The journey continues to find the best division in the NFL. This is the third article in a seven part, bracket-style series that pits one division against another.
Today, I'm going with the NFC East vs. the NFC West.
Arizona's NFC championship makes this an intriguing matchup. At one time the Cardinals were the red-headed step-child of the NFC East, as they were the only member of that division to never make it to a Super Bowl.
They were kicked out of the division in favor of re-alignment in 2002. Then, just six years later, they are NFC champs.
I will lay out the facts about the division and give you my all-division teams, but it is up to you to decide which division moves on to face the NFC South in the conference championship round.
There were 16 East vs. West regular season games last season and the East dominated with 11 victories. In postseason play, however, the Cardinals avenged an earlier loss to the Eagles to advance to the Super Bowl.
All NFC East Team
Quarterback: Donovan McNabb
Wide Receivers: Santana Moss, DeSean Jackson, Roy Williams
Tight End: Jason Witten
Tackles:Chris Samuels, Flozell Adams
Guards: Leonard Davis, Chris Snee
Center: Andre Gurode
Defensive Ends: Justin Tuck, Osi Umenyiora
Defensive Tackles: Jay Ratliff, Albert Haynesworth
Outside Linebackers: DeMarcus Ware, Rocky McIntosh
Inside Linebackers: London Fletcher, Bradie James
Cornerbacks: Asante Samuel, Terrance Newman
Strong Safety: Quintin Mikell
Free Safety: LaRon Landry
Placekicker: David Akers
Punter: Jeff Feagles
Kick Returner: Rock Cartwright
Punt Returner: DeSean Jackson
All NFC-West Team
Quarterback: Kurt Warner
Wide Receivers: Larry Fitzgerald, TJ Houshmandzadeh, Anquan Boldin
Running Backs: Steven Jackson, Frank Gore
Tight End: John Carlson
Tackles: Walter Jones, Mike Gandy
Guards: Mike Wahle, Reggie Wells
Center: Eric Heitmann
Defensive Ends: Patrick Kerney, Justin Smith
Defensive Tackles: Cory Redding, Darnell Dockett
Outside Linebackers: Karlos Dansby, Pisa Tinoisamoa
Inside Linebackers: Patrick Willis, Lofa Tatupu
Cornerbacks: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Josh Wilson
Strong Safety: Adrian Wilson
Free Safety: Oshiomogho Atogwe
Placekicker: Josh Brown
Punter: Donnie Jones
Kick Returner: Allen Rossum
Punt Returner: Allen Rossum
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