The New Orleans Saints, and the Green Bay Packers have won the last two Super Bowls, and most people consider them one of the teams to beat in the NFC in 2011.

But what about a few other teams that we should keep an eye on? Who are the up-and-comers, and which other teams look primed to make a possible deep run in the playoffs?

Is receiver Calvin Johnson (81) and the Detroit Lions ready to make a playoff run?

 

Justin Sparks, of bleacherreport.com, has a few teams in mind.