2011 NFL Playoffs: Ranking All The Possible Super Bowl Matchups

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2011 NFL Playoffs: Ranking All The Possible Super Bowl Matchups
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Enough of the previews, predictions, power rankings and all those other NFL Playoff topics right now. Let's focus on the pinnacle and goal what every team is striving for.

The Super Bowl.

With six teams in each conference, there are 36 distinct possible Super Bowl match-ups.

Now, these aren't a ranking of the best teams, or the teams that have the best chance of getting to the Super Bowl, although you will see the best teams in each conference at the top.

They are rather a ranking of the most compelling Super Bowl match-ups, and those consist of better teams.

That is why you will see the Patriots, Steelers, Eagles, and Falcons near the top.

I'm sorry if you're a Kansas City or New York Jets fan, you probably won't like this list. But I can't make everyone happy. I don't know of anyone except for you that wants either of those teams in the Super Bowl.

I know that a lot of you will disagree with most of this list. I am not claiming this as fact, this is just an opinion, and a place where you can see all the distinct Super Bowl match-ups.

You will see a common thread in these rankings. The first games I mention are games featuring teams that I just don't think anybody wants to see in the Super Bowl.

The second set of games feature good teams, but they looked at as defensive battles.

I personally love defensive games, but you as a nation would rather see points on the board, not a punting war.

The third set of games feature the best teams, and the games that will have the most compelling story lines.

For an article featuring every NFL team's easiest and toughest roads to the Super Bowl, click here.


I will be updating this list at the conclusion of every game of the NFL Playoffs until we get down to the final match-up where the Super Bowl will be decided.

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