Eagles, Saints lead pack
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I had a hard time choosing between who I saw as the two most dangerous teams in the NFC playoffs, so I'm just going nominate both. The Philadelphia Eagles have the NFC's top ranked offense and have proven time and time again this season that no lead is safe against them. The historic comeback against the Giants gets all the headlines, but Michael Vick has engineered late comebacks over the Texans, Colts and Dallas and in the first Giants game. They've outscored opponents 125-98 in the fourth quarter this season and 55-14 over their last three games. The possibility of facing a team with that kind of firepower and one that doesn't ever seem to give up has to scare anyone in the NFC.
I also have to give a nod to the defending champs. The Saints proved against the Falcons that they've got it in them to go anywhere and beat anyone. They're not as good a team as they were last season, but they're still a team without any fear and they've still got Drew Brees as their quarterback. You can't discount the experience of having done it last year and having a belief that you're going to win. They believe that Sean Payton's crazy gambles are going to work, they believe Brees can make a big play when they need it. As someone who follows the Eagles, I can honestly say the Saints are the last team I want to see the in NFC playoffs.
December 28, 2010; 2:48 PM ET
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