NFL Power Rankings: Rating the Best Divisions in the League

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NFL Power Rankings: Rating the Best Divisions in the League
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2002 was the last year an NFC team was the league's regular season champions.  Since then the AFC has dominated the season and, until recently had a sizable advantage in the Super Bowl win column: 6-4. Despite he AFC's reign as regular season champions, this trend does not dictate which conference is host to the league's worst team, as since 2002 both conferences have had an equal number of last-place teams.

The NFC's recent dominance in Super Bowl wins may have signaled a shift in the power of the conferences, with more of the "elite" teams being considered to reside in the NFC than the AFC. The AFC still is home to plenty of excellent teams that geared up in this off-season's arms race.

Bias enjoys the company of every fan, but for one to truly evaluate the superiority of a conference, things have to be broken down on a divisional level. Each division guarantees one playoff team, but that does not necessarily mean a team is worthy. Much has to be considered when evaluating a division, because one is not just critiquing an individual team, but a composite of four.

Which four teams, with their combined strengths and weaknesses, join to form the league's best division?

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