With the Dallas Cowboys’ dominating display over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New York Giants’ smart play against the Minnesota Vikings, it was once again proven that there are division champions who rank below the teams labeled Wild Card.
The victories of the Cowboys and Giants together with the first seed that the The Philadelphia Eagles elevated the NFC East to a position not reached by any division since the National Football League realigned in 2002.
The San Francisco 49ers are the The only organization left alive in the NFC that doesn’t belong to the East.
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It is the first time since they realigned lThe divisions that the NFL has three teams from the same sector disputing the divisional round.
Since 1997In the old NFC Central, three teams from the same division hadn’t made it this far in the playoffs. that season, the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings and Tampa Bay Buccaneers reached this instance (The NFC Central had four teams in the postseason, with the Bucs beating the Lions in the wild card round.)
From the 1970 NFL-AFL merger to 2002, the league was divided into six divisions. However, after the NFL added the Houston Texans, there have been eight divisions with four teams.
Throughout almost the entire season 2022, there wasn’t a more committed division than the NFC East. All four teams compiled a record of 43-23-2. The NFC East had the third best winning percentage for a division in NFL history. (.647) since the merger and backed up their claim as the best division in football this postseason.
The NFC East controls the divisional round of the playoffs with the 14-win Eagles and 12-win Cowboys. One of those three NFC East teams is guaranteed to advance to the conference title game, giving the NFC East its first shot at a Super Bowl since the Eagles in 2017.
SOMETHING LIKE NO OTHER
There isn’t a division so far in which every team has clinched at least one Vince Lombardi trophy than the NFC East.
The AFC East is missing the Billswhile in the West the chargers they have never gotten a Super Bowl. The Bengals and Browns they don’t have NFL championships in the North. In the South the jaguars, Texans and Titans.
While in the NFC, the West is close as only the Cardinals they have not achieved the desired celebration.