The AFC South has long been dominated by the Indianapolis Colts, but the rest of the division is quickly making up ground. This division put up 38 wins in 2009, the most of any division by far, making the AFC South one of the NFL’s premier divisions. While the Colts may still be the cream of the crop down south, I wouldn’t be too surprised to see both wildcard’s come out of this division. However, with great strength, comes cannibalism as each team’s schedule gets markedly more difficult as each division opponent improves. Let’s find out what makes this division so powerful.
The NFC South is home to the Defending Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints, but don’t think that gives them any advantages heading into the 2010 season. This division is fairly solid top to bottom, meaning that there aren’t any “gimme’s” on anybody’s schedule. There are really only two contenders in this division, which isn’t nearly as potent as it was last season. This is still the Saint’s division to lose, however, but whether anyone will step up to take it from them remains to be seen.
Will the Bengals be able to repeat as AFC North Champions in 2010? Did anyone even remember that the Bengals won it last year? These questions and more will be answered as we delve into the AFC North 2010 Previews.
Our journey through each of the NFL’s divisions lands us in the frozen regions of the NFC North where the Minnesota Vikings saw resurgence with Brett Favre under center and the Lions had yet another woeful season. This season kicks off with the usual hoopla surrounding Brett “I’m Unretired” Favre and some high hopes for the Packers led by one time Favre backup Aaron Rodgers. The competition in this division is about as cold as a Lambeau Field bleacher in December, and quite frankly, there isn’t a whole lot to get excited about from this division – but somebody has to win it and we will find out who.
The AFC East is usually dominated by the Patriots, but 2009 saw both the Dolphins and the Jets give reigning champs a run for their money. With the transactions made by the Jets and Dolphins this offseason, it looks like both teams are taking their chance at a division title very seriously. The AFC East is now home to potentially the best team in the NFL, but it might not be who you think.
Let me quickly update you on how the 2010 playoff races for both the NL and AL are progressing. Compare my predictions to how things would turn out if the season ended today.
The NFC East, which was once the cream of the NFL crop in 2009 has seen a lot of aging and not enough upgrades. While none of the teams from the NFC East will be contending for a Super Bowl spot this season, there is still enough hatred amongst the fans of this division’s teams to make the NFC East title race an exciting one to watch.
“Broadside Ballads” by The Baseball Project has baseball and rock ‘n roll fans perking up their ears. It’s a fun meshing of two of America’s favorite longstanding pastimes featuring song titles such as (Do The) Triple Crown, Lima Time, Cubs 2010 and more.
With less than 40 games remaining in the MLB regular season, the playoff races are heating up and nowhere is this more evident than in the National League. In contrast to the American League Playoff Race, which now boasts two runaway divisions thanks to the meltdown of the White Sox, the National League still has two division races that are within 3 games.