If Vick stays healthy, I think 7 is the lowest you can put the Falcons. An injured Vick (God forbid) means a worse off Falcons team, but nothing like last year. I think we'll be MUCH better off with even Ty Detmer and Matt Schaub (and I wouldn't be surprised to see Schaub challenge for the 2nd spot). I mean, how can you compete in the NFL when your two backups are Doug Johnson and Kurt Kittner? There were times during the season that I thought even I could do a better job than them.
I think the rankings are about right. Hassleback has finally learned how to be a NFL QB so Seattle should be pretty good. Eagles have TO which is a major upgrade at a skill position. Patriots at 1 is right. I think a sleeper team may be the Texans with Carr/Davis/Johnson. They had an impossible schedule last year, and almost pulled off a couple of upsets. If the Titans or Colts falter, they could be good.
If you don't look at the 5-7 teams in the NFC who would have to go 4-0 to be over .500, which 2 of the 4 NFC teams who are 6-6 can you see going 3-1 to go 9-7 with these respectives schedules(home games in caps):