megatron.
And I agree with New England having an easy road, although the Texans with a healthy Schaub and Baltimore will provide stiff playoff competition.