Monday, October 26, 2009

The Washington Post: AFC Domination?

Here is my opinion piece for today's Washington Post's NFL Discussion Panel which can be viewed on TWP's "The League" front-page.

Today's question is:

Do NFC teams stand a chance in 2009, or has the AFC become the prohibitive favorite?

Check it out!

It's easy to pin the AFC as the dominant conference. The AFC has won 7 of the 10 Super Bowls this decade, with the conference sporting the three most dominant quarterbacks in the league (Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Ben Roethlisberger), who have represented the AFC in the Super Bowl the last seven of eight years (including six straight) winning six Super Bowls.
But does the NFC have a chance? Of course they do! The last six Super Bowls have been decided by a total of 36 points (6 points average difference). When it comes down to it, the better team is going to win the Super Bowl.
Also the NFC is sporting some good quarterbacks in their own right. The NFC's contenders include an array of elite quarterbacks (Drew Brees, Brett Favre, Kurt Warner, Eli Manning, Donovan McNabb), as well as a number of quarterbacks on the brink of stardom (Matt Ryan, Tony Romo, Jay Cutler, Aaron Rodgers).
Don't fret, the NFC is in good hands.

1 comment:

  1. Tony Romo is the pinacle of overrated. No playoff trademark victories!

    He will always be on the soon-to-be cut list.