Who will be the team to challenge the Bears?

With the Chicago Bears firmly planted atop the NFC as the team to beat, it made us wonder one question: Who's No. 2? We made a case for and against for the best of the rest in the NFC. We feel the road to Miami and Super Bowl XLI in the NFC will go through Chicago, but who will be there with the Bears in the end?

We ranked the teams from top to bottom as we see them right now, knowing full well that in the NFC, this could change on a weekly basis. The only consistent thing this season in the NFC is the inconsistencies of the teams chasing the Bears.