Fans and bettors new to the NFL might still be unfamiliar with how the league is structured, so here we provide a basic breakdown of the logical way its teams are organized in order to help you make a more educated wager.
The NFL is one of America’s four professional sports leagues and it consists of 32 teams, or franchises, which are divided equally between two conferences, the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC).
Each conference is then divided into four divisions – East, North, South, and West – with four teams in each of those divisions all playing an 18-week regular season that runs from early September to early January, each team playing 17 games and having one bye week.
The structure of the NFL including its salary cap is designed to create parity among its teams so that each season any one of the thirty-two can build a strong enough roster to make it to the playoffs and perhaps win the Super Bowl Championship and the highly coveted Lombardi Trophy.
Here are the thirty-two teams of the NFL broken down by division.
The AFC has produced six of the last ten Super Bowl Champions, the last of them being the Kansas City Chiefs two seasons ago, with the New England Patriots and GOAT Tom Brady having won three of their six total championships in the last decade.
This 2021/22 season, the Chiefs are once again the favorites to win the Super Bowl with the Buffalo Bills and the Baltimore Ravens not too far behind, while the Houston Texans remain the SB longshot in the league.
Here are the four divisions in the American Football Conference including each team’s odds to win their division and a player to watch in 2021. Check out predictions and picks for each AFC division (East, North, South and West)
The NFC has produced four of the last ten Super Bowl Champions, the latest of them being the Tampa Bay Buccaneers led by GOAT Tom Brady last season, and before that it was the Philadelphia Eagles with backup QB Nick Foles under center.
This 2021/22 season, the Bucs are the second-favorites to win the Super Bowl with the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers not too far behind, while the Detroit Lions become the second biggest longshot in the league.
Here are the four divisions in the National Football Conference including each team’s odds to win their division and a player to watch in 2021. Take a look at predictions and picks for NFC divisions (East, North, South, and West)
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