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NFC teams are making strides!

Posted on: September 16, 2008 10:32 am
 

Over the last several years the NFL has been dominated by the AFC teams.  I have been reviewing the NFC teams over and over again, mainly for fantasy football reasons and just completely saw the AFC as this powerhouse.  When was it going to end!  Well this season looks to take a big swing back towards the NFC.  The great defenses of some of the storied NFC teams like the Bears, Vikings, Giants, Eagles, etc are finally looking up to the match against the AFC teams.  The best part though is not just the defenses, the offensive talent is also starting to pick up in the NFC.  The best quarterbacks in the game are still Tom Brady (barring a healthy return next season) and Peyton Manning, but the youth coming up the pipeline in Tony Romo, possibly Jason Campbell, Eli Manning and Aaron Rodgers is exciting.  Then there are a lot of skilled position players also coming into the NFC.

All in all, it looks exciting again for NFC teams! 

Comments

Since: Sep 16, 2008
Posted on: October 19, 2008 12:12 pm
 

NFC teams are making strides!

Parity in the NFL is a great thing.  The AFC has had a stranglehold on the championship for a decade untill last year when the Giants broke through.  I think the NFC becoming more competitive is a great thing for football over all, makes more people want to watch, brings more fans to the games, and television.  Reminds me somewhat of when I was growing up and the NFC had great teams like the Niners, Giants, Cowboys, Redskins that had dynasties.  I agree with you wholeheartedly that its great that the NFC is making strides to compete with the AFC.  Go NFC, and hopefully go Niners follow the trend.



Since: Nov 16, 2006
Posted on: September 22, 2008 2:59 pm
 

NFC teams are making strides!

YES THEY ARE! None which make more of a statement than the New York Giants, who beat the formerly unbeaten Patriots in the Super Bowl last year. the Eagles are good, but they could never close the deal. This could be the year that the Cowboys make the leap as a Super Bowl winner representing the NFC East. They will need to take that crown from the Giants first. Green Bay looks strong as well. They have a young team and if they are stopped short of the Super Bowl this year, then they would still be competitive for the next 3 years or so.

I'm not sure if the balance of power is shifting. The AFC teams are still strong. But the NFC looks better now than it did in recent years.



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