Only the niners make it back to the playoffs from 2012 NFC playoff teams!
NFC Playoff teams and seeding (since I'm being ridiculous): NFC: niners (1), Saints (2), Cowboys (3), Bears (4), Tampa Bay (5), St. Louis (6). Only the niners are back in the playoffs this years in thI'm predicting that Atlanta (improving division), Seattle (it's Pete Carrollo for god's sake), Green Bay (you saw that defense in the playoffs, rights), Washington (Vick...er...RGIII can't stay healthy), and Minnesota (the NFL is starting to test for growth hormone at some point, right) regress.
My rationale for the new playoff teams in order: Saints were good through stretchs of 2012 without their real MVP (Payton), they will rise again now that he's back in the fold.
Cowboys, hate them, but they have been building an explosive team for a while down there and their division doesn't scare anyone.
Bears, playoff caliber team in '12 that just missed the cut off. The fire of a new coaching staff should put them over the edge this years.
Tampa Bay, a well coached team that should improve in '13. I think it'll be a battle with Atlanta for a wild car spot.
St. Louis, Fisher can coach. Period. His time in Tennessee proved that he has the excellent attention to detail and game planning skills to make a contender from a small market team. He's doing it again in St. Louis unfortunately.