Conversely, for example, the St. Louis Rams finished 14th despite being projected 27th.
This season, there are many who believe San Francisco will be the number one team while others believe last year's second ranked defense (Denver) will claim the throne.
But some of us believe the Seattle Seahawks could be ready for a takeover, and somewhere in this slideshow, you'll find out why!
Please keep in mind that it is very early in the season and there are a ton of factors and events that haven’t happened yet which will undoubtedly affect these rankings from a final standpoint, so make sure to check back often as we fine tune things.
For now, let’s have some fun and see what the “future” holds.