Super Bowl XLV: AFC Champion Will Be Favored Over NFC Champion

January 14, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Eight teams are still in the hunt to make it to Dallas for Super Bowl XLV after last week’s Wild Card weekend that saw three of the four home teams lose. 
Amazingly, the only home team moving on to the Divisional Playoff Round is the 7-9 Seattle Seahawks, the team that nearly everyone picked to lose to the defending Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints. 
All season long, the AFC has been perceived as the superior conference even though their 34-30 record in inter-conference games was only slightly better than the NFC’s 30-34 record.
The NFC features the first team to ever make the playoffs with a losing record, but that is not the only evidence that they are thought of as the weaker conference.
The Atlanta Falcons’ 13-3 record secured them home field advantage throughout the playoffs in the NFC.  Their losses all came at the hands of other playoff teams, two of which were on the road.  The only home loss that the Falcons suffe...

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