The League

THE QUESTION

AFC dominance?

How has the AFC become the dominant conference over the last several years and what impact is that disparity having on the NFL?

Posted by Matt Brooks on November 4, 2010 8:00 AM
FROM THE PANEL

Parity reduces disparity

Star quarterbacks and shrewd front office decisions helped the AFC win six out of 10 Super Bowls, but this season's overall parity has reduced the AFC's dominance over the NFC.

Posted by Dawn Knight, on November 7, 2010 5:36 PM

It starts at the top

The stronghold the AFC has established in the NFL all boils down to the owner's box.

Posted by Richard Boadu & Claude Clayborne, on November 4, 2010 11:56 AM

How great is the disparity between the AFC and NFC?

How great is the disparity between the AFC and NFC?

Posted by Reader Poll, on November 4, 2010 11:32 AM

It all comes down to execution

Despite popular belief, the difference between the quarterbacks, coaches and general managers in the AFC versus the NFC is not significant. In the end, it all comes down to execution on the field.

Posted by Anthony Stalter, on November 4, 2010 11:10 AM

QB play and youth

The AFC has been the stronger conference over the last several seasons due to two specific factors: elite quarterback play and a commitment to building with young draft talent.

Posted by Brandon Benson, on November 4, 2010 10:54 AM

Wait 'til the playoffs

Enough with all the in-season power rankings, show some patience and let things play out in the NFL playoffs. After all, that's why this sport has a playoff system -- to determine the best team in the league.

Posted by Dave Goldberg, on November 4, 2010 10:41 AM

Look to the front offices

The supposed superiority of the AFC in the 2010 season is based more than anything on the fact that many of the most talented NFC teams have allowed themselves to be run into the ground with terrible decision-making processes.

Posted by Doug Farrar, on November 4, 2010 2:08 AM

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