Michael D. Johnson

Rick Gosselin's NFL team rankings

1. Green Bay. Pro Bowl WR Jordy Nelson is out so the Packers plug Davante Adams in. He had seven catches for 117 yards and a TD in playoff win over Dallas. Green Bay knows how to build a deep, talented team.

2. Indianapolis. Adam Vinatieri enters his 20th season as the NFL's fourth all-time scorer. He's five points out of third (Jason Hanson), 289 out of second (Gary Anderson), and 399 out of first (Morten Andersen).

3. New England. The dynamic of the AFC changes with Tom Brady reinstated for the first four games of the season, including dates with playoff contenders Pittsburgh and Dallas.

4. Seattle. Russell Wilson has his new contract. Now he's going...