2. Giants: They are a little beat up at cornerback, but their pass rush should be able to compensate while they get healthy.
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VOTE: Should Urlacher play vs. Colts?
Brian Urlacher returned to the practice field on Monday. Should the Bears let him play on Sunday vs. the Colts or should they hold him out to be ready for the Packers on Sept. 13?
He should play on Sunday (713 responses)
He should wait to play (1070 responses)
1783 total responses
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4. Ravens: The offense should be better than ever, but the Ravens still need to figure out how to replace linebacker Terrell Suggs.
5. 49ers: This team is so solid all-around that it's difficult to envision them not being highly competitive.
6. Steelers: Losing guard Dave DeCastro was a blow for the Steelers, but they have dealt with offensive line injuries well in the past.
7. Texans: Everyone expects them to be good. But with a little luck, they can be better than that.
8. Bears: This team needs Brian Urlacher not only to be on the field but also to play like he did in 2011.
9. Chiefs: The more you see of this team, the more you like it.
10. Lions: Matthew Stafford and the Lions receivers might be able to pass for 800 yards against the Lions secondary, which is both comforting and disturbing to Lions fans.
11. Falcons: This team has flown way under the radar through the preseason, but that might not last long.
12. Saints: With defensive end Will Smith suspended for four games and Aaron Kromer feeling his way as interim head coach, the Saints could get off to a rocky start.
13. Eagles: The heat is on Andy Reid, but he usually responds pretty well in such situations.
14. Bengals: If the Andy Dalton-to-A.J. Green combo is better this year than last, the Bengals will be for real.
15. Broncos: Now that we can be reasonably sure Peyton Manning can still tear the heart out of a defense, there is good reason to believe in this team.
16. Chargers: They have had some tough injuries early, but the Chargers can get through them if their defense plays as well as it can.
17. Panthers: This Panthers offense is starting to look like it can be very scary for opposing defenses.
18. Raiders: It might take some time for new coach Dennis Allen's program to start hitting on all cylinders, but there is some talent here.
19. Titans: Quarterback Jake Locker has looked good so far — let's see if he can keep it up when the games mean something.
20. Cowboys: Tony Romo could be in for a big season — if his offensive line can keep him upright.
21. Jets: Looks like the defense is going to have to be awfully good to offset the shortcomings of the offense.
22. Buccaneers: This team will go as far as quarterback Josh Freeman takes it. Questions remain as to whether or not he can recapture his 2010 form.
23. Seahawks: They are taking a gamble on rookie quarterback Russell Wilson, but they still can turn to Matt Flynn if Wilson struggles.
24. Colts: No question this team could be better than initial projections. Andrew Luck is ready now.
25. Redskins: RG3 looks like he's ready to make plays, but he might not have enough help around him.
26. Cardinals: With John Skelton starting at QB, the Cardinals' ceiling may be limited.
27. Bills: It remains to be seen if Mario Williams can be Reggie White II. The Bills need to pick it up on offense to give Williams pass rush chances.
28. Rams: Early line on the Rams: better, but not yet where they want to be.
29. Vikings: Christian Ponder needs to have Adrian Peterson healthy and running hard.
30. Jaguars: Maurice Jones-Drew came back in the nick of time, but this team still has some issues.
31. Browns: There is a lot of inexperience on the Browns roster, and that could make for a long season.
32. Dolphins: Trading cornerback Vontae Davis and starting rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill tells you about the direction of this team.