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Shawn Zobel
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Shawn Zobel

The founder and editor of Draft

AFC the Cream


There is no doubt that at this point in the season, the AFC is the more dominant conference over the NFC. From the Super Bowl's perspective, teams like New England, Indianapolis and Denver all have a realistic chance to make it with the way that they have played thus far; they also have the talent to win the game. From the NFC, I personally feel that New Orleans is the only team that overly impresses me. Minnesota has some talent, but like they showed on Sunday, as one of the top teams in the NFC, they lost to one of the better, but not elite teams in the AFC. The New York Giants have some work to do, coming off of two straight losses.

Indianapolis' offense is among the best in the league this season, and Tom Brady and the Patriots aren't far behind. Denver is one of the scrappiest teams in the league, yet they've managed to go undefeated so far this year. When you consider that Baltimore and Pittsburgh, two good but not elite teams in the AFC, are on par with the best teams in the NFC, it clearly shows where the power in the NFL lies. There's no doubt that the AFC is the better conference.

By Shawn Zobel  |  October 26, 2009; 11:45 AM ET  | Category:  Indianapolis Colts , NFL Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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Shawn -- I can't believe it -- an intelligent comment issued by a writer for this forum. Never thought it would happen in a million years...

Posted by: jerkhoff | October 27, 2009 2:25 PM

We will see how "good" Pittsburgh does against "elite" and "scrappy" Denver in two weeks. Pittsburgh 30-17. The Steelers will again come out of the AFC. Mark it down.

Posted by: thuragc3 | October 27, 2009 4:36 PM

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