Which NFL Division Is Best?: NFC North Vs NFC South

Paul Augustin, Jr.Senior Analyst IMay 5, 2009

MINNEAPOLIS - SEPTEMBER 21:  Running back Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings talks with wide receiver Steve Smith of the Carolina Panthers after the game at the HH Humphrey Metrodome on September 21, 2008 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Vikings defeated the Panthers 20-10.  (Photo by David Sherman/Getty Images)

It's time to settle the debate once and for all over which NFL division has the best collection of players. 

This is the first of a seven part series that pits one division against another.  I'm going bracket-style.  Eventually, I'll have the best division of the NFC versus the best division of the AFC.

Today, I'm going looking at the NFC: North vs. South.  It's an NFC civil war.  Will the North repeat in victory or will the South rise up?  By the way, the NFC South went 13-3 against the NFC North last year.

You, the esteemed readers, will decide which division moves on to face the NFC East/NFC West winner by simply answering the poll question.

NFC North






AFC North








NFC South






AFC South








NFC East






AFC East








NFC West






AFC West

All-NFC North Team


Quarterback: Jay Cutler

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Wide Receivers: Calvin Johnson, Donald Driver, Greg Jennings

Running Backs: Adrian Peterson, Matt Forte

Tight End: Greg Olsen

Tackles: Bryant McKinnie, Chad Clifton

Guards: Steve Hutchinson, Roberto Garza

Center: Dominic Raiola


Defensive Ends: Jared Allen, Aaron Kampman

Defensive Tackles: Pat Williams, Kevin Williams

Outside Linebackers: Lance Briggs, Julian Peterson

Inside Linebackers: Brian Urlacher, A.J. Hawk

Cornerbacks: Charles Woodsen, Antoine Winfield

Strong Safety: Kevin Payne

Free Safety: Nick Collins

Special Teams

Placekicker: Robbie Gould

Punter: Nick Harris

Kick Returner: Will Blackmon

Punt Returner: Devin Hester

The All-NFC South Team


Quarterback: Drew Brees

Wide Receivers: Steve Smith, Roddy White, Marques Colston

Running Backs: Michael Turner, DeAngelo Williams

Tight End: Tony Gonzales

Tackles: Jordon Gross, Jammal Brown

Guards: Jahri Evans, Aaron Sears

Center: Jeff Faine


Defensive Ends: Julius Peppers, John Abraham

Defensive Tackles: Chris Hovan, Damione Lewis

Outside Linebackers: Thomas Davis, Scott Fujita

Inside Linebackers: Jon Beason, Jonathan Vilma

Cornerbacks: Ronde Barber, Chris Houston

Strong Safety: Jermaine Philips

Free Safety: Darren Sharper

Special Teams

Placekicker: Jason Elam

Punter: Jason Baker

Kick Returner: Clifton Smith

Punt Returner: Reggie Bush

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