Re: Plant your flag!
I gotta go with the cards. Look at the comparison with last year's sleeper team the Saints. A team with a lot of talent that continued to underperform year after year. They get an effusion of new talent and new young coach who can take advantage of the excitement/enthusiasm that comes from that.
The cards have a lot of offensive weapons---James, Fitzgerald, Lienert (as much as I hate him). If Grimm can get their OLine to perform ---tahdah! Defense is another question, but lots of teams with good offenses still win despite lackluster play on the otherside. Mark my word I'm not suggesting a Saints-type meteoric rise, but in that division 8-8 or 9-7 and a playoff appearance is not impossible.