Why the NFC West Is Still the Best Division in the NFL

October 17, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

This time last month, I proffered the insane idea that the NFC West—long the doormat of NFL divisions—was the best in professional football.
I used some basic statistical benchmarks, mixed in with a few bold statements, to make my argument.
Now that the NFL season is six weeks old, we have more evidence to shift through. It's only making the case even stronger: The NFC West is still the best division in the NFL.
Here are four reasons why.
1. Most Wins
Just as after Week 2, the NFC West still has the best combined record in the NFL. The four NFC West teams have combined to go 15-9 (.625 winning percentage).
The closest any division is to the NFC West are the 13 wins (against nine losses) the NFC North teams have.
You can blame the presence of the bye weeks all you want, but the NFC West leads all NFL divisions in winning percentage.
2. Point Differential
As it has been at the en...

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