For most top contenders, the soft spot is a unit that has plenty to prove, or to improve on—from the Cowboys' offensive line to the Jaguars' wideouts to the Patriots' secondary. Two trips to Tampa may hinge on which units can get it together

Cowboys Offensive Line
To Serve And Protect

Eagles Linebackers
Gonna Fly Now

Giants Defensive Line
Justin Time

Vikings Quarterbacks
The Jackson One

Saints Running Backs
Reappearing Act

SI's All-Unit Team
Best of The Best

Jaguars Receivers
Catching Heat

Steelers Offensive Line
Guard Duty

Patriots Defensive Backs
Priority: Secondary

Colts Defensive Line
Rx for The Rush

Peter King's Monday Morning QB
Preview Edition

Scouting Reports
Team By Team

PHOTOPhotograph by TODD BIGELOW / AURORAIT'S ALL ON THE LINE Dallas's front five—from left, Colombo, Davis, Gurode, Kosier and Adams—is one of the league's best, but it must bounce back big from last January's playoff breakdown.