Divisions To Watch Outside Of The NFC East

Eddie RossellCorrespondent ISeptember 28, 2008

Many experts have been saying for weeks now that the NFC East is the best division in football. They've got the Eagles, the Skins, the Cowboys, and the defending super bowl champion New York Giants. All of these teams I believe are playoff contenders—maybe not the Redskins—but they've got a shot.

There are other great divisions though: the AFC East, the AFC South, and the AFC North.


AFC East

The AFC East consists of the New England Patriots, the New York Jets, the Buffalo bills, and the Miami Dolphins. This division is full of teams that could potentially make the playoffs this year.

The Jets seem renewed after last season and their acquisition of Brett Favre looks to be working out so far.

The Bills are looking like a much better football team with Marshawn Lynch running the ball.

The Patriots may have lost an asset in Tom Brady, but they've still got Randy Moss and Wes Welker to make Matt Cassell look good.

And the Dolphins, not so great but they did beat the Pats which was very shocking. This division is sure to create struggle for playoff spots and great games.


AFC South

The AFC South is full of great teams. With teams like the Colts, the Jags, the Titans, and the Texans, this division is sure to produce at least two playoff contenders.

The Colts are almost guaranteed to make the playoffs every year.

The Jaguars have started to come back from their 0-2 start.

The Titans are 4-0 for the first time in franchise history and seem to be fine without Vince Young. And the Texans may not be the best team but are solid enough to trouble the other teams in the division.

No doubt, this the AFC South is not a division to mess with.


AFC North

Finally the AFC North. At first this division might not seem to be that great but once you look deeper into the division, the potential is very visible.

The Pittsburgh Steelers are obviously the best team in the division even though they've been having trouble blocking defenders lately.

The Ravens are also looking good and seem to have a decent quarterback in Joe Flacco, the rookie from Delaware.

The Browns are struggling but if they can get it on track, they could challenge the division.

The Bengals are not very good and probably won't turn it around. They could, however, shake up things and get as surprising win here and there to spice up the playoff race in the AFC North.


This is not an attempt to bash the NFC East or show how much better another division is. But with so much talent in the AFC, I just wanted to give these other divisions their time to shine.