NFL Issues In New Era of Change as Power Shift Begins: NFC Flair, AFC Beware

November 13, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

NFL stars like Peyton Manning, Andre Johnson and Chris Johnson along with power teams like the Indianapolis Colts and Pittsburgh Steelers have had us all drinking the AFC-flavored Kool-aid in recent years, but things may not be as they seem anymore.
The 2010 season's first Thursday night game gave us a glimpse of a possible shift in NFL power, and I think it's time we all step back and take notice.
On Thursday night, the NFC-leading 7-2 Atlanta Falcons beat the Baltimore Ravens, who were tied for the best record in the AFC at 6-2 going into the game, on a game-winning drive in the game's last minute.
Baltimore was thought to be a top-five team by many with the NY Giants being the only legitimate threat in the NFC, but it appears that everyone who subscribed to this way of thinking—myself included—may not be renewing that subscription.
The Atlanta victory isn't just some freak occurrence, either. There have been plenty of NFC teams that have fared well ag...

Read Complete Article at Bleacher Report - NFL
Article is property of BleacherReport.com

readers comments