Top 5 Reasons The NFC Is The Superior Conference
Russell Wilson shed a few tears Sunday evening. After his team came from behind in the 28-22 overtime win over the Green Bay Packers. His emotions got the best of him, but for good reason. His Seattle Seahawks are back in a place they know all too well – the Super Bowl.
The NFC dominated the biggest event of the NFL season for 13 straight years from 1985-1997, proving the likes of Favre, Montana, Aikman and three quarterbacks in Washington could take over a league. Now, the likes of Rodgers, Russell and Brees lead the charge. This isn’t our daddy’s NFC Conference, but it is still a lot of fun and when it comes down to deciding which conference is better between the NFC and the AFC, it make come down to semantics.
Or, it might come down to talent. The fans can debate this question until the Jets make it to the playoffs again, but in this case, here are a few reasons why the NFC is the better of the two right now.
THE REIGNING SUPER BOWL CHAMPION
The proof is in which team has the title and the Seattle Seahawks proved on Sunday they can overcome many obstacles and protect their house.
Russell Wilson is just a notch below the elite quarterbacks in this league, but there are few signal callers who can beat you with his arm and his legs. When the game comes down to the wire, Wilson may be the best game manager this side of Joe Montana.
THE DALLAS COWBOY REVIVAL
Growing up, being born in Philadelphia, you learned quickly (although we moved shortly after I was born) to despise the Giants and the Cowboys. Now, as an adult, I respect the way this team fought hard and got over a huge hump of being mediocre.
Dallas had arguably the best quarterback in football this season with Tony Romo and offensive firepower in DeMarco Murray and Dez Bryant. And to think it could be better next season.
The real reason I put him on this list is simple. Every year Peyton Manning loses in the playoffs or falls apart in the Super Bowl Eli can sit back and chuckle a bit. The Manning’s are good for the NFL, but in reality, it is the younger Manning who has two Super Bowl rings. Peyton still has only one.
SEATTLE VS. SAN FRANCISCO
When one coach is pleased that the other coach leaves the NFL to take a job in college, you know it is a great rivalry. The Seahawks and the 49ers have become the new version of the Packers and Bears. The NFL needs great rivalries to replace Oakland and Kansas City, Dallas and Washington and the Giants and 49ers.
Start with Aaron Rodgers and add a pinch of Dez Bryant, a dash of Calvin Johnson, a slice of Drew Brees and a sprinkle of Cam Newton. The NFC is loaded with young talent and veteran talent that can win at any time.
There is a reason the Seahawks defense is so good. There is a reason the Saints can sling it all over the field. There is a reason Arizona has one of the best coaches in the game. The NFC just does it better, period.