As the 2011 NFL season kicks off, About Football offers a ranking of all the teams heading in.
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3. Atlanta Falcons
Could have the most explosive offense in the league this year.
4. New Orleans Saints
On paper the Saints defensive front seven appears to have improved significantly.
5. Pittsburgh Steelers
Must avoid the traditional hangover that has hit the Steelers the season following their last three Super Bowl appearances.
7. San Diego Chargers
8. New England Patriots
If their young defense begins to mature, the Patriots will be as dangerous as any team in the league.
9. Philadelphia Eagles
Much has been made of all the Eagles' free agent acquisitions, but often things in the NFL don't work out as well as they look on paper.