2. Packers: …And the same can be said for the Packers, so it’s no surprise they met in the Super Bowl.

3. Patriots: The Patriots, who forced 38 turnovers last season, added Albert Haynesworth to the mix.

4. Ravens: If Chuck Pagano lives up to the billing, sacks and interceptions should go up in 2011.

5. Jets: If only the Jets would have been able to sign Nnamdi Asomugha…

6. Chargers: The Chargers had the NFL’s top-ranked defense last year, but they only forced 23 turnovers.

7. Saints: The Saints have quietly upgraded their defense, especially on the defensive line.

8. Giants: The Giants recovered 23 fumbles in 2010, a crazy stat they aren’t going to duplicate.

9. Bears: I expect the Bears and their defense to take a step back in 2011

10. Eagles: They’re going to have one of the best defenses in the league, but will it translate to fantasy?

11. Vikings: Don’t forget about the Vikings defense. Last year was a down year, but they will bounce back.

12. Lions: Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley should create havoc on the defensive line for years

13. Cowboys: What will Rob Ryan be able to do with the caliber of talent the Cowboys have?

14. Falcons: This defense will be dangerous if they can muster a pass rush outside of John Abraham.

15. Chiefs: The Chiefs appear to be on the rise, and they should have one of the NFL’s best return games.

(For my quarterback rankings, released on Monday, click this link. You can find the running back rankings right here and Wednesday’s wide receiver rankings are here. Tight ends can be found here.)

Matt Vensel is a blogger and community coordinator for The Baltimore Sun. Send your fantasy questions and comments to Matt.Vensel@baltsun.com, @mattvensel on Twitter or leave them in the comments section below.