The AFC Seemingly Doesn’t Compare to the Fan Favorites of NFC
In watching the AFC, most fans prefer NFC teams. Even though NFC teams have won more Super bowls than AFC teams, the AFC remains close behind. Yes, AFC hosts less of the fan favorites but still competitive nonetheless. Is it fair to say one of the least competitive divisions in one conference is better than the most competitive division in the other conference? Absolutely not! Every conference has at least one fan favorite and is super competitive. Comparing the most competitive and least competitive divisions with each other will answer the ultimate question: AFC or NFC?
Fan favorites and hometown team lovers definitely screw everything up. The way I was raised was to love your hometown team and no other team. There’s no better experience than loving your hometown team simply because you grow up with them. But there’s something better. Developing and learning about a team is called PRIDE.
The most competitive NFC division, in my opinion, would be the NFC North. So many components emerging from that division really set me over edge. For example, the Chicago Bears are up to something. Brian Urlacher is back, as well as Matt Forte signing a huge contract. Of course, the addition of Brandon Marshall was beneficial for them as well. He’s ready to win and has taken on a new role of leadership for the team.
The Detroit Lions have had a little taste of success and now they are hungry for more. Calvin “Megatron” Johnson has never been more popular. Matt Stafford has truly made a name for himself as a contender for great quarterbacks. I have a lot of faith in them that they will be going to the playoffs again.
As for the Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers is the best quarterback in the game right now. Enough said. Major Super bowl contender but even more so this year after everyone made a big deal about their one loss since the 2011 season. They don’t have anything to prove. They just brushed that one loss of their shoulder, played their game and they will be back on track this year.
The most competitive AFC division would be the AFC North. The North has the best rivalry in football: The Pittsburgh Steelers vs. the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens are lead by John Harbaugh and Joe Flacco. The re-signing of Ray Rice was a big deal for the Ravens because he’s one of the best running backs in the game.
I honestly don’t know about the future of the Browns and the Bengals but considering their division competition, they have to hold themselves to a higher standard.
The least competitive division is definitely the NFC West. With the exception of the San Francisco 49ners the most competitive team would be the Arizona Cardinals. Most of these teams have one player that is a superstar instead of a roster of superstars. The 49ners had a breakout season under Jim Harbaugh, a popular villain of a coach. Can they do it again? Who knows? The team of the Kevin Kolb and Larry Fitzgerald mixed with Patrick Peterson creates still offense. Let it simmer and cool. There’s a lot of questionable talent in this division just hasn’t been consistently shown.
The St. Louis Rams and Seattle Seahawks are pitiful. Marshawn “Beastmode” Lynch is still the bomb. He can’t carry a whole team though.
Also the least competitive division is the West division. Even though the Denver Broncos kept advancing off quarterback Tim Tebow’s luck, they just don’t have the juice to keep the momentum up. Peyton Manning, former Indianapolis Colts quarterback, is coming off injury and has just implemented himself in the Broncos offense. I don’t believe that he will ever be the same ol’ Manning again and his brother, Eli Manning, is going to take over the Manning dynasty now.
The Oakland Raiders are a fan favorite but don’t have anything special going on for them. Neither do the San Diego Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs. Chargers usually do well, however, they go overlooked.
I find it hilarious that both the best divisions in each conference were the North divisions. It’s equally hilarious that the worst divisions in each conference were the West divisions. Still, it’s unfair to say that the one conference has less competition than the other, but fan favorites in the NFC definitely outweigh the AFC.