Over the first few weeks of the NFL season, there are a few trends that have emerged.
The AFC powerhouses New England and the Colts are not the shoo ins we have all come to expect season after season.
And the NFC east has looked by far the strongest division. So strong in fact that its being assumed in most quarters that the 2 wildcards from the NFC will be from the NFC east.
Now while this is entirely possible, its not a certainty as some would have you believe.
The NFC as a whole after being dominated by the AFC, for most of this decade , is seeing a renaissance.
NFC North will have Minnesota , Green Bay and Chicago in a dogfight, while NFC South has the Saints and the Panthers looking good. Tampa Bay wont be counting itself out of the race just yet.
Now the advantage the other divisions have , is that they have at least one team that they can collectively beat up on. No such luxuries for the beasts of the east. So NFC East fans, don't be too disappointed if an NFC east team with a winning record fails to make the playoffs.