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What is the best division in foootball this season? (1 Viewer)

What is the best division in football this season?

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East...though the South is in consideration.

AFC East IMO is benefitting from playing 8 games against the NFC and AFC West teams.

 
Outside of the Giants, the Panthers and Bucs are the next best 2 teams IMO. And I'm a Jets fan.

But frankly, top to bottom I think the NFC East is THIRD after the NFC South and AFC East. Eagles Suck, Skins are average, Dallas was bad while Romo was out, but will come back to life now. But Atlanta has proven to be pretty solid and New Orleans (for whatever reason) hasn't played as most expected.

Then the AFC East. The Jets and Pats are both very good, make no mistake. Schedule's be damned, these are good teams. The Dolphins have proven they can play with anyone and the Bills are average.

Give the Eagles a different QB and this discussion changes. McNabb is killing them. The Skins' Campbell hasn't been any better. Many expected this to be his breakout year and I'm not seeing it in the 4 Skins games I've seen in their entirety. The Giants and Cowboys are the class of that division hands down and it will show these last 6 weeks.

 
The way the NFL is these days you can't count out any division. The unanimous decision in the pre-season and early on was that the NFC East was in a league of their own. That has proven not true. While they may still be the best division, arguments can be made for 3 or 4 other divisions. Some will argue with you that the AFC South and the NFC South need to at least be included. I'm not saying you're incorrect with your 3 divisions, but you can't make it as cut and dry as that.

 
East...though the South is in consideration.AFC East IMO is benefitting from playing 8 games against the NFC and AFC West teams.
Didn't the NFC East also get a handful of games against the NFC west? I know Dallas lost to Zona and Washington lost to St Louis, can't recall who the other two played though I think I recall the NYG playing Seattle.
 
Here's how Sagarin ranks the teams in the three divisions:

NFC East (Giants)

NFC South (Bucs)

NFC South (Panthers)

NFC East (Eagles)

NFC East (Cowboys)

NFC South (Falcons)

AFC East (Jets)

NFC East (Redskins)

NFC South (Saints)

AFC East (Dolphins)

AFC East (Patriots)

AFC East (Bills)

I don't see how the AFC East is in the discussion. The AFC East's best team is clearly the weakest of the three; the AFC East's worst team is clearly the weakest of the three. The AFC East's 2nd and 3rd best teams are the weakest as well.

The NFC East and NFC South are pretty even; it depends what criteria you want to use. It also depends how you really want to rate teams like the Cowboys (should be impressive going forward, not that impressive to date) and the Eagles (2nd highest points differential in the league; average record). I'd give the NFC East the slight edge, mostly on the basis of the Giants being the clear best team among the two divisions.

 
Here's how Sagarin ranks the teams in the three divisions:NFC East (Giants)NFC South (Bucs)NFC South (Panthers)NFC East (Eagles)NFC East (Cowboys)NFC South (Falcons)AFC East (Jets)NFC East (Redskins)NFC South (Saints)AFC East (Dolphins)AFC East (Patriots)AFC East (Bills)I don't see how the AFC East is in the discussion. The AFC East's best team is clearly the weakest of the three; the AFC East's worst team is clearly the weakest of the three. The AFC East's 2nd and 3rd best teams are the weakest as well.The NFC East and NFC South are pretty even; it depends what criteria you want to use. It also depends how you really want to rate teams like the Cowboys (should be impressive going forward, not that impressive to date) and the Eagles (2nd highest points differential in the league; average record). I'd give the NFC East the slight edge, mostly on the basis of the Giants being the clear best team among the two divisions.
nfc east is yesterday's news.I'd vote for them if I had a time machine to go back to before they got waxed by the brutal nfc west.dallas = suxphilly = suxafc south has 2 good teams --- that's only half a division.afc east has THREE good teams and buffalo, who was everybody's sleeper pick to win the division, so they get points for that.
 
My pre-season pick was the AFC South, but then Houston, Jacksonville and even Indy were way worse than I anticipated. Even Tennessee being much better than expected couldn't save them.

Now, I have to give it to the NFC East. The Giants are steller and the Cowboys and Skins are above average. The Eagles are bad, but far from awful.

 
The NFC East lost all of its luster when the Cowboys and Skins lost to the Rams and the Iggs tied the Bengals. You can't go on about how you beat each other up and then produce crap like that.

In the South the Panthers have lost only to the Bucs and Vikings on the road, and the Bucs have lost only to the Saints, Broncos and Cowboys on the road. All good losses. But, the Giants are the best team so the ever-so slight nod probably goes to the NFCE.

Plus, I'm on record as saying the Bucs lose this weekend to the Lions, which would be far worse than any of those NFCE losses.

 
The NFC East lost all of its luster when the Cowboys and Skins lost to the Rams and the Iggs tied the Bengals. You can't go on about how you beat each other up and then produce crap like that.
Everyone has bad losses. Here's the points differential for each division, which obviously eliminates the beat each other up argument.193 NFC East176 NFC South106 AFC East64 AFC South-30 AFC North-72 NFC North-213 AFC West-224 NFC WestWins differential doesn't tell a much different story:13 NFC East12 NFC South8 AFC East6 AFC South-3 AFC North-10 NFC North-12 NFC West-14 AFC West
 
Here's how Sagarin ranks the teams in the three divisions:NFC East (Giants)NFC South (Bucs)NFC South (Panthers)NFC East (Eagles)NFC East (Cowboys)NFC South (Falcons)AFC East (Jets)NFC East (Redskins)NFC South (Saints)AFC East (Dolphins)AFC East (Patriots)AFC East (Bills)I don't see how the AFC East is in the discussion. The AFC East's best team is clearly the weakest of the three; the AFC East's worst team is clearly the weakest of the three. The AFC East's 2nd and 3rd best teams are the weakest as well.The NFC East and NFC South are pretty even; it depends what criteria you want to use. It also depends how you really want to rate teams like the Cowboys (should be impressive going forward, not that impressive to date) and the Eagles (2nd highest points differential in the league; average record). I'd give the NFC East the slight edge, mostly on the basis of the Giants being the clear best team among the two divisions.
you knocked this post out of the park imo :popcorn:
 
The NFC East lost all of its luster when the Cowboys and Skins lost to the Rams and the Iggs tied the Bengals. You can't go on about how you beat each other up and then produce crap like that.
Everyone has bad losses. Here's the points differential for each division, which obviously eliminates the beat each other up argument.193 NFC East176 NFC South106 AFC East64 AFC South-30 AFC North-72 NFC North-213 AFC West-224 NFC WestWins differential doesn't tell a much different story:13 NFC East12 NFC South8 AFC East6 AFC South-3 AFC North-10 NFC North-12 NFC West-14 AFC West
this one too, muy bien! :popcorn:
 
-baller said:
Chase Stuart said:
Here's how Sagarin ranks the teams in the three divisions:NFC East (Giants)NFC South (Bucs)NFC South (Panthers)NFC East (Eagles)NFC East (Cowboys)NFC South (Falcons)AFC East (Jets)NFC East (Redskins)NFC South (Saints)AFC East (Dolphins)AFC East (Patriots)AFC East (Bills)I don't see how the AFC East is in the discussion. The AFC East's best team is clearly the weakest of the three; the AFC East's worst team is clearly the weakest of the three. The AFC East's 2nd and 3rd best teams are the weakest as well.The NFC East and NFC South are pretty even; it depends what criteria you want to use. It also depends how you really want to rate teams like the Cowboys (should be impressive going forward, not that impressive to date) and the Eagles (2nd highest points differential in the league; average record). I'd give the NFC East the slight edge, mostly on the basis of the Giants being the clear best team among the two divisions.
nfc east is yesterday's news.I'd vote for them if I had a time machine to go back to before they got waxed by the brutal nfc west.dallas = suxphilly = suxafc south has 2 good teams --- that's only half a division.afc east has THREE good teams and buffalo, who was everybody's sleeper pick to win the division, so they get points for that.
:popcorn: Great analysis!
 
Outside of the Giants, the Panthers and Bucs are the next best 2 teams IMO. And I'm a Jets fan.

But frankly, top to bottom I think the NFC East is THIRD after the NFC South and AFC East. Eagles Suck, Skins are average, Dallas was bad while Romo was out, but will come back to life now. But Atlanta has proven to be pretty solid and New Orleans (for whatever reason) hasn't played as most expected.

Then the AFC East. The Jets and Pats are both very good, make no mistake. Schedule's be damned, these are good teams. The Dolphins have proven they can play with anyone and the Bills are average.

Give the Eagles a different QB and this discussion changes. McNabb is killing them. The Skins' Campbell hasn't been any better. Many expected this to be his breakout year and I'm not seeing it in the 4 Skins games I've seen in their entirety. The Giants and Cowboys are the class of that division hands down and it will show these last 6 weeks.
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