Health is important for every team, but perhaps none more than Green Bay. If the core of the roster (Rodgers, Matthews, Perry, Daniels, Nelson, the offensive tackles) are all healthy, this is unquestionably the best team in the NFC North.
Three straight 9-7 seasons make the prevailing winds pretty easy to read. There are reasons to be bullish, namely getting J.J. Watt back to the NFL's stingiest defense and making a needed change at QB.
Last season's nine wins were no aberration. Tampa Bay is a team on the rise and they improved this offseason by adding the likes of O.J. Howard, Desean Jackson and Chris Baker
The purge of recognizable veteran talent across the board is a clear sign the current Jets regime doesn't think the team can compete right now.
The Raiders have one of the NFL's best young quarterbacks in Derek Carr and they can now focus on building around him.