By: The 49ers feel like the clear leader in this division as the NFL’s last undefeated team. I always have thought that realignment was something the Colts pushed and got because until this new AFC South was born, his career was stuck in neutral. Of course Miami in the AFC South would have fit even better, but they weren’t going to break up the all-important Dolphins-Bills rivalry. You could say the same thing about the old NFC Central only the team that left, Tampa, has won a SB since the realignment. ATL Roster. Why is Dallas still in the east? If the game you were watching stunk, you couldn’t tweet about it, for there was no Twitter, though you could fire off a humorous fax if you were so inclined. We also want to keep an eye on who is doing well within their division, but also their conference. The good ol’days. Predicting the eventual Super Bowl winner isn’t always easy, so bettors will often look for smaller bets with a better chance of converting. Y do u think the connection between Sapp and Favre was so strong cause they use to be rivals in the same division. Central: Chicago, Green Bay, Tampa Bay, Minnesota, Detroit. 2020 team records, home and away … Colts should have stayed in the AFC east and the dolphins should have moved to the south. Barry would put up 150-200 every game in TB, Brett Farve would get sacked by Sapp 1-3 times a game, Randy Moss would always make a ridiculous one handed catch in the back of the end zone, and well the bears were just awful at that time. Each NFC team plays the other teams in their division twice (home and away) during the regular season, … Since 2002, the Seahawks have made the postseason eight times, winning nine playoff games. NFL Division Winner Odds. Miss it. All sports should do away with divisions and the playoffs would just be by regular season record. Because it makes perfect sense for teams in Atlanta, Charlotte and New Orleans to be in a WEST division. I love having the Ravens and Redskins in the same division and of course the similarities in Carolina and Atlanta are ideal to keep together. Tennessee's location presents some challenges but this is logical given what I wanted to achieve with my proposal for the AFC South. Greedy fool! Saint’s would win the division every year! Photo: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports. I had to sit thru mirer, stiffer, McGwire, gelbaugh, and Krieg to a extent. There’s quite a few things I could think of to change about the NFL, and one of those items is divisional alignment. Beyond the obvious savings for travel expenses, the fact that the Texans only come to Dallas every eight years is nonsense to me. Only thing to really pine away for is the Bucs orange unis, which are a million times better than the mess they will be weaing this year. If the Bills move, St Louis moves back to its East Division roots under the AFC banner. made the road trip to Tampa with my group for 10 yrs. They may use the "Reset Draft" link to cancel the draft and then edit the divisions, but any Commissioner doing so would need to note the rosters before hand as the entire league and all … My top priority in this proposal is geography. I remember back in 99″ when the Lions had Charlie Batch and were pretty decent and they had great games against Sapp an the Bucs and this coming from a Patiots fan…. NFC NORTH: MIN, GB, DET, CHI Eastern: Philadelphia, Washington, N.Y. Giants, Arizona, Dallas. Learn how your comment data is processed. What most fans dismiss as quirky plays, missed calls and statistical anomalies, Tuohy sees as evidence of the NFL’s corruption. Tampa Bay moved from the NFC Central to the NFC South. * It would be difficult to make drastic realignment work. Bad move Dolphins….no, you had to stay inn the East because of built up rivalries when you coulda won a division title almost every year! Since joining the NFCW the Seahawks have owned that division . OAK and SF = Bay Area Rivalry, NYG, WAS, PHI, STL – NFC East Ranking NFL divisions from best to worst after the first wave of free agency We have a long way to go to really rank divisions, but there’s not much going on in the NFL … Bandwagon Dallas fans crawling out of the woodwork would be palatable if they weren’t rooting for a division rival. Owners need to see downside in hiring status quo, Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near you. They were basically the Tampa Bay of their devision where none of the other four teams viewed them as a big rival. Seahawks are just the toast of the town and it was long overdue ! -Playoff Wins Brady!!!! head-to-head stats, odds comparison). Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Arizona moved from the NFC East to the NFC West. NFC SOUTH: HOU, NO, TB, MIA (Mia & Hou join), AFC EAST: NE, NYJ, PIT, BUF (Pit joins) I don’t think there is any shame in winning the division at 7-9. ( and counting). None were worse than the year the Broncos won the Super Bowl, when Terrell Davis had over 2000 yards, and I think about 500 of them were in the two games against us. When William Floyd and Eric Davis left the 49ers and signed with the Panthers, the trash talk ramped up another level or 12. The AFC (American Football Conference) consists mainly of teams that were originally in the AFL (American Football League), while the NFC (National Football Conference) is made up of mostly pre-merger NFL franchises. The Panthers very quickly developed a hot rivalry with the 49ers while in the NFC West. Create, share, and brag over your own big board now. Other than that, I’d say they’ve worked out pretty well. As each division champion gets a playoff bid, the number of wild card teams from each conference dropped from three to two. I think naming the divisions “North, South, etc.” was a mistake. But yes, we were in the NFC West from 1995-2001. At the unofficial midpoint of the 2014 NFL season, the AFC North Division has all four teams sporting winning records: Cincinnati (5-2-1), Pittsburgh (6-3), Cleveland (5-3) and Baltimore (5-4). FOXBORO, Mass. The 12am was at the kingdome but now it’s world famous so you act like it just started . TB started out 2-26 in those first 2 years, including 0-14 in the AFC in ’76. Central: Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Cleveland, Tennessee, Jacksonville, Cincinnati. When Cleveland’s new Browns team started playing in ’99, the AFC Central had 6 teams. Don’t worry, I fixed your mistake! The franchise started to turn around when they signed warren moon and played in the university of wa stadium. Why should the champion move? I do miss watching the Raiders playing the Seahawks. Opens in a new window Opens an external site Opens an external site in a new window Opens an external site Opens an external site in a … ANY two teams could meet in the playoffs and in championship games. The official source for NFL news, video highlights, fantasy football, game-day coverage, schedules, stats, scores and more. Anyways, in all of the divisional realignment to begin this century, only one team — Seattle — changed conferences, moving from the AFC West to the NFC West. Nice weather and usually a win. The Seahawks are in the division it was in when the team began as an NFL franchise in 1976 – the NFC West. Also, five of the nine playoff wins were in 2005 when they made SB XL, and last season. Cleveland rolled into Baltimore on Sunday and took apart the Ravens' defense in a 40-25 victory that put the Browns in first place in the AFC North. Are Raiders plotting to trade Derek Carr, pursue Deshaun Watson? The NFL Las Vegas Odds are listed in order of rotation and those numbers are generated and produced by the sportsbooks. Back when it was harder to win the division, harder to win the #1 seed. Ah yes, the days when it actually made sense to give division winners automatic home playoff games, before the league diluted the divisions. SEA, SF, OAK, SD You've watched all the tape, you know the stats. Vontaze Burfict thinks some games are 'rigged,' says 'refs pick and choose' when to throw penalty flags The Raiders linebacker is calling into question the integrity of the game AFCW Denver, KC, Oakland, Chargers Haven’t had a record over 9-7 since 86, lol. Among other changes, a South division was added to each conference, and teams were shuffled about to make eight four-team divisions. Given Denver's location, there is no perfect landing spot when considering three other teams are required to form a division. You must be logged in to leave a comment. Thirteen years ago Thursday, NFL owners unanimously approved multiple changes to the league’s divisional structure, a move made logical with the addition of a 32nd team — the Houston Texans — on tap for 2002. The Seahawks were the perennial cellar dweller in the AFC West. Above each matchup and rotation is the Time of the game, which is subject to change. Never had anything personal against him. Jordan Love: All I can really do is learn as much as I can, 49ers embark on their quarterback quest for 2021, Report: Rams have talked to multiple teams about trading Jared Goff. NFCS Tampa Bay, Dallas, Atlanta, New Orleans Yes, let’s pine away for the good old days. I have no idea if we can win this division, but I am confidant that the Super Bowl champ will come from it. Fine, we said. Here's how I would propose to align the divisions in the NFL. 0 of 8. Filter by conference, division, and preseason. There are 32 teams in the NFL, 16 in the National Football Conference (NFC) and 16 in the American Football Conference (AFC). People say divisions create rivalries? No, not the Titans. Joe Marino June 24th, 2019 2019-06-24T12:26:40.348Z The Draft Network. No… Teams that consistently win make rivalries. For those nostalgic about the NFL’s six-division days of yore, below is a listing of the divisions in 2001 — and the subsequent moves made to realign them. We’ll move to a division that would have us. Seattle moving divisions no more hurt their old division than any other team that moved divisions because none were any good when they moved. Seattle moved from the AFC West to the NFC West. Now, every year we get stuck with 8-8/9-7 teams hosting the best wildcard team, a wildcard team that, in the past before realignment, would have been hosting a game. Because of these changes and expansion I sometimes get confused when playing Tecmo Super Bowl these days. When you had the anomalies such as the warm weather Bucs forming rivalries with the cold weather Bears and Packers. The reason they are in the East was because then owner Hazinga wanted NY transplants to fill the stadium when the jests came to town. SPORTS ILLUSTRATED is a registered trademark of ABG-SI LLC. Florio and Simms make their Super Bowl picks. This might be a good point except for the fact that Seattle wasn’t very good back then. Re-do it. A big plus for Atlanta ,all those time zone jumps. You guys try not to give the team credit. This week kicks off the start of a new NFL season. KC, DEN, SD, SEA – AFC West. Within these two conferences, teams are equally split into North, East, South, and West divisions. Member of the FWAA. If they hadn’t done that, no one would care about who was in what division. You can thank Paul Allen for most of this. Plus, the Dolphins would have had much more chance to make playoffs between 2002 and now…in fact, minus Peyton, the AFC South would have been a serious contest between Miami, Houston, Tennessee and Jax every year. Geographically the Cowboys and Rams could then have swapped divisions putting STL in the NFC East, and DAL in the NFC West. Seven teams from each of the league's two conferences qualify for the playoffs.A tie-breaking procedure exists if required. The geography was messed up, but we lost some good rivalries. Actually the AFC West is prob the second best division in football right under the NFC west. Every NFL fanbase is great. AFCS Miami, Jacksonville, Tennessee, Texans The four most northeastern teams in the NFL belong together. The NFL landscape changed in 2002; how the divisions stack up since then may surprise you When the Houston Texans joined the NFL as an expansion … NFC WEST: SEA, SF, OAK, SD (Oak & SD join) 7-9 playoff team, never forget. I do like the divisions the way they are now, but it would be interesting to see what would happen if everything was shaken up randomly every 5 years or so…create some new rivalries, even out some divisions…perhaps a breath of fresh air? Colts in the south is just plain stupid. Group the four together and I've assembled a far more logical divisional landscape than the NFL currently provides. Up-to-date NFL Division Standings on MSN Sports. Commissioners cannot edit league divisions after the draft. Oh ya, the Packers sucked then also! Instead of moving the Seahawks to the NFC West, they should have moved the Raiders. All Rights Reserved. Even the NBA fixed … Nonetheless, the NFCW IS NOW, BY FAR, the best division in football. By 2001, The 49ers were a playoff team but no longer a serious title contender, and we were 1-15 and the rivalry had seriously cooled. Had a lot more to do with Elway retiring, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning emerging, and the Raven’s and Steeler’s defenses dominating than Seattle’s exit. Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Pittsburgh became members of the AFC North. In ’77 they switched conferences so that in their first 2 seasons they played every team in the NFL. Get all the latest NFL Football news now! Director of Administration & Senior NFL Draft Analyst for The Draft Network. -Head-to-head Wins Jets, Indianapolis, Buffalo. Yes, there was a time when it was just, well, accepted that Tampa Bay played in a division with Chicago, Detroit, Minnesota and Green Bay. Those are the numbers. Register now! Then, when the Texans started in ’02, the current format was implemented. The NFL does not use a fixed bracket playoff system, and there are no restrictions regarding teams from the same division matching up in any round. AFC NORTH: IND, CIN, STL, CLE (Ind & Stl join) The truth is in appearances and wins and superbowls the Seahawks have been a really good team for a while but always overlooked. 2 Super Bowl appearances and 6 division titles. There is little question that the NFL is at the pinnacle of the sports world in the United States. How many NFL teams are there? This isn’t luck that we’ve spent the offseason talking about how teams will now try to do what Seattle has done. KC, DEN, ARI, DAL To this day I still don’t know why bills never moved to the north and Baltimore to the east. Shutdown Corner has crunched the numbers and ranked the toughest divisions in the NFL. The following is a list of National Football Conference (NFC) division winners. The AFC NORTH. If the Jaguars move, look for the Rams to head to the AFC South. Thirty years ago Hall of Fame WR Charlie Joiner worked as an accountant for Gulf Oil in the off-season. Carolina Panthers. NFC SOUTH. Kuddoos to the guy above who said a Brady-Manning battle royale twice a year would have been awesome, had the Colts stayed in the AFC East. For instance… You could get a seahawks vs 49ers Super Bowl. Thusly, The NFC West moves are offset and the division isn’t strengthened at all, as you suggest. Imagine the twitter fights and literal fights between these fanbases. Thirteen years ago Thursday, NFL owners unanimously approved multiple changes to the league’s divisional structure, a move made logical with the addition of a 32nd team — the Houston Texans — on tap for 2002. And now, the hawks and the cards are part of a new division w/ thriving rivalries. Same with the Bucs and Dolphins and Chargers and 49ers. That made a lot of sense, “I think MW accidentally posted this to the ProFootballTalk WordPress account instead of the 2000-2002 section of the NFL Wikipedia page.”. AFCN Pittsburg, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Cincinnati  Four proud and storied franchises promises to form a highly competitive division. I’m not nostalgic at all!! BTW, for those that remember, Seattle was NFC first… Seniors Are Getting These Unsold 2020 SUVs For Dirt Cheap While the New England Patriots' six title rings are tied with the Pittsburgh Steelers for the most in league history, the franchise boasts the most Super Bowl appearances by any team in NFL … Every division winner back then except for two had at least a 10-6 record. I liked the old quirky divisions. The ACF West Teams did not account for any Superbowl winners since 2002 but don’t feel bad, Minnesota hasn’t accounted for a Superbowl winner since 1961. All game times are Eastern Standard Time. That was the deal. you can spin it however you want…. How to Realign NFL Divisions the Right Way. Your welcome. Here is a list of teams and the divisions they are in: Maybe 15 years too late, but it was still pretty sweet. They then embarrassed the Saints before losing to Chicago. …………………….. You could say the same of the NFC east, which never really needed St. Louis / Arizona. The combination of these passionate fanbases deserve to be in the save division together. The Browns' offense is fixed!. May 23, 2014 2:40 PM Visit FOXSports.com for NFL standings, conference rankings, updated NFL records and playoff standings. Not only did they no longer have to get pounded on by the Jets and Patriots anymore but they got moved to a division with bottom feeding expansion teams. Find overall standings, NFL home/away tables, NFL 2020/2021 results/fixtures. Falcons Picks. NYG, WAS, PHI, BAL Indianapolis Colts made out like a BANDIT in that realignment. Where are the Seahawks suck references? The NFL isn’t likely to tinker again with a rivalry-filled AFC West, which means either team would take up new residence in the NFC West. Up-to-date NFL Division Standings on MSN Sports. Each of the conferences is broken up into 4 divisions; East, North, South, and West. Houston, upon beginning play in 2002, became a member of the AFC South. The big losers in all this were the 49’ers , no more three team division makes things a little tougher. See the latest NFL teams' news, highlights, analysis, schedules, stats, scores and fantasy updates. The AFC NORTH. Surprised they didn’t just lump all the Florida teams together with the Saints. Regardless of records since then,having an AFC west consisting only of Oakland, Denver, KC, and SD was a master stroke. The Buccaneers wore orange, the Lions wore Honolulu blue, and the green carpet-like substance was AstroTurf. Every city is located within a four-five hour drive of each other and the collection of cold weather towns could create some epic conditions for late season divisional games. They should be in the south and Carolina in the east. To this point, the Seahawks’ move has strengthened the NFC West and weakened the AFC West. I said about a week ago in response to someone saying he Seahawks have been terrible forever l, that the hawks have easily been a top 5-7 franchise over the last decade . However you feel about the Seahawks or their players, one thing is for certain – you can thank them for showing everyone that you can still play defense in this league, it can still win championships, and most of all – it can be just as exciting to watch as the offense when you match up talented athletes with a winning coaching philosophy. Since Seattle entered NFC West in 2002, Seahawks have better records than San Fran in: Carolina and Atlanta in the NFC west and Arizona in the NFC east? Seattle band wagon revelers completely baffled seeing their team’s name next to the letters AFC. You guys just didn’t know we existed . Atlanta and carolina are pretty far off from the west. Elway on the other hand….we mostly took two yearly beatings from him for well over a decade. Co-host of the Draft Dudes podcast. Here's how it can be fixed. It could happen again. The tournament culminates in the Super Bowl: the league's championship game in which two teams, one from … It all worked out really well. NFL Standings 2020. Since he took over the team they have climbed into being a top tier franchise. And as a result, THE GREATEST OF ALL NFL DIVISIONS was born. Today, the NFL is currently divided into two conferences with 16 teams in each. © 2021 ABG-SI LLC. Eastern: New England, Miami, N.Y. -Super Bowl Wins. In 2010, the Seahawks won their division in spite of having a losing record, which had never happened until then. DAL and ARI = Old NFC East Rivalry NFL … Let’s be honest, they should have got moved to the AFC North (with Baltimore going to the AFC East and Miami going to the AFC South) but the legend of Payton Manning would be a lot different having to face Superbowl contenders like the Steelers (and now the Bengals) during the regular season and not just the post season. The Panthers started in the NFC West. The only way this works is if the NFL goes division-less, and every team within a conference plays every other team within their conference (15 games in common). Heck, even the Browns defense used to give Manning issues during his later years. I didn’t like the changes at first, but now I wouldn’t wish it to be any other way. Yes, Seahawks had a 7-9 Season where they made the playoffs. Tennessee shifted from the AFC Central to the AFC South. AFC SOUTH: JAX, ATL, TEN, CAR (Jax & Ten join). Help: NFL standings on Scoreboard.com. I miss my Buccaneers in the black and blue division. Good times! Dallas and St Louis are in wrong divisions, geographically anyways. I think MW accidentally posted this to the ProFootballTalk WordPress account instead of the 2000-2002 section of the NFL Wikipedia page. Thanks for bringing up facts for those people ! I guess the Vikings were embracing the suck even back then. I get you’d lose dolphins-bills rivalry but that rivalry died when Marino and Kelly retired. Now make your pick. We never played Manning much, as he’s been in the “other conference” most of his career. I grew up with my Hawks in AFCW. When TB and Seattle joined the NFL in ’76, Seattle was in the NFC and Tampa Bay was in the AFC. As a Bears fan I do miss TB in their div. NFCE Washington, Philadelphia, NYgiants, Carolina So if teams kept reaching the playoffs and meeting eachother in postseason play… There you go! Get the best NFL football team coverage at FOX Sports. In ’95, we started 0-5, then beat the Jets, Saints, Patriots and 49ers all in a row. Without grouping them with teams that are too far west, this was the logical place for the Saints. I’ll tell u what… I will count it as 5 because I don’t think a team under 500 should count either. I dont recall the Panthers in the NFC west…I remember the 49ers rams saints and falcons..they only had 4 teams before they changed it…look it up…, guitarkevin says: It focused the rivalries in the division and purged it of a team that was superfluous at the time. Brian Tuohy can’t prove the NFL is fixed, but he’s convinced it’s the truth. Get the latest NFL Football standings from across the league. This is where you find which team is edging out the rest. Atlanta Falcons. The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American division of 32 teams, divided between the National Football Conference and the American Football Conference. The official source for NFL news, schedules, stats, scores and more. I know preserving rivalries was important when the league realigned into eight divisions in 2002, but I would have done it quite differently. Let’s be honest, they (Colts) should have got moved to the AFC North (with Baltimore going to the AFC East and Miami going to the AFC South). Saying that moving Seattle “weakened” that division is silly. Truth is – Chuck Knoll was a way better coach than Cheat Carroll. There’s quite a few things I could think of to change about the NFL, and one of those items is divisional alignment. -Division Titles The official source for NFL news, video highlights, fantasy football, game-day coverage, schedules, stats, scores and more. Each division has four teams. NFL Open Line. One simple change they should have made was to put Baltimore in the AFC South with Tenn and Jax. Its not the Seahawks fault every team in the west sucked. I thanked heaven when Colts moved… right around Payton Mannings coming out party… It gave me someone to cheer against vs Mr. These two conferences are then split evenly, with 16 teams being in each one. Those three teams had a common rivalry in the late 90s, early 00s. Seattle being good now, doesn’t make their old division weaker. I think you meant to write “NFC NORTH”. This may make more sense for a geographical alignment. It never really made sense as to why Dallas and Miami hung around in their respective divisions, until you realized that they were up until that point the teams with the most division titles. We did build smaller rivalries with Atlanta and New Orleans, and those have become more heated with all 3 teams put in the new NFC South. If you can’t see what divisions and conferences do to sports… You’re probably still one of those people that is unaware the democrats and republicans all play for the same side. Give me the two LA franchises, the other California team and Seattle to form a logical group. Today, the National Football League (NFL) is divided into two conferences: the American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football Conference (NFC). Ahh the good old’ days when there were less divisions. We haven’t been picking top ten picks like so many I’ll informed fans want to clank as the reason the Seahawks are so talented . Just a little trivia for you out there. Funny how Seahack trolls forget to leave out they were atop the WEAKEST division in football from 2003-2010. Teams play their divisional opponents, and a rotating cast of same-conference divisions, non-conference divisions… Scoreboard.com provides NFL standings, fixtures, live scores, results and match details with additional information (e.g. In the first round, dubbed the wild-card playoffs or wild-card weekend , the third-seeded division winner hosts the sixth seed wild card, and the fourth seed hosts the fifth. During re-alignment, the Bronco, Raider, Charger and Chief fans all wanted their “original AFC West” back, and told us we weren’t wanted in “their” division. It doesn’t seem that long ago that NFL players had to get off-season jobs to make ends meet. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), When the NFL added two divisions — and weakened the AFC West, Tedy Bruschi: Matthew Stafford “not tough enough” to play for the Patriots, Report: Matthew Stafford headed to the Rams for Jared Goff, picks, Report: Matthew Stafford was willing to go anywhere but New England, Brett Favre throws stones at Deshaun Watson from the porch of a glass house. Western: St. Louis, San Francisco, New Orleans, Atlanta, Carolina. One of the best features on the NFL Vegas Odds is the Open Line. She muttered something about “geography dropouts” and went back to watching her Lifetime movie. Chicago, Detroit, Green Bay and Minnesota formed the NFC North. Allows for more variety each year in opponents. Or any other combination. 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