1. Tampa Bay—They missed the Super Bowl last year by just five points, but this could be the year for the Pewter Pirates. The defense is still the best and Keyshawn Johnson should put them over the top. They could become the first team to play in a Super Bowl on their home field.
2. Minnesota—The season hinges around gigantic quarterback Daunte Culpepper. He was brilliant in the preseason but has to prove he can read NFL defenses consistently. He can't ask for better receivers than Cris Carter and Randy Moss to get him through his learning period.