Former Super Bowl Winner Picks His Most Reliable Potential NFC Top Seed Team

Published 01/02/2021, 2:52 PM EST
Sep 27, 2020; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (41) breaks past Green Bay Packers safety Adrian Amos (31) and cornerback Parry Nickerson (35) during the first quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports


The NFC top seed is still up for grabs. With 3 teams still vying for the top spot, anything can happen in the final week of the regular season.

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With the 3 teams still in contention being the Green Bay Packers, the New Orleans Saints, and the Seattle Seahawks, fans are torn over who might be the most deserving and reliable team heading into the postseason.

NFC top seed pick, not an easy one to make

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Former Super Bowl winner Michael Robinson, during a segment of NFL network’s Good Morning Football, broke down the pros and cons of each team with a shot at the top seed.

“Packers, Saints or Seahawks. Okay, so when you look at the Seahawks, I don’t quite trust their pass defense, all the way. You get Jamal Adams in coverage, you maybe get some passes down the football field,” the former fullback said.

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“You look at the Saints, they may not have Alvin Kamara if they play next Saturday, but if they play on Sunday, they will have him but he would have had no practice.”

Robinson then went on to declare the Green Bay Packers as his trusted pick for the top seed. “So to me, it has to be the Green Bay Packers.

“They have an offense that is showing up every single week. They run the football, Aaron Rodgers has one of the top arms in the National Football League, and he’s dicing defenses up,” Robinson added.

Packers looking to shore up the run defense

However, Robinson admitted that the Packers’ run defense has been a little shaky. But the acquisition of former All-Pro defensive tackle Damon Snacks Harrison off waivers from Seattle could be the answer the Packers were looking for.

“On defense, what I’ve seen is them being vulnerable in the run game from time to time... But then they have Damon Snacks Harrison, who just got signed.

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Nov 1, 2020; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (33) finds daylight between Green Bay Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander (23) and cornerback Josh Jackson (37) in the third quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

“And I think going forward, he’s going to help this defense. Especially, the run defense and stopping that inside zone, all those things… I like the Packers as the number one seed that I trust,” Robinson said.

The addition of the veteran is a smart move. Getting a run-stopper is key if the Packers are to make a deep playoff run. After all, it was their failure to contain the San Francisco 49ers’ running game last season in the NFC Championship game that cost them a ticket to the Super Bowl.

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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