DA Bears You could make a case that they deserved to be in the playoffs last year, I think 2014 is the season they take the leap. Without Smoking Jay making crucial mistakes at critical moments, the Bears are able to make the playoffs and get knocked out in the WC round. Baltimore Ravens Superbowl hangover caught up to this team last season, but the Ravens have a real chance of redeeming themselves. Losing TRich is a big blow for the Browns and Flacco can't place behind Brandon Weeden 2 straight seasons can he? Houston Texans Talent Talent Talent! This team is stacked, and with the scape goat Matt Schaub off the roster Houston has no excuses for not making the playoffs this year. Luck with TRich will be tough to beat, but Pitt stops playing possum and takes the plunge into the playoffs this season. (I would be worried if all my eggs were in Landry Jones basket) Buccaneers Places your bets in Vegas, because it's Josh freaking Freeman leading the Bucs to the playoffs.. Doug Martin said there is no way that TB misses the playoffs again, and I'm inclined to believe a kid nicknamed muscle hamster.