To measure a franchise in the NFL is a heck of a lot more than just wins and losses. Today, we're going to make our NFL picks at some of the best run organizations and the ones that are getting the most bang for their buck in 2012.
Seattle Seahawks – The Seahawks are paying just $107.4M this year, the eighth lowest mark in the league. They always have one of the best home field advantages in the game, and they have a youthful core to their club, highlighted by QB Russell Wilson. There is no doubt that this is a budding franchise to watch as the years go on.
New England Patriots – The Pats are the model of consistency, as they are going back to the playoffs once again this year after locking up the AFC East crown on Sunday. They've got a poster child and a future Hall of Famer in QB Tom Brady, and they have arguably the best active head coach in football in Head Coach Bill Belichick.
Houston Texans – They build themselves through smart drafting and a few crafty free agent signings, and now, the Texans are clearly one of the model franchises in the league. They rank in the Top 10 in attendance in the NFL, and they have a number of men that they could market the franchise around. Sure, they have some salary cap problems coming up the road, but the Houston market has always been a good one when its team is winning.
Indianapolis Colts – Indy has a relatively new stadium, a great young quarterback in QB Andrew Luck, and it looks like after a one year hiatus from the second season, it is going to be back in the playoffs this year. On top of that, this is one of the few teams that is actually outselling its capacity at its stadium in the league. Never fear a blackout in Indy, that's for sure.
Green Bay Packers – The Pack have the best owners in the world (the city), and they're a well-coached team under Head Coach Mike McCarthy. QB Aaron Rodgers is the face of the franchise, and he has a Super Bowl under his belt as well. This is an iconic team in an iconic city for football, and the Packers are clearly one of the best franchises, not just in football, but in all of sports.
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