The NFC champion San Francisco 49ers and NFC West rival Seattle Seahawks are getting all the hype this offseason. However, a case can be made for several other conference foes to emerge as Super Bowl XLVIII bound.
Chicago Bears v Arizona Cardinals
GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 23: Quarterback Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears watches from the sidelines during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 23, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. The Bears defeated the Cardinals 28-13. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Packers clinch NFC North with 21-13 win over Bears
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, right, celebrates the touchdown reception by wide receiver James Jones (89) in the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears in Chicago, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Carolina Panthers v New Orleans Saints
NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 30: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints reacts after throwing a touchdown pass to Darren Sproles #43 of the New Orleans Saints during the game against the Carolina Panthers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 30, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)