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Rob Rang
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Rob Rang

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Super Bowl in January, Not October


It is easy to get caught up in the dominating performances put forth so far this season by AFC teams. The Colts and Patriots look like world-beaters, the Steelers successfully defended their home turf against Minnesota and no one yet seems to know exactly what to make of the Denver Broncos.

If the team representing the NFC had to go through all four of these teams on their way to a Super Bowl championship, then perhaps there would be reason for concern. Of course, they'll only have to face one of these teams.

If we have learned anything over the past few seasons, it is that the beginning of the year means very little. How else to explain Super Bowl winners (Pittsburgh, New York, Arizona) that barely made the playoffs as wildcard winners?

The Saints, Vikings, Eagles, Giants and suddenly re-energized Cardinals appear to be legitimate contenders to win the NFC crown. Each of these teams has the talent (and more importantly the time) to get to the level of their AFC peers by January 31st.

By Rob Rang  |  October 26, 2009; 12:07 PM ET  | Category:  Indianapolis Colts , NFL , New England Patriots Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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