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AFC WEST - Strongest Division in Football? With all this talk of backing into the playoffs, I had...

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AFC WEST - Strongest Division in Football? With all this talk of backing into the playoffs, I had a look at the Standings link on the NFL site and noticed that while our division is full of so-called "average" teams with records of 8-8 or 7-9, it may yet be the strongest Division in football from a certain perspective. On the issue of parity, we have last year's cellar-dweller (our beloved 4-12 Denver Broncos) winning the division and last years champion (the Chiefs) down in the cellar to drink the wine of mediocrity again, even though they insulted us 7-3 in the final game with our old, discarded QB. In a factual analysis, the AFC WEST is the only division in professional football where every team has a 3-3 divisional record. To me that says that all the teams are equally strong and equally posed to make a run at the title. If it were not for the divisional champion playoff entry rules, the Tennessee Titans would be replacing us in the playoffs with a better record (9-7) and having defeated us. So even though our Division looks weak with no clear dominant team, it is actually stronger than any division in football...let the debating begin...
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