No fucking surprise, the NFC is once again flat out better than the AFC

The AFC is top heavy once again. The AFC playoffs are pretty much set with the Patriots, Steeelers and Chiefs with firm holds on their division. The AFC South is now a two team race between the Titans and Jaguars and one of those teams will also get a wild card spot. The 6th seed will come down to a mix between the Raiders, Ravens and Bills. We could include the Chargers, but that snakebitten franchise will find a way to fuck it all up.

On the flip side, the NFC might’ve looked shaky a month ago, but I’ll be damned if there isn’t about 10 playoff contending teams right now. Unlike the AFC, the NFC has an opportunity to send 4 brand new division winners to the playoffs. There is a good chance a 10-6 NFC team will miss the playoffs.

What’s the chances of the AFC ever having a year where each division has a brand new winner? Well, as long as the AFC East sucks it won’t be anytime soon.

Even the NFC storylines are better. It’s really unfortunate the NFL has been plagued by so much off the field shit that the on field product doesn’t get talked about as much. Yes I know there is a lot of bad football being played this year, but listen. I slandered Carson Wentz to hell and back all offseason, but him and the 8-1 Eagles have been fun to watch. The Vikings are 7-2 with Case Keenum at quarterback. What’s even more impressive is Mike Zimmer won’t even committ to the Keenum to be the starter of the team! Oh yeah, the Vikings have an amazing white receiver but he doesn’t play in New England or Green Bay and nobody cares. The Saints have won 7 straight games and they are getting it done mainly through defense and a strong run game. The Rams are also 7-2 and lead the NFL in scoring at 32.9 ppg.  The same Rams that have been offensively inept since the early 2000s. Led by the youngest coach in the NFL, the Rams have become fun to watch. Teams like the Panthers, Seahawks, Falcons and even the Cowboys are still fighting for a playoff spot.

So what is the problem? All the fun quarterbacks are in the NFC. Tom Brady? Cool. Big Ben? He’s like Jeckell & Hyde but in the spin cycle instead. Alex Smith is self explanatory. Marcus Mariota should be one of the most exciting quarterbacks in the NFL, but Mike Mularkey wants to run the “exotic smash mouth” offense. Watching Blake Bortles play QB is like watching the Titanic. Sure, the Jaguars have a exciting defense and a stud rookie RB, but ain’t nobody trying to willingly watch that.

We still have another two months of football to watch, but we already know what the deal is. These AFC wild card games might be the worst of all time.

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