DISCLAIMER: The following is mostly pipe dreaming.
We could go into the last month at 12-1 and end the season 12-5. I do not think that will actually happen, but from where I'm sitting, I don't see a team between now and then where I would say we probably won't win. I see some difficult games, but ALL of them very winnable.
We do not face a single super bowl contender (not the same as playoff contender) until those last 4 weeks. I think our defense is playing at a championship level, and that goes a long way to winning games against middle of the pack teams and wild card teams. Right now for me, the question is can we maintain this or will a team like Dallas or Arizona expose some weakness that I'm not seeing yet?
Always felt like we could never be a consistent contender under the previous regimes especially the general managers. You can't build teams drafting so poorly and having multiple drafts were you get hit on one player and nothing else(2011, 14-16) and poor cap management
I've never felt better about the long term future of the team