Monday, July 08, 2013

CBS Sports writer: NFC North third best division in football

In an article published earlier today on, NFL writer John Breech ranked the NFC North the third best division in the league. While I personally disagree with that statement for obvious reasons, he did make a good argument. 

"This is the only division in the NFL last season that had three teams with double-digit wins. If the Lions hadn't fallen flat on their faces in 2012 -- after making the playoffs in 2011 -- we might be calling the NFC North the best division in football. The NFC North is also the only division that has sent all four of its teams to the playoffs in the past three seasons," Breech writes.

In front of the NFC North at spots 1 and 2 on his list was the NFC West and the AFC North. Reading that, I can see why he believes what he believes. But in the end, I feel like the NFC North has the most combined potential of any division in the league. Because even when the Lions are bad, they still put up a good fight. 

1 comment:

Brandon said...

My main complaint is that John Breech is looking back instead of forward. The Vikings were 5-1 in one-score games last season which isn't likely to happen again in 2013. The Bears have a new head coach and defensive coordinator, and that could lead to a rocky transition. The Lions have a lot of issues to sort out in the secondary, at wide receiver, and on the offensive line. The Packers will win the NFC North, but the overall quality of the division could take a step back in 2013.