Which is the better division, the AFC North or the NFC West?
Teams in those two divisions will go head-to-head in 2015, which is part of what makes the Ravens’ schedule look so intriguing. The Ravens will play all four AFC West teams – the 49ers (Week 6,) and Cardinals (Week 7) on the road, and the Rams (Week 11) and the Seahawks (Week 14) at home.
Here are three reasons why the AFC North could be the best division in football:
1. The AFC North was the only division in 2014 that produced three playoff teams – the Ravens, Steelers, and Bengals.
2. The AFC North is the only division with two Super Bowl winning head coaches, John Harbaugh (Ravens) and Mike Tomlin (Steelers), and two Super Bowl winning quarterbacks – Joe Flacco (Ravens) and Ben Roethlisberger (Steelers).
3. The AFC North is the only division with three backs who had over 1,000 yards last season- Le’Veon Bell of the Steelers (1,361), Justin Forsett of the Ravens (1,266), and Jeremy Hill of the Bengals (1,124). Throwing it or running it, teams from the AFC North get it done offensively.
However, others believe the NFC West is the NFL’s best. The Seahawks have been to back-to-back Super Bowls, and came within a whisker of winning their second straight title. Not only are the Cardinals coming off a playoff season, some think the Rams are ready to make the postseason after trading for quarterback Nick Foles. And while many are predicting a down season for the 49ers, San Francisco may still be better than the Browns, regarded as the weakest team in the AFC North.
So which division is better, the AFC North or the NFC West? Let us know what you think in the comments section, or reach out to me at twitter @CliftonBrownCSN or on Facebook.