The AFC is Kansas City, Miami, and Buffalo in that order right now. This looks like the best Chiefs team I’ve ever seen despite a week 1 fluke without Travis Kelce and Chris Jones. They’ve put together a top 5 defense, and it’s the youngest defense in the NFL. Miami looks incredible when they’re clicking, but the Patriots played them very close, and the Broncos quit. They’re incredibly scary and nobody will want to play them if Tua stays healthy. Buffalo is exactly what I thought they would be so far. They’re a veteran team that was a finished product from day 1. Their biggest challenge will be staying healthy and fresh given that they’re the oldest team in the league.
The NFC is Philadelphia and SF. Philly has no weakness. They haven’t been blowing anyone out, but they’re 3-0 and similar to Kansas City, they look like a team that has another gear that they’re not planning on using until the games really matter. San Fran plays beautiful football. Purdy looks like a really good QB, but we’ll see if he’s a guy who can go win a game when rather than just be a really good game manager.
Unless Cincinnati figures it out, I just don’t see anyone else who is capable of winning it all. That said, it’s a LONG season and teams look vastly different in December than they do in September.