Does the AFC Really Rule the NFL?
Let’s put it simple…here’s the superstars in the NFC:
Dallas: WR Terrell Owens, QB Tony Romo
New Orleans: QB Drew Brees, RB Reggie Bush, CB Jason David
Arizona: RB Edgerrin James
Chicago: MLB Brian Urlacher
Seattle: RB Shawn Alexander
San Francisco: RB Frank Gore
New York Giants: TE Jeromey Shockey, LB Michael Strahan
Green Bay: QB Brett Favre
Carolina: WR Steve Smith
This isn’t comprehensive by any means (and feel free to leave comments throwing in your favorites), but just take a look at the superstars in the AFC (again, not comprehensive):
Indianapolis: QB Peyton Manning, WR Marvin Harrison, WR Reggie Wayne, RB Joseph Addai, DE Dwight Freeney, FS Bob Sanders
New England: QB Tom Brady, WR Randy Moss, RB Donte Stallworth, MLB Teddy Bruschi, CB Asante Samuel
San Diego: RB LaDanian Tomlinson, TE Antonio Gates, OLB Shawne Merriman, K Nate Kaeding
Jacksonville: RB Fred Taylor, RB Maurice Jones-Drew
Miami: OLB Joey Porter, MLB Zach Thomas, DE Jason Taylor
Buffalo: QB J.P. Losman, WR Lee Evans, LDT Larry Triplett, CB Terrence McGee
Pittsburgh: WR Hines Ward, HB Willie Parker, QB Ben Roethlisberger, SS Troy Polamalu
Tennessee: QB Vince Young, LCB Nick Harper (remember him?)
Kansas City: RB Larry Johnson
Denver: Champ Bailey
I’m stopping there because I could go on and on and on…what do you think though? Is the NFL really lopsided with talent in the AFC? Sure, AFC has won more Super Bowls recently than the NFC, but remember the 90’s? Dallas and San Francisco and Green Bay were the teams in the NFC that were soaked with great talent but I wouldn’t say that the NFC was lopsided with talent. The AFC in the 90’s certainly wasn’t devoid of talent. The Bills, Colts, Chiefs and Broncos were great teams then too.
What do you think?